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Food Security and Economic Development Project Officer

Job Description

Food Security & Economic Development Project Officer – Job Summary

To coordinate the implementation and monitoring of Food Security and Economic Development projects within the Cluster through capacity building, networking, partnership and participation of children and community leaders.

The Package

  • The positions will be based in any of the following locations: Krachi, Nkwanta, Ga West, Mpohor Wassa, Ashanti, Kintampo, Sekyere East, Saboba, Gushiegu, Bawku and Savelugu.

  • S/He reports to the Cluster Programmes Manager of any of the locations above.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out needs assessment and reviews in communities to determine development interventions that are required and are consistent with World Vision Ghana strategic plan.

  • Coordinate the preparation of Food Security and Economic Development projects plans and budgets within the cluster.

  • Ensure availability of qualitative and quantitative Food Security and Economic Development data and information.

  • Build capacity of Development Facilitators, volunteers, communities, Church and Government partners and other partners in Food Security and Economic Development issues.

  • Participate in children mapping and monitoring processes in communities to ensure participation of children and their families in Area Programs activities this includes Registered Children and the most vulnerable.

  • Facilitate communication between Registered Children and their sponsors and ensure that Sponsorship Key Performance indicators are met in the different Area Programs forming the cluster.

  • Participate in Registered Children registering, monitoring and data processing for marketing.

  • Ensure implementation of Audit and Risk Assessment recommendations in Food Security and Economic Development projects and their impact areas within the cluster.

  • Facilitate and report (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) on Food Security and Economic Development activities, outputs, outcomes and impact on child well-being in Area Programs communities.

  • Ensure effective representation of World Vision cluster office at District and Regional events related to Food Security and Economic Development where World Vision is invited and report on them to the cluster programmes manager.

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • BA /BSC Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Development Studies /Planning, or related field. Master’s Degree is an advantage.

  • Three (3) years in development facilitation.

  • Monitoring, reporting and proposal writing skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Proven ability to communicate on Food Security topics with diverse groups i.e. farmers, managers, etc.

  • Ability to support in the development and roll out of food security and economic development programs/projects.

  • Good development and facilitation skills, including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups/ partners.

  • Strong communicator at all levels with interpersonal skills, ability and commitment to listen to others.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the empowerment of the poor in rural communities.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and key partners.

  • Experience in community entry and mobilization and development facilitation.

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills.