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Team Leader--Preventing Violence Against Adolescent Women and Girls

Accra (Ghana)

  • Organization: IMA World Health
  • Location: Accra (Ghana)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2016-09-01

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IMA World Health is seeking applications for Team Leader for an anticipated DFID-funded violence against women and girls (VAWG) opportunity in Ghana. The Preventing Violence Against Adolescent Girls (PVAAG) program aims to contribute to the long-term reduction in the prevalence of VAWG as well as strengthen the evidence base on what works to mitigate violence against adolescent girls (aged 10-19) in Ghana. S/he to provide overall project leadership, management, and oversight, for all programme activities ensuring continuity of programmatic objectives and targets. The Team Leader will report directly to the Senior Technical Director of Programs.


  • Serve as IMA's representative to DFID, the Ghanaian government, other donors and multinationals, technical agencies and other participating organizations.
  • Manage quality and timely reporting through monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Lead development and implementation of the annual work plan and M&E plan.
  • Ensure visibility of program results, achievements and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and/or publishing articles through professional journals.
  • Serve as the primary person responsible for overseeing the full-time and short-term technical assistance personnel and directing program management and operations, including financial management, cost control, partner management, program planning, performance monitoring, financial reporting, and client relations.
  • Ensure technical capacity of staff and provide technical assistance and backstopping as required.
  • Hold team and partners accountable to meet objectives in timely manner and ultimately responsible for management of fiduciary risk, attention to value for money and continual performance improvement.
  • Ensure project expenses are reasonable and in accordance with donor rules and regulations.


  • Minimum of university degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Global Health, or a related field is required; Advanced degree in relevant field is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of overall experience in management of programs of similar scope.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience managing and implementing donor funded projects, with a strong preference for experience and familiarity with DFID programming and priorities.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience working with programming in contexts similar to Ghana; experience working in West Africa and particularly Ghana will be strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in concert with team, partner organizations, and key government stakeholders to achieve results.
  • A thorough understanding of the drivers of VAWG, in Ghana and/or the region, will be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Ghanaian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

All interested parties should apply through the IMA World Health career page by using the following link:

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