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Specialist, Technical Support

This job is not FLA Exempt.

11/07/2014

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Preferred Location:  Accra, GhanaWork Status:  Full TimeTravel Requirements:  Willingness to travel locally to the field for training and support (10% - 15%) JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for providing technical support on Grameen Foundation’s mAg technology platform to client organizations under the New Alliance for Food Security’s ICT Challenge project.  The Specialist, Technical Support, will work closely with the Technology Innovations Manager to implement the ICT Challenge project, a USAID initiative focused on providing ICT support to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that will yield food security and nutrition crops. The Specialist will train and support client organizations on how to use and manage Grameen Foundation’s suite of mobile tools and accompanying web-based system, configure accounts and mobile equipment, and conduct troubleshooting activities to support the deployment of the tools. The Specialist will be a critical team-member in delivering a scalable suite of ICT-based services that will enable extension networks, input suppliers, and other value chain players to reach Ghanaian farmers with critical information on new agriculture technologies and promote their adoption and correct use in specific value chains such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea.ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:This role is accountable for technical aspects of the project related to hardware, support, and training on mobile applications and the technology platform. The Specialist will work closely with the Lead, Software Developer and Technology Innovations Manager, to ensure the highest level of customer support and service and deliver against deadlines, service level agreements, and internal/external partner requirements.  He or she will be accountable for:Procuring, configuring, managing, and maintaining all project (excluding IT related) equipment, includingEvaluating, testing, and recommending different mobile devicesIdentifying technology vendors and procuring mobile devices Configuring phones and setting up users and groups in Salesforce;Overseeing equipment repair and maintenanceDeveloping and implementing support processes and systems, includingDeveloping a case management system to track and close support incidents and technical issues;Creating and implementing system for tracking inventory;Creating a system for providing mobile device support in field (i.e. spare phones)Doing remote troubleshooting with end-users, including extension agents and partner staff to resolve equipment and mobile application issues and file bug reports and escale to software developers as neededDeveloping reference and training materials on mobile applications and back-end system (based on Salesforce), including reporting, content management, survey builder, and performance management functionalitiesConfiguring back-end client accountsTraining clients on the technology platform and extension workers on mobile devicesREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and execute software application implementations at customer site (strong project management, client management, training, with full implementation lifecycle) with limited supervisionStrong technical skills and solid understanding of SQLStrong execution skills, and ability to overcome and work around operational obstaclesExcellent intrapersonal skills with proven experience training and supporting diverse clientele on technology implementationsAbility to read and understand data models and relational databases, and familiarity with web technologiesStrong passion for trouble shooting technical issuesProcess oriented and systems thinker who can set up support systems as well as implement themAbility to analyze data, identify issues and recommendations, and work with stakeholders to get decisions in a timely mannerUnderstanding of the local context and needs and challenges facing the rural poorEDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:Degree in engineering, computer science, systems administration, or related fieldAdvanced degree in computer science or related field, a plusAt least 5 years of previous experience implementing software/technology products or hosted services at client sitesExperience with SalesForce.com a plusExperience providing remote support and deploying mobile applications a plusADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit your cover letter and resume HERE.  No telephone calls please.  

