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Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Job Description

Jhpiego is a key partner in the USAID-funded President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) IMPACT Malaria project contributing to the country’s National Malaria Control Strategic Plan 2014-2020 and beyond. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The Ghana Country office of Jhpiego Corporation is currently looking for a passionate individual to fill the following position: Clinical Advisor, Accra


Job Summary

Serve as team leader for malaria service delivery activities and provide relevant technical leadership, with a focus on improving and scaling up malaria management for both children and adults at the facility level



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the relevant GHS departments in charge of malaria service delivery including the Institutional Care Division (ICD), National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and Family Health Division (FHD) - and with Regional and District Health Management Teams (R/DHMTs) to ensure effective execution of malaria case management supportive supervision and health worker training
  • Coordinate closely with local and international partners, including UN agencies and INGOs, and build and maintain excellent working relationships with the GHS and other key stakeholders implementing malaria service delivery and child health initiatives in Ghana
  • Develop detailed annual and quarterly work plans in collaboration with project staff and the GHS at national, regional and district levels
  • Coordinate with the Impact Malaria M&E teams and GHS/HMIS to ensure that the malaria case management database is regularly updated and the project monitoring data is collected, analyzed and used regularly and with good quality
  • Identify best practices, and support the introduction and scale-up of innovative technical interventions in malaria service delivery in close consultation and collaboration with GHS
  • Plan and coordinate with the National ICD and NMCP to conduct regular (quarterly) program reviews involving the R/DHMTs, MalariaCare staff, other GHS staff and relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct regular field visits in collaboration with key GHS staff, seek feedback and follow up on recommendations
  • With technical support, identify operations research questions, participate in protocol development and support and supervise research activities
  • Assist in the assessment of training needs and in the design and implementation of appropriate measures to address those needs
  • Represent Impact Malaria in malaria case management forums with relevant partners.  Participate in national, regional, and international forums to present experienc

Required Skills or Experience

  • Medical Doctor with an advanced degree in Public Health, International Development, or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with government and public health officials at every level
  • A minimum of five years’ experience at the regional or central level, specifically supporting or implementing malaria service delivery activities and other aspects of community medicine
  • Ability to advise, lead and manage technical assistance teams and multi-partner collaborative projects
  • Program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast paced environment with multiple competing deadlines and tasks
  • Well balanced professional able to see the big picture and keep track of necessary detail
  • Critical thinker with flexible and innovative problem solving skills
  • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required
  • Ability to travel up to 30 percent in-country



How To Apply For This Job

Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to:

  • Deadline for the submission of applications: January 28, 2020
  • Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer  process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time  and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide  feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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