Posted on :
5 Jan, 2018
5 Jan, 2018
CARE International in Ghana (CARE-Ghana) is an international NGO. Its mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. As a civil society institution, we target poverty reduction among the deprived segments of society in collaboration with like-minded CSOs,
local and national institutions as well as individuals actively engaged in poverty reduction and social inclusion in Ghana. Our prime targets are women, children and youth. In Ghana, CARE seeks to facilitate the creation of a sustainable culture of responsive development, social equity and improved dignity and integrity in the society, through Food and Nutrition Security and Social and Economic Empowerment interventions.
Job Title: Institutional Capacity Building Coordinator
CARE International in Ghana is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Institutional Capacity Building Coordinator – Northern Ghana Governance Activity Project (NGGA).
The USAID-funded Northern Ghana Governance Activity (NGGA) is five-year Cooperative Agreement designed to improve response governance in agriculture in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana. CARE International in Ghana leads the consortium in collaboration with SEND Ghana, Action Aid Ghana and the West African Network for Peace-building (WANEP).
• The Institutional Capacity Development Coordinator will provide leadership and oversee the implementation of CARE’s support activities to RCCs, MMDAs, CSO and women platforms under the Northern Ghana Governance Activity. She/he will be the contact point for needs assessment, training design and implementation in the three Northern Regions. The office holder will liaise with project management, CARE staff, the other PCU coordinators and consortium partners in delivering the above. The duties will include identification, recruitment and management of consultants, logistics mobilization, report writing on schedule, coordination of activities
at regional and district level. He/she will plan the component activities and align them to other components for synergy. The Job holder should also be able to identify gender and advocacy issues from the intervention and report on them for management attention.
• The position is based in Tamale, covering Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions. This will require extensive travel to the regions and districts. The ICB Coordinator will be supervised by Governance and Advocacy Specialist
• Lead the organizational and capacity building component of the project
• Work with the Project Coordinating Unit team headed by the Chief of Party.
• Serve as CARE’s ambassador and lead on implementing CARE-led component on the project.
• Support in the design and implementation of field activities of the project in the Upper East region.
• Support in building capacities of the project consortium and beneficiary communities.
• Harmonize the project activities in line with CARE-NGGA Strategic objectives and the project goals.
• Harmonize the project component on Institutional capacity building with the components’ activities for CSOs, gender and Peace-building.
• Lead needs assessments and training interventions at RCCs, Regional Departments of Agriculture, MMDAs and the district departments of agriculture
• Prepare and submit periodic implementation reports.
• Solicit support and liaise with other project team members in the implementation of the ICB component.
• Foster collaboration with and between civil society, State institutions and national agencies
• Support the development of training modules and manuals for capacity building
• Maintain up to date contact list of key collaborators i.e. phone numbers, e-mail addresses, twitter, etc in the project location.
• Maintain up to date contact list of all district stakeholders and build network
Qualification Required & Experience
• A minimum qualification of Master’s degree in Social sciences, Sociology, Development Studies/Management, Governance and decentralization or related field.
Skills and Experience
• At least three years working experience in local government, decentralization, community mobilization, pro-poor planning or the NGO sector
• Demonstrable competence in governance and social project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as project coordination.
• Competence in the use of different project design frameworks such as logical frames, RBM and Theory of Change.
• Experience in training design, delivery and workshop facilitation.
• Experienced in report writing and reporting.
• Competence in research methodology and data analysis
• Good experience in the use of Microsoft applications (office suite) and the Internet
• Ability to build partnership and program networks.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Basic analytical and statistical skills
• Familiarity with the context of governance in Ghana and dynamics of poverty in northern Ghana.
• Ability to demonstrate sufficient exposure to mainstream peace and gender sensitivity in working, communicating and reporting.
• Ability to use social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, etc handles professionally.
• A good team player, open to criticism and be results oriented.
• Willing to travel and work outside normal hours.
• Must not be less than 35 years of age.
• Commitment to achieving results, deadline driven, proactive and self-motivated
• Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.
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: 03 January, 2018 OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH; WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, TO APPLY