Jhpiego seeks a Country Director/Project Director (CD/PD) in Ghana. The CD/PD provides vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s programs in Ghana. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation for country programs and achieving the planned results.
The Country Director will likely also serve as the Project Director for one of Jhpiego’s ongoing projects, and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, will ensure the project is progressing appropriately, and will serve as the principal liaison to USAID. S/he will play a key role in ensuring the award meets its objectives on time and on budget. This will be accomplished through the use of adaptive management across the organization, at all levels. The Project Director will be an effective manager and will lead his/her team through changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. A high degree of demonstrated technical expertise combined with excellent communication and management skills are essential for this position.
The CD/PD works closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) to streamline efforts and ensure complementarities of projects, serves as the primary point of contact for donors, stakeholders and partners and is responsible for managing relationships and collaboration with international and local partners. The CD/PD also ensures timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and project deliverables.
Ghanaian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.