Organizational Development Advisor
Position # 1226-097

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT:

Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants

PARTNER:

Maata-N-Tudu Association

LOCATION:

GHANA , Tamale

DURATION:

Flexible duration

EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:

Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

OVERVIEW:

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca.

PARTNER DESCRIPTION:

Maata-N-Tudu (Women of the North) Association is a non-governmental women's membership organization in northern Ghana promoting the socio-economic well-being of women through enterprise development. Its overall objective is to economically empower women by providing micro-credit for income generating activities, thereby improving the standard of living of them and their families. It is presently made up of 328 groups, with a total membership of nearly 9,000. To learn more visit www.maata-n-tudu.org/

The Organizational Development Advisor will develop Mataa N Tudu’s organizational strategy in response to the growing demand from members and communities for services and to establish mechanisms to ensure the growth and sustainability of interventions.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support in reviewing the current organizational strategy, identify areas for improvement, and provide recommendations;
  • Develop gender- and age-inclusive human resource policies, protocols and processes to guide activities;
  • Support training on the implementation of the policies, protocols and processes developed;
  • Assist in the development of a robust organizational structure that addresses the needs of Mataa N Tudu and members and partners;
  • Provide recommendations for staff training, including indicating the resources needed;
  • Promote Mataa N Tudu among other stakeholders in the area, and support proposal development;
  • Support the development of impact assessment tools;
  • Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities and all program benefits;
  • Consolidate the results, document best practices and participate in the implementation of exit strategies; and
  • Write reports required by Mata N Tudu and the Uniterra program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree and/or formal training in international development, business administration, social science or a related field
  • Minimum 2-3 experience with an international non-profit program and partnership development
  • Experience in participatory training methodologies
  • Interest in and understanding of youth and gender inclusion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to work with limited resources
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in cross-cultural environments
  • Ability to work creatively and innovatively

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:

  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
  • Language training in-country where required.
  • Return flights, visas and work permits.
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
  • Health insurance.
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
  • Accommodation while overseas.
  • Vacation leave entitlement.
  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
  • With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.

TO APPLY:

  • You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position. 
  • You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.