JOB VACANCY – PROGRAMME MANAGER 

Duration: Full-Time Contract

Location: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Application Deadline: 6:00PM (GMT) Thursday 16th May 2024  

About FAWE 

The Role 

A key strategic objective of FAWE Ghana is to ensure that girls and young women across Ghana have access to quality education and training opportunities to develop relevant skills for the world of work. The Programme Manager (PM) reports to the National Coordinator. The Programme Manager will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the implementation of programmes at FAWE Ghana, especially the Mastercard Foundation partnership that will support marginalized young people to access tertiary education in TVET and University. She or He will provide leadership and technical input in FAWE Ghana programmes as envisaged in the FAWE Strategic Plan (2024 – 2028) and Organisation plans. Specific focus and leadership will be given to implementing an education and skills training programme over a seven-year period. Key results include successfully fostering innovations and advocacy strategies about gender equity and transformative education principles, leadership in building effective partnerships, resource mobilization for scale-up/replication of the programme, monitoring,  evaluation, documentation, learning, capacity building, and quality assurance on implementing the programme.

SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Provide technical and programmatic leadership for an education, skills training, and research programme.  Tasks include oversight and coordination of programme implementation, development of programme strategies, and execution of decisions.
  2. Responsible for attaining deliverables, observing timelines, following budget guidelines, and submitting periodic reports in compliance with the following: the development of partner expectations and highlighting significant change stories; contributing to work plans, funds disbursement, M&E plans and regular monitoring, lobby & advocacy plans, selection of partner CSOs, compliance to FAWE Ghana procedures, funding partner and the respective government regulations. 
  3. Monitor quality assurance processes and systems to ensure the highest quality of the project implementation, risk management, updates to FAWE Ghana management and the funding partner(s). 
  4. Promote the learning agenda for the programme, including periodic  updates to the team and  integration with other FAWE Ghana programs/projects, social inclusion (PWD, Refugees), and digital skills. 
  5. Support advocacy to widen the civic space for Ghanaian girls and young women in all their diversity, emphasize social inclusion, work closely with the other teams to amplify, and 

sustain voice/agency as they demand the realization of education and training rights. 

  • Provide technical input in identifying, developing, and negotiating funding proposals for  FAWE Ghana work. Focus on scale-up and replication of the program. 

           PERSON SPECIFICATION

  1. Master’s degree in social sciences, including Education, Public Health, Political Science, Philosophy, Gender, Law, Sociology, Project Management, or any other relevant discipline. 
  2.  At least ten (10) years’ work experience with a minimum of 5 years working in a complex NGO, international environments with practical field experience. 
  3. Language competency in addition to English, competency in French and at least one Ghanaian language is an added advantage. 
  4. Experience in strategic   partnerships, especially   working   within a consortium         (range of stakeholders) covering more than one partner and government agency.
  5. Programme management skills, including Theory of Change methodology, process management, scheduling, project   control, documentation   development, risk   management   and   quality management, monitoring, and evaluation. 

Application and submission 

*Only email applications and candidates who strictly meet the set requirements will be considered.

Responses shall only be sent to successful candidates.

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JOB VACANCY – MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (M&E, RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION)  

Duration: Full-Time Contract.

Location: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Application Deadline: 6:00PM (GMT) Thursday 16th May 2024

About FAWE 

The Role         

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, a pivotal role in our organization, will be responsible for developing tools, designing and delivering mechanisms to aid in the monitoring and evaluation infrastructure for FAWE Ghana. This infrastructure will allow for generating, capturing, and sharing best practices from our strategic initiatives in programme implementation, thereby significantly contributing to our success. The Officer will also assist in undertaking research and preparation of surveys and other data collection activities, further enhancing our ability to make informed decisions.

SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION

KEY RESULT AREAS  

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer role offers a unique opportunity to transfer and enhance knowledge and expertise in the M&E field. The Officer is expected to assess and anticipate the knowledge needs of FAWE Ghana, development partners, the Government, and relevant organizations, thereby fostering their own professional growth and development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Monitoring and Evaluation   

• Continuously develop and improve FAWE Ghana’s M&E system, tools, guidelines, information dissemination and data analysis procedures will be used for its various programs.  

