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Landscape Project and Partner Support Manager.

JOB SUMMARY

Company International...
Industry NGO/IGO/INGO
Category Social / Gend...
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education Master’...
Experience 4 years
Job Expires Apr 15, 2024
Contact ...
 

Company Profile

International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) (www.cocoainitiative.org) is a multi-stakeholder organization, uniting the forces of civil society, certifiers, the cocoa and chocolate industry, and international institutions, and working with governments to address child and forced labour in the cocoa sector.

ICI has developed a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) that allows industry partners to manage responsibly the risk of child labour in their cocoa supply chain. In line with the Ghana Child Labor Monitoring System (GCLMS), the system is based on the presence of Community Facilitators (CF) within cocoa-growing communities who raise awareness on the issue of child labour; identify cases and implement remediation activities. (www.cocoainitiative.org)

Job Description

The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a non-profit foundation that works to protect the rights of children and adults in cocoa-growing areas in West Africa. To reinforce its team, ICI Ghana office is looking for a Landscape Project and Partner Support Manager.

Under the supervision of ICI Deputy Country Director/Programmes Coordinator, the purpose of this position is to ensure effective implementation of ICI Landscape projects and support ICI partners on the implementation of their Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) in pursuit of the ICI objectives for the country Office in Ghana. S/he will work across all ICI country Landscape projects and support ICI partners in the implementation of their CLMRS.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  1. Networking, Advocacy and External Engagement
    • Support the strengthening of interoperability of cocoa companies Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) and Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System (GCLMS) to improve transparency, accountability, referrals, remediation and reporting of child labour cases.
    • Engage in productive dialogue and ensuring effective collaboration with national authorities, international organization, cocoa and chocolate companies and civil society organizations around the search for scalable, and sustainable coordinated solutions addressing child and forced labour risks in the cocoa sector.
    • Ensure reputation, credibility and positioning of ICI’s landscape projects, coordination efforts of child labour interventions in the landscapes and contribute to the integration in referral mechanism.
    • Promote among cocoa companies the use of Child Protection toolkit for social behavioural change for system strengthening approach in the landscapes.
    • Develop terms of reference and support child labour and child protection trainings for supply chain/industry staff and national/district level actors operating on the landscapes
  2. Project Management
    • Support the development of tools and guidelines allowing the systematic integration of data from cocoa companies Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) and Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System (GCLMS), in accordance with data protection laws.
    • Improve capacity of the cocoa companies to implement effective child safeguarding policies within their supply chain.
    • Improve the capacity of cocoa companies to respect human and children’s rights within their sourcing communities and support preventing and remediating efforts.
    • Strengthen knowledge and capacity of cocoa companies on referral pathways and reporting mechanisms to improve the effectiveness of public social services providers at the district level.
    • Ensure a field-based collaboration with relevant partners (including cooperatives, local authorities, civil society representatives and other NGOs).
    • Organize regular stakeholders’ coordination’s meetings in the landscapes project implementation area.
    • Provide support to the programme team in the development of new partnerships and collaboration mechanisms at national and local levels.
    • Represent ICI at programme and project functions and meetings as agreed with the Deputy Country Director/Programmes Coordinator
    • Prepare quarterly and annual reports and update on project activities.
    • Participate in by-weekly internal coordination meetings between ICI Ghana and Geneva to discuss project implementation progress and challenges.
  3. Partner Support
    • Provide field-based technical support to ICI CLMRS partners to implement their CLMRS project, including providing guidance to implementation team to collect and submit relevant and timely data on CLMRS.
    • Ensure project processes and outcomes are properly documented to identify potential good practices.
    • Ensure a field-based collaboration with ICI CLMRS partners field team.
    • Assess ICI partners capacities and systems in addressing child labour and forced labour, make recommendations for improvement, and when needed in collaboration with ICI Training Manager, build their capacities where there are gaps.
    • Provide technical support to ICI partners to analysis their CLMRS data in line with agreed Key Performance Indicators
  4. Mission support and other duties
    • Support the organization of ICI missions and visits to project areas.
    • Perform any other duties as required by ICI Deputy Country Director/Programmmes Coordinator and agreed by the Country Director

Required Skills or Experience

Education and work experience

Essential:

  • A master’s degree in development policy and planning/studies, Social Sciences or other relevant discipline, with at least 3 years’ experience in stakeholder collaboration, networking and partnership building.
  • Programme development, report preparation and knowledge documentation.
  • Experience in working at national and sub-national levels.
  • Knowledge and experience in partnership building and stakeholders collaboration.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Irreproachable behaviour and commitment to the protection of children and respect for the rights of the child.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of child protection and/or child labour
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with partners and staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure, well organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across cultures, including with team members and those based in other countries.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, and a Ghanaian language preferably Twi. Knowledge of French would be an important plus.

Skills

  • Clear, concise written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent stills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams, including working remotely with colleagues on the field and in other countries .

How To Apply

ICI Core Values

All ICI staff members are expected to adhere, respect and always promote at any time ICI Core Values: HUMANITY, INTEGRITY, NEUTRALITY, PARTNERSHIP, INNOVATION. Please refer to the ICI website for more details (https://www.cocoainitiative.org/about-us/our-organisation/our-values)

Child safeguarding

ICI has zero-tolerance for all forms of child neglect, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological) and exploitation (sexual and commercial). ICI commits to put the best interest of the child first, and at the centre of its work, irrespective of a child’s ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality, and culture. By applying at ICI, you automatically agree to the above term and uphold the principles described herein.

Equal opportunity and non-discrimination

ICI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination for all employees and employment applicants and to providing employees with a fair work environment free of discrimination.  

Disclaimer

ICI and preferred recruitment partners will NEVER ask candidates for fees for any purpose during the recruitment process. No recruitment fee, no hiring fee, no security deposit, no software or equipment charges are charged to candidates applying to ICI.

APPLICATION

Only candidates authorized to work in Ghana should apply.

Please send applications in English including a cover letter and your CV to recruitment-gha@cocoainitiative.org.

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document.

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2024

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