Posted on :
19 Aug, 2016
19 Aug, 2016
CARE works in 87 countries around the world to support over 900 poverty-fighting development and emergency projects.
Our Mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world
is to 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 Coordinator for PATHWAYS MACF. The Pathways initiative in Ghana is part of CARE USA Pathways program that seeks to empower poor women smallholder farmers through their more productive and equitable engagement in Agriculture. The ‘Pathways to Secure and Resilient Livelihoods project will work with smallholder farmers, especially women, from poor households to reduce their vulnerability and susceptibility to natural disasters and increase their resilience in the face of climate change.
Job Title: Project Coordinator
• The Project Coordinator of this initiative reports to the Program Manager of the Pathways Program in CARE-Ghana.
• The position is based in Tamale, and covers project implementation, management and coordination responsibilities in Upper West and Upper East Regions of Ghana.
• S/he is responsible for facilitating adequate communication, team building, accountability, monitoring, and effective collaboration between partners / stakeholders involved in project implementation.
• The position is based in Tamale.
• S/He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and action plans for the achievement of the outcomes and outputs of the project.
• S/He will be responsible for community activity planning and implementation, collaboration at the community level, and monitoring and reporting of all project activities in their respective technical areas.
• The project Coordinator will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
• To improve knowledge, skills, relationships, self-confidence and conviction of poor women farmers in soy and groundnut value chain in Upper East and West.
• To increase access to productive resources, assets, markets, and appropriate and reliable services and inputs for poor women farmers and entrepreneurs.
• To improve the adaptive capacity, yield, and income of farmers through the adoption of sustainable agriculture, value addition, and market engagement practices.
• To increase poor women farmers’ influence over household and community decision-making
• More positive and enabling attitudes, behaviors, social norms, policies, and institutions around women’s empowerment and women’s roles in agricultural value chains.
• Facilitating team work and effectiveness through regular project team meetings, and ensuring adequate communication within project team. This includes the local NGO partners and other key stakeholders involved with project implementation.
• Providing orientation, coaching, counseling and capacity support to staff and team members and demonstrating exemplary transparency and participatory decision making to maintain effective team spirit and foster team work.
• Identify & strategically manage relevant collaboration opportunities at different levels of implementation that enhance operational & implementation learning
• In collaboration with project staff and partners country wide, ensure that innovations, best practices, and lessons learned are developed and disseminated.
• Provide support to the Monitoring and Evaluation unit in ensuring that monitoring and Evaluation aspects of the project are in line with agreed upon program strategic goals and objectives and also ensuring that the M&E unit and other program staff are tracking and documenting program quality and progress
• Support the M&E unit in the development of quality M&E tools and operationalization of the global Pathways M&E Frame work to enable effective information/data collection
• Ensure Project management in accordance with Donor IPIA and CARE Ghana policies.
• Ensure documentation of processes, progress, results, impacts and lessons learnt to inform development of donor annual technical and financial reports
Qualification Required & Experience
• A minimum qualification of a first degree in Agriculture or Natural Resource Management
• Masters degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture or Natural Resource Management will be an added advantage
• At least 5 years progressive experience in the area of project management and promoting gender equality,
• Experience in working with local communities, partnership with local NGOs and District Assemblies structures
• Knowledgeable in food security and nutrition issues
• 5 years with an international NGO Knowledge and understanding of communities livelihood issues including food security and nutrition and market oriented agriculture
• Experience in working with District Assemblies , NGOs and Private Sector
• Demonstrated capacity in at least two of the following areas: equity and diversity; vulnerability, governance and institution capacity building; poverty alleviation; and conflict resolution.
• Excellent facilitation, negotiation, networking, interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent administrative and project planning skills, management and communication and report writing, monitoring, supervisory and coaching skills
• Proven competencies in designing and conducting training and workshops
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet)
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Excellent professionalism and relationship building skills
• Critical thinking, creative and analytical
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and work in a team
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:-
PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
Closing Date: 01 September, 2016
OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH; WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, TO APPLY