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At GHEI, you will get an opportunity to work with community leaders in Ghana and contribute to improving the well-being of rural communities. On this page, we regularly post jobs, internships and fellowships.

Current Job Openings

 

 

Health Program Coordinator

GHEI is recruiting for a Health Program Coordinator (HPC) to be based in Humjibre, Ghana.

 

The ideal candidate is ready to get their hands dirty, has a willingness to give, learn, and leave an impact through their commitment to this position! This role is ideal for ambitious, thoughtful, and service-oriented individuals looking to work for a high-impact, grassroots, international development organization.

We are deeply committed to finding the right person. You should be eager to learn, adapt and ready to take our health programs to the next level!

If you are entrepreneurial and ready to go on this journey with us, read on….

 

I. Start Date and Duration

Start Date: As soon as possible                                                        

Duration: 13 months

Only applicants willing to commit at least 13 months should apply. Extension beyond 13 months will be considered based on exemplary job performance.

 

II. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Masters degree in Public Health.

  • Knowledge and experience in maternal and child health care.

  • Minimum 1 year of project management experience, preferably in Africa.

  • Strong preference for candidates familiar with logic models and program design specifics.

  • Experience with data analysis generating descriptive statistics (Excel is sufficient).

  • Knowledge and experience in proposal writing.

  • Familiarity with creating budgets and tracking expenditures.

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

  • Ability to live and work in a low-resource environment with limited internet capabilities, and intermittent power outages.

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness.

  • Excellent spoken and written English.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders in Ghana and around the world.

  • Commitment to the highest professional standards, ethics, and values.

  • Resilient, patient, flexible, and willing to perform a wide variety of tasks as they arise.

  • Commitment to building local capacity and working within established local systems, structures, and cultural norms.

  • Ability to work in close collaboration and as part of a multicultural team.

 

III.  Overview of the Position

Reports To: In Ghana, the HPC reports to GHEI’s Country Director. The U.S. based Executive Director (E.D), and the HPC will be required to have frequent communication.

This position entails working with GHEI’s local health staff to plan, implement, and monitor a range of community-based health activities. The primary focus will be on the continued management and implementation of the Mother Mentor for Child Development (MMCD) Program, which aims to improve maternal health and early child health and development. The HPC will be the program lead, working with local staff and US-based volunteers to ensure the success of the program. The HPC will also be responsible for a Health Facility Delivery Incentive Program (HFDIP) and other activities as assigned. In addition, the HPC may plan and facilitate the annual community health evaluation survey carried out by short-term volunteer groups during summer 2022, as well as working with visiting paediatric residents. The HPC works alongside two Health Program Administrators (HPA’s).

 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Program Management and Development (50%)

  • Lead the health team in the management and implementation of the MMCD in partnership with the education team, who leads the early child stimulation aspect of the program.

  • Support the HPAs in management, monitoring/evaluation of the Health Facility Delivery Incentive program (HFDIP).

  • Oversee other health-related activities and programs as assigned.

  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of all health programs. 


  • Plan and manage short-term volunteer health projects by planning suitable projects, writing itineraries and project-specific handbooks, and assisting with onsite logistics and emotional support.

  • Work with Maternal and Child Health Program Advisor to implement annual MMCD health training and evaluations.

  • Work with Education Program Development Advisor and Education Program Coordinator to implement annual early childhood stimulation training.

  • Support fund development activities for health, including writing and developing grant proposals, sponsorship packages and exploring collaborative partnerships.

  • Interface regularly with target communities and local government agencies; network with local government agencies to integrate and align GHEI health programs with existing government health priorities and strategies. 


  • Support GHEI’s development efforts by participating in fundraising campaigns (as needed), grant research and proposal development efforts and donor relations (report-writing and correspondence).

  • Support the delivery of a quality donor experience to health program donors.

