Job Vacancy For Project Manager At Plan Ghana

Plan Ghana an international child centred community development organization, is looking for dynamic and results oriented persons to fill the position of Project Manager for the WATCH Project for the period April 2013 to May 2015. The position reports to the Program Support Manager and has a working relationship with the Health Specialist and is located in the Country Office, Accra.

About the Project:
The Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) project is a three and half year multi-country project supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) under the Muskoka Initiative. The WATCH project is a Community Based Health Intervention to Save Mothers, Newborns and Children and it is being implemented and managed by Plan Ghana. With Plan International in Canada providing technical backstopping.

Job Purpose:
The job purpose of the project manager is to lead and provide technical expertise in the implementation and management of all activities under the WATCH project.

Key Responsibilities

•  Management of the Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) Strategy
•  Facilitate the design, work planning and management of the WATCH Project in 6 Districts in the Eastern and Volta Regions
•  Ensure that the WATCH project delivers high quality programming that is compliant with best practice as outlined by Plan Ghana's Country Strategic Plan and Ghana Government guidelines and policies on MNCH
•  Liaise with the Ghana Health Service and other relevant stakeholders in project planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
•  Coordinate the activities of local NGO partners working under the project
•  Develop training programs and facilitate the training of professional Health workers, and partners in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service
•  Supervise field based Project Coordinators to deliver all WATCH related activities
•  Facilitate and organize review meetings at the regional and national levels in collaboration with Ghana Health Service on WATCH
•  Ensure Gender and Child Protection is mainstreamed in all WATCH related activities
•  Monitor financial, logistical and reporting aspects of the WATCH project assuring compliance with CIDA's legal and reporting requirements
•  Ensure effective partnerships and networking in the delivery of the WATCH project activities
•  Establish and maintain productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, the GHS/MOH, UNICEF, WHO, other donors, and NGOs (at the National level and field level as appropriate) to effective assure that WATCH's activities are collaborative and complementary
•  Develop and implement strategies for improved networking by partners and sharing of best practices learned in the course of implementing WATCH activities, in order to accelerate program implementation and impact
•  Contribute to policy working groups/technical committees on the development of guidelines, tools, materials for wider use in the MNCH Sector
•  In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, be responsible for ensuring planning and ongoing monitoring of the programme against WATCH objectives and planned results
•  Compile, analyze, and disseminate, on a regular basis, reports to Country Management Team on WATCH project
•  Prepare and submit quality and timely periodic donor required reports

Qualification Required & Experience

•  A University degree in Midwifery or Nursing with a background in Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences, Social Science or development work; or a medical doctor with background in Public Health or Health Promotion Sciences; or equivalent in a related field
•  At least 5 years work experience in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health with specific experience managing a donor funded project
•  Experience in designing integrated participatory strategies; community mobilization and capacity development partnerships and networking; advocacy and gender mainstreaming
•  Experience working with Local NGOs, Subdistrict/District/Regional Health directorate of Ghana Health Service and communities

Knowledge Skills and Attitude required for the position:

•  Knowledgeable of the health system in Ghana. Familiar with structures and operations of Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service
•  Strong competencies to plan, prioritize, and execute autonomously with a strategic approach
•  Analytical; Excellent Communications; Report writing; Strong team-building; Strong negotiating; F Facilitation and Influencing skills
•  Proficient in Microsoft applications and use of relevant software and other applications
•  Ability to work under pressure
•  Ability to work in a participative community approach
•  Motivates, coaches and promotes high performance by team members. Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches and processes. Promotes innovation and learning

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit their applications with a comprehensive CV and a copy of the certificate of their highest academic qualification to the address below. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

People and Culture Manager
Plan Ghana
Private Mail Bag
Osu Main Post Office

Or E-mail to: [email protected]

Office Locations: No. 10 Yiyiwa Street, Abelenkpe

Closing Date: 28 February 2013

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedure reflect this. Selected applicants will be expected to comply with the child protection policy of the organization
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