CARE Ghana Recruitment (3 Various Positions)

Posted on :

26 Mar, 2012

Category :

NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

1. Advocacy & Governance Officer

Job Description

 

The Advocacy & Governance Officer will develop and implement advocacy strategy for local-level advocacy with technical assistance from the Project Manager. She/He will analyze local policies and programmes to identify opportunities and barriers for community-based adaptation and Agriculture and Natural Resource Management.

The Advocacy & Governance Officer reports to the Project Manager for ALP. The position is based in Tamale with significant travels within and outside the project area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate participatory development and implementation of an advocacy strategy for local-level advocacy, based on key issues identified through vulnerability and policy analysis
  • Facilitate regular coordination meetings to synergize the activities of development agents in the ALP partner district
  • Facilitate the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation issues into the DA development planning processes
  • Facilitate capacity building for partners, communities and stakeholders on local governance and planning issues and technical skills for the facilitation of Community Action Plans (CAPs).
  • Provide facilitation skills and guidance to ensure the full participation of communities and individual families in determining their own sustainable development.
  • Support partners to build capacity of communities in advocacy and lobbying skills to enable them effectively market their CAPs and monitor the implementation of District Medium Term Development Plans (DMTDPs).
  • Create a CSO database/inventory and update it periodically
  • Evaluate capacity of grass roots CSOs/CBOs working on local advocacy
  • Develop capacity building strategy
  • Provide training, mentoring and ongoing technical assistance for local CSOs such as the VSLA movement, the CAPs monitoring committees and Community Based Extension Agent (CBEA) networks.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on changes in the ALP impact communities resulting from advocacy interventions
  • Collaborate with the DRR & Live livelihoods  officer  and Community Monitors to facilitate reflection and learning exercises among ALP community members to identify key lessons learned
  • Write good human interest stories and articles from field experiences for publication
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with MOFA, DAs and DFSNs at District level and ensuring MOFA updated and engaged on CBES issues.

 

Required Skills or Experience

 

  • A university degree in a relevant discipline such as Political science, community development or development studies.
  • The candidate must have strong experience in local governance and advocacy and working with diverse teams.
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of 2 years working experience on local governance and capacity building
  • Strong experience and knowledge of local advocacy approaches
  • Strong practical experience in working with local government and civil society organizations
  • Positive experiences in relationship-building
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity.

 

2.  Livelihoods & Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Officer

Job Description

 

The Livelihoods & DRR Project officer will lead in facilitating the development and implementation of Innovative approaches to community-based adaptation (CBA) in collaboration with the ALP impact communities and local partners.

The officer will facilitate the development of capacity building strategy, provide training, mentoring and ongoing technical advice to partners, and contribute to development of project information and knowledge management system.

The officer will facilitate monitoring of processes and results by partners working at household/individual level, support partners in reporting on processes and results, work closely with the Local Governance & Advocacy Officers to link household/individual activities to local governance and advocacy activities and compile partner reports for submission to the Project Manager.

The Livelihoods & DRR Officer reports to the Project Manager for ALP. The position is based in Tamale with significant travels within and outside the project area.

Key Responsibilities

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  • Take a lead role in facilitating participatory, gender-sensitive analysis of vulnerability at community level
  • Take a lead role in facilitating the identification and prioritization of CBA strategies for household/individual level by project stakeholders
  • Identify support needed by target groups to implement CBA strategies
  • Participate in partner selection to engage local implementing partner organizations to work at household/individual level
  • Support partners to develop workplans and strategies to achieve project results
  • Monitor activities of local implementing partner organizations
  • Develop capacity building strategy
  • Provide training, mentoring and ongoing technical advice to partners
  • Facilitate external training opportunities for partners
  • Contribute to development of project information and knowledge management system
  • Support partners in reporting on processes and results
  • Facilitate reflection and learning exercises among partners to identify key lessons learned
  • Compile partner reports for submission to Project Manager
  • Participate in learning and reflection exercises
  • Close collaboration with Local Governance & Advocacy Officers to link household/individual activities to local governance and advocacy activities.

 

Required Skills or Experience

 

  • A university degree, in a relevant discipline such as rural development, community development or agriculture and livelihoods. The candidate must have Strong experience and knowledge of sustainable livelihoods and disaster risk reduction approaches
  • Practical experience in community facilitation and of working with diverse teams.
  • At least five years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of five years working on community facilitation and capacity building
  • Strong practical experience in participatory analysis and planning
  • Positive experiences working with local and international partners and relationship-building
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity

 

3. Driver:

CARE International in Ghana is inviting applications from qualified persons to fill a vacant DRIVING position on a Partnership for Accountable Governance in Education (PAGE) Project.

The Driver reports to the Administrative Secretary in the PAGE office. She will be driving the CARE official vehicle for errands in Accra and for long distance official trips within and outside the region as required and to ensure maintenance of the vehicles.

The position is based in the PAGE Office in Accra.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive CARE vehicles safely for errands in town and for official trips
  • Ensure the maintenance of CARE vehicles and follow up on repairs to guaranty their optimum conditions
  • Control and follow up on the vehicle relevant equipment and documents to ensure their renewal on time
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills or Experience

 

  • ‘O’ level/SHS certificate or equivalent experience
  • Standard 7 Certificate or Middle School Leavers Certificate
  • She must be a trained professional driver attested by a certificate and valid driver’s license
  • At least 4 years relevant experience in driving. She must also have a working knowledge and
  • Experience of vehicle mechanics and how to maintain and repair minor faults on vehicles with petrol or diesel engines
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • High level of stress tolerance
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent command over English language
  • Computer literate, Word, Excel, Outlook

 

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs to the HR Officer, CARE International in Ghana or electronically to[email protected].

PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. Closing date for submission of applications is Tuesday 10th April 2012. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH; WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, TO APPLY

Closing date: 21 April 2012

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