 Administration (25%)

  • The HPC is expected to assume administrative duties in collaboration with local staff. These include (but are not limited to) writing budgets, monitoring expenditures, reporting expenses, writing, and revising reports, and taking meeting minutes. They are also expected to undertake other responsibilities that may arise, as delegated by the Country Director, or as needed.

  • The HPC may facilitate short-term volunteer programs, including pre-departure communication with volunteers and on-site programming and coordination. HPC should be prepared to assume a mentoring role with the volunteers as they adjust to life in Humjibre.

 

Capacity Building (25%)

  • Mentor and build management capacity of two local HPA’s through formal and informal training and activities as they take on a leadership role within the organization.

  • Build the capacity of the 2 full-time Mother Mentors and 1 part-time Mother Mentor.

 

IV.  Compensation and Benefits

GHEI puts nearly all our funds into supporting our mission of providing necessary health and education programs to communities in rural Ghana. Unfortunately, we cannot cover the cost of international travel, nor can we cover the cost of visas and health insurance for international candidates.

Salary: The HPC will receive a salary of 1200 GHC/month, equivalent to $200 USD. This salary is non-negotiable. 

Housing: In Humjibre, the HPC will also receive free housing on-site for the duration of the agreement.

Vacation: The HPC receives 25 days of holiday a year.

For Candidates Not Currently Based in Ghana: If coming from overseas, the HPC will receive initial transport to Humjibre from Accra and all necessary immigration registrations and documents for foreign residents in Ghana.

 

V.  Application Process

To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume/C.V. and a list of 3 references (including their email) to team@ghei.org with ‘HPC-Your Name’ as the subject line. Applications without all three requirements will not be considered.

 

Only applicants that are selected for further consideration will be contacted for interviews. The application period will remain open until we find the right person.

Communications Officer

**GHEI is recruiting for a Communications Officer (CO) to be based in Humjibre, Ghana. If you are entrepreneurial and ready to go on this journey with us, read on….

Start Date: As soon as possible

 

Duration: 13 months

Only applicants willing to commit at least 13 months should apply. Extension beyond 13 months will be considered based on exemplary job performance.

Reports to: In-country, this position reports to GHEI’s Country Director. Functionally, the CO will report to the remote-based Executive Director who will oversee professional development progress and accomplishment of deliverables.

 

Position Description: This position entails working closely with both GHEI’s local Ghanaian staff and the Global Support Team to manage GHEI's organizational publicity and web-based marketing. The CO is responsible for promoting GHEI's work through social media and blogging, website, developing online promotional and fundraising campaigns, coordinating donor reporting and relations and writing and editing reports intended for Ghanaian and Western stakeholders. This position requires a great deal of flexibility since responsibilities can change greatly throughout the year. Other essential qualities include creativity, an outgoing personality, thoughtfulness, initiative, and an ability to live and work in a challenging, resource poor environment.

Responsibilities:

Strategy (5%)

  • Develop and implement annual communications plans and assist with long-term plans to leverage GHEI’s existing resources in order to solidify funding opportunities.

 

Donor Relations and Experience (25%)

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with existing and new donors through high quality interactions, seeking to foster long term engagement and investment.

  • Work with local staff to co-manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications with individual donors.

 

Reporting (15%)

  • Prepare and disseminate periodic reports, newsletters and program specific reports to stakeholders and support all aspects of its production, in compliance with specific requirements and ensure reports are submitted on time.

  • Write, edit and ensure overall editorial quality of periodic and program specific reports.

 

Website Management (5%)

  • As necessary, create and publish engaging content on GHEI’s website.

  • Regularly review website performance and carry out updates and maintenance.

 

Social Media Management and Analysis (15%)

  • Diversify, manage and maintain GHEI’s social media presence through regular content production that highlight ongoing health and education initiatives, success stories and raise awareness of GHEI’s catchment communities, mission, vision and values.

  • Conceptualize campaigns and execute social media strategy in support of fundraising efforts.

  • Track, monitor and analyze social media presence by assessing performance under key indicators such as reach, engagement, website/page visits and followers.

