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Job Opening at Habitat for Humanity International


April 3rd, 2024 at 04:44 am

Job Opening at Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Africa is looking for an HFHI Representative in Ghana for the upcoming Climate Adaptation Fund project: Improved Resilience of Coastal Communities in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The HFHI Representative oversees and implements various climate adaptation activities at the field level in Ghana, with a primary focus on early warning systems, awareness raising, green and blue infrastructure development, mangrove reforestation, and climate-resilient agriculture.

Key Project Responsibilities.

The Habitat for Humanity team will lead the implementation of component 2 through a team of regional, national, and local professionals, with the following major responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement early warning systems, as well as training for their management and maintenance, in 11 Ghanaian communities and ten in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Set up awareness-raising activities and trainings to integrate EWS plans and escape tactics in 11 Ghanaian communities and 10 in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Build drainage canals in nine Ghanaian communities and six in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Build microinfiltration cells in nine Ghanaian settlements and six in Cote d’Ivoire, as well as five Ghanaian seasonal bioretention basins.
  • In ten settlements in Cote d’Ivoire, mangrove systems are being reforested to reduce flood damage.
  • Set established resilient agriculture initiatives in six Cote d’Ivoire communities, including specialized plots and one training centre.
  • Train local workers and communities on project management, maintenance, and climate adaption initiatives.
  • Create and manage contractual arrangements with contractors.
  • Prepare the 6-month progress reports at the nation level and send them to the National
  • Project Management Unit (RPIU) for assessment and integration into the overall 6-month project reports.
  • Attend Steering Committee meetings and prepare project execution status updates for each component.
  • Create technical project reports, publishing to the project knowledge management platform.
  • The closing date for applications is April 5, 2024.
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Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The Representative’s major tasks include, but are not limited to, reporting to the Chief of Party and working with the project team.

  • Encourage engagement with local communities, government agencies, and project stakeholders to ensure that everyone is on the same page with the project’s goals and actions.
  • Lead the creation and execution of project monitoring and evaluation activities in Ghana.
  • Collaborate with contractors to design and manage contract arrangements for project-related tasks, ensuring that project objectives and schedules are met.
  • Coordinate the completion of progress reports and knowledge management tasks.
  • Ensure high-quality support is provided throughout project execution (for example, compliance with project budget, timeframe, and quality requirements).
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.
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Qualifications:

  • Requirements for this position include a master’s degree in a related discipline (e.g., climate change adaptation, catastrophe risk management, sustainable development) or a bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluent in English and French.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.

  • Strong leadership and management skills, as well as the ability to motivate and lead a team of technical experts from many disciplines and cultures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to establish and manage connections with a wide range of stakeholders, including consortium partners, private sector companies, government officials, and donors.
  • Strong project management skills, such as planning, coordination, and monitoring.

Preferred Requirements (in addition to the Minimum):

  • 10+ years of project experience in one or more technical disciplines, preferably with a focus on West Africa, notably coastal climate adaptation, climate resilience, community development, sustainable livelihoods, or other relevant technical fields.
  • Experienced with Adaptation Fund regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements.
  • Proven expertise managing complex projects, particularly those including climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
  • Experience working in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana will be advantageous.
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How to Apply for this Job at Habitat for Humanity International

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Closing Date: April 30, 2024

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