Software Developer

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11/07/2014

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Preferred Location:  Accra, GhanaWork Status:  Full timeTravel Requirements:  Willingness to occasionally travel locally (5%)JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for software development for the ICT Challenge project.  The Software Developer, will work closely with the Technology Innovations Manager and Group Manager, Software Development and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement the ICT Challenge project, a USAID initiative focused on providing ICT support to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that will yield food security and nutrition crops.  This individual will use deep knowledge in software design and programming and proven skills in working with software development teams to develop a suite of mobile tools for a project focused on developing a scalable suite of ICT-based services that will enable extension networks, input suppliers, and other value chain players to reach Ghanaian farmers with critical information on new agriculture technologies and promote their adoption and correct use in specific value chains such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea .ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:Work involves partnering closely with the Technology Innovations Manager and Group Manager, Software Development, to configure, design, refine and build suite of mobile tools and deliver against deadlines and internal/external partner requirements.  The Software Developer will be accountable for:Working with program team to develop/interpret technical specifications and designsTranslating such specifications into appropriate, high quality and documented programs/applications, on time, for Grameen FoundationAdopting Grameen Foundation development processes, best practice methods, tools and coding guidelinesSuccessfully communicating with the rest of the development team throughout the development process, participate in brain storming sessions on design and implementation specifications, aid in code reviews, and incorporate feedback from code reviews into their own codeAttending trainings and participating in knowledge transfer exercises. Where the candidate has superior knowledge, they will be expected to guide and train fellow team membersOffering input in planning, brainstorming, specification and resource estimation processes prior to developmentAssisting in deployment and technical support of developed systems and applicationsBeing aware of current trends and techniques in the chosen tools, platforms and technologiesREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Deep understanding of challenges facing poor, smallholder farmers and corresponding product/solution needs; combined with deep commitment to eradicating povertyUnderstanding of the local context, target audience needs, and regulatory environmentFamiliarity with system specification and design as well as various development processes and paradigms (required)Knowledge of Java and multi-tier design (required)Knowledge of salesforce.com development environment and knowledge of apex programming is a plusKnowledge of data models, database design and object oriented programming is a plusFamiliarity with Test Driven Development (+)Familiarity with J-unit (+)Mobile application development (+)Source/code control (+)Web-services and cloud computing experience (+)Familiarity with deploying and managing services on a UNIX/Linux operating system (+)Programming in a team environmentEnglish proficiency is neededDatabase SkillsSQL Knowledge (Required)Familiarity with Mysql and MSSQL (+)ToolsEclipse, Sublime Text or similar IDE toolsGit, Mercurial or similar source control tools/technologies  (+)Familiarity with project management toolsEDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field2+ years’ or equivalent experience as part of a software development teamExperience in developing web applications. Development for mobile phones, J2ME and Android experience are a plus.ADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume HERE.  No phone calls please.

Manager, Business Strategy

This job is not FLA Exempt.

11/07/2014

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Preferred Location:  Accra, GhanaWork Status:  Full TimeTravel Requirements:  In-country travel required with possibility of some regional and international travelJOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for driving the quality of GF’s programs in Ghana, and for leading the development of business strategies to ensure the sustainability of GF’s mobile services.  The Manager, Business Strategy works closely with the Country Director to develop new business opportunities, and to ensure efficient program operations and the effective use of program data to drive decision making. ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:Support the Country Director in the evolution of GF Ghana’s country program strategy and the formation of strategic partnerships that further the impact of GF’s work in Ghana.Lead the formation of strategic partnerships with private sector and the design and execution of  business strategies to strengthen scalability and sustainability of GF’s mobile servicesIn collaboration with the regional team and the External Affairs department, develop new business opportunities that are aligned with the regional and global strategies and that contribute to the impact and sustainability of our programsImplement and lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the Ghana country office programs, focusing on systems and process improvementsProvide leadership on the strategic use of data to assess and strengthen the health impact of GF Ghana’s programs.Assist the Country Director with oversight of Ghana country office operations and finance, including support to budget development and management, human resource management, and office administration.  REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:In-depth understanding of the local context, target audience needs, and regulatory environmentHigh level of skill required in Program Design & Management - helping build, pilot, and scale initiatives; and effective prioritization and execution of active projects.Analytical skills to develop systems that meet strategic objectives, but are designed for  operational realities.High level of Communication and Relationship Management skills; with an ability to influence others without authority, work in a networked organization, and deliver results with diverse partners.Ability to analyze and leverage data to make informed decisions, and ensure their area has effective data/business processes.Fluency and comfort with Human Centered Design principles and Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks.EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:Eight (8) or more years of overall experience managing high impact programs and projects. At least 3 years of experience managing teams, experience with remote teams preferred.Master’s in Business Administration or related degree required.Excellent written and verbal English language skillsExperience working in a global/multicultural organizations across multiple time zones a strong plus.ADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume HERE.  No telephone calls please.    

