Phyllis Julie Amartey

Phyllis Julie Amartey

Board Member

Phyllis Amartey is currently employed as Senior Finance, Administration, and Human Resource Manager at The Johns Hopkin University Center for Communication Programs in Ghana.

She holds a Master’s in International Business Administration and Finance (MIBA) degree from United States International University – Africa (USIU-Africa), Nairobi-Kenya in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Education – (Business Administration, Management & Accounting) from Messiah College, Pennsylvania, USA in 1993. 

Phyllis Julie Amartey is highly knowledgeable and skilled finance and administration professional with more than 25 years of continuous work experience in increasingly senior management positions in large international NGOs delivering short-term humanitarian assistance and long-term development programs in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Rwanda) and West Africa (Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone).  

The major focus areas of operations for the international NGOs she has ever worked for include: 

  1. Strengthening behavior change communications in relation to improving health outcomes through community mobilization for and participation in interventions for (a) Malaria Control and Prevention including continuous distribution of LLINs; (b) Enhancing the acquisition and use of community Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and services; (c) Strengthening Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition, and Family Planning services; (d) Ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and (e) Strengthening internal and public communication systems in addressing uncertainty, perceptions, misinformation on COVID-19 pandemic;
  2. Improving access to and quality of services for children and orphans made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS and other causes; and 
  3. Support for the welfare of and community integration or reintegration for refugees and internally displaced persons.

She has in-depth skills and expertise in financial management including financial policy development and analysis, budgeting, financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers and program implementing partners. Additionally, she has significant experience in program administration and human resource management including staff recruitment and development, as well as close-outs of major donor-funded development projects.

Phyllis Amartey is a results-driven, people-centered professional, easy going, honest, and passionate about my job; a great team player with good communication skills that enable me to build consensus and mentor colleagues. However, She can also work independently to achieve results in challenging environments and against tight deadlines whenever and wherever this is required. She believes in constantly analyzing results and to allow room for adjustments to meet or exceed objectives. She has a deep sense of commitment towards staff development, that creates a learning environment with all standards and that holds staff accountable for continuous personal and organizational growth.

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