Community Relations Coordinator
The Community Relations Coordinator at Alinea’s WEE-NORTH Project is expected to maintain relationships with local government, traditional authorities, community leaders, PTAs, and parents to provide opportunities for young women in training to employment, industrial attachment, and entrepreneurship programmes.
The Community Relations Coordinator is expected to manage all the project initiatives related specifically to the young women beneficiaries and facilitate their successful outcomes through fostering excellent community relations.
Community Relations Coordinator Responsibilities
Reporting to the Field Manager, and working in close collaboration with the programme team, the Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for the following.
Mount community outreach events promoting girls involvement in trades occupations, e.g., durbars, community conversations
Organize, empowerment camps with youth service providers for young women beneficiaries
Facilitate selection, enrolment, and registration of young women in training to employment, foundational skills, and entrepreneurship programmes
Manage Access Fund by assessing the needs of young women and awarding bursaries
Procure tool kits and appropriate protective gear for young women beneficiaries
Facilitate attachments for young women in industries and follow up on their performance
Identify mentors for entrepreneurship training follow-up and manage a mentorship programme
Alert project management to any challenges young women might be experiencing in the programme and provide coaching support through appropriate channels, i.e., quality of gender-responsive pedagogy, gender-sensitive workplace policies
Work collaboratively with consultants and service providers as required
Represent WEE-North at donor, partner, and government meetings
Support learning initiatives and data interpretation processes for the utilization of findings in annual reports, communications, and project design, i.e., tracer studies, case studies
Support annual work planning and reporting
Monitor WEE-North’s child protection policy intermittently
Other duties assigned by Field Manager.
Community Relations Coordinator Required Skills or Experience
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with international development projects, specifically girls education, gender and empowerment projects preferred
University degree in Education or Social Sciences or equivalent combination of relevant educational qualifications (tertiary level) and professional experience, i.e., community development, livelihoods, social work, all with a gender lens
Ability to speak fluently in one or more languages commonly spoken in northern Ghana
Youth-centred orientation, with excellent interpersonal skills appropriate for context and assignment
Strong and demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and a champion for girls and young women
Ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving team, willing to contribute at different levels required to achieve success
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
Strong strategic analysis, organizational skills, detail orientation, and timeliness of performance
Skilled in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, and Internet search capacity
How To Apply for the Community Relations Coordinator
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest (maximum one page) outlining how their qualities are aligned to the position.
Emails should be sent to email@example.com no later than July 20, 2021.
Women are encouraged to apply.