Medical Technical Advisor


Company DKT Internati...
Industry Not-for-profi...
Category Medical/Pharm...
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education Post-graduate...
Experience 7 years
Job Expires Feb 28, 2019
Contact ...

Company Profile

DKT International Inc. is a non-profit organization whose core mission is the provision of safe and affordable options for family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention. DKT operates 24 programs in 25 countries worldwide. 

Job Description

Department: Technical Advisory 
Organization Relationship
  • Directly reports to: GM – M&E/TECHNICAL OPERATIONS
  • Directly supervises: TBD
Job Summary
  • Manage clinical training and community activation components of “Increasing Access to Long Acting & Reversible Methods” project
  • Manage relationships with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana Health Services (GHS), and other FP / SRH partners.
  • Provide strategic analysis and critical thinking to further company goals.
  • Responsible for family planning (FP) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) advice and counsel.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage clinical training and community activation components of “Increasing IUD, Implant, and MA Availability and Use” project
    • Develop detailed implementation plan to deliver technical aspects of LAD project, including clinical training for the insertion and removal of multiple types of IUDs, insertion and removal of implants, and counseling, prescription, and provision of medical abortion.
    • Develop and execute community activation programs focused on long term family planning methods and medical abortion.
    • Create and manage team and suppliers for schools/community activations and community meetings with excellence.
    • In conjunction with marketing team and advertising agency, develop and adapt materials to be used in clinical training and community programming.
    • Ensure activities are in line with budget planning and expectation.
  • Manage relationships with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana Health Services (GHS), and other FP / SRH partners.
    • Develop innovative public / private partnerships (PPP) to increase uptake and sales of long-term family planning methods. 
    • Develop, direct and oversee management of relationships with private healthcare outlets and providers.
    • Manage relationships with all stakeholders in FP and SRH, such as the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), local and international NGOs, international health officers, etc.
  • Provide strategic analysis and critical thinking to further company goals
    • Ensure effective overall strategies for IEC (information, education, and communication) activities.
    • Develop detailed technical strategies to accompany and drive sales targets and CPR / share goals.
    • Collaborate with Sales & Distribution Manager to increase DKT product distribution in clinical channels.
    • Design and execute effective quality assurance strategies at Lydia Partner Clinics
  • Provide family planning and sexual and reproductive health advice and counsel.
  • Advise CD, sales team, and brand managers on technical aspects of FP and SRH to ensure DKT provides timely and accurate information in the field.
  • Keep all DKT employees up-to-date on FP and SRH developments, statistics, and innovations.
  • Be voice of DKT to healthcare providers and other FP / SRH stakeholders with regards to technical information.
  • Responsible for accurate technical communication in all DKT products, IEC, and marketing materials.

Other Duties:

  • Represent DKT with all partners including, but not limited to: MoH and GHS representatives, donors, NGOs, consultants -- maintaining positive, professional relationships and image.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Country Director.
  • Assure confidentiality in handling business related issues.

Required Skills or Experience

Minimum Education

  • Post-graduate training in public health or other relevant discipline
  • Clinical degree in nursing with emphasis on midwifery is a plus.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 7 years mid-senior level experience in designing, implementing or managing large, complex FP / SRH training and outreach programs.
  • Demonstrated track record working with mid and senior level MoH and GHS FPD officials.
  • Experience with and understanding of Ghana’s law providing access to safe abortions. 
  • Proven knowledge of the private clinic landscape in Ghana, with existing strong relationships and networks within the sector.

Skills and abilities

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Critical and strategic analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills
  • Entrepreneurialism 
  • Innovation and risk-taking
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail
  • Personable, approachable demeanor
  • Effective time-management
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Excellent writing & oral communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Computer literac

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