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Project Officer

Job Description

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

Purpose of the Position: To coordinate the implementation and monitoring of Literacy Boost (LB) projects within the two APs through capacity building, networking, partnership and participation of children and community leaders.

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.

  • Ensure direct implementation of and/or make sure that different LB initiatives related to components are being implemented effectively.

  • Build capacity of volunteers, communities, and partners and other partners in Education on literacy initiatives.

  • Participate in children monitoring in communities to ensure participation of children and their families in literacy boost community action activities.

  • Establish and maintain contact with other organizations, or other groups doing similar activities to explore opportunities to improve project implementation.

  • Ensure implementation of Audit and Risk Assessment recommendations in Literacy Boost projects and their impact areas within the cluster.

  • Facilitate and report (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) on literacy projects outputs and outcomes in communities.

The Candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with English, Twi or linguistics or Early Childhood.

  • Professional technical skill desired

  • Experience: At least three (3) years in the similar field and development facilitation.

Competencies

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

  • Proven ability to communicate on Education and Life Skills topics with diverse groups i.e. GES at the local levels, Partners, etc.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to support in the development and roll out of Education and Life Skills 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.

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 Coordinator.