Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people.
We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks.
Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.
We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D, and we want to keep it that way. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission.
Diversity of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them.
Our work culture is collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.
R4D seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Senior Program Officer based in Accra, Ghana to play a key role on the USAID Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (HSS Accelerator) program in Ghana.
Please note, this position is grant-funded through 2023. Ghanaian nationals are encouraged to apply. This position includes a Ghanaian benefits package and does not include international relocation or expatriate benefits.
Program summary :
The HSS Accelerator is a global, USAID Cooperative Agreement to strengthen institutions and processes, and build local expertise, to ensure that health systems can tackle future challenges and weather shocks with less reliance on external support.
The HSS Accelerator is applying a potentially paradigm-changing approach to support countries on their journey to self-reliance.
And, to ultimately ensure that health systems work for the people and communities who need them.
The HSS Accelerator is led by Results for Development (R4D) with support from the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF, headquartered in Nigeria), and ICF.
Additional global, regional, and local partners will be selected in partnership with USAID / OHS and USAID Missions based on demand.
The Senior Program Officer will help lead selected workstreams under the HSS Accelerator activity in Ghana, providing both day-to-day technical and program management guidance to the team.
S / he will work with staff based in Ghana and the US and will be responsible for ensuring that this team work collaboratively with the Ghanaian government stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the program.
A successful candidate should have strong leadership, program management, and stakeholder management skills. S / he should have a technical background in health systems strengthening, with experience working on quality assurance and quality improvement issues.
and have a commitment to excellence and producing results.
This position is based in Accra, Ghana and will report to the Program Director in Accra.
Proactively identify and work with the team to resolve programmatic and technical issues (e.g. delays, shifts in technical focus).
in collaboration with other team members.
Provide coaching and direction to junior staff members, related to the activities led by the incumbent.
Seek opportunities to present HSS Accelerator work both in Ghana and globally.
prepare clear and concise emails, presentations and reports.