Posted on :
26 Aug, 2019
26 Aug, 2019
The West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use is an international organization set up by its 11 member countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d‘Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo together with Germany. WASCAL is a leading academic and trans-disciplinary research organization serving policymakers in West Africa with science-based advice on adaptation to climate change of land use and management. It cooperates with many agencies and universities in the region, providing a knowledge platform of excellence for its partners. WASCAL is linked closely with other international organizations in its mandate zone.
WASCAL has its headquarters in Accra, Ghana from where it coordinates 12 graduate schools at different lead universities in the West African Region and a Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. WASCAL invites applications for the position of Director of Capacity Building to lead the Graduate Studies Program of WASCAL. The position shall report to the Executive Director.
Job Title: Director of Capacity Building
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Capacity Building will provide scientific and academic Leadership and Management of the different Capacity Building Programmes and, in collaboration with the Director of Research, develop work plans for the Capacity Building Department to fulfill the objectives of WASCAL. As Head of Department, he/she plans and oversees capacity needs assessments of the Graduate Schools and gives direction for improvement.
He / She leads the development and the delivery of the Curricula Training programs, manages and monitors the performances of his or her department and adjust work plans and quality of performance as necessary. He / She will build up the Network with the WASCAL Research Programme and among the lead Universities in the region and with WASCAL partners in overseas. The smooth administration and accounting of the programme is a central task in his/her portfolio.
He / She prepares status and management reports and other all other reports and feedbacks as required by Donors to meet the deadlines.
Desired Skills and Experiences