The five-year USAID Enhancing WASH Activity aims to increase access to sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services to targeted districts in Northern Ghana. This project will strengthen governance and finance for WASH services; contribute to expansion of WASH services and adoption of WASH services to households, communities, and health facilities; improve engagement with the private sector and support Ghanas investment in the WASH sector. The projects overall objective is to strengthen the WASH system through a facilitative approach by deepening partnerships with the government, private sector, and civil society organizations to improve capacity to sustainably deliver essential WASH services.
Pending the successful bid for the award, the Senior WASH Engineer Manager will provide technical civil engineering advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of both hard and soft WASH design and implementation issues with a focus on ensuring high-quality WASH delivery to the poor and vulnerable. The Engineers management and technical knowledge, in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive, and innovative CRS WASH programming can achieve the objectives of Enhancing WASH.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Contribute to the development and implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in WASH that effectively engage partners, donors, and the government. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection, and disaster risk reduction.
Provide technical solutions to the Enhancing WASH team, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply program design and implementation standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and M&E, ensuring high-quality implementation.
Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in WASH programming for staff and government and local partners through developing learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to CP staff.
Support relevant government units to develop quality and professional designs, drawings, BoQs, guidelines, and implementation strategies related to water supply and sanitation technologies, as well as conducting need assessments and technical surveys for infrastructure (latrine, water supply system, small town water systems, water treatment units) in targeted areas.
Support the revision of MMDA and community WASH strategies and technical standards with technical trainings on aspects related to the water and sanitation activities in the community, including daily operation and maintenance mechanism, as well as behavior change communication and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
Ensure engineering works are well coordinated with local authorities and stakeholders, as well as integrated with hygiene promotion activities and community participation for sustainability.
Support in monitoring and supervising WASH infrastructure activities, ensuring effective implementation to validate the progress and quality of work of the contractors.
Contribute to knowledge management and learning through collecting and analyzing program data, evaluating strategic projects, assisting with measuring program impact, capturing, and sharing lessons learned and best practices, and research and internal reports.
Establish and maintain relationships with donors, peer organizations, research, and other institutions. Participate in forums in the area of WASH to collect and share best practices and promote CRS work.
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.
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Accountability & Stewardship
Supervisory Responsibilities: Three (3) WASH and Behavior Change Senior Project Officers
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: CoP, DCoP, WASH Engineers, other programming staff, operations, finance, Regional TAs
External: Partner WASH staff, government institutions, public and private sector stakeholders, industry experts, local/international NGOs.
Required Skills or Experience
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Structural Designs with added skills in environmental health, public health required
Minimum of ten years experience in structural engineering, environmental compliance issues and experience in environmental health
Relevant working experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of three years working for programming interventions in WASH
Proven experience in undertaking small town water system for the provision of improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Demonstrated application of technical principals and concepts in behavior change communication, especially related to current Ghanaian hygiene and sanitation context and Community Led Total Sanitation implementation.
Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation, and training applying adult learning principles.
Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel in-country up to 40%
Required Languages English fluency
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical/cultural settings.
Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.
Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the technical and managerial responsibilities proposed.
Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.
Proactive, resourceful, and results oriented.
How To Apply
To apply for this position Please access this link https://bit.ly/3plKrUP for application process. Applicants should submit their CV and letter of interest by 5p.m. on July 1, 2021
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
*This position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity CRS winning the project and the USAIDs approval of a KP candidacy.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply. CRS emphasis on family values supports benefits, including maternity and paternity leave, policies that promote exclusive breastfeeding, the availability of a baby room at the office, and flexible working hours where possible.
**Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
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