Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Project Coordinator

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17 Feb, 2011

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The Ghana Program of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Catholic Relief Services, an international non-governmental agency specializing in relief and community development is seeking qualified candidates to fill a senior position as Project Coordinator / Global Water Initiative (GWI), Ghanato be based in the Wa Office. The incumbent will report to the Head of Programs.

. Summary Description of Program

GWI aims to support the sustainable and equitable delivery of potable water and improved sanitation to vulnerable rural communities. The program entails linkages in water, hygiene and sanitation delivery and integrated management of water resources with the longer-term processes of policy and behaviour change, and building water constituencies in the water sector for the general improvement of livelihoods. The initiative supports innovations that add value to other on-going programs at local, national and regional levels.

B. Primary Functions

The GWI Project Coordinator plays a key role in delivery of the GWI partnership in Ghana. His/her task is to ensure that the national partnership delivers the programme according to the agreed parameters and ensures visibility and accountability of the programme at national level. He/She is a direct liaison with the GWI Regional Secretariat and cluster lead to promote regional learning and field approaches to Watsan and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the field, and is tasked with coordinating the national work of the Partners under the responsibility of the Project Steering Committee.

C. Key Job Responsibilities

The coordinator will undertake the following broad tasks:

·         Provide dynamic leadership, technical support and team coordination to the GWI-Ghana consortium and effectively liaise with all GWI program constituents

Ensure program quality and efficient delivery of GWI activities

·         Ensure that all GWI partners pursue a programme of continual learning, documenting and capitalising on GWI experiences.

·         Represent the GWI programme locally and nationally to Government, decentralized authorities, NGOs, private sector, etc, and to existing and potential donors as appropriate.

·         Ensure the security and efficient management of all resources made available to the program including staff or consultants contracted by GWI Partners for effective program delivery


·         Provide an effective reporting interface with the Regional GWI Secretariat and donor, including implementation of agreed regional Monitoring and Evaluation programmes.

In delivering these tasks the Coordinator works closely with all national GWI Partners and needs to build a consensus in order to ensure effective functioning of the project team, from CRS and CARE staff.

Additional Responsibility:

As part of the CRS Ghana Country Program, the GWI National Coordinator will be a part of the Senior Management Team of CRS and expected to contribute to Strategic Program Planning, Financial Program in addition to Program Quality and Growth as pertains to Wat/san portfolio.

A. Qualification and Experience

  • A Masters Degree or Postgraduate/specialized training in hydrogeology, agricultural or civil engineering field in water resources management or other related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years technical experience in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Sanitation in developing contexts (preferably in WASH project planning, monitoring and evaluation, at a supervisory level).
  • Strong knowledge of the decentralization policy in Ghana and PHAST approaches
  • Proven team coordination skills and ability to work independently; Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • High degree of motivation, result oriented creativeness and adaptability.
  • Proven analytical skills, demonstrated creativity in analysis of situations and data
  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills (French is an asset).
  • Strong leadership skills, including strategic thinking, problem solving, effective communication and negotiating skills.
  • Proven experience in budgeting and budget management.
  • Excellent reporting and computer skills, cultural sensitivity, ability to work with people, good judgment and commitment to the Agency’s mission
  • Willingness to travel in-country and internationally as required by the Agency

Position will be based in the CRS/CARE Consortium office in Wa, the Upper West Region

How to apply:

–          Salary: Commensurate with experience

Interested candidates should kindly email their cover letter, resume and three professional references as soon as possible or by February 25, 2011 to: [email protected] and [email protected]

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