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Job Vacancy For Project Officer – PROMISE Project At CARE International (Tamale)

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

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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 a Project Officer – PROMISE Project.

PROMISE is part of a multi country programme called Linking Initiatives, Stakeholders and Knowledge to Achieve Gender-Sensitive Livelihood Security (LINKAGES) developed by CARE Canada with funding from CIDA and is being implemented in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mali and Ghana. PROMISE is CARE Ghana’s contribution to the achievement of the goal of LINKAGES “Improved nutritional and financial status of vulnerable women and girls”.

PROMISE in Ghana is implemented in 20 communities in 2 districts (Garu Tempane and East Mamprusi) in Upper East and Northern Regions respectively reaching out to 4460 direct female beneficiaries. It is a 4 year project starting August 2012 and ending August 2016 with funding from CIDA. PROMISE is implemented through two local partners; Presbyterian Agricultural Station – Garu and PARED working in the Garu Tempane and East Mamprusi Districts respectively. PROMISE will also be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture who will provide technical support to beneficiary communities for soya beans and cowpea production and value chain development.

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Officer for PROMISE, the Ghana component of the LINKAGES will be the lead person on the project facilitating the coordination of the implementation of field level activities in the two Project Districts. The Project Officer will also provide technical advice for the field implementation team on sustainable agriculture and Markets, as well as ensure the documentation and dissemination of learning from the field among key actors, and keep them engaged in advocating for increased attention to women and agriculture and the use of models appropriate to particular segments of smallholder farmers.

The Project Officer will report to the Project Manager of the PROMISE Project. He/She will be based in Tamale.

Key Responsibilities

•   Participate and support in facilitating review and development of implementation plans with field staff, partners and stakeholders.
•   Participate in the major field level activities to ensure quality and effectiveness.
•   Ensure effective engagement of relevant stakeholders at the district and regional level in the design and execution of project activities.
•   Provide technical support and advice to field staff and local NGO partners to facilitate implementation of activities.
•   Ensure synergy or project implementation in both districts by ensuring joint planning and sharing of good practices.
•   Facilitate and support the documentation of processes and achievements on the different livelihood models for public dissemination e.g draft reports, case studies/MSCs for use in the dissemination of best practices
•   Produce other reports as may be required in the project to ensure that all processes and project outcome/results are documented
•   Facilitate the implementation of an effective commodity value chain that support the livelihood enhancement and empowerment of farmers particularly women
•   As a member of the Promise team, support the strengthening of partnerships and networks established.
•   Maintain close cordial contacts with key stakeholders in the project area, particularly selected communities/groups, the District Assembly, MoFA, GHS, DFSNs, local NGOs, research stations, UDS and advocacy networks.
•   Collaborate with colleagues, partners and others to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities, so as to ensure the effective and efficient achievement of objectives within the WEP programme.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum qualification of a university degree, in a relevant discipline such as rural development, community development or agriculture and livelihoods. The candidate must have 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. He /she will be supervised by a Project Manager.   S/he is expected to interact closely with other members of the WEP.
•   At least five years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of three years working on community facilitation and capacity building
•   Strong experience and knowledge of sustainable livelihoods and commodity value chain approaches
•   Strong practical experience in participatory analysis and planning
•   Positive experiences working with local and international partners and relationship-building
•   Ability to work both independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership. Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory
•   Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
•   Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

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: 21 November, 2014

•   PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
•   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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

Job Vacancy For Field Supervisor (FS), Banking on Change Project-BOC II At CARE International (Wa, Upper West)

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{CARE International,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Nov-2014};

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 a Field Supervisor (FS)-Banking on Change Project-BOC II.   Plan Ghana, in collaboration with CARE Ghana implemented the Banking on Change (BOC I) Project in six regions in Ghana between October 2009 – September 2012, with the goal of improving the life and well-being of 63,000 households.   BOC Ghana during the first phase achieved a strong outreach, both in terms of the number of VSLAs reached and geographical spread. The second phase of BoC project is being implemented in seven regions that need financial services as well as consolidate Barclays’ efforts at promoting financial inclusion for the underserved in Ghana. This would be achieved by strengthening the entrepreneurial and business skills of selected existing members and new YSLAs. The project will also advocate for the adoption of the model by duty bearers and communicate the gains/impact with the BoC family.

