Job Vacancy For Senior Technical Specialist

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

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

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.

The Ghana Country Office of Jhpiego Corporation is currently looking for passionate and dynamic persons to fill the following position: Senior Technical Specialist


The Senior Technical Specialist will provide technical leadership and work closely with the Ghana Health Services, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders and partners to implement project activities.


i. Planning and Implementation

• Develop detailed implementation plan and schedule for project activities and field travel
• Review and update plans as needed and communicate changes
• Develop budget for trainings and workshops and submit for activity advances
• Administer activity related funds as per policy and reconcile with finance team after activities
• Monitor implementation progress, activity budgets and make revisions as needed to meet targets and objectives
• Anticipate potential challenges and identify proactive measure to mitigate against them

ii. Technical Oversight

• Review and provide technical oversight to project plans and activities
• Participate in training and technical updates to ensure that knowledge, skills and competencies are current

iii. Coordination, Networking and Representation

• Form linkages and connections with important gatekeepers and decision makers
• Coordinate planned activities with relevant stakeholders, partners, leadership and staff and ensure support and collaboration
• Represent Jhpiego and the project in meetings, workshops and events

iv. Research and development

• Provide technical inputs in developing learning agenda activities
• Review learning agenda processes and protocols/tools
• Participate in learning agenda information gathering sessions
• Support learning agenda activity report writing and dissemination
• Use recommendations from learning agenda activities to improve health service delivery and outcomes

v. Training and Workshops

• Develop detailed training schedule and agenda
• Develop and / or modify training materials including facilitation / trainers notes
• Conduct training as planned
• Write and submit training reports

vi. Record Keeping and Reporting

• Ensure adequate and organized record keeping of all project activities including plans, implementation progress, workshops, supervision visits and training
• Share records with relevant stakeholders and supervisors as needed
• Monitor performance against results framework
• Collate and provide data for entry into JADE
• Write reports as needed or tasked
• Write success stories and case studies and share to relevant audiences
• Take photographs and get signed informed consent
• Write and submit timely reports as required including key issues, achievements, successes, challenges and lessons learned.

vii. Supervisory Visits

• Conduct individual coaching, mentoring and supervisory visits to designated participants and project staff

viii. Communication

• Ensure timely and adequate communication among all Jhpiego Ghana staff

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

• Model the Jhpiego mission and values
• Participate in the business development process
• Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
• Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
• Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide feedback as needed
• Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives

Qualification Required & Experience

• Masters or other advanced qualification in a health profession (e.g. Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery)
• At least 7-years’ experience in CHPS implementation
• Previous experience with providing clinical training to service providers is essential
• Previous experience in supportive supervisory roles is advantageous
• Excellent writing, analytical, communication, training and organization skills
• Willingness to travel within country

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 24 September, 2017

Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Jhpiego Corporation is an equal opportunities employer.?