Northfin Foundation Ghana Recruits: Project officer

Posted on :

8 Aug, 2011

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NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs

Northfin Foundation is an NGO head quartered in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Northfin is currently collaborating with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) on the implementation of the “Onion Farmer’s Livelihood and Value Chain Improvement Project” in the Bawku West District under the Food Security and Environment Facility (FSEF) project.

The project aims to improve the livelihood security of 3,000 onion farmers and their families in Bawku West district and their active participation in local, regional and national economic development processes is enhanced in a sustainable way.

For effective implementation of this project, Northfin is looking for a dynamic and experienced person to fill the position of a Project Officer .The position is based in Zebilla and reports directly to the Project Coordinator.

The goal of the three (3) year project is to improve the incomes and livelihood security of 3000 onion farmers in the Bawku West District through improved production and marketing of onions.


Job Description

Duration: 2 years, with possibility of renewal
Duty station: Zebilla – Upper East Region (with regular travelling within and outside the Bawku West district)

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure implementation of project activities in collaboration with other stakeholder and partners.
  • Co-ordinate the purchase and distribution of seed and inputs to target onion farmers
  • Provide technical advice to onion producers on thematic issues such as onion production and marketing.
  • Facilitate linkages between onion producers and onion traders to ensure better market for farmers produce.
  • Actively facilitate linkages and access of onion producers to service providers such as input suppliers, traders, etc.
  • Prepare progress reports and give periodic updates of project activities to the project coordinator.
  • Carryout any other responsibilities assigned him/her by the Project Coordinator.

Negotiable, but within prevailing market rates offered by similar NGOs in northern Ghana.

Required Skills or Experience

Desirable qualities:

  • A degree in agriculture, agronomy, agric extension, or development studies
  • At least two years working experience in providing extension, technical and logistical support to farmers.
  • Experience with organic vegetable production and onion production in particular would be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in English and able to communicate in Kusaal or Gurune.
  • Be pro-active, a team player, good communication skills, able to work with little supervision and able to meet deadlines
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel. Power Point and Internet applications)
  • Able to drive and ride motor bikes and possessing valid motor riding and car driving licenses
  • Be prepared to live and work in Zebilla while traveling extensively within and outside the district.


How To Apply

Interested and eligible persons may e-mail their application letter with current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to: n[email protected]. Or to:

Northfin Foundation
P.O. Box 778
Bolgatanga, UER
Closing 12th Aug, 2011


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