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. Job Title: Senior Project Officer-Community Mobilization
Reports to: Project Manager-WASH
Department: Programming- WASH Salary Grade: 8
Location: Tamale, Ghana
Supervisory Responsibilities: You will be supervising 3 Project Officers.
Key Working RelationshipsSupervisory: Project Officers (3)
Internal: Regional/HQ technical advisors, Head of Programs, WASH and other line managers, ICOWASH Project Manager, Senior Project Officers (WASH, CM and SILC), and other Project Officers
External: Government partners and Service providers (Contractors)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peacebuilding, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance and Education programs. CRS seeks a Senior Project Officer (SPO) for Community Mobilization
, to lead field level implementation of behaviour change activities. The SPO-CM will lead coordination and reporting on all project activities and provide technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project for which you are responsible applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. Roles and Key ResponsibilitiesSupport the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
Facilitate community individuals or groups to plan, carry out and evaluate WASH activities on a participatory and sustained basis to improve health and other needs on their own initiative or stimulated by peers
Develop and manage relationships with partner organizations especially in the District-Wide Approach to WASH implementation, to ensure the effective implementation of sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene projects in communities, schools, and health centers
Support the development and implementation of appropriate participatory approaches to WASH and work closely with district and community stakeholders to develop and execute mobilization and sensitization activities
Support Project Officers in the development of annual work plans, budget preparation, and assist to implement them to achieve project goals and planned results
Monitor 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 accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
Provide coaching, tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Monitor and assess performance to ensure capacity for successful support of high quality programming.
Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices..