DISTRICT COORDINATOR

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Accra, Ghana

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

 

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

 

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Plan international Ghana is looking to employ the services of a highly skilled, experienced and qualified professionals in the role of District Coordinators  for urban districts within Kumasi and Accra.

 

This position will help facilitate and advance Plan International’s engagement with target communities, program beneficiaries as well as key stakeholders.

 

ABOUT YOU

The Lead District Coordinator will work with stakeholders at the districts/municipal and community level to support the implementation of the Project’s activities to support learning outcomes for out of school and in-school student. The Lead District Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating quality programming and results, financial management and compliance, stakeholder and partner relations, and donor deliverables at the district and community level.

 

 

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and holding relevant professional qualifications.

  • Excellent knowledge of methods and channels for engaging with a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Previous experience delivering CBE

  • A comprehensive knowledge of good communications and engagement practice and of how to translate practice into innovative and effective solutions.

  • 4 years of experience of working in community engagement and/or communications, and on educational projects.

 

Key skills & Competencies

  • Skills in community organization and meeting facilitation

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other ICT skills

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and with multi- and interdisciplinary teams

  • Must have valid Motorbike license and experience in ridding in rough terrain

  • Proficiency in reading and speaking any of the following languages: Akuapem Twi, Asanti Twi, Ewe, Dangme, Ga.

  • Should be familiar with the culture of project districts

  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to engage and build relationships with a range of stakeholders

  • Strong organisational and planning skills

  • Ability to prioritise in the face of competing demands, and proven success in delivering work personally (and through others) to tight deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enabling the post holder to influence at all levels and to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Computer literacy enabling the effective use of the Microsoft suite of packages including Outlook.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other experienced professionals including school principals, assistant principals, teachers, and other colleagues.

  • Ability to maintain discretion regarding confidential matters.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work under little or no supervision for long hours  

  • Good team player and a forward-looking person

 

Desirable

  • University degree in Education

  • Teaching experience

  • Accreditation in school leadership and teacher training

  • Experience in Inclusive education in the education sector in Ghana in mainstream and non-mainstream settings

  • Experience providing capacity building to Primary and Junior High School teachers

  • Familiarity with primary teaching, pedagogy and assessment frameworks

  • Experience with the state education system/curricula in Ghana.

  • Proven experience in curriculum design for English and Maths and gender-specific training

 

 

Please click the link to view the full job profile and Job Description for the role: JD - District Coordinators

 

Location: Accra

Type of Role: Project Coordination

Reports to: Project Manager

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 23rd July, 2024

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.