YHFG AND ITS FUTURE PARTNER, SOCODEVI IS LOOKING FOR A PROJECT COORDINATOR
At SOCODEVI and YHFG, we believe in the importance of a diverse workplace and commit to the principles of inclusive and equal employment. We specifically encourage women and minorities to apply to this posting.
The Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana is a youth focused Non‐Governmental Organization which is also non‐partisan and with no religious affiliation. The Foundation was founded in 2002 with head office based in Bolgatanga in the Upper East region of Ghana. The guiding belief is that helping the deprived youth of the north of Ghana to conserve and develop their physical and mental strength through education, entrepreneurial training and improved living conditions is the right way to ensure their viability to society and fight poverty.
SOCODEVI is a network of cooperative entreprises and mutuals that share their technical expertise and knowledge with partners in developing countries to create, protect and distribute wealth. Through the development of the cooperative, mutual or other forms of association, SOCODEVI contributes to the sustainable development of the countries where it operates with the aim of ensuring that populations take charge of themselves.
The PROCED, a five‐year project funded by the Government of Canada, aims to support the development of women in parboiled rice production in the Upper East region through the reinforcement capacity of producers, co‐operative enterprises and public and private partners.
This person coordinates the project activities to achieve the expected results in the assigned area. She or he is responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of activities related to her or his area. She or he is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the multidisciplinary team under her or his responsibility and certain administrative tasks to support results‐based management. In addition, she or he will be responsible for building the capacity of coop businesses support, coordinating activities with them and participating in the evaluation of activities to foster organizational learning. This person undertakes to assume all of her or his tasks and responsibilities by applying SOCODEVI’s Gender Equality Policy and Environmental Policy.
Responsibilities and Tasks
• Create and strengthen relationships with project stakeholders (beneficiaries, partner organizations and public and private actors);
• overview the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual work plans of the administrative, technical‐environmental, gender equality and organizational development teams;
•Write various reports related to results‐based management.
Capacity building and advisory support
• Provide consulting support on all aspects of the development of the cooperative enterprise (during follow‐up missions in the field or by distance) related to the follow‐up of the training offered and the management tools implemented in order to ensure the consolidation of skills (know‐how) and ownership;
• Support and advise the boards and staff of partner organizations in their activities:
o Follow‐up and development of work plan and annual budget, business plan, strategic plans;
o Mobilization of members;
o Development of products and services adapted to climate change and the needs of
women and men members;
o Search for business opportunities;
o Organization of meetings;
o Production and analysis of financial statements;
o Monitoring of operations;
o Management of human resources.
• Relevant degree in administration, project management, rural development or equivalent;
• Post‐graduate education is an added advantage.
• Related work experience may be substituted for some of the educational requirements
• Proven experience in managing multidisciplinary teams;
• Proven experience in managing relationships and activities with various public and private partners;
• Proven experience in project coordination, ideally rural development projects or in relation to cooperative enterprises and farmer‐based organizations;
Desired Skills and Personal Qualities
• Proficiency in spoken and written English;
• Commitment to gender equality and equity;
• Ability to communicate;
• Ability to work in a team;
• Ability to analyze and summarize;
• Ability to rally various stakeholders;
• Ability to design and adapt capacity building programs and training tools;
• Ability to mobilize to foster empowerment;
• Proficiency in local languages (Gurune, Kusaal, Kasem) and French, an asset.
• Active listening
• Proactivity and autonomy
• Critical mind
• Negotiating skills
• Conflict Management Skills
• Group animation skills
• Knowledge of results‐based management;
• Knowledge of the rural context;
• Knowledge of the rice sector;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint suite;
• Knowledge of the cooperative model and the laws that govern it.
• Knowledge in accounting and procedures
• Competitive salary;
• Work schedule: Monday to Friday with work during weekends when required;
• Frequent travel in the Upper East Region;
• Periodic meetings in Accra.
Applications should be submitted to the Executive Director, Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana via email: email@example.com or by post, Box 656, Bolgatanga. For further inquiries, call
Deadline: 31st December 2018