• Develop, Monitor and Evaluate frameworks for new programmes/funding proposals and review existing programmes for FAWE Ghana   

• Maintain, update, and upgrade the online database of all FAWE Ghana programmes (Data repository) demonstrative interventions, beneficiaries, partners, and reports.  

• Monitor and evaluate the performance of FAWE Ghana programmes within the framework of results-based management.  

• Contribute to periodic progress and implementation reports and document the impact of FAWE Ghana Programmes and ensure that lessons learned are incorporated into FAWE Ghana’s programme management process.

•  Draft, monitor and review donor reports 

• In collaboration with the Programme staff, to ensure that FAWE’s Annual work plans and programmes are developed using a results-based perspective, and M&E is integrated into the entire program cycle.  

• Improve and Manage  M&E systems such as IATI reporting  

• Evaluate  the organization’s compliance with the Strategic plan and annual work plan  

Documentation and Learning  

• Provide advisory support on the implementation and management of flexible and simple recording and lesson-sharing methods at Programme, National, and International levels to promote learning across programmes and contribute to an overall impact assessment framework.  

• In collaboration with the Programme staff, ensure that FAWE Ghana’s periodic work plans and programmes are developed using a results-based perspective and that M&E is integrated into  the entire program cycle  

• Working with other partners and donors M&E staff, analyse, maintain, and supply evidence on the emerging culture of learning  

• Coordinate baseline, mid-line, and end-line surveys, external reviews, and evaluations of FAWE Ghana’s work includes drafting TORs for project evaluations and studies.  

• Organize internal and external training workshops, information sessions, and seminars to build up the M&E capacity of the program and M&E staff throughout the FAWE Ghana programme on new  updates and methods in maintaining an effective M&E system.  

• Take the lead in setting and implementing accountability mechanisms within the FAWE Ghana 
• Help create a culture of sharing this knowledge among staff, grantees, community partners, opinion leaders, and peers  

• Relation building and partner relationship building and representing FAWE Ghana. 

• Work closely with the Communication Officer to enrich and update the web page of the FAWE GH. 

  • Content development for the website 

 Applied Research  

• Coordinate baseline, mid-line, and end-line surveys, external reviews, and evaluations of FAWE Ghana’s work includes drafting TORs for project evaluations and studies.  

• Identify the need and draw terms of reference and concept notes for specific studies/research 

• Provide Support in revamping the Research Unit at FAWE Ghana

Capacity Building  

• Organize internal and external training workshops, information sessions, and seminars to build up the M&E capacity of the programme and M&E staff throughout the FAWE Ghana network on new updates and methods in maintaining an effective M&E system.  

• Support FAWE Ghana on Data visualization, digitalization, AI and machine learning, generating information and producing meaningful reports. 

• Analyze collected lessons learned and recommendations for best practices in improving and promoting girls’ and women’s education in Ghana, as well as the overall operation of the   FAWE Ghana

• Play a key role in knowledge integration and dissemination, as well as introducing new tools and technology that can enhance the function of the FAWE Ghana Resource and Documentation Centre 

• Establish effective networking with relevant networks, organizations, and other partners in developing knowledge products related to girls’ education in Ghana.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development  Studies,  Statistics Project  Management, Sociology, Information Technology, or any other relevant subject 
  • At least 7 years’ experience in M&E with 5 years of CSO experience. 
  • Good understanding of M&E Approaches such as outcome-based Management, Outcome Harvesting, and Mapping; Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; and knowledge of different M&E  and program management software. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills, including supervising and working effectively in a team and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills. This includes communication with broad and diverse audiences and experience in assessing work-flow arrangements and training needs. 
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan, synthesize, and integrate knowledge and learning and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment. 
  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, study methodology, tools for capturing knowledge and learning stories, data Analysis tools and software, MEL tools and techniques, and the application of computer software (MS Excel, ERP system, SPSS, GIS, data visualization software) and monitoring devices is vital.
  • Good communication skills and experience working with partners and donors; pro-activeness, positive attitude, and professional integrity are required as well.
  • Basic knowledge in Gender and Education concepts

