Posted on :
20 Jul, 2016
20 Jul, 2016
Plan International Ghana, an international Child- centered Community Development organization, is looking for a dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the position above
Job Title: Project Manager
• The 5-year Girls Advocacy Alliance (GM) Project seeks to create a world wherein all girls and young women enjoy equal rights and opportunities by addressing discrimination against girls and young women as the smartest investment for achieving structural poverty reduction and inclusive development.
• The long-term outcome is: Effective legislation, law enforcement and policy implementation by the state and the private sector to prevent and eliminate gender based violence and economic exclusion of girls and young women, ultimately leading to girls and young women being free from all forms of gender based violence and are economically empowered in Ghana.
• The specific focus of the five-year project is on gender based violence (GBV) and Economic Exclusion (EE) of girls and young women (GYW) with particular actions on harmful practices such as child abuse and child trafficking and (sexual) exploitation (including the worst forms of child labour), and exclusion from education and decent work.
• The thematic focus also complies with the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular with the targets of SDG-5, SDG-8 and 5DG-16.
• The project will be implemented in selected Geo-political Regions of Ghana including Northern, Upper West and Eastern regions of Ghana.
To lead and provide technical expertise in the implementation and management of the Girls’ Advocacy Alliance Project in selected districts of Northern, Upper West and Eastern regions of Ghana.
Summary Of Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides operational support throughout all stages of the GAA project implementation process and ensures integration, coherence and harmonization of all components (gender-based violence, economic exclusion, commercial sexual exploitation, child, early and forced marriages etc.) of the project to achieve results as planned
• Coordinates the project activities (advocacy, lobbying, capacity development support and research) implemented by Plan International Ghana
• Supports the relationships and capacitydevelopment processes of the civil society partners of Plan International Ghana
• Coordinates the actions of Plan International Ghana and its partners (LNGOs) with the other GAAmembers (DCI Ghana and GNCRC)
• Supports the monitoring and reporting (on quarterly and annual basis) on progress of the GAA programme (against output and outcome targets)
• Identifies and builds strategic networks with other actors to support the districts and LNGOs in implementation and monitoring of National policies and Programs aimed at addressing issues of gender based violence and economic exclusion of girls and young women
• Actively monitors the project implementation through field visits, exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential risks and work for timely decisions to resolve issues
Qualification Required & Experience
• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Development Planning, or equivalent, with a minimum of five years progressive experience in a related field
• First Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent, with a minimum of 7 years progressive experience in a related field
• At least 5 years experience in Gender Programming/Advocacy, with special focus on Gender Equality and Girls’ Rights
• At least 5 years experience in an international organization similar to Plan International
How To Apply For The Job
Interested applicants must attach following documents to their applications and submit to the email address provided below.
• Detailed Curriculum Vitae, stating current and attest posts (with dates) as well as summary of job responsibilities; also provide Names, e-rnail addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) Referees (work-related) in the CV;
• Cover letter (stating the position applied for);
• Certified photocopies of relevant certificates of highest academic qualification, as well as national service certificate (if applicable);
• Personal contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses:-
Closing Date: 29 July, 2016
• Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.
• Qualified Ghanaian nationals, especially female candidates are encouraged to apply.
• Plan International Is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equality and our recruitment procedure reflects this.
• Selected applicants will be expected to comply with the child protection policy of the organization.