Regional Program Manager

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Project HOPE

Regional Program Manager 2

Position description

Project HOPE is an international NGO with employees and volunteers who work around the globe, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up, and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct 

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency. 


The purpose of the USAID-funded Ghana Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) activity to strategically contribute to the Government of Ghana’s strategies to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, and improve their overall health and well-being by 2030. Activities are expected to advance Ghana toward increased localization, strengthening the capacity of Ghana institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale-up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality MNCH, voluntary family planning, malaria, and global health security services. The project will increase access, utilization and quality of maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, and nutrition services to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in northern Ghana.


Project HOPE seeks a Regional Program Manager (RPM), Tamale to oversee technical and programmatic operations in the Tamale region, including oversight of regional-level staff. The RPM will oversee program operations at the regional level, serve as a liaison between the central project team and Tamale regional team, and represent Project HOPE as necessary at the regional level. The RPM will manage M&E, program, and administrative staff. This position will coordinate startup activities and develop/support regional budgets, implementation, and reporting structures. They will liaise with sub-grantees, regional stakeholders, and program staff.  


Program Implementation & Operations

• Provide overall technical guidance to the regional team based on guidance received from the central unit, make recommendations for improvements in program delivery and outcomes, and follow up with staff to implement recommendations.
• Develop program technical content and ensure use of up-to-date quality technical materials and guidelines.
• Serve as the primary regional contact, communicating frequently and addressing operational challenges. 
• Review regional reports and data and assess quality through regular exchange with the program and central teams. Collaborate with technical and M&E staff to monitor achievement of program objectives, making site visits as appropriate.
• Prepare regional project results and reports in an appropriate format and in collaboration with regional staff, M&E staff, and others. 
• Support the development of program planning documents including workplans, implementation plans, M&E plans, program design, startup, and closeout plans. 
• Oversee systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on progress of activities and monitor progress over time.
• Ensure that the program is in compliance with local, national, donor, and Project HOPE laws, policies, regulations, requirements, and procedures. 
• Assist in the recruitment, selection, and training of regional staff. 
• Monitor the progress of each sub-grant and assist with the identification of issues.
• Implement and scale the program using previously developed procedures and creating new ones when necessary.  
• Ensure annual budgets align with performance objectives and review monthly financials to ensure the program is spending in accordance with its budget.

Training and Communication

• Maintain frequent communication with the central PMU, sub-grantees, regional stakeholders, and others to ensure program objectives are communicated and ensure that the coordination of program supplies is within budgeted targets. 
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner, donor, and government staff.
• Attend and actively participate in coordination meetings.
• Support the training and professional development of regional staff. 
• Represent Project HOPE at events and in collaboration efforts with external partners, government officials, and donor representatives.
• Contribute to the sharing of “lessons learned” from other relevant programs carried out by Project HOPE and programs implemented by other organizations.

Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned by the DCoP.


• Master’s degree required in a directly relevant area.
• Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in public health, medical, or program management positions. 
• Extensive experience managing complex projects and grants, ideally US Government funded with RMNCH/PHC focus. 
• Familiarity with relevant regional stakeholders and local public health initiatives.
• Experience with clinical practice in Ghana preferred. 
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the Regional and HQ teams, government officials, and partners.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and able to work effectively with field, central, and HQ staff. 
• Experience managing multiple priorities and functioning as a team/program leader.
• Full computer literacy.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment. 
• Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form. 

Work environment:

• Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level. 
• Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.

All positions will be based in Ghana. Ghana nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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