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CHF International Ghana Jobs: Behavioral Change Communication Officer

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9 Sep, 2010

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CHF International is an international development organization founded in 1952 that works in post-conflict, unstable and developing countries. We partner with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods. We believe that the people best suited to decide what a community needs are the people of the community itself. CHF is a politically neutral, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, that prides itself on an approach which is accountable, efficient and effective.

Job Description

Reports To: BCC Specialist, Accra
Duration: One Year Contract- Renewable on Annual Basis upon Satisfactory Performance

CHF International is seeking a Program Officer for the implementation of key activity components of the CHF International program “Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene for Urban Poor (WASH-UP)” funded by USAID. The program will provide targeted technical and organizational capacity building and funding to local intermediaries to increase access to improved water and sanitation infrastructure, and promote better hygiene.


The BCC Officer will, together with the BCC Specialist,:
monitor BCC activities in program communities
work closely with households and landlords to improve water and sanitation-related behaviours
give hands on user-education and support to beneficiaries of house latrines
develop latrine user guide/manuals for use in households
work closely with school health coordinators under the SHEP program
strengthen and support school health committee as part of the SHEP program
monitor the implementation of school hygiene education in schools as part of the SHEP program
assist the water and sanitation boards to promote hygiene in schools, house-holds and public places
work closely with sub-metro Environmental Health Unit to promote water and sanitation-related behavior change in communities
supervise and monitor the work of local BCC NGOs
collaborate with other CHF staff to ensure smooth implementation of the WASH-UP program
assist in the training of CBOs, local NGOs, latrine caretakers, water vendors in water and sanitation-related issues
write reports and success stories on implementation of the BCC component of the WASH-UP program.
Undertake any other activities that may be assigned by the BCC Specialist
Required Skills or Experience


The BCC Officer should posses the following educational and job qualifications:

At least a degree or equivalent certificate in public, community or environmental health
At least three years experience in working with water and sanitation related issues
Conversant with the national water and sanitation policy
Conversant with urban water and sanitation issues
Must have worked with an NGO or institution engaged in promoting water, sanitation and hygiene interventions
Must have been directly engaged in the promotion of school and/or community/public/ environmental health programs
Must have some knowledge and capacity to train and monitor community-level hygiene personnel
Must have some knowledge of hygiene transformation tools – SARAR, PHAST, etc
Must have the ability and capacity to work with little supervision
Must be result oriented, analytical and innovative.
Must be computer-literate in MS Word, power-point, and must have good reporting skills

How To Apply

Application should be forwarded to:

[email protected]

Offer valid till: 14 Sep, 2010

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