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.
Purpose of Position:
To facilitate the delivery of all Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) for Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Development activities by way of community entry, mobilization, participation in project planning, implementation, monitoring, review as well as evaluation and collaboration with all relevant partners and stakeholders; working closely and with leadership support from the FMNR4SEED Project manager.
Support the Project Manager in effective project planning (FMNR4SEED), implementation, monitoring and evaluation process that ensures enhanced community participation ownership of project activities and sustainability project for the wellbeing of children, families and communities.
Identify and select additional communities for the expansion FMNR4SEED intervention in the Project Area.
Facilitate communities to select gender sensitive Lead Farmers groups for project implementation.
Undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support to FMNR4SEED project beneficiaries (farmers) and as well as other project stakeholders as per the project activities planned.
Plan and implement trainings for farmers and /or other FMNR4SEED project beneficiaries and stakeholders in the project area as per the planned project activities.
Work closely with Ministry of Food & Agriculture and other Agencies in the implementation of project activities to ensure sustainability of interventions.
Plan and coordinate logistics together with the Project manager for project activities implementation in the Project area.
Compile stories of change for use by World Vision and partner organizations.
Prepare and submit Monthly, Semi and Annual reports to the Project Manager in a timely manner in line with LEAP.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Educational level required: BA /BSC Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Business Administration, Development studies /planning, Social Science disciplines or related field.
Experience: 1-3years’ experience in food security or agriculture, development work or community mobilization
Technical Skills & Abilities:
Strong Computer skills
Strong knowledge of sustainable agricultural (and /or environmental) techniques
Knowledge of modern Food security
Experience in agricultural extension services
Strong capacity building skills (especially with people with no formal education)
Experience working with farmers
Working knowledge of programs or the projects management cycle
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners
Experience in community mobilization, sensitization and development work
Strong knowledge of local institutional functioning (e.g. MOFA)
Strong reporting and communication skills in English
Good planning and organizational skills
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.
On call: 5%
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Lead the MFI, building an organization that honors Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Ghana.
Create a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.
Manage an effective and efficient operation, delivering to challenging financial and social performance targets.
Work closely with WV to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation.
Finally, to deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organization through the process of conversion into regulated deposit institution in the near future.
Mission, Purpose & Business Acumen:
Delivery on child impact targets.
Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.
Reports to the board using standard reporting templates on a regular basis;
Develops and deliver on key performance indicators for VisionFund Ghana (VFG).
Develops and implements strategic plan.
Ensures the culture of the whole organization reflects its mission and vision.
Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.
Develops key performance indicators as per VFI and Board guidelines.
Ensure that the plans are cascaded to implementation groups and staff.
Reports plan compliance regularly.
Prepare monthly reports as required.
Leads the institution in developing and then achieving the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans, as well as in accomplishing VFG’s strategic goals.
Develop proposals to acquire and maintain funding, credit lines, and others financial & non-financial resources required to attain VF objectives.
Negotiates effectively with creditors, grant bodies and other financial institutions;
Ensure compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.
Diligently manage and close grants and related projects.
Follow up with open grant audit issues.
Ensures that annual financial projections, reports and budget are prepared for the board on time.
Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages VFG’s resources within those budget guidelines.
Ensures that effective and efficient financial management system is installed and maintained.
VFG is profitable.
Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.
Ensures savings products are effectively priced and delivered (subject to MFI board approval).
Ensures that effective internal control and risk management system is established and maintained.
Ensures effective liquidity management.
Ensure effective banking and financial systems are in place and are regularly updated.
Ensure at national office and branch level integration strategies are fully understood, communicated and practiced.
Actively promote joint livelihoods projects with World Vision.
Ensures that both VFI and VFG and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image.
Develops networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies.
People, Leadership & Culture:
Provide effective Christ centered leadership & Culture.
Ensure recruitment of competent senior and middle management.
Ensures effective staff development, succession planning and performance management systems are in place at all levels & Compensation & benefits.
Approves and confirms staff appointment, promotion, demotion, termination and transfer.
Embodying of People & Culture policies & procedures.
Key Responsibility to create an environment where talent thrive, staff are engaged & Motivated and a culture of performance is embedded.
Formulates and implements guidelines, procedures, internal regulations that are consistent with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors, VFI and the industry regulators.
Ensures that the institution complies with the requirements of the Central Bank other regulators and all VFI policies.
Prepares the MFI for new regulations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Minimum a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.
Must have at least ten years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, a progressive corporate environment, international business, agricultural economics/development, or economic and business development institution.
Must have a clear understanding of micro finance industry and technology.
Must have worked experience in regulatory environment and better with institution that intermediate savings.
Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team.
Capability and willingness to lead the organization forward.
Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values.
Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach.
Fluent in English.
Very good communication and marketing skills.
Very good knowledge in economic and financial topics.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Attend and lead daily devotions.
Office Environment: typical office based and frequent travel to fields (40% traveling and 60% office based).
Travel: 90% Domestic 10% international travel is desired.
On call: Yes in the after normal working hours.
Must get a work Permit if not a local staff from within the Country.