Catholic Relief Services Vacancies 2018

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11 Oct, 2018

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Project Jobs in Ghana

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.

CRS/Ghana Background
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 Description

Job Title: Project Manager – Maternal and Child Health

Department: Programming
Job Title: Project Manager – Maternal and Child Health
Location: CRS Tamale Office
Band/Grade: Nine (9)
Reports to: CRS Program Manager -Health
Job Summary:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peace Building, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance and Education programs. CRS seeks a Project Manager to lead its team in the management and implementation of it maternal and child health project activities in Northern and Volta regions
You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the maternal and child health project objectives. Your project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this project.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Key Responsibilities:
Lead technical, budget management, monitoring and reporting activities through the project cycle – start-up, implementation and close-out – 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 following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to the maternal and child health project, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
Represent the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for maternal and child health programming area.
Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of resource use.
Identify staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and contribute to capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
Other Duties/Assignments:
Carry out any other duties/assignments as shall from time to time be directed by your supervisor.

Required Skills or Experience

Required Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications

Advanced Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or in the field of maternal and child health (MCH) would be a plus
Minimum of 7 years of work experience in development projects preferably in MCH project planning, monitoring and evaluation, at a supervisory level.
Five years’ experience with supporting Ghana Health Service at the Regional, District and Sub-district levels
Desired Competencies

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Proven analytical skills, demonstrated creativity in analysis of situations and data
Proven experience in managing partnership relationships in a participatory manner, managing teams and project implementation plans
Experience in budgeting and budget management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, ability to work with people, good 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.
Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programs, Health Program Manager, International Fellow and Finance Manager, Senior/Regional Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health/Nutrition
External: Ghana Health Services and other internal and external research partners
Agency-Wide Competencies

Upholds a Spirit of Service and Integrity
Cultivates Constructive and Collegial Relationships
Models Principled Stewardship
Promotes continuous learning and innovation
Note: List of responsibilities, professional and personal skills are considered indicative and not exhaustive; actual duties may differ or change depending on office and agency priorities at the time.

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) Project Manager – Maternal and Child Health

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.

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