The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, in conjunction with the National AIDS/STDs Control Program (NACP) and the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Center (CCPTC) with funding support from Expertise France through ‘L’Initiative, are about to begin a project titled ‘Implementing Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Living with HIV in Ghana’ (I-CERV-GH)
This three-year project seeks to determine how cervical cancer (CC) screening could be integrated into routine care for women living with HIV in Ghana. The project will use a mix of qualitative and quantitative research involving in-depth interviews, group listing and ranking and real-world implementation of CC screening.
We invite interested applicants to apply for the position of Project Coordinator. Successful applicant will lead the project coordination activities for a 6-month period (renewable biannually based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds) in a strong interdisciplinary environment at the NMIMR, NACP and CCPTC.
This is a full-time job role that requires operational support for the achievement of the objectives of the project and the Institute.
The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include working closely with the project team at NMIMR, the NACP, CCPTC and other partners to administer and organize the project activities. The Project Coordinator should have good working and human relationships and should have experience of working on similar projects in the past.
This role requires coordination of field activities, and this may include some local travel.
- Coordinating project schedules, resources, equipment and information
- Coordinate field activities, training workshops and other project events
- Work with the project team to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes, and budgets, monitor work plans and ensure adherence to the grant agreement.
- Coordinates and participates in field work.
- Work with the procurement team to oversee procurement activities.
- Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants.
- Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
- Ensure standards and requirements are met throughout the project life cycle
- Any other responsibilities to be assigned by the Principal Investigator
- An advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in a relevant field is required. A PhD is an added advantage.
- Experience in project management, with a minimum of two (2) years of progressively managing projects.
- Have excellent time management and communication skills since you’ll work with internal and external teams to meet deadlines.
- Should have the desire to work with people living with HIV and similar infections
- An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules, and detailed action plans.
- Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
- Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
- Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and with a team.
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge in Microsoft Project will be an advantage
- Working knowledge of English
How to Apply
Prospective candidates should complete and submit an application pack (electronic only) to The Grants Administrator, I-CERV-GH, NMIMR. The application should include the following:
- a) A letter of application (stating areas of expertise, how the applicant intends to ensure the success of the project and experience);
- b) An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
- c) Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates
- d) Contact information of two professional references
Electronic copies should be scanned and saved as a single pdf file, and sent to
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to participate in a selection process.
Deadline of Application Submission
Applications should reach the Grants Administrator by April 21, 2023 (17.00hr GMT)