World University Service Of Canada (WUSC) Jobs 2011 (3 Vacancies)

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4 Aug, 2011

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Education Jobs in Ghana

Recruitment for Gender Advocacy Advisors

WUSC is a Canadian registered international development nongovernmental organization with a field presence in Ghana since 1997. WUSC Ghana has been contributing towards the national development goals through partnerships with the government of Ghana, civil society, district assemblies, communities and key development actors.

Job Description

Number of Positions: 3
Locations: Atebubu (Brong Ahafo), Damongo and Bole (Northern Region)
Duration: 18 months

Through its Uniterra programme, WUSC is providing volunteer technical support to the Ghana Education Service to promote education delivery in Ghana and towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of Universal Basic Education.

At the community level, WUSC/Uniterra programme is supporting select District Education Directorates to design and implement appropriate programmes and strategies that will promote access, performance and retention of girls in basic schools.

WUSC is therefore recruiting three (3) Ghanaian Gender Advocacy Advisors to be placed in the Atebubu, Damongo and Bole District Education Offices. The Advisors will contribute to the enhancement of skills and competencies of the staff of the directorate by introducing new gender advocacy and training methodologies. S/he will be part of a team working with local partners in the district.


  1. Facilitate the design of strategies and approaches for community mobilization and girls enrollment in the district
  2. Train Girls’ Education Officers in community mobilization techniques and tools including Participatory Learning and Action (PLA)
  3. Support the design and implementation of gender sensitization programmes at the community level
  4. Support the design of techniques and tools for gender analysis and awareness and the implementation of community level gender advocacy campaigns
  5. Support the design of campaigns aimed at enrollment and retention of school age children in the district;
  6. Support the design and implementation of functional literacy programmes


Required Skills or Experience

  • University degree in the Social Science or related field
  • Minimum of two years working experience in education and Community development
  • Practical application of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA)
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of other community mobilization techniques
  • Passionate about contributing to development in rural communities
  • Understanding of gender issues, participatory development, adult education techniques and community development
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets;
  • Proficiency with information technologies and data processing software (Word, Excel, Internet, etc);
  • Knowledge of results based management;


How To Apply

Please send your CV and a one (1) page letter you are applying to and detailing your interest and motivation to the following address:[email protected]

Please mark both CV and Motivation letter with the location you are applying to.

Application Deadline: 15th August 2011
Interviews: 23rd and 24th August 2011

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