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  • Posted: Aug 21, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Our vision is to see a well-informed and active Ghanaian citizenry able to contribute to transformational change that advances democracy, accountability and social inclusion. We want to increase the effectiveness of citizens and civil society to achieve an equitable, inclusive society by convening inclusive dialogue and collaboration; catalysing active ci...
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    Programmes Manager

    Role Purpose

    •  The Programmes Manager is required to lead on the development and implementation of programmes and projects necessary to achieve the Foundation’s aims and objectives. This will include managing the programmes team and any associates engaged to support with programme processes; providing the team of the Foundation with relevant technical input as shall be required; ensuring effective delivery of programmes and projects; and provision of appropriate support for institutional partners. The role-holder will lead on the development of proposals to enhance the Foundation’s effectiveness and sustainability.
    •  A key deliverable of the post is collation, aggregation .and dissemination of results achieved by the Foundation and its partners. The post-holder will also be responsible for overall programme and project monitoring and reporting in accordance with donor requirements. She/He will provide representation for the Foundation as directed by the Executive Director.

    Relationships

    •  External: Maintaining relationships with donors, relevant state and non-state actors, relevant networks, and technical advisors/consultants
    •  Internal: Maintaining close liaison with relevant Governing Council committees, Foundation work teams, including Finance and Administration, Funding and Communications.
    • Supporting the Executive Director in strategic decision-making: The role holder will support the Executive Director in the coordination of all the Foundation’s programmatic work and in the leadership and management of the Foundation’s team. Such support will range from recruitment of programme and project staff and consultants, to day-to-day line management of programmes staff and ensuring the team is working towards STAR Ghana Foundation’s strategic objectives. It also includes’ overall operational management of programmes and projects.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Person Specifications

    Essential

    •  Master’s Degree in Project Management, Development Studies, Social Sciences, business or related discipline
    •  A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in a relevant field with 5 years in similar role in the development sector
    •  Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring capacity strengthening support for state and non-state actors
    •  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) programming
    •  Demonstrated knowledge and experiences using political economy to inform programming decisions
    •  Proven experience in mentoring and strengthening technical skills of staff
    •  Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
    •  Extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management
    •  Fluent in English, spoken and written.
    •  IT Competency, particularly in the use of the Microsoft suite.

    Role Requirements

    • The role holder will possess the relevant competences in the following areas:

    Managerial: Ability to:

    •  Multi-task and plan multiple strands of work
    •  Identify and clearly define problems; and select or decide on the best course(s) of action.
    •  Consult in problem solving to make use of ideas and expertise from others
    •  Find innovative ways to solving problems
    •  Manage the project life cycle
    •  prioritise and establish plans for achieving goals
    •  Develop teams and resolve conflicts among team members
    •  Listen to contrary views, ideas, etc. without undue aggression, emotion, or defensiveness
    •  Build commitment to the job and the organization
    •  Take action to control costs

    Technical: Knowledge and experiences in

    •  Using political economy analysis to inform programming decisions
    •  Civil society strengthening approaches
    •  Results-based and participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches
    •  Proqrarnme and project management methods and tool
    •  Budgeting and resource allocation procedures
    •  Supporting partners and project teams on their projects in relation to the overall programme
    •  Proposal development
    •  Use of embedded political economy analysis approaches
    •  Gender equality and social inclusion programming.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their CVs and Covering letters to:

    [email protected]

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