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Job Summary

Our client is seeking candidates for the role of a School Community Engagement Coordinator the SAGES project in the Upper West Region. The School Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for implementing and coordinating a robust school community engagement strategy, with a particular focus on building relationships with GES District officers, Heads of Public and Private Schools, local community leaders, partners, and education service providers. He or she will work closely with the School Community Engagement Officers to assist in the overall coordination of project activities to ensure adherence to project plans and achievement of project objectives.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and promote positive relationships with members of the school community including GES staff, PTAs, Teachers, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to facilitate the execution of the project plan in select districts.
  • Conduct site visits of schools and district offices as requested and as needed.
  • Coordinate events with members of the school community as needed.
  • Conduct various surveys involving GES Officials, teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders in the education sector in specific districts.
  • Sensitize stakeholders within the district on project objectives of SAGES and expected outcomes and obtain buy-in of stakeholders for key project activities/events.
  • Scheduling and facilitating community events and meetings, including town halls, public forums, and workshops.
  • Coordinating activities with local government agencies, businesses, schools, and other school community organizations
  • Provides expertise in the development, organization, administration, and execution of special events and keeping pre and post event details.
  • Participate in the implementation of the communications and marketing plans for each event in the assigned location.
  • Monitor community engagement activities, contribute to reports, and participate in project evaluations.  
  • Quickly assess and analyze complex and challenging issues and communicate information and actions needed in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and diplomacy while representing the the organization in meetings, through written correspondence and other official roles.



Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years proven results with the management of small and large events
  • Marketing and/or media relations experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of school community groups and strong ambition to connect with groups
  • Understanding of the basic education delivery in Ghana
  • A degree or equivalent experience in communications, public relations or event management



Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Public speaking skills and comfortable working with groups, (small and large)
  • Knowledge of school community groups and strong ambition to connect with groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills in establishing successful working relationships both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels stakeholders
  • Strong organizational (time management), analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task, manage and meet tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Personal suitability is an important consideration



How To Apply

Submit your application (CV and cover letter) via ATS with “School Community Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line.

Submission deadline is Sunday, 14 May 2023.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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