Job Posting: JHUCCP Ghana Continuous Distribution Manager

Job Vacancy

Job Title: LLIN Continuous Distribution Manager (CDM)

Reports to: The Chief of Party



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 Manager (CDM) will provide effective leadership and support to the Ghana National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and its implementing partners in the planning, organization and operationalization of the nation’s strategies in improving and sustaining LLIN coverage and use.  The CDM will also supported the Ghana Malaria Vector Control Project’s development and introduction of innovative technologies for malaria vector control and play a crucial role in the provision of technical assistance and capacity building to the NMCP.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

1.       Provide assistance to the NMCP and its partners in promoting the application of the National LLIN strategy, within the context of the existing National Integrated Malaria Vector Management Policy

2.       Serve as the lead person in facilitating the implementation of LLIN continuous distribution through schools, health facilities, family-focused initiatives and private sector social marketing

3.       Facilitate the collaboration between the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service/NMCP at national, regional and district levels in developing a comprehensive and sustainable school-based LLIN distribution program

4.       Provide leadership in the implementation of a family-centered approach to LLIN distribution that gives families a variety of options to access replacement LLIN at all times from different sources

5.       Provide technical assistance for the development of cross sectorial collaborations and innovative programs to reach rural households with LLIN and other vector control techniques based on community-focused approaches

6.       Support the promotion and adoption of the Malaria-Safe Strategy by private companies and parastatal institutions

7.       Support the NMCP in identifying national program needs in relation to the implementation of LLIN mass campaigns and continuous distribution programs, and provide opportunities to access proven existing programs and resources to provide adequate responses to these gaps   

8.       Work with the NMCP’s Malaria Communication Sub Committee to craft LLIN BCC campaigns to promote proper LLIN use, replacement decisions, attitudes towards care and repair, LLIN availability via social marketing and commercial sales

9.       Support the project’s M&E Team in field assessments of new options for vector control, taking into account the epidemiological, geographical and social factors

10.   With the M&E Team of the project, provide support and technical advice to the NMCP to improve monitoring and evaluation of the various LLIN distribution channels



Extensive travel throughout all regions of Ghana required.


 Required Qualifications

·         First degree in health, development, social sciences or a related degree relevant to the field of health, malaria or epidemiology. A post-graduate degree will be desirable

·         Minimum 5 of years’ experience working in malaria control and in particular Insecticidal Nets Distribution and promotion of use

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

·         Experience in development and facilitation of trainings and other capacity development activities

·         Experience in working on USAID-funded health promotion projects is preferred

·         Significant experience in project management, human resources, and reporting

·         Excellent planning and organizational skills

·         Excellent writing and presentation skills

·         Strong computer skills required


To Apply: Please send a cover letter, CV and references to [email protected] no later than December 10, 2014. You must indicate “Ghana Continuous Distribution Manager” in the subject line of the email.