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HEALTH SYSTEMS LEAD

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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  

Program Manager

This job is not FLA Exempt.

09/25/2014

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Status:                                 Full TimeLocation:                             Accra, GhanaClassification:                     Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)Date:                                    September 2014                              Job Summary :  The Program Manager position reports to the Country Director and will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of mobile technology applications that support positive behavior change and uptake of project services by youth in Ghana.  The Program Manager will be the main point of contact with the prime partner, DKT International, and with Marie Stopes International.  The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and managing the project work plan and budget, and for ensuring timely high quality implementation and project monitoring.  The Program Manager will lead an interdisciplinary staff and consultant team to achieve project deliverables, and will build and manage relationships with external agencies whose expertise or services can bring strength to Grameen Foundation’s mobile solutions in Ghana.Reporting and relationship: The position will report to the Country Director, GhanaEssential Job FunctionsDevelop detailed project work plan with associated milestones ,and work with internal and external personnel to ensure goals are metManage project budget, monitor and track expenses to ensure deliverables are completed within the budget.Develop and maintain strong working relationship with project partners and funder.Lead an interdisciplinary team of staff and consultants to develop and launch innovative mobile services, in collaboration with project partners and other stakeholders.Form strategic partnerships with external agencies to expand and strengthen mobile service offerings.Form strategic partnerships with mobile network operators to identify creative service options that can contribute to post-project sustainability.Lead the refinement of mobile health content, including conducting user feedback research, message writing, pre-testing, ensuring factual correctness and alignment with Ghana Health Services guidelines, and ensuring utilization of international and local best practices.Oversee project monitoring and documentation activities, including user feedback survey and management of project dashboards.Produce required project reports and ensure timely submissionDevelop various public communication pieces about Grameen Foundation’s work on an as-needed basis.  Participate in relevant national working groups.Liaise with Ghana Health Service to obtain latest health guidelines and ensure alignment of Grameen Foundation mobile health content to national standards.Availability The Project Manager will be expected to work a standard work week of 40 hours. The position will be based in Accra, Ghana and will need to be flexible to work in local conditions, and be available to work across different time zones.  This position will require frequent travel within Ghana.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 skillsExpertise in health communication and behavior changeProven ability to lead project/product development processesProven ability to think and work both strategically and operationallySuccessful experience working in international organizations/multi-cultural settingsProven ability using sound judgment to manage challenging circumstances and resolve conflictsStrong written and spoken English skillsExcellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skillsStrong technical skills in health communications, family health, maternal/child health, adolescent healthExperience working collaboratively with government counterpartsStrong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting, and in multi-disciplinary teams.Education and ExperienceAdvanced degree in public healthMinimum of 5  years relevant health behavior change project experienceExperience working on mobile health projects requiredAt least eight  years project management experiencePhysical and Environmental Conditions: This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.Additional Comment:The 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.Interested applicants please use this link to APPLY with your cover letter and resume.  No phone calls please.  EEOC  

Project Lead, mAgriculture, Ghana

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06/04/2014

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JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES:Grameen Foundation seeks a Ghana-based Project Lead for a potential new ICT-focused agriculture extension project.  The project seeks to increase farmer productivity of priority food security crops through wide scale adoption of improved agricultural technology and seeds.The Project Lead will have overall responsibility for implementation of the project, which will take place in Ghana, and serves as the principal point of contact for the donor for issues related to planning and implementation.  He or she will work closely with the Director of mAgriculture Tech Transfer and Country Director for Ghana and collaborate with key stakeholders to implement all aspects of the project.  This individual will use knowledge of Agriculture Development and Mobile Ag domains, as well as excellent Project Management, Analytical, Communication, and Relationship Management skills.  This will be done with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders. KEY RESULTS:This role is accountable to for leading and implementing projects/ongoing work related to a new ICT4D agriculture extension project to be undertaken in Ghana. Work involves partnering closely with the Ghana Country Director, Global Director of mHealth Tech Transfer, and Regional CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa to generate results and deliver against deadlines and internal/external partner requirements .  Accountable for:Identifying and understanding the target market for these services (e.g. intermediary organizations or direct-to-farmers).Designing services that will be offered and determining how they can be integrated and used for social marketing initiatives that can drive behavioral change.Implementing integrated services with face-to-face agriculture extension services and developing and testing a feedback mechanism from end users.Successfully taking substantive projects or initiatives from start to finish, with clear milestones, deliverables and standards for success.Designing and approving project work plans.Designing and developing of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plansEnsuring compliance of the project with agreed upon MEL requirements including working with the separate MEL and impact awardees or contractors.Monitoring of project reporting systems.Management and monitoring of the overall program budget in consultation with RCEO, AfricaManagement of a project team of 5 membersGenerating results that demonstrate advanced knowledge of mobile agriculture domain, area-specific ecosystem and issues, and their impact on the broader work area.Serving as  overall risk manager for the Ghana operations, anticipating and  responding to potential threats to execution, financial viability, legal / regulatory complianceManaging relationships with sub-contractors and design a system that will streamline roles and responsibilities of each one.Serving as a Subject Matter Expert for mobile agriculture related questions. Sought out for specific technical expertise or field experiences by team members.Creating a team climate where staff members feel engaged, motivated and productive. Providing clarity, alignment, feedback, strong sense of connection, and development/growth opportunities to their direct reports. Delivering against GF Talent Processes: Recruiting and Onboarding.Commitment/Goal Setting, Career Development Planning, and Annual Performance Reviews.Demonstrating the ability to establish productive partnerships that span regional and cultural boundaries.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:High level of expertise in the mobile agriculture domain, with deep knowledge on existing market players, initiatives and understanding of lessons learned and emerging trendsDeep understanding of challenges facing poor, smallholder farmers and corresponding product/solution needs; combined with deep commitment to eradicating poverty.Proven  leadership  skills  including  the  ability  to  inspire  others  primarily  via  standards of excellence, hard work and integrityRelevant previous experience managing large, cross-functional operationsUnderstanding of the local context, target audience needs, and regulatory environment in Ghana preferredHigh level of skill required in Project Management - helping build, pilot, and scale initiatives; and effective prioritization and execution of active projects.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 data, identify issues and recommendations, and work with stakeholders to get decisions in a timely manner.Fluency and comfort with Human Centered Design principles and Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks.EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:At least 5 or more years of overall experience managing substantive international development projects and initiatives.At least 3 years of experience managing USAID projects.At least 5 years of experience managing teams, especially remote teams, preferred.Bachelor’s degree in a subject relevant to international agricultural development, communications or behavior change (technical agriculture, business administration, international development, economics, communications, rural sociology, etc.), Masters Degree preferred.Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, International Development, Economics, Finance, Public Health/Policy, Engineering or related field, Masters Degree preferred.Excellent written and verbal English language skills.Experience working in a global/multicultural organizations across multiple time zones a strong plus.PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSThis position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. 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. Please submit letter of interest and resume here to apply for this position.

AHME Country Project Manager Ghana

This job is not FLA Exempt.

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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