Posts Tagged ‘Health Jobs in Ghana’

Job Vacancy For Sonographer / Ultra Sound Scanner (Kumasi)

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Kumasi,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Jun-2014};

A well-established hospital in Kumasi invites applications from suitably qualified and self-motivated persons for the following position:- Sonographer / Ultra Sound Scanner

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Sonographer / Ultra Sound Scanner with basic knowledge in Abdominal & Pelvic Scanning full time basis or part time basis

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Interested persons are to apply with following.

•   Application Letter
•   Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
•   Copies of Relevant Educational and Professional Certificates

Applications with all relevant attachments shall be submitted in hard copy via:-

P.O.Box 1191,
Kumasi,

Closing Date: 20 June, 2014

Job Vacancy For Senior Project Management Specialist – Health System Strengthening At USAID Ghana

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{USAID Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jan-2014};

The U.S. Mission in Accra, Ghana is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Senior Project Management Specialist – Health System Strengthening, in the USAID/Ghana Health, Population and Nutrition Office.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The position is located in the USAID/Ghana Health, Population and Nutrition Office. Incumbent of this new position will serve as the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist to implement key aspects of a major USAID program to improve the overall health system, with a focus on commodity logistics and supply system; health financing including the National Health Insurance System, and decentralized management of health services. The Senior Health Project Management Specialist will serve as the Ghana project manager for Deliver II, a $12 million dollar project per year. Incumbent will also provide technical support to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for an expected value of $3.3 million per year. This project requires close and delicate coordination between officials of the NHIA and the Health Population and Nutrition Office (HPNO). Incumbent will also provide advice and support for strengthening of decentralized health systems as part of several bilateral health projects, as well as Technical Assistance and oversight for USAID direct funding to several Regional Health Directorates. The specialist will represent USAID in substantive and complex discussions with senior Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service officials related to health system strengthening; s/he will be directly responsible for an annual budget of $12 million and will have significant management responsibility for at least an additional $8 million per year.

The Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist is supervised by the Health Systems Strengthening Advisor. S/he must exercise extensive judgment in planning and carrying out tasks; resolvechallenges and conflicts, and meet deadlines. The incumbent is required to work with a minimum of supervision, and in harmony with other professional and must produce high quality work and keep supervisor apprised of progress of assigned tasks.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:% OF TIME

OVERVIEW

Health system strengthening (HSS) is identified as a key component of the health portfolio in the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). Health system weaknesses affect performance of all technical areas of the HPNO portfolio (malaria, family planning, maternal, neonatal and child health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, TB). In particular, a dysfunctional supply chain for health commodities makes service delivery erratic; lack of coverage for health services reduces access to basic health services; poor quality of care can be addressed by tightening reimbursement guidelines of the NHIA. Weak leadership and management of health services at regional and district levels hamper availability of high quality health services throughout Ghana. The Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist must provide high quality project management, technical advice and leadership in HSS.

Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening:(50%)

•   Lead collaboration across numerous technical teams to identify, analyze, formulate, and implement activities to strengthen key systems (leadership, financing, logistics, and information systems) that support delivery of high quality health services.
•   Provide technical guidance to the Ministry of Health Technical Working Group for Supply Chain Management, identifying evidence-based approaches that are contextually appropriate to reform the overall Health Commodity Supply System in Ghana.
•   Provide technical guidance to the National Health Insurance Authority, identifying evidence-based approaches that are appropriate to improve coverage and adjust benefit packages, communicate changes to stakeholders, monitor performance of providers, and increase accessibility to accredited provider.
•   Provide technical guidance to the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service and the Health Human Resources Observatory; identify evidence-based approaches to improve production, deployment, and performance of human resources for health in Ghana.
•   Work with the Health Office Director to manage short- and long-term technical assistance required for the successful design and implementation of activities for which S/he is responsible for; identify implementation options, make recommendations to HSS advisorand participate in the review of technical proposals for new activities under the integrated health program.
•   Coordinate with other partners and support efforts to address health system strengthening gaps and help build technical and managerial capacity within the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Performance Management Specialist:(50%)

