29 May 2017

Jhpiego Job Vacancy : Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program Officer

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Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Job Description


  • The ECD Program Officer will provide management and technical assistance to the conceptualization, development, and implementation of ECD materials, working collaboratively with project teams. The position is based in Accra.
  • The successful candidate will possess public health knowledge, experience implementing educational and/or health solutions in the field, and strong program management and oversight skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning and Implementation

  • Provide project and logistical management for the implementation of ECD activities
  • Following and revising detailed implementation plans and schedule for development of ECD learning materials and related activities
  • Follow the budget and proper procurement processes for development of activities and submit for activity advances
  • Administer activity related funds as per policy and reconcile with finance team after activities
  • Working closely with project teams, coordinate and facilitate workshops, meetings, field visits and other activities as needed Develop detailed schedule

Coordination, Networking and Representation

  • Work with relevant stakeholders, partners, leadership and staff in the development and implementation of ECD materials

Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Ensure adequate and organized record keeping and timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of all project activities
  • Share records with relevant stakeholders and supervisors as needed
  • Write reports as needed or tasked including key issues, achievements, challenges and lessons learned
  • Write success stories and case studies and share to relevant audiences
  • Take photographs and get signed informed consent


  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information and experience sharing among the project team, country office and headquarters-based staff

Required Skills or Experience

  • University degree in management or in a related professional field or public health related field with requisite work experience
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in the field for managing international NGO activities
  • Experienced in:
    • coordinating program activities with governmental, non-governmental and private sector partners
    • collaborating with partners to provide technical assistance and implement program activities
  • Experience with training, staff development, and teaching
  • Knowledge of public health, childhood or nutrition related programs
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of local languages helpful
  • Self-motivated, proactive and possess a positive attitude to work
  • Require minimum supervision
  • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization
  • Willing to and able to travel extensively within the country

How to Apply

  • Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to: [email protected]
  • Deadline for the submission of applications: June 9, 2017. Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • All Jhpiego staff members, regardless of their level of responsibilities are expected to:
  • Model the Jhpiego mission and values
  • Participate in the business development process
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
  • Jhpiego Corporation is an equal opportunities employer.

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