Program Assistant, Liberia – Montserrado County

IDH Liberia – Montserrado County

We are excited to be searching for a proactive and pragmatic Program Assistant with an interest in Value chain sustainability to join our team, and we hope it’s you!

Your role.

As Program Assistant, you will coordinate IDH engagements with and support to Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLAs), other Community Legal Entities (CLDMCs, CFMBs, etc.) and PPI Compact Coalitions in the two most remote districts in Sinoe, working closely with the Program Manager (Small Business development) and Landscape Program Officer based in Greenville, Sinoe County – Southeast Liberia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate VSLA Support Agents in Jaedepo and Wedcarba Districts in their data collection and reporting activities.
  • Monitoring and keeping track of VSLA Support Agents engagement with VSLAs and their data collection activities.
  • Support the planning, including notification and distribution of invitation letters, and facilitation of convening activities in Jaedepo and Wedcarba Districts.
  • Monitor and report on PPI Compact implementation activities in the two districts.
  • Coordinate engagement with Community Legal Entities and other stakeholders in the two districts; and
  • Prepare summary reports documenting activities each month.

What you bring.

Preferably, applicant should be a High School graduate and have some prior work experience in the county, particularly working on or supporting other community development projects.

Key skills and experience include:

  • Able to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Prior experience working in the county, preferably in the target districts.
  • Has experience working with farmers and producer groups on livelihood projects.
  • Have a good understanding of VSLA principles and practices.

Who you are.

You are a highly capable individual with the ability to prepare detailed reports documenting activities, ensuring clarity and accuracy. You excel in working with limited or no supervision, demonstrating strong self-motivation and reliability. Your communication and relationship-building skills are exceptional, allowing you to effectively connect with colleagues and stakeholders alike.

Your ability to work independently and within a team makes you a versatile and valuable team member, capable of adapting to various working dynamics. You are adept at facilitating discussions and engaging respectfully with stakeholders, ensuring productive and positive interactions.

By embodying these competencies, you will thrive as a Program Assistant, contributing significantly to the efficiency and success of our programs and initiatives. Furthermore, the dynamic international environment of IDH excites you.

We offer you.

A challenging, pivotal role within an impacting, international organization – and:

  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • A full-time (40 hours per week) 1 year contract initially, with the intention to extend.

For questions about this position, please contact Conrad Willars our recruiter, at willars@idhtrade.org

Who we are.

IDH seeks to transform markets through collaborative innovation, convening and investment in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet. To achieve this, IDH brings together coalitions of committed stakeholders from across global value chains towards joint visions and program agendas for sustainable trade.

IDH’s international presence extends to multiple regions and landscapes, facilitated by a network of around 400 staff including experts who are embedded in key agricultural, manufacturing, apparel and commodity value chains. In 15 years of operation, IDH has mobilized private sector investment and support to test and innovate new business models designed to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

For more information, go to http://www.idhtrade.org or follow @IDHTrade on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Interested?

Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English to this link: https://idhtrade.inhroffice.com/en/job/321789/apply

We encourage applicants to respond before 23rd July 2024.

Important note: To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we do not proceed your applications via email/ LinkedIn with attached CVs, and motivational letters. We kindly request that you submit your application link shared as above. This process ensures that we can review your application while safeguarding your personal information in accordance with EU GDPR regulations.

At IDH, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace every day.