•   Serve as the Ghana activity manager working with the Contract Officer’s Representative (based in Washington DC) to manage and monitor performance of the Deliver II project in Ghana, valued at $12 million annually, including the review and approval of annual work plans, finances, performance of local staff and consultants.
•   Serve as the activity manager working with the Health Officer to manage and monitor performance of the National Health Insurance Authority under its direct financing arrangement with USAID, estimated at $3.3 million annually including the review and approval of annual work plans, oversight of contractors, finances and verification of performance.
•   Serve as the Ghana activity manager working with the Agreement Officer’s Representative (based in Washington DC) to manage and monitor performance of various HSS instruments in Ghana, estimated at $1 million annually including the review and approval of annual work plans, finances, performance of local staff and consultants.
•   Develop and maintain the data base for relevant aspects of the Health Program’s Performance Management Plan (PMP) and its management and reporting systems; 2
document programmatic achievements for inclusion in annual reports and semi-annual portfolio reviews, including the analysis of progress toward achieving health program indicators and targets.
•   Provide technical guidance to Mission, host-country and U.S.-based counterparts on program monitoring and performance management requirements.
•   Ensure quality of performance indicator data; arrange for and oversees the conduct of validity checks or verification reviews of data collection systems and information provided by partners, in accordance with USAID policy guidance.
•   Keep abreast of challenges that affect activity progress across this portfolio, and assist partners in revising activities and plans, as necessary, in the light of changing circumstances; must be responsible for all trouble shooting with assigned grantees and implementing partners; answer a broad range of implementation questions and initiate official communications to and from assigned partners.
•   Oversee implementation of assigned activities through periodic field visits and report to team on progress, implementation challenges, and community service delivery technical assistance requirements of the Health SO.
•   Prepare reports, analyze trip reports and partner status reports, review-meeting summaries, prepare and amends Action Memoranda, MAARDs, grant program descriptions and scopes of work and accompanying budgets for assigned activities;and contribute to preparation of semi-annual activity implementation reports.
•   Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Masters Degree in the health sciences or health economics or public financial management, or related field is required.
•  A minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in public health and program management; specific experience in health commodity logistics, health financing, institutional capacity building or other relevant areas of HSS is required.

Post Entry Training:

•   PFA, AOR/COR, Financial Management Overview, OTJ in USAID program management as well as any relevant training available in-house or elsewhere.

Language Proficiency:

•   Level IV English (proficiency) is required. Skill in writing professional reports in English is required.

Job Knowledge:

•   The position (HSS) requires strong understanding of key components of health systems and different approaches to strengthen their performance; knowledge of national health policies, priorities, strategic directions and overall health priorities that are affected by these systems; extensive knowledge of Ghana’s health system structure and roles and responsibilities of different actors in Ghana and specific in-depth and good understanding of particular logistics and health system financing/health insurance systems.

Skills and Abilities:

Interested individual must have strong inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively with superiors, subordinates, colleagues and partners both inside and outside the Mission and must be a strong analytic writer and computer literate. Samples of written work may require diplomatic approach but firm in dealing with high level Ghanaian officials, from the National Health Insurance System and from the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service at the national and regional levels.

Salary Range: GH ¢41,978.00 – GH ¢62,966.00 p.a. (depending on qualification and experience)

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested individuals should submit cover letter and curriculum vitae with references to:

Human Resources Office
American Embassy, Accra
P.O. Box GP194, Accra

by Email to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 January, 2014

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

USAID/West Africa anticipates awarding one Personal Services Contract (PSC) regarding this announcement. Please note that this does not constitute any guarantee that a PSC will be awarded as result of this announcement.

Job Vacancy For Health Systems Associate At Ipas Ghana

Posted on: July 4th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

{Ipas Ghana,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2013};

Ipas, an international not-for-profit organization that has, for four decades, been working globally to improve women’s lives through a focus on reproductive health, is seeking skilled professionals to work with Ghana country team in the above position.

This technical position reports to the Programme Manager & Senior Health Systems Advisor and works with the country results team in the head office to provide technical leadership in developing training curricula and tools;

•   Build training, service delivery improvement and scale up capacity;
•   Provide technical assistance for projects and communicate and disseminate Ipas’s training, service delivery improvement and related approaches

He/she will spend approximately 50% of his/her time for travel.  Responsibilities include

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (including BSc. Nursing); an advanced degree in the relevant discipline (MBCHB/MD) will be preferred;
•   4+ years relevant experience;
•   Demonstrated leadership and technical skills in areas of responsibility;
•   Excellent project management skills
•   Excellent communications and writing skills;
•   Ability to represent Ipas externally, including communications and negotiations with partners;
•   Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
•   Demonstrated computer experience;
•   Demonstrated cross cultural/language skills
•   Ability to travel as needed to carry out duties and responsibilities, up to 50% of annual work days

