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:

Accounts Payable Analyst (2 positions)

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The accounts payable Analyst is responsible for reporting to the accounts payable team lead for processing invoices and verification of invoices while delivering a high level of service that meets or exceeds the Service Level Agreement on behalf of World Vision (WV) SSC Ghana

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Book monthly and yearly accruals in sun6 for the customers.

  • Conduct checking on the entries of the Accounts Clerks to ensure accuracy and completeness of data before payments are run.

  • Ensure Invoice integration Error reports are run and sent to the customers per the SLA.

  • Reconcile supplier accounts and resolve differences.

  • Manage records, including retention, tracking and reporting for tax purposes.

  • Deal with supplier account queries via telephone, email and fax and resolve queries promptly.

  • Analyzing purchases by expense type.

  • Obtaining invoice authorization.

  • Match invoices with purchase orders, where applicable, purchase order requisitions, where applicable, and evidence of receipt of goods or services before bypasses are made.

  • Ensure invoices status are communicated to the customers on time.

  • Run weekly invoices reports and communicating to Customers.

  • Generate payments for the customers and ensures the payment documents and payment listings are sent to the customers per the SLA.

  • Ensure the right cashbook, and payment profiles are selected when payments are being made.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor´s Degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.

  • At least 3 years of related professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Reasonable knowledge of bookkeeping principles.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experienced in interfacing with business customers in defining procurement service requirements or procurement/accounting information.

  • Broad based experience in accounting and financial systems.

  • Ability to work in a time sensitive environment.

  • Experience in interfacing with business customers in resolving payment issues.

  • Knowledge of WV’s policy and procedure in the area of finance, systems and products.

Director of Global Compliance

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes across 23 districts Ghana. Our interventions are currently reaching millions of beneficiaries in Ghana.

World Vision Ghana seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated, and experienced national for the role of Private Sector Development Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Interventions. This critical position will be based in Savelugu, reporting to the Chief of Party. Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Purpose of the position:

The Private Sector Development Advisor will be responsible for private sector engagement (PSE) and the development of entrepreneurs in the WASH sector. This will include leading the development of public-private partnerships. S/he will provide technical expertise on private sector development issues, including analysis of the evolution of the WASH private sector, the opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the role of regulation and standardization. S/he will represent the activity on public-private sector issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donors.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Engage with private sector actors to stimulate innovation and investment to meet demand, while considering affordability, sustainability, and local market conditions.

  • Develop and implement a sanitation marketing strategy in collaboration with District Sanitation Centers and sanitation product entrepreneurs.

  • Facilitate market development across the Activity, aiming to support market actors, including the private water operators and sanitation businesses.

  • Strengthen supply chains for WASH products, especially sanitation products, by linking businesses in water and sanitation supply chains to District Sanitation Centers and other key distributors.

  • Coordinate business development services to increase the profitability, management efficiency, and operating scale of key stakeholders, including sanitation service providers, private water operations and management companies, and District Sanitation Centers.

  • Build relationships with financial institutions to facilitate access to finance for WASH entrepreneurs and households to support WASH investments, particularly in sanitation.

  • Provide technical leadership for the identification, design, formalization, and management of innovative public-private partnerships that result in inefficiencies in water system management and improved access to sanitation services.

  • Engage local enterprise accelerators/incubators to design innovation challenges to overcome key barriers to oversight and management of reliable water systems.

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master's Degree in business, management, economics, finance, or any related field.

  • At least five (5) years of experience in the WASH private sector or experience providing technical assistance and capacity building to improve private sector performance in the WASH sector.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and build consensus among private and public sector stakeholders.

  • Experience in working on donor-funded international development projects of similar scope, complexity, and size. 

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Previous experience in private sector engagement in Ghana.

  • Experience with USAID-funded projects.

  • Demonstrated understanding of barriers to entry points for the private sector in the provision of WASH services.

  • Extensive experience in market systems, market-based WASH approaches, enterprise development, and acceleration.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-Ghana

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

The closing date for submission of applications is 25 January 2021; no late applications will be accepted.

