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CLMRS Field Assistant


The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) (www.cocoainitiative.org) seeks a CLMRS Field Assistant to support its operations in Ghana.

ICI has developed a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) that allows industry partners to manage responsibly the risk of child labour in their cocoa supply chain. The system is based on the presence of Community Facilitators (CF) within cocoa-growing communities who raise awareness on the issue of child labour; identify cases and implement remediation activities.


Based in the field and under the authority of the National Coordinator and direct supervision of the Supply Chain Projects Coordinator, the incumbent will:
Ensure the liaison between the ICI office in Accra, district stakeholders and local authorities;
Provide local and consistent implementation of the guidelines and policies established by ICI Foundation;
Collect, analyze and transmit all relevant information from the field to ensure regular reporting to the NC and Supply Chain Projects Coordinator on project progress and prepare technical reports;
Ensure proper set-up and roll-out of the CLMRS in the distrct, specifically:
Participate in the recruitment of Monitoring and Remediation Agents (MRA) together with the societies and the industry partners
Participate in the selection of the Community Facilitators (CF)
Participate in the training of MRAs and CFs and organize field-level training logistics
Provide ongoing technical support to MRAs and the CFs, ensuring that they fulfill their terms of reference
Pro-actively monitor KPIs for the area under his/her responsibility and pro-actively work towards their improvement
Support community-level awareness-raising sessions on child labour
Advise on remediation strategies and follow-up on the implementation remediation activities
Assist partners (suppliers, societies, LBCs, etc.) in setting-up and running the CLMRS
Organize the logistics around the field visits of ICI staff from Accra and Geneva or industry partners;
Work on any other related tasks as required.

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

Applicant must have:
University Degree or Higher Education degree (minimum two years) in a relevant field (agronomy, development studies, supply-chain management, etc.);
Experience working on rural development or cocoa supply-chain.

Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of actors;
• Excellent organizational and planning skills;
• Ability to work autonomously in remote environments and to keep a high level of motivation;
• Be pro-active;
• Knowledge of the cocoa sector and experience in activities related to the fight against child labor;
• Excellent command of the Microsoft Office software products, in particular Word and Excel.

The position is based in the ICI’s project districts in Ghana. The applicant should hold a riding license and able to ride a motor bike.

Fluency in written and spoken English, and Twi. Knowledge of French would be an important plus.

Contact address

How to apply

Apply by email

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 1 - 3 Years
    • Office & Admin
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • recruitment-gha@cocoainitiative.org
    • 7-May-2018
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