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County Governance Officers (5 positions) 

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Government Relations
  • Deadline:
    August 22, 2022

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization, dedicated to the  reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest  countries. Concern is currently recruiting the below post: 

Job Code: 22-021-NH (You must quote this code on your application) 

Job Title: County Governance Officers (x5) 

Location: Grand Bassa, Montserrado, Nimba, Lofa and Bong Counties 

Reporting To: County Governance Advisor 

Responsible For: N/A 

Contract duration: Open-ended 

Job Purpose: The Officer is responsible for strengthening the capacity for the steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation activities at scale. The  Officer creates momentum for change related to the elimination of open defecation by promoting and building capacity for broad coverage. In addition, the Officer  leads the stakeholder engagement necessary to fully integrate our sanitation coverage targets into governmental planning and budgeting, thus ensuring responsible  governmental commitments to support sanitation efforts. He/she develops and formulates good governance strategies, activities, and measures in accordance with  best practices, ensuring an enabling environment for relevant stakeholders 

Specific Responsibilities: 

Lead process to develop Sanitation Demand Creation toolkits, undertake training of trainers and direct training of facilitators for demand creation activities, plan,  develop, and conduct CLTS training workshops for a range of audiences, assess the capacity of relevant line agencies, identify government entities with the capacity  to ensure scalable service delivery, coordinate regional, provincial, and district level workshops for political leaders and decision makers to promote buy-in for  sanitation campaigns, support and promote the development of District Sanitation Plans, support and promote capacity building activities for planning, budgeting,  monitoring, and documentation at the district and community levels, build the capacity of district level implementers to ensure effective implementation at scale,  evaluate the effectiveness of CLTS implementation by stakeholders operating at various levels, manage the implementation of CLTS workshops by trained facilitators,  financial management of support triggering activities, provide technical support for post-triggering activities including the provision and communication of informed  choice material, post-ODF plans and any follow-up activities, coordinate appropriate regulation and enforcement initiatives to ensure that local regulation is aligned 

with national legal frameworks and respects civil rights; maintain regular contacts with Local Governance institutions and other relevant international organisations  for exchange of information on strategic issues and developments related to good governance, provide updated and accurate advice related to best practices and  relevant issues in the field of governance to partner services, and continuously update the instruments and tools for information-sharing, provide advice on  development and implementation of sustainable ethical policies and strategies, any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. 

Experience & Qualification:  

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 

At least 5 years of experience working for international organizations in a Governance Advisory capacity 

Demonstrated knowledge of sanitation, hygiene approaches (e.g. CLTS, PHAST and PHHE); 

Significant experience in working with local, regional, and national government agencies and stakeholders in developing countries Excellent facilitation, communication and listening skills. 

Possessing a driver’s license and motorbike riding skills 

How to apply:  

By email to: liberia.hr@concern.net with the JOB CODE 22-021-NH County Governance Officers clearly in the SUBJECT LINE.  By Hand to: HR Department, Concern Worldwide, Building Number-5 Andalucía’s Complex Compound Number-2, Between 6th & 7th Streets   Sinkor Beachside, Behind Home City Furniture Store, Monrovia.  

 JOB CODE 22-021-NH County Governance Officers clearly indicated on the envelope. 

Applications must include the following: 

JOB CODE 22-021-NH County Governance Officers 

A letter of application stating why you believe you are the best suited for the position. 

A copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) giving active daytime contacts. 

Names and addresses of two (2) work-related referees with professional e-mail addresses. 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 17 hour GMT on Monday 22nd August 2022. 

FEMALE APPLICANTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. 

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child  Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants  from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards  of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the  day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will  be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern  Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and  agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection  of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with  vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting  checks, including criminal background checking.  

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of society.  While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women are particularly  encouraged to apply.