 

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

 

Driver Mechanic

Driver Mechanic – Job Summary

Support operations by ensuring proper usage, regular maintenance and repairs of assigned vehicles for high performance and to undertake driving assignments within and outside assigned areas as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out routine maintenance of vehicles.

  • Drive staff and visitors to, from and within the assigned locations as and when required

  • Maintain log books and report regularly to Fleet Supervisor on the performance of assigned vehicles.

  • Diagnose faults and carry out repairs where applicable and advice Supervisor and staff on the repairs of vehicles.

  • Assist in the recovery of broken down vehicles.

  • Give technical assistance and coordinate the procurement of genuine vehicle parts for maintenance and repairs

  • Give Technical guidance to other vehicle users to polish driving skills and unsure the safe use of the vehicles

  • Ensure that vehicles are clean and have all the requisite safety gadgets such as fire extinguishers, dusters, basic tools and equipment and also valid road worthy certificates and insurance

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • Motor Mechanic Certificate (MVM) + 2 years relevant experience or Motor Vehicle Technician (MVT) 1/2 + at least 2 years relevant experience.

  • Professional driver’s license for at least 2 years, preferably experience with a 4 wheel drive.

  • To be able to undertake general servicing of vehicles and diagnose faults, preferably on diesel engines

  • Ability to conduct minor repairs on vehicles

  • Ability to write reports (basic)

  • Must be a committed Christian

  • Ability to communicate clearly in English.

Location

  • The positions are based in field offices ( Kintampo South, West Gonja and Kassena Nankana)

  • S/He will report to the Fleet Supervisor.

Procurement Solutions Centre Director

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*For WV internal applicants only.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Procurement Solutions Centre Director (PSC) will develop and implement strategy for, and lead the global Procurement/Supply Chain function for the organization to optimize the delivery of products and services through strategic sourcing and category management. The PSC Director will co-lead all Regional Supply Chain Directors and indirectly lead the Supply Chain function for National Offices. This will include recruitment, performance management, talent development and operational priorities and execution. This position also supervises the Global Center Buyers, and the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director, and connected functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute the global Procurement strategy including strategic sourcing, category management, and procurement risk management.

  • Manage vendor and stakeholder relationships, including contract negotiations and performance.

  • Partner and collaborate with the ProVision team to optimize functionality of processes and tools.

  • Lead and manage GC buyers and staff to be accountable for effective and efficient delivery of goods/services at the best possible prices.

  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor performance.

  • Lead annual procurement planning process with GC and field stakeholders. Provide market analysis and advise to stakeholders for effective decision-making.

  • Lead and manage the Global Grant and Supply Chain Compliance Director and function.

  • Co-lead and manage with the Regional SDOs the six Regional Supply Chain Directors, to deliver on the Supply Chain strategies that support global field operations.

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain standards, performance metrics/KPI's, and strategy.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvements to simplify processes and drive operational excellence.

  • Build capacity and bench strength of the global supply chain function.

  • Identify and track key performance indicators and operational targets for GC and Field procurement that align with leadership expectations and goals, including but not limited spend analysis, negotiated savings, on-time payments, etc.

  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting tool for leadership showing progress against goals.

  • Develop, implement and manage annual global Procurement budgets and cost recovery targets (procurement fee).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Masters' degree in supply chain management, business administration or comparable experience required.

  • Professional certificate in purchasing, transportation and/or logistics and current member of CSCMP, CILT, CAPS or CIPS strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in contract negotiations, audit procedures, legal regulations. Basic understanding of accounting principles.

  • Budgeting and cost center management, including forecasting and cost recovery.

  • 15 years experience in sourcing, supply chain management or comparable field.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in complex and multi-faceted work environment.

  • Able to lead a virtual and/or matrix team effectively.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a global procurement strategy.

  • Clear conceptual and critical thinker who can convert ideas into outcomes.

