Associate Programme Officer at Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)


Job Description

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the University of Cape Coast have agreed to implement the TAGDev 2.0 Programme in Ghana. The goal of TAGDev 2.0 is to ensure that Africa’s young people and their institutions drive inclusive, equitable, and climate-smart resilient socio-economic development in their societies. The RUFORUM is coordinating the programme for sponsorship from the MasterCard Foundation. The service agreement is to establish the Agri-food Systems and Entrepreneurship Center, (ASEC) which shall serve as TAGDev 2.0 Programme Coordinating Unit for the first phase of 5 years at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Therefore, ASEC University of Cape Coast is recruiting staff positions below to operate from its office at Cape Coast and report to the Programme Coordinator.

Job Title: Associate Programme Officer

Employment type: Full-time Employment contract

Duties and Responsibilities

• Support the Programme Coordinator at the implementing university in the administration and technical delivery of the Programme.
• Provide administrative support in selecting, recruiting, and building capacity for Programme staff and scholars.
• Establish partnerships with the private sector, TVETS, and other institutions to advance university-community engagement, student training, entrepreneurship
• Support the Programme coordinator and RUFORUM Secretariat team in mobilizing resources to support Programme activities for scaling and supporting other partner universities.
• Participate in monthly Programme meetings.
• Proportion of resources raised to support scaling up and out
• Produce and share Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports with the Programme Director at the RUFORUM Secretariat.
• Conduct beneficiary students’ studies.
• Initiate institutional transformation.
• Document and Publish Programme learning outcomes.
• Support fundraising to support the scale and sustainability of the Programme operations.

Qualification Required & Experience

Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job)

• Masters in agricultural sciences and related disciplines
• PhD will be an added advantage
• At least 5 years experience in coordinating development programmes.
• Experience in resource mobilization with evidence of funds mobilized from the international community
• Evidence of publication in SCOPUS-indexed journals
• Flexibility in working schedule and willingness to travel at short notice

Location: Cape Coast

How To Apply For The Job

Submit an expression of interest and CV to Email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 15 June, 2024

Only shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for an online Interview.

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