Lead, Content & Services (Agronomist)

This job is not FLA Exempt.

10/24/2014

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Preferred Location:   Accra, GhanaWork Status:   Full TimeTravel Requirements:   Willingness to travel locally (20% - 30%)JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for leading the design and delivery of agriculture content and assist in the over-all project management of the ICT Challenge project.  The Lead, Content & Services, will work closely with the Program Director and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement the ICT Challenge project, a USAID initiative focused on providing ICT support to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that will yield food security and nutrition crops.  This individual will use knowledge of agronomy and agricultural extension as well as excellent program management, field management, and account management skills to help develop and deploy a scalable suite of ICT-based services that will enable extension networks, input suppliers, and other value chain players to reach Ghanaian farmers with critical information on new agriculture technologies and promote their adoption and correct use in specific value chains such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea.ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:This role is accountable to for leading and implementing agriculture content services related to the project as well as managing client accounts and providing day-to-day project management. Work involves partnering closely with Program Director to generate results and deliver against deadlines and internal/external partner requirements.  The Lead is accountable for:  Assisting the Program Director in work planning, day-to-day operations, budget management, reporting and logistics of the ICT Challenge projectEnsuring effective field program execution according to project work plan and aligned to predetermined quality standards  Designing and packaging agricultural curriculum covering maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea for the ICT Challenge project that will that will serve as input for ICT-based information services for farmers Developing SMS and IVR campaigns based on developed content on maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpeaDeveloping training modules for extension agents and input suppliers who will be providing the content to farmersOverseeing the initial training for extension agents and input suppliers who will be providing the content to farmersSupporting the monitoring and evaluation data analyst in designing baseline survey to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs)Developing an escalation path or resolution guide to address potential queries and issues on contentSupervising the Specialist, Field OperationsActing as partner liaison help to form and manage project partnershipsLiaising with public and private agriculture institutionsCollaborating closely with technology team on solution design and development, problem solving.Serving as a subject matter expert for agronomy related questions. Sought out for specific technical expertise or field experiences by team membersREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Deep understanding of challenges facing poor, smallholder farmers and corresponding product/solution needs; combined with deep commitment to eradicating poverty.High level of expertise in agronomy and packaging technical advice for low-literate farmersUnderstanding of the local context, target audience needs, and regulatory environmentHigh level of skill required in project management - helping build, pilot, and scale initiatives; and effective prioritization and execution of active projectsStrong execution skills, and ability to overcome and work around operational obstaclesCommunication and relationship management skills; with an ability to influence others without authority, work in a networked organization, and deliver results with diverse partnersAbility to analyze data, identify issues and recommendations, and work with stakeholders to get decisions in a timely mannerFluency and comfort with Human Centered Design principles and Monitoring & Evaluation frameworksEDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:5-8 years of overall experience managing substantive projects and teamsMinimum 5 years experience in agronomy, agricultural extension, or agriculture economics with at least two years experience in GhanaMasters’ degree required in Agronomy, Agriculture Economist, or related fieldMinimum 5 years experience in Agricultural Extension and Agribusiness required, with at least two years experience in GhanaFluency in at least one Ghanaian language strongly preferredExperience working in a global/multicultural organizations across multiple time zones a strong plusADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit letter of interest and resume HERE.

Specialist, Field Operations

This job is not FLA Exempt.