Application and submission 

All applications (Cover letter, Updated CV indicating three referees) should be addressed to National Coordinator emailed to fawe@fawegh.org; with the subject line Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to reach FAWE Ghana not later than 6pm (GMT) Thursday 16th May 2024 

*Only email applications and candidates who strictly meet the set requirements will be considered.

Responses shall only be sent to successful candidates.

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JOB VACANCY – HUMAN RESOURCE/SAFEGUARDING OFFICER 

Duration: Full-Time Contract

Location: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Application deadline: 6:00PM (GMT) Thursday 16th May 2024 

About FAWE 

The Role 

The role of the Human Resource/Safeguarding Officer at FAWE Ghana is crucial. You will be responsible for managing various aspects of employee welfare and safety, including recruitment, on-boarding, training, managing employee lifecycles, and managing employee benefits. Your role also involves ensuring compliance with labour laws, handling grievances, and promoting a safe and respectful work environment. In terms of safeguarding, you will play a key role in implementing policies and procedures to protect vulnerable individuals from harm or abuse within FAWE Ghana and its related partners and networks. We are looking for a committed individual who is familiar with NGOs’ human resource/safeguarding roles. You should be a passionate, proactive individual who aligns with FAWE Ghana values and is comfortable working collaboratively with a team, external stakeholders, and young people. This position lies within the Programmes and Administration Unit and reports to the Programmes Manager. The role holder will be expected to work outside the usual role and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the safety of team members from harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation to achieve FAWE Ghana’s safeguarding goals.
  • Act as a resource of support and expertise on safeguarding to establish a safe working environment for all with the FAWE Ghana family and all its partners.
  • Practice, promote, and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every action in FAWE Ghana.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident occurs and encourage others to do so.

KEY DUTIES

  • Guide & lead teams of HR and Training on various aspects of strategic and Operational HR training efforts focused on capability development.
  • Manage relationships to support FAWE Ghana’s short-term and long-term goals. This role offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, allowing you to contribute to the organization’s strategic direction and develop your skills in HR policy and analytics.
  • Develop practices and programs that attract, retain, and develop the best possible talent in the marketplace and make FAWE Ghana attractive through competitive pay and an engaging culture.
  • Selection, proposing, and delivering new HR initiatives and cascading progressive HR practices, coordinating and communicating with FAWE RS, and supporting change management programmes.
  • HR Policy review and analytics – monitoring all aspects of HR compliance, employment legislation, supporting HRIS and evaluating relevant HR data.
  • Manage the on-boarding of new staff into FAWE Ghana
  • Manage and ensure exiting staff complete the required documentation, review and summarize the exit debrief, and share the report with management.
  • Facilitate and administer Saff welfare within FAWE Ghana
  • Ensure all the recruitment process and steps have safeguarding components from the drafting of the JD, advertising, and interview the assessment form.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling FAWE Ghana values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable for delivering on their responsibilities—giving them the freedom to offer in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their personal development, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their vision for FAWE Ghana, engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, members, external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity and sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

           EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  Essential

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field (essential) • Member of IHRM • CHRP Qualification
  • A master’s degree in any of these areas will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in Human Resources 
  • Previous 3+ years experience in HR, specifically in non-profit organizations/non-governmental organizations. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and multicultural office (preferred) 
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Power-point
  • Good judgement and extremely high attention to detail 
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative style and approach, and ability to work effectively across cultures. 
  • Experience working under high-pressure, fast-paced environments and being able to deal with ambiguity and change in those contexts. 
  • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks.
  • Quality orientation, attention to detail, and excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working with gender and youth-based organizations.
  • Fluency in English (essential) 
  • A commitment to the mission, vision, and values of FAWE Ghana.

