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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 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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