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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
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    Vibrant Village is a private foundation working to improve food security, family health, financial wellbeing, and education in communities around the world. We make grants to non-profit organizations and directly manage programs from our field offices in Ecuador, Ghana, and Kenya.


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    Small Business Development Officer

    Position: Small Business Development Officer (SBDO)
    Location: Fielmuo/Gwollu with frequent travel to the field
    Reporting to: Livelihood, Food Security and Empowerment Coordinator
    Relationships: Coordinators and Field Officers

     Small Business Development Officer (SBDO)

    The post-holder shall lead VVF Small Business and Enterprise Development Program. He/she shall design and operationalize a Business Development Model/Strategy that empowers small and agro-based enterprises to grow and become financially sustainable. The specific roles and responsibilities of the post-holder are:

    •  Lead the development of small business development strategy
    •  Lead the identification and enrolment of small and agro businesses to participate in the program
    •  Formation and strengthening of small businesses and associations
    • Facilitate linkages and networking among small business owners especially Soap Making groups, VSLAs and FBOs
    •  Support small business owners to develop and implement business development plans
    •  Mentor and coach small businesses to adopt best business practices including but not limited to business registration, records keeping and customer care
    •  Develop guidelines and roll out a revolving fund
    •  Set-up and operationalize VVF mobile business incubation centre concept
    •  Develop training materialsand conduct regular capacity building for small business owners
    •  Document and share success stories, best practices and lessons learned from program implementation
    •  Develop monitoring tools and track the performance of small businesses
    •  Participate in project accountability platforms including the project steering committee and staff review meetings
    •  Establish partnerships with the Business Advisory Centre at the various district assemblies and other actors within the district and region
    •  Prepare and share weekly, monthly and activity based reports with supervisor
    •  Represent VVF at stakeholder meetings in consultation with supervisor (s)

    Qualification Required & Experience

     Profile and experience of the post-holder

    •  Degree in Agri-Business, Economics, Integrated Development Studies, Commerce, Accounting, Banking and Finance or equivalent work experience
    •  At least 3 years’ experience working in similar position with a non-profit organization
    •  Ability to ride a motor bike for long distances in remote communities
    •  Ability to work in multi-ethnic and culturally diverse stakeholders
    •  Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
    •  Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
    •  Good verbal and written communication skills in English required
    •  Ability to Speak Sissali and/or Dagaare language is required
    •  Strong commitment to improving the well-being of families in rural communities
    •  Computer literacy in word, access and excel is required

    Location: Accra

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator

    The post-holder shall be responsible for designing and operationalizing monitoring and evaluation systems in remote areas. He/She shall contribute to project development, research and evaluations. The specific roles and responsibilities of the post-holder are below:

     Develop and Maintain Monitoring and Evaluation systems

    •  Create a M&E strategy in line with country needs and best M&E practices
    •  Develop M&E systems relevant for data collection, analysis, storage and retrieval
    •  Train and mentor staff to effectively utilise the M&E tools and systems
    •  Ensure that M&E tools take into account the impact of program intervention in the lives of vulnerable populations especially women and children.
    •  Work closely with other coordinator level staff to developproject log frames and performance measurement guides
    •  Support staff to ensure the implementation of M&E plans
    •  Maintain and regularly update program data
    •  Provide advice on necessary project adjustments during implementation and post-implementation.
    •  Monitor compliance of organizational polices and standards

     Assessment and project design

    •  Design assessment tools and conduct research as may be appropriate
    •  Maintain detailed records and notes on monitoring and evaluation activities
    •  Prepare reports and working papers based on research, monitoring and evaluation results
    •  Prepare spreadsheets, tables, and graphs to highlight findings from the Foundation’s studies.
    •  Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports and share with relevant stakeholders
    •  Utilize research findings to inform project design and implementation
    •  Help develop criteria for the selection of project beneficiaries
    •  Ensure compliance of field staff and communities to VVF Child Protection, Gender, Sexual harassment and Anti-fraud policies.

     Learning and accountability

    •  Facilitate lesson learned sessions to document key success and challenges of project implementation
    •  Review and ensure that training materials are of high quality and standard
    •  Collate, store and retrieve project information in a timely manner
    •  Supervise and ensure that field activities are carried out according to plan
    •  Regularly visit communities to monitor progress of program activities, identify areas for improvement; work closely with communities to address the gaps
    •  Monitor and undertake internal review and evaluation of programs
    •  Verify and validate data collected by officers from the field
    •  Represent the Foundation at partner coordination meetingsin consultation with the Program Director
    •  Prepare and share regular monitoring report with all staff
    •  Facilitate the rollout of the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and ensure staff adhere to the key principles and commitment of the CHS

    Qualification Required & Experience

     Profile and experience of the post-holder

    •  Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant area or equivalent work experience
    •  Advanced degree is an added advantage
    •  At least 4 years’ experience as MEAL Coordinator in social development programming
    •  Demonstrate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative M&E systems and tools
    •  Ability to work in multi-ethnic and culturally diverse stakeholders
    •  Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
    •  Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
    •  Good verbal and written communication skills in English required
    •  Ability to Speak Sissali and/or Dagaare language will be an added advantage
    •  Excellent computer skills, including experience in using Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, SPSS, Access, and any other statistical packages.
    •  Strong commitment to improving the well-being of families in rural communities.

    Location: WA (40%) and Fielmuo (60%)

    Method of Application

    Please submit a cover letter (State salary expectation )and up-to-date CV as a single document to the recruiting team at: [email protected] Closing Date: 15 February, 2020 Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis Female Candidates and People with Special Needs are kindly encouraged to apply

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