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  • Posted: Jul 22, 2019
    Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
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  • ActionAid Ghana (AAG) is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication.In Ghana we support the basic needs and rights of the poor, with an emphasis on human rights, women's rights, land rights and the right to education.


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    Project Manager

    Job Description

    Strategic responsibilities

    • Work with relevant national and local partners, stakeholders and collaborators to ensure project takeaways influences relevant policies on livelihoods and local governance.
    • Develop annual critical pathways to ensure that project implementation plan leads to expected project outcomes and consistent with the Priorities and Key Result Areas of the ActionAid Ghana (AAG) Country Strategy Plan (CSP).
    • Develop elaborate project strategies to enhance effective implementation towards achievement of stated project objectives.
    • Work closely with National and Regional Programmes and Advocacy Teams to ensure that project takeaways are mainstreamed into programme work before project completion.
    • Anticipate project risks and take steps to mitigate them.

    Operational Responsibilities

    • Conduct periodic reviews, reflections and planning meetings with communities, implementing partners and other stakeholders to inform project strategies.
    • Lead in the development of tools, manuals and training resources needed to ensure successful project implementation.
    • Lead in the organization and facilitation of project review meetings with the active participation of beneficiaries and all relevant stakeholders.
    • Organise Project Management Team meeting every month to access and monitor the progress of the project, and also participate in Project Accountability Team meeting every quarter to give update on progress of project.
    • Lead to conduct and validate pre-intervention assessments in target districts.
    • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of all project activities to achieve their outputs, as indicated in the approved project document.
    • Conduct relevant researches and disseminate information to relevant stakeholders.
    • Actively participate in the Annual Planning and Budgeting process of ActionAid Ghana.

    Staff and Resource Management Responsibilities

    • Support to translate and communicate project standards and performance to staff and partners to improve programme quality and performance.
    • Liaise with the finance unit to develop and institute cost effective strategies and systems to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Facilitate effectiveness and efficiency in the use of project financial resources in compliance with value for money principles, ActionAid’s Financial Policy and Procedures Manual and the donor’s financial guidelines.
    • Collate and file relevant project documents on shared folders for future reference.

    Fundraising responsibilities

    • Identify emerging issues from project implementation and package them into concept notes for possible partnership funding.
    • Develop documentation highlighting the challenges and lessons learned from the project and disseminate widely to position AAG as a learning organisation.

    Partnership and Coalitions

    • Sustain positive partnership and networking relationships with institutional partners in all the implementing districts in the three regions (Northern, Upper East,Brong-Ahafo) and other key stakeholders on the project.
    • Provide strategic support to increase understanding and appreciation of changes in project agreements and direction.
    • Monitor project partners’ activities and relationships to ensure compliance with set agreements and including safeguarding policies.

    M&E

    • Work with the Manager, Quality and Knowledge Management to develop M&E plan, design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to document the output indicators of the project log frame.
    • Undertake project baseline, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
    • Work with the Manager, Quality and Knowledge Management to develop M&E plan, design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to document all the indicators of the project log frame including the tracking of change stories.

    Donor reporting

    • Prepare comprehensive quarterly reports (narrative and financial) for management information and decision.
    • Actively participate in donor review and reflection meetings, and highlight project successes, challenges and mitigating measure to overcome challenges.
    • Always Maintain positive relationships with the ActionAid UK Fundraising team and other donor organisations.
    • Prepare and liaise with Head of Fundraising to ensure that quality narrative, financial and forecast reports of the project are timeously submitted to donor (s) as per the contract terms and deadlines.

    Communication and Visibility

    • Raise AAG’s profile through highlighting best practices that emerge from the project.
    • Collaborate with the Manager, Communication and Public Relations, to roll-out the project’s communication and visibility Plan.

    Safeguarding/ Child Protection Responsibilities

    • Be abreast with ActionAid’s safeguarding policies, including our child protection and adults at risk policy and ensure full compliance with its provisions.
    • Educate staff, co-applicants, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on the safeguarding policies and other regulatory frameworks of ActionAid Ghana.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (State minimum entry educational/professional qualification required by the position).

    • A master’s degree in Project Management or relevant field with at least 3 years’ experience in senior management position.