Application and submission 

All applications (Cover letter, Updated CV indicating three referees) should be addressed to National Coordinator emailed to fawe@fawegh.org; with the subject line Human Resource/ Safeguarding Officer to reach FAWE Ghana not later than 6pm (GMT) Thursday 16th May 2024 

*Only email applications and candidates who strictly meet the set requirements will be considered.

Responses shall only be sent to successful candidates.

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JOB VACANCY – FIELD OFFICER

JOB TITLE: Field Officer
LOCATION: Upper East Region, Ghana
ABOUT THE JOB:

Forum for African Women Educationalist Ghana (FAWE Ghana Ch.) is the Ghanaian Chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) which is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation that also operates through 33 other National Chapters in Sub-Saharan Africa to promote girls’ and women’s education. The field officer in the Upper East Region will coordinate all the project activities related to the SHARE project and the
organisations’ advocacy work around girls’ and women education. The officer will be able to work with other organisations and stakeholders while also providing up to date information for the FAWE Ghana Office

GENERAL FUNCTIONS
The Field officer’s primary function is to oversee the implementation and monitoring of SHARE Project activities in the target Districts in the Upper East region, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed project activity implementation plan and adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
This will include contributing to shape and direct the organisation’s work in championing girls and women’s education in the Upper East Region as well as engaging stakeholders to achieve the set project and organisational objectives.

Main duties and responsibilities will be:
Programme planning:
• Report directly to the Project/Program Officer for SHARE Project while working closely with the National Coordinator, Project/Program Manager and other team members to understand goals and to meet expectations.
• Support FAWE Ghana programs to supervise and manage all activities in the Upper East Region of Ghana and other project sites.
• Support team in preparing proposals and concept notes.
• Take lead in preparing field reports as assigned.
• Contribute to information-sharing.
• Compile monthly and quarterly reports on time and with accurate data.
• Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibilities as and when needed.

Stakeholders Management
• Work with existing stakeholders, identify other key stakeholders in areas of thematic importance.
• Mobilise and organise for advocacy at the community level.
• Identify and work with influencers on girls’ education, rights and related policies and sustainable development.

Financial Management

• Develop work plans in line with budget.
• Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies according to project
budgets.
• Ensure compliance with donor regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least a first degree in Public Health, development or other relevant fields of study.
• Four years’ experience in project design and implementation, in a similar role will be an added advantage.
• Experience in implementing Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health project
• Proficiency in any of these local languages Kassem, Buli, Gurune, Frafra and English is a must.
• Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilisation projects and stakeholder engagement
• Good knowledge and understanding of the environment and people, including culture.
• Ability to remain flexible to a changing environment and to make decisions independently.
• Computer literacy (Microsoft office – Word, Excel, Power Point etc)
• Demonstrate willingness to work in a team.

FUNCTIONAL SKILL SET:
• Excellent proposal, report and concept note writing
• Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
• Excellent organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent research skills

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates should send an updated CV (No longer than 3pages) and a cover letter to faweghana@gmail.com, Cc krichard.amoani@gmail.com with ‘Field Officer – Upper East Region’ as the subject.
CLOSING DATE: 30th November, 2021.
Due to the urgency of the position, FAWE Ghana Chapter. will review applications on a rolling basis and candidates may be invited to test/interview.

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FORUM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN EDUCATIONALISTS SCHOLARSHIPS STUDY INDIA PROGRAMME

The Forum for African Women Educationalists in Partnership with KL University of India is inviting applicants for enrolment into KL University, under the Study India Programme.

KL University offers high quality education and all-round development in a string of Bio tech courses; mechanical, electrical and electronics; civil engineering; and Pharmacy courses among others.

The Study India Programme under FAWE is open to students of merit in FAWE National Chapters namely Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Mali, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and Zambia.

Interested applicants can visit FAWE National Secretariat nearest to you in the above-named countries.

