IITA Ghana Recruitment December 2011

Posted on :

6 Dec, 2011

Category :

NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs


Job Vacancy: Project Manager – Ghana (Ref: DDG-R4D/PCMG/10/11) 

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (www.iita.org), a non-profit organization based in Africa.

Job Description

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (www.iita.org), a non-profit organization based in Africa seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic team player to join its team in Ghana as Project Manager – Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project.

The primary responsibilities of the Project Manager will include:

  • Be the main contact for YIIFSWA project in Ghana
  • Provide effective and efficient management, guidance, cohesion, accountability, and profile to the project activities in Ghana
  • Facilitate the work of an inter-disciplinary, international and culturally diverse project team; and manage financial assets in concordance with the results framework of the project and organizational procedures
  • Coordinates all project activities in Ghana including detailed planning and regular review of progress with Objective Coordinators and implementation teams; and ensure collaboration and communication between various partners and stakeholders
  • Apply best practices and tools for project management, including monitoring of progress and budget, procurements, data reposition and troubleshooting
  • Manage contracts between IITA and project partners in Ghana
  • Proactively participate in building/strengthening of teams and partnerships
  • Prepare and submit technical, financial and other reports to the Project Manager
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, organize annual project planning and review meetings, monitoring tours, and technical workshops in Ghana
  • Ensure effective communication within the project team, identify shortfalls, and devise contingency plans
  • Be the liaison person for consultations with national R&D leaders, private sector, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders on project related matters

General Information: Initial appointment is for three years, IITA offers a competitive remuneration package

Required Skills or Experience

The candidate should have a Masters/PhD degree in plant or agricultural sciences from a recognized university

Core Competencies:

  • At least 5 years of experience in agriculture R&D and project management
  • Working experience/exposure to international organizations and interdisciplinary agriculture research
  • Familiarity with agriculture and farming systems in Ghana. Working experience with yam (Dioscorea spp.) will be an asset
  • Experience in team management skills
  • Proficiency in use of computers, database management software, Internet-based tools and other electronic communication tools
  • Fluency in oral and written English; working knowledge of popular Ghanaian languages
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


How To Apply

Applications including Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the:

Country Representative
IITA Ghana Office
University of Ghana
Legon – Accra

Or email:
 [email protected]
Closing Date: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

IITA  is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
Closing date: 15 Dec, 2011

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