Ghana: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist (source:…By Eldis Jobs
Country: Ghana Closing date: 07 Dec 2012 Position Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist Location Tamale, Ghana About RI: Relief International (RI), an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, currently seeks an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Specialist for an upcoming multi-year USAID funded project aiming at increasing the availability of agricultural technologies to increase and sustain productivity in Northern Ghana. Position Summary: The ICT Specialist will lead the ICT Component of the project and will provide technical expertise. S/he will also coordinate closely with the other components of the project (Seed Industry Management, Soil Fertility, and Organization Development) ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: • Ensure quality control of overall program implementation; • Provide technical guidance to increase and improve the information and communication flow along the value chains (including marketing information) by using innovative ICT. • Maintain effective communication and relationship with all the stakeholders for coordination and implementation of the activities and to develop partnership opportunities; • Oversee and manage all staff working for the component, including short or long-term consultants; • Oversee and ensure quality implementation of teaming partner and other actors involved in the component; • Ensure that activities are on track, including developing and implementing solutions as necessary; • Providing overall guidance and direction focusing the program team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives; • Establish and maintain systems for program operations in accordance with RI policies and procedures; • Oversee that key program activities are achieved per program budget, timeline and donor requirements; • Maintain effective communication with all the stakeholders for coordination and partnership opportunities; • Perform other duties as needed.