Job Vacancy For Project Manager – 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 Project Manager 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 ALP Project Manager will provide leadership for the country project team in the planning; implementation and monitoring of project activities towards achievement of the project objectives.  The position holder will provide motivational support to the country project team through daily supervision; facilitate learning and evidence generation through practical application of CBA approaches and adaptation strategies and the institutionalization of tested CBA models and strategies by facilitating their integration into relevant government sectors and programs and other organizations through capacity building.

The successful candidate will be a multi-tasker with practical experience in adaptation planning, advocacy & networking and skills in managing of diverse teams.  The project manager reports to the National Coordinator of ALP and exercises direct supervisory responsibilities over the Information & Knowledge Management Officer and District CBA Facilitators.

The position holder will also work with the ALP National CSO partner-ABANTU for development, based in Accra, Program Coordinating Team (PCT) based in Nairobi, Kenya, other ALP work streams, as well as interact with colleague managers in Niger and Kenya.

The position will be based in Tamale with frequent travel to the project districts namely Mamprusi, Garu-Tempane and Nadowli-Kaleo and project impact communities.

Key Responsibilities

•   Manage and supervise the Project Team
•   Provide team leadership and motivational support to the Project Team through daily supervision, regular team meetings, and learning and reflection events.
•   Build the capacity of District CBA Facilitators to work together with Community Monitors and district level collaborators towards achieving required results.
•   Assist National Coordinator to ensure compliance with CO and donor rules and regulation in budgeting, planning, implementation, and reporting.
•   Assist National Coordinator in the design of project strategies, ensuring they are in line with the ALP objectives, strategies and principles, and CARE’s mission and vision.
•   Ensure that learning and evidence from practical application of CBA approaches and adaptation strategies are monitored, produce convincing evidence and are well documented.
•   Assist the Knowledge & Information Management officer in the implementation of ALP M&E and reporting mechanisms with guidance from the National Coordinator and Programme Coordinating Team (PCT).
•   Support the scale-up of CBA approaches promoted by ALP for integration into programs of key sectors, and other organizations
•   Lead the design and implementation of strategies for up-scale of ‘no regrets’ adaptation strategies such as VSLA, early maturing cassava/improved seeds linked to seasonal climate information to build adaptive capacity and gender equality in ALP impact communities
•   Broker linkages between community (user) knowledge/ information needs and  regional Gmet  services, MOFA, NADMO and other information authorities to bring climate information and weather forecast to the door steps of climate-vulnerable people
•   Build and maintain relationships, learning, evidence and capacity support for adoption of CBA in policy and practice
•   Work with the Learning and Evidence Specialist (LES) to ensure the documentation and publication of CBA good practices and evidence by CBA stakeholders through policy and learning briefs, human interest and digital photo stories etc to support the case for CBA and its practical adoption

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum qualification of first degree in a relevant discipline such as international/rural development, agricultural or environmental science,
•   MSc in these fields will be an added advantage
•   At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of five years project management experience
•   Strong facilitation and communication skills
•   Positive experiences working with local and international partners and relationship-building
•   Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity
•   Ability to provide leadership and strategic guidance to team.
•   Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner
•   Excellent written and oral communication skills in English/French/Portuguese. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
•   Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Preferably skills related to virtual network communication using the Internet
•   Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances.
•   Willing to travel up to 30% of time.
•   Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles

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]

PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.

Closing Date: 28 July, 2015

OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH; WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, TO APPLY
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