Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is an eight-year (2019–2027) global health initiative project funded by President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EpiC has presence in more than 60 countries and extensive breadth and depth of technical experience.
The project receives Global Health Security funding to strengthen global, regional, and local public health systems to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases, building on broad experience and existing capabilities that align with GHS priorities, National Action Plans for Health Security (NAPHS), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) goals. In Ghana, EpiC will engage, support and provide technical assistance to One Health key stakeholders (animal, human, and environment) and private sector entities and associations to implement a comprehensive suite of strategies at national and prioritized regions/districts in the country in GHS focused areas to build the IHR core capacity required to prevent, detect, and respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases that cause significant mortality, morbidity, and economic loss. This will involve collaboration with appropriate national stakeholders and partners.
In addition, EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control through strategic TA to improve HIV prevention, case finding, care, and treatment programing in countries supported by PEPFAR. Using data as the compass, EpiC Ghana will ensure the relevant populations and groups are fully engaged and are part of program design, delivery of quality services, and monitoring, as we journey towards local ownership and sustainability. EpiC will also provide site support to NACP on mental health in Greater Accra and expand TA on security to MSM serving organizations and LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion to the PEPFAR care and treatment IP in the Western, Western North and Ahafo regions.
We are seeking to employ a Project Director to lead our EpiC GHS and HIV/AIDS work in our office in Accra, Ghana.
The Project Director leads the project and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders. The Project Director has overall programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and the organization’s regulations. Plans and directs project schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project from initiation through delivery. Organizes project(s) activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. The Project Director will be a recognized leader in GHS and HIV/AIDS with operational and implementation expertise and deep experience leading USAID programs.
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