APPLY NOW: CARE International Recruitment 2020

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for CARE International Recruitment 2020.

CARE International is one of the World’s leading humanitarian and development organizations. Founded in 1945, CARE has been fighting global poverty and defending the dignity of people around the world, working in over 90 countries around the globe.It is a global confederation of 14 members and 4 candidates/affiliate organizations working together to end poverty.

In 2017, CARE worked in 93 countries around the world, implementing 950 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects. We reached more than 62 million people directly and 216 million people indirectly.

Recruitment Description

  • Company: CARE International
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Women Empowerment Officer (WEE)

Women Economic Empowerment Officer (WEE) for PROSPER II PROJECT.  PROSPER II is a 3-year project that seeks to strengthen the financial inclusion of women in cocoa-farming households, empower women through agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood options, improve nutrition and strengthen the capacity of communities to advocate for more inclusive governance structures. PROSPER II will work in 156 communities in the Western Region of Ghana and associated with Cargill’s supply chain with focus aligned with Cargill’s core pillars of addressing farmer livelihoods, food security and nutrition, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

PROSPER II will be operational in 7 cocoa districts – Sefwi-Wiawso, Asawinso, Anhwiaso, Awaso, Debiso, Essam and Asempaneye, all in the Western Region of Ghana. The ultimate aim of the PROSPER project is to improve food security and nutrition and the social-economic empowerment of cocoa farming households.

Job Summary:

  • The WEE Officer will be based in Kumasi and will have overall responsibility in the facilitating and coordination of all VSLA related activities including additional livelihood components of the PROSPER project. He/she will ensure all proposed objectives and targets are achieved concerning VSLA activities including guidance to successful formation of VSLAs, Rapid Appraisal of Income Generating Activities (IGA), Value Chain Analysis, beneficiary training on business/entrepreneurial skills. The incumbent will ensure regular field visits to monitor activities and conduct timely weekly and monthly reporting. The WEE Officer will report to the Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Facilitate training and capacity building for beneficiaries and VSLA agents
  • Conduct awareness /sensitization on VSLA and IGA activities among communities and local leaders.
  • Facilitate community vulnerability process in coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in target communities to define community gaps and provide basis for planning.
  • Develop work plans (Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly) to ensure effective implementation of VSLA related activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan.
  • Facilitate the identification and/or formation and mobilization of local structures such as VSLA groups, IGA groups, and marketing groups in the villages and district.
  • Facilitate beneficiary identification in consultation with communities and local leaders using set of criteria.
  • Facilitate the identification of village level VSLA agents to enhance community awareness and ownership/sustainability of VSLA approach.
  • Follow up the day to day progress of VSLA groups and make recommendation for improving the project according to activity results
  • Coach, supervise and mentor the village agents for effective facilitation and support of VSLA and Income generating activities.
  • Strengthen the capacity of partners. i.e. local government representatives on VSLA and IGAs
  •  Facilitate and organize exposure or exchange visits and any other events for the beneficiaries to foster learning and experience sharing.
  • Ensure VSLAs social funds is available to those members who face acute stress to act as emergency resource and ensure timely availability of project matching funds.
  • Making sure balanced gender (Men, Women and Youth) in the representation and participation of the project.
  • Liaise with the Program Manager for all decisions related to VSLAs and additional livelihoods and carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Line supervisor.
  • Work with the M&E Officer to track progress of the savings groups, VSLAs and IGA activities to see if targets set in the annual work plan are achieved.
  • Consolidate/compile monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports and special events showing achievements, lessons, constraints and recommendations which should be submitted to relevant authority at the agreed time

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Community development, sociology and any other relevant experience in microfinance, livelihoods, IGA and VSLA methodology.
  • At least 2 years’ experience on community development/ training of savings groups, food security agriculture and non-agricultural livelihoods.
  • Excellent facilitating and training skills
  • Working experience in resilience initiatives or programs is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with principles and practice of savings-led microfinance and with strong awareness of challenges faced by traditional methodologies
  • Practical experience VSLA MIS version 3.0 is an added advantage
  • Clear knowledge of the region of operation is added advantage.
  • Willingness to travel to all project locations on regular basis.
  • Experience in working with Non-Governmental organizations, UN agencies and local communities, local authorities and Local NGOs.
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Working experience in project operational areas and experience with similar assignments.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use standard computing packages such as word, excel, power point, spreadsheets and database software programs.
  • Strong communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines;
  • Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties.

Job Title: Project Officer (Prosper II Project)

Project Officer for PROSPER II PROJECTPROSPER II is a 3-year project that seeks to strengthen the financial inclusion of women in cocoa-farming households, empower women through agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood options, improve nutrition and strengthen the capacity of communities to advocate for more inclusive governance structures. PROSPER II will work in 156 communities in the Western Region of Ghana and associated with Cargill’s supply chain with focus aligned with Cargill’s core pillars of addressing farmer livelihoods, food security and nutrition and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

PROSPER II will be operational in 7 cocoa districts – Sefwi-Wiawso, Asawinso, Anhwiaso, Awaso, Debiso, Essam and Asempaneye, all in the Western Region of Ghana. The ultimate aim of the PROSPER project is to improve food security and nutrition and social economic empowerment of cocoa farming households.

Job Summary:

  • The Project Officer will be based in Kumasi and will be required to travel to project communities in the Western region at agreed periods.  The PO will report directly to the PROSPER Project Manager, based in Kumasi. He/She will be responsible for project planning and implementation activities, report writing and any adhoc project activities that may come up.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure systematic and effective implementation of project activities through including but not limited to extensive and regular field visits, and implementing corrective measures to keep the project on the right track for achieving the planned results;
  • Work with M&E to monitor project implementation against work-plan;
  • Work with project team to generate all project reports incorporating data from M&E for review by project manager;
  • Organize regular meetings for the project team members to assess work progress, discuss challenges and constraints, and provide guidance and support;
  • Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project.
  • Liaise with M&E Officer, Communication Officer and Women Economic Empowerment officer for regular documentation of project learning and best practices;
  • Facilitate and organize quarterly District Stakeholder and project team review meetings;
  • Support the PM in dissemination of information and knowledge generated through the project widely and effectively.
  • Support the PM to design, develop and implement project strategies and plans, ensuring they are in line with the project objectives, strategies and principles, and CARE’s mission and vision;
  • Support the PM to design and implement project approaches and methodologies aiming towards community empowerment, partner capacity building, partnerships and policy influence as well as lesson learning;
  • Develop and update quarterly work plans and expenditure plans based on the agreed annual work-plan;
  • Organize planning meetings with relevant parties to develop work-plans and with clearly stated milestones contributing to the achievement of target outputs defined in the project document;
  • Conduct periodic field visits to field offices to ensure efficient and timely implementation of the project activities;
  • Support M&E Officer on design project monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Coordinating and supervising activities of Project Facilitators;
  • Ensure reporting timelines are complied with for all internal and donor reports;
  • Facilitate linkages, learning and synergy between the project and other Sub Office projects;
  • Contribute as required to the development of new program initiatives in the sub office.

Requirements

  • A good first degree from a recognized university preferably in agriculture, social science, community development, education, Management Information System, Project Management experience
  • Three years post qualification experience in a cocoa community development project management environment
  • Relevant experience in capacity building activities and working with cocoa farming communities, CBOs, traditional institutions, NGOs and public sector agencies
  • Strategic and conceptual thinking ability, Critical thinking, creative and analytical
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player
  • Experience in facilitating linkages, relationship building and networking
  • Experienced in smallholder agri-business and capacity building
  • Experience in microfinance, livelihoods, IGA and VSLA methodology is an added advantage
  • Good speaking and writing skills in English and ability to communicate in Twi (Akan
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders (strong demonstrable report writing skills).
  • Strong facilitation, People Skills, Integrity and Resilience / Adaptation and flexibility
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Communication and Public Relations Experience

