Posted on :
2 May, 2012
Winrock International is a mission-drive, non-profit organisation that works through good business practices to increase economic opportunity, empower the disadvantaged, and protect the environment, especially in rural areas. Headquartered in the United States, Winrock maintains a professional staff of 800 and offices in 31 countries and manages over 100 projects in 73 countries.
Winrock has three main programme areas – Enterprise & Agriculture, Empowerment, and Environment – that work around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Cocoa Foundation have joined in an alliance to improve basic and vocational education in communities that base their livelihood on the production of cocoa. The resulting collaboration is called the Empowering Cocoa Households with Opportunities and Education Solutions (ECHOES) Alliance. The ECHOES project, led by the World Cocoa Foundation, works together with its implementing partners, Winrock International and World Education. The main goal of ECHOES is to contribute to the expansion of relevant education in rural cocoa-growing communities in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. By offering integrated basic education, livelihoods development, and capacity-building, entire communities, including students, out-of-school teens and youth, mothers, and adult farmers have the chance to participate in life-long learning that caters to their specific education and development needs.
Winrock is seeking a Ghana Country Co-ordinator to oversee its WCF ECHOES programme in Ghana and support other Winrock projects within Ghana. This is a full time position based in Kumasi with frequent travel to cocoa growing communities. The Ghana Country Co-ordinator will report to the Programme Officer based in Washington DC.
ECHOES Project Responsibilities:
Responsibilities on other projects and new business:
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
Applicants should email current resume, cover letter and three reference contacts to: [email protected]
Offer valid till: 04 May, 2012