Job Vacancy For Chief of Party At CHF International

The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.


•   Location: Ghana Office – Specific location yet to be determined
•   Job Title:  Chief of Party
•   Reports To: Country Director
•   Duration: 4-5 years

Background Information
Global Communities is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated water, sanitation and hygiene program in Ghana that will focus on increasing access to water and sanitation in rural and peri-urbanareas.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

•   Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the program, including technical areas such as coordination and governance, water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and capacity development;
•   Effectively represent Global Communities to the program donor, Government of Ghana and all key stakeholders;
•   Provide oversight of the project’s financial management and procurement systems to ensure that they are in line with Global Communities policies and donor regulations;
•   Make key decisions and solve problems under tight deadlines while ensuring operational and program integrity;
•   Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans and performance and financial reports. This includes timely responses to donor requests for meetings, performance reports, success stories, and financial information for the project;
•   Coordinate project implementation with other Global Communities programs to ensure synergy and maximize impact;
•   Provide effective leadership to ensure integration of program implementation among partner organizations;
•   Maintain a strong network with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups;

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Master’s degree in a relevant field such as international development, environmental studies, engineering and/or public health;
•   At least ten years of senior-level management experience in the development sector, preferably in water, sanitation and hygiene;
•   Demonstrated knowledge of relief to development continuum and the cross-sectoral application of water, sanitation and hygiene strategies to improve health, livelihoods and nutrition;
•   Knowledge and prior application of participatory methodologies;
•   Experience in water supply, sanitation, and/or hygiene program design and implementation;
•   Proven success managing multi-million dollar development budgets;
•   Three to five years of experience managing and/or implementing USAID-funded programs in Africa. Thorough understanding of USAID rules and regulations for grants and contracts;
•   Demonstrated experience leading coalitions and coordinating with a broad set of diverse stakeholders including communities, local and national governments, donors, INGOs and other local partners;
•   Proven ability to convene/chair high profile meetings;
•   Proven strategic planning skills;
•   Fluency in written and spoken English.

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should apply by sending their CV and cover letter to:-

contac[email protected]

Closing Date: 17 January, 2014

Ghanaian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.