Health Program Coordinator (Entry Level) – Ghana

GHEI is recruiting a Health Program Coordinator (HPC) who will be based in Humjibre, Ghana.

The ideal candidate is willing to get their hands dirty, willing to give, learn and make an impact through their commitment to this role! This role is ideal for ambitious, thoughtful and service-oriented individuals looking to work for a high-impact international development organization.

We are deeply committed to finding the right person. You must be willing to learn, adapt, and ready to take our health programs to the next level! If you are enterprising and ready to embark on this journey with us, read on….

WE ARE SALARIES TRANSPARENT –

Salary: The HPC will receive a salary of 1200 Ghana Cedis/month, which is sufficient for local conditions. This salary is non-negotiable.

Lodging: In Humjibre, the HPC will also benefit from free accommodation on site for the duration of the agreement.

Holidays: The HPC benefits from 25 days of vacation per year.

For applicants not currently based in Ghana: If coming from overseas, the HPC will receive initial transport to Humjibre from Accra and all necessary registrations and immigration documents for foreign residents in Ghana. The move is not paid beyond that.

Reports to: In Ghana, the HPC reports to the Country Director of the GHEI. There is a dotted line support relationship with the US-based Executive Director (DE), and the CHP will need to communicate frequently with the DE.

This position involves working with local GHEI health staff to plan, implement and monitor a range of community health activities. The primary focus will be on the ongoing management and implementation of the Mother Mentor for Child Development (MMCD) program, which aims to improve maternal health and early childhood health and development. The HPC will be the program manager, working with local staff and US-based volunteers to ensure the success of the program. The HPC will also be responsible for a Health Service Delivery Incentive Program (HFDIP) and other assigned activities. Additionally, the HPC can plan and facilitate the annual Community Health Assessment Survey conducted by short-term volunteer groups during the summer of 2023, as well as work with visiting pediatric residents. The HPC works alongside two health program administrators (HPAs).

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

Program management and development (50%)

  • Lead the health team in the management and implementation of the MMCD in partnership with the education team, who lead the early childhood stimulation aspect of the program.
  • Support HPAs in the management, monitoring/evaluation of the Health Facility Delivery Incentive Program (HFDIP).
  • Oversee other health-related activities and programs as assigned.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of all health programs.
  • Plan and manage short-term volunteer health projects by planning appropriate projects, writing project-specific itineraries and manuals, and assisting with on-site logistics and emotional support.
  • Work with the Maternal and Child Health Program Advisor to implement annual MMCD health training and assessments.
  • Work with the Education Program Development Advisor and Education Program Coordinator to implement annual early childhood stimulation training.
  • Support health fund development activities, including writing and developing grant proposals, sponsorship packages, and exploring collaborative partnerships.
  • Regularly interface with target communities and local government agencies; network with local government agencies to integrate and align GHEI health programs with existing government health priorities and strategies.
  • Support GHEI’s development efforts by participating in fundraising (as needed), grant research and proposal development efforts, and donor relations (report writing and correspondence).
  • Support the delivery of a quality donor experience to health program donors.

Administrative (25%)

  • The CHP should take on administrative tasks in collaboration with local staff. These include (but are not limited to) writing budgets, tracking expenses, reporting expenses, writing and editing reports, and writing meeting minutes. They are also expected to take on other responsibilities that may arise, as delegated by the Country Director or as required.
  • The HPC can facilitate short-term volunteer programs, including pre-departure communication with volunteers and on-site scheduling and coordination. HPC should be prepared to take on a mentoring role for volunteers as they adjust to life at Humjibre.

Capacity building (25%)

  • Mentor and build the management capacity of two local HPAs through formal and informal training and activities as they assume a leadership role within the organization.
  • Build the capacity of 2 full-time mentor mothers and 1 part-time mentor mother.

How to register

To apply, please send a cover letter, your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a list of 3 references (including their email) to [email protected] with “HPC-Your Name” as the subject. Applications without all three requirements will not be considered.

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted for interviews. The application period will remain open until we find the right person.

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