Health Program Coordinator - Ghana

GHEI is recruiting for a Health Program
Coordinator to be based in Humjibre,
Start Date:
March 1, 2014

13-24 months, with preference given to
people who can commit for the full 24
This position entails working with GHEI's
local health staff and community health
workers to plan, implement, and monitor
a range of community-based health
activities. These programs tend to evolve
over time and currently include malaria
prevention, hand washing with soap
promotion, sexual and reproductive
health, and safe delivery programs. In
addition, the Health Program Coordinator
plans and facilitates 2-week health
evaluation and outreach projects carried
out by short-term volunteer groups and
pediatric residents during the summer
months. This position requires flexibility,
maturity, project management
experience, work experience in a
developing country, demonstrated cross-
cultural awareness, and the ability to live
and work in a resource-poor environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will
have experience in and a strong
commitment to capacity building and
sustainable development. The Health
Program Coordinator works closely with
two Health Program Assistants and reports
to the Country Director and U.S. based
Executive Director.

• Oversee the implementation and
monitoring/evaluation of all health
• Mentor and build management capacity
of two local Health Program Assistants
(HPAs) through formal and informal
trainings and activities as they take on
more leadership roles within the
• Work with the HPAs to manage teams of
local CHWs, including designing and
implementing trainings
• Work with HPAs and CHWs to facilitate
all aspects of program planning and
implementation, including logistics
planning and supply procurement and
• Manage ongoing malaria and general
health program research and evaluation,
including survey design, data collection,
and data management
• Work with medical student and pediatric
resident volunteers to implement health
trainings and evaluations
• Forge new and maintain existing
partnerships with local, national, and
international NGOs
• Generate reports for internal use,
funders, and local government agencies
• Write and/or revise grant proposals
• Maintain and update program-specific
databases to track program indicators
• Determine and communicate program
strategy through the completion and
maintenance of annual operational plans
and program protocols
• Create and monitor budgets and
expenses for all health programs
• Plan and manage short-term volunteer
education projects by liaising with
volunteers and recruiters in the US,
planning suitable projects, writing
itineraries and project-specific handbooks,
and assisting with onsite logistics and
emotional support
• Interface regularly with target
communities and local government
agencies; network with local government
agencies to integrate GHEI health
programs into existing government health
• Liaise between local staff and US/UK

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree, preferably a Masters
in related field
• Minimum 1 year of project management
experience, preferably in a developing
• Strong preference for candidates
familiar with logic models and program
design specifics
• Knowledge and experience in proposal
• Familiarity with creating budgets and
tracking expenditures
• Fluency with Microsoft Office especially
• Ability to live and work in a resource-
poor environment with limited internet
capabilities and intermittent power
• Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Excellent communication skills and
ability to collaborate effectively with all
stakeholders in Ghana and staff in the US/
• Commitment to the highest professional
standards, ethics and values
• Flexibility and willingness to undertake a
wide variety of tasks as required
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Ability to work collaboratively with the
Health Program Assistants and as part of
multicultural team
Health Program Coordinators receive a
small living stipend and free
accommodation for the duration of their

How to apply
For more information on the application
process, and to download the application
form, please go to

The application deadline for the Health
Program Coordinator position is February
1, 2014. Applicants are strongly advised
to apply early as applications will be
considered as they are submitted.

Preference will be given to applicants that
submit well before the deadline. (Deadline 1Feb.2014)

To apply please send your completed
application form and resume to In addition, all
applicants must provide one professional
recommendation sent directly from the
recommender. All application materials
should have the subject line, 'HPC-your