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Project Coordinator

Job Description

World Vision Ghana (WVG) is looking for a highly qualified, proactive, and motivated person to fill the position of Project Coordinator – Literacy Boost.

Purpose of the Position: To work collaboratively with school and district education office to coordinate and provide technical support to the project to implement the literacy boost program. This includes in-school interventions community action, creation of reading materials in mother tongue, and assessment of children’s literacy performance.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Support design of Literacy Boost project & Area Plans education project in accordance with requirements for literacy program.

  • Manage the project budget & provide budget guidance/advice to field offices implementing Literacy Boost.

  • Oversee the effective management of the LB pilot phase & assist the scale-up of initiatives from FY16.

  • Working with Education technical specialists to develop additional content to programming components like reading camp curriculum, parental awareness raising workshops and teacher training resources.

  • Work with the National Office Education Specialist to engage technical specialists to support training, monitoring and other program quality issues.

  • Work closely with Teachers, Circuit supervisors, School Management Committees, and Reading Camp Facilitators within two APSs providing critical guidance and input in the implementation of literacy boost program.

  • With assistance from DME coordinators, utilize LEAP framework for monitoring and evaluating project progress.

  • With assistance from NO staff, establish a knowledge management system that supports documentation & sharing of project learnings and progress.

The Candidate must have:

  • Cert A, B.ED, in education or related field.

  • Master’s degree an advantage

  • Professional technical skill desired (certification in Education or/ Planning)

  • Minimum of (3) years experience in working in the Education sector.

  • Experience working in rural communities is important.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong background in pedagogy, history of education and other education components

  • Deliver high level program management results.

  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships with management and to influence decision making.

  • Ability to think creatively and generate solutions in collaborative way to improve program effectiveness.

  • High degree of written competence, especially in report writing and communications to external audiences.

  • Strong skills in networking with education sector stakeholders in the field as well as other network of educators or organizations.

  • Strong facilitation skills with community stakeholders.

  • Capacity to mentor and build capacity of staff and community stakeholders.

  • Interest and ability to relate positively to children, staff and parents.

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.

The Package

  • The position is based in Afram Plains / Fanteakwa with some amount of domestic travel.

  • The position comes with an attractive salary package

  • S/He reports to the Project Manager.