Safe Water Network (SWN) Vacancies: Program Manager

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15 Sep, 2011

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SAFE WATER NETWORK (SWN) is a not-for-profit organization that addresses one of the most significant global challenges facing current and future generations – access to safe water, a critical global issue and pressing global health challenge impacting more than 1 billion people.

Job Description

SAFE WATER NETWORK has been awarded a grant by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to undertake a market and feasibility assessment to determine the most appropriate market based sustainable and scalable water and hygiene solutions for rural communities in Ghana. SWN therefore seeks a highly skilled and motivated Program Manager to lead this initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

Plan, develop, lead and organize an effective strategy and work plan for executive the program consistent with the project proposal and monitor progress against plan including milestones and budgets
Develop and implement the relevant program initiatives, impact evaluations and case studies and understand and capture results of the various studies to be performed in connection with the program
Lead the assessment and engagement of consultancies, organizations, research firms, academic institutions, local NGOs and financing organizations to execute the objectives of the grant
Develop TOR’s for short and long term consultancies in collaboration with the Country Director and in line with the requirements of the grant
Perform analysis and research in key program areas such as demand generation, marketing strategies, health and hygiene education, financing, economic models and scale strategies
Engage stakeholders across sectors including government agencies, corporate, and NGOs
Support the development and documentation of solutions that can be scaled, and identify scale strategies
Coordinate the activities of all other implementation partners
Collate reports from partners and consolidate for submission to the donor
Manage program files and ensure interim and final reports and other deliverables, are submitted in line with agreed timelines
Organize forums to showcase the results of the work, disseminate learning’s and build support within the sector
Assume other assignments as may be deemed necessary for the successful and effective implementation of the program

Required Skills or Experience


Masters degree in Social Sciences; Financial Management, Public Health, Environmental Science, Market Research, Business or Economics from a reputable institution. A minimum of 8-10 years experience in related activities with a minimum of five of those in the Water Sector and three in a position of team leadership/management
Minimum of 2-3 years experience and proven track record of managing rural engagement/assignments/social work in villages or service operations
Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
Knowledge of Ghana’s political, regulatory, social, cultural and business practices as well as exposure to international markets
Proven ability to deliver on time and within budget
Ability to operate in a start-up environment, requiring a highly focused but appropriately flexible exercise of resources and judgment
Good interpersonal skills, ability to be both a team leader and team player to work with people of varied backgrounds
Ability to prioritize, organize and carry out multiple tasks efficiently under pressure
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Proficiency in computer applications – Word, Excel, Microsoft Project
Capable of delivering reports of the highest quality and standards

How To Apply

Interested Persons should send a full CV with professional profile to the following address: [email protected] or to:

The Regional Director
Safe Water Network
P. O. Box 867
Accra, Ghana

Location: 12 Tanbu Street, East Legon, Accra

Offer valid till: 23 Sep, 2011

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