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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2020
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    SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. ...
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    Financial Administrator

    Overview of the Project

    SNV has been present in Ghana since 1992. SNV has recently been awarded funding from the European Union for the implementation of a Trust Fund project, which aims to promote employment, entrepreneurship and support the greening of businesses for sustainable and climate resilient local economies in Ghana.

    The project is currently seeking applicants for a full-time position for

    The position is based in Accra, Ghana

    Position Summary

    The Financial Administrator will be responsible for the overall project financial administrative functions and for financial support to the core project team, under the general supervision of the Project Manager. The position’s key responsibilities include:

    Compliance:

    • Administering and coordinating all financial transactions of the project.

    • Compliance with and enforcement of the country's tax and accounting laws and regulations.

    • Compliance with and enforcement of SNV's financial policies and procedures.

    • Compliance with and application of the EU financial procedures and terms of agreements.

    • Ensure financial control and risk management

    • Collaboration with internal and external auditors and follow-up on the implementation of their recommendations for the project.

    Prepare financial and other reports to aid the preparation of the overall project’s financial report for dissemination and decision making. To do this, the Administrator will:

    • Prepare project financial reports on a monthly basis.

    • Ensure that project financial reports are timely and accurately prepared in the required formats as per the donor contract.

    • Prepare and share project depletion reports with the Project Manager on a monthly basis, and support in preparing project budget.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in accounting, Finance or its equivalent

    • At least five years’ experience in financial administration, accounting or similar role

    • Experience in financial administration, accounting or similar role in large donor-funded projects or programmes (at least 5 million USD budget)

    • Fair knowledge of project management

    • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

    Competencies

    • Knowledge of EU financial rules and regulations desirable

    • In-depth understanding of financial administration, accounting and/or auditing processes and procedures and how they are linked to operations

    • Organized, and able to meet deadlines

    • Knowledge of SAP and/or another automated ERP software preferred

    • Culturally sensitive and able to work with diverse communities and stakeholders

    • Previous experience with NGOs preferred

    Additional Information

     * Women are encourage to apply.

    Applicants who applied for this position 2019 last quarter should not apply.

    Application Deadline: February 12th 2020

    Contract Duration: Initial 2 years contract 

    Contract Type: National Contract

    Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

    • Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts by uploading these information not later than February 12th 2020.

    • Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites above will be considered for the position, and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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    Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Advisor

    Overview of the Project

    SNV has been present in Ghana since 1992. SNV has recently been awarded funding from the European Union for the implementation of a Trust Fund project, which aims to promote employment, entrepreneurship and support the greening of businesses for sustainable and climate resilient local economies in Ghana.

    The project is currently seeking applicants for a full-time position for

    Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Advisor

    The position is based in Kumasi, Ghana

    Job Description

    SNV currently seeks a full-time Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills Development Advisor for the EU Trust Fund project. The Advisor will be responsible for the region’s Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills Development components of the project, and will work in coordination with the National Skills Development Specialist. The Advisor will work closely with project partners, service providers and sub-contractors, respectively in the Ashanti region.

    Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the key responsibilities of the Employability and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Advisor will include the following:

    • Coordinate the implementation of OYE Skills Development activities within the region, with the selected Skills Development Service providers, as per the project key results.

    • In close collaboration with the National Skills Development Specialist and selected Skills Development service provider, coordinate:

        - the formulation of selection criteria for service recipients (youth, women and returning        migrants), in consultation with project partners and project team members in the                  regions of intervention;

        - the selection of service recipients to participate in the Skills Development  programme.

    • Co-facilitate, with the selected Skills Development service provider and the National Skills Development Specialist, basic life and business skills training aimed at further enhancing service recipients’ motivation, drive, aspirations and plans related to employment and entrepreneurship.

    • Supervise the implementation of market opportunity assessments and the grouping of service recipients, based upon their interests and motivation for (self-) employment in selected sectors/thematic areas.

    • Facilitate linkages between service recipients and market opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

    • Coordinate the implementation of entrepreneurship trainings and the support for establishing businesses.

    • Co-organize training programmes with service recipients/sub-contractors and facilitate the creation of youth saving and lending associations.

    • Mobilise and collaborate with multiple stakeholders in Agriculture, Energy, Waste Management, Circular Economy, and Digital themes relevant to employment and entrepreneurship.

    • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with employers, TVET/training providers and  relevant organisations to generate employment opportunities and skills development.

    • Provide specialist advise on internships/apprenticeships and other learning pathways.

    • Track and coordinate job placements; maintain log of contacts and performance records.

     

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree plus 3 years of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of experience in a relevant discipline, such as entrepreneurship, inclusive business, agricultural economics, agribusiness, energy economics and business administration;

    • Proven track record in employability skills development in projects of similar nature, preferably in international development organizations on the following themes:

              o    Entrepreneurship/private sector development;

              o    inclusive business/market-based models;

              o    multiple stakeholder facilitation, public private partnerships;

              o    innovative solutions (digital, circular economy);

    • Demonstrated experience in managing capacity building programmes; background in training preferred;

    • Proactive and entrepreneurial attitude; exploring and developing innovative approaches that appeal to rural and urban/peri-urban youth and women are considered an advantage;

    • Excellent networking skills; ability to engage with the public and private sectors, as well as civil society;

    • Excellent (writing and oral) communication skills, reporting and presentation skills;

    • Ability, to prioritize multiple assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, to exercise good judgment and to effectively communicate with Management;

    • Available for frequent travel in the project areas.

    Additional Information

     * Women are encourage to apply.

    Application Deadline: February 15th 2020

    Contract Duration: Initial 2 years contract 

    Contract Type: National Contract

    Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

    • Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts by uploading these information not later than February 15th 2020.

    • Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites above will be considered for the position, and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Method of Application

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