World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Ghana

World Vision started working in Ghana in 1979. It currently implements 34 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) in all the 10 administrative regions in Ghana and seven major special projects. These directly benefit about two million people through health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, micro-enterprise development and Christian Commitments programmes.

World Vision Ghana wishes to invite applications from highly competent, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidates to fill the following vacancies in the organization.

Current Opportunities:

Shared Services - Payroll Specialist

*French or Spanish language skills required.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Responsible for managing the complete start to finish processing of payroll using the SS payroll system globally. Ensure daily payroll operations are complete and accurate and in compliance with federal/state/local labor and tax laws. Provide a strong technical expertise for SS payroll and creating and maintaining procedures for these systems, Enhancing internal payroll processes and collaborating with other departments and different levels of staff to support payroll-related activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Subject Matter Expert – SS Payroll:

  • Perform the following payroll processes for each of our customers:

  • Normal Payroll Cycle: biweekly or monthly

  • Termination Process

  • Annual Payroll

  • Generating the Report for: Social Security, Tax, Pension, Legal entities, others.

  • Maintains all payroll records, reports computations and audits, including periodic internal audit tests of labor utilization.

  • Prepares federal and state payroll tax reports, including quarterly and year-end returns; determines taxability of non-wage payments.

  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions etc.) for management.

  • Interprets employment policies and government regulations in connection with payroll activities.

  • Keep abreast with the payroll processing systems and legal changes in wages and tax laws. This is to ensure that payroll calculations are done within the legal framework of each country. For example, changes in the percentage of tax, social security and others.

Maintains the payroll system calendar schedules and coordinates changes with the National Office P&C.

Customer Service:

  • Work with NO to resolve payroll inquiries such as: if an employee has any questions about how taxes are calculated, about the detail of their payment, overtime pay.

  • Answers 2nd level payroll inquiries, assists employees in resolving payroll issues, and resolves disputes as they arise. Researches and resolved employee and system problems as they arise.

  • Train co-workers and customers on new or existing payroll functionality or services.

  • Serves as primary contact for external vendors and other agencies including NO for all payroll issues.

Migration and Implementation- SS Payroll Administration Project:

  • Advises Managers on understanding the process of a new client, process mapping, payroll system configuration, payroll system tests and customer support during the implementation process.

  • Innovation & Continuous Improvement:

  • Assists in the development of overall payroll procedures by evaluating current processes and suggesting methods to improve operations, efficiency and service.

  • Identify areas of improvement in the payroll processes, and help recommend appropriate solutions to improve on findings.

  • Coordinate with other SS P&C team members on project improvement initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related career with at least four years direct payroll experience; or six years comparable payroll experience.

  • Experience of implementing payroll projects and services.

  • Ability to learn new products and upgrades.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Lotus Notes.

  • Team coordination when required.

  • Desirable payroll migration experience at regional level, local offices into shared service center.

  • Desirable to coordinate tasks with other team.

  • Fully Fluent in English. Advanced Conversation & Business Communication in English.

  • Fully Fluent in Spanish. Advanced Conversation & Business Communication in Spanish.

  • Fully Fluent in French. Advanced Conversation & Business Communication in French .

Preferred:

  • General accounting

  • Working knowledge of international and domestic payroll laws.

  • Green belt Certification or working towards it.

  • Strong communications and customer service skills.

Work Environment:

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist