Posted on :
6 Nov, 2017
6 Nov, 2017
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: The Project Officer (PO)
CARE International in Ghana is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of a Project Officer for PROSPER PROJECT. PROSPER is a 3-year project targeted at improving the livelihoods of individuals in cocoa-growing communities and enhancing the capacity of existing local structures to lead the process of development. It is a partnership between CARE International and Cargill.
The project is operational in four cocoa districts – Sefwi-Wiawso, Asawinso, Anhwiaso, and Awaso. The four cocoa districts fall within several political districts/municipalities including: Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai district, Sefwi-Wiawso Municipality, Akontombra district, Bodi, Amenfi Central and Juaboso districts in the Western Region of Ghana.
The ultimate aim of the PROSPER project is to promote thriving communities as well as enhance sustainable cocoa production and productivity.
The Project Officer (PO) will be based in Kumasi and will be required to travel to project communities in the Western region at agreed periods. The PO will report directly to the PROSPER Project Manager/ Kumasi Sub-Office Team Leader, based in Kumasi.
The Project Officer will be responsible for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, analysis, report writing and any adhoc project activities that may come up.
Implement project activities as per agreed work plan and Monitor project implementation against work plan.
Generate all project reports incorporating data and information from the M&E Officer for review by Project Manager (including monthly forecast and quarterly financial and activity reports).
Develop Scopes of Work and Terms of references and facilitating contractual processes for all Project consultancy activities in consultation with other project team/staff for Project Manager Approval.
Support the PM in dissemination of information and knowledge generated through the project widely and effectively to stakeholders including the District Assembly and other decentralized departments.
Facilitate and support all M&E processes of the project.
Facilitate and organize quarterly District Stakeholder Committee meetings.
Support the PM in dissemination of information and knowledge generated through the project widely and effectively to stakeholders including CCP PCU.
Support the PM to design, develop and implement project strategies and plans, ensuring they are in line with the project objectives, strategies and
principles, and CARE’s mission and vision.
Support the PM to design and implement project approaches and methodologies aiming towards community empowerment, partner capacity building, partnerships and policy influence as well as lesson learning.
Facilitate linkages, learning and synergy between the project and other Sub Office projects.
Contribute as required to the development of new programme initiatives in the sub office.
Required Skills or Experience
A minimum qualification of a first degree from a recognized university preferably in Agriculture, Social Science, Community Development, Education and Management Information System.
A good knowledge in Project Management will be an added advantage.
At least 3 years post qualification in a cocoa community development project management environment.
Relevant experience in capacity building activities and working with cocoa farming communities, CBOs, traditional institutions, NGOs and public sector agencies.
Strategic and conceptual thinking ability.
Critical thinking, creative and analytical.
Excellent communication skills and good team player.
Experience in facilitating linkages, relationship building and networking.
Experience in smallholder agri-business and capacity building.
Good written and oral communication skills in English. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external. stakeholders (strong demonstrable report writing skills). Ability to communicate in Twi /Akan
Excellent facilitation, People Skills, Integrity and Resilience / Adaptation and flexibility.
Ability to multitask and work within deadlines;
Proficient in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & 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 THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
Closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 15th november, 2017.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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