NABCO: Heal Ghana Interview, All Questions and Answers

NABCO Interview for the Heal Ghana module will take place from the 23rd to 27th July 2018 in the various districts.

As usual, we have questions and answers and we continue to update them as we get more information.

About the Heal Ghana Module

Trained nurses and other healthcare workers in the “Heal Ghana” programme will provide healthcare delivery to deprived and rural communities across Ghana.

Critical sectors such as emergency medicine and ambulance services as well as first aid are possible areas for the engagement of NABCO trainees.

Crucially, the application of technology within health delivery further enhances possibilities for effective utilization of NABCO graduate trainees.

The health module has taken note of the need for social care within the community: in particular, care for the vulnerable and persons with a range of disabilities, especially those within public institutions.

The Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health are to assist the scheme with knowledge of areas within health delivery that require intensive workforce needs.

You should demonstrate to the interviewer that you have the following characteristics:

  • Humility
  • Empathy
  • Thorough
  • Mentoring
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence
  • Listening skills
  • Balanced lifestyle
  • Communication skills
  • Appreciation for others

Direct Heal Ghana Questions

Why did you choose the Heal Ghana Module?

As a young person, I have always wanted to be a doctor but due to financial constraints, I couldn’t take up that field of study. My main aim in life is to help people, especially the sick and that was why I went to the Pantang Nursing Training School.

As I am currently not working, I can’t realise that aim of helping people, so choosing Heal Ghana Module has given me the chance to do what I have always loved and studied for – to nurse and care for people.

What is the most pressing Issue in Ghana’s healthcare today?

To be answered soon.

General Heal Ghana Questions

Mention one area of Ghana’s Healthcare System that technology is affecting.

The District Health Information Management System (DHIMS) 2 Digitization started in 2016 and will end in 2019.

A partnership with the USAID, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and Samsung Corporation seeks to roll-out an updated Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) e-tracker to improve the accuracy of data collection and increase data utilization for planning and budgeting purposes.

Samsung will procure the digital tablets for the CHPS compounds, and USAID will support the e-tracker rollout through technical assistance at the programmatic level and train the CHPS health officers. Read more on it here.

Are employees of Ghana Health Service civil servants?

Employees of the Ghana Health Service are no longer part of the civil service, and GHS managers will no longer be required to follow all civil service rules and procedures.

The independence of the GHS is designed primarily to ensure that staffs have a greater degree of managerial flexibility to carry out their responsibilities, that would be possible if they remained wholly within the civil service. Ghana Health Service does not include Teaching Hospitals, Private and Mission Hospitals

Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is a Public Service body established under Act 525 of 1996 as required by the 1992 constitution. It is an autonomous Executive Agency responsible for implementation of national policies under the control of the Minister for Health through its governing Council – the Ghana Health Service Council.

The GHS continue to receive public funds and thus remain within the public sector.

General NABCO Questions

Please tell us something about yourself

My name is Joan Nyantabi. I graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a second class lower division in 2016. Between that time and now, I have successfully completed my National Service, where I taught at a Junior High school as an ICT Teacher. I possess a strong sense of dedication to every work I do and I am most passionate about my country Ghana and helping it to become better.

What do you know about NABCO?

This question seeks to find out how much you know about the programme.

The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems.

The focus of the initiative will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.

Government is seeking to employ 100,000 graduates in solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection. All trainees will be paid a monthly stipend of GHS 700.

You can continue by stating the objectives of the programme:

  • Provide temporary employment to unemployed graduates
  • Improve skills and employability for the transition from programme to permanent employment
  • Improve public service delivery
  • Improve government revenue mobilization
  • To provide needed infrastructure to improve access to basic public services

What do you expect to gain out of this temporary role?

Let them know you are not in for the money but for skills as well.

From the NABCO website, it is clear that the programme will take 3 years. I also understand that during the time, I will gain skills and experience, and I am very interested in getting those, especially as I look forward to getting fully employed in the future.

What has your Job Search Experience been like?

Be truthful and tell them about some problems you faced while getting employed if any.

After completing the University of Ghana, I had my National Service in the Central Region. It has been difficult getting a job even though I adopted both online and offline searches. Therefore, when I heard about NABCO, I decided to apply as I will not only be working, but I will also gain skills.

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