World University Service of Canada August Jobs 2018

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6 Aug, 2018

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization that works with and through its southern partners to promote sustainable development. Founded in 1957 and currently working in 22 countries worldwide with an annual budget of approximately $35 million dollars, WUSC’s mission is to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. Our internationally recognized programs support youth, women and other marginalized populations, focusing on three thematic areas of education, employment and empowerment. Globally, WUSC works with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that can be leveraged to support our work.

WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world. We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment, and empowerment.

Job Description

Position Title: Training & Employment Specialist

  • Project: Empowering Women and Girls in Supply Chains – Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) in Ghana
  • Position location: Ghana
  • Contract term: 2 years with the possibility to extend
  • Application deadline: Monday, August 6th, 2018

Nature and Scope:
World University Service of Canada is currently seeking an experienced Training & Employment Specialist to support the Empowering Women and Girls in Supply Chains inititative, to be funded by the U.S. Department of Labour – Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). WUSC is seeking to implement the ILAB program in Ghana.

The project objective is to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls working within the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) sector in Ghana. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes: (1) improved economic participation by women and girls vulnerable to child labor, forced labor, and/or other violations of labor rights within the ASM sector; and (2) improved business practices by private sector actors to protect against child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights for vulnerable women and girls working within the ASM sector.

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The Training & Employment Specialist will provide technical support to the project in terms of the design and implementation of skills training activities related to economic empowerment for vulnerable girls and women in the ASM sector. The Training & Employment Specialist will work closely with the Project Director and other key actors of the initiative to ensure that these activities are well coordinated and well understood by various project stakeholders.

The position will be based at WUSC’s office in Accra, Ghana with frequent travel domestically, as well as infrequent international travel as related to project activities, coordination and management requirements. This position is contingent upon the receipt of donor funding. The chosen candidate would work alongside a team of international and national experts in the implementation of the initiative.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a leadership position responsible for developing, managing and/or implementing skills training opportunities for vulnerable women or girls;
  • Experience in performing training needs assessments, developing corresponding training programs, evaluating trainings, and evaluating the impact of training on skills acquisition and employability;
  • Experience working in the ASM sector and in Ghana, would be an asset;
  • Experience working with private sector stakeholders to improve skills training and job placement for vulnerable women and girls, preferably in Ghana;
  • Experience in developing tools and mechanisms to promote the creation of skills training programs among private sector actors in a supply chain, preferably as related to the ASM sector;
  • Experience in building private sector capacity to provide skills training to vulnerable women and girls;
  • Understanding of exploitative labor issues, including child labor and the special educational and training needs of vulnerable women and girls from exploitative labor conditions;
  • Understanding of labor issues and local labor regulations, including those related to securing non-hazardous, no-exploitative employment opportunities for youth of legal working age;
  • Fluent in English.

How to Apply

Please send to [email protected] your C.V. and cover letter explaining how your skills and experience respond to the initiative as outlined above.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Monday, August 6th, 2018, 11:59pm EST

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