    TECHNICAL (State core job knowledge/skills required for successful execution of the job)

    • Knowledge and proven experience in project management, especially related to livelihoods and youth development
    • Advanced skills in lobbying, advocacy and campaign initiatives
    • Knowledge of Human Rights Based Approach to project implementation.
    • Knowledge of strategic management principles
    • Knowledge of gender issues and power dynamics
    • Knowledge of developing concept notes and proposal
    • Knowledge of contract management principles
    • Knowledge of training models and principles
    • Advanced skills in writing quality reports and case studies
    • Knowledge of M&E principles
    • Knowledge of management principles and planning processes
    • Knowledge of Micro-Soft Office applications and social media

    MANAGERIAL (State core managerial knowledge/skills required for successful execution of the job)

    • Ability and confidence to engage higher levels of external stakeholders such as government ministries, agencies, CSOs, donor organisations and local government structures.
    • Ability to identify and evaluate alternative solutions to problems.
    • Ability to take timely decisions.
    • Ability to develop shared plans and monitor for achieving targets.
    • Ability to motivate and provide coaching and technical support to team members when needed.
    • Ability to make effective verbal and written presentations.
    • Ability to write quality reports.
    • Ability to facilitate meetings, focus group discussions and training sessions

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    Global Platform Manager and Training Developer

    Job Description

    Strategy Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership in the implementation of the Global Platform concept in Ghana
    • Participate in annual plans and budget process
    • Effective participation in SMT meetings to formulate/ update strategies

    Networking and Partnership Development

    • Development of strategic partnerships and networks with (I)NGO and related institutions to promote GP Business modalities, within the agreed Framework
    • Ensure the GP is proactive and can facilitate the required capacity development for AAG partners;
    • Identify potential partners in the country/sub-region with whom longer term programme partnerships can be developed.
    • Maintain relations to partners such as WaterAid and European Commission project

    Knowledge Management and Communications

    • Develop key communications materials (online and offline) to promote GP amongst identified and potential partners in Ghana and beyond;
    • Develop change stories, success stories and lessons learnt
    • Provide guidance and support to development of project concept notes, proposals that focus on youth engagement;

    Training Development

    • As required, deliver capacity development initiatives, trainings and evaluations based on the six steps;
    • Develops and organizes trainings within the Global Platform framework, e.g. Global Campaign, Global Volunteers and Youth and Governance and tailor-made requests from ActionAid and Partners
    • Takes charge of the sessions for the various courses at the platform within the areas of e.g. youth and female empowerment, democracy, human rights based approach, and entrepreneurship
    • Support to other courses, like preparation of volunteers and interns from abroad.
    • Develop training manuals, course scripts and detailed evaluations of each course, contributing to the development of Training for Change’s courses and methodologies
    • Facilitates and maintains relationships with relevant partners and places for practice, research and field trips, arranging excursions with partners.

    Financial and Resource Management

    • Develop annual and quarterly work plans, budgets for the GP;
    • Provide financial report
    • Ensure full and judicious utilization of funds to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Develop and adopt cost effective strategies and systems to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Ensure preparedness and coordination of all audits

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Educational Qualification (state minimum entry educational/ professional qualification required by the position)

    • 2nd Degree with at least 5 years working experience.
    • Membership of a relevant Professional Institute.

    TECHNICAL (State core job knowledge /skills required for successful execution of the job).

    • Ability to develop strategies and plans
    • Knowledge of peer to peer learning, participatory training methods and action research
    • Ability to design and deliver training programmes
    • Experience in financial management
    • High degree of tenacity and interest in youth work in Ghana
    • Ability to be innovative and entrepreneurial

    MANAGERIAL (State core managerial knowledge/skills required for successful execution of the job)

    • Ability to establish objectives, specific targets and goals
    • Ability to plan and work effectively on several tasks as the same time
    • Ability to develop cooperation among team members and resolve conflicts
    • Ability to develop strong leadership and management skills

    PERSONALITY (State core personal attributes required for successful execution of the job)

    • Integrity
    • Good communication skills
    • Teamwork
    • Tolerance.
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Peoples management
    • Confidentiality

    Method of Application

    Curriculum Vitae (CVs) are NOT acceptable. Click Here To Download Application Forms Completed Application Forms should be emailed to: [email protected]

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