Project Coordinator (F/M) (full time)

Job Summary

The German Association of Rural Women is looking for a Project Coordinator, based in Accra, to implement its project activities.

  • Minimum Qualification: Others
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

JOB OPENING - German Association of Rural Women (dlv-Landfrauen gGmbH)

The German Association of Rural Women (dlv) is an independent organization that was founded in 1948 with the aim to improve the situation of women in rural areas. The organization is dedicated to developing measures for a better infrastructure and is working towards securing economic livelihood for rural women and their families. The organization has about 500,000 members all across Germany. With its project in Ghana, dlv seeks to strengthen the professional interests of women in Ghana’s agricultural and food sectors and to contribute to an equal participation in the economic and personal development opportunities of women in rural areas. Dlv intervention areas in Ghana are: processing of rice, nutrition education. lobbying and advocacy as well as exchange visits.

The dlv project in Ghana is part of the programme “Green Innovation Centres for Agriculture and Food Sector” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

For implementation of the project dlv is seeking to recruit a competent and committed candidate for the following position in Accra.


Project Coordinator (F/M) (full time)


Experience & skills:

·         Support the steering and planning of project activities in Ghana through the dlv office

·         Responsibly coordinate and organize these project activities

·         Monitoring & evaluation of dlv activities in the different areas of intervention in Ghana

·         Finances and Administration - ensure administrative procedures of project activities: Monitor and pay all bills related to project activities; posting of relevant project documents and bills to dlv office Germany; other administrative tasks related to the project

·         Responsibly organize contracts and cash book reports

·         Ensure good & transparent communication with dlv office Germany and dlv partners

·         Willingness to travel regularly to project regions Volta and Brong Ahafo

·         Build close working relationship with project partners

·         Identification with the project objective of rural women’s empowerment

·         Writing quarterly reports



·         Master degree required, preferably in Agriculture, Nutrition, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development studies or related fields

·         Experiences in Project Management & Admin. in International Cooperation

·         A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience

·         Fluent in written & spoken English and local languages (Twi, Ewe etc.)

·         Preferable, regional knowledge of rural areas in Ghana (esp. Volta Region and Brong Ahafo)

·         Preferable, knowledge in the field of nutrition, rice production or lobbying and advocacy

·         Ability to defend the interest of rural women

·         Strong sense for and interest in Gender issues

·         Sound knowledge of common computer programs (Microsoft Office 2010, Excel, Internet)

·         Diligent, well-organized and team-oriented performance


Only candidates meeting the above mentioned criteria should send their CV, covering letter and reference/experience letters. The job position will be timely limited, prospectively until 30/04/2020 due to the planned project period and funding. Depending on funding a contract extension for 2 additional years could be possible. We are aiming to fill this position latest by mid of July 2019.


Interested Ghanaian candidates may apply for until 31st May 2019 with the above mentioned documents and the remark “dlv-Landfrauen gGmbH Project Coordinator /Ghana” to the following address: [email protected]

dlv-Landfrauen gGmbH , Claire-Waldoff-Str. 7, D-10117 Berlin
Contact: Mrs. Anne-Sophie Weissenhorn, Tel: +49-30- 2844929-22,

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