Posted on :
1 Feb, 2011
With funding provided by the World bank, the Government of Ghana (GoG), through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) is implementing the Social Opportunities Project (SOP). The Overall goal of the project is to support’ Ghana’s Social Protection Strategy through: Developing a labour intensive public works program as a rural safety net instrument in target Districts across the country (majority of which are in the three northern regions) to increase cash income for the rural poor during Agricultural off season; and supporting the Government’s Livelihoods Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program. The Project has five main components namely:
Specific Project Objectives
The Objectives of the Project to:
Project Implementation Arrangements:
The Project is managed at policy and technical co-ordination level by a National Project Steering (Committee (NPSC). At the implementation level, co-ordination is the responsibility of the National Co-ordination Office (NCO), with its head offices in Accra and Regional Coordination offices in Tamale, Bolgatanga, Wa, Kumasi, and Accra responsible for defined geographical areas. Sub-project implementation, however, is the responsibility of District Assemblies and their lower Structures with timely and efficient back-stopping provided by the RCCs (RPCU) staff and relevant line ministries/agencies
As a member of the project team, the Chief Infrastructure Engineer will be involved in the implementation of the various components of the projects.
The candidate will report directly to the National Co-coordinator and perform such functions as providing technical support and developmental assistance to implementing agencies.
Duty Stations: Tamale/ Bolgatanga/ Wa/ Kumasi/ Accra
The Regional Capacity Building Specialist will report directly to the Regional Co-ordinator and perform such functions as providing technical support and assistance to DAs and beneficiary communities in the Region and other implementing agencies
As a member of the Regional Project Team, the Capacity Building Specialist will play with a key role in the implementation of the various components supported by the project at the Regional, District and Sub-district levels. He will work closely with the RPCUs within his/her regions of operation
Required Skills/ Job Experience:
The applicant must:
Knowledge and experience in the use of instruments for engendering participation, urgency, efficiency, transparency, accountability and ownership in local governance and community driven development will be an advantage.
How to Apply:
Interested individuals are requested to submit typewritten letters and curriculum vitae (CV) for the positions described above. Letters of Interest clearly marked: “SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT – NCO PERSONNEL” should be received by the close of work and addressed to:
THE CHIEF DIRECTOR
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
P. O. BOX M50
Attn: Director, PBME, MLGRD
NOTE: MLGRD reserves the right not to hire for the positon(s) if it determines that a candidate suitable for the position(s) was not identified. For such an event the position(s) so affected will be re-advertised