29 Sep 2020

Project Coordinator at World Vision International

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Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority in Ghana. According to the Multi-Center Point-Prevalence Survey on healthcare-acquired infections in Ghana, 14.4% of infections in secondary and tertiary health care facilities are HAIs (Labi, et al, 2019). The percentage of HAIs is expected to be higher in primary health care facilities in deprived settings in Ghana where access to infrastructure and services that augment health delivery is limited. The containment, management, and elimination of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana and the World at large depends on effective Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures in both Health Care Facilities (HCFs) and communities. Effective IPC is fundamental to the quality of health care because it carries the potential benefit of reducing the disease burden on patients, health institutions, and the nation. The concentration of government support has been in urban areas and the major hospitals due to limited resources. The HCFs in remote and hard-to-reach areas of Greater Accra Region lack access to the necessary support and equipment needed to tackle HAIs and community spread of the COVID-19. The project seeks to contribute towards the elimination of HAIs and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Purpose of the position:

World Vision Ghana is seeking a Project Coordinator to be based in Accra to provide strategic implementation of the project to produce expected results. The Project Coordinator will be responsible and ultimately accountable for project’s implementation, co-ordination, quality programming, generating reports, ensuring donor policy compliance, stakeholder and partner relations, and donor deliverables. The Project Coordinator will take active steps in liaising with the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, development partners and other stakeholders to ensure that all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the work plan and within the agreed time frame.

Location:

  • Accra

Major Responsibilities:

Project Planning & Implementation

  • Support in the identification of health facilities and communities where the project will be implemented in Accra.
  • Facilitate a Stakeholder Engagement for project start up, Meeting with Ghana Health Service, CHAG and MOH
  • Coordinate and facilitate the training of health staff and cleaners on infection prevention control (IPC) using virtual technology
  • Support in the development of IEC materials on IPC with context appropriate in two local languages for 10 health facilities
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development and Production of short films jingles and video & radio messaging
  • Coordinate and Facilitate an online exchange learning between health staff in Ghana and Taiwan in the health facilities where the project is been implemented
  • Coordinate and facilitate the categorization of medical waste bins per service delivery points in health facilities (outpatients, observation, ANC, immunization rooms, delivery rooms) and in kitchens and toilet
  • Ensure that all project activities are carried out on schedule.
  • Mobilize communities and project participants to fully take advantage of the project during the life of the project.
  • Work with partners to facilitate the distribution of PPEs and hand washing equipment
  • Sensitize communities on IPC against COVID-19 and also facilitate the Production and distribution of IEC materials on COVID-19 IPC in local languages for targeted communities.

Project Monitoring & Documentation

  • Provides monitoring oversight to all the project components and consistently work to ensure adequate Health facility staff and community involvement in the project.
  • Maintain and manage records of project activities and regularly provide project updates to key stakeholders and promptly report any deviations.
  • Contribute to the development of Infection Prevention and Control messaging in the health facilities and the communities.
  • Track the distribution of PPEs to the Health facility and communities in the project site
  • Writing and documentation of lessons learned and best practices and sharing them at forums
  • Identify all forms of project risks and manage and escalate where necessary

Procurement and Finance

  • Actively participate in the monthly programmes and finance meeting to provide explanations on variances, share areas of concerns.
  • Maintain adequate supply of PPEs. Coordinate with Supply Chain to ensure that PPEs a and related items for donations are procured/delivered in a timely manner.
  • Timely submission of all project costs and ensure prompt payment of partners

Networking, collaboration, and communication

  • Build relationship within communities and facilitate working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community involvement.
  • Represent the project at external engagement meetings.
  • Lead project review sessions (workplan meetings…) at the district level with stakeholders
  • Nurture and sustain partnerships with relevant stakeholders particularly with Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service etc. at the regional, district and community level, in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the project.

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit quality reports and other project documents, including case studies and stories of human-interest stories that meet donor requirements.
  • Contribute to the development of proper stakeholder communication tools to ensure continues flow of information
  • Monitor budget and expenditure and advice Project Manager to take necessary action.
  • Write two proposals related to the current project and health facility-based interventions.
  • Develop two abstracts from the project

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Qualification required: BSc Nursing/Public Health, A Master’s degree in relevant fields will be an added advantage
  • Experience: At least 1 year experience in implementing Health projects
  • Strong understanding of Infection Prevention Control Standards
  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects
  • Strong M&E background

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations
  • Ability to speak the local language in project locations will be added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams
  • Competency in the use of MS Office suite
  • Aptitude for community mobilization and capacity-building.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet timelines

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
  • Travel to health facility locations: Minimum 50% required



Method of Application

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Closing Date : 29 Sept, 2020





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