Job Posting: JHUCCP Ghana Zonal Continuous Distribution Officer (3)

Job Vacancy

Job Title: Zonal Continuous Distribution Officer (CDO)

Reports to: The Continuous Distribution Manager (CDM)

Positions available: 3 (To be based in Ashanti, Greater Accra, and Western Regions)



The Ghana Malaria Vector Control Project is USAID’s next generation malaria vector control project. This project provides a comprehensive and dynamic approach to empower the government, civil society and the private sector to create sustainable systems to improve access, ownership and promote appreciation and use of LLIN and other malaria vector control technologies. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP) is leading a consortium of partners in implementing this project which planned to last for two to four years. These partners are the Population Services International (PSI), Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Tulane University.


Overview of Position

The LLIN Continuous Distribution Zonal Officers (CDO) will provide effective leadership and coordination of field operations in designated regions (zones) in the implementation of LLIN continuous distribution for the Ghana Malaria Vector Control Project. The CDO will serve as the liaison between the project and its field partners at all levels in the regions, especially with the Ghana Heath Service, Ghana Education Service and District Assemblies. He/She will serve as the coordinator overseeing LLIN continuous distribution activities and other vector control interventions in the designated zones.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

1.       Work as the facilitator for the LLIN Continuous Distribution Coordination Teams in the regions

2.       Organize and facilitate orientation meetings and training activities on LLIN continuous distribution for identified zonal, regional, district, and community level personnel

3.       Support planning and implementation of health facility, schools and other identified channels of LLIN continuous distribution

4.       Pay regular visits to districts, health facilities, communities and schools to monitor the effective implementation of LLIN continuous distribution and community-focused activities

5.       Work with regional and district level personnel to monitor and ensure effective implementation of LLIN continuous distribution, supply chain management and LLIN availability at all levels for health facility-based distributions

6.       Advocate with private sector companies in the designated zones to adopt the Malaria Safe strategy, using social marketing approaches in making LLIN available to their employees

7.       Advocate with leadership of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies Social Services Sub Committees to support various vector control interventions in the districts and municipalities

8.       Support the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team in the planning and implementation  of research activities on LLIN continuous distribution program, net use behavior and other vector control activities

9.       Support planning and implementation of health facility, schools and community-focused LLIN BCC programs in collaboration with Health Promotion Officers at all levels

10.   Serve as the link between the Ghana Malaria Vector Control Project and local media (print and radio) in ensuring correct information on malaria, LLIN access, use and care, and also relevant success stories are collected and disseminated


 Required Qualifications

·         Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences including Health Promotion and Management, Social Studies and related disciplines

·         Minimum 4 years’ experience working in malaria control and in particular Insecticidal Nets Distribution and promotion of use or related fields

·         Experience in health extension programs organization, management and coordination of partner activities

·         Experience in development and facilitation of trainings and other capacity development activities, particularly in the health sector

·         Significant experience in program management and reporting

·         Strong working experience with local partners at regional and district levels, both in the private and public sector

·         Experience in managing a USAID project is desirable

·         Experience in monitoring and evaluation is desirable

·         Excellent planning and organizational skills

·         Excellent writing and presentation skills

·         Strong computer skills is required


To Apply: Please send a cover letter, CV and references to [email protected] no later than December 10, 2014. You must indicate “Ghana Zonal Continuous Distribution Officer” in the subject line of the email. Please also include the zone to which you would like to be considered.