 

Content Creation (20%)

  • Photograph program activities, conduct interviews with beneficiaries and write compelling human-interest stories

  • Produce engaging promotional/informational communication materials including flyers, videos, infographics, quote cards, reports etc.

  • Manage and maintain a hard drive containing all communications materials, including up-to-date photographs, fact sheets etc

 

Volunteer Program Marketing and Coordination (15%)

  • Provide recruitment and marketing support to GHEI’s volunteer program (Summer, Serve and Learn, Ghana) via email marketing, online promotion, alumni engagement etc

  • As necessary, provide logistical and administrative support including pre-departure communication with volunteers and on-site programming and coordination. The CO should be prepared to assume a mentoring role with the volunteers as they adjust to life in Humjibre. There may be up to four (4), two-week summer volunteer sessions.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, media or related field. Masters degree preferred

  • Minimum 1 year work experience in a communications, digital marketing or related role

  • Good understanding of and strong interest in development issues

  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentations skills in English

  • Ability to translate complex development issues into simples messages for local and global audiences

  • Excellent knowledge of social media tools and applications with a special focus on community building

  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Workspace

  • Good understanding of digital content creation; graphic design, photo and video editing. Basic photography skills (able to compose a shot, interest in developing photography skills)

  • Creativity, outgoing personality and willingness to take initiative

  • Ability to live and work in a resource-poor environment with limited internet capabilities and intermittent power outages

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders in Ghana and globally

  • Ability to work independently and as part of multicultural team

  • Resilient, patient, flexible, and willing to perform a wide variety of tasks as they arise

  • Willingness to participate in capacity building initiatives, and implement learnings on-the job

 

Desirable Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Experience working with NGOs and famliarity with nonprofit publicity and marketing

  • Experience using publishing programmes such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva or equivalent.

  • Knowledge and experience of web-based technologies such as Wix, Google Analytics, MailChimp, Hootsuite, etc

  • Previous experience with NGOs in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with volunteer program marketing.

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

GHEI puts nearly all our funds into supporting our mission of providing necessary health and education programs to communities in rural Ghana. Unfortunately, we cannot cover the cost of international travel, nor can we cover the cost of initial entry visas and health insurance for international candidates.

Salary: The CO will receive a salary of 1200 GHC/month, equivalent to $200 USD. This salary is non-negotiable. The CO will receive monthly reimbursement for internet and work-related travels.

 

Housing: In Humjibre, the CO will also receive free housing and kitchen on-site for the duration of the agreement.

 

Vacation: The CO receives 25 days of holiday a year.

 

For Candidates Not Currently Based in Ghana: If coming from overseas, the CO will receive initial transport to Humjibre from Accra and all necessary immigration registrations and documents for foreign residents in Ghana.

Application Process

To apply, please send a cover letter (one page maximum), your resume/C.V (two page maximum) and contact details of 2 references (including their email) to team@ghei.org with ‘CO-Your Name’ as the subject line. Applications without all three requirements will not be considered.

Although not mandatory, we strongly advice interested candidates to share relevant portfolio demonstrating skills in writing and editing, photography/videography, graphic design, digital content creation etc. Work samples produced at the university level will also be accepted.

Only applicants that are selected for further consideration will be contacted for interviews. The application period will remain open until we find the right person.**

Internships

If you want to be involved with GHEI, but are unable to come to Ghana, you can still be a part of GHEI and offer a great service to the organization.

 

As with all of our supporters, it is important that we take ahold of your skills and expertise to contribute to our programs. Two great ways to intern remotely are through grantseeking and fundraising activities. These are two areas where we constantly need support, and those outside of Ghana are in the best position to do it. Even if you do not have experience, we can teach you how to do both of these things, and they are great skills to have. Please note that internships are unpaid.

 

To be considered for an internship, please send your CV and a cover letter to communications@ghei.org. If you have additional skills that could be applicable to our organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.