Vibrant Village Foundation Job Ghana 2018

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10 Aug, 2018

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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-sectorial programs; Education and Child Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Livelihood, Food Security and Empowerment of Women.

Job Description

Job Title: Gender and Protection Officer (2 Positions)

Position: Gender and Protection Officer (2 positions available)
Location: Fielmuo/Gwollu with frequent travel to the field
Reporting to: Program Coordinator- Education and Child Protection
Relationships: Field Officers and WASH Officer

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:

Gender and Child Protection Officers

• We are searching for an energetic and self-motivated professional to take up the role of Gender and Child Protection Officer. The post-holder shall coordinate gender and child protection issues in target schools and communities. He/She shall build and maintain good relationships with target beneficiaries and stakeholders. The specific roles and responsibilities of the post-holder are below:

Roles and Responsibilities

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• Serve as link between VVF and participating schools and communities
• Liaise with target schools to set up school-based clubs
• Mobilize schools and communities to implement the schools infrastructural development projects
• Facilitate the distribution of teaching and learning materials to schools
• Facilitate training on gender-based violence and child protection targeting school clubs, Parent Teachers Associations, School Management Committees and Unit Committees
• Support school clubs to develop and implement action plans
• Facilitate the development and strengthening of child abuse reporting channels
• Provide psychosocial counseling to extremely vulnerable and depressed children
• Strengthen capacity of community-based protection systems to respond to child rights concerns
• Ensure effective implementation of project work plans in a timely manner
• Ensure effective and consistent use of M&E tools
• Mainstream protection concepts and principles in all programs
• Represent VVF in Gender and Child Protection meetings in consultation with the Coordinator
• Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from program implementation
• Prepare activity based reports
• Any other duty as may be assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

Profile and experience of the post-holder

• Degree in Gender, Social Work, Sociology or Development Studies 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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