Location: Accra, Ghana
Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of mid-to-late 2023.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.
Global Communities is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Ghana Health Program – HIV. This five-year program seeks to increase HIV case finding and linkage to care and treatment – including viral load suppression, in geographic focus areas of Ghana. The Ghana Health Program builds on Ghana’s health and development progress to date in advancing the delivery of integrated HIV health services for key and priority populations. Technical assistance and service delivery activities will build the capacity, sustainability, and resilience of local institutions and regional health directorates. USAID envisions assistance under this program will significantly contribute to Ghana’s progress outlined in national strategies addressing integration of HIV health service delivery.
The COP will lead and oversee the overall implementation of the program, including technical strategy, financial and operational leadership, and human resources. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.
The COP is responsible for overall program implementation, strategic vision, and outcome achievement. The COP provides an integrated vision for the program and will manage a team of senior staff to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. S/he will utilize the principles of adaptive management to maximize impact and facilitate innovation. Finally, the COP will be responsible for communications with USAID, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with government and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to HIV case finding and linkage to care and treatment.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
- Provide program leadership, strategic direction, and supervision, including oversight of staff, consultants, and local partners, monitoring and evaluation, and program implementation.
- Oversee program administration, operations, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure technical and financial activity aligns with scope and budget allocations, internal policies, and donor regulations.
- Ensure project activities maximize impact and are completed in compliance with Global Communities, USAID rules and regulations, local laws, and donor agreement requirements.
- Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.
- Ensure quality control and provide overall technical and management leadership under the award; adjust programs and operations in response to USAID/Ghana technical direction.
- Represent Global Communities and overall program interests with national and regional government counterparts as well as at conferences, workshops, meetings, and other industry gatherings as necessary and appropriate. Maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team.
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to clinical medicine, public health, development studies, other social sciences, nutrition, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience leading implementation of large international donor programs particularly related to maternal, newborn, and child health; or,
- Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to public health, nutrition, or a related field with a minimum of 12 years of experience leading implementation of large international donor programs particularly related to maternal, newborn, and child health.
- Five (5) years’ experience as Chief of Party, senior management, or equivalent position, on a USAID funded program involving the administration of large, USG-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting is strongly preferred.
- High level of interpersonal, technical, communication, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders.
- Knowledge/experience with USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing USAID cooperative agreements preferred.
- Demonstrated experience and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required.
- Management/supervisory experience is required.
- Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired.
- Strong understanding of the local Ghanaian contexts.
- Languages: Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English
- Ghanaian Nationals and strongly encouraged to apply
- A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities.
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented. The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.