Career

Job Title

Project Officer – Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)

Job Band

Intermediate

Reporting To

Senior Project Officer – WASH

Department

Health

Location

Upper East Region  

Job Purpose:

·To contribute to Ghana Red Cross Society’s objective of improving the health status of vulnerable and affected communities by reducing morbidity and mortality arising from common diseases and health emergencies through improving access to safe water and sanitation and impacting good behaviour change in hygiene practices in selected communities in Upper East Region.

·To be responsible for the Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) component of the WASH project generally focusing on awareness-raising and hygiene promotion and/or education using relevant Information, Education and Communication (IEC) media through health messages improve people’s knowledge, awareness and practice.

·Using the DBC Framework, design relevant behaviour change approaches that contribute to the achievement of project outcomes.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer – WASH, and in close collaboration with the relevant government departments, the incumbent shall be expected to undertake the following: –

·Lead and coordinate the implementation of the SBCC project activities in UER to achieve the project outcomes.

·Plan and lead the training of the volunteers and community groups on appropriate BCC approaches and use of the IEC materials developed by the project.

·Oversee training of volunteers in communications skills and use of IEC materials developed by the project.

·Monitor BCC activities and their delivery and provide refresher trainings as needed to improve impact.

·In consultation with the GHS and CWSA, develop and oversee the dissemination of IEC materials and messages to deliver objectives of the project.

·Produce and arrange for the broadcasting of radio spots promoting appropriate BCC targets in the local media.

·Plan WASH-related events on public holidays Day and other significant dates, including “launch events” to promote adoption and project visibility.

·Obtain press coverage for special events by the project and work with local journalists to enhance their understanding of SBCC targets.

·Responsible for the documentation of SBCC activities including monthly project narrative reports and other periodic reports as per donor requirements.

·Contribute to monthly reports for WASH cluster attention.

Person Specification

Education & experience

·At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical subject with 3 years practical experience working on WASH projects, or Diploma/HND with 5 years’ experience in the same field.

Experience

·A minimum of three years of professional experience in the SBCC in WASH projects at a similar level, with proven knowledge in the use of DBC Framework

·Extensive Knowledge and experience in working in rural communities employing participatory methods and a good understanding of community-based programming (an asset)

·Prior experience and knowledge of working with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (an advantage)

·Training/facilitating community participation for Community-based Health programming is an asset.

Others

·Integrity, professional credibility and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision

·Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment

·Excellent networking, advocacy, communication and negotiation skills

·Ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary environment

·High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in approaching internal and external clients, and partners at all levels

Languages

·Excellent level of English (written and spoken)

·Ability to communicate in the local dialects

 

Job Title

Senior Project Officer – Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

Job Band

Intermediate

Reporting To

Regional Manager, UER with matrix reporting to the National Health Coordinator

Department

Health

Location

Upper East Region  

 Job Purpose:

·To contribute to Ghana Red Cross Society’s objective of improving the health status of vulnerable and affected communities by reducing morbidity and mortality arising from common diseases and health emergencies through improving access to safe water and sanitation, and impacting good behaviour change in hygiene practices in selected communities in Upper East Region.

·To be the overall in charge of the WASH project in Upper East Region (UER) ensuring timely and quality implementation to achieve project Outcomes.

·The incumbent will be expected to coordinate and supervise WASH construction works and define and manage contracts with suppliers and stakeholders.

·He/She will also be expected to oversee the SBCC component of the project and help facilitate the formation and capacity building of community water user committees (WUCs) with a view of sustainably improving accessibility to safe water and enhancing hygiene and sanitation practices in the project area.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the direct supervision of the Regional Manager, and in close collaboration with the relevant government departments, the incumbent shall be expected to undertake the following: –

·Lead and coordinate the implementation of the WASH project activities in UER to achieve the project outcomes.

·In consultation with the CWSA, GHS and GES, ensure the development of design plans, work drawings, technical specifications, bills of quantities for the water infrastructure as per approved standards by the relevant government department.

·Ensure follow up and inspection to ensure project materials are delivered as per specified quantities at field level in a timely manner.

·Coordinate and supervise implementation works including managing construction contracts per set terms of contract.

