Senior G2G & Community Strengthening Advisor, Accra At Project HOPE


Senior G2G & Community Strengthening Advisor, Global Health

Location: Accra Ghana

POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Local Hire

DURATION: 1 year with possibility of extension

LOCATION: Accra, Ghana

POSITION TITLE: Senior G2G & Community Strengthening Advisor

DIVISION: Global Health

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party (CoP), Ghana IHP

Project HOPE is an international NGO with employees and volunteers who work around the globe, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up, and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

BACKGROUND ON Ghana IHP:

The purpose of the USAID-funded Ghana Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) activity is to contribute to the Government of Ghana’s strategies to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, and improve their overall health and well-being by 2030. IHP activities are expected to advance Ghana’s health system towards increased localization, strengthened capacities of Ghana institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale-up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality MNCH, voluntary family planning, malaria, and global health security services. The project will increase access, utilization and quality of maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, and nutrition services to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in northern Ghana.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Project HOPE seeks a Government to Government (G2G) and Capacity Strengthening Advisor who will be responsible to provide support to the USAID-funded IHP activity. The G2G and Capacity Strengthening Advisor will provide overall technical leadership and support the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to prudently manage the USAID’s G2G investments. The G2G and Capacity Strengthening Advisor will liaise and coordinate initiatives with GHS related to the IHP project. S/he will also lead initiatives to strengthen managerial and technical capacity of local implementing partners. S/he will be responsible for developing contextually tailored capacity strengthening strategies (training manuals, tools, etc.), conducting joint capacity assessments/reviews, and implementing need-based capacity strengthening interventions. S/he will perform other duties as assigned/delegated by the CoP.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Responsibilities

  •  Lead the design, development, and implementation of technical assistance activities to build/support the capacities of GHS in managing USAID G2G initiatives.
  •  Lead the development and implementation of capacity building initiatives targeting local implementing partners and Government of Ghana structures, including GHS.

Communication, Training, and Capacity Building

  •  Conduct joint capacity reviews/assessments to determine training and development needs for GHS staff and departments.
  •  Maintain frequent communication with local, regional, and Project HOPE US HQ units and donors.
  •  Attend relevant program coordination and senior management meetings.
  •  Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct, ethics, values, and standpoint with regard to internal and external actors.

Compliance, Ethics, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  •  Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Project HOPE and its beneficiaries.
  •  Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Project HOPE.
  •  As applicable, maintain a clear understanding of Project HOPE and donor compliance and ethics standards and adhere to those standards.

Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned by the CoP.

MINIMUM REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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  •  A minimum of 10 years’ experience of extensive work in local capacity building and systems strengthening activities in developing countries, with a preference for a familiarity with the Ghana context and integrated health/RMNCH programming.
  •  Master’s degree in public health or a related field, demonstrating a solid educational foundation for the complexities of program management, particularly in the health sector.
  •  Strong background in developing training materials.
  •  Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID, UN,
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of program sustainability, capacity building, and public-private partnerships.
  •  Strong writing and presentation skills.
  •  Strong negotiation, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  •  Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers, counterparts, and senior government.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  •  Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.

Work environment :

  •  Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  •  Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.

All positions will be based in Ghana. Ghana nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience and qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. N ote that Project HOPE will not be covering relocation expenses.

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