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CHF is seeking a Project Director for a USAID urban water/sanitation project in Ghana

Since 1952, CHF International has worked in more than 100 countries worldwide. Currently we work in an average of 30 countries per year. Our mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and
environmental conditions. Each day, CHF International transforms promise into progress. CHF International is successful because it brings together the people, organizations and resources necessary to ensure steady, sustainable change.

Job Description

CHF is seeking a Project Director for a USAID urban water/sanitation project in Ghana. The objective of the program is to increase equitable access to improved water supply and basic sanitation for poor urban communities in Ghana by promoting cooperative efforts between civil society organizations, local service providers, and government. Additionally, program activities will contribute to decreasing the prevalence of water-related disease among the urban poor and improving local governance.

The Project Director will provide overall leadership and direction to all project staff, working under the supervision of the CHF Ghana Country Director. Specifically, the Project Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of programs to support equitable access to water supply and basic sanitation for the urban poor in Ghana. Activities will include working with service providers and building creative participatory relationships with civil society groups that can mobilize slum residents, progressive municipal governments, and private sector partners including micro-credit providers.

Required Skills or Experience

Technical experience in water/sanitation programming combined with innovative approaches to improving water and sanitation access among the urban poor.
Experience working and managing development projects in complex urban environments, preferably related to municipal service delivery, urban slum upgrading, community development, and/or local economic development.
5+ years experience managing large international development programs.
Demonstrated knowledge and capacity to: address gender based constraints; effectively oversee performance monitoring plans; undertake participatory planning methods.
Technical and managerial experience with USAID development programs, including managing the administrative, contracting, hiring, recruitment, financial, and logistical aspects of USAID contracts/cooperative agreements, including grants and subcontract management.
Fluency in English, both written and oral, required.
Ability to represent CHF international and to develop strong relationships with donors, the host government and community stakeholders.
Master’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, sanitation, or related field preferred.
Ghana or relevant West African experience highly preferred.

How To Apply

We are requesting that qualified individuals provide their CVs as well as the names and email addresses of 3 references, preferably direct supervisors, to contact@ghana.chfinternational.org by 7/1/2010.
Only shortlisted applicant would be contacted

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