World Vision International Ghana: Hygiene and Sanitation Coordinator

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8 May, 2011

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Hygiene and Sanitation Coordinator World Vision International Ghana

World Vision International is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For over two decades. World Vision has been working with urban and rural communities in all the 10 Regions of Ghana to improve provision of water, promote sanitation and hygiene practices and quality education.

Job Description

World Vision is looking for highly qualified and motivated person for the position of Hygiene and Sanitation Coordinator for its Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Human Development Program (WASH-HD) to be based in the Head Office Accra (Ghana).

Job Summary:
To work closely with the LC Team and field staff in WASH countries (Ghana, Mali and Niger) with extension to other West African countries to enhance programmatic design and implementation of Hygiene and Sanitation component of WASH, Improve the implementation of community mobilization, education, sensitization, participation and capacity building on WASH components, work toward sustainability and share lessons learned, best practices, Lead monitoring and evaluation of WASH projects

  • Assist the WAWI Program Manager in the development and implementation of the WASH Strategic Plans, Work plans, proposal writing and special technical issues;
  • Build the capacities of WV WASH staff on community mobilization, education, sensitization, participation
  • On the basis of lessons learned and innovations, undertake studies on best practices and ways of improving WASH projects impact on communities and assure projects best sustainability
  • Contribute to design Complementary projects in relation with countries, partners, and technical staff in the 3 countries;
  • Take part, plan and support WASH monitoring and evaluations activities as required by the WASH Program Manager in the 3 countries;
  • Establish a comprehensive Community, database for WASH partnership, including countries implementation and planning database; partner institutions related database in relation with Ministry quality teams in each country
  • Provide technical support in communication, website development and maintenance; identify and request success stories, best practices and improvement & innovations in WASH and relate with countries project management;
  • Maintain a strategic technical link between WAWI Program Manager and WASH countries Projects management as well as Partner institutions who report to him in Sanitation and hygiene sector;
  • Bring relevant internal and external issues to the attention of the WAWI Program Manager;
  • Attend NGO or other meetings on WASH as needed to represent WASH interests and concerns;
  • Be up-to-date on the status of key projects, tasks and responsibilities of supervisor
  • Coordinate orientations for staff, candidates and visitors in sanitation, hygiene and community based issues, including social and economic context;


Required Skills or Experience

  • Advanced degree Sanitation, hygiene & behavior change communication, Health, Database creation and Monitoring and Evaluation, or similar field or equivalent experience required;
  • With five (5) years minimum professional experience in WASH planning, implementation, Monitoring and evaluation activities, of which 3 years are in developing countries, working on integrated WASH programs;
  • Have a solid knowledge of WV WASH structure, the partnership in WASH, the WASH Work plan and activities;
  • Familiar with WASH indicators and skilled in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Able to work in rural areas and to travel very often;
  • Strong in English, French oral and written skills is also desired
  • The preferred candidate must be a committed Christian


How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application letters and CV to: [email protected].

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

Closing: 19th May, 2011

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