CARE International is one of the World’s leading humanitarian and development organizations. Founded in 1945, CARE has been fighting global poverty and defending the dignity of people around the world, working in over 90 countries around the globe.
CARE started operations in Ghana in 1994 and have for the past 23 years, has partnered government agencies, multinational and Civil Society organizations to undertake interventions in the areas of education, food and nutrition security, financial inclusion, women’s empowerment, governance, among others.
Job Title: Project Director
CARE International in Ghana is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Director to support an anticipated four-year USAID-funded Project aim at Empowering Women and Girls in the Cocoa Supply Chain in Ghana. The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls within the Cocoa sector.
Two key intended outcomes the project are: (1) improved economic participation by women and girls vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of labor rights within the cocoa sector chain; and (2) Improved business practices by private sector actors to protect against child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls working within the cocoa supply chain.
The Project Director will provide leadership of the project and will be accountable for delivering the project results. S/He will ensure effective project management, partnerships and technical support for the implementation of the project. The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USAID- or other international donor-funded projects. This position is subject to the funding/award decision of USAID which will be made known by 30th November 2018.
- Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.
- Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
- Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes. Create or adapt management systems in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.
- Build partnerships among relevant project stakeholders, including producer groups, CSO and other private sector players/ actors in the sector.
- Design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles
- With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.
- Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and another forum.
- Guide team members to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.
- Supervise and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate. Clearly, communicate expectations for staff performance
Required Skills or Experience
- A minimum qualification of a master’s degree in Social Science or related field.
- Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies), preferably in the country of implementation.
- Experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations.
- Proven success serving in a leadership role for a project addressing issues of child labor, forced labor, or workplace exploitation.
- Demonstrate the ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders, and engages in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion.
- Demonstrate experience working in supply chains and/or skills training development.
- Fluency in English and relevant national language is required.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs to the HR Officer, CARE International in Ghana or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
- Closing date for submission of applications is Friday, 3rd August, 2018.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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