Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
Global Communities is seeking a Livelihoods/Agriculture Specialist for USAID-funded Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) program. The aim of the program is to improve the livelihoods and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in the Northern Region of Ghana. Project activities will focus on increasing consumption of diverse quality foods, especially among women and children; improving behaviors related to nutrition and hygiene of women and young children; strengthening local support networks (with a particular focus on Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) and District Assembly (DA) staff and systems) to address the needs of vulnerable households.
The Livelihoods/Agriculture Specialist will be responsible for activities designed to increase production, consumption, and marketing of diverse quality food, especially among women and children. S/he will facilitate at various intervention levels the analyses of community needs, resources available for addressing needs of vulnerable households, approaches for filling gaps in programming, and provide on-going oversight and monitoring of activity implementation. S/he will require the ability to analyze the farming systems used and identify alternate crop and livestock production opportunities resulting in improved nutrition and income generation. In addition, knowledge of appropriate technology for improving production and on-farm storage will be required. The Livelihoods/Agriculture Specialist will develop and recommend innovative approaches, and will promote linkages with other components.
No allowances will be provided for this position.