2 Apr 2024

HFHI Representative in Ghana at Habitat for Humanity International

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Job Description

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Africa seeks for HFHI Representative in Ghana, for the anticipated Climate adaptation fund project: Improved Resilience of coastal communities in Cote D’ Ivoire and Ghana. HFHI Representative is responsible for overseeing and implementing 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, mangroves reforestation, and climate-resilient agriculture:

Habitat For Humanity’s Key Responsibilities In The Project.

The Habitat for Humanity team will lead the execution of component 2 through a team of regional, national and local experts, with the following key responsibilities:

  • Develop and establish, in collaboration with communities early warning systems, and trainings for their management and maintenance in 11 communities in Ghana and 10 in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Set up awareness raising activities and trainings to mainstream EWS plans and escape strategies in 11 communities in Ghana and 10 in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Build drainage channels in 9 communities of Ghana and 6 Communities of Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Build micro infiltration cells in 9 communities in Ghana and 6 in Cote d’Ivoire, and 5 seasonal bioretention basins in Ghana.
  • Reforest mangrove systems to minimize the impact of floods in 10 communities in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Set up resilient agriculture activities through dedicated plots and one training centre in 6 communities in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Train local staff and communities regarding project management, maintenance, and climate adaptation activities
  • Develop and manage contractual arrangements with contractors;
  • Prepare the 6-month progress reports at the country level to be submitted to the National Project Management Unit (RPIU) for review and integration in the overall 6-month project reports;
  • Attend Steering Committees and prepare project execution progress updates for respective components;
  • Produce technical project reports to be uploaded to the project knowledge management platform;

Closing Date for Application is on 5th April 2024.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief of Party and with the support of the project team, the key responsibilities of the Representative include (but not limited to):

  • Foster collaboration with local communities, government entities, and project stakeholders, ensuring that all parties are aligned with project goals and activities.
  • Lead the development and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities in Ghana.
  • Collaborate with contractors to create and manage contractual arrangements for project-related activities, ensuring adherence to project objectives and timelines.
  • Coordinate completion of progress reports and knowledge management activities.
  • Ensure high quality support provided across project implementation (e.g. compliance with project budget, timeline, and quality standards)
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as climate change adaptation, disaster risk Management, or sustainable development; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Fluency in English and French.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities.

  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate and lead a team of technical experts with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural background and experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders such as consortium partners private sector, government officials, donors, etc.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, coordination, and monitoring.

Preferred Requirements (in addition to minimum):

  • 10+ years of project experience working in one or more technical disciplines, ideally with a focus in West Africa, particularly, coastal climate adaptation, climate resilience, community development, sustainable livelihoods, or other relevant technical areas.
  • Experienced knowledge of Adaptation Fund policies, procedures, and reporting requirements.
  • Proven experience in managing complex projects, particularly those related to climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
  • Experience working in the Cote ‘d’Ivoire and Ghana will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 15th April, 2024

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