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. Reports to: Senior Project Officer
Salary Grade: 7
Location: Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
Key Working Relationships
Internal: REST4D Senior Project Officers, Community Mobilization, REST4D Senior Project Officer, MEAL, REST4D Project Manager, Health Technical Advisor, MEAL Coordinator
External: Ghana Health Service, District Assemblies, Local Leaders/Chiefs, District Director of Health Services
As a member of the Rural Emergency Health Service and Transport for System Development (REST4D) 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. This will be achieved through providing technical guidance to implementing partners to achieve quality MCH programs and ensure appropriate documentation is available for strategic and policy influencing work. Job 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.
Support to mobilize and sensitize communities on key project strategies including the Council of Champions (CoC) concept, Link Providers (LP) concept, MMTA strategy, iMBC concept, Clean Clinic Approach (CCA) and the CHPs Excellence District (CED) model.
Develop and manage relationships with partner organizations especially in implementing districts and communities to ensure the effective implementation of sustainable MCH strategies in communities and health care facilities.
Ensure that gender, protection, local culture, and other important cross-cutting concerns are considered in program implementation, especially in ensuring that gender issues are considered in the selection and training of Community Based Agents (CBAs) for the REST4D project.
Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Actively seek and respond to feedback from all members of targeted communities and other stakeholders.
Collect information on 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.