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SNV is looking for a Project Manager, WASH
Based in Accra, Ghana
International Contract, 18 months initial term
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
SNV Ghana works together with local partners to provide technical expertise in three sectors: WASH, Renewable Energy and Agriculture, thereby contributing to finding local solutions to global challenges and sowing the seeds of lasting change.
SNV Ghana is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager WASH. The Project Manager will lead project management and implementation efforts for a DFID-funded results-based project that follows SNV’s Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) approach, combining work on demand creation through Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS); sanitation supply chains (sanitation marketing); hygiene behavioural change communication (BCC) and governance. The program will be implemented in multiple countries and will focus on the following areas:
1. Strengthening capacity for steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation
2. Strengthening capacity for sanitation supply chains and finance
3. Strengthening capacity for behavioural change communication for hygiene promotion
4. Strengthening capacity for WASH governance
5. Ensuring performance monitoring, learning and dissemination of results to national level
In collaboration with the Ghana WASH Sector Leader, the Country Director and global Program Team, the Ghana WASH Project Manager will effectively coordinate all aspects of the project at the country level, ensuring implementation follows the global program targets and timelines.
Steer, manage, monitor and report on the project, ensuring that the project is implemented in line with objectives, customer requirements, monitoring indicators and frameworks, time line, budget and contract management requirements, in consultation with the Sector Leader, Country Director and Multi-country Programme Manager.
Establish annual project implementation pipelines and systems and support the coordination of activities locally and nationally.
Provide technical direction and advice to ensure that the project activities are designed and implemented in line with global best practice in CLTS, sanitation marketing, and BCC, and in compliance with process and procedures established by key stakeholders in Ghana, such as UNICEF and the Ministry of Local Governance and Housing.
Manage the local team of three national staff and local NGO partners involved in the implementation.
Prepare ToR and SoW to ensure timely and appropriate selection of consultants and local partners to achieve project results.
Ensure positive and clear communication on project targets, objectives, and timelines to partners and team members and key stakeholders.
Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field;
7+ years of relevant experience in WASH project management in CLTS-focused and/or sanitation marketing projects and programmes;
At least 10 years of experience working in the NGO sector, preferably in Ghana;
Proven abilities in developing monitoring and evaluation tools, data analysis and report writing;
Familiarity with DfID funded programmes and results based financing an advantage;
Excellent written English and ability with standard Office packages – Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Established WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to deliver quality products that meet deadlines and an experienced relationship builder with proven ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (including ministries, local authorities, state-owned companies, private sector companies, government and other NGOs).
Desired Start Date: April, 2014
Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Advisors benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snvworld.org