Job Vacancy For District CBA Facilitator (3) – Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) At CARE International (Tamale)

CARE works in 87 countries around the world to support over 900 poverty-fighting development and emergency projects.

Our Mission
To serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world

Our Vision
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

CARE International in Ghana is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of District CBA Facilitators - 3 for the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP). The Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa, implemented by CARE, develops implements and disseminates approaches for community-based adaptation to climate change in Ghana, Niger and Kenya, with growing outreach to other African countries for support to implementation of effective adaptation.

In each country, community-based adaptation is tested and demonstrated in vulnerable communities in partnership with local civil society and government institutions.  The experience gained is shared with civil society organisations and used to influence adaptation planning, policies and programmes at national, regional and international levels through targeted advocacy.

ALP is now promoting replication and scaling up of successful CBA approaches by governmental and non-governmental institutions engaged in planning and implementing adaptation initiatives.

Job Summary

The District CBA Facilitator will lead the implementation and monitoring of CBA interventions in the ALP operational districts and impact communities. The successful candidate will be an excellent community animator with practical experience in participatory analysis, gender diversity, advocacy and local government planning process to facilitate integration of CBA approaches into district Assembly and sector plans for resilience building. Post reports to the ALP project Manager and works closely with the Information & Knowledge Management Officer, Community Monitors, CSOs and district partners.

The position will be based at the ALP operational districts namely East Mamprusi, Garu Tempane and Nadowli-Kaleo with frequent travel to the ALP impact communities.

Key Responsibilities

•   Facilitate participatory analysis and CBA planning and implementation by project stakeholders
•   Take a lead role in facilitating participatory, gender-sensitive analysis of vulnerability and capacity at community level using approaches agreed across ALP
•   Facilitate the development of Community Adaptation Action Plans (CAAPs) with community  stakeholders and District Assemblies and ensure their integration into district development plans
•   Strengthen the relationship between ALP and the district assembly sub structures and other service providers to facilitate implementation of CAAPs.
•   Facilitate innovations on CBA approaches including climate information service (CIS), gender equality among climate-vulnerable communities for resilience building
•   Provide training, coaching/mentoring and on-going technical assistance to  Community Monitors for effective supervision of CBA initiatives in the ALP site communities
•   Provide support to community-based  rain gauge monitors and innovate strategies in collaboration with Gmet and MOFA and other relevant district institutions for effective utilization of  rain fall data generated by Community rain gauge Monitors
•   Facilitate the uptake of CBA approaches by other organizations, programs and government institutions promoted by ALP
•   Identify and build capacities of decentralized departments and agencies such as the DoA, Gmet, EPA, NADMO, GES, DHMT, District Disaster Management Teams (DDMTs) other NGOs as well as district Assembly sub-structures for CBA planning, marketing of CAAPs and their integration  into the DMTPs and annual development plans and monitor the implementation of DMTDPs
•   Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of processes and results at community and local government level
•   Facilitate periodic reflection and learning exercises  in  ALP impact communities to identify and document  lessons learned

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum qualification of first degree, in a relevant discipline such as rural development, community development or agriculture and livelihoods.
•   A practical experience in community facilitation and of working with diverse teams.
•   S/he must be an experienced and mature officer; capable of working largely independently.
•   At least 5 years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of 2 years working on community facilitation and capacity building
•   Strong experience and knowledge of sustainable livelihoods and disaster risk reduction approaches
•   Strong practical experience in participatory analysis and planning and advocacy
•   Positive experiences working with local and international partners and relationship-building
•   Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity
•   Ability to work both independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership
•   Excellent communication skills in English, (both written and verbal fluency required), Dagaare, Mampruli and Kusaal and able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
•   Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook; and, advanced internet searching skills.
•   Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances.  Willing to be in the field up to 60% of time.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs to the HR Officer, CARE International in Ghana or electronically to:-

[email protected]


Closing Date: 28 July, 2015

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