  • Master negotiator.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Project Management.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

  • Additional language desired, but not required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Lean-Six Sigma training or certification preferred but not required. Project Management certification preferred but not required.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May to travel up to 25-30% domestically and internationally.

  • Capacity to work from home, requiring flexibility in working hours over a range of WV timezones, and to do so effectively.

Project Officer

The ‘Landscapes and Environmental Agility across the Nation (LEAN) project will be implemented by World Vision Ghana (WVG) together with Rainforest Alliance, EcoCare  and Tropenbos Ghana with funding from the European Union.

The overall objective of the project is to directly contribute to the national efforts of conserving biodiversity, improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers, increasing climate change resilience and reducing emissions from land use changes in the savannah, high forest and transition zones of Ghana.

World Vision Ghana will work with stakeholders to reduce land degradation, prevent forest loss and increase productivity, climate chang;e resilience and natural resource conservation through training and mentoring of smallholders on FMNR, SLM, CSA, SFM practices, and sustainable natural resource regeneration and management in two districts of Kassena-Nankana West and West Gonja Districts of Ghana

Purpose of the position:

The Project Officer will be responsible for the day to day implementation of project activities as per the approved work plan. He or she will take active steps in liaising with farmer groups, development partners and other stakeholders to ensure that all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the work plan and within the agreed time frame. The Project Officer will assist the Project Co-ordinator in effective project planning, monitoring and reporting processes in order to ensure project sustainability.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Planning & Implementation:

  • Work with various partners in organizing, planning and implementation all interventions as per the project work plan

  • Ensure timely implementation of planned activities and within the project budget

  • Plan and co-ordinate logistics together with the Project co-ordinator for project activity implementation

Monitoring, Documentation & Knowledge Management

  • Maintain and manage records of project activities and regularly provide project updates to key partners and promptly report any deviations.

  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support to the project beneficiaries other project stakeholders for timely implementation of project activities.

  • Prepare monitoring reports and submit to the Project Co-ordinator in a timely manner

  • Facilitate periodic review of the project to regularly update key partners and promptly report any deviations

  • Document lessons learned and best practices on the project.

  • With the support of the Project Coordinator, identify emerging project risks and apply mitigation measures and escalate where necessary.

Procurement and Financial management

  • Support in preparation of procurement plan and budget for project activities

  • Ensure the timely preparation and submission of disbursement and procurement requests.

  • Requests for project activity implementation and procurement

  • Liaise with Supply Chain to ensure that input supplies and other materials are procured/delivered in a timely manner.

  • Timely submission of all project costs and prompt payment of partners

  • Monitor budget and expenditure and liaise with Project Coordinator to take necessary action.

Networking, collaboration, and communication

  • Build relationships within communities and facilitate working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community involvement.

  • Establishment and maintain effective relationships with beneficiary communities, local authorities, District and other stakeholder.

  • Represent the project at external meetings.

  • Identify new partners within and outside target communities with interest in livelihoods development and strengthen their capacity for viable partnerships towards increasing profitability of tree value-chain products.

  • Nurture and sustain partnerships with relevant stakeholders particularly at community level, District Assemblies, Municipal Assemblies, project consortium (eg. Rainforest Alliance, EcoCare  and Tropenbos Ghana) to ensure project sustainability to enhance transition and sustainability of the project.

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit quality reports and other project documents, including case studies and stories of human-interest stories that meet donor requirements.

  • Maintain and manage records of project activities and regularly provide project updates to key partners and promptly report any deviations.

Other responsibilities

  • Perform any other tasks as required by management

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualification required: BSc Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, Development Studies, Natural Resource management, Agronomy, social work or related field or in any other relevant field (Masters Degree will be an added advantage)

  • At least 3 years’ related working experience in project implementation, at least one of which should be related to FMNR, CSA, SLM, SFM, agroforestry or food security, agro-ecology.

