PATH is currently recruiting a Technical Advisor to provide technical support for the Access Accelerated Partnership (AAP) funded Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) prevention and control program in Ghana. The Technical Advisor will report to the PATH Global NCD Project Director and will focus his/her efforts on advancing the GHS NCD Strategy and delivering quality, efficient and optimized new opportunities.
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
The project goal is to advance the Ghanaian NCD strategy through targeted, coordinated multi-sectoral action and improve access to prevention, screening, and care for NCDs with a focus on diabetes, hypertension, breast, and cervical cancers. PATH will collaborate with the Ghana government through the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) to draw synergies in NCD program implementation across sectors and partners’ in-country, thereby maximizing the effectiveness of resources to reduce premature deaths from NCD in Ghana.
Job Title: Technical Advisor, Access Accelerated Partnership
- Provide technical leadership to the PATH NCD program with a focus on the implementation of Ghana’s NCD Strategy;
- Contribute to strengthening the PATH NCD Program portfolio strategies including development and implementation of the NCD project work plans and NCD strategy roll out in the regions;
- Coordinate NCD activities, including advising and providing technical support to the Ghana Health Service NCD program;
- Liaise with the M&E and Data manager to do the introduction and roll-out of the PATH NCD Navigator and improve national data on NCDs through the DHIMS II systems in-country;
- Liaise with the National NCD Program to strengthen PHC activities related to NCD prevention and care including access to NCD commodities in-country;
- Lead training and capacity building efforts including developing training tools and curriculum for health care providers such as medical officers, nurses and midwives, pharmacists, and paramedics on NCD prevention and management;
- Provide technical oversight and liaise with the PATH Advocacy Adviser to train community-based health workers, civil society groups and volunteers to implement NCD activities such as health screening and monitoring, case management and empower community leaders to lead health promotion activities on lifestyle changes to prevent and reduce the risk factors for NCDs at the community level;
- Coordinate national and regional activities including orientation workshops, performance review meetings, etc.
- Support district health facilities and their NCDs Focal Points in supervising NCD activities in their respective regions;
- Liaise with PATH M&E and Data Manager to monitor project progress against work plans at national, regional and district levels;
- Assist with preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly progress reports to PATH and relevant stakeholders;
- Represent PATH in conferences/workshops/ meetings, at regional and district levels, as required;
- Support dissemination of information on project progress and lessons learned at the national and regional level, as required;
- Contribute to the preparation and review of project publications, grant proposals writing, and other reports, as required;
- Other relevant tasks as requested by PATH leadership.
- A Medical Doctor with an advanced degree in Public Health, Health Policy and Health Management or related Social science discipline;
- A minimum of five (5) years working experience in NCDs and/or infectious disease control and prevention, and health system strengthening;
- Extensive knowledge of the Ghana Health Care System with experience in implementation research around NCDs is a plus;
- Experience working in a leadership role, managing health programs with a strong background in Non-Communicable Diseases Control programs;
- Experience in capacity building, supervision, mentoring and private sector engagement is a plus;
- Ability to coordinate and collaborate with international and national, cross-functional teams to ensure reports and milestones are met;
- Demonstrate experience working with government public health officials, NGOs and other health partners in a culturally competent manner;
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team, adapting to diverse educational, socio-political and cultural backgrounds and maintaining a high standard of personal conduct;
- Critical thinker with a flexible and innovative problem- solving skills;
- Experience in health policy and social advocacy is a plus;
- Solid technical knowledge and skills in business development, especially grant-winning proposal writing;
- Excellent written, verbal communication competencies in English.
Closing Date: 23 May 2020