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Communications Assistant Job Description

Ghana Red Cross Society is implementing a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project in the Eastern and Ashanti Regions of Ghana. The project is providing a number of social interventions in communities relating to water and sanitation as well as humanitarian service delivery. Major activities include; health and hygiene promotion, construction of institutional sanitary facilities, provision and repair of water facilities as well as promoting the construction of household latrines in the communities.

The communications Assistant will be responsible for the overall visibility of the project activities, and any other responsibilities S/he may be assigned. Specifically, the incumbent will be required to perform the following duties;

  • Support the Communications Manager in writing and compiling annual reports
  • write minutes during meetings, newsletters, features, media briefs for all Ghana Red Cross activities
  • Regularly update National Society website and social media pages (Facebook, twitter etc.) with current information about activities being carried out in the communities
  • Support in the production and publication of Red Cross activities on media platforms including the Newspapers, Television and Radio
  • Assist the Commination Manager in a process of developing and implementation of social marketing activities  (newsletters, publications, documentaries and jingles) for the National Society
  • Assist the Communication Manager in the planning and execution of social marketing campaigns on water and sanitation service delivery in targeted intervention areas;
  • Contributing to the sales & marketing plan development and rollout for the GRCS Sustainable WASH activities
  • Facilitate the process of collecting, documenting and reporting community feedback on GRCS activities in the communities
  • Report to the Communication Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • First degree in communication or related field
  • Two years’ experience in NGO context is required
  • Strong communication skills, innovative and self-driven work attitude
  • Strong design & copywriting skills
  • Experience in video recording, editing, photoshopping, photo capture and editing

How to apply

  • To apply: Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae plus all relevant document:
  • career@redcrossghana.org
  • Closing date: 13TH DECEMBER, 2019

 

JOB DESCRIPTION – SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER: EPIDEMIC PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND TRAINING

Job Title Senior Project Officer,  Epidemic Preparedness, Response and Training (EPRT)
Job Band Intermediate
Reporting To  Health and Care Programmes Coordinator
Department Health
Location  Accra, Headquarters
 

Job Purpose: The Ghana Red Cross Society is a humanitarian organisation established by the people of Ghana through an Act of Parliament to play an auxiliary role to Ministries and Departments of the government of Ghana with a mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering by mobilizing the power of humanity. The National Senior EPRT Officer will be responsible for all emergency health preparedness and response programmes. He/She will also be responsible for the development of training curriculum and ensure that staff and volunteers are trained for the implementation of Ghana Red Cross Society health programmes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Program management

  • Report to the Health and Care Programmes Coordinator
  • Ensure planning and management of EPRT as well as good communication and coordination between headquarters, Regions and Partner National Societies;
  •  Coordinate activities of staff and volunteers involved in the preparedness and response;
  •  Ensure that the Health department has up to date curriculum for health programmes for training
  • Collaborate with other health programme officers to organise needed trainings for staff, volunteers and stakeholders
  • Ensure quality implementation of all emergency health programmes according to the agreed timeline;
  • Ensure  accountability for training  and emergency health programmes
  • Supervise procurement and service contracting processes for the preparedness and response as well as training materials;
  • Ensure the proper use of the resources for training and emergency health programmes ;
  • Ensure efficient and timely budget reporting to avoid delays in the disbursement of funds for preparedness programme;
  • Prepare narrative reports for the GRCS, the Federation and other stakeholders;
  • Collaborate with the data and information manager to ensure information management (backup and organization of data, photos, documents);
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Technical support

  •  Provide technical support for the implementation of all health  programmes including the training need;
  •   Contribute to learning and tool development;
  •  Plan and oversee development of Social and Behaviour Change Communication material for all Ghana Red Cross health programmes;
  • Work closely with GRCS departments (e.g. disaster risk management, organizational and volunteer development, communication, M&E) to develop or strengthen a holistic risk management preparedness approach;

External coordination and partnership development

  •   Represent GRCS in relevant national platforms related to emergency health;
  •   Collaborate with relevant partners to develop GRCS health promotion strategy that is in line with the national health promotion strategy;
  • Advocate for community and civil society involvement in epidemic preparedness and response

 

