Human Resource Development Advisor At WUSC

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WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision.

Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million.

We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.

Job Description

Project Description

Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world.

IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity, and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalized youth, particularly young women.

Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centers, women’s organizations, and youth groups.

In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

Participatory Development Associates Ltd (PDA) supports the processes of empowerment and self-determination in communities, organizations, and individuals.

PDA works with government, non-government and private organizations, as well as multilateral and bilateral organizations in areas such as decentralization, policy analysis and advocacy, poverty and social assessments, reproductive health, including gender and development, issues of governance in education, health, and forestry, organization development with NGOs and other civil society organizations, and monitoring and evaluation.

Their approach is to work with people, in groups, and as individuals, to help them build their awareness of their situation, see it in a wider context, explore options, make decisions and then move towards a chosen future.

  • Assignment ID:  VA-105714
  • Assignment Title: Human Resource Development Advisor
  • Partner:  Participatory Development Associates Ltd
  • Country:  Ghana
  • Duration: 9-10 months
  • Time Commitment:  35 hours

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about community and youth development issues? Do you have Human Resources skills to share?

As the Human Resource Development Advisor with the Participatory Development Associates Ltd in Ghana, you will lead the organization to structure its human resources processes and put in mechanisms to develop and sustain talent development within the organization. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to structure the human resources component of the organization
  • Create a capacity building plan and process for members and staff of the organization’s development
  • Create a talent development strategy and processes for staff development
  • Develop tools and processes to collect and capture data 
  • Use an intersectional lens to ensure the inclusion and participation of young women and other marginalized youth, as well as their representation, in all activities related to the human resources plan
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
  • Ensure that an environmental sustainability lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities and that partners are supported to scan for opportunities to include climate action in their operations, programming, and governance
  • Participate in pre-assignment training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Degree and/or training in business administration/management, human resources, or a related field
  • Previous experience in human resources development and management
  • Ability to provide leadership to a team
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and volunteering
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills, and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with group facilitation and training, including content development, is considered an asset
  • Written and oral fluency in English

Apply today to have an impact on Ghanaian farmers’ incomes!

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

CLOSING DATE: APRIL 01.2022

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Team prior to assignment and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-assignment training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context, and network with other volunteers
  • WUSC country orientation
  • Modest monthly living allowance
  • Pre-assignment medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Debriefing after completion of an assignment
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

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