6 Dec 2023

Lead Organiser at UNI Global Union

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the new position of Lead Organiser in Ghana, working in partnership with the Health Services Workers Union (HSWU) there. Candidates with organising and campaigning experience in unions or related fields will be highly regarded

Key Responsibilities

Lead a team of Organisers by:

• Providing real time feedback to the Organisers
• Coaching organisers to drive continuous improvement and skills development
• Prioritising and allocating tasks to organisers
• Reporting on the team activities
• Developing, co-ordinating and delivering training for organisers

Lead Organisers will complete the following tasks

• Educate health and care workers about their workplace rights, and how to build and exercise collective power to improve pay, working conditions, gender equality and sector policies
• Build active and sustainable organising structures that contribute to achieving the objects of the Union
• Create and work to organising plans ensuring membership growth member leadership and action and winning industry power
• Conduct research and mapping of target workplaces
• Maintain data work with social media, generate reports, lead zoom and digital engagement work
• Negotiate with employers
• Ensure that the Union’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion are upheld and promoted
• Other duties as directed

Qualification Required & Experience

Successful candidates should possess the following:

• A passion and drive to improve workers lives and achieve the goals of the project
• Minimum of 1 year experience as an organier in trade union or social/economic justice organisation, with demonstrated supervisory or training experience preferred
• Good communication, messaging and rapport building skills
• Demonstrated experience managing data and using basic digital tools others
• Willingness and ability to learn, adapt and problem solve
• An ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes
• Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours
• Ability to travel and be away from home location for specified periods of time
• Proficiency in English
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and targets
• Demonstrated commitment to economic and social or leader

Job Offer

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to successful candidates
Term of contract: 2 years full-time (40 hours per week on average and days as required) with 6 months probationary period. Contract to be reviewed annually for project duration

Location: Accra

Method of Application

To apply for the position, please send a letter of application (In English) addressing the key selection criteria and the skills that you would bring to this specific post, along with your CV, via email to the Project Lead:

[email protected] with the subject line: Lead Organiser (Ghana).

Closing Date: 31 December, 2023

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