10/24/2014

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Preferred Location:  Accra, GhanaWork Status:  Full TimeTravel Requirements:  Willingess to travel (40% - 50%) JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for coordinating field operations for the ICT Challenge project.  The Specialist, Field Operations, will work closely with the Lead for Content & Services and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement the ICT Challenge project, a USAID initiative focused on providing ICT support to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that will yield food security and nutrition crops.  The Specialist will use skills in field force management, training, and support to contribute to the project’s goals of developing a scalable suite of ICT-based services that will enable extension networks, input suppliers, and other value chain players to reach Ghanaian farmers with critical information on new agriculture technologies and promote their adoption and correct use in specific value chains such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea.ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:This role is accountable for supporting client organizations to recruit, train, manage and support a network of mobile-enabled field agents. Work involves partnering closely with Lead, Content & Services, to generate results and deliver against deadlines and internal/external partner requirements.  The Specialist will be accountable for:Coordinating all field related activities including research, training, and M&EWorking with client organizations to, where necessary, recruit additional field agents using a participatory community based selection approachLeading training to client agents and agent supervisors on the use of mobile-enabled tools to disseminate best practices among small-holder farmersSupporting client organizations to design agent network activities and provide logistical support to networks of extension agents, including work plan development, performance and outreach targets, and executionIdentifying operational challenges, ensuring resolution in coordination with other team members and partner and client organizationsWorking closely with the Technical Support Specialist to implement case management systems and procedures to resolve technical issues for both the hardware and softwareIdentifying and communicating opportunities to continually improve content and overall serviceLiaising with partner field staff to facilitate overall project coordination and continual service enhancementREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Deep understanding of challenges facing poor, smallholder farmers and corresponding product/solution needs; combined with deep commitment to eradicating povertyUnderstanding of the local context and smallholder farmer needsExcellent communication skills and proven ability to train low-literate and multi-lingual, multi-cultural adultsStrong execution skills, and ability to overcome and work around operational obstaclesEDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:At least 2 years experience managing agriculture extension agentsExperience leading trainings and providing technical assistance in rural communitiesBachelors degree required in Agronomy or Agriculture Economics or related field Fluency in at least one Ghanaian languageExperience working with mobile devices or ICT a plusADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit your letter of interest and resume HERE.  No telephone calls please. 

Lead, Monitoring & Evaluation

This job is not FLA Exempt.

10/24/2014

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Preferred Location:  Accra, GhanaWork Status:  Full TimeTravel Requirements:  Willingness to travel locally (20% -30%)JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:This position will be responsible for leading monitoring and evaluation efforts for the ICT Challenge project.  The Lead, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), will work closely with the Program Director and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement the ICT Challenge project, a USAID initiative focused on providing ICT support to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that will yield food security and nutrition crops.  This individual will use knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices to assist in the design and execution of an M&E framework for a project focused on developing a scalable suite of ICT-based services that will enable extension networks, input suppliers, and other value chain players to reach Ghanaian farmers with critical information on new agriculture technologies and promote their adoption and correct use in specific value chains such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, and cowpea.ABOUT GRAMEEN FOUNDATIONLearn about our rich, innovative organizational culture and work approach here.Learn about our Mission, Work, and Impact here.KEY RESULTS:This role is accountable for supporting the design and execution of the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan.  Accountable for:Assisting in the design of the monitoring and evaluation framework for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge FundAssisting in the design of baseline surveys, farm management plans, and monitoring toolsAccompanying human-centered design consultant to conduct research on farmer needsLeading and supporting needs assessment exercises with smallholder farmersEnsuring equity and access standards, including gender and poverty goals and targets, are embedded in project design and outreach, including extension agent recruitment and support and farmer targetingImplementing project M&E and overseeing data quality for surveys, baseline information, farm management plans, monitoring tools, and farmer meeting and information service logsOverseeing quality and input of agricultural content that will be uploaded on CKW Search, GF’s mobile reference guideOverseeing quality and input of videos and SMS campaigns for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge FundConducting field level monitoring and using outputs to track progress against M&E frameworkAnalyzing data produced by project M&E system, including quantitative and qualitative data, and presenting findings and recommendations to managementDesigning and building reports and dashboards for data analyticsMonitoring quantitative data on key performance indicators and leading periodic qualitative research to understand trendsSetting data protocols for ensuring data qualityProducing data and writing supporting narrative as input into all project reportsREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Deep understanding of challenges facing poor, smallholder farmers and corresponding product/solution needs; combined with deep commitment to eradicating povertyUnderstanding of the local context, target audience needsStrong execution skills, and ability to overcome and work around operational obstaclesExcellent quantitative analysis skillsAbility to lead qualitative exercises to solicit insights on needs and impact, with broad battery of qualitative toolsMastery of one or more statistical analysis tools (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA, R)Communication and relationship management skills; with an ability to influence others without authority, and deliver results with diverse partnersAbility to analyze data, identify issues and recommendations, and work with stakeholders to get decisions in a timely mannerEDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:Masters degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Populations Studies/Demography or related5- 8 years experience in designing and executing field program M&EStrong knowledge of international best practice in M&EExperience conducting impact assessments a plusADDITIONAL COMMENTThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please submit your letter of interest and resume HERE.  No telephone calls please.  

