Food Security Adviser

Benin | Burkina Faso | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Chad | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Cote d Ivoire | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Togo | Saint Helena | Sao Tome and Principe
Apply by 31 October 2012
Volunteer , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 28 August 2012

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture to promote sustainable food and income development for poor people and communities in Ghana through strengthening their capacities for on-farm and off-farm livelihood activities and also addressing natural resources management, disaster management and climate change-related issues.

What does the role involve?

You will work with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to develop a 3D modelling initiative to support food security interventions for farmers. To do this you will:

  • Develop a 3D modelling initiative at national level
  • Assist the MoFA and other partners to improve collaboration on food security, natural resource management, disaster risk management and climate change through 3D Modelling.
  • Use 3D modelling to create a niche for VSOG/MoFA in addressing issues of local governance and participation.
  • Assist MoFA to introduce and implement 3D modelling to support and enhance food security interventions to farmers, particularly women.
Skills, qualifications and experience required

You’ll have a degree in a relevant field and 3 years professional experience working with food security networks. You’ll have specific experience of working with 3D applications. You’ll also have proven experience of tropical agriculture and implementing food security initiatives. You’ll need to be able to write reports and proposals and you’ll also need knowledge of disaster management and climate change issues. Ideally you’ll have some experience of lobbying a range of stakeholders and strong networking skills to build strong relationships. Mentoring and coaching experience would be a bonus.

You’ll be based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. This is a voluntary opportunity. We’ll ask you to commit 6 months to make a sustainable contribution to development goals and in return we’ll provide you with invaluable training before your placement, a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation and insurance. When you return to your home country we’ll help you resettle and we’ll invite you to stay involved with us through campaigning, development awareness raising and fundraising. To apply for this and other roles please go online to: Please put the following reference on your application form: GH1049/0001/0001

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