Travel up to 50% nationally and 10% internationally

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Each of the position is a 1 to 3 year renewable contract based on performance, and meeting targets. Interested parties are to submit an application and resume, including 3 professional refereesby email to: mail to:

[email protected]

or by post to:

Ipas Ghana
PMB CT 193
Cantonments, Accra

Closing Date: 19 July, 2013

Note: Ipas management reserves the right to modify the contents of these position descriptions at any time.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Ipas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Vacancy For Health Care Assistants At FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital

Posted on: September 6th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Oct-2012};

The FOCOS Orthopaedic hospital, an ultra modern 50 bed hospital located at Pantang, seeks to recruit qualified personnel for the position above.

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should forward their CVs to: [email protected]. Please quote the role you are interested
in as the subject in your correspondence.

Closing Date: 28 September, 2012

Job Vacancy For Health, Safety & Environment / Facilities Manager (Kumasi)

Posted on: September 6th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Kumasi,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Oct-2012};

Our client is a reputable Global Footwear Producer who is starting the largest footwear production for the West Africa Sub region in kumasi. They are looking for dynamic individuals to take up challening and rewarding roles in managerial, supervisory, assembly line and labourer positions. Interested candidates should review the jobs, duties and qualifications below and follow the application procedure for consideration.

Health, Safety & Environment / Facilities Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop and implement policies and practices that help to protect workers and the workplace from harm, injury and work related illnesses, diseases and threats, as well as protecting and maintaining the environment.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Bachelor’s degree, Master degree, HND in environmental science or public health.
•  Knowledge and application of occupational health and safety regulations.

This is a good opporuntity for qualified individuals currently living in or willing to relocate to the kumasi metropolis. These opportunities come with great benefits, including personal and professional development.

How To Apply For The Job

•  Please email your CV and a cover letter in MS word format to:- [email protected]
•  The name of the file MUST bear the job title as specified here, followed by and your name.

Closing Date: 21 Septembe, 2012

Job Vacancy For Director of Clinic Operations At Sanford World Clinics (Adenta and Mankessim)

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Sanford World Clinics,Adenta and Mankessim,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Sep-2012};

In 2007, Sanford Health launched an initiative to develop a series of pediatric clinics in areas in the U.S. and around the world that lack sufficient primary care services. In many developing countries, however, the most effective way to improve the health of children is treating the entire family. To accommodate this need, Sanford expanded its mission to include the potential for hundreds of community clinics to serve millions of people. Formed upon Sanford’s century-long commitment to providing comprehensive health care in the Midwestern United States, The Sanford World Clinics represent the organization’s international commitment to health and healing.

Description Of Job

With the expansion of Sanford World Clinics – Ghana, we are currently seeking a Director of Clinic operations for our Nkwantanang scheduled to open August 2012 and our Mankessim clinic scheduled to open October 2012.

The Clinic Director will be responsible for oversee the day-to-day administration of the clinic or group of clinics.

This individual will direct administrative functions, including but not limited to the following: personnel management, care and control of accounting and financial records, buidling management and purchase of equipment and supplies.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Bachelor’s degree or past experience commensurate with areas of responsibility.
•  Three to 5 years of experience in management/health care preferred.

How To Apply For The Job

Please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 28 September, 2012

Job Vacancy For Nutrition Facilitator At Millennium Villages Project (Northern Region)

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Millennium Villages Project,Northern Region,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Sep-2012};

The Millennium Villages Project, supported by Millennium Promise Alliance and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a bottom-up approach to lift developing country villages out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages’ team of experts in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health, Economics, Energy, Water, Agribusiness, Environment and Information Technology are working with local communities and governments to apply a proven holistic package of interventions to help villages get out of extreme poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With support from Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, a SADA Millennium Village has been established in parts of the West Mamprusi and Builsa Districts of the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. The project area covers a cluster of contiguous rural communities with an estimated population of 25,000 people.

