Posted on :
10 Nov, 2016
10 Nov, 2016
Winrock’s partnership with Ghana is as long as it is varied. Since the 1990s, we have collaborated with the West African nation’s farmers, educators, private companies and government officials to expand educational opportunities, boost the incomes of small farmers and improve the management of water resources. More recently, our programs have focused on reducing the use of child labor among cocoa farmers and continuing to harness the potential of the entire agricultural sector to drive economic development.
Job Title: Community Action Plan (CAP) Coordinator
Community Action Plan (CAP) Coordinator, MOCA Project in Cocoa Growing Communities in the Ashanti and Western Regions
Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Community Action Plan (CAP) Coordinator for the Mobilizing Community Action and Promoting Youth Employment in Ghana’s Cocoa Growing Communities (MOCA) project. The goal of the MOCA project is to reduce child labor in the cocoa growing areas of Ghana, with a special focus on youth 15-17 years old who are either at risk of or engaged in hazardous labor.
• The CAP Coordinator supports communities to establish and strengthen CAP Committees to adopt and effectively manage activities leading to broader awareness of child labor issues and increased access to education, skills development, and social protection services for youth 15-17 years old who are either at risk of or engaged in hazardous labor. The CAP Coordinator supervises the work of a team of Regional Mobilizers across the 4 districts who build the capacity of CAP Committees for CAP development, youth involvement and leadership, advocacy and engagement with District Assemblies, child labor awareness and child protection activities.
• As a senior member of the MOCA project team, the CAP Coordinator works with the MOCA team, including staff, local partners, District Planning Officers, District Offices of relevant ministries, and stakeholder groups in focus communities to: carry out community assessments;supervise and support a team of Regional Mobilizers in training CAP Committees on the community action planning process; support the development and implementation ofthe CAPs at the community level focused on addressing child labor; and collect data at regular intervals for reporting and assessing progress on achieving targets and project objectives.
Location of Position
• The CAP Coordinator will be employed by CODESULT, a local NGO that is an implementing partner under the MOCA project. CODESULTleads the MOCAcommunity engagement activities. As with all MOCA senior program staff, the CAP Coordinator position reports to the MOCA Project Director and is based in the MOCA Project Office located in AdarkoJachie, about 15kms south of Kumasi.
• Coordinate the Community Assessment and Community Entry processes for the planned 40 MOCA focus communities in Ashanti and Western Regions.
• Lead theCAP development, advocacy, leadership, and other training provided to CAP Committees
• Supervise Regional Mobilizers and other MOCA staff to mentor and support CAP Committees to design and implement effective CAPs
• Coordinate periodic review with CAP Committees on progress with CAP implementation
• Coordinate closely with M&E Specialist and other technical specialists on data collection to measure impacts, including, but not limited to, incomes, household and business investments, and savings.
Qualification Required & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required (MBA or master’s degree preferred) in development studies, sociology, political science, social agriculture or forestry, economics or related field. Supplemental training in income generation/entrepreneurship, monitoring and evaluation, gender analysis/mainstreaming, microfinance preferred.
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in a leadership position working with communities to develop, implement, and monitor progress of CAPs and other plans that address community needs. Preference given to applicants with experience in cocoa growing communities
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the challenges and approaches to addressing child labor, especially for youth 15-17 in cocoa-growing communities.
• Experience designing and implementing community development projects to address poverty, including projects focused rural development, livelihood promotion, and increased agricultural production.
• Demonstrated capacity to facilitate training using participatory methods and develop mentoring interventions at community level
• Experience implementing community assessments and tracking progress on community development plans
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience identifying and linking communities to government services and support, especially at district levels
• A working knowledge of cocoa growing communities, especially those in the focus Ashanti and Western Regions
• Fluent Twi required, Sefwi a plus
• Excellent written and oral communication skill in English is required.
How To Apply For The Job
Qualified candidates should apply via e-mail to:-
Closing Date: 18 November, 2016
Indicating only “CAP Coordinator” or in the subject line. The e-mail should contain your CV, cover letter, three (3) professional references, and minimum salary requirements.
Winrock will only contact candidates considered for the position.