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JOB VACANCIES

POSITION: DISTRICT COORDINATOR

PROGRAMME TITLE: EMPOWERMENT FOR LIFE 

The Empowerment for Life (E4L) Programme is an integrated development programme being funded by Danida through the Ghana Friend    s NGO in Denmark. E4L programme is being implemented in five Districts in the Northern Region by Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) and Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL) in Cooperation with the Danish partner, Ghana Friends. The E4L programme has secured funding from Tzedek to expand the programme to Tolon District. The development objective of a strong civil society movement in Northern Ghana through the facilitation of CBO organizational capacity, technical capacity and capacity to engage and undertake advocacy for change.

 

The extension of the programme in Tolon will start effectively from 1st July 2019 and due to end in December, 2023. There is therefore the need to recruit staff for the district team in Tolon District and in this regard, the programme partners desire to recruit a District Coordinator and Two (2) Field Facilitators for Tolon District. These positions are for a period of 10 months, until December 31st 2019.

Location: Tolon Office, Tolon

Reports to:  Programme Manager

Duration of Contract: 1 year and renewable on satisfactory performance

 

Job summary:

The District Coordinator (DC) will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of programme activities in the District. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that programme activities are planned in accordance with the programme document and continuously monitor and evaluate the programme progress and impact in the District. Furthermore, he/she will work with three other Field Facilitators in the programme district and participate in implementation such as supervising trainings and facilitation of programme activities.

 

It is the responsibility of the District Coordinator to ensure smooth and effective coordination with the CBOs E4L is working with in the District and other E4L staff regarding their part in implementation and ensure that lessons are gathered and shared on all activities related to the programme. Further, the District Coordinator is responsible for liaising with and involving District and Local Authorities as well as other relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Social science, development studies, or other relevant qualification from a recognized university. A Master’s degree will be preferred.

 

Experience:

At least five years post qualification experience in development work, and experience in working with decentralization, community development, education, youth development, food security and livelihood and/or facilitating social mobilisation and engagement preferably in an NGO environment. Must have experience in project coordination and cooperation with a different range of staff. Experience within communication for development, radio, and social media would be a plus. Applicants should be able and prepared to ride a motorcycle for long distances in rural communities to undertake their work.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  1. Be the leader of the District Team of the Empowerment for Life (E4L) Phase III Programme, supervise and manage the human and other resources in the District.

  2. Be responsible for representing the programme and the partners at the District level and coordinating with the District Assembly and other NGOs and CSOs operating at this level.

  3. Work with the Programme Manager and Technical Team to develop work plans coordinate, supervise field staff and manage the day-to-day running of the programme in accordance with target groups activity plans, strategies, as well as ensure good standards for participatory development.

  4. Be responsible for the efficient management and utilization of the budget and other resources of the Programme by working together with the Program Manager to plan budgets, track actual spending as well as maintain accurate records of financial expenditure and report timely on program expenses.

  5. As leader of the team, prepare and submit  Quarterly, Semi-annual and Annual reports as well as periodic work plans to the Programme Manager

Salary Expectation: Basic Salary of GHc 2,200.00 per month.

 

How to apply

Qualified and interested applicants must obtain a soft copy of the application form from the GDCA website: https://www.gdcaghana.org or send a request for the application form to recruit.gdca@gmail.com. The completed application form together with a cover letter indicating the applicant’s motivation and commitment should be submitted to recruit.gdca@gmail.com not later than 23.59H GMT on 18 June 2019. Applications received after this time will not be processed.

NOTE: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Females are highly encouraged to apply. The only phone contact allowed for this advertisement is 0501333867 during working hours between 9am and 5pm.

Click here to download the APPLICATION FORM 

POSITION: FIELD FACILITATORS (2)

PROGRAMME TITLE: EMPOWERMENT FOR LIFE 

Location: Tolon Office, Tolon

Reports to:  District Coordinator

Programme: Empowerment for Life

Duration of Contract: 1 year and renewable based on satisfactory performance

Position: Field Facilitator

Location: Tolon Office, Tolon

Reports to:  District Coordinator

Programme: Empowerment for Life

Duration of Contract: 1 year and renewable based on satisfactory performance

 

 

Job Summary:

The Field Facilitator will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of programme activities in his/her Area Council in Tolon. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that programme activities are planned in accordance with the programme document and continuously monitor and evaluate the programme progress and impact. Furthermore, he/she will work under a District Coordinator and work with two other Field Facilitators in the programme district and participate in implementation such as organising/conducting trainings and facilitation of programme activities.

 

It is the responsibility of the Field Facilitator to ensure smooth and effective coordination with the CBOs E4L is working with in the District and other E4L staff regarding their part in implementation and ensure that lessons are gathered and shared on all activities related to the programme. Further, the Field Facilitator is responsible for liaising with and involving District and Local Authorities as well as other relevant stakeholders.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake planning, monitoring and reporting on programme

  • Work with District programme staff and MMDAs to identify, mobilize and build capacities of CBOs, civic groups and other stakeholders to undertake advocacy for change.

  • Facilitate the establishment of platforms for engagement and interface between citizen groups and MMDAs

  • Facilitate the advocacy between citizen groups and MMDAs on identified issues.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Social science, development studies, or other relevant qualification from a recognized university is required, with at least three years post qualification experience in working with decentralization, community development, and/or facilitating social mobilisation and engagement, preferably in an NGO environment. Applicants must have experience in project coordination and cooperation with a different range of staff. Experience within communication for development, radio, and citizen journalism would be a plus. Applicants should be able and prepared to ride a motorcycle for long distances in rural communities to undertake their work. Applicant must have a valid riding licence.

 

Salary Expectation: Basic Salary of GHc 1,500.00 per month.

How to apply

Qualified and interested applicants must obtain a soft copy of the application form from the GDCA website: https://www.gdcaghana.org or send a request for the application form to recruit.gdca@gmail.com. The completed application form together with a cover letter indicating the applicant’s motivation and commitment should be submitted to recruit.gdca@gmail.com not later than 23.59H GMT on 18 June 2019. Applications received after this time will not be processed.

NOTE: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Females are highly encouraged to apply. The only phone contact allowed for this advertisement is 0501333867 during working hours between 9am and 5pm.

Click here to download the APPLICATION FORM 

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