RTI International’s Global Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Technical Director 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 approaches.
The Technical Director will provide primary support to the functions of the Chief of Party (COP) in supervising and assuring the quality of technical activities, including management and oversight of technical staff. With the COP, the Technical Director will be responsible for ensuring that all technical assistance provided under the project are strategic, coherent and consistent and supports the achievement of project objectives. The Technical Director will be based
within the national project office in Accra and local travel will be required.
• In close collaboration with COP, provide overall technical leadership and quality assurance for technical assistance and activities necessary to achieve expected results and deliverables under the project.
• With the COP and DCOP, supervise the implementation of all activities under the project to ensure that performance schedules are observed, and activities are completed according to schedule.
• Provide supervisory oversight to technical staff and help facilitate and coordinate their liaison work with senior counterparts and stakeholders at national and subnational levels.
• Provide technical oversight of the work undertaken by subcontractors and grantees, as relevant.
• Support COP and project staff with the production of project materials, including the development of policy briefs, technical reports and training materials ensuring technical quality and relevance for programmers and policy makers.
• Together with the COP, provide direction and support for the preparation of annual work plans and strategies.
• Directly supervise technical staff.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
• MD, Master’s degree, Ph.D., preferred, in public health, public administration, public policy, health policy, health finance/economics, or other related fields.
• At least 10 years of experience in the management of international donor- (including USAID-) funded health systems strengthening projects, in Ghana highly preferred.
• Experience advising on USAID-funded health projects and programs and in-depth familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and reporting requirements.
• Knowledge and experience in some combination of the following technical areas: health governance; health financing; and community health systems strengthening.
• Technical understanding in Ghana in one or more the following areas highly preferred: health systems and service delivery strengthening; capacity development; health governance and decentralization; health financing; and community health systems strengthening.
• Ability to work effectively, responsively, and collaboratively with academic/research institutions, development and private sector partners, government counterparts (including ministries), and interfacing with donor organizations.
• Excellent management, communication (oral presentation and written) and organizational skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task.
• Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
• Ghanaian citizens/nationals are encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at XXX.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Position is contingent upon award and funding.