Job Vacancy For Food Security and Economic Development Coordinator At World Vision International



World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

For over three decades, World Vision has been working with rural communities in all 10 Administrative Regions of Ghana to provide portable water, promote sanitation and hygiene practices, quality education, particularly at the basic level, enhance food security and respond to disasters.

Purpose of the Position
The Food Security and Economic Development Coordinator will provide leadership in developing and rolling out a Food Security and Economic Development Technical Approach for Ghana; align the Food Security and Economic Development Strategy with the NO strategy, lead in developing  initiatives that promote livelihoods and economic security for targeted families in operational ADPs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Lead the development and roll out of food security and economic development technical approach in line with NO strategy, WARO strategy, WV internal standards and policies.
•   Lead the acquisition of grant funding that support employment creation, income generation,  value addition and marketing opportunities for target families, groups and communities
•   Assist ADP Managers to establish village savings and loan schemes and other products and liaise with Vision Fund to ensure that successful groups access micro finance to develop and grow their micro enterprises / businesses.
•   Support  the design, monitoring and evaluation of food security and economic development projects, and ensure that lessons leant are documented and  inform new initiatives; and human interest stories published
•   Develop assessment, analytical and impact M&E tools that are conducive and stimulate local production and markets and establish linkages with stakeholders.
•   In coordination with Ministry Quality and Strategy Department, plan, organize, implement and participate in technical and evaluations of Food Security and economic development projects.
•   Build staff capacity and provide technical assistance to stakeholders and communities to ensure effective partnering that improves results.
•   Liaise with donors, SOs, UN agencies, Government and other NGOs to ensure accountability, adequate reporting, coordination and compliance with regulations.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Food Security, Agriculture, and Economic.
•   5 years post qualification experience in small business development and management
•   Proven experience in managing livelihoods and economic development projects.
•   Experience in proposal writing and the successful acquisition of grants.
•   Strong interpersonal skills
•   Self-directed individual able to work well in a team and build a team.
•   Strong communication skills (oral and written)
•   Ability to communicate on Food Security topics with diverse groups:  farmers, managers, bureaucrats, donors, etc.
•   Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
•   Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application letters and CV quoting only the Job Position in the subject line to

[email protected]

Closing Date: 31 January, 2014

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.  WV is an equal opportunity employer.  

•   We believe in diversity and promote opportunities for all individuals.
•   Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.