ISRAD is a non-profit local development organization that has been providing development services since 2006. It was founded to undertake integrated development research, design and manage development programme to improve the lives of people. Since its inception, ISRAD has implemented projects funded by USAID/PMI, European Union, Global Fund, Ghana AIDS Commission, and Warren Buffet Foundation, focusing on malaria, local governance and decentralization, HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health.
ISRAD operates throughout the country and is governed by well experienced Board of Directors with key personnel who have accomplished and admirable credentials. It has its Regional office in Accra.
Most importantly, ISRAD has over 10 staff of varied backgrounds, a
network of about 17 different local consultants and associates in the
delivery of projects.
Our work is guided by the following principles:
Follow community priorities: ISRAD uses a participatory process
to guide the Communities and clients we serve to identify their
Led by demand: ISRAD undertakes projects that the community and
local government identify as priorities and transfers the
completed projects to the suitably-prepared hands of the
community and local authorities.
Work locally: ISRAD creates solutions appropriate to the region
where they are implemented, employing, wherever possible,
local labor and materials.
Form productive partnerships: ISRAD partners with communities,
government, the private sector and other international and local
organizations, and fosters ongoing partnerships among these
entities to ensure that our projects have the greatest positive
impact possible for the communities with whom we work.
Job Title: Project Officers
- The Field Officer is responsible to provide technical support to the project team and partners in the process of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community mobilization activities.
- The technical supports will be required also in designing package and implementation of MNCH and BCC activities, collect & document relevant case studies, process documentation as part of disseminating project’s effectiveness.
- S/he is expected to work in close coordination and maintain good working relationship with District Health Office, NGO partner, government line agencies, and other stakeholders in the district for the smooth operation of project activities.
- S/he will represent the MNCH Project in the district and play a key role in providing technical support to counterpart DHMT and partner in close coordination with Project Manager and the team.
- The position is based in North Gonja and Nanumber North with 80% field visit to communities
Responsibilities And Tasks:
- Facilitate the process of behavior mapping at community, identify common barriers of non- utilization of maternal, neonatal and child health services and develop intervention and support implementing partner to implement it
- Support in the implementation of the community mobilization activities of the Project
- Identify related IEC/BCC materials and facilitate to use them in community for awareness
- Support partner agency to identify and engage men, women and children in the community to improve the health seeking behaviors of mother
- Strengthen capacity of mother groups for health and link them with other self help groups and organization for empowerment and behavior change
- Work implementing partner, community groups, local health facility to establish community health score board (CHSB) at health facility to improve social accountability in health
- Facilitate to organize review meeting at district and at community about the function community development activities; CHSB, mother groups etc
- Collect the data about from field, compile and analyze them and use them in planning of community mobilization activities
- Develop a systematic database to store and information on behavior of the local community people
- Prepare semiannual (six month) progress reports in the area under his/her responsibility
- Conduct regular field visits as needed
- Upholding ISRAD’s Core values and ensuring its principles
Required Skills or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree (master degree preferable) in public health, social science or a related field with minimum three years’ of practical experiences in community mobilization especially in the areas of maternal, neonatal and child health with INGOs
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, social science or related field with three years extensive experiences in community mobilization in the areas of MNCH
Commitment to working with marginalized and disadvantaged group of people, remote areas
- Experience in communications and health governance and social accountability
Knowledge Skills and Competencies:
- Knowledge of the community health system of government
- Fluent spoken and written English, Gonja ,Dagbani, Nanum
- Proven experience delivering training and capacity building in behavior change communication in MNCH and health governance
- Excellent report writing and data analysis skills
- Computer skills on MS Word, Excel, Power Point
How to Apply
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancy, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of two referees.
- To apply for this role please forward your CV, covering letter, outlining your skills and experience and salary expectations to [email protected] by June 16, 2016.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews scheduled in Accra