Skills, knowledge and experience

 

(i)            Education

  •  A university degree in Public Health / Community Health or related field of study
  •    Advanced university degree in public health, (an asset)
  •   Community health nurse training required

 

(ii)          Experience

  •   A minimum of three years of professional experience in public health/community health in  (required)
  •   Experience in strengthening or monitoring  community-based  health programming (required)
  •   Extensive Knowledge and experience in participatory methods, community mobilization and capacity building, epidemic preparedness /response, and a good understanding of community-based health programming with either government or NGO  (an asset)
  •   Proven ability to train and provide ongoing technical support to staff and volunteers (required)
  •   Prior experience with Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (an advantage but not required)
  •  Ladies and people who are physically challenged and who meet the requirement are encouraged to apply

 

(iii)         Skills

  •   Integrity, professional credibility, ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization
  •   Results-oriented
  •   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
  •   Demonstrated experience in innovation, contribution to a culture of continuous learning, knowledge sharing
  •   Training/facilitating community participation for Community-based Health programming is an asset.
  •   Skills in entrepreneurial drive is an asset

 

(iv)         Languages

  •  Excellent level of English (written and spoken)

How to apply

To apply: Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae plus all relevant document:

career@redcrossghana.org

Closing date: 13TH DECEMBER, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION – PROJECT OFFICER: WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)

Job Title Project Officer WASH Promotion
Job Band Intermediate
Reporting To The Project  Manager   
Department Health
Location  Upper East Region 
 

Job Purpose: Ghana Red Cross Society is a humanitarian organisation established by the people of Ghana through an Act of Parliament to play an auxiliary role to Ministries and Departments of the government of Ghana with a mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering by mobilizing the power of humanity. Ghana Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Swiss Red Cross is implementing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Upper East Region of Ghana and is seeking an interested person with WASH engineering background to manage the project. The Project Officer will be responsible for hygiene promotion in the project catchment areas. She or he will ensure that hygiene promotion in Health Care Facilities, schools, and community-wide sanitation and hygiene improvement. He/she will also be responsible for volunteer mobilization, training and community engagement for hygiene promotion.

Responsibilities

  • Capacity of the National Society staff and volunteers to deliver the project improved at all levels.
  • Behaviour change communication provided to clients to improve adoption of good hygiene practices at HCF
  • Behaviour change communication provided to students to improve adoption of good hygiene practices at school
  • Behaviour change communication provided to community members to adoption of good hygiene practices.
  • Capacity of the community WASH management structures strengthened to support Health Promotion initiatives.
  • Capacity of the National Society staff and volunteers to deliver the project improved at all levels.

 

Duties

  • Provide technical support for the implementation of all WASH  activities in the project areas  including the mobilizing volunteers for training
  • Plan and Contribute  to the development of Social and Behaviour Change Communication material for health and  hygiene promotion ;
  • Initiate the technical discussions with relevant partners for the promotion WASH activities in communities, schools and health facilities
  • Collaborate with relevant partners to implement WASH  activities that are in line with the  WASH  promotion strategy;
  • Advocate for community and civil society involvement in WASH promotion in schools and health facilities in the region

 

Skills, knowledge and experience

 

Education

  • A  university degree in Public Health / Diploma in Community Health or related field of study
  • Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion/ Environmental Studies from a recognised University or collage
  • Advanced university degree in public health, (an asset)
  • Certificate /diploma in community health nurse (an asset)

 

Experience

  • A minimum of three  years of professional experience in public health/community health/WASH  (required)
  • Experience in strengthening or monitoring  community-based WASH/ programming (required)
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience in participatory methods, community mobilization and capacity building, epidemic preparedness /response, and a good understanding of community-based health programming with either government or NGO  (an asset)
  • Proven ability to train and provide ongoing technical support to staff and volunteers (required)
  • Prior experience with Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (an advantage but not required)
  • Ladies and people who are physically challenged and who meet the requirement are encouraged to apply

 