Description Of Job

Job Summary
Purpose of the Position:
The Nutrition Facilitator will be responsible for the smooth and accurate running of nutrition activities within the MVP cluster. He/she will ensure that the key and suitable nutrition interventions are implemented according to the MVP nutrition strategy.
While focusing on nutrition, these interventions will be integrated into the health programs as primary health care, malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, Mother & Child Health and Sexual & Reproductive Health. A particular attention will be paid to the integration with the other sectors as the education, agriculture and gender aspects. The general objective is to bring an additional expertise to the MVP in order to reach MDGs.

Responsibilities/Duties:
The candidate will work directly with the MVP health team, clinic staffs and communities to:

•  participate to the recruitment of CHWs
•  train clinic staffs and CHWs on different nutrition topics (CMAM, GMP, IYCF etc)
•  supervise, monitor and support clinic staffs and CHWs for implementation of nutrition activities both at facility and community level
•  ensure that proper health and nutrition education activities including IYCF are done by the clinic staffs and CHWs
•  ensure proper implementation of GMP and CMAM activities as key component of nutrition strategy
•  plan, organize and conduct refresh training for clinic based staffs and CHWs based on the needs identified
•  collect and cross check weekly, monthly, quarterly nutrition related data from the clinics staff and CHWs
•  compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the nutrition program and analyze the nutrition situation and the performance indicators
•  identify the difficulties/challenges and propose adequate solutions
•  participate actively to any need assessment/surveys upon request and planning of the Line Manager/Technical Advisor
•  elaborate a comprehensive nutrition work plan for the site in collaboration with the Health Coordinator
•  Create a strong and constructive coordination and collaboration with other sector facilitators and local partners in the area

Terms of offer:
MVP offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The employment contract is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. MVP prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualifications/Requirements

•  Nutritionist, MD or Nurse with strong experience in nutrition
•  At least 2 years field experience in nutrition
•  Good analysis capacity,
•  Strong training and team management skills
•  Capacity to work under pressure and in stressful environment,
•  Good knowledge of Ghanaian health system
•  Computer skills: Word, Excel, Internet

How To Apply For The Job

Applications;
Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: [email protected] with copies to [email protected] and [email protected]Application for SADA MVP Nutrition Facilitator” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

Closing Date: 28 August, 2012

We invite you to learn more about us at:

www.millenniumvillages.org,
www.millenniumpromise.org,
www.unmillenniumproject.org,
www.mdgcentre.org

Job Vacancy For Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (RMNCH) Facilitator At Millennium Villages Project

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Millennium Villages Project,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Sep-2012};

The Millennium Villages Project, supported by Millennium Promise Alliance and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a bottom-up approach to lift developing country villages out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages’ team of experts in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health, Economics, Energy, Water, Agribusiness, Environment and Information Technology are working with local communities and governments to apply a proven holistic package of interventions to help villages get out of extreme poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With support from Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, a SADA Millennium Village has been established in parts of the West Mamprusi and Builsa Districts of the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. The project area covers a cluster of contiguous rural communities with an estimated population of 25,000 people.

Description Of Job

Job Summary
Purpose of the Position:
The goal of the position is to coordinate the work of the Millennium Village Project (MVP) related to Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, child and maternal health respectively. The scope of this work includes child illness and nutrition services, newborn and neonatal care, maternal antenatal and postnatal care, safe deliveries, and family planning (FP) services.

The RMNCH facilitator will report directly to the Health Coordinator. The incumbent will also liaise with appropriate MVP Research Scientists and work as a team with facilitators in other MVP sectors, including nutrition, e-health, education etc. The RMNCH facilitator will also work closely with the staff at the health facilities and with the Community health workers, including traditional birth attendants.

Responsibilities/Duties:
The RMNCH facilitator will have the knowledge, ability and skills to perform the following tasks:

•  Basic and emergency obstetric care
•  Monitor and supervise midwives to carry out best practice in obstetric care
•  Assist in the planning and implementation of programs including working collaboratively with the department of education teachers in schools on RMNCH
•  Assist in the planning and implementation of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV infection (PMTCT) programs
•  Work closely with Health team and clinics to review RMNCH programs
•  Assist in the organization and facilitation of RMNCH training programs
•  Collect and collate monthly data and reports from midwives in health facilities under the jurisdiction
•  Track all referred pregnant women, communicating effectively with the referral hospital on feedbacks on women referred to the hospital before, during and after delivery.
•  Collate and analyze RMNCH activities
•  Assist with the procurement and acquisition of RMNCH logistics
•  Have counseling and community mobilization skills in especially FP and VCT

