Job Vacancy For National Network Coordinator At West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) – Tamale



The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Ghana (WANEP-Ghana) seeks to facilitate the creation of a sustainable culture of non-violence, justice, peace and social reconciliation in Ghanaian communities by ensuring coordination and effectiveness among peace building practitioners in order to avoid duplication of efforts and maximize resources for more effective responses to conflict situations.

It is the Ghana Country Office of the West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP) and has operational presence in 8 regions of Ghana through its Regional Chapters. The current membership of WANEP Ghana stands at 132 grassroots Organisations. Key program areas are: Conflict Early Warning and Early Response; Women and Youth in Peacebuilding; Community-based peacebuilding; Peace Education; Conflict research; scoping, risk assessment and training.

Job Title: National Network Coordinator, WANEP -Ghana

Job Summary

The National Network Coordinator is the Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation. She/he is responsible for Managing the overall program portfolio of the Organization, including leading program planning, proposal writing/fund raising, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Develop a national network strategy in coordination with member organizations and lead on the implementation of the strategy
•   Ensure communication flow between national board and seek their advise for the effective coordination of the network
•   Support network members in the implementation of their respective programs in peacebuilding and conflict prevention
•   Sustain regular communication with regional office and member organisations
•   Develop strategic partnerships with CSOs, INGOs, UN bodies, Bilateral Organizations and other relevant stakeholders
•   Develop fundraising strategies in collaboration with member organizations, regional secretariat to sustain and diversify funding sources at the national network
•   Work closely with WANEP Regional Secretariat, and ECOWAS liaison office in conflict prevention efforts in Africa
•   Facilitate strategic partnership and collaboration with National, Regional and District Peace Councils
•   Facilitate strategic partnership and collaboration with state security agencies particularly, the Ghana police service in implementing the mandate of the National Early Warning and Response System

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Advance University degree in development, peace and conflict studies or other related field of study.
•   Minimum of five (5) years experience in NGO work; three of which should be at senior management level
•   Demonstrated experience in proposal writing and fund raising
•   Excellent presentation and writing skills
•   Strong team leader: able to inspire; lead team in an empowering manner and motivate other team members to excel in their roles
•   Computer literate particular in MS Office applications

REQUIRED QUALITIES

•   Broad based work experience with non-governmental organization
•   Must be a strong team player
•   Ability to work with little supervision
•   Possess good interpersonal, Communication, and organizational skills
•   Possess initiative and ability to adapt and cope with pressure
•   Willing to work outside normal hours when needed
•   Display Organizational awareness and commitment
•   Excellent community mobilization skills
•   Experience in human development and security issues
•   Experience in networking and Civil Society mobilization
•   Familiar with the customs and tradition of Ghanaian communities especially the chieftaincy institution

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified and interested applicants should send application letters, curriculum vitae and supporting certificates to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 August, 2015