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Prosper II Project)

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M & E) for PROSPER II PROJECT. PROSPER II is a 3-year project that seeks to strengthen the financial inclusion of women in cocoa-farming households, empower women through agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood options, improve nutrition and strengthen the capacity of communities to advocate for more inclusive governance structures. PROSPER II will work in 156 communities in the Western Region of Ghana and associated with Cargill’s supply chain with focus aligned with Cargill’s core pillars of addressing farmer livelihoods, food security and nutrition and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

PROSPER II will be operational in 7 cocoa districts – Sefwi-Wiawso, Asawinso, Anhwiaso, Awaso, Debiso, Essam and Asempaneye, all in the Western Region of Ghana. The ultimate aim of the PROSPER project is to improve food security and nutrition and social economic empowerment of cocoa farming households.

Job Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be based in Kumasi and will be required to travel to all project communities in Western North Region at agreed periods. The M&E Officer will report directly to the PROSPER Project Manager, based in Kumasi. The M&E Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the project. He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the project. He/she will also provide technical assistance to project team in relation to monitoring and reporting.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the M&E plan of the project.
  • Maintain and operate the management information system of all project training activities that is periodically updated to reflect progress and performance
  • Maintain and operate the M&E Database of the project.
  • Generate and provide required information and data on all variables and indicators (activity, potput,outcome and impact levels) required for preparing regular project implementation and progress reports
  • Implement all M&E processes of the project
  • Use GIS in monitoring and Evaluation to improve the effectiveness and communications of results
  • Support Project Manager to comply with Donor and CARE reporting Requirements
  • Liaise with Field Agents of the project for regular documentation of project learning and best practices
  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
  • Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.
  • Track the performance of the project activities and outputs against expected results and adjust implementation processes to ensure the project is progressing towards the intended outcomes and impact.
  • Analyze the impact of projects and promote learning by documentation of best practices. Use this information to support decision-making processes.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager
  • Support the PM to design, develop and implement project strategies and plans, ensuring they are in line with the project objectives, strategies and principles, and CARE’s mission and vision.
  • Support the PM to design and implement project approaches and methodologies aiming towards community empowerment, partner capacity building, partnerships and policy influence as well as lesson learning.
  • Work with other M&E Officers to ensure linkages and synergy between PROPSER Project and other projects in the Sub Office and Country Office

Requirements

  • A minimum qualification of a first degree in Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Management Information System or field related to development with experience in field research
  • Excellent knowledge in Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics will be added advantage
  • At least 3 years of proven experience with;The logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
  • Experience in M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), Planning and implementation of M&E systems
  • Facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders
  • A good experience in Information analysis and report writing
  • A solid understanding of rural development, with a focus on participatory processes, joint management and gender issues.
  • Familiarity with a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building capacities for self-management
  • Willing to undertake regular field visit and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
  • Leadership qualities, personal and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution)
  • Experience in M&E design , data processing & use of data visualization tools
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders (strong demonstrable report writing skills).
  • Strong facilitation, People Skills, Integrity and Resilience / Adaptation and flexibility
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook and database software
  • Excellent Computer skills, Critical thinking, creative and analytical
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player
  • Experience in facilitating linkages, relationship building and networking
  • Good speaking and writing skills in English and ability to communicate in Twi (Akan)
  • Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties

Job Title: Communication Officer (Prosper II Project)

Communication Officer for PROSPER II PROJECT. PROSPER II is a 3-year project that seeks to strengthen the financial inclusion of women in cocoa-farming households, empower women through agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood options, improve nutrition and strengthen the capacity of communities to advocate for more inclusive governance structures.

