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Field Assistant-Sustainable Livelihoods

Job Description

Field Assistant – Sustainable Livelihoods

The Field Assistant for the Building Capacity for Sustainable Livelihoods and Health through Public-Private

Linkages in Agriculture and Health Project will assist the Project Officer in conducting all field level management

and coordination of the CIDA funded World Vision project in Ghana. He/she will be involved in

community mobilization, nutrition and health education of communities in Upper Manya Krobo District

(UMKD), provide supportive supervision of Mother-to-Mother Support Groups in UMKD, support

capacity building efforts for improved nutrition for GHS, MOFA and Upper Manya Krobo Rural Bank

(UMKRB) staff and/or agents in UMKD and support documentation of project implementation process

as per the project requirements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between McGill

University and World Vision Inc. He/she will work closely with the Project Officer, Project Coordinator and partners

in the realization of the project goal and objectives. The Field Assistant will support in ensuring CWB

is realized by engaging communities in the operational area to engender their involvement for sustainable

and integrated project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The Package

  • The position is based in Asesewa

  • S/He reports to the Project Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Build relationship within communities as catalyst, broker and facilitator, working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community involvement, support and participation in project planning & implementation with the involvement of relevant stakeholders;

  • Support Project Officer in effective project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned areas to enhance community participation and ownership of project activities;

  • Support Project Officer to prepare and submit quality reports and other project documents, including case studies and stories of human interest, to Project Coordinator as required;

  • Support in facilitation of an on-going community- led co-creation and design process and monitor implementation to ensure that project interventions reflect the needs, opportunities, and capacities of the communities;

  • Support communities and partners in reflection and other learning processes so that lessons are incorporated to inform future work;

  • Support ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project according to the LEAP framework and ensure that learning and documentation of lessons learned and best practices inform management decision making.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • BSc Nutrition

  • Critical and analytical thinking skills;

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

  • Good negotiation and conflict management skills;

  • Skills in mentoring and coaching, especially of CBO leadership at the community level;

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

  • Ability to work in a team and to lead teams;

  • Openness to and eagerness to learn – especially to embrace change and new innovations as well as divergent opinions;

  • Innovation and creativity;

  • Computer Literate;

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

  • Good planning and organizational skills;

  • Demonstrate commitment to WV’s mission and core values;

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

  • Willingness to live and work in difficult and challenging terrains and communities;

  • Ability to adapt easily to different contexts and work under pressure;

  • Strong passion for children and their wellbeing;

  • Willing to perform other duties as required.