Project Management Specialist (Health)

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 18 January 2021

Job Description

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72064121R100004- REISSUED

2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 19, 2021

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: February 02, 2021 at 11:59 pm Accra time.

4. POINT OF CONTACT: GhanaApplications@usaid.gov

5. POSITION TITLE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (HIV/AIDS)– HEALTH, POPULATION AND NUTRITION OFFICE.

6. MARKET VALUE: GHC 108,292.00 – GHC 162,445.00 equivalent to FSN-10 In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Ghana. Final compensation will be negotiated within the market value.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance is five (5) years, estimated to start o/a July, 2021. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of continuing nature executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory job performance and need for continued services.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Accra, Ghana with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: All interested candidates eligible to work in Ghana. Cooperating Country National (CCN) is defined as an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office Background Check

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The Project Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS), is an integral member of the USAID/Ghana health team and also the USG President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Ghana interagency team. This is a full time programmatic, administrative and financial management support position, with primary responsibilities in assisting the HIV/AIDS team with project management, coordination and monitoring; liaison and communications with implementing partners (IPs), USG agencies including the USG PEPFAR Ghana team, other USAID offices as well as external partners; technical reporting requirements and; analysis and reporting of health data and statistics, including budget information. Responsibilities include providing technical leadership to design and implement interventions to promote accountability through community monitoring mechanisms, and to lead USAID’s technical assistance to optimize procurement and supply chain and ensure an interrupted supply of HIV commodities. Responsibilities also include providing Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (A/COR) management and coordination of funding, reporting and administration of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for USAID activities being conducted by Implementing Partners (IPs) under Contracts, Cooperative Agreements and/or Grants. The position will also serve as Activity Manager for designated USAID/W Global Health Bureau central mechanisms implemented in Ghana. This position is one of substantial complexity given the high level of influence of USAID in management, representation, strategy and results for USG PEPFAR Ghana. The position requires the ability to coordinate, plan, implement, follow-up and work with limited oversight both independently and within a multi-agency and multi-organizational team setting. The job holder is expected to be highly productive and to meet tight deadlines. The ability to operate sensitively and effectively given the contextual variables affecting HIV/AIDS in Ghana is absolutely essential. Flexibility, customer orientation, diplomacy, discretion, the ability to logically organize and analyze information (including program data), attention to detail and the capacity to complete tasks with limited oversight are all critical to successfully fulfilling the position requirements. This position is located in the Health, Population and Nutrition Office (HPNO) at USAID/Ghana in Accra and will require travel both in Ghana and internationally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

a. Education: A Bachelor’s degree in social science, public health, program management, public administration, international development or health services administration is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience working in development programs in a developing country context is required.

c. Language Proficiency: Fluency in English (reading, writing, and speaking) is required. (Language proficiency may be tested.)

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