YES-Ghana Recruitment for Soft Skills Trainer (Multiple Positions)


Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified Ghanaians for the Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) Recruitment for Soft Skills Trainer 2019.

Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO at the forefront of youth development policy, practice and research in Ghana. For more than 15 years, we have provided tailored skills training for thousands of youth leading to improvements in their leadership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and life planning skills. Through our service delivery, we have provided education, skills training, and technical support to thousands of youth and helped them transition to self and wage employment. Our research has contributed to filling the gap in youth data and the evidence base for public policy. And, we continue to use our national appeal and grassroots constituency, through our Voices of Youth Coalition, to advocate and campaign for youth-inclusive policies at all levels. Visit for more information.

YES-Ghana is an implementing partner for the Adwuma Pa project led by CARE International The project aims at empowering vulnerable women and girls in the cocoa supply chain in 80 communities in 4 Municipal/District Assemblies in three regions in Ghana. The Municipal/District assemblies are Bibiani- Anhwiaso-Bekwai in the Western North Region; Asunafo North Municipality and Tano South Municipality in Bono East Region and Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District in the Central Region. YES- Ghana is leading on the identification and training of girls aged 15 – 17 years in competency based, vocational and technical skills and linkages to financial support.

Job Description

Type of Contract: Casual

Locations: Bechem, Goaso, Bibiani, and Asikuma

Reporting to: Field Coordinator

Start Date: July, 2019

Commitment: Flexible

Salary and Conditions: Competitive

Overall Purpose:

YES-Ghana is recruiting 4 Field Coordinators to work in 4 municipal/district assemblies and coordinate all field and administrative activities in the project communities. The Field Coordinators have administrative oversight of all activities of Trainers and Volunteers including operations, communications, programmes, data management and finance. The Field Coordinators will be based in the project district with occasional travel to the YES-Ghana head office when required. The Field Coordinators report to the Project Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Session Preparation & resources management

  • Review and prepare all training materials ahead of each training
  • Arrange classrooms and outdoor training spaces ready for session delivery, ensuring all training spaces are sufficiently risk assessed and fit-for-purpose.
  • Manage training materials effectively and in accordance with laid down procedures

Session Delivery and Learning Support

  • Lead on the successful delivery of training sessions, to include the coordination and facilitation of both group-based activities and individual
  • Provide targeted support to youth participants to start and work through tasks set with assistance from a training support

Behaviour Management & Counselling

  • Successfully manage behaviour during session delivery, working within a robust Code of Conduct framework.
  • Escalate any participant behavioural concerns to the Project Coordinator when
  • Provide professional assistance and guidance to youth participants who may have some challenges inhibiting their regular class

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor and record participant attendance and maintain other project records as
  • Monitor and sign-off any incentive package(s) that may be given to youth participants whiles undergoing
  • Implement youth-centred participant pre-training and post-training assessments and course feedback
  • Provide inputs into weekly team training quality assessments and performance


  • Any other duties that may be

Qualifications & Minimum Requirements


  • Extensive previous or current experience in teaching, community facilitation and youth development in Ghana at the local, regional and national
  • Extensive knowledge of the local operating environment and a track record of engaging youth in mobilisation activities within the respective communities highly
  • Experience working with and successfully engaging female youth groups in training activities on topics of a sensitive
  • Experience using creative training methods such as forum theatre, role play, and graphic facilitation highly
  • Experience in the planning, facilitation and evaluation of training processes using participatory tools.

Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Fluency in English and Twi/Fante.
  • Ability to work independently and take
  • Ability to work within a monitoring and evaluation
  • Strategies for working within a gender-sensitive
  • A track record of successfully engaging young women in training highly
  • A flexible approach to work – the ability to work at weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • Demonstrated passion for working with
  • Commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of
  • Ability to work to high ethical standards and to uphold YES-Ghana’s guiding values and principles, including strict adherence to our Child Protection
  • Willingness to travel to rural communities within the assigned municipal/district


  • Only candidates who reside in or around district/municipal assembly and are willing to travel to and from all its surrounding communities will be considered for this
  • Candidates must have no criminal record particularly in relation to the abuse of children and youth. Background checks will be
  • Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply for YES-Ghana Recruitment

Please submit a one-page motivation letter and a recent CV bearing your contact details and two references to Please use TRAINER (name of preferred town) as the subject line of the email. For example: TRAINER Bechem. Be sure to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Due to capacity constraints, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Application deadline: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL32741-18-75K. 100 percentage of the total costs of the project or program is financed with federal funds, for a total of $5 million .This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.

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