Skills

  • Integrity, professional credibility, ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Results-oriented
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in innovation, contribution to a culture of continuous learning, knowledge sharing
  • Training/facilitating rural community participation for Community-based WASH programming is an asset.
  • Good communication and interpersonal Skills
  • Good leadership and project management skills
  • Experience of working with partners, supervision and in team building.
  • Excellent computer skills ( MS office package)
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in rural settings hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Experience working with rural populations in similar activities
  • Be licenced and willing to ride motorcycle within the project areas in the region

 

Languages

  • Excellent level of English (written and spoken)

 

How to apply

To apply: Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae plus all relevant document:

career@redcrossghana.org

Closing date: 13TH DECEMBER, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION –  PROJECT OFFICER: WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)  

Job Title Project Officer (WASH Engineer)
Job Band Intermediate
Reporting To  The Project Officer, Regional Manager   
Department Health
Location  Upper East Region  
 

Job Purpose: Ghana Red Cross Society is a humanitarian organisation established by the people of Ghana through an Act of Parliament to play an auxiliary role to Ministries and Departments of the government of Ghana with a mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering by mobilizing the power of humanity. Ghana Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Swiss Red Cross is implementing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Upper East Region of Ghana and is seeking an interested person with WASH engineering background to manage the project. The Project Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the project. He or she will ensure that WASH in Health Care Facilities, Schools, and community-wide sanitation and hygiene improvement. He/she will also be responsible for water access and quality improvement and water hand pumps improvement and sustainability.

Responsibilities

The Project Manager will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Water supply infrastructure in HCF built/rehabilitated to improve access to potable water
  • Water supply infrastructure in schools built/rehabilitated to improve access to potable water
  • Water supply infrastructure in community built/rehabilitated to improve access to potable water
  • Capacity of the community WASH management structures established/strengthened.
  • Sanitation infrastructure in HCF built to improve hygiene practices
  • Sanitation infrastructure in schools built to improve hygiene practices
  • Sanitation infrastructure in households built to improve hygiene practices
  • Capacity of the community WASH management structures established/strengthened

 

Duties

  • In collaboration with the relevant government offices, identify and coordinate the rehabilitation of usable but faulty water points, ensuring that the structures are brought back to usable form
  • Coordinate the identification process, and development of new water points in the target areas including drilling and/or pipeline extension as shall be informed by the surveys and plans
  •  Work closely with the regional community water and sanitation agency, Ghana Health Service and Ghana Education Service to facilitate the provision and repair of WASH facilities in schools, communities and clinics or CHPS
  •   Development and strengthening of WASH in schools initiative, ensuring that adequate structures such as Red Cross School links are established to promote sanitation and hygiene among the school population, ensuring sustainability and adoption in homes and communities
  • Mobilize and facilitate communities under the project areas to develop water management structures for sustainability of the projects
  • Development of schools links, work closely with the Ghana Education Service and school administration to ensure institutionalization of the initiative for sustainability of WASH promotion
  •  Work closely with Ghana Health Service in the region to promote WASH in health facilities in the project districts
  • Facilitate implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene training to all communities under the project area as planned
  • Collect and consolidate project data, track and document for lessons learning and assist in making recommendations for achievement of better outcomes
  • Compile and submit relevant monitoring/management reports (monthly, quarterly or annually) to the Health Coordinator through the Regional Manager
  • Perform any other duties as shall be requested by the supervisor.

 

Skills, knowledge and experience

·         Education

  • Technical/HND or college  certificate in  building technology/water engineering in a  recognised and accredited institution

·         Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH hardware-related development in communities and institutions   (required)
  • Experience in strengthening or monitoring  community-based  WASH project  (required)
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience in participatory methods, community mobilization and capacity building, and a good understanding of community-based programming with either government/NGO  (an asset)
  • Proven ability to train and provide ongoing technical support to staff and volunteers (required)
  • Prior experience with Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (an advantage but not required)
  • Ladies and people who are physically challenged and who meet the requirement are encouraged to apply

 

·         Skills

  • Integrity, professional credibility, ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Results-oriented
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in innovation, contribution to a culture of continuous learning, knowledge sharing
  • Training/facilitating community participation in Community-based Health programming is an asset.

·         Languages

  • Excellent level of English (written and spoken)

How to apply

To apply: Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae plus all relevant document:

career@redcrossghana.org

Closing date: 13TH DECEMBER, 2019

 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – GHANA RED CROSS SOCIETY-CENTRAL REGION

Post Title  Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL)
Department Humanitarian Service
Responsible to  Regional Manager
Position type   Full time
Location  Head Office Cape Coast but will oversee project activities in  4 districts (KEEA, Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira, Gomoa West and Ekumfi), and willing to be located at the Project Districts
Project Duration Approximately  Four (4 ) years but it will be yearly contract on renewal basis
Eligibility  Position open to local Ghanaian hires only and advantage for those who can write, read and speak  in Fantse Language also to those who know how to drive or ride vehicle/motorbike
Compensation Negotiable

 

GRCS is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL) on the Strategic Approaches to Girl’s Education Project (STAGE).

About the STAGE Project

The STAGE project is a UKAID/DFID sponsored project with World Education Ghana as the lead Partner, which is to be implemented in four districts in the Central Region, The project aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of highly marginalized out-of-school girls and transition them into informal vocational skills or employment.  The project seeks to decrease key barriers to access quality education and opportunities for employment and improve the safety of highly marginalized girls in Accelerated Learning Centers and their communities, while also increasing girls’ knowledge and adoption of positive behaviours

Summary of Role

Under the overall guidance of the Regional Manager, the MEL Officer will oversee the development and implementation of Monitoring, evaluation and learning activities for the STAGE project. S/he will identify performance indicators develop quality assurance strategies, train program employees, maintains contact with program partners, prepare periodic reports and ensures the project complies with donor requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead the implementation of the projects M&E framework including project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
  • Establish and manage a performance monitoring framework for the STAGE project with clear goals, outcomes, outputs, inputs, processes, indicators, data needs and sources, and reporting formats for effective monitoring, reporting and updating progress.
  • Develop data collection tools for routine data collection and evaluations
  • Assure quality of data by enforcing data quality for the projects deliverable
  • Develop capacity of project staff to utilize existing M&E tools for proper tracking and reporting in line with the STAGE M&E Framework.
  • Guide staff in preparing progress reports in accordance with approved donor and GRCS reporting formats and ensure their timely submission.
  • Prepare periodic performance reports according to the DFID/WEI requirements on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and keep Project Manager informed of any need or issues arising related to M&E.
  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate result to the project management.
  • Promote utilization of data/information at project level through reflection and learning forums such as quarterly review meetings.
  • Organize quarterly reflection meetings
  • Support other evaluative activities as they arise.

Required Skills or Experience 

  • University degree in development studies, statistics or related field in social sciences, with at least 3 years’ experience in similar capacity of work. Experience in CBE work will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized. Able to support and respond to the needs of the project teams as quickly as possible to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Knowledge of designing and managing M&E system
  • Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong report writing and communication skills

 Additional comments 

The Organization Fundamental Principles gives an equal opportunities to all, without discrimination, as to race, religious beliefs, class or ideology, GRCS strives to ensure that all potential employees are given equal opportunities in their application and processing for employment irrespective of sex/gender, age, class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, sexual preference and locality. There are extra efforts to create a center of attention and hold on to marginalized groups such as young vulnerable adults and persons with disabilities.

Safeguarding policy statement

GRCS is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare, safety and survival of children with whom they come into contact; either directly or through the work of the Humanitarian and Business branches as well as through its stakeholders. No person who comes into contact with GRCS should ever face harm because of our staff, representatives or operations. Strong procedures ensure we are doing everything we can to prevent, report and respond to any incidents or concerns of such harm

How to apply

To apply: submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae plus certificates with three referees and attached a recommendation letter to:

E-mail: stagecentralregion@gmail.com

OR redcrossgh.centralregion@yahoo.com

Closing date: 10th October, 2019.

 

Post Title  Safeguarding /Child Protection Officer
Department/Division Humanitarian Service
Responsible to  Regional Manager
Position type   Full time
Location  Head Office Cape Coast but will oversee project activities in  4 districts (KEEA, Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira, Gomoa West and Ekumfi) and willing to be  located at the Project Districts
Project duration   Approximately  Four (4 ) years but it will be yearly contract renewal
Eligibility  Position open to local Ghanaian hires only and advantage for those who can speak and write in Fantse Language also to those who know how to drive or ride vehicle/motorbike
Compensation Negotiable

 

GRCS is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Safe Guarding or Child Protection officer on the Strategic Approaches to Girl’s Education Project (STAGE).

