Health Program Coordinator

Employer: Ghana Health and Education Initiative
Location: Ghana
Closing date: 15 Jul 2016

GHEI is recruiting for a Health Program Coordinator to be based in Humjibre, Ghana.
Start Date: September 1, 2016
Duration: 14-26 months

Job Summary: 
This position is seeking a Health Program Coordinator who will work with GHEI’s local health staff and community health workers to plan, implement, and monitor a range of community-based health activities. The primary focus will be on the implementation and future development of the newly launched Mother Mentor Program. The Mother Mentor Program aims to improve maternal health outcomes, as well as early child health and development. The Health Program Coordinator (HPC) will be the program lead, working with local staff and US-based consultants to ensure the success of the program. The HPC is also be responsible for GHEI’s scaled-back Malaria Prevention and Handwashing with Soap at Schools programs, and the continuation of our small scale Sexual and Reproductive Health and Safe Delivery Programs. In addition, the HPC will plan and facilitate health evaluation and outreach projects carried out by short-term volunteer groups and pediatric residents during the summer.The ideal candidate for this position will have past experience, as well as a strong commitment, in capacity building and sustainable development. The HPC works closely with two Health Program Administrators and reports to the Country Director and US-based Executive Director.


Programming: 50%

Lead the health team in the implementation and future development of the Mother Mentor Program

Oversee the scaled-back Malaria Prevention and Handwashing with Soap at Schools Programs

Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of all health programs

Plan and manage short-term volunteer health projects by planning suitable projects, writing itineraries and project-specific handbooks, and assisting with onsite logistics and emotional support

Work with medical volunteers to implement annual health trainings and evaluations

Administration: 30%

Generate reports for internal use, funders, and local government agencies

Write and/or revise grant proposals

Create and monitor budgets and expenses for all health programs

Capacity Building: 15%
Mentor and build management capacity of two local Health Program Administrators (HPAs) through formal and informal trainings and activities as they take on more of a leadership role within the organization

Other: 5%
Interface regularly with target communities and local government agencies; network with local government agencies to integrate and align GHEI health programs with existing government health priorities and strategies

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Masters in a related field
Minimum 1 year of project management experience, preferably in a developing country
Strong preference for candidates familiar with logic models and program design specifics
Experience with data analysis generating descriptive statistics (Excel is sufficient)
Knowledge and experience in proposal writing
Familiarity with creating budgets and tracking expenditures
Fluency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Ability to live and work in a low-resource environment with limited internet capabilities and intermittent power outages
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
Resilient, patient, flexible, and willing to perform a wide variety of tasks as they arise
Commitment to building local capacity and working within established local systems, structures, and cultural norms
Ability to work in close collaboration with the HPAs as part of a multicultural team

This is a unique opportunity for an early career development professional to gain in-country experience with a local team. Working with GHEI will hone your skills in program development, monitoring, evaluation, and management. GHEI’s health programming is in a very exciting stage, which will allow the next HPC to truly shape and impact GHEI’s health sector for many years.

The Health Program Coordinator receives a local salary equivalent to ~$160 USD/month. Free housing, electricity, all business related travel, in-country work permits and Visas are also paid for by GHEI. Relocation costs (i.e. airfare), vaccinations, and evacuation insurance are not covered by GHEI.

To apply:
Please send your completed application and resume to, with ‘HPC-Your Name’ as the subject line.
In addition, all applicants must provide one professional recommendation, sent directly from the recommender to, with ‘HPC-Your Name’ as the subject line.

The final date to submit an application is July 15, 2016. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early as applications will be reviewed as they are received.