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Job Title: Gender and Social Protection Advisor
The Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project is a 5-year integrated project funded by the USAID Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative and is designed to contribute to Government of Ghana (GoG) efforts to sustainably reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations. The goal of RING is improved livelihoods and nutritional status of households in Ghana.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Chief of Party (COP)
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. The Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project is an integrated project and partnership under USAID’s Feed the Future initiative designed to support the Government of Ghana’s efforts to sustainably reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations in the region. The Gender and Social Protection Advisor will be a member of the Global Communities’ team in Tamale, Ghana assisting with the successful completion of program objectives in accordance with donor regulations.
• Global Communities is seeking a Gender and Social Protection Advisor who will coordinate with regional and district level offices to successfully prioritize the goals of gender and social protection while integrating these goals into the Ghana RING program. The Gender and Social Protection Advisor will be responsible for undertaking extensive review of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) framework and identifying key areas of interest for the development of RING.
• Coordinate with the regional- and district-level Social Welfare and Community Development Offices toward the successful prioritization of set goals and integration into RING programming;
• Promote the expansion of social protection activities by using data and other compelling information to lobby stakeholders for the inclusion of additional communities;
• Coordinate heavily with the district and regional offices in the following areas: Development of improved household monitoring forms and case files for identified families;
• Collaborate with the RING Governance Team, regional and district government staff, and local civil society organizations to roll out the RING household based gender model pilot activity in 3-5 districts;
• Enroll households into the various social protection programs;
• Work with the livelihoods and M&E team to capture data for documenting best practices on Savings and Loans Associations and Leafy Green Vegetables interventions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent command of written and spoken English, particularly with regard to presentations and preparation of publications and reports.
• Excellent computer skills including proficiency with social media/communication tools.
• Ability and willingness to travel to Ghana, with previous experience working in Africa preferred.
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a complex and rapidly changing environment; excellent interpersonal skills.
Qualification Required & Experience
• Master’s degree in a social science or public policy, or other relevant degree.
• 5-8 years of relevant experience working in gender and social protection with national/international donors, NGOs and public sector institutions (e.g., ministry of health or gender/women’s affairs).
• Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating trainings and dialogues on gender and social protection with diverse stakeholders.
• Demonstrated understanding of best practices in gender-sensitive health and social protection programs and service delivery.
• Experience and understanding of key concepts and ethical considerations for health sector response to gender-based discriminations.
• Strong relationship building/stakeholder relationship management/team building skills, including demonstrated ability to understand and respond to complex cultural contexts and sensitivities.
• High standard of professionalism and ethics; analytical thinking skills; ability to manage multiple tasks easily and deadline oriented.
• HMIS and/or other data analysis experience preferred.
• Experience with USAID and other donors preferred.
• Must be able to physically withstand extreme weather and regular travel on poor road networks with limited infrastructure and supplies.
• Other foreign nationals with valid resident and work permits can apply
How To Apply For The Job
Interested applicant should send application and CVs to:
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Closing Date: 26 September, 2017
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