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The Global Programs Department of Jhpiego Corporation is currently seeking dynamic individuals to fill various positions to support its operations in Ghana. Ghanaian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
Role: Mentors
Contract Duration: Six months. Immediate Start.
Locations: Accra (2), Kumasi (2), Takoradi (2)


Jhpiego is seeking Mentors to provide technical guidance and support to facility, districts and regions for several newly awarded COVID-19 projects. In Ghana, Jhpiego will support the Government of Ghana (GOG) to prevent, control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus while maintaining routine and essential service delivery. A significant area of focus for our work is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local healthcare workers to prevent nosocomial spread of infection, provide quality case management, triage, and referral, and allow for the safe maintenance of routine essential services.

Mentors will be based in the regions and responsible for supporting the regional and district level to scale training and support to primary health care facilities to improve IPC practice and undertake safe triage and referral in the context of COVID 19, as well as routine surveillance. Mentors must have qualities of respect, integrity, trust, and empathy and must be able to motivate and support health care providers s/he is working with. This includes and improving coordination and communication amongst frontline health workers impacted and engaged in targeted districts to support/maintain essential and routine services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical support at regional, district and facility level
Provide technical advice, guidance and support for the implementation of the coordination and communication to the regional and district levels teams for the improved coverage and quality of COVID-19 prevention and support initiatives
In collaboration with district health directorate and frontline health workers, identify challenges and gaps and identify solutions to support service continuity
Build close working relationships with key stakeholders and contribute to multi-sectoral collaboration with other relevant stakeholders and partners in the district to lead a coherent and coordinated COVID-19 response in the district

Support capacity development
Support the training of regional and district health management team members in the eLearning/capacity development approach using the online learning platform, zoom, and WhatsApp
Facilitate clinical trainings, via zoom and WhatsApp and provides on-site technical support during visits as needed, as part of a broad strategy of program strengthening including preparing training schedules, identifying trainers from region and DHMT, monitoring trainings and post-training supportive supervision follow-up visits.

Support data use
Support district and regional level review of service delivery data to identify priorities be addressed in service delivery (linking to interventions and capacity development) and to track subsequent progress after interventions
Ensure data collection and evaluation tools are correctly used and that results are disseminated back to front-line providers
Contribute to program reporting and related documentation needs for assigned technical areas
Other duties as assigned which contribute to realization of the program deliverables

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

Required Qualifications
A valid clinical degree in nursing or other health cadres with five or more years of relevant work experience in public health practice; additional training in infectious disease, emergency medicine and/or public health preferred.
Experience working in leading training and clinical preceptorship practical training
Demonstrated experience working with USAID programs and strong familiarity with USG reporting requirements.

Required Abilities/Skills
Excellent clinical skills in IPC, health assessment, diagnosis and treatment, facility management, surveillance, etc.
Familiarity with Ghana health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Excellent writing and communications skills
Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible and dependable
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Ability and willingness to travel frequently to implementation districts, regions and health facilities
Demonstrated ability and experience in digital skills required for remote and virtual mentoring and communication, including video conferencing on the Zoom platform, computer skills and mobile phone skills for communication and messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Facebook.

Contact address

How to apply

Apply by email

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 3 - 5 Years
    • Others
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • work2savelives@gmail.com.
    • 19-June-2020
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