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Wash officer

Volta Region Full Time NGO
2 weeks ago

Job Summary

A Reputable NGO seeks the services of a WASH Officer   Job Title: WASH Officer   Job Location: Volta Region   Job Description Organize ...

  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

A Reputable NGO seeks the services of a WASH Officer


Job Title: WASH Officer


Job Location: Volta Region


Job Description

  • Organize and implement WASH programming in conjunction with the WASH Team, Country Director and GES
  • Conduct scheduled bi-monthly visits at assigned PoP schools in the WASH program to support SHEPs, teachers, students and the community
  • Support and provide feedback to SHEPs, incorporating strategies and methods shared during workshops as well as general knowledge, follow assigned rubric for best performance
  • Lead and support Hygiene Clubs in all assigned PoP schools following all outlined topics and using provided behavior change tools
  • Create, develop and present materials for WASH workshops (with support from Programs Manager and Team Lead)
  • Facilitate WASH workshops where necessary
  • Update Salesforce regularly with the support of WASH Team and Programs Manager
  • Meet with assigned Coordinator bi-monthly to discuss successes and challenges
  • Assist with the distribution and use of PoP’s WASH materials and other resources
  • Stay up to date on best practices in the fields of WASH
  • Adapt generic WASH programming to meet the needs of specific schools and communities
  • Work with the construction team to develop community specific WASH infrastructure as needed


Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or HND in health, science or a related field
  • At least 1-2 years or more experience in health, sanitation, hygiene, or related field
  • Experience working with and engaging KG and Primary aged children and teachers
  • Preferred knowledge of Microsoft Office and the internet
  • Self-motivated, ability to take initiative, and manage his/her own workload
  • Strong understanding of WASH issues in the Ghanaian context
  • Capable of explaining the need for WASH programming to schools, communities, and government officials as needed
  • Ability to evaluate a community’s specific WASH needs and adapt workshops to meet those needs
  • Thorough understanding of the Ghana Education Service system
  • Comfortable working in both an urban and rural setting
  • Strong Community mobilization and engagement skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle or readiness to learn

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