Job Vacancy For Programs Coordinator At Farm Radio International (Accra and Tamale)

Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to support broadcasters in developing countries to strengthen small scale farming and rural communities. For detail information’s please visit our web site;

Job Summary

•   Position title: Programs Coordinator
•   Position location:  Tamale and Accra
•   Report to: Country Director
•   Coordinates with: All Filed staff’s, Finance and admin department and the necessary head office staff’s and other Program Officer,
•   Duration: One year- possibility of Renewal
•   Application Dead Line: September 4, 2015
•   Start date: November 1, 2015


Reporting to the Country Director, the Programs Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all programs in are implemented and all relevant implementing partners are engage to support FRI activities. The Programs Coordinator will maintain daily contact with all Project Leads to support and oversee implementation of the project in Ghana. The Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Country Director and Finance Manager to ensure all planned project activities are implemented to a high standard, that partnerships are formalized and well managed, and that planned results are produced and reports completed and submitted on schedule.


In consultation and approval from Country Director develop sub-grants and partnerships for the implementation of impact programming in the Northern Region:

•   Identify prospective sub-grant and partnership possibilities
•   Develop and pitch concepts
•   Represent FRI in the region and net working
•   Manage implementation of impact programs:
•   Oversee and provide support for activities carried out by Program Officers on the various projects
•   Set up project implementation plan, and Budgets
•   Identify and engage radio partners
•   Facilitate planning and design of radio strategies
•   Coordinate monitoring and evaluation and reporting on strategies
•   Monitor and follow up on all projects in the region including fund disbursements to the projects
•   Regularly report and document lessons learnt and ensure that funds are used for the intended purpose
•   Manage local implementation of training strategies
•   Facilitate the needs assessment for all In-station Programs in the Northern Regions
•   Facilitate the identification of stations for training
•   Coordinate implementation of whole station training
•   Plan and oversee research initiatives, including:
•   Coordinate all preproduction research and evaluation of project
•   Supervise the report from studies in the region
•   Represent Farm Radio International in the Region
•   Attend meetings, conferences in the region
•   Organize meetings, symposia to showcase FRI’s works
•   Support Farm Radio International’s Broadcaster Partnership Program
•   Promote local participation in on-line rural radio community
•   Assist with the identification and development of new services for broadcaster partners.
•   Directly in charge of coordinating all Projects:
•   To develop the capacity of radio stations in  Ghana to research, plan, produce and broadcast “impact driven” farm radio programming;
•   To provide  small-scale farming women and men with regular radio access to reliable extension information about an agricultural value chain of relevance to them;
•   To ensure that radio strategies and programs attract and are of high relevance to female small-scale farmers;
•   To assemble and enable a group of partners, including radio stations, departments of agriculture, farmers’ organizations and NGOs, to produce and broadcast participatory radio campaigns (PRCs) that raise the knowledge and skills of farmers in selected value chain
•   To work with radio stations and market access organizations to design, develop and broadcast market information (“Radio Market Place”) services.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Master’s degree in a related field (development communication, development studies, agricultural development, ) or equivalent experience

Experience, Skills and Abilities

•   At least 5 years  relevant experience in project management in Ghana, including human resource, financial, and administrative management
•   Very strong background  and  experience in development communication
•   At least some knowledge with radio and other ICTs
•   Strong capacity for facilitating participatory, multi-stakeholder initiatives
•   Experience in coordinating the delivery of broadcaster training and other capacity development services
•   Experience in monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of communication strategies
•   Exceptional communication abilities
•   Successful experience in and capacity for program development, including identifying and developing relations with funding partners, developing concept notes and proposals, negotiating contributions and grant agreements
•   Willingness to travel
•   Very strong writing, presentation, and communications abilities

Location: Accra and Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Applications and CV s and scanned certificates sent by e-mail should be directed to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 07 September, 2015

•   FRI is an equal opportunity employer.
•   Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
•   No telephone calls please
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