Project Coordinator
Plan International Ghana
Sunyani, Ghana
4d ago
source : Current Jobs in Ghana

Plan International Ghana is looking for a Project Coordinator to work with a team of professionals and coordinate high quality programming and results in the Bono Region on a project titled Women’s Innovation for Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) .

The WISE Project seeks to leverage the enormous potential and agency of Ghanaian women entrepreneurs aged 19 to 55 years in rural and peri-urban areas by employing both demand- and supply-side interventions to contribute to increased realization of rights to economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive economic growth in 3 districts in Bono and Ahafo regions (Sunyani Municipal, Tano North and Techiman Municipal) and 2 districts in Northern region (Kumbungu and Tolon).

The project will start in February 2020, has a duration of 4 years, and a budget of over 5.5 million EUR.

Dimensions of Role :

  • The project coordinator will work with stakeholders at districts / municipal level to address root causes of gender inequalities through gender-transformative approaches.
  • This includes an express need to ensure meaningful male engagement to support women’s improved agency.
  • Feminist principles of collaboration, participation, transparency and respect for the agency of women entrepreneurs will be integrated in all aspects of this role.
  • The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating quality programming and results, financial management and compliance, stakeholder and partner relations, and donor deliverables at districts / municipal levels.
  • He / she will coordinate the establishment of women-friendly business hubs (HerHubs), which will serve as a one-stop shop’ for women to access gender-responsive services to start and grow small enterprises, feminist and results-oriented economic empowerment program planning, implementation and reporting.
  • The post-holder will be based in Sunyani and travel to project communities where the WISE project operate for approximately 70% of her / his time.
  • Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position :

  • What is done and why , but not how ; include indicators for success
  • Please state why each activity is done and the indicators for success
  • Form and Develop women groups association with appropriate cooperative Values and Principles
  • Work with LNGOs to facilitate groups as entry for project interventions
  • Facilitate an institutional framework for women association / groups and other apex entities with clear linkages with individual associations.
  • Facilitate and develop capacity programme to deliver governance, strategic planning, financial management, conflict management and human resources management pertaining to associations and groups.
  • Monitor and provide semi-annual tracking report of the growth and development in governance, management and overall development of self-groups and associations related to the project.
  • Qualification Required & Experience

  • Minimum of 1st Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development plus 4 years in a mix economic growth / trade, Green Business, Value Chain Competitiveness, Investment Promotion or Agriculture Development.
  • Proven experience in Agricultural Value Chains, Enterprise Development, Green Businesses and Financial Inclusion
  • Progressive experience working for INGOs in increasingly at community and regional level.
  • Capacity building experience in project design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated behaviours needed by the postholder to successfully perform the role :

  • Passion for feminist principles, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.
  • Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.
  • Inclusive and empowering approach to leadership and project management.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, natural ability to manage diverse opinions and agendas, finding win-win solutions in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.
  • Flexible and adaptable work style to respond to an evolving context.
  • Inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice.

  • Strong understanding of feminist principles, gender equality, and women’s socio-economic empowerment.
  • Strong understanding of feminist monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management tools and approaches.
  • Strong understanding and proven application of project cycle management.
  • Strong experience in partnership management and aptitude for cultivating strong relationships with multiple stakeholders including private sector organizations, government, and donors.
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time sensitive environment, track project performance, meet deadlines, and ensure high quality deliverables.
  • 28 February, 2020

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