Posted on :
8 Nov, 2017
Location: Fielmuo, Upper North Region, Ghana
Purpose / Project Description:
Since 2001, the Vibrant Village Foundation has implemented an integrated development program in the community of Fielmuo, which is approximately a 150km drive north of Wa, Ghana. This community of
around 20,000 suffers from acute water shortages, limited sanitation infrastructure, insufficient food supply, and poor health services. Few if any other NGOs work in this area, which borders Burkina Faso.
To date, the Foundation’s program has provided clean drinking water and sanitation improvements for many communities in the Fielmuo catchment area, and is now poised to scale up its water and sanitation work, as well as expand its program offerings to include food security (via agriculture development) and expanded project offerings in livelihoods, health and education.
As part of the Foundation’s efforts to rebuild the Ghana program, the Consultant will lead two distinct objectives.
Objective One is to redesign the program to best serve the community’s needs. This involves capturing past project accomplishments such as the work in WASH but with the goal of improving both scale of service
delivery and sustainability of interventions, while searching for new project opportunities, first in food security and then in other sectors as opportunities present themselves.
Objective Two is to design the human resources and administrative systems to support Objective One.
Once the programmatic strategy is determined, the Consultant will design and propose the systems and staffing required to ensure programmatic success. This will include reviewing and revising if necessary current administrative, financial and HR systems. It will include constructing a strong M&E system for capturing project accomplishments. And finally, the Consultant will lead the team building process, including terminating and recruiting staff as required.
Timeframe/Schedule: The Consultancy will last for between 3 and 6 months.
The Consultant will report to: Senior Director Programs & Partnerships
The Consultant will work closely with: Vibrant Village Foundation US based staff. Consultant will manage all staff in Ghana during the assignment.
Required Experience & Skills
The position is based in Fielmuo. This is a very remote part of Ghana, with few if any basic services.Consultant must be prepared to spend majority of assignment in Fielmuo basic living conditions. However, the Consultant may choose to co-locate in Wa, which is about a 1.5 hour drive from Fielmuo. In Wa, there are basic services such as health clinics, as well as restaurants, banks and grocery stores. However, at present the closest airport is located in Tamale, a 4-hour drive from Wa. The Foundation provides basic housing in Fielmuo where the Consultant can locate during the workweek. This location has running water, electricity, internet and the option to hire a cook. The Consultant will travel using Foundation vehicle and driver during the assignment.
Please send one-page cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Ghana Consultancy. Applications will be accepted until 30 November, 2017, on a rolling basis. We will only contact those applicants chosen for an interview. Applications should last three daily rates for a consultancy. Applicants will be required to provide references of their last three consultancies if they are short-listed.
We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any
other status protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Thank you for your interest!