Job Vacancy For Programme Manager At ORBIS International (Kumasi)

Reporting & Working Relationships
Reports to: Head of Programme Management, Orbis Africa based in Cape Town

Job Summary:

•   The Programme Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of an extensive and complex child eye health project in Kumasi, Ghana.
•   This project aims to strengthen child eye health services in Kumasi and to provide children from across the region with access to high quality eye care.
•   The Programme manager also represents the Orbis Africa Programme team in oversee ing and co-ordinating eye care programme activities in Ghana.
•   The Programme Manager is based in Kumasi for the duration of this contract.
•   The position requires travel within Ghana as well as to South Africa approximately twice per year.

Essential Job Functions:

Programme Implementation

•   Timely implementation of agreed project activities in line with the annually approved budget
•   Timely finance requests to the Orbis Africa office in Cape Town in line with agreed timelines and the annually approved budget
•   Establishment and implementation of a patient tracking system for referral and follow up
•   Procurement of equipment and supplies in line with the annually approved budget
•   Actively promote access to Cyber-Sight (ORBIS' web-based learning platform).
•   Additional activities assigned by the Head of Programme Management, Orbis Africa
•   Represent Orbis Africa at key fora, meetings and workshops as designated by the manager.

Knowledge Management

•   Refine the current data management systems (data collection, entry and analysis for reporting and research purposes) and implement this to agreed timelines
•   Develop case studies
•   Produce narrative and financial reports and presentations for diverse audiences to deadlines and according to set formats


•   Act as a liaison between Orbis Africa and its stakeholders in Kumasi
•   Establish links with primary, secondary and tertiary level health centres within Ashanti Region to contribute to timely referrals and reduce delays in presentation and follow up
•   Develop and maintain strong in-country programme partnerships, including with government, local partners, networks and donors
•   Represent Orbis, together with Dr Maria Hagan in Ghana, including at strategic meetings conferences, fora and other public events
•   Support all orbis visits to Ghana, including logistics and arrangement of stakeholder meetings, and support to orbis's volunteer faculty.

Key Relationships:


•   Head of Programme Management
•   Africa Programme Team


•   Regional Health Directorate; other government departments
•   Academic institutes
•   Professional Associations
•   Ophthalmic institutions and networks
•   International NGOs
•   Civil Society and Community Organizations

Qualification Required & Experience


•   At least two years of experience of project implementation and project management
•   Experience in monitoring and analysis of project activities
•   Experience in budget management and financial monitoring
•   Good knowledge of key issues in the development sector, ideally in two or more of the following: public health, human rights, eye health, millennium development goals, post 2015 development framework     .
•   Experience of producing narrative reports for varied audiences
•   Excellent communications (oral & written English), presentation, interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills for engaging with a wide variety of audiences.
•   Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
•   Ability to communicate in an accessible and diplomatic manner
•   Good administration and organisational skills
•   Driving license, access to own vehicle Willing and able to travel extensively within the region across urban and rural areas
•   Good geographical knowledge of Ashanti Region
•   Fluency in English and Twi

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Tertiary level diploma or degree in social work, community education, public health or in another health related area
•   Demonstrable experience in lay counseling
•   Good working knowledge of MS office


•   Experience of project implementation within the government sectors
•   Experience of logistics and events organisations
•   Experience of procurement within the public health sector

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Applications to:

Closing Date: 04 December, 2015