Girls’ Empowerment Officer at Create Change Ghana

Create Change Ghana (CCG) is a non- governmental organization (NGO) focused on educating and transforming girls into leaders of change in order to improve their lives and the well-being of their communities.  CCG programs work to provide girls living in poverty with the confidence, education and opportunity to become leaders of change.   CCG is working towards its mission of being completely managed and led by girls who have come from poverty who it has empowered to become leaders. .

Job Description

CCG is currently seeking applicants for a full time position as a Girls’ Empowerment Officer. The successful candidate will join a team in Tamale, Northern Ghana.
 
Job Scope and Responsibilities
The Girls Empowerment Officer will be overseeing a number of life changing programs designed to support girls to grow their confidence, succeed in their educational pursuits, increase their leadership skills, develop their capacity to start and run an enterprise, and to become active members in society that facilitate meaningful change in their community.

The successful candidate should have some experience with program management, but above all we are looking for someone passionate about gender equality and providing young women with opportunities. This person should be kind, compassionate, and above all a natural mentor and leader.

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Girls’ Empowerment Officer will be responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Create Change Girls’ Empowerment programme. This will involve building collaboration with schools and communities and providing support to interns in the department, as well as girls benefittng from Girls Empowerment programmes.

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Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Lead in the development and continuous review of a department strategy for the growth of girls’ empowerment programmes.
  • Develop work plans and budgets.
  • Set annual goals and objectives for the department.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of programs in the department.
  • Act as a mentor and provide guidance to all interns and program beneficiaries
  • Lead the department’s internship program, ensuring interns grow their skill set and have the capacity to carry out their duties.
  • Oversee the implementation of a coaching programme in CCG Club students in the SHSs
  • Develop a robust curriculum and strategy for Create Change Girls Clubs and the Alumni Programme
  • Liaise with schools, institutions, NGOs, businesses and other program partners to develop capacity building, volunteer and career opportunities for alumni of CCG.
  • Develop strong relationships with sponsored girls and ensure their active participation in Create Change programmes and activities.
  • Support the development of Create Change Alumni Group and ensure their active participation in CC’s programs.
  • Create baseline studies, and collect program data to assess the impact of programs.
  • Document best practices, stories and communication pieces.
  • Prepare activity, monthly, quarterly and annual impact reports

Required Skills or Experience

• A minimum qualification of a first degree in Education, Sociology, Social Work, Community Development or any such related field.

• At least 2 years working experience in a related position

• Computer literate with proficiency in Excel, Word and Powerpoint

• A natural mentor and leader, who demonstrates a high level of compassion irrespective of age, gender, income, or religion

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• Demonstrated interest in advancing opportunities for youth and/or women

• Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills in girl child issues and empowerment strategies

• Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills

• Ability to effectively work with and coach young women

• A proactive and positive work ethic with strong team working skills

• A positive spirit who is keen to learn new things and develop further

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Good organizational and time management skills

• Reliable, responsive and able to prioritize

• Must be fluent in English

• Fluency in Dagbani will be considered an asset

How To Apply

Interested persons should submit a one page cover letter and a CV to Jobs@createchangenow.ca  not later than Friday, 13th August, 2021 at 17:00

NB: Late applications will not be accepted and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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