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DISTRICT PROJECT OFFICERS (4)

JOB SUMMARY

Company CARE Internat...
Industry NGO/IGO/INGO
Category International...
Location Central, Asha...
Job Status Fixed Term
Salary GH
Education Diploma/First...
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Nov 25, 2022
Contact ...
 

Company Profile

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. Our mission around the world is to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Our Core Values describe who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

Transformation
We believe in urgent action, innovation, and the necessity of transformation – within the world and our own organization.

Integrity
We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.

Diversity
We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices, and joining together we can solve the world’s most complex problems.

Equality
We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual; we know that change happens through people.

Excellence
We challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance, tapping the best of human spirit to create impact.

Job Description

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), Inc. doing business as CARE International in Ghana is seeking talented, motivated and innovative District Project Officers (DPOs)– PROSPER III Project, who will work closely with the Zonal Project Coordinator (ZPC) to implement project activities in the cocoa districts within the Central, Ashanti and Western North Regions of Ghana.   

The PROSPER III Project seeks to increase food production, productivity and income in ways that are resilient to climate change whiles empowering women, improving nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and reducing environmental impact reaching a direct target of 95,200 people. The project will be managed from the Kumasi sub-office of CARE International in Ghana.

The key Project Objectives are to:

  • Increase women’s leadership and agency,
  • increase women’s access to and control of productive resources,
  • Enhance women’s access to inclusive markets and
  • Improve strategic partnerships and advocacy.

We are committed to advancing gender equality and diversity in the workplace and to growing our pool of young talent.

JOB PROFILE
The District Project Officers (DPOs) will be based at Assin Fosu, New Edubiase, Nyinahin and Wiawso districts in the Central, Ashanti and Western North Regions respectively and will be required to work in 20 communities in the district in which she/he will be based. The DPO will be working with group promoters based in the communities to implement key project activities such as VSLA management, financial and market literacy trainings, Gender and stakeholder interface dialogues. The DPO will report directly to the Zonal Project Coordinator.

Some Key Responsibilities for this role:

  1. Working with Group Promoter Leads and Group Promoters based in the communities to implement key project activities such as VSLA management, financial literacy training and onboarding of VSLAs onto Chomoka.
  2. Develop, manage and supervise relationships with group promoters and promote the use of participatory performance tracking for learning among community groups. 
  3. Provide technical support to group promoter leads for awareness creation and sensitization activities in project partner communities
  4. Training of group promoter leads and group promoters on VSLA protocols/principles, financial literacy, gender dialogues, marketing, leadership, and negotiation skills.
  5. Preparation of monthly reports, activity plan and budget, expense reports and technical reports.

Required Skills or Experience

  • A good first degree or Diploma from a recognized University or Tertiary Institution in Social Work, Social Science, Community Development, Adult Education, or other related courses.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge on the formation and training of VSLAs
  • Appreciable working knowledge of Akan customary practices

Experience

  • At least two years of field experience in working with communities, community- based organizations (CBOs) especially farmer-based organizations (FBOs) with an NGO or public sector agencies
  • Experience in facilitating linkages, relationship building and networking
  • Experience in adult training methodologies such as the use of PRA/PLA tools and Community Action Planning
  • Excellent knowledge of the cocoa sector
  • Appreciable working knowledge of Akan customary practices
  • Ability to demonstrate Community development and facilitation skills.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and able to meet deadlines.

Competencies

  • Effectively and appropriately interact with others to build relationships, influence others, and facilitate the sharing of ideas and information.
  • Develop internal and external trusting and professional relationships. Purposefully develop networks to build value through collaboration.
  • Deliver quality results on organizational goals and constituent expectations through thoughtful planning, decision making and following appropriate processes.
  • Contributes to an environment in which all employees feel a sense of belonging, valued for their differences, and empowered to participate and contribute freely.
  • Follows through on commitments and makes sure others do the same. Acts with a clear sense of ownership
  • Applies vision to think beyond the immediate situation and explores multiple potential paths.

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