Project Officer - WinS and WASHCARE (Ghannaian Nationals Only)

Catholic Relief Services

Job Description

  • Job Title Project Officer

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 member of the ICOWASH (2.0) project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all WASH activities in schools and Health Care Facilities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor implementation of WASH in schools and Health Care Facilities and report any challenges and/ or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support project accountability through participation in joint monitoring, community reflection meetings, partner reflection meetings and effectiveness surveys. Collaborate with local partners to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and coordinate capacity building and technical Support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation activity reports, success stories, short videos, and provide relevant data for scheduled project updates and annual reports.
  • Hold quarterly technical review meeting with implementing partners to review performance and strategize for the ensuing quarter.
  • Required Languages - List languages required to perform the job Mampruli, Dagbani, Guruni and Talen

    Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 80 %.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Observation, active listening, and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members.
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Proactive, results oriented and service-oriented
  • Experience using MS windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in (social and behavioral sciences, physical science, and any other relevant discipline).
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project support, participatory WASH in Schools and Health Care Facilities.
  • Experience in the use of participatory Health and Hygiene Education and Community Led-Total Sanitation is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local government system is an added advantage.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (none)

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal: WASH  PMs, TA, SPOs, POs etc

    External: MMDAs, GES, GHS etc

    Responsibilities

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all WASH activities in schools and Health Care Facilities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor implementation of WASH in schools and Health Care Facilities and report any challenges and/ or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support project accountability through participation in joint monitoring, community reflection meetings, partner reflection meetings and effectiveness surveys. Collaborate with local partners to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and coordinate capacity building and technical Support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation activity reports, success stories, short videos, and provide relevant data for scheduled project updates and annual reports.
  • Hold quarterly technical review meeting with implementing partners to review performance and strategize for the ensuing quarter.
  • Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of WASH in schools and healthcare facilities implementation for an NGO would be a plus.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • 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
  • ***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.

    CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    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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