[16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] Fw: WPP Africa Desk is looking for a Program Officer

Ravi Karkara rkarkara at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 10 08:46:01 EST 2009

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From: Jose de Vries <j.devries at ifor..org>
To: WANEP <wanep at wanep.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 8, 2009 7:09:54 AM
Subject: WPP Africa Desk is looking for a Program Officer

Dear friends,
WPP’s Africa Regional Desk is currently looking for a Program Office r. 
Please note the following: 
-          Application deadline: FRIDAY 16th January 2009
-          For more information, please send an email to wanep at wanep.org  (address in this email)
-          The applicant can be a citizen of any (African) country but should already be resident in Ghana since there is no provision in the budget for recruiting expatriates.
Since some experience problems with attachments, I have posted the job advertisement in this email below. 
Kind regards
José de Vries
WPP Information Office r 
JOB TITLE:         Program Office r – IFOR’s Women Peacemakers Program Africa Desk
LOCATION:       WANEP in Accra , Ghana , West Africa
Scope of Work:
The Program Office r will work closely with the Africa Desk Coordinator and assist with coordinating projects in all regions in Africa , empowering African women peacemakers through gender-sensitive active nonviolence peace building.
Required minimum qualifications & experience:
	* A First Degree in humanities, social sciences, development studies, women studies, peace studies or equivalent.
	* Must have 3 years work experience or more working in a similar position or higher
	* Experience in networking and advocacy, communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
	* Strong skills in written and spoken French and English.
	* Significant experience living and working in Africa
Key Responsibilities:
¨       Assistin the programdesign process to establish credible and high quality programs by conducting needs assessments, writingproposals, Marketing, monitoring and valuation.
¨       Develop and maintain data base of women peacemakers in all regions of Africa for outreach initiatives.
¨       Assist in the creation and compilation and review of the program's reports. 
¨       Play a liaisonrole of Initiating and maintaining active effective communicationwith the networks and other stakeholders
¨       Assist with the administration and management of the Desk.
¨       Assist in translations from English to French or vise versa where necessary
Qualities and competencies:
	* Knowledge of and commitment to IFOR’s mission and mandate
	* Strong knowledge of women’s rights, UN Resolution 1325, non-violent strategies
	* Knowledge of gender, peacebuilding, non-violence strategies and international human rights
	* Knowledge of participatory approaches and methodologies
	* Computer literate: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point
	* Ability and willingness to travel  
	* Demonstrated flexibility and ability to manage change.
	* Ability to meet deadlines
	* Ability to work in multi-cultural settings
	* Ability to understand, conceptualize and critically analyze complex issues in the field
Qualified and interested applicants should send application letters with copies of curriculum vitae to:- wanep at wanep.org by the close of work on FRIDAY 16th January 2009.
*****Please note only successful applicants will be contacted 

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