Programs & Partnership Development Advisor


Company World Univers...
Category International...
Location Accra
Job Status Short-term
Salary GH¢ 
Education First Degree
Experience N/A
Job Expires Dec 05, 2022
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Company Profile

WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Mastercard Foundation and the African Development Bank.

Job Description

  • Assignment Type:National Volunteer
  • Eligibility Requirements: Open to citizens of the assignment country only
  • Assignment ID:VA-106030
  • Partner:Farm Radio International – Ghana
  • Duration:4 months

Project Description
Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian non-profit organization at the forefront of ICT-enabled extensions and communications for scale. FRI’s interactive rural radio approach addresses the information, communication and extension needs of millions of small-scale farmers, rural entrepreneurs and citizens. FRI’s core expertise is collaborative, results-based program development combining radio and mobile phones, and other ICTs and face-to-face interaction. FRI has developed a series of interactive radio-based approaches tailored to achieve different outcomes: awareness, knowledge; market linkages; adoption of good practice; and changes in attitude and behavior.

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about gender equality? Do you have organizational development and relationship building skills to share? 

As the Programs and Partnership Development Advisor with Farm Radio International in Ghana, you will provide strategic and technical direction to boost its current stream of partners and strengthen its relationship with existing partners and stakeholders. 

Apply today to have an impact on sustainable incomes for farmers!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop a growth strategy focused on financial gain and customer needs satisfaction
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
  • Promote the organization's products and services addressing or predicting clients objectives
  • Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines of the country and partner
  • Prepare records sales, revenue invoices for reporting
  • Provide trustworthy feedback and after-sales support to the team
  • Participate in pre-assignment training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
  • Support partners to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC

Required Skills or Experience

  • Degree and/or training in social science or a related field
  • Experience in partnership development and donor relationship management
  • Ability to prepare detailed project proposals and budgets
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
  • Experience living and working internationally is considered an asset
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

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