Project Officer Sr - Community Mobilization (Ghanaian Nationals Only)

Catholic Relief Services

  • Tamale, Northen

  • Published : 2023-01-17
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Job Description

  • Job Title Project Officer Sr

Description

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work are accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, water and sanitation, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary: (10 Months Contract)

As a Senior Project Officer in the Integrated Community Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement (ICOWASH 2.0) project team, you will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through leading and managing WASH implementation in project communities, schools, and HealthCare Facilities in Mamprugu/Moagduri District. You are also expected to provide technical guidance and advice to staff, implementing partner(s), and community stakeholders. Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the activities which you are responsible for apply best practices and constantly work toward improving the impact of project benefits.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical capacity to project staff and partners for sanitation demand creation using Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
  • Collaborate with SPO-WinS/WASHCARE to support rollout of WASH in schools and HealthCare interventions in the district.
  • Collaborate with SPOs-SILC and Livelihoods to support implementation of Savings and Internal Lending Communities and Livelihoods interventions in the district.
  • Regularly monitor and provide technical support for quality timely implementation of CLTS, Sanitation Marketing, SILC, WinS and WASHCARE activities.
  • Organize intermittent technical review meetings to discuss progress of implementation, challenges, unintended outcomes with partners (MMDA, GHS and GES) and project staff.
  • Analyze activity reports and project data with project staff and partners and make recommendation for continuity or variation in project strategies.
  • Submit monthly updates for compilation of flash reports and well as contribute to development of annual reports.
  • Support Project Officers to develop SMART performance goals, reflective of ICOWASH project goal and CRS values and working principles.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of project officers and make recommendations for promotions, adjustment in renumeration, capacity support etc.
  • Support business development efforts by contributing to WASH project design activities
  • Assist with the comprehensive assessment of Project Officers.
  • Required Languages - English, Mampruli, Dagbani, Gruni and Talen.

    Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 50 %.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analysis, problem-solving skills, and interest in numeracy with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields (Development studies, social sciences, Business Administration). Advanced Degree Preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of work experience in project support, ideally in WASH implementation (CLTS and Sanitation Marketing) and INGO operations.
  • Experience working with SILC/VSLAs (Demonstrable understanding of the mechanics of Savings and Loans groups).
  • Work experience in and ability to relate with rural populations especially women.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with beneficiaries, partners, and project staff.
  • Ability to develop project communication materials (presentations, reports, success stories, and BCC materials relevant to SILC).
  • Ability to supervise and provide technical guidance to other staff.
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (Required)

    Number of employees supervised:

  • 4 employees (2 CLTS/SILC Project officers, 1 Sanitation Marketing Project Officer and 1 WinS/WASHCARE Project officer)
  • Key Working Relationships:

    Internal:  ICOWASH Project Manager, WASH Program Manager, Head of Programming , SeniorProject Officers, Senior Project Officer-MEAL

    External: Sanitation  Advocacy Groups, WSMTs, Latrine artisans, GHS and GES staff, Leadership of MMDA and other DPs operating in Mamprugu/Moagduri District.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide technical capacity to project staff and partners for sanitation demand creation using Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
  • Collaborate with SPO-WinS/WASHCARE to support rollout of WASH in schools and HealthCare interventions in the district.
  • Collaborate with SPOs-SILC and Livelihoods to support implementation of Savings and Internal Lending Communities and Livelihoods interventions in the district.
  • Regularly monitor and provide technical support for quality timely implementation of CLTS, Sanitation Marketing, SILC, WinS and WASHCARE activities.
  • Organize intermittent technical review meetings to discuss progress of implementation, challenges, unintended outcomes with partners (MMDA, GHS and GES) and project staff.
  • Analyze activity reports and project data with project staff and partners and make recommendation for continuity or variation in project strategies.
  • Submit monthly updates for compilation of flash reports and well as contribute to development of annual reports.
  • Support Project Officers to develop SMART performance goals, reflective of ICOWASH project goal and CRS values and working principles.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of project officers and make recommendations for promotions, adjustment in renumeration, capacity support etc.
  • Support business development efforts by contributing to WASH project design activities
  • Assist with the comprehensive assessment of Project Officers.
  • Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields (Development studies, social sciences, Business Administration). Advanced Degree Preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of work experience in project support, ideally in WASH implementation (CLTS and Sanitation Marketing) and INGO operations
  • Experience working with SILC/VSLAs (Demonstrable understanding of the mechanics of Savings and Loans groups)
  • Work experience in and ability to relate with rural populations especially women
  • Ability to effectively communicate with beneficiaries, partners, and project staff
  • Ability to develop project communication materials (presentations, reports, success stories, and BCC materials relevant to SILC)
  • Ability to supervise and provide technical guidance to other staff
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  •   Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • What we offer

    CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

    ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

    Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

    EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)

    About Us

    Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

    About the Team

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

    CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

    CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

       
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