Organizational Development Advisor

Position: Organizational Development Advisor

Employer: Uniterra - WUSC and CECI program

Location: Ghana

Deadline: November 10, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: November 10, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

DURATION: 12 months

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.

Uniterra is a leading Canadian International Volunteer Cooperation and Development program, jointly implemented by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). 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:

TibZaa is an innovative agro-supply chain business that aims to address social and economic needs in the northern region of Ghana. They work to create and accelerate employment and income generating opportunities for women and youth through skill development, including trainings on sustainable production and marketing techniques to improve businesses in target sectors. TibZaa has been working with the Uniterra program to address market sector challenges in the guinea fowl sector.

The Organizational Development Advisor volunteer will strengthen the capacity of Tibzaa to deal with growing demand by farmers and communities for its crop and livestock services, and to put in place mechanisms to ensure the growth and sustainability of interventions.

- Review the organizational strategy, identify areas for improvement, and provide recommendations;
- Develop gender- and age-inclusive human resource policies, protocols and processes to guide activities in coming years;
- Conduct 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 TibZaa and its clients;
- Conduct a training needs assessment for staff;
- Provide recommendations for staff training staff, including indicating the resources needed;
- Create appropriate internal and official communications templates to implement protocols;
- Promote TibZaa among other stakeholders in the area; and
- Write reports required by the TibZaa and the Uniterra program.

- Degree and/or education in business administration, human resources or a related discipline
- Experience in organizational development, strategic and workforce planning
- Experience in working with civil society organisations or associations is a strong asset
- Demonstrated interest in the private sector
- Ability to network with various stakeholders
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
- Strong team player

- 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!

- 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.


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