World Vision International Recruits Hygiene Specialist

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20 Apr, 2011

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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 persons for the position of Water Sanitation & Hygiene Specialist to be based in the Head Office.

To provide technical support and advice to ADPs and the National office, on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program strategy, design, monitoring and evaluation and government and donor coordination; in order to achieve the overall WVG National strategy and to ensure sustainable transformational development as per approved policies, systems, procedures and donor requirements.

  • Contribute to proposal writing and grant acquisition effort in the National Office
  • Develop and/or review the National Office WASH Strategy and Operating Plans for delivering on the child well-being aspirations
  • Lead capacity development of ADP staff in all areas related to the WASH sector including technical aspects, hygiene promotion and project management
  • Develop or adapt and disseminate appropriate community mobilization/animation methodologies that ensures children, women and persons with disabilities participate in WASH activities
  • Promote advocacy around larger water sector issues in the country and in ADP communities
  • Prepare and consolidate monthly, quarterly and annual National Office-level WASH sector reports
  • Provide guidance to ADPs in preparation of project work plans and budgets, and participate in negotiating contracts for procurement of WASH materials and services
  • Promote cross-learning, training, best practices and sharing of experience in the National Office
  • Ensure quality control through monitoring and evaluating of programs and also by giving technical advice, ensuring that objectives are reached and that indicators are measured throughout the program life cycle
  • Network with government and UN agencies; research and academic institutions and other NGOs and represent WV at key sector meetings, forums and events

Required Skills or Experience

  • Degree in social/behavioral sciences, public health or other development areas. Masters or higher degree is preferred
  • Five years working experience in the WASH sector and good understanding of industry standards and trends
  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing
  • Strong management training and capacity building skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and other stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • 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 organisation, 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


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