PROSPER II will work in 156 communities in the Western Region of Ghana and associated with Cargill’s supply chain with focus aligned with Cargill’s core pillars of addressing farmer livelihoods, food security and nutrition and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

PROSPER II will be operational in 7 cocoa districts – Sefwi-Wiawso, Asawinso, Anhwiaso, Awaso, Debiso, Essam and Asempaneye, all in the Western Region of Ghana. The ultimate aim of the PROSPER project is to improve food security and nutrition and social economic empowerment of cocoa farming households.

Job Summary:

The Communications Officer (CO) will be based in Kumasi and will be required to travel to project communities in the Western region at agreed periods.  The CO will report directly to the PROSPER Project Manager, based in Kumasi. He/She will be responsible for leading the communication, media relations and the dissemination of knowledge and success stories through enhanced communication, strengthened knowledge products and publications of the PROSPER project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement communication strategy for the PROSPER project outlining what needs to be communicated (messages) and with whom (targets). The Communication Strategy should be informed by CARE’s Accountability requirements.
  • Appropriately package and disseminate communication materials that convey the scope and breadth of work of PROSPER with farmers, communities and partners and its impact for a variety of audiences identified in the communication strategy
  • Facilitate development communication with stakeholders and partners by employing communication mechanisms to foster dialogue, share information to empower communities and encourage attitudinal and behavioral changes
  • Create platforms for media to engage with duty bearers on follow up issues the project has raised with MMDAs
  • Explore appropriate communication channels and mechanisms to disseminate IEC materials at National, Regional, District and Community levels.
  • Work with project team to produce and disseminate project learning materials, brochures, leaflets and other materials for wider reach and target groups using appropriate channels and mechanisms
  • Support other officers on the project to manage and update project management information system.
  • Facilitate effective communication and sharing of information using innovative IT solutions
  • Write articles/stories, take high-quality photos, and shoot and edit short, compelling videos for CARE and Cargill outreach purposes.
  • Responsible for public outreach and content development of press releases, journalistic articles, publish in approved news portals including online sites and television among others
  • Liaison for media engagement and protocol relations of PROSPER.
  • Develop and implement an annual Knowledge Management Plan that spells out the process of generation, storage, control and provision of knowledge/ information within the project for learning.
  • Coordinate, organize and store project information on Microsoft teams for easy access Create collaborative tools to facilitate sharing of ideas that are of use to colleagues and partners

Requirements

  • A good first degree from a recognized university preferably in communications, media, international development or related field.
  • Formal academic training in public health and research methods (certificate program acceptable).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in international development sector, in (research) communications roles, working in international organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work across cultures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English (verbal and written) with many different functions, cultures and levels in the
  • Organization
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically
  • Experience maintaining an electronic document repository and/or with using web-based tools to maintain collaboration spaces.
  • Scientific journalism experience.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS office), experience in handling of web based management system
  • Experience in data processing & use of data visualization tools
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders (strong demonstrable report writing skills).
  • Strong facilitation, People Skills, Integrity and Resilience / Adaptation and flexibility
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook and database software
  • Critical thinking, creative and analytical
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player
  • Experience in facilitating linkages, relationship building and networking
  • Good speaking and writing skills in English and ability to communicate in Twi (Akan)
  • Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties.
  • Working experience in project operational areas and experience with similar assignments.

How to Apply for CARE International Recruitment

Interested candidates should submit their applications and detailed CVs to the HR Officer, CARE International in Ghana or electronically to [email protected]

PLEASE INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.

The closing date for submission of applications is Thursday 27th February 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applicants should be aware that CARE has zero-tolerance for fraud and corruption and toward any kind of harassment, exploitation, and abuse.

At CARE, we know that recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce is critical to achieving our mission of ending global poverty. CARE defines “diversity” beyond the regular classifications of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability, and includes a diversity of perspectives that uphold CARE’s core values. Our goal is to create and maintain a work environment that promotes diversity in everything we do. We are also committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment for our staff, partners and beneficiaries with specific attention to protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and child protection.

OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH; WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, TO APPLY

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