The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is part of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian organization. The movement has three parts: the National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The SRC has been working with the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), and the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) supporting emergency interventions as well as longer-term transitional and development projects in different geographical and thematic areas since 1983. SRC has supported GRCS,GHS and NADMO in the implementation of Eye Health, Mother New Born Child Adolescent Health, Disaster Risk Reduction and Institutional Preparedness, Water Sanitation and Hygiene projects and through emergency interventions. For the implementation of the current programme 2021-2024 in Ghana we are looking for a Country Coordinator to be based in Accra, Ghana, with regular travel to project areas in the northern Regions of the country. What you will be doingOversee the implementation of the SRC country programme implemented through the partnersFacilitate professional and timely planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the overall programmeSupport the organizational development process of GRCS in line with the GRCS Strategic Plan and SRC strategic direction.Ensure transparent financial management of the programme, including budget control, financial reporting and facilitation of internal controls and auditsManage and administer the SRC office and the SRC national staff at GRCS/SRC joint Head Quarters in Accra and in the branchesFacilitate stakeholder management and promote ownership and sustainability of program and partnersYour profileExpertise in development cooperation with specialisation in Public/Community Health and/or Environment; and Management and/or related technical fields (Disaster Mgmt, Mother Child Health, Eye Health, WASH)Minimum of 5 years international working experience as coordinatorExperience in providing training/coaching/stakeholder management/capacity-building/organizational development to implementing partnersDemonstrated skills in financial administration and managementExperience with legal issues regarding partnership agreements and policiesExperience in working with the National Societies and with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Demonstrated experience in capacity building and organisational development is an assetAbility to network, coordinate and cooperate with partners, staff, government authorities, local communities and other NGOs and build strong mutual relationshipsDemonstrated working experience in sub-Saharan AfricaVery good command of written and spoken English (working language).What you can expect2 years contract with the option of extension, starting from 1st of March 2022 or as per agreement. Competitive salary, social insurances, travel expenses and contribution to accommodation provided. Apply nowPlease submit your complete online application with CV, motivation letter, diplomas, work certificates and names of three referees (will be contacted only if candidate is shortlisted) until 7th of January 2022, attn. Ms Isabel Bangerter (https://www.redcross.ch/en/working-at-the-src-worthwhile-and-challenging)