Program Officer - Jhpiego

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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

RISE is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID—that works with countries to achieve a shared vision of attaining and maintaining epidemic control, with stronger local partners capable of managing and achieving results through sustainable, self-reliant and resilient health systems. The project is led by Jhpiego with the following partners: ICAP at Columbia University, Management Sciences for Health, Anova, BAO Systems, Johns Hopkins University Centre for Public Health and Human Rights, and Mann Global Health. 




With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), RISE is working in selected countries, including Ghana, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with ministry of health priorities, the project, is planning to rollout national vaccination plans, including ensuring health care workers are prepared to implement and monitor this plan; providing focused and clinically relevant capacity building for clinicians providing COVID-19 case management. 

We are currently looking for dynamic individuals to fill the following position: Program Officer

  • Duration: 1 year, renewable 
  • Job Location: Accra

Job Summary

The Program Officer will assist in the implementation, project management and provide administrative support for Clinical Care and Critical Care activities/projects being implemented at the national, regional, district and primary health care level. This includes assisting with development of work plans, liaising with Ministry staff, other partners and donors regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project milestones and targets. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead program coordination and monitor implementation  
  • Support implementation and monitoring of work plan and budgets 
  • Coordinate technical assistance for program implementation 
  • Assist the program manager in the design implementation, monitoring and assessment of activities. 
  • Write reports, project monitoring tracking matrices and relevant reports as required. 
  • Work closely with technical and program staff to ensure quality implementation of programs and monitor state-level spending 
  • Assist in the development of new program approaches that are linked to related services  
  • Coordinate the efforts of vaccination campaigns across the regions working closely with GHS officers to ensure successful program implementation
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as assigned



Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) or equivalent experience in public health, sociology, or related health, management, or social science discipline. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID programs and strong familiarity with USG reporting requirements. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in management, operational and technical expertise with a preference in public health program implementation 
  • Experience in public health as well as Clinical Care and Critical Care
  • Familiarity with Ghana health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation 
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations 
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination 
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others 
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform  
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to implementation regions and health facilities  
  • Familiarity and experience working with Zoom and other virtual platforms 

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How To Apply

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

[email protected] 

specifying region(s) of interest.

Deadline for the submission of applications: July 27, 2022. . Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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