World University Service Of Canada: Project Coordinator

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28 Jan, 2011

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Project Jobs in Ghana

An International Non-governmental Organization working towards district development project in Ghana.

Job Description

Contract Duration: 2.5 years
Expected Start Date: March 1, 2011

Under the direction of the Country Director, the Project Co-ordinator will provide broad visionary leadership for the achievement of project objectives and manage the implementation of the project. As the Project Co-ordinator, your role is to provide technical and programme expertise to ensure efficient and effective planning and execution of the various project activities

Strengthening governance and service delivery through improved knowledge, coordination and capacity strengthening of District Assembly (DA) and Area Councils (ACs)
Strengthening quality of education through teacher training, SMC and PTA capacity building activities, skills transfer and improved services available in the target communities
Strengthening economic growth and job creation through increased skills for employment for youth within the target communities; and
Promoting gender equality and integration into all project activities, including training of DA and AC officials, teachers, community members and entrepreneurs
Salary and Fringe Benefits: Competitive and attractive, but negotiable based on experience and salary history

Required Skills or Experience


Master’s Degree in Development Studies or related degree or equivalent qualifications
A minimum of five years in community development, education, water and sanitation and/or multi sectoral approaches
Experience in donor-funded project management
Experience in using community participatory development approaches and PLA/PRA techniques
Training experience with grassroots community organizations
Experience with training in institutional/organizations
Experience with training in institutional/organizational development techniques
A capacity to work comfortably at all levels of society
Demonstrated skills in developing curricula and training materials for community-level NGOs
Background in planning, gender equality, advocacy, and quality of education
Demonstrated ability to lead a team through the design, implementation and evaluation phases of a community-based program; and
Extensive experience working with District Assemblies and rural communities, is an asset
Positive and progressive outlook and a strong knowledge and interest in international cooperation and development
Results-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines
Self-directed, strong ability to work under little supervision
Excellent organizational skills
Good understanding of gender equality principles
Extensive experience in building and working with teams
Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure, and work without close supervision
Attention to detail, initiative and drive and technical report writing skills

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please send your resume with a covering letter to: [email protected] or

Country Director
P. O. Box AH 1265
Achimota – Accra

Offer valid till: 31 Jan, 2011

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