The School of Graduate Studies and Research at Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (UBIDS) in Ghana seeks to improve the professional development of their graduate students so that they are better prepared to participate in the workforce. At the same time it wishes to enhance the knowledge and skills of UBIDS faculty to run academic and professional development workshops for graduate students.

The AWB volunteer(s) will work with the local project lead and other faculty at UBIDS to conduct a review of graduate programming at SDD-UBIDS and a needs assessment. This will be followed by the creation of a strategy to develop a program that promotes marketable professional skills of graduate students.

The project will begin with remote collaboration but a working visit of up to one month is also anticipated. During the on-site visit, the volunteer(s) will facilitate the needs assessment and work with the faculty on a strategy towards a program for professional skills development and training of graduate students.

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers.  

We are looking for for experienced faculty (working or retired) with a PhD or equivalent and 5 years of experience in graduate professional skills development, graduate training, integrated processes and structure development, and graduate student mentorship. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills and be excited about the role of higher education in global development. Those with experience working in academic settings in low and middle-income countries are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: November 7, 2023