  • Strong working experience in savannah, high forest and transition zones of Ghana

  • Strong facilitation and capacity development skills and experience in participatory approaches

  • Good understanding of landscape governance, laws, policies, guidelines, regulation at national or local government. Focus on protection of trees, reduction of harmful farming practices and conservation activities

  • Have capacity in facilitating the creation of Community Action Plans, and Creating Community Child

Protection Committees (CCPCs)

  • Aptitude for community mobilization and capacity building.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Skills

  • Coaching, facilitation and training

  • Good numerical, report writing, strong analytical and administration skills.

  • Observation, critical thinking, analytical and problem solving

  • Communication: presenting and sharing knowledge, influencing skills, cross-cultural, diplomacy, Communicating across differences, negotiation and conflict resolution, providing hearable feedback

  • Innovation and adaptation, thinking creatively, problem solving

  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage stress levels.

  • Competency in the use of MS Office suite

  • Community Development, action learning and participatory engagement

Knowledge

  • Good understanding of concepts and principles of agro-ecology, agroforestry, climate smart cocoa agroforestry, FMNR techniques and other land restoration approaches

  • Good understanding of agro ecological landscape issues in Ghana

  • Good understanding of landscape governance laws, policies, guidelines, and regulation at the national or local government level focused on protection of trees, reduction of harmful farming practices and conservation activities

  • Knowledge on Child Protection, Community Action Plans, and Creating Community Child Protection Committees (CCPCs)

  • Community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches

  • Understanding Local power structures and its dynamics

  • Local cultural practices relevant to FMNR promotion and implementation

  • Contextual barriers to land ownership

Attitudes

  • Belief that the community has the solutions

  • Conscientious, honesty, strong moral principles

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: This is a field-based position with basic working and living conditions

  • Travel: Minimum 30% domestic travel required

Accounts Payable Analyst

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The accounts payable Analyst is responsible for reporting to the accounts payable team lead for processing invoices and verification of invoices while delivering a high level of service that meets or exceeds the Service Level Agreement on behalf of World Vision (WV) SSC Ghana

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Daily Integration Report:

  • Reconcile Invoices from COUPA and Sunsystem6.

  • Prepare and submit Daily Integration Report to the National Office (NO).

  • Re-export invoices not integrated.

Weekly Invoice Status Report:

  • Prepare and submit Weekly Invoice Status Report to NO.

Month-End Accruals:

  • Submit Accrual Lists to NO for confirmation.

  • Record month-end accruals.

Pre-Payments (170 Accounts):

  • Monitor balances of 170 accounts.

  • Submit 170 Account Balances to NO on a monthly basis for confirmation.

Payment Runs:

  • Check details of Invoices for payment before generating payment run to ensure no double payment.

Communication:

  • Respond to queries of National Offices on a timely basis.

  • Participate/Lead in Meetings with NO’s.

  • Manage records, including retention, tracking and reporting for tax purposes.

  • Deal with supplier account queries via telephone, email and fax and resolve queries promptly.

Leadership:

  • Provide coaching/training to staff

  • Assist Immediate Manager in developing plans and strategies that are aligned with organizational strategic directions.

  • Assist in the review of current processes and initiate improvements.

  • Ensures that staff under supervision adheres to organizational policies, standards and procedures.

Others:

  • Compliance to organizational polices, standards and processes.

  • Perform other tasks assigned by Immediate Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor´s Degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.

  • At least 3 years of related professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Reasonable knowledge of bookkeeping principles.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experienced in interfacing with business customers in defining procurement service requirements or procurement/accounting information.

  • Broad based experience in accounting and financial systems.

  • Ability to work in a time sensitive environment.

  • Experience in interfacing with business customers in resolving payment issues.

  • Knowledge of WV’s policy and procedure in the area of finance, systems and products.

Monitoring & Evaluation Director

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision is seeking candidates for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Director for an anticipated USAID WASH project. The purpose of the project will be to increase access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services to targeted districts in Northern Ghana. The M&E Director has overall responsibility for providing coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the grant, including developing and managing the project’s monitoring, evaluation and learning framework to ensure quality of implementation and generate high quality data for measuring progress, reporting and adaptive management. The M&E Director would also be responsible for leading and providing technical backstopping for all project assessments, including baselining, mid-term and end line; as well as coordinating research and learning actions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Leadership and Support:

  • Lead the development, operationalization and reporting on a comprehensive Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Research and Learning (MEARL) System for the USAID WASH Project.

  • Ensure that the Project thematic objectives and their execution are aligned to the overall project goal and WVG National Office strategic objectives; and monitoring of the same is consistently done to ensure compliance and impact towards the well-being of the child.

  • Direct the successful development and implementation of technically feasible approaches and innovations in alignment with the project design, for meeting its objectives.

  • Provide effective leadership to staff within MEARL system of the project, and other project stakeholders; and ensure the professional development of staff, including coaching, appraisals, monitoring and needed training and mentoring activities are successfully carried out.

  • Enable the Project Lead, relevant technical team, and stakeholders to receive timely and appropriate MEARL technical support needed to meet or exceed donor performance and compliance expectations.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced based best practices and industry standards - to enable project staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards.

  • Ensure and impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower project staff and partners.

  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and partners on the project MEARL system, and all DME processes that support the project.

  • Provide support to the National Office and other WV entities for any WASH M&E needs.

  • Provide support to WV partners, communities and Government institutions for the development and implementation of WASH M&E initiatives.

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Provide backstopping for the development of the Project M&E framework aligned with USAID and WVG quality requirements/ standards.

  • Ensure the integration of the project M&E into the National Office M&E system for streamlined progress tracking and impact reporting.

  • Ensure the design and review of the WASH project M&E tools, and providing guidance on their use on the field; as well as the development, adaptation and usage of innovative M&E tools and applications.

  • Ensure the tracking of project implementation and providing sound monitoring of all project indicators; and guiding implementation in alignment with the project implementation plan and design.

  • Lead and ensure successful project assessments, including project baseline, mid-term assessment, evaluation, among others.

  • Provide support for the review of the project Annual Plan and Budgets to remain focus towards the projects overall goal and objectives

Data Management, Reporting, Research and Learning:

  • Lead and collaborate and work with WVG GIS Manager, the technical team and the WASH software teams to ensure that the project data syncs with all data bases (WV online GIS and Horizon Field monitoring systems, WASH Database, Hydro database, Water quality database, etc.),

  • Ensure that regular quality control checks of the project databases are carried out to ensure data integrity.

  • Ensure that project data is collected, documented, validated, edited, analyzed and presented appropriately for reports, and ensure the regular preparation of tables, graphs and written reports summarizing project M&E data to demonstrate project performance for sharing and engagement with project stakeholders.

  • Lead and ensure the preparation of project-related reports (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually), presentations, impact stories, publications and other technical reports.

  • Be the focal person for initiating, coordinating and ensuring the success of project researches, publications and learning events.

  • Ensure documentations of all project implementation and management processing for learning and evidence generation that supports continuous stakeholder engagements.

Resources Acquisition:

  • Ensure technical support and provision of M&E and research evidence and learning resources to sector related concepts and proposals to meet DM&E and donor standards.

  • Enable the relevant Program Effectiveness staff to provide the RAM unit the relevant technical support required to successfully meet or exceed established yearly resource acquisition targets.

Other:

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the project lead and key stakeholders and donor from time to time.

  • Participate and contribute in sharing and learning platforms related to the project sector to showcase best practices from the project and injective inn

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Computer/Information Science, Environmental Science, Public Health, Statistics or Mathematics. Advanced degree is an added advantage.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Knowledge in M&E System Design and Implementation, evidence generation, data management, maps & graphs designs presentations and data visualization

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in M&E, Research and Learning, Project Management, Data management including knowledge of GIS, and considerable knowledge of computerized information system.

  • Experience in the following areas would be a strong advantage: National WASH M&E framework (DiMES), Global WASH M&E initiatives, statistics, data capture and analysis.

  • Professional technical skill desired: Recognized certification in M&E would be an added advantage.

Deputy Chief of Party

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Deputy Programme Director (DPD) for an anticipated USAID funded WASH project. The purpose of the project will be to increase access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services to targeted districts in Northern Ghana. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) / Deputy Programme Director (DPD) is responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party (CoP)/ Programme Director (PD).

The Deputy CoP/PD has responsibility for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services. The Deputy CoP/PD ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned to NO operations. Upon CoP/PD request, the Deputy CoP/PD would represent the grant to donors and other stakeholders.

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee Project Operations

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop funding proposals.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels.

  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments to the Chief of Party/ Programme Director.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.

  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

People Management:

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors, set individual performance objectives cascaded from project objectives to all staff hired in the project.

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management coaching and feedback.

  • Support Staff Learning and Development according with WVI policy.

  • Develop and update workforce planning

  • Ensure strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

Effective and accurate reporting and communication:

  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Networking and Liaison with different stakeholders.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations as appropriate.

  • When delegated by CoP/PD, represent the project in meetings with donor and other stakeholders.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

Other responsibilities

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Masters degree in engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental sanitation, public health or otherrelevant field or equivalent experience in program management in developing countries

  • Familiarity with USAID requirements, their history and their development

  • Ability to integrate, lead and motivate teams of professionals around common goals

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming)

  • Has managed a USAID grant

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • At least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing large and complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.

  • Fluent English speaker and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country

  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills in English

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

  • At least 5 years of the international development experience of either the Director or Deputy Director (or of each); must involve implementation and management of large-scale grant/ programme activities

  • Good understanding of industry standards and trends in the global WASH sector

Grant Finance Director

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision seeks a Grant Finance Director candidates for an anticipated USAID funded project in Ghana focused on increasing access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services to targeted districts in Northern Ghana. The Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management of a USAID-funded WASH grant from start-up through close-out. S/he ensures proper financial management, accountability, planning, and reporting in alignment with the goals of the grant, World Vision financial procedures, USAID regulations, and the grant agreement.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise program teams on resource integration options to meet match requirements of grants and on recovery of indirect and field ministry service costs for grants and private funding.

  • Lead the development of the annual program team operating budget, monitor actual performance and develop project projections.

  • Review and/or generate financial reports for compliance with grant and donor requirements.

  • Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to team leaders and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending.

  • Prepare close-out documentation at end of funding cycles in compliance with government regulations.

  • Support government and World Vision International audits, provide required information and facilitate audit recommendations implementation.

  • Consult Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party on cost allocations, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems as required

  • Implement financial policies in accordance with World Vision Field Financial Manual, USAID Rules and Regulations and local financial regulations.

  • Practice standard financial systems, including implementation of good internal controls, asset monitoring and reconciliation of all funds accounts.

  • Oversee preparation of financial documents and ledgers.

  • Assure that all grant policies and regulations are adhered to in the charging of cost.

  • Assure that cash transactions are well planned, controlled and reported.

  • Liaise with appropriate partner offices regarding financial and accounting issues.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by line manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • 1st degree in accounting, finance, or international business management.

  • Excellent command of Excel and SunSystem.

  • Fluency in English and [French is an added advantage], both written and spoken.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Must be able to work with multiple deadlines and high demands.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with absolute discretion.

  • At least five years of accounting and/or grants management experience.

  • Three years USAID grant experience.

  • At least 2 year experience managing staff.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 30 % Domestic travel is required. 5-10 % international travel.

  • On call:

Chief of Party, Ghana WASH

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Chief of Party (CoP) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all WASH grant activities and staff for an upcoming USAID WASH program. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Ghana.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the WASH grant. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to child-wellbeing outcomes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the grant.

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grant team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (master’s or above) in international development, public administration public health, or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and technical field in

  • developing countries.

  • 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team building, and communications skills.

  • Proven ability to coordinate with other key stakeholders such as governmental and non-governmental organizations in Ghana.

  • Proven ability to manage of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience in managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.