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  • Posted: December 2, 2019
    Deadline: January 3, 2020
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  • Vision for a Nation Foundation is an award-winning sight charity. Our mission is to make eye care globally accessible and to unlock economic growth and human potential of the world’s poorest communities. We have transformed eye care services in Rwanda by training general nurses to provide local and affordable eye care. Over 2 million Rwandans have al...
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    Regional Coordinator

    Job Purpose

    The purpose of the Regional Coordinator is to facilitate the implementation of VFAN activities in districts of the Upper East Region. The role will report to VFAN’s Programme Manager in Ghana, based in Accra and will work in collaboration with Team Leads in the Accra Office.

    The role will be based in the Upper East Region with significant travels to the Bongo, Nabdam and Talensi districts, and some travel to Accra.

    Functions / Key Responsibilities

    Plan and Manage:

    •  The development of implementation plans for the Upper East Region
    •  The implementation of project activities in Upper East
    • Co-ordination with Team Leads based in Accra to ensure implementation of project activities to time and budget
    • Supervision of VFAN staff in the region
    • Stakeholder engagement.  Develop good working relationships with key stakeholders to support the achievement of VFAN objectives in Upper East Region including (but not limited to) :
      •  Ghana Health Service – regional health management team (RHMT); district health management teams (DHMTs)
      •  Ghana Education Service – Regional and District Directorates
    • Co-ordination with other NGO’s in the region including (but not limited to) attending existing working/co-ordination groups and establishing new groups as appropriate

    Support and contribute to:

    • Ensuring adherence to financial and administrative policy and processes
    • Representing VFAN in external meetings including with key stakeholders, workshops, conferences including preparing and delivering presentations
    • Providing technical and administrative support to the GHS and GES to implement project activities in the region
    • Prioritising the integration of PEC into the primary health care system at the community level in the intervention districts

    Monitor and report:

    • Monitor the implementation of project activities in the region
    • Monitor issues and risks relating to implementation in the region, proactively inform the wider team of risks and issues that may impact on delivering to time and budget and provide proactive recommendation for resolution in conjunction with the Programme Manager
    • Complete regular detailed status reporting to the Programme Manager and other stakeholders

    Administration

    • Complete detailed documentation – including (but not limited to) approach, processes, materials, implementation plan, internal learning reviews etc for UE
    • Complete programme administration including maintaining accurate records, both electronically and hard copy
    • Support the Finance & Administration Officer and the Team Leads to complete detailed logistics to enable project activities to take place according to plan and budget

    Other

    • Carry out other reasonable duties assigned by the Programme Manager from time to time
    • Support all team members with programme activities as and when required, to support wider VFAN objectives.

    Competencies

    • Excellent verbal and written communication including written and spoken fluency in at least one local language of the operational districts
    • Previous experience working in the field of health projects
    • Familiarity and experience working with NGOs and CSOs in Ghana
    •  Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills
    •  Willingness to work in hard-to-reach areas, with frequent field visits as necessary
    •  Self-starter who is confident, assertive and comfortable working with a high level of autonomy
    •  Excellent organisational and planning skills
    •  Excellent attention to detail
    •  Ability to manage a wide, varied and changing workload, to prioritise effectively, and deliver to deadlines
    •  Strong team player with the ability to quickly establish and build effective working relationships with people at all levels, from different organisations, communities and backgrounds
    • Flexible and mature outlook with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing organisation
    • Pro-active approach to identifying and resolving problems
    • Strong sense of ownership for quality of work, deliverables and service
    • Comfortable working in a small team and within a small, dynamic organisation
    • Willingness to travel in Ghana, undertake periods of work outside VFAN office(s)
    • Computer literate; proficient user of MS Office programmes including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Method of Application

    To apply please send your CV (maximum of 3 sides of A4) and a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in this role and how your experience meets the requirements to [email protected] by 17:00 Ghana time Friday 03 January 2020.  Following review of applications selected candidates will be invited for interview in our Accra office.  We hope to hold first round interviews 20th -24th January 2020 and second round interviews 27th – 31st January 2020 (these dates are indicative and may change dependent on the availability of interviewers).  The role is available in February 2020 and the start date is flexible.

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