Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been working in Ghana since 1958 in Health, Agriculture, Peace Building, Water and Sanitation, Microfinance and Education programs and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. CRS/Ghana currently has 61 staff with project offices in Tamale and Accra.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:
Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
Department: Programming (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion)
Reports To: Senior Project Officer - WASH
Country/Location: Talensi District, UER, Ghana
Start Date: July 2019
End Date: June 2020
As a member of the Integrated Community Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement (ICOWASH) project team, you will monitor and report on the progress and quality of construction of new and renovated WASH infrastructure being established in target schools, health centers and communities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. You will attend regular construction site visits and will produce pre-construction engineering assessments and document reviews, and ongoing construction monitoring reports. 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.
75% of time (day trips)
Key Working Relationships
Supervisory: Not Applicable
Internal: Regional/HQ technical advisors, Head of Programs, WASH and other line managers, Project Coordinator, WASH Specialist, M&E Specialist, and WASH Officers
External: Government partners and Service providers (Contractors)
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.
MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Competencies
Required Skills or Experience
Required/Desired Foreign Language
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. Great time management and ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments.
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