HEALTH SYSTEMS LEAD

This job is not FLA Exempt.

09/25/2014

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Status:                        Full-Time Project EmployeeLocation:                    Accra, GhanaClassification:            Exempt (USA not eligible for overtime pay)End date:                    30th September 2014Job Summary:  The Health Systems Lead is responsible for providing technical leadership to project teams that are developing innovative approaches to using mobile to support health workforce development, health information systems, health systems financing, and health behavior change, with focus on Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health across the region. The Health Systems Lead is responsible for guiding the health quality of all GF Ghana programs, as well as for overseeing the strategic use of project information to assess and strengthen the health impact of GF Ghana’s programs.Reporting and relationships:  The position will report to the Ghana Country DirectorAvailability:  The Health Systems Lead will be expected to work a standard work week of 40 hoursEssential Job Functions:Support project managers in the development of work plans, budgets, implementation tracking, donor reporting, and impact assessment.Assist the Country Director to lead the Ghana country office operations and finance, including support to project budget development and management, human resource management, and office administration.Support the Country Director to build a strong culture of learning, innovation, accountability, transparency, collaboration and a sense of belonging.Support the Country Director in the evolution of GF Ghana’s mHealth strategy and the formation of strategic partnerships that further the impact of GF’s mHealth work in Ghana.Form and maintain strong relationships with government partners across programs and with other key stakeholders such as Mobile Network Operators, other international NGOs, donor agencies, private sector. Provide health technical leadership to ensure the quality and effectiveness of GF’s mHealth solution development and execution processes in Ghana.Lead inter-disciplinary teams of staff and consultants to develop and launch innovative mobile services, in collaboration with project partners and other stakeholders.Support and continually strengthen the capacity of project managers in the development and execution of work plans, budgets, implementation tracking, donor reporting, and impact assessment.Oversee the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategies and activities, and the strategic use of data to assess and strengthen the health impact of GF Ghana’s programs.Provide support to Ghana country office operations and finance, including support to budget development and management, human resource management, and office administration.Develop various public communication pieces about Grameen Foundation’s work on an as-needed basis. Participate in relevant national working groups.Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesDeep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s missionField-based health sector and mobile technology experience in Africa regionStrong project management skills and team leadership skillsProven ability to think and work both strategically and operationallyProven ability to liaise successfully with senior US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizationsProven ability using sound judgment to manage challenging circumstances and resolve conflictsFinancial management, budget design, and grants under contract management expertise is essentialExperience building capacity of and empowering local staff and institutions highly desirableProven experience building and effectively supervising a diverse team of local and expatriate employees and consultantsDemonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and conflict management skillsFluency in English, and strong written and spoken English skillsStrong presentation and writing skillsEducation and ExperienceA minimum of a Bachelor's Degree,  Master’s degree preferred, in public health, health policy and/or health administrationA minimum of five years of experience in health system strengthening and project management, preferably in AfricaAdditional CommentThe above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.Interested applicants please use this link to APPLY with your cover letter and resume.  No phone calls please.  EEOC  

