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WASH Project Officer

Job Description

  1. Wash Project Officer

To coordinate, facilitate implement and monitor WASH projects within the Cluster through capacity building, networking, partnership and participation of the communities

The Package

  • The positions are based in Kasena Nankana – Upper East Region.

  • S/He reports to the Cluster Programmes Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out needs assessment and reviews in communities to determine development interventions that are required.

  • Coordinate the preparation of WASH projects plans and budgets within the cluster.

  • Ensure availability of qualitative and quantitative WASH data and information.

  • Build capacity of Development Facilitators, volunteers, communities, Church and Government partners and other partners in WASH issues.

  • Participate in children mapping and monitoring processes in communities to ensure participation of children and their families in Area Programs activities this includes Registered Children and the most vulnerable.

  • Facilitate communication between Registered Children and their sponsors and ensure that Sponsorship Key Performance indicators are met in the different Area Programs forming the cluster.

  • Participate in Registered Children registering, monitoring and data processing for marketing.

  • Ensure implementation of Audit and Risk Assessment recommendations in WASH projects and their impact areas within the cluster.

  • Facilitate and report (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) on WASH activities, outputs and outcomes in Area Programs communities.

  • Ensure representation of WV cluster office at District and Regional events related to WASH where World Vision is invited and report on them to the cluster programmes manager.

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • Degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioral science, public health project management or any related field

  • Technical Training qualifications required in Public Health

  • Three years’ experience in working in the WASH Sector

  • Deep understanding of community-based approaches, including clear involvement of children, women and People with Disabilities in hygiene promotion.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Proven ability to communicate on WASH topics with diverse groups.

  • Ability to support in the development and roll out of WASH programs/projects.

  • Good development and facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.

  • Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and key partners.

  • Experience in community entry and mobilization and development facilitation.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.

  • Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills