Thursday, 3 January 2013

[Job Listing in USA and Around The World] Christian Children’s Fund of Canada: Program Manager – Ghana

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Children's Fund of Canada: Program Manager – Ghana'

Job Description

Christian Childrens Fund of Canada (CCFC) creates a future of hope for
children, families, and communities by helping them develop the skills and
resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice. For more than 50 years, we
have followed the example of Christ by serving the poor regardless of their
faith, cultural, and ethnic background. Headquartered in Markham, Canada, CCFC
currently has thousands of children receiving sponsorship and we are involved in
child centered community programs through 7 program countries in Africa, South
America and South Asia.
We have a vacancy for a Program Manager in Tamale. The Program Manager (PM) is
CCFCs manager in the country office, focusing on assisting the Country Director
in managing program partners in an assigned geographic area to plan, implement,
monitor, train and evaluate project activities supported by CCFC. The Program
Manager also provides support to the Grants Manager in acquiring and managing
grants and related projects from both local and international development
funding agencies.
Scope of the Position: The Program Manager is accountable for the overall
leadership and implementation of programs in the country office and for
achievement of program goals and objectives including meeting standards, and
mitigating known risk including but not limited to the following:
Leading the development of policies, strategies and operational plans for
programs and projects.
Visiting programs and projects regularly for the purpose of ensuring plan
implementation, and to monitor program implementation, sponsorship and financial
activities. Ensure compliance with CCFC and donor policies, procedures and
guidelines to support the quality assurance and quality control initiatives.
Undertake constructive intervention when necessary.
Directing and providing guidance to partners in participatory planning,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes for program/project related
activities to ensure
Leading the facilitation of community mobilization and capacity building
efforts of CCFC Country Office partners and the communities served through
networking, advocacy and awareness rising.
Managing and/or conducting capacity-building training for partners, clients and
CCFC staff.
Conducting analysis and providing relevant reports on areas such as
global/Country priorities and CCFCs role in a timely manner.
Communicating, networking and building effective working relationships with
partner staff, development funding agencies, representatives of other
non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and appropriate government officers in
order to help further the goals of the programs/projects. Maintain collaborative
relationships primarily with key staff in Toronto and other Country Offices.
Requirements /Qualifications:

Degree in a relevant development field; post-graduate degree an asset
Minimum seven years work experience in the development field with at least two
years in a leadership role
Minimum two years experience building relationships with development agencies,
funding agencies and writing successful concept papers, grant proposals and
donor reports
Program/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation experience,
including budgeting and reporting
Professional expertise in one or more of CCFCs key sectors: micro-enterprise
development (MED), education, health, and/or water and sanitation; advocacy an
Experience in practicing Results Based Management (RBM) and in using
Participatory Development Approach (PDA) tools. Experience in Logical Framework
Analysis (LFA) is an asset
Excellent skills in group facilitation, training, capacity-building and
community mobilization
Excellent interpersonal communications, relationship-building, conflict
management and networking skills, especially when developing / maintaining
contacts and influencing development and funding agencies.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including public
speaking, networking and presentation skills; ability to speak and write in
English and relevant local language(s)
Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet;
intermediate MS Project
Commitment to CCFCs Vision, Mission and Values


Results-oriented, proactive, deadline-driven, self-starter
Well-organized and detail-oriented
Good organizational skills; attention to detail
Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience
Works effectively independently and in a team setting.

Language Skills: Excellent oral and written English is required. Fluency in some
of the local language(s) in the communities we serve would be an asset.
Travel: Extensive local travel required.

How to Apply
To Apply: If you have the passion and expertise in working in CCFC Ghana
country office to achieve the visions of CCFC, submit: (1) cover letter, (2)
current resume, (3) salary expectation:
Applications will be received until position is filled.
Charles Creppy, M.Phil, CHRPHR Generalist, Human ResourcesChristian Childrens
Fund of Canada
For more information about Christian Childrens Fund of Canada, visit our website

Job Categories: NGO Recruitment in Ghana. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires
in 9 days.

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