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Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.  GNAD works through right-based advocacy on cross-cutting issues aimed at facilitating access to public goods and services for the deaf communities.

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons for the following position at its national secretariat, Accra: Sign Language Officer – 1

Main responsibilities

The Sign Language Officer will under the supervision of the director:

  • Coordinate the sign language component of the Project
  • Work directly and in partnership with the University of Cape Coast Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting team
  • Develop quarterly, bi-annual and annual work plan for Sign Language advocacy
  • Conduct and coordinate training of regional sign language tutors
  • Work in partnership with the University of Cape Coast for the screening of applicants for the diploma in SL interpreting
  • Serve as liaison officer and coordinate all national level sign language programmes
  • Coordinate the Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting programme at UCC
  • Prepare regular narrative and financial project reports to the Executive Director
  • Be responsible for the implementation of all training and capacity building activities
  • Be responsible for the development of visual teaching and learning materials and assessment of Ghanaian Sign Language Interpreters
  • Lead in the development of standardized Ghanaian Sign Language Curriculum

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of a first degree in social sciences, education, linguistic, or human rights
  • At least 5 years’ work experiences in education or related field
  • Excellent command of the Ghanaian Sign Language
  • Working knowledge of NGO environment

Position Specifications

  • Working knowledge of the Ghanaian Sign Language as instructor or tutor
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively including remotely under pressure with very little supervision
  • Ability to innovate independently and within the project logic in order to achieve results
  • Willingness to work occasionally at non-standard hours and to undertake regular travel
  • Strong analytical, sense of responsibility and ability to manage multiple tasks, multi-stakeholder communication, excellent inter-personal skills and ability to meet deadlines

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How To Apply For This Job

To apply for the position, please submit your application, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copy of academic certificates to the Executive Director:

  • Please ensure that your CV and application clearly demonstrate how you meet the experiences.
  • Please provide also a written statement (not more than 2 pages long) detailing reason why you think you should be appointed.
  • Salary expectations may be mentioned in the letter of application but the final salary is determined by the project budget.

For further enquiries, please email the Executive Director: by 10th October, 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews in Accra

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