Vacancy at GNAD Secretariat

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Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.  GNAD works through right-based advocacy on cross-cutting issues aimed at facilitating access to public goods and services for the deaf communities.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons for the position of Project Coordinator at the national secretariat, Accra;

Project Coordinator

Main responsibilities

The Project coordinator will:

  • Design and initiate the implementation of project activities in accordance with project logic and timelines
  • Develop and implement strategies and mechanisms that facilitates inclusion of deaf people
  • Prepare regular narrative and financial project reports to the Executive Director
  • Be responsible for the implementation of all training and capacity building activities
  • Coordinate all organization’s advocacy towards the recognition of Ghanaian Sign Language
  • Providing direct supervision to Regional Coordinators in 16 regions
  • Co-ordinate and carry out preparations visits to partners
  • Assist the regional coordinators in organising regional and district level trainings and capacity building activities, both remotely and on-spot
  • Provide technical assistance and advocacy towards mainstreaming of the rights of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Other tasks required by the GNAD Executive Director


  • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in human rights, Social Sciences, development studies, international development or a subject directly relevant to the position
  • At least 5 years experiences working in NGO and similar position

Position Specifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of project management
  • Good knowledge of human rights mechanisms, Ghanaian legal frameworks, and knowledge about disability/deaf issues
  • Good working knowledge of Ghana’s Persons with Disability Act, the  United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to manage multiple tasks, multi-stakeholder communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively including remotely under pressure with very little supervision
  • Willingness to work occasionally at non-standard hours and to undertake regular travel
  • Strong understanding and proven experience of budgeting principles and financial management
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of Ghanaian Sign Language is an asset but not desirable

Mode of application

  • To apply, please submit your application, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copy of academic certificates.  Please ensure that your CV and application clearly demonstrate how you meet the experiences needed. Please provide also a written statement (not more than 2 pages long) detailing reason why you think you should be appointed. Salary expectations may be mentioned in the letter of application but the final salary is determined by the project budget. For further enquiries, or to apply, please email the Executive Director: by 15th August, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews in Accra

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