4 Dec 2019

Transition Guides (Peer Educators/Facilitators) at CAMFED Ghana


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Camfed is an international non-profit organisation established in 1993 with a mission to multiply girls’ access to education and accelerate the benefits to individuals, their families and communities in Africa. Camfed works to tackle poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to become leaders of change. Camfed invests in girls and women in the poorest rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, where girls face acute disadvantage but where their empowerment transforms communities.

Camfed was founded simultaneously in Zimbabwe and the UK in 1993 and currently operates in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia with offices in each country as well as in the UK and USA. Camfed Ghana started operating in 1998 and by 2016 was active in 31 districts and 860 schools, having supported 67,362 students to complete secondary school.

Camfed breaks the mould in the field of girls’ education by creating a new model of systematic change founded in power-sharing at the grass roots. Camfed’s model mobilises an entire social infrastructure around girls to support their development. By placing a high degree of responsibility over decisions, strategies and resources in the local community, Camfed ensures that community members own a system that is transparent, responsive and accountable. In 2016 there were 40,620 community activists working with Camfed Ghana through structures to enhance girls’ education and promote young women’s leadership and enterprise in Ghana.
As of 2016, Camfed Ghana’s alumnae association, Cama, had a membership of over 17,500 young women. Cama members are united by a background /of poverty and a commitment to plough back into their communities, with profound demonstrated impacts at the family, community, national and international levels. Cama members are involved in efforts to enable children to remain in school with material assistance and mentoring. Members are also involved in training other young people in key areas such as reproductive health, financial literacy, business skills, and women and children’s rights, and advocacy for change. For more information, please visit https://camfed.org/.

Job Description

CAMFED Ghana is looking for young graduates (age 18 to 30) to work as Transition Guides (Peer Educators/Facilitators) for a selected group of young women. The contract is for two years and applicants must be willing to work in a selected District in Northern, Savannah, North East, Upper West, Upper East, Bono, Bono East, Ashanti, Greater Accra and Central regions of Ghana.

 

Required Skills or Experience

  • Diploma or degree holder
  • Must have completed National Service
  • Must have the passion to work with young women and also be able to mentor them
  • Must have good leadership, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Must demonstrate the values and ethics in relation to promoting child protection, gender equality, commitment, urgency and dignity
  • Women preferred.


How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should complete the application via http://bit.ly/tgrecruitment
  • Kindly ensure to update your current CV, highest educational certificate and national service certificate.
  •  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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