Plan Ghana Recruits Programme Support Manager - Jobs in Ghana

Plan Ghana Recruits Programme Support Manager

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19 Jul, 2011

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This is a senior management position based in the Country Office, Accra. The position reports directly to the Country Director (CD).

Job Purpose:
To develop capabilities in programme design, implementation and evaluation among Plan staff and programme participants, and to support the achievement of country programme goals that are aligned with Plan’s programme guide which aims at promoting child rights to end child poverty

  1. Facilitate the design of programme related sections of the Country Strategic Plan to ensure quality and relevant programming of Plan activities
  2. Document and disseminate Plan best practices from within Plan and from other organisations to promote quality and learning
  3. Support programme unit staff in programme design and implementation, ensuring technical support is provided
  4. Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the achievement of Plan’s programme aimed at promoting child rights to end child poverty
  5. Manage and support in country operations networks for learning and improvement
  6. Manage and develop programme support unit staff to improve staff performance
  7. Participate on the Country Management Team (CMT) to support leadership in managing the country’s programme
  8. Fulfill Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times to ensure children are protected from all forms of abuse


Required Skills or Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or any related area;
  • At least 5 years experience in related program management position with solid supervisory support skills


  • Seen as a source of development expertise, and proactive in sharing knowledge and advice
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring, research and evaluation using quantitative and qualitative principles
  • Good knowledge of data management software (SPSS, Epi Info, EXCEL, Word, Power Point, Access)
  • Understands Plan’s work, and implements processes and practices that support achievement of organisational objectives


  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of health, education, water & sanitation, grants support management and community development
  • Proven experience in a similar senior management level in a reputable international organisation similar to Plan
  • Process management, facilitation, negotiation, people management, information management
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent human relations and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good training skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English


  