Job Vacancy For Country Coordinator At Ghana WASH Alliance (Tamale)

The Ghana WASH Alliance (GWA) is an initiative that wishes to build capacity to create a system of WASH for the poor and disempowered in society. The GWA works with similar alliances in Latin America,Asia and Africa in partnership with the Dutch WASH Alliance in the Netherlands to offer innovative and sustainable approaches to WASH management. The GWA requires for immediate employment a Country Coordinator to help manage and implement its programmes in Ghana.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the country coordinator position is to serve as the Country Coordinator and representative of the Dutch WASH Alliance in Ghana and to facilitate alliance and trust building within the Ghana programme. Further, to promote the vision and mission of the Ghana WASH Alliance in leading to develop strategies for sustainability within the dynamics of local and international development, create programme unity (a shared WASH  mission, vision, objectives and results from this shared programme, to which each party contributes to its own unique added value) and to be secretary to the Steering Committee

The professional tasks or activities:                

•   Coordinating the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme in Ghana
•   Facilitate the preparation and aggregation of WASH plans, budgets and reports to Steering Committee, ICCO West Africa and SIMAVI
•   Compilation and submission of semester reports to the Steering Committee, ICCO West Africa and SIMAVI
•   Facilitate capacity development and learning in the programme
•   Facilitate Networking, communications and linkages amongst all programme stakeholders (North and South)
•   Ensuring that expenditure is verified and within agreed budgets
•   ln consultation with the Steering Committee and Alliance Ghana members, recommend budgetary, operational and strategic amendments to the programme of ICCO West Africa and SIMAVI
•   Preparing the agenda and minutes of both Management and Steering Committees
•   Coordinating research and best practice throughout the institutional building processes within the programme
•   Driving local and national policy assessment analyses in key areas relevant to the project's intentions (WASH) •   On the basis of these analyses, developing and leading the programme's lobbying and advocacy strategy
•   Developing and driving the implementation of the project's fund raising strategy

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Applicants must have second Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience
•   In country knowledge and network within the WASH sector and in working with stakeholders in public, private and civil society
•   Proven track record in programme development and implementation
•   Experience in WASH-related cross-cutting issues (gender, rights-based, food security
•   Strong planning and reporting skills
•   Evidence of experience in alliance building, networking and facilitation
•   Evidence of experience in capacity building
•   Experience in working in the area
•   Any other specially proven skills

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates should submit applications by email to the following address: or deposit hard copies at the Ghana WASH Alliance office at Gumani, block RC 48,Tamale in the same building with the Northern Ghana Network for Development (NGND).

•   Note: Applications received after this deadline will be rejected.
•   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
•   For further information applicants may contact the following address:

The Secretariat: NGND Office Building,
C/O P.O. BoxTL 2547,
Tel: 0208-174073

Closing Date: 26 November, 2015