CARE Ghana Jobs: Regional Coordinator

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1 Jun, 2011

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NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs

CARE International Ghana Country Office is inviting applications from qualified persons to fill the position of Regional Coordinator to support its Behavior Change Support Project (BCSP). The BCS Project is intended to foster positive health practices in households and communities and support changes in cultural norms that will reinforce and maintain these practices in the Western, Central and Greater Accra Regions.

The project will maximize the use of relevant approaches, materials and media products already developed and successfully used in Ghana to provide a range of communications support for the behaviour changes needed to improve health in the priority technical areas of reproductive health; maternal and child health; malaria; HIV/AIDS; water/sanitation; and other infectious diseases to over 5 million rural and urban people.

The Regional Coordinator will be responsible for the direct implementation of the key components of this project through a variety of capacity building, advocacy, focused behaviour change communication activities, community mobilization, and community-based distribution of health products and marketing interventions that can be sustained over time.

S/he will work in close partnership with the Government of Ghana, other USAID implementing partners, non-governmental organizations, community and elected leaders, faith-based organizations, and various other local partners.

The Regional Coordinator will be based in Accra but co-locate with staff of the project in the focus regions (Western, Central and Greater Accra). S/he will be required to travel to all regions as needed. S/he will report to the Chief of Party.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Chief of Party in the design, development of project strategies and plans, ensuring they are in line with the project objectives, strategies and principles, and CARE’s mission and vision.
  • Monitor and evaluate activities in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders, so as to ensure the efficient and effective achievement of project objectives
  • Ensure monthly documentation of project best practices
  • Lead community sensitization interventions in all participation regions in collaboration with partners and in line with project objectives
  • Supervise the three regional mangers and oversee work done in each region
  • Facilitate linkages, learning and synergy between the project and other Partner offices
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on all project activities to M&E Officer and Chief of Party


Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of a Graduate degree in social sciences or relevant development studies from a recognized university
  • At least 10-15 years experience in community mobilization health background being an asset  but not a requirement;
  • Background in health is an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple activities within a large program in a contractual arrangement
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and team development skills
  • A natural talent for networking and partnership-building
  • Computer skills
  • Training/ Facilitation skills


How To Apply

Interested candidates should request application forms at: [email protected]

PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE REGIONAL COORDINATOR POSTION. Closing date for submission of completed application forms is June 15, 2011.

Please note that applications submitted without the application forms will not be considered.




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