AHME Country Project Manager Ghana

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03/19/2014

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Status:  Full timeLocation: Accra, GhanaFLSA:  ExemptThe African Health Markets for Equity or  AHME initiative is a five-year, multi-country program co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID. Led by Marie Stopes International (MSI), the consortium includes PharmAccess, International/Medical Credit Fund, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Grameen Foundation.The AHME partnership will demonstrate the feasibility and value of integrating supply and demand-side interventions at scale in Ghana.  In Ghana, MSI will increase both the scale of their private provider health care networks and the scope of services provided. Access to accreditation, business development training and credit will be provided through PharmAccess and their Medical Credit Fund (MCF).Supply-side interventions will be complemented by demand-side financing mechanisms such as insurance, medical savings accounts, and vouchers in order to reduce financial barriers for clients to access priority services. Supply and demand-side interventions will be supported by policy and regulatory work led by the IFC and information and communication technologies led by Grameen Foundation.As a Technology Project Manager to this project based in Ghana you will be expected to undertake the following:Role Responsibilities:Acts as the primary relationship manager to all partners and is the liaison for GF AHME ICT efforts in country with a focus on driving increased satisfaction and deepening the partner relationshipsTranslating client and business requirements into highly detailed functional specifications, including the ability to synthesize and collaborate various requirements across partners.Identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability.Manage the development, system testing and pilot to provide feedback to the development team on the solutions that are under development.Build capacity in the country by identifying, empowering, training and coaching identified parties.Manages the in-country AHME project plans, budgets, scope, risk and communications to internal and external constituencies.Ensures that all country-level project objectives are achieved.Communicate with key partners in order to anticipate problems, opportunities, and needs of the program, and work to devise feasible working solutions.Documents all lessons learned during the course of the project and content for externally published communications pieces such as blogs, white papers and case studies. Networking/establishing new partnerships for the purpose of solution deployments where applicable.Qualifications:5-7 years project management experience in successfully delivering ICD projectsTStrong systems analysis skills; must be able to synthesize business requirements for solutions development from a myriad of sourcesRelevant degree in Information Systems, computer sciences, health informatics, social sciences, public health or related discipline. A master’s degree would be an advantage.Experience in developing mobile (cellular) applications for health and or finance industries.Exposure to mobile platforms such as ODK ,Comcare and Open MRS would be a great advantageExperience in providing technology-related support for public health and/or international development, managing applied technology projectsExperience in conducting landscape assessments and market analysisFlexible & adaptable, able to work successfully in a fast paced environment.Experience working in developing countries and/or supporting and managing projects in the developing world programs.Ability and willingness to travel as neededCompetencies:Achievement oriented: establish challenging short-and long-term goals, take initiative, grasp new concepts, persist at tasks and pursue completion of objectivesAnalytical abilities: examine and interpret a wide variety of data/information and make recommendations, anticipate problems, opportunities and needs of the programCommunication skills: write in a concise and organized manner, appear knowledgeable and confident in communicating information, be sensitive to the communication levels required by different audiences, conduct effective meetings with people of all levels of authority in various industries.Creativity: brainstorm to develop suggestions and new ideas, develop several approaches or solutions to a problemDecision-making skills: consider alternatives and assess their impact and potential problems, weigh alternatives and select practical solutions, implement decisions and evaluate resultsDiversity orientation: understand and respond to others’ needs and prioritiesFlexibility: cope successfully with unexpected events, handle several projects simultaneously, adapt own behavioral and communication style to gain cooperation of managers, co-workers, and peers, adapt well to and support changeInitiative: actively seek solutions to problems before being asked or directed, initiate self- development efforts, look for new ways to contribute to the programInterpersonal skills: resolve conflict in positive ways, give and seek feedback that will increase the productivity of relationshipsJob motivation: assume ownership for getting the job done, be enthusiastic about taking on challenging projects, make plans and follow throughJudgment: review decisions to see if they satisfy long-range plansLeadership: motivate others to work together toward common objectives, work effectively in cross- functional groupsPresentation skills: present in a confident and enthusiastic manner when addressing people in a large or small group, deliver information in a clear, concise, and logical manner, effectively use various audio-visual media to enhance presentationWorking virtually: so long as internet access allows, must be email responsive and proactive, comfortable working with Google Docs and Google Groups, and willing to skype with colleagues in other time zones (occasionally outside of normal working hours).Interested candidates please click here.

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