LOCATION: GHANA, Tamale
DURATION: Flexible duration (3-9 months)
EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE: Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.
Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).
Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.
For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca.
The Northern Development Authority (NDA), formerly known as the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), was introduced by the government of Ghana to bridge the visible development gap between northern and southern Ghana, with significantly higher levels of poverty in the north. The goal of NDA is to double per capita incomes of northern Ghanaians and reduce poverty to 20% in 20 years. They have been convening the agricultural sector across regions to provide information and coordinate stakeholder activities, including determining research areas, pricing mechanisms for agricultural products, seed availability and cost.
The Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Advisor will assist in developing the entrepreneurial skills of local organizations working with women and youth in the interest of generating employment and income opportunities for these groups. The volunteer will also work to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of women and youth by exploring possible business ventures, encouraging women and youth leadership, and developing business and marketing plans.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 18 2019 ID: 53926