Exciting Career Opportunity at Jhpiego

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Exciting Career Opportunity at Jhpiego

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. However, For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Thus, Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Therefore, Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Also, Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Career Opportunity at Jhpiego: The Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) Consultant

Job Overview

The Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) Consultant will be responsible for providing leadership in capacity building and in the technical area of RH/FP for an upcoming USAID award in Ghana. Also, The Consultant will provide technical assistance for RH/FP and blended learning approach for training the health workforce in Ghana. They will work closely with our partner to build the capacity of selected private health facilities and support in implementing adaptative management approaches (i.e., data for decision-making) to enhance the outcomes of the program. Likewise, The MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) will build systemic surge capacity for LARC services in the private sector and expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) services by increasing the number of private sector health facilities providing LARC services.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Technical/Programmatic
  • Provide technical leadership, adapt training curriculum and build local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.
  • Provide trainings (providers and training of trainers) as well as follow-up support and clinical mentoring as necessary for RH/FP.
  • Support basic RH/FP care (including all methods of FP and counselling) at private facilities.
  • Advocate for the adoption of new evidence based RH/FP best practices at private health facilities in project sites.
  • Contribute to and coordinate with the program’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team on activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national and USG standards.
  • Represent program at regional level stakeholder meetings and trainings in relation to RH/FP and related technical areas.
Management
  • Contribute to the adaption of the training curriculum, training plans, supportive supervision and quarterly reports and other required technical reports.
  • Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results.
  • Ensure quality program implementation consistent with GHS Ghanaian RH/FP guidelines and training materials as well as global best practices.
  • Evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
  • With the Country Director, oversee program implementation, quality assurance and monitoring of work plan.
  • Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and partners to develop and implement feasible private sector facility-based approaches.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals.

Qualifications

Required Skills or Experience

The RH/FP consultant must be a proven leader in the field of international RH/FP with senior-level management experience in public health programs.  S/he must be well recognized by the RH/FP community in Ghana. The consultant must be intimately familiar with the context in Ghana and have in-country experience with USAID programs.

Additional qualifications include:

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  • A medical doctor or nurse/midwife or any other closely related health care professional. Other health related courses (e.g., MPH, MSC or other relevant degree) will be an advantage.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience working in RH/FP in Africa, preferably in Ghana.
  • Familiarity with the Ghana Health Service structures and functions especially as it relates to RH/FP is highly desirable.
  • Applicant should be well versed in the counseling, use and training methodologies for LARCs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in RH/FP.
  • Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions.
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. services, training, advocacy and coordination.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with African experts and partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding RH/FP.
  • Experience with technical leadership for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions, partners and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  • Ability to multi-task is highly desirable.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication).
  • Lastly, Willingness to travel throughout Ghana as necessary.

Note:

All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Firstly, Model the mission and values stated above
  • Secondly, Participate in the business development processes
  • Thirdly, Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Then, Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Also, Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide feedback as needed
  • Lastly, Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives.
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How To Apply for this Career Opportunity at Jhpiego

Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to:  [email protected]  on or before the deadline: May 25, 2022. 

Ghanaian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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