Position title : Project Director, Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST)
Position location : Accra, Ghana
Eligibility : Local National; must be legally entitled to work in Ghana
Reports to : WUSC Ghana Country Director
Contract term : 2 years with possibility of renewal
Deadline : 15th February, 2020
WUSC is a leading Canadian international development organization that works with and through its southern partners to promote sustainable development.
Founded in 1957 and currently working in 22 countries worldwide with an annual budget of approximately $45 million dollars, WUSC’s mission is to foster human development and global understanding through education and training.
Our internationally recognized programs support youth, women and other marginalized populations, focusing on three thematic areas of education, employment and empowerment.
Globally, WUSC works with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that can be leveraged to support our work.
The INVEST Project :
The Innovation in Non-Traditional Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST) project is a 5 year initiative, funded by the Government of Canada, that will build sustainable pathways to enhanced economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive growth for young urban women in Accra, Kumasi, and Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.
Working in high growth sectors, the initiative will test and scale innovative, sustainable models to improve the enabling environment, reduce gender-specific barriers to women’s economic participation, and enhance access to decent work for marginalized women in non-traditional sectors.
Nature and Scope :
The Project Director oversees the strategic and operational implementation of the INVEST project in Ghana. The Project Director manages relationships with key stakeholders, including national and local Governments, project partners, local partners, the private sector and the donor.
Reporting to the WUSC Ghana Country Director, and working in close collaboration with the Senior Program Officer (SPO) in WUSC Ottawa, the INVEST Project Director is responsible for the following :
Technical Direction & Project Management
Convene and coordinate the project steering and advisory committees, and any other committees that may be established, at regular intervals and as needed.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Maintain regular communication with WUSC in Canada to ensure alignment with WUSC M&E policies, procedures and tools and enable appropriate support, as needed.
Human Resources Management
Ensure that the emergency, security and safeguarding procedures established by WUSC with respect to volunteers, WUSC personnel and partners are implemented, updated and enforced.
Financial & Office Management
Maintain the required administrative and project infrastructure of staff, field offices and equipment.
Risk Management & Security Preparedness
Donor Liaison & Coordination
Ensure coordination with GAC and assigned Project personnel as required in conjunction or consultation with WUSC HQ
Ensure GAC approval of official communications via communiques, brochures, radio spots or other media in Ghana
Communications and Promotion
Represent the project in official communications in Ghana
Develop and implement a Communications strategy in Ghana in consultation with WUSC’sCommunication team at HQ
Develop promotional materials as appropriate for dissemination or use in Ghana
Qualifications : Education
Experience and Competencies
Experience in capacity building with local partner organizations and a commitment to a participatory partnership approach to development.
Superior oral and written skills in English.
WUSC offers a dynamic work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world.
We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations.
Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment.
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.