Terms of offer:
MVP offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The employment contract is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. MVP prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualifications/Requirements

•  BSc in Reproductive Health with at least 2 years working experience OR, a Certified senior nurse midwife with at least 3 years working experience
•  An additional 2 years district / community health experience will be an added advantage

How To Apply For The Job

Applications;
Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: [email protected] with copies to [email protected] and [email protected]. “Application for SADA MVP RMNCH Facilitator” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

Closing Date: 28 August, 2012

We invite you to learn more about us at:

www.millenniumvillages.org,
www.millenniumpromise.org,
www.unmillenniumproject.org,
www.mdgcentre.org

Job Vacancy For Community Health Worker (CHW) Coordinator At Millennium Villages Project (Northern Region)

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Millennium Villages Project,Northern Region,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Sep-2012};

The Millennium Villages Project, supported by Millennium Promise Alliance and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a bottom-up approach to lift developing country villages out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages’ team of experts in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health, Economics, Energy, Water, Agribusiness, Environment and Information Technology are working with local communities and governments to apply a proven holistic package of interventions to help villages get out of extreme poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With support from Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, a SADA Millennium Village has been established in parts of the West Mamprusi and Builsa Districts of the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. The project area covers a cluster of contiguous rural communities with an estimated population of 25,000 people.

Description Of Job

Job Summary
Purpose of the Position:
The goal of the position is to coordinate the work of the MVP hired Community Health Workers (CHWs) as well as any existing volunteer health workers in the cluster.

The Community Health Worker Coordinator will report directly to the Health Coordinator. The CHW coordinator will also liaise with appropriate MVP Research Scientists and work as a team with facilitators in other sectors. The Community Health Worker Coordinator will also work closely with the staff at the health facilities and with the CHWs.

Responsibilities/Duties
Training:

•  Develop individualized training plan for CHWs – determine learning objectives and coordinate training on specific topics, as necessary
•  Manage both pre-service and in-service training of CHWs, including providing core training, organizing logistics for training sessions, developing or acquiring appropriate training materials, and identifying government and NGO training partners
•  Ensure adequate training for program personnel

Supervision:

•  Develop household visit schedules in collaboration with SnCHWs
•  Liaise with Clinic Staff to identify vulnerable households to followed up by CHWs
•  Conduct supervisory visits of each SnCHW in their catchment
•  Conduct data quality audits to validate vital events reports
•  Regularly appraise work of CHWs via their SnCHWs

Planning & Coordination:

•  Oversee program activities to ensure service delivery
•  Develop & execute quarterly (or bi-annual) workplans
•  Ensure effective implementation of CommCare and the VA program
•  Ensure that CHWs have necessary equipment and commodities for household visits

Management:

•  Regularly conduct personnel performance evaluations
•  Maintain adequate numbers of qualified CHWs and SnCHWs

Reporting:

•  Compile and analyze data collected by CHWs
•  Regularly report to Health Coordinator on activities of, and data collected by CHWs
•  Support Health Coordinator in reporting on CHW activities to MDG Center and New York teams

Terms of offer:
MVP offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The employment contract is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. MVP prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Minimum of Diploma in Public Health or related discipline
•  Minimum of two year experience in related working experience
•  Communication and interpersonal relations
•  Decision making and problem solving skills
•  Planning and organization
•  Community mobilization and sensitization
•  Training/skills transfer
•  Recording and reporting
•  Communication in both English and in the local dialect
•  Monitoring skills
•  Supervisory skills
•  Ability to use Microsoft Office
•  Basic data analysis

How To Apply For The Job

Applications
Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: [email protected] with copies to [email protected] and [email protected].

Application for SADA MVP CHW Coordinator” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

Closing Date: 28 August, 2012

We invite you to learn more about us at:

www.millenniumvillages.org,
www.millenniumpromise.org,
www.unmillenniumproject.org,
www.mdgcentre.org

Job Vacancy For eHealth Specialist At Millennium Villages Project (Northern Region)

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Millennium Villages Project,Northern Region,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Sep-2012};

The Millennium Villages Project, supported by Millennium Promise Alliance and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a bottom-up approach to lift developing country villages out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Millennium Villages’ team of experts in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health, Economics, Energy, Water, Agribusiness, Environment and Information Technology are working with local communities and governments to apply a proven holistic package of interventions to help villages get out of extreme poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With support from Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, a SADA Millennium Village has been established in parts of the West Mamprusi and Builsa Districts of the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. The project area covers a cluster of contiguous rural communities with an estimated population of 25,000 people.

