World University Service of Canada Jobs 2018

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1 Aug, 2018

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Project 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: Project Director

  • 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 Project Director to lead 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.

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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. The Project Director will be responsible for the overall implementation of the initiative, including administrative, technical, and management responsibilities, and to be the primary point of contact for the donor during program planning and implementation. The Project Director will oversee coordination with various actors related to the initiative, including relationships with stakeholder organizations and subcontractors, national and local government bodies, civic society organizations and representatives of beneficiary groups.

The Project Director will also oversee the sound financial management of project funds according to the requirements of the donor. 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.

This position is contingent upon the receipt of donor funding. The chosen candidate would lead a team of local specialists in the execution of project activities.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of five years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreements and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies), preferably in Ghana;
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project outcomes;
  • Proven success serving in a leadership role for a project addressing issues of child labor, forced labor, or workplace exploitation;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders, and engagement in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion;
  • Technical experience working in the ASM sector, preferably in Ghana;
  • Demonstrated experience working in supply chains and/or skills training development, particularly in the ASM sector;
  • Fluency 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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