Vibrant Village Foundation Ghana Jobs 2018

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9 Aug, 2018

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

The Vibrant Village Foundation (VVF) is a private Foundation headquartered in Portland, Oregon State in the United States of America (U.S.A). Established in 2010, the Foundation provides direct assistance and grants to support Agriculture, Livelihoods, Health, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in marginalized and deprived communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. VVF has supported programs in over 22 countries since its inception. In Ghana, the Foundation has contributed significantly towards poverty reduction in the Fielmuo community in the Upper West region of Ghana.

Fielmuo is located in the Sissala West district and about 150km drive north of WA-the Upper West regional capital. VVF has facilitated the provision of safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), education, health and vocational skills training to over 14,237 people in 18 communities in the Sissala West and Lambussie districts. We have been inspired by the impact of our interventions in the lives of vulnerable communities to scale up to other communities in the target districts through the implementation of the ‘Integrated Program for Economic and Social Transformation’ (IMPREST). The goal of the program is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable populations through the implementation of multi-sectoral programs; Education and Child Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Livelihood, Food Security and Empowerment of Women.

Job Description

Job Title:  Field Officer (2 positions available)

Position: Field Officer (2 positions available)
Location: Fielmuo/Gwollu with frequent travel to the field
Reporting to: Livelihood, Food Security and Empowerment Coordinator
Relationships: WASH Officer, Gender and Child Protection Officers.

If you are searching for a challenging but interesting job, then VVF Ghana is happy to offer you the opportunity if you meet the personal specification spelled out in the job descriptions below:

Field Officers: Livelihoods, Food Security and Empowerment

We are searching for an energetic and self-motivated professional to take up the role of Field Officer responsible for Livelihoods, Food Security and Empowerment of women. The post-holder shall coordinate field based activities build and maintain good relationships with target beneficiaries and stakeholders. The specific roles and responsibilities of the post-holder are below:

Roles and Responsibilities

• Facilitate the formation and functioning of farmer groups
• Facilitate training of famers on sustainable agricultural farming systems including Conservation Agriculture and Agroecological systems
• Facilitate the selection of farmers to participate in learning visits
• Liaise with leadership of communities and farmer groups to set up demonstrations fields or farms
• Identify and support viable enterprises targeting women and small scale farmers
• Facilitate and support project participants to set-up Village Loans and Savings Associations
• Facilitate the distribution of farm inputs to farmers
• Ensure that ‘farmer extentionist’ are effectively performing their duties
• Ensure effective implementation of project work plans in a timely manner
• Mobilize households and farmer groups to participate in nutrition trainings
• Ensure effective and consistent use of M&E tools
• Represent VVF in food security meetings at the community level in consultation with the Coordinator
• Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from program implementation
• Prepare activity based and quarterly reports
• Participate in weekly and monthly meetings of staff
• Any other duty as may be assigned

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Qualification Required & Experience

Profile and experience of the post-holder

• Degree in Agronomy, Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant area or equivalent work experience
•• At least 3 years’ experience working in similar position with a non-profit organization
• Ability to ride a motor bike for long distances in remote communities
• Ability to work in multi-ethnic and culturally diverse stakeholders
• Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
• Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English required
• Ability to Speak Sissali and/or Dagaare language is required
• Strong commitment to improving the well-being of families in rural communities
• Basic computer skills in word and excel

Location: Fielmuo/Gwollu,Upper West Region

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter including salary expectations to the recruiting team at:[email protected]

Closing Date: 31 August, 2018

• Only short listed candidates will be contacted

• Female Candidates and kindly encouraged to apply

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