Ghana

Contracts

Peace Corps Ghana is seeking to engage the local market on the requirements listed below.

The Peace Corps is a United States federal agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women to serve in local communities. In Ghana, these trained men and women (Peace Corps Volunteers) work in the areas of Health, Education, and Agriculture. The agency in Ghana is seeking for the following.


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Program and Training Specialist

The Program and Training Specialist (PTS) works as part of an interdisciplinary Programming and Training Team and provides support to ensure that PC Ghana’s Training, Education, Health and Agriculture Programs are performing optimally. The PTS implements approved activities providing continuing programming and training support for staff and Volunteers and works under the general supervision of the Associate Peace Corps Director/ Program Manager (APCD/PM). During the pre-service training cycle (PST), the PTS will be the full time lead technical trainer for his/her project area and take direction from the Training Manager. The PTS is assigned to a specific region and/or sector of operation where they perform the majority of their duties. PTS supports the U.S. Peace Corps mission in Ghana in the following main areas:

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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is responsible for administrative support to the Country Director (CD). The incumbent will also provide administrative support to the Safety and Security unit, the Programming and Training Unit and the Administrative Unit at the discretion of the Country Director. Support includes, but is not limited to, assistance in the areas of public governmental relations, adherence to protocol, records management, correspondences, human resources, safety and security and Volunteer support. The Executive Assistant handles sensitive documents and communications, which require the adherence to the standards of confidentiality and professional conduct. The Executive Assistant is often expected to work independently and with little supervision.

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Driver

The Peace Corps Driver position entails driving a bus, sedan, SUV, van or truck to deliver passengers and/or cargo throughout the city of Accra, to various Peace Corps sub-offices, to Volunteer sites within Ghana, and to countries adjacent to Ghana, including short and long scheduled treks and emergencies. The position further involves first line maintenance and communication with the Motor Pool Supervisor of any potential vehicle issues. It is imperative to maintain the road worthiness of each vehicle, and ensure vehicle safety for long distance travel throughout remote areas. The Driver performs all duties as directed by the Motor Pool Coordinator Supervisor, General Services Manager (GSM), Director of Management and Operations (DMO) or Country Director (CD).

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General Services Assistant (GSA)

Under the supervision of the General Service Manager (GSM), the General Services Assistant (GSA) is responsible for the maintenance and repair of official Peace Corps properties and equipment, property management and inventory, and recommendations and research for procurements related to equipment, furnishings and supplies. The GSA ensures that utilities including electrical, water, generator, and telephone are operational and assists the GSM in dealing with vendors and contractors. The GSA also serves as the mail room clerk and a back-up driver for the Accra office.

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