URC Community Strengthening Systems Advisor Jobs in Ghana

URC Community Strengthening Systems Advisor Jobs in Ghana

University Research Co., LLC (URC):

  • Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality.

  • We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene. In our interactions with each other and our clients, we stay true to our values for transformative change by focusing on:

  • Creativity: by unleashing our creativity, we enhance engagement and interaction to improve problem-solving.

  • Collaboration: not only our work towards the same vision and mission instill staff with a strong sense of purpose, but also enables us to complement each other’s skills and allocate work to maximize everyone’s strengths.

  • Accountability: we hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing goals, completing assignments, and making decisions.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: we embrace the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, where our leadership and staff model behavior that enriches our organization, demonstrates respect for all people, and supports opportunities for all staff.

  • Transparency: we understand that when employees deeply trust one another and their leaders, they will be more engaged in their roles because they will not be worried about unfair treatment.

  • Division: The Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, and West Africa Region has projects spanning various health areas including HIV/AIDS, TB, MNCH, and malaria in the cross-cutting areas of health systems strengthening, community mobilization, quality improvement, and social and behavior change communications amongst others.

  • Activity: URC implements the USAID Quality Services for Health (Q4H) Activity in Ghana. The Activity’s purpose is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Government of Ghana (GoG) to promote and oversee improved quality health services in the public and private health sectors. This four-year activity supports the GoG and stakeholders, including both recipients (or civil society) and providers of services, to sustainably improve the quality of health service delivery to improve health outcomes in Ghana.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Supervised by the Leadership and Governance Director, the Community Strengthening Systems Advisor will work closely with the Ghana Health Service and other
    stakeholders at the regional, district, and sub-district levels to support access to and availability of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS).

  • The Community Strengthening Systems Advisor’s roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with regions, districts, sub-districts, and CHPS zones to build stakeholder understanding of their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the CHPS Policy and Implementation Guidelines.

  • Support CHPS development and strengthening in select districts in line with the CHPS implementation building blocks.

  • Provide technical support to enhance continuity of service delivery through strengthening of an effective referral system across various levels of care.

  • Provide technical support for strengthening inter-sectoral collaboration and linkages between districts, sub-districts, Community Health Offices/Community Health Nurses, community health management committees, community leaders; and community groups in the planning, implementation, and management of health services.

  • Perform other project related tasks as assigned.

    Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field.

  • Minimum of eight years of experience in implementing CHPS.

  • Proven ability to manage a diverse and decentralized team working in support of CHPS.

  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with local-level government officials, stakeholders, NGOs, and implementing partners.

  • Capacity to design and manage result-oriented programs and to bring conceptual innovations in the technical support provided as expert.

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication, and presentations skills.

  • Good report writing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and to work as a team member, including with team members working in remote locations.

  • English language fluency is required.

    Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with government counterparts, implementation partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Previous work experience on a USAID or other development project is desirable.

  • Capacity to manage numerous tasks and report in a timely manner.

  • Familiarity with USAID administrative, management and reporting procedures, systems, and requirements.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; URC Community Strengthening Systems Advisor Jobs in Ghana

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