Clinical Officer - Jhpiego



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Jhpiego Corporation in Ghana has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for the past 40 years in a variety of technical areas including cervical cancer treatment and prevention, community health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and newborn health, health workforce capacity development (both pre-service and in-service), family planning, malaria, IPC/WASH and Covid19 responses.  

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.

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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 the 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: Clinical Officer

  • Job Location: Accra
  • Reports to:  Clinical Specialist  
  • Supervises:  Vaccine Nurses

Job Overview

The Clinical Officer will assist the Clinical Specialist, the Technical Director, Jhpiego staff, Donors, Ghana Health Service and other relevant stakeholders by with the implementation, project management and technical support for RISE Clinical Care activities/projects being implemented at the national, regional, district and primary health care level.

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This includes assisting with the 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: 

  • Provide technical assistance on RISE clinical care and critical care related program implementation 
  • Assist with the design implementation, monitoring and assessment of activities. 
  • Write/produce project monitoring tracking matrices and relevant reports as required. 
  • Work closely with technical lead and program staff to ensure quality implementation of programs and monitor state level spending 
  • Conduct training and technical site assessments of health facilities in collaboration with implementing partners
  • Assist in the development of new program approaches that are linked to related services  
  • Work with RISE and Jhpiego Clinical Care and Critical Care consultants to implement trainings, maintain services and supportive supervision 
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as assigned 

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) or equivalent experience in medicine, nursing, laboratory technology or public health, or related health discipline. 

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  • 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 

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: March 30, 2022. Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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