RTI International’s Global
Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded health systems strengthening
opportunity in Ghana. The new project will build on USAID’s and Government of
Ghana’s achievements in strengthening health system building blocks – including
management and leadership, health information systems, health workforce, supply
chain and infrastructure, and health financing – with a strong focus on integrated
service delivery at all levels of the health system. The project will support the Government of
Ghana (GoG) accelerate its achievement
of universal health coverage, which it has committed to reach by 2030, and will
address systemic inequity gaps and quality of health services through promoting
community-based health planning services (CHPS) and primary health care
The Chief of Party
is responsible for the overall performance and results of
the project, including management and oversight of the program’s technical,
operational, and administrative staff. This
position will also provide strategic leadership and vision and technical and
managerial direction for RTI-led team for the successful implementation of the
project; and serve as RTI’s key liaison to USAID, GoG counterparts, local
organizations, other stakeholders and program partners. The COP will be based
within the national project office in Accra and local travel will be required.
- Responsible for the overall
performance and results of the project, including management and quality oversight
of the program’s technical, operational, and administrative activities.
- Lead the
annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, GHS, partners
and the project team.
- Interface regularly with
USAID on management and decision-making and ensure compliance with the award.
- Ensure that the project
activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project
results are proactively disseminated, and learnings are shared and incorporated
to continuously improve.
- Coordinate and collaborate
with other USAID implementing agencies and public sector programs, as
- Submit quality project
technical and financial deliverables and reports on time and in accordance with
- Work with
monitoring and evaluation and learning staff to develop M&E frameworks,
learning agendas and effectively track data/results to incorporate learning for
- Provide oversight and
direction to all long- and short-term personnel hired by the project.
- Directly supervise senior
technical and administrative staff members.
- Master’s degree (or higher) in
public health, health systems management, international development, health
policy, or an advanced degree in a related field.
- Minimum of 15 years of experience
managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex health
projects in developing countries, preferably in Ghana or the Africa region.
- Previous COP experience for
USG-funded project required; USAID preferable.
- Demonstrated success in complex
health program management including experience in the followings: client
relationship management, developing program work plans, developing program
budgets, managing program implementation, and fielding and managing short term
technical assistance for donor-funded programs (preferably USAID-funded
- Senior-level expertise in any one or
more of the following technical areas: systems strengthening; malaria; family
planning and reproductive health; and/or maternal, newborn and child health.
- Additional technical expertise and
experience within one or more of the following systems strengthening sub-areas:
health financing, health governance and leadership, human resources for health,
health information systems, and/or health service delivery.
- Proven capacity to start up and
close out projects, and effectively manage staff and project funds.
- Proven ability to develop effective
working relationships with client and government counterparts and partners, at
- Ability to develop and lead towards
a common vision among partners and multi-disciplinary teams.
- Excellent management, communication
(oral presentation and written) and organizational skills; flexibility and ability
- Professional proficiency in spoken
and written English is required.
- Ghanaian citizens/nationals are
encouraged to apply.