Posted on :
11 Oct, 2018
11 Oct, 2018
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peace Building, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance and Education programs and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. CRS/Ghana currently has 61 staff with project offices in Tamale and Accra
Job Title: Senior Project Officer – Maternal and Child Health (2 vacancies)
Department: Programming (Health)
Grade/Level: Eight (8)
Reports To: Project Manager
Country/Location: One SPO will be based in Tamale and the other, in Ho
Start Date: September 2018
End Date: October 2021
As a member of the maternal and child health Project team, you will help provide technical leadership to the field implementation team and partners to ensure accomplishment of the MCH Project objectives and results, while meeting expected technical quality standards. You will work with the project partners (Ghana Health Service) in the implementation of project strategies and activities. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and achieve impact.
Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and best practices.
Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between partners and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.
Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures. Ensure proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner.
Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.
Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.
Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices
Scope: Coordinate with Government and other Research Partners at the District and Sub-District levels
Required Skills or Experience
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, Public Health, Nutrition or in any related field with extensive experience in community mobilization and sensitization strategies
At least four years of experience in community mobilization or similar capacity
Verifiable experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred including familiarity with qualitative approaches to M&E.
Verifiable experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
Demonstrated experience in leading and building capacity of teams.
Computer literate and skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Knowledge of local languages in the Northern and Volta Regions (i.e. Ewe, Dagbani, Mampruli) would be a plus
Demonstrated professional maturity, relationship management and good interpersonal skills for teamwork.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
Excellent facilitation, reporting and presentation skills.
Required/Desired Foreign Language:
40% of time
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: CRS Health Program Manager, MCH Project Manager, MEAL Specialist and other line specialists.
External: Ghana Health Service, District Assemblies, Local Leaders/Chiefs, District Director of Health Services
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Serves with Integrity
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please submit your CV and letter of interest to [email protected] by 5pm on October 15, 2018. Application must be saved with this format: Application. CV.
(Name) Chief of Party
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS is an equal opportunity employer.