JOB SUMMARY

The Field Supervisor (FS) is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the project and CARE’s relations with the designated Implementing Partner Organizations (IPOs) namely Women Integrated Development Organization (WIDO) and Partnership for Rural Development Action(PRUDA) and stakeholders at the district level under the supervision of the Project Manager. She /He will provide technical support to the staff of partner organization in the implementation of the project and ensure information flow between the project team, partners and stakeholders. The FS will ensure effective planning and implementation of activities to achieve results in target communities.

S/he will report to the Project Manager of the BOC II Project. The Field Supervisor (FS) will be in based in Wa.

Key Responsibilities

•   Manage the process of training local organizations in the V/YSLA methodology.
•   Monitor V/YSLA group development (self-management and transition to maturity as guided by group objectives and work closely with IPOs Field Supervisors to ensure successful scaling up of V/YSLA groups.
•   Support in building the capacity of existing VSLA and new YSLAs in the areas of financial literacy, Understanding the concept of financial linkage and enterprise development initiatives.
•   Support in the compilation and analyzing project reports from IPOs to generate project-Level information for donor reports, as well as for policy and project-oriented publications.
•   Work with partner organizations to develop quarterly operating plans that will result in widespread expansion of VSLAs in the project areas.
•   Support the establishment and strengthening of community based agent systems that are linked to community institutions and other service providers such as Local based NGOs.
•   Support in the preparation and implementation of the VSLA Linkage component.  Coordinate this effort with the Project Manager and the linkage officer
•   Work with the M&E advisors/officers to develop quality assurance/learning mechanisms that will enable project team to maintain high implementation standards, effectively assess the quality of VSLA.
•   Coordinate lessons learnt events, human interest stories and case studies.
•   Support documentation and knowledge sharing on financial linkages.
•   Conduct field visits project areas for case studies and documentation.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum Bachelor’s degree in  Agriculture , Development  Studies, Planning or Social Sciences  with experience in rural development and agriculture or equivalent combination of education and work experience
•   In depth understanding of community managed financial services ( VSLA).
•   Good knowledge in Financial Literacy training and youth related economic interventions.
•   At least three years hands on experience in implementing community based programs   and Relevant experience in capacity building activities and working with rural communities and local  NGOs.
•   Critical thinking, creative and analytical
•   Excellent communication skills and good team player
•   Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders (strong demonstrable report writing skills).
•   Ability to effectively communicate in either  Dagaare or Sisaali(or both)
•   Strong facilitation , People Skills,  Integrity and Resilience / Adaptation and flexibility
•   Ability to multitask and work within deadlines.

Location: Wa, Upper West

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: 21 November, 2014

•   PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
•   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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

Job Vacancy For Gender Advisor, PROMISE / PATHWAYS Projects At CARE International (Tamale)

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{CARE International,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Nov-2014};

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 a Gender Advisor for the PROMISE / PATHWAYS Projects. Pathways and PROMISE project complements other initiatives of CARE Ghana and the themes build on and catalyze other initiatives already being implemented in CARE Ghana. For example it builds on the Village Savings & Loan Association (VSLA), community based land administration systems, Community Action Planning, Local extension service and conservation agriculture models  and Participatory Scenario Planning which all have a focus on improving the livelihood security of poor women smallholder farmers in Northern  Ghana.  This approach of Pathways and PROMISE focuses on increasing incomes using value chains that have an identified market opportunity by linking (i) Sustainable agricultural practices and (ii) Market development and business tools with (iii) Gender equity and women’s empowerment.

