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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR



Job Description

LOCATION: Accra

Our client, a global health organization with the aim of improving the health of people in developing countries is looking for a well-organized and a proactive Technical Director to help with their operations in Ghana.

SCOPE OF WORK (MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES)

The Technical Director is a member of the organisationí senior management team.

He or she will provide overarching technical leadership for the USAID-funded Ghana Social Marketing Program.
The Technical Director will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP) and will deputize for the COP in addition to directly line managing family planning (FP), maternal and child health (MCH), water and sanitation (WASH) technical staff, research staff, and procurement staff to ensure these functions are fulfilled in a high-quality manner that meets project deliverables.
The Technical Director will also be responsible for donor reporting and compliance and new business development (fundraising).

ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide strategic and technical direction for key functions of the Ghana Social Marketing Program, ensuring that the projectís objectives are met. Directly manage key technical staff in FP (Family Planning), MCH (Maternal Child Health), and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
Oversee completion of high quality, timely donor reports and other compliance requirements.
Provide technical input into annual workplans.
Lead the organisationís procurement function, ensuring timely, compliant procurement processes are executed by procurement staff
Lead the organisationís new business development, i.e. fundraising, by maintaining up-to-date knowledge on funding landscape, engaging with donors, and leading proposal development process.
Support the COP (Chief of Party) develop and maintain strong working relationships with other USAID implementing partners (IPs) and other key stakeholders, including the Ghana Health Service, to maximize complementarity of efforts
Develop the organisationís research department by building its capacity and overseeing development and execution of annual research plans as well as mainstreaming of evidence into programming approaches
Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to FP, MCH, WASH and SBCC interventions to inform adjustments in project implementation
Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual, organizational and institutional level in specific areas of expertise in FP, MCH and WASH
Work closely with the COP on setting project direction and priorities, identifying and pursing opportunities for expansion of product and health technology portfolio.
Work closely with the COP to implement the transition from the old to the new local organization, Total Family Health Organization (TFHO)

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

A Master of Public Health, MBA or a second degree in the humanities preferred
At least 8 yearsí experience designing and successfully implementing complex health projects, preferably donor-funded FP/RH, MCH, and WASH projects in West Africa

REQUIREMENTS

Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
Familiarity with USAID and other donor administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems
Background in use of evidence for programming sufficient to manage a research team
Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels (e.g., local NGOs and CBOs)
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
Experience implementing health projects that support or otherwise engage with the private health sector preferred
Demonstrated experience in procurement management preferred
Experience in new business development including proposal preferred

Contact address

1st Otwe Street
P.O. Box TS 410
Teshie-Accra

How to apply

To apply send CVs to techdirect.pjkt@gmail.com

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 5 - 10 Years
    • Management
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra North
    • techdirect.pjkt@gmail.com
    • 0302797657, 0200181695
    • 18-Jan-2017
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