Project Officer
Farm Radio International
5d ago
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Job Summary

The Project Officer will be responsible for implementing the activities of the impact programming projects in Ghana according to Farm Radio Standards

  • Minimum Qualification : Degree
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 5 years
  • Job Description

    1) Execute Project Implementation

    The Project Officer will be responsible for implementing the activities of the impact programming projects in Ghana according to the organizational approaches, the highest quality standards and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, including farmers, donors, partner radio stations, agricultural extension services and project partners.

    More specifically, the tasks includes :

    Project planning

    Contribute to the development and revision of Project Implementation Plans (PIP) of projects and the launch of their activities,

    Develop, review and execute monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for project activities in accordance with approval procedures established by FRI, including project launch, implementation, monitoring, adaptation, evaluation and preparation of reports,

    Support the development of project spending plans and the monitoring of its execution in accordance with the planning established at the start of the period

    Project implementation

    Ensure all activities run according to the work plans and spending plans : Coordinate directly with in-country project partners, Convene regular project team meetings, Report to regular internal project review meetings

    Ensure compliance with FRI policies and procedures, including risk assessment, expense variance, documentation, archiving, etc.

    Develop various basic documents for the implementation of project activities, including terms of reference and activity implementation reports,

    Contribute and support the development and implementation of radio program plans as well as audience feedback plans, including the organization (logistical aspects) of workshops to design radio programs, in-station trainings

    Support the activities of collecting, processing and archiving data and products resulting from the execution of project activities, including radio broadcasts and feedbacks, success stories and testimonials, lessons learned, reports , evaluations, etc.

    Write specific activity reports as well as periodic reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) for the project, ensuring that requirements are taken into account and deadlines are met

    Mobilize, with support from the radio craft team, the contribution of the project's knowledge partners in the production and broadcasting of quality programs

    Ensure the achievement of results in relation to gender equality and produce the necessary progress reports

    Promote the participation of women / girls in project activities, especially in decision-making, throughout the project cycle

    Work with women's organizations to promote women's rights

    Lead implementation of planned activities

  • Formative research (or recruit and supervise consultants)
  • Key stakeholder group contact, training
  • Coordinate baseline, midline, end line surveys
  • Oversee Program production and delivery
  • 2) Program Development (DP)

    Under the supervision of the Country Representative as well as the Senior Program Development Manager, the person will contribute to the effective implementation of program development processes in Ghana to the highest standards and to the satisfaction of FRI.

    More specifically, the tasks include :

    Identify funding opportunities for new projects or programs as well as new strategic partners in the country

    Support the development of concept notes or new proposals for submission to development partners and donors

    Strengthen and maintain good partnership and collaborative relationships between the organization and partners (current or future) through, among other things, successful implementation of project activities, participation in strategic meetings and meetings, production of documents visibility of the project, including its results

    3) Monitoring and Evaluation

    Design, with the support of the Knowledge Management team, logic models and performance measurement frameworks and monitoring and evaluation plans

    Contribute to the design of survey tools and other evaluation instruments

    Work with country teams to prepare for implementation of surveys proposing sampling methods and sizes, preparation of questions, testing of surveys in relevant software, pilot-testing questions

    Train enumerators, monitor inflow of data, troubleshoot data collection as needed, suggest course corrections

    Analyze data generated by surveys, interviews, qualitative assessments, listeners' responses to on-air / online surveys

    Write baseline study, mid-term evaluation and final evaluation reports

    Write project briefs highlighting project results, learnings and implications in terms of best practices

    Organize or contribute to the experience of capitalization processes with partners and project stakeholders

    Ensure the integration of gender equality monitoring and evaluation tools

    4) Other

  • Assist MLE activities in other English-Speaking West African Countries
  • Support Green Leaf and Radio Network related activities
  • Qualifications and Competencies

    Degree in Project Management, Social Science, Communication, Agriculture, Statistics and having masters degree is an advantage

    Five years or more of experience in project management and reporting, preferably communication for development Projects

    Minimum of three years’ experience in designing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation component in communication and development projects

    Experience with the development and implementation of outcome evaluations.

    Strong technical skills in social science research including qualitative & quantitative research methods, and knowledge of internationally acceptable research protocols

    Very good knowledge of gender issues, empowerment of women and girls, preferably in the agriculture and food security sector

    Strong capacity for facilitating participatory, multi-stakeholder initiatives

    Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

    Willingness to travel

    Very good written and oral communication skills in English skills and understanding of other national languages as well as French would be an asset

    Skills in the use of electronic communication tools, in particular the window package (word, excel, powerpoint, messaging, skype)

    Significant knowledge of the principles of gender equality and women's rights and experience in integrating these principles into the project cycle

    Knowledge and experience in project development and implementation, including project cycle management and results-based management

    Knowledge of broadcasting and ICT

    Knowledge of agriculture and health practices in sub-Saharan Africa

    Knowledge of the requirements of national or international development partners and donors and strategic or implementing partners in West Africa

    Experience working with international NGOs

    Knowledge of the Feminist International Aid Policy of Canadia

    Method of application

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to ghana

    FRI is an employer who subscribes to the principle of equal access to employment and is committed to applying non-discriminatory practices.

    Please note that we will only contact those candidates selected for an interview.

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