JOB SUMMARY

The Gender Advisor leads the strategic and programmatic integration of gender, and inclusion in the Promise and Pathways Projects. The gender advisor reports to the Project Manager of Pathways/Promise. H/S ensures that the Pathways and Promise effectively mainstream gender themes throughout its intervention activities, partnership approach, M&E systems, and documentation in order to help achieve the overall goals of making important differences in the lives of women and girls. The position is based in Tamale with approximately 50% travel to project locations in Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions of Ghana.

Key Responsibilities

.The Gender Advisor supports the Project Manager and field staff in gender mainstreaming through technical assistance, dissemination of tools and guidelines for gender mainstreaming.

•   The advisor supports the project teams in gender mainstreaming by actively participating and facilitating dialogue about gender issues in meetings, retreats and annual review processes with staff and partners/stakeholders.
•   She/he is responsible for completion, and regular update, of relevant project level gender analysis for Promise and Pathways in line with existing gender programming principles. The GA is responsible for the development project level gender mainstreaming plans with annual targets.
•   Network with other agencies (Government, INGOs, research institutions, etc) dealing with gender and development, particularly around food security to ensure the application of relevant and up to date knowledge in programming.
•   The GA is responsible for ensuring continuous gender training and capacity building for all Partners and stakeholders in alignment with the individual mainstreaming plans.
•   The GA supports the project team in monitoring the gender mainstreaming of partners and stakeholders, providing support and guidance to the partners.
•   She/he organizes capacity building programmes for other project stakeholders such as gender champions.
•   The GA will support Partners and CARE in the development of gender responsive Partner/CARE M&E systems and frame works. The learning generated will then feed in to organizational thinking and subsequent planning. Specific tasks in this category are as follows;
•   Support’s Project M&E team in integrating gender in the project level Monitoring and Evaluation systems.
•   Support the project team in identifying indicators, tools, processes for effective gender monitoring and impact assessment.
•   Contribute towards ensuring gender sensitivity of data sets/data bases and the capacity of the programme to provide and use gender disaggregated data.
•   Ensuring that annual project reports and any additional reporting on gender mainstreaming at project level is planned for and delivered on time.
•   The GA leads a process of monitoring the implementation of annual milestones of project specific gender strategies and documents progress and challenges for further sharing with collegues.
•   Ensure documentation of processes, impacts and lessons learnt for dissemination

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum qualification of university degree in Development Studies or related field. The candidate must have practical experience of gender and vulnerability interventions in Ghana.
•   Masters degree in Gender Studies, Equivalent in Development Studies, Social Sciences, including gender studies or related fields will be an added advantage.
•   At least 2 to 5 years of progressive experience in the area of gender and development, including policy and programme implementation related to the promotion of gender equality and programme management.
•   Familiar with cultural and programme context.
•   Experience in developing training materials
•   Experience in gender mainstreaming at a country or agency level. Must have knowledge in research, tools for gender analysis and reporting.
•   Good experience in at least two of the following areas; gender equity vulnerability, governance and institution building; civil society development; poverty alleviation; macroeconomics; environment and sustainable development; or crisis prevention and conflict resolution.
•   Excellent communications skills, strong interpersonal and networking skills. Practical experience with coordination and facilitation of multiple partners.
•   Excellent administrative and project planning, management and reporting skills. Must possess monitoring, supervisory and coaching skills and able to work with people.
•   Must have ToT skills. Proven competencies in designing and conducting training and workshops, Research and report writing skills
•   Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
•   Must be computer literate; Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc)
•   Prior experience with INGOs is desirable.
•   Ability to ride a motorcycle, use a VHF radio, facilitation, languages; planning; budgeting; word-processing, basic accounting; advanced written communications; presentations; fundraising; training/facilitation, etc;

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: 21 November, 2014

•   PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
•   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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

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