The deadline for online applications is 28th April 2020 after which aptitude tests will be conducted in order to select successful applicants. Dates for aptitude tests in respective chapters will be announced in due course.

For FAWE Ghana, call +233 248 133 526 or visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/FAWEGh or website; www.fawegh.org . Email us at faweghana@gmail.com

Limited spaces are available, call right away

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JOB VACANCY – PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

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JOB TITLE: Project Accountant
LOCATION: Fotobi Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal E/R, Ghana

Forum for African Women Educationalists Ghana (FAWE Ghana Ch.) is the Ghanaian Chapter of Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) which is a pan-African NonGovernmental Organisation that also operates through 33 other National Chapters in SubSaharan Africa to promote girls’ and women’s education.

FAWE Ghana Ch. was established in Ghana in 1993. FAWE Ghana Chapter is a nonpolitical, voluntary, charitable, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organisation registered under the laws of Ghana as a company limited by guarantee and a certified by the Department of Social Welfare in Ghana as Charitable organisation.

FAWE Ghana Ch. does not discriminate on the basis of race, ideology, colour, nationality or religious persuasion. However, its target beneficiaries and constituency are primarily girls and women.
FAWE Ghana Chapter works to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education and to develop a gender-sensitive community through advocacy.
FAWE Ghana’s vision, mission and goal are all resolute on the well-being of girls’ education.
Promoting access and retention and improving the quality of education for girls.
The field officer in the Upper east Region will coordinate all the project activities related to the SHARE project and the organisation’ s advocacy work around girls’ and women education. The officer will be able to work with other organisations and stakeholders while also providing up to date information for the FAWE Ghana Office.
FAWE Ghana Chapter is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Accountant.

Key Job Responsibilities
The Project Accountant will perform the following functions:
• Overall financial management of project
• Budget preparation and Budgetary Control Support for the effective implementation of the project financial plan
• Preparation of payment vouchers in accordance with project requirement
• Coordination on Cash Forecasting for the project to ensure the availability of funds for project operations.
• Operation of the Donor spending and financial reporting requirement
• Implementation of Internal Financial Controls and Payment Processes for the attainment of value for money at all times
• The primary purpose of the Project Accountant role is to serve as the primary Professional Accountant in full responsibility for performing or overseeing all financial-related activities including; reconciliations, accounts analysis, developing quarterly accruals
• Maintain and update project assets register
• Prepare returns on all advanced funds and expenses
• Responsible for payroll management
• Assist with procurement in accordance with project requirements
• Ensure robust monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reporting for the project
• Make project payments as per approved policies and procedures
• Review all the vouchers for completeness and documentation and arithmetic accuracy
• Review work plans, financial returns and expenditure of relevant project cost
• Ensure all statutory payments are done on time
• Support and conduct financial management capacity building of project team
• Liaise with the project manager and monitoring and evaluation personnel to provide advice on project risk (financial health)
• Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management
• Review and approve Time Sheet for work related to a project
• Prepare Project Financial audit action list after each audit ensure its compliance
• Monitor and submit quarterly report on project financial risks
• Compile information for internal and external auditor as required
• Liaising with auditors
• Perform other duties assigned by the National Coordinator

Qualifications/ Requirements
• Minimum Educational qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or related fields
• Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
• Prior Work Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, reporting and general financial management. One to three years of experience should have been in the application of donor funding.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
• Must have a strong understanding of Microsoft tools (Excel, Macros, Power Point, Power BI)
• ACCA or CA qualification will be an added advantage
• Good working knowledge in Quick books accounting software is a must.
• Knowledge in Project Management is an advantage.
• Demonstrable experience in managing multimillion-dollar institutional grants through donors such as Global Affairs Canada

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates should send an updated CV (No longer than 3pages) and a cover letter to faweghana@gmail.com, Cc krichard.amoani@gmail.com with ‘Field Officer – Upper
East Region’ as the subject.
CLOSING DATE: 30th November, 2021.
Due to the urgency of the position, FAWE Ghana Chapter will review applications on a rolling basis and candidates may be invited to test/interview

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