Job Vacancy For Volunteer Field Assistants At YES-Ghana (Tema)

Type of Contract: Full-time volunteer Start Date: April 2016
Location: Tema, Ghana Reporting to: Field Officer
Conditions: Volunteers will receive transportation and food allowances


Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO at the forefront of youth development policy, practice and research in Ghana. At YES-Ghana, our mission is to help young people succeed in becoming life-long learners, productive members of society, materially sufficient and self-respecting citizens. YES-Ghana is an implementing partner for a new youth initiative which aims to achieve increased employment and entrepreneurship amongst disadvantaged youth in Ghana. YESGhana will lead on the mobilisation, screening and recruitment of youth participants to the programme.


Volunteer Field Assistants will assist the Field Officer to promote the project to young people in the target group in order to recruit participants for training programmes on technical skills, entrepreneurship, life skills and financial literacy. They will assist with the screening of applicants wishing to join the programme, and with maintaining records of participants.


The duties and responsibilities of the Volunteer Field Assistants are as follows:

•   Assist the Field Officers to promote and raise awareness about the project to youths in local communities, by undertaking community outreach and mobilisation activities to recruit participants to the training programme.
•   Screen applicants to assess their eligibility for the programme and assist with data collection from participants.
•   Under the supervision of the Field Officer, maintain records of participant details using both paper records and data entry into the Participant Management Database.
•   Answer and make phone calls to existing and prospective participants of the programme.


PLEASE NOTE: Preference will be given to those candidates who live in Tema and its environs, and who have a good knowledge of local communities in the area.  Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualification Required & Experience

YES-Ghana is looking for volunteers who can demonstrate the following experience, skills and values:

Skills and personal attributes

•   Strong communication, interpersonal and people skills.
•   Relates well to young people.
•   Familiarity with a variety of local communities within Tema.
•   Strong links with key opinion leaders in local community.
•   Interest in combatting youth unemployment.
•   Self-motivated with ability to take initiative.
•   Able to deal with new or difficult situations, and make sound judgements.
•   Fluency in English, Twi and Ga.
•   Willing to travel to different communities within Tema.
•   A flexible approach to work – occasional work at weekends may be required.


•   Some experience volunteering in the local community (for example with a youth group,
school, church group or local community centre.)
•   Experience participating in or organising youth-focussed activities highly desired.
•   Field research experience desirable, including conducting surveys and interviews.
•   Some experience in maintaining accurate project records, data entry or updating electronic databases would be a plus.


•   Passion for working with marginalised youth.
•   Commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
•   Ability to work to high ethical standards and to uphold YES-Ghana’s guiding values and principles.

Location: Tema

How To Apply For The Job

To apply for this volunteer position, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) clearly outlining your motivation for applying and how you meet each of the requirements listed for this role to:

[email protected]

Alternatively you can deliver your application in person to our office at

No. 16 Prince of Peace School Link,
East Legon, Accra.

Please use VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT-TEMA as the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 14 February, 2016