Catholic Relief Services-USCCB Ghana Vacancies

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23 Feb, 2011

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Catholic Relief Services-USCCB Ghana, (CRS) an international non-governmental agency specializing in relief and community development.

Job Description

Is seeking qualified candidates to fill a senior position to be based in the CRS Tamale Office. The incumbent will report to the CRS Head of Programmes.

Purpose: The WASH Co-ordinator will be responsible for ensuring that CRS Ghana’s WASH activities are technically sound and impact positively on the lives of Ghanaian populations CRS serves.

This position does not oly require a high technical level in water, sanitation and hygiene system and service delivery but also leadership, co-ordination skills and familiarity with Sustainable Livelihood models and gender mainstreaming.

Technical Support:

Co-ordinate the Wat/San Unit at CRS Ghana and maintain overall responsibility for technical oversight of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities
Provide technical oversight and co-ordination of construction and other activities of the W.A.T.E.R funded infrastructure and hygiene
Assist the Head of Programs in the planning, development and periodic appraisals of the Agency’s short and long term development programs and project proposals in compliance with the Agency’s standards and formats, and in accordance with identified needs
Lead in the development, revisions and implementation of PRA/PLA. PHAST, SHEP and WASH protocols, materials and methodologies, to promote community problem solving and decision-making concerning health, hygiene and sanitation issues
Integrate public health concepts into water, sanitation and hygiene activities and ensure close collaboration with health and other sectors, including hygiene promotion and community mobilisation
Ensure gender integration in the design and implementation of projects, that WATSAN programming is consistent with the Sustainable Livelihood Approach and integrates environmental considerations
Manage the CRS / Ghana advocacy activities regarding the WATSAN sector within the NGO community and government departments; Represent CRS/Ghana at water and sanitation fora, and technical sessions
Identify, negotiate and manage contracts with water and sanitation and service delivery agencies to ensure for construction of technically sound water systems and other infrastructure
Strategic & Programme Development: Lead the identification, research and development of new business opportunities in the health sector for CRS Ghana
Provide technical leadership to the development of CRS/Ghana’s “water, sanitation and hygiene”, including multiple uses of water in an environmentally sustainable way
Provide technical support in the development and construction of technically sound, appropriate and innovative water systems and cost-effective , sanitation and hygiene programmes
Co-ordinate with M&E Manager to determine an optimal monitoring strategy for the sector; Health and WATSAN teams in order to optimise hygiene promotion effectiveness
Participate in the regional technical reviews of water and sanitation proposals and provide technical feedback and guidance for possible innovations
Identify potential linkages with research and funding institutions in the WATSAN sector
Initiate operations research to document and draw lessons learned from CRS’ experience in the WASH sector and disseminate to partners and other CRS CPs and Agency support staff
Travel: Position will be based in CRS sub office in Tamale with frequent travel to Accra and to other regions of Ghana – may be transferred to Accra in the future


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Skills or Experience

Postgraduate/specialised training in water, sanitation and hygiene, water resources management or other related discipline or specialised training in hydrogeology, agricultural or civil engineering field in water resources management or other related discipline
Minimum of 5 (five) years professional experience in development projects planning, infrastructure, monitoring and evaluation, at a supervisory level
Proven experience in budgeting and budget management
Strong analytical and communication skills and ability to multitask under pressure and yet remain effective and productive
Excellent interpersonal skills; abiliy to work with partners and lead a team
Excellent oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, ability to work with people, judgment and commitment to the Agency’s mission
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet, etc)
Willingness to travel in-country and internationally as required by the Agency
Experience in health education, community mobilisation, hygiene and sanitation campaigns will be an added advantage
Professional Proficiency in French

How To Apply

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and three professional references to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Offer valid till: 25 Mar, 2011

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