·Coordinate water quality analysis for new and rehabilitated water sources in liaison with CWSA to ensure delivery of potable water to beneficiaries.

·Coordinate with EHSD in the construction of sanitation and handwashing facilities in HCF and schools

·Liaise with communities and local authorities in the selection of project sites and identification of adequate and sustainable technologies, assuring sustainable O&M mechanism

·In collaboration with relevant local authorities and government departments, oversee the organization and implementation of social behaviour change communication (SBCC) activities in communities, HCF and schools.

·Manage and train RC volunteers working for the WASH project and collaborate with staff of other projects in the Region

·In collaboration with the CWSA, provide technical support to the local authorities to create maintenance plans for each asset and support in the implementation of the asset maintenance plan as per the CWSA’s District Operational Manual (DOM).

·Establish and oversee implementation of systems for efficiently controlling the quality of technical works; closely tracking work progress against payment and work schedules, and controlling the quality of the final construction outputs as per donor and user community expectations

·Ensure optimal use of financial and capital resources in the project as per donor expectations and within the GRCS guidelines. Coordinate community mobilization activities with a view to ensuring adequate community participation and decision making as required.

·Represent the organization and actively participate in the Regional level WASH Cluster, Planning and Coordination meetings.

·Coordinate and participate in project start-up/project closure workshops and end of Project Evaluation for the project as per project design and within the project implementation deadlines.

·Responsible for the preparation of project documentation including monthly project financial and narrative reports and other periodic reports as per donor requirements.

·Contribute to monthly reports for WASH cluster attention.

Person Specification

Education & experience

·At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical subject with 3 years practical experience working on WASH projects, or Diploma/HND with 5 years’ experience in the same field.

Experience

·A minimum of three years of professional experience in the management of WASH project at similar level (required)

·Extensive Knowledge and experience in working in rural communities employing participatory methods and a good understanding of community-based programming (an asset)

·Knowledge and experience in working with partner institutions and knowledge of existing policies and strategies in the WASH Sector (an asset)

·Prior experience and knowledge of working with Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (an advantage)

·Training/facilitating community participation for Community-based Health programming is an asset.

Others

·Integrity, professional credibility and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision

·Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment

·Excellent networking, advocacy, communication and negotiation skills

·Ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary environment

·High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in approaching internal and external clients, and partners at all levels

Languages

·Excellent level of English (written and spoken)

·Ability to communicate in the local dialects

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

Ghana Red Cross Society is the largest Humanitarian and Volunteer Based organization in the Country. It is established by an Act of Parliament (Act 10, 1958) as an Independent, Neutral auxiliary to support Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the provision of Humanitarian and Relief services to the vulnerable in times of emergencies and disasters. During peace times, it acts as a development agent in health promotion and disaster risk reduction.

The National Society is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the position of Administrative Secretary.

 

Responsibilities:

This is a Senior Officer position and the Responsibilities associated with it include

  • Managing the Secretary Generals Secretariat and ensuring its day to day efficient functioning
  • Responsible for Reports and Minutes development and circulation including those to General Assembly, Central Council, Management Committee, and Staff among others
  • Correspondences emanating from the Secretary General’s Secretariat and the Headquarters in General
  • Manage the Secretary General’s Diary, Correspondence, Phone calls, meetings, appointments, travels etc
  • Responsible for Secretary Generals Secretariat Files

 

Requirements:

  • A minimum of First Degree preferably in the Arts or Social Sciences from a recognized university
  • At least two years’ experience in Humanitarian work at senior officer level
  • Knowledgeable in the humanitarian work environment
  • Competent in Reports and Minutes writing
  • Computer literacy and Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in management of a Senior Executive Officers secretariat
  • Ability to work at odd hours and undertake extensive travel

 

Salary:

Commensurate with qualification and experience.

Interested Applicants should submit Application letters with Curriculum Vita attached either in hard or soft copy to below within ten (10) days of publication of this advert. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The Secretary General

Ghana Red Cross Society Headquarters

No. 10 South Legon Extension

P. O. Box GP 835

Accra

orgdev.redcrossghana@gmail.com and copied to  kofi.addo@redcrossghana.org

Date of Advert:  12/05/2020