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Calls For Applications At CARE Ghana

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CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. Our mission around the world is to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

Our Core Values describe who we are, what we do, and how we do it

Transformation

We believe in urgent action, innovation, and the necessity of transformation – within the world and our own organization.

Integrity

We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.

Diversity

We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices, and joining together we can solve the world’s most complex problems.

Equality

We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual; we know that change happens through people.

Excellence

We challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance, tapping the best of the human spirit to create impact.

Job Description

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), Inc. doing business as CARE International in Ghana is seeking a talented, motivated, and innovative Community Extension Project Officer – Women Rear Project, who will be the lead person on the project facilitating the implementation of project activities in the Bawku West District.

His/Her primary responsibility will be to facilitate the implementation of Chicken and Goats vaccine delivery activities through the use of tested CARE models such as Farmer Field and Business School, Village Savings and Loans Association, and other appropriate models aimed at addressing women’s needs in the Poultry and Small Ruminant Sector.

S/he will support in the implementation of work plans developed with communities and stakeholders and ensure the field implementation of project activities

We are committed to advancing gender equality and diversity in the workplace and to growing our pool of young talent.

JOB PROFILE

The Community Extension Project Officer for the project will be the lead person on the project facilitating the implementation of project activities in the Bawku West District.

His/Her primary responsibility will be to facilitate the implementation of Chicken and Goats vaccine delivery activities through the use of tested CARE models such as Farmer Field and Business School, Village Savings and Loans Association, and other appropriate models aimed at addressing women’s needs in the Poultry and Small Ruminant Sector.

S/he will support in the implementation of work plans developed with communities and stakeholders and ensure the field implementation of project activities and M&E plans.

In collaboration with other stakeholders in the district, the Community Extension Project Officer will ensure cross-learning among different initiatives that are geared towards improving the livelihoods of women smallholder farmers.

With the support of the Principal, Investigator s/he will document experiences from the implementation of the project for sharing at various levels. The position is based in Bawku West District but will be required to travel from time to time to Tamale for work.

The Community Extension Project Officer will report directly to the MEAL Coordinator who will be based in the Tamale Sub-Office. This position will be based in Zebilla, Upper East Region.

Some Key Responsibilities

  • Mobilize communities for the implementation of the Project using FFBS as a major platform for capacity
  • Strengthen relationship and linkages between key stakeholders in the Chicken and Small Ruminant
  • Maintain close collaboration with project stakeholders, other projects, and the Food, Water, and Nutrition Security (FWNS) program.
  • Facilitate capacity-building programs for various groups the project is working with i.e producer groups, marketing committees, male gender champions, etc.
  • Mobilize community leaders and existing institutions such as TA to provide the requisite support for the implementation of project activities.
  • Provide specific technical advice, training, and extension in some of the following: good husbandry practices; off-farm and marketing activities, linkages, local institutional development.

Required Skills or Experience

Knowledge

  • Strong experience and knowledge of PLA tools and training methodologies, community mobilization

Experience

  • At least three (3) years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of three years of field practical experience in working with rural communities, including women groups.
  • Proven experience and understanding of nutrition and food security issues linked to gender and women’s empowerment.
  • Experience in working with partners.

Competencies

  • Excellent people management and team leadership skills; ability to get diverse groups of people to work effectively together with vision and purpose
  • Proven and demonstrable facilitation skills, negotiation skills, and networking skills including facilitating change, innovation, and initiating action
  • Commitment to and understanding of a process and livelihood approach to development
  • Excellent professionalism, relationship building, and communication skills
  • Adherence to CARE’s core values and competencies
  • Good spoken English and excellent English writing skills
  • Computer skills that must include Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Fluency in relevant local languages.
  • Good report writing, and Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player
  • Ability to effectively work independently and outside of conventional office environments, if needed.

Qualifications

  • A minimum qualification of the first degree in a relevant discipline such as Agriculture, Animal Science, agronomy, Agric Extension, and Training.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your application (CV and cover letter) via email to hr.ghana@care.org with “COMMUNITY EXTENSION PROJECT OFFICER Application” in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE: The submission deadline is Friday, 4 February 2022.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

CARE has zero-tolerance for fraud and corruption. We DO NOT collect fees or request financial information from job applicants at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked for payment or experience any irregularities during this process, please report your concerns anonymously via https://secure.ethicspoint.eu/domain/media/en/gui/100612/index.html


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