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Instructional Design and Training Officer At MEDA

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Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for an Instructional Design and Training Officer to join our dedicated and talented team in Ghana on our mission to create business solutions to poverty!

MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.


Global Affairs Canada has provided funding support to MEDA for the Greater Rural Opportunities for Women 2 (GROW2) project.  The GROW2 project is women-focused, driven by a strong market system approach, and fully integrates Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability, Human Rights, Nutrition, and Innovation in its implementation. The Project will increase the economic and social empowerment of women farmers, entrepreneurs, and agribusinesses in the Northern, Savannah, and Upper West Regions of Ghana through increased productivity, and an improved business environment.

The Instructional Design and Training Officer develops a gendered, relevant training curriculum by engaging key value chain stakeholders including strengthening the knowledge base and capacity of smallholder women farmers, entrepreneurs, and agribusinesses in Northern Ghana. The position holder researches relevant training approaches and content for training, develops training curriculum and modules for GROW2 clients and contributes to GROW2’s learning and progress reports by informing the training components.

Reporting to the Monitoring and Impact Measurement Manager, the Advisor will build effective relationships with stakeholders and foster growth by identifying best practices that will enhance the businesses of GROW2 clients and partners and train them on such. The role holder will represent GROW2 in the community and act as an advocate for industry training.

  • Job Status:  Full-time Contract
  • Anticipated Start Date: July 2022
  • Location: Tamale, Ghana


  • Research relevant training approaches and curriculum and remain up to date with developments within the industry/sector
  • Develop and review relevant training curriculum
  • Create printed and instructional materials to be used in training.
  • Coordinate curricula development in a participatory manner
  • Actively seek current training methods and best practices to facilitate training staff, clients, and partners.
  • Assist in planning, creating, and implementing each year’s training courses and materials for each unit.
  • Work with the MIM Manager and other technical experts to develop innovative strategies to deliver quality training
  • Provide weekly activity reports detailing significant events, progress on projects component training by staff and partners
  • Identify new opportunities for business development while interacting with clients and partners
  •  maintain close working relationships with GROW2 implementing partners, often acting in the role of convener and/or coordinator to ensure that knowledge is distilled down and utilized at the client level
  • Contribute to project annual work plans, progress reports, and other MIM, reporting, and communications activities, in collaboration with project staff
  • Develop tools to measure the impact of training interventions

Any other duties and/or requirements as assigned


Education: Minimum of bachelor’s degree (preferably master’s degree) in a relevant field such as education, communications, community development,   international development, agriculture or agribusiness

Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience in the design and execution of impactful training programs – with examples and metrics as evidence.

Previous experience working with an international non-governmental organization (INGO) (highly desired)

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith, vision, and values
  • Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development, and MEDA’s approach to creating business solutions to poverty
  • Previous experience working as a Training Coordinator role is required (desired)
  • Comfortable utilizing information technology and various social media platforms, as well as managing web-CMS, SMS campaigns, and technology-based communications solutions (highly desired)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and local language
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple training initiatives simultaneously
  • Instructional experience in a group business setting preferred
  • Strong understanding of business goals and standards for customer service
  • Experience providing full-scope training materials, from analyzing company needs to lesson planning, development, and implementation
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in creating instructional materials
  • Experience creating yearly training plans and materials for all departments

How To Apply

Interested persons should send in their applications on the companies website: Click Here To Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, June 6, 2022 5:00pm GMT.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis when received. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MEDA is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring such accommodation make their needs known in advance.

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