Description Of Job

Job Summary
Purpose of the Position:
The role of the eHealth Specialist will be to enhance the achievement of the MDGs related to health through implementation and support for eHealth infrastructure that integrates facility-based and community health worker information systems.  The eHealth Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing and supporting software-based solutions for use in the MVP sites of Northern Ghana.  The eHealth Specialist will be based at Northern Ghana but will be expected to travel to provide solution implementation support of others regions in Ghana.  The eHealth Specialist is expected to work with the different sector teams, especially the health sector teams, where solutions will be targeted.  The eHealth Specialist will also work closely with members of the health informatics and community health worker (CHW) teams.

The e-Health Specialist will be directly supervised by the Health Coordinator and technical supervision will be provided by Regional e-Health Coordinator and the global eHealth team.

Responsibilities/Duties:
Duties and responsibilities of the eHealth Specialist include, but are not limited to, the following:

•  Familiarizing him/herself with MVP, the local primary health care system and the community health worker program established in the MVP cluster.
•  Act as an ambassador and advocate for e-health programmes and service improvement initiatives.
•  Establish a working relationship with Ministry of Health (MoH), local District Health Information System (DHIS) team and other local partners working on eHealth solutions in Northern Ghana.
•  Provide technical support to the MVP eHealth and mHealth implementation in the cluster – including OpenMRS, Verbal Autopsy, Telemedicine and Commcare, through trouble-shooting and fixing any bugs.
•  Act as the lead change facilitator within health team and support staffs in the use of e-Health applications and other service improvement techniques through effective training facilitation.
•  Work with health team to increase service improvement, change and e-Health project management capacity and capability within the MVP cluster. And also ensure that projects are delivered to time and budget; negotiate additional support or resources as necessary.
•  Set up and maintain all project documentation including the project brief, communication plan, risk and issues log, lessons learned log, highlight reports and relevant timelines/ milestone trackers.
•  Ensure robust data collection, collation, and analysis methods are in place, working closely with informatics colleagues as necessary.
•  Assist Community Health workers (CHWs) to promptly resolve all technical problems and ensures that the electronic medical record applications are operational at all times.
•  Analyse complex data (qualitative and quantitative) and present/ report data to support real-time usage of data for intervention and strategic planning.
•  Support the integration of OpenMRS EMR with other applications as appropriate to aggregate and integrate data within the cluster.
•  Design and implement training modules for data entry, CHW Manager, clinics staffs on clinical data capture/use and Community health workers on e-Health applications and reporting.
•  Work with the Data Manager through provision of relevant monitoring and evaluation data for the Health Team to provide real-time interventions.
•  Work with the ICT Manager to ensure connectivity in the cluster between clinics, CHWs and remote access to the eHealth server for support and data back-up
•  Regularly communicate with the MDG Centre and MVP Health Team in New York, providing updates on the status and needs of the e/m-Health systems in the cluster.
•  Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Terms of offer:
MVP offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The employment contract is for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal. MVP prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualifications/Requirements

•  Holder of degrees in both 1) Information Technology field and 2) Medical, Nursing or Public Health field
•  Conversant with Windows and Linux system administration
•  Project Management (Prince 2) certification will be an added advantage.
•  Knowledge of a programming language like Java and Python-Django will be an added advantage
•  Experience in configuring and maintaining OpenMRS highly preferred
•  Knowledge of network configuration and maintenance highly preferred
•  Proponent of and user of Open Source Solutions

Individual Qualities

•  Possess strong team working ethics and organizational skills
•  Ability to manage conflict or contentious situations
•  Possess excellent leadership and problem skills
•  Excellent  interpersonal and communication skills
•  Fluency in English required, and working knowledge of French preferred
•  Must be highly responsible and posses high standards of personal integrity
•  Flexible and adaptable to new challenges
•  Ability to influence people to engage in change
•  Tactful and diplomatic

How To Apply For The Job

Applications:
Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: [email protected] with copies to [email protected] and [email protected].
Application for SADA MVP eHealth Specialist” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

Closing Date: 28 August, 2012

We invite you to learn more about us at:

www.millenniumvillages.org,
www.millenniumpromise.org,
www.unmillenniumproject.org,
www.mdgcentre.org

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