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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2020
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    World Vision is a global relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children,families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.World Vision serves all people regardless of religion,race,ethnicity,or gender.


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    Project Officer

    The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of project activities of project. The Project Coordinator will take active steps in liaising with development partners and other stakeholders to ensure that all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the work plan and within the agreed time frame.

    Locations:

    • Kassena Nankana
    • Sekyere East
    • Kintampo South

    Major Responsibilities:

    Project Planning & Implementation

    • Support in the identification of community nutrition volunteers and Mother support groups for community mobilization and promotion of IYCF key messages among child caregivers
    • Identify, form and support Mother-to-mother support groups
    • Identify and training peer leaders for the MTMSGs on nutrition-centered education
    • Ensure project activities are carried out on schedule.
    • Mobilise communities and project participants to fully take advantage of the project during the life of the project.
    • Organise and plan training of Health Workers in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)
    • Conduct food demonstration
    • Work with Village Based Enterprise to make fortified foods available to families.
    • Assist families in establishing home gardens
    • Educate care-givers on good nutrition practices.
    • Work with partners to facilitate the distribution of nutritional supplements.

    Project Monitoring & Documentation

    • Provides monitoring oversight to all the project components and consistently work to ensure adequate community involvement in the project.
    • Maintain and manage records of project activities and regularly provide project updates to key stakeholders and promptly report any deviations.
    • Contribute to the development of nutrition messaging by documenting evidence.
    • Track the distribution of Instant Foods to children and propose remedies for gaps identified for continuous project design
    • Writing and documentation of lessons learned and best practices and sharing them at forums
    • Identify all forms of project risks and manage and escalate where necessary

    Procurement and Finance

    • Actively participate in the monthly programmes and finance meeting to provide explanations on variances, share areas of concerns.
    • Maintain adequate supply of Nutrition supplies. Coordinate with Supply Chain to ensure that nutrition supplies are procured/delivered in a timely manner.
    • Timely submission of all project costs and ensure prompt payment of partners

    Networking, collaboration, and communication

    • Build relationship within communities and facilitate working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community involvement.
    • Represent the project at external engagement meetings.
    • Lead project review sessions (annual workplan meetings…) at the district level with stakeholders
    • Nurture and sustain partnerships with relevant stakeholders particularly GHS with Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service etc. at the regional, district and community level, in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the project.

    Reporting

    • Prepare and submit quality reports and other project documents, including case studies and stories of human interest stories that meet donor requirements.
    • Contribute to the development of proper stakeholder communication tools to ensure continues flow of information
    • Monitor budget and expenditure and advice Project Manager to take necessary action.

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    • Minimum Qualification required: BSc Nutrition/ Food, Public Health, Agriculture or related fields. A Master’s degree in relevant fields will be an added advantage
    • Experience: At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in implementing integrated Nutrition & Health and food security projects in developing countries
    • Strong understanding of food based approaches -Nutrition-sensitive agriculture approaches and pathways
    • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects
    • Strong M&E background
    • Prior experience in social enterprise /microenterprise/ micro franchising will be an added advantage
    • Prior Knowledge of JSDF/World Bank regulations and processes (operations, procurement, finance, environmental safeguard policies, etc.) will be an added advantage

    Other Competencies/Attributes:

    • Strong analytical and report writing skills
    • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations
    • Ability to speak the local language in project locations will be added advantage
    • Demonstrated ability to work with teams
    • Competency in the use of MS Office suite
    • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.
    • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet timelines

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    • Work environment: This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
    • Travel: Minimum 30% domestic travel required

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate information on project implementation and ensure that monitoring and evaluation are in line with specific project donor requirements. The role’s support is to achieve accountability, transparency and programme quality in project locations. The post holder is to ensure that project activities are in line with the Logical Framework and relevant guidelines.

    Locations

    One of the districts below (with frequent travel to the other two)

    • Kassena Nankana
    • Sekyere East
    • Kintampo South in the Brong Ahafo region (in one of these locations)

    Major Responsibilities:

    Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

    • Lead the development of a Food and Nutrition M&E framework aligned with donor framework, WV Ghana Health Service
    • Regularly gather relevant and reliable project performance data based on agreed data collection tools, monitors and understands projects outcomes, outputs and process indicators
    • Train staff in the use of digital data collection tools
    • Assist in the development, adoption and usage of innovative M&E tools and equipment
    • Track project implementation and provide sound monitoring support
    • Focal person for project evaluations
    • Guide the collection and compilation of appropriately disaggregated data for indicators
    • Provide support for the baseline and end line evaluations and all other evaluations

    Data Analysis, Reporting and learning sharing

    • Prepare tables, graphs and written reports summarizing project M&E data
    • Collect, document, edit, analyze and present all relevant project data for reports
    • Lead in the preparation of project-related reports (monthly & quarterly), presentations, stories, publications and other technical reports in all type of media

    Database Management

    • Ensure that all data in Horizon and other databases are updated in a timely manner
    • Compile, manipulate, and refine data from a variety of sources including public domain, field observation, and existing data bases
    • Perform regular quality control checks of databases to ensure data integrity
    • Support the verification of the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases and ensure that errors are corrected

    Technical Support and Capacity building

    • Build the capacity of the team in data collection, data input in the database systems, ensuring high quality of data
    • Provide support to NO and other WV entities for any PM&E
    • Provide support to WV partners, communities and Government institutions for the development and implementation of PM&E initiatives

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    • A Bachelor degree in Nutrition, Development Studies or in another relevant field such as Statistics, Planning, Public Health or fields related to Agriculture. A Professional certificate in M&E will be an added advantage.
    • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
    • Experience: 3 to 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Nutrition & Health and food security projects in developing countries
    • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects
    • Strong M&E background in food based approaches such as nutrition-sensitive agriculture approaches and pathways especially for women and children in the first 1000 days
    • Prior experience in social enterprise /microenterprise/ micro franchising will be an added advantage
    • Prior Knowledge of JSDF/World Bank regulations and processes (operations, procurement, finance, environmental safeguard policies, etc.) will be an added advantage

    Other Competencies/Attributes:

    • Competence in developing and implementing Project M&E Systems/Plans
    • Have capacity in data collection, analysis and database management
    • Team-player with good inter-personal skills. Capacity to work under pressure and manage stress levels.
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills
    • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations
    • Competency in the use of MS Office suite

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    • Work environment: This is a field-based position with basic working and living conditions
    • Travel: Minimum 50% domestic travel required

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