Program Officer

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Published on 19.12.2017

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Program Officer

• Review and adjust Uniterra partner capacity assessment tools to fit local and partner context and requirements (ie. gender considerations) while ensuring that key reporting data is captured consistently, consolidated and transferred to the M&E Specialist in Ottawa.
• Administer the capacity assessment tool (CAT) to local partners and provide set of recommendations on partner context , current organizational capacity and future needs
• Follow up on Capacity Development Plans of Uniterra Partners to ensure that Uniterra is delivering on results and document gaps for consideration.
• Conduct the necessary data analysis from organizational capacity assessments and workshops to inform local needs and produce useful results
• Co-design, administer, or supervise data collection activities in relation to volunteer and partner activities.

Volunteer mobilization and support:

• Provide support to local partners, program support volunteers and the Country Coordinator, specifically regarding in-country orientation, security implement procedures to support volunteers upon their arrival in Ghana and for their entire stay in country (housing, security, living and working conditions, end of contract issues and emergency medical evacuations).
• Periodically review online annual work plan to ensure it is up to date.
• Organize appropriate training/orientation sessions, taking into account the specifics of each mandate, in preparation for the arrival of North-South volunteers and the departure of South-North volunteers.
• Coordinate and provide support to partners and volunteers specifically in relation to reporting and gender and youth issues.

Responsibilities / Duties

The responsibilities / duties shall include but not be limited to the following:

• Recruitment and selection-direct and manage the recruitment and selection process and train line managers in interviewing and assessments procedures
• Performance management and improvement systems
• Organization development
• Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns regarding employees
• Employee on boarding, development, needs assessment, and training
• Employee safety, welfare, wellness and health
• Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, key employee retention and development, and high performance

Required profile for job ad : Program Officer

• Degree in Social Sciences (economic development, business development or development studies) or relevant work experience deemed as equivalent.

Experience and Competencies

• Two (2) years of experience in gender and youth programming
• Relevant experience in M&E using the results based Management
• Relevant experience in working in intercultural teams and experience in volunteer management
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of economic development policies and strategies, particularly in relation to the agricultural sector, business development, youth entrepreneurship, employability, and vocational and technical training.
• An innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.
• Proficiency with information technologies and computer skills (Word, Excel, the Internet, etc.) and familiarity with Google Drive and Gmail an asset.
• Adherence to the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion principles.


Closing Date: 31 December, 2017

Job criteria for job ad : Program Officer
Job category:
R&D, project management
Services other
Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
Greater Accra
City :Accra
Experience level:
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language:

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