Provides program management support to a global USAID-funded, 5-year, multi-million-dollar program intended to support disease-endemic countries to control and/or eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) with proven, cost-effective public health interventions to treat and measure treatment impact against seven NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and three intestinal worms known as soil-transmitted helminths.
Plans, executes, and finalizes country programs according to strict deadlines and within budget.
Coordinates the efforts of team members and external clients to deliver country programs according to plan.
Manages and defines the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout the completion of the project(s) life cycle.
Creates work plans based on goals and targets and provides technical support to country program to implement evidence-based interventions in one or more multi-sector areas, as well as new technologies and practices.
Collaborates with other sectors to integrate work plans, budgets, and multi-sector interventions, which are essential for the success and sustainability of the program.
The Program Manager and his/her team will be based in Accra, Ghana at the FHI 360 Country Office.
- Performs the role of leader and supervisor of FHI 360 Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | West Program (Act | West) team that works with the Ministry of Health (MOH)/Ghana Health Service (GHS) NTD Program.
- Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for Act | West to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
- Reviews plans to determine scheduling, budget, procedures, staffing, and allotment of resources needed for a sound execution.
- Develops NTD program planning, coordination and implementation including monitoring and impact assessments as spelt out in the NTD Program work plans and all its program of activities in close collaboration with the appropriate structures within the MOH. This should be in conformity with existing national NTD Program objectives and WHO protocols and guidelines.
- Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
- Oversees Act | West support to the NTD Program to identify and report potential program threats (SAEs, drugs preemption, stock-outs, etc.) to the appropriate quarters in a timely manner in collaboration with MOH NTD Program Manager.
- Works with the M&E Advisor, and the Finance Officer and coordinates the support they provide to the NTD Program to ensure the support provided is appropriate.
- Collaborates with the NTD Program in effective data collection and management for all targeted NTDs including performance monitoring.
- Supports the M&E Advisor to gather, create and maintain an NTD database involving the necessary data and documentation toward the certification of elimination for selected NTDs.
- Supports the NTD Program in planning, advocacy, and communication for program implementation.
- Supports and participates in any operational research that will be conducted by the NTD Program.
- Respond to any specific issues from the Act | West FHI 360 team at HQ level, the regional office in Accra, and the MOH NTD program.
- Performs other duties relating to the NTD Program as may be directed FHI 360/ Act | West senior management in Accra and Washington DC.
- Maintains a good working relationship and proper channel of communication with the MOH/ GHS NTD Program team at the national level and the NTD players at regional and district level, and with FHI 360 support and technical staff.
- Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
- Other responsibilities as directed by the Act | West Program Director.
- Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff at National NTD Program and at FHI 360.
- Collaborate with the NTD Program to ensure necessary commodities and logistic arrangements are in place for all program implementation activities including impact assessments.
- Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
- Works with the Act | West Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director and Knowledge Management Advisor to document best practices and lessons learned.
- Review the project schedule with NTDP and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required.
- Execute the project according to the project plan.
- Author timely reporting of all program activities through the USAID workbooks, narrative reports and activity reports as required by the program. This should include semi-annual reports (SARs) and monthly reports which are to be prepared as a collaborative effort between the FHI 360 NTD team and the MOH NTD Program for submission to the Act |West.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Works independently and with other agencies to build local community acceptance.
- Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management, process development and execution.
- Strong negotiator and problem solver.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated project and personnel management skills.
- Ability to influence, motivate, and collaborate with others.
- Ability to adapt and resolve problems/issues to bring project to completion.
- Creating and Managing Systems and Processes.
- Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Decisions and actions have serious implications with delays in project schedules and operations and may affect overall business activities.
- Problems are complex and require analysis of situations and data with evaluation of a range of factors.
- Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques to obtain results.
- Coordinates project plans, budgets, training, and resources with management to achieve strategic goals.
- Report to Act to end NTDs | West program director.
- Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in public health, epidemiology, social sciences or other related field.
- Master’s degree preferred
- Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
- Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience with projects management principles and practices, 2+ years of line management experience required.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
- International or domestic (Ghana) program development or project management preferred.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 5 – 25 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
- 10% – 25%
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
Method Of Application
Closing Date: Ongoing
About FHI 360
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges.
FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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