About the STAGE Project

The STAGE project is a UKAID/DFID sponsored project with World Education Ghana as the lead Partner, which is to be implemented in four districts in the Central Region, The project aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of highly marginalized out-of-school girls and transition them into informal vocational skills or employment.  The project seeks to decrease key barriers to access quality education and opportunities for employment and improve the safety of highly marginalized girls in Accelerated Learning Centers and their communities, while also increasing girls’ knowledge and adoption of positive behaviors

Summary of Role

The Safeguarding Officer will work as part of GRCS safeguarding team and will be responsible for ensuring that GRCS’ safeguarding policy is adhered to. S/he will be the first point-of-call for all STAGE staff who has safeguarding concerns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop safeguarding related risk assessments, and proactively put in place relevant control measures that lead to informed decisions.
  • Deliver safeguarding related staff training
  • Ensure that all staff who have contact with children, vulnerable adults and/or their families have received appropriate training on safeguarding issues.
  • Provide effective safeguarding support and guidance to staff
  • Lead in undertaking investigations and dealing with a range of issues regarding safeguarding such as abuse, neglect, harassment
  • Create working relationships internally and with external agencies and make referrals where appropriate
  • Collect relevant data on safeguarding issues, analyse and report to the project coordinator as required
  • Working with the family, share information and contribute to plans if the concern is investigated.
  • Monitor and report trends in safeguarding incidents to Project Manager.

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of Degree/Diploma in social sciences, Social work, development studies. in gender studies
  • Excellent communication, negotiating, mediating and interpersonal skills, in particular, an ability to relate well to young people, parents/guardians
  • Able to establish and maintain positive and professional relationship
  • Ability to deal with situations sensitively and with empathy, both face to face and telephone communication
  • A track record of providing and analyzing statistical data in a clear, understandable report format
  • Proven track record or working with complex issues of a difficult and sensitive nature
  • Have a good, sound, working knowledge of current data protection and confidentiality related legislation, statutory and other related guidance

 Additional comments

The Organization Fundamental Principles gives an equal opportunities to all, without discrimination, as to race, religious beliefs, class or ideology, GRCS strives to ensure that all potential employees are given equal opportunities in their application and processing for employment irrespective of sex/gender, age, class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, sexual preference and locality. There are extra efforts to create a center of attention and hold on to marginalized groups such as young vulnerable adults and persons with disabilities.

Safeguarding policy statement

GRCS is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare, safety and survival of children with whom they come into contact; either directly or through the work of the Humanitarian Service and Business operations as well as through its stakeholders. No person who comes into contact with GRCS should ever face harm because of our staff, representatives or operations. Strong procedures ensure we are doing everything we can to prevent, report and respond to any incidents or concerns of such harm

How to apply

To apply: Submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae plus certificates with three referees and attached recommendation letter to:

E-mail: stagecentralregion@gmail.com

OR redcrossgh.centralregion@yahoo.com

Closing date: 10TH OCTOBER, 2019

 

VACANCY  For The Position of an Upper West Regional Manager

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. In times of peace, 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 positions of:

Regional Manager; Upper West Region.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of First Degree preferably in Social Sciences from a recognized university
  • At least four years’ experience in Humanitarian work at senior management level
  • Knowledgeable in the humanitarian work environment
  • Competent in Proposals, Concept papers, Work plans and budgets development in addition to Reports writing
  • Competency in Programs/Projects management
  • Competency in Resource Mobilization and Management of Income Generation Activities
  • Ability to work at odd hours and extensive travel

Responsibilities:

Includes but not limited to:

  • Day to Day functioning of the organization in the applied Region and Report to the Secretary General
  • Strengthen collaborations, networking’s and partnerships with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Partners, Operational Communities  and other stakeholders
  • Management and direct responsibility for all programs in the region
  • Advocate and promote the Red Cross fundamental principles of Humanity, Independence, Neutrality, Impartiality, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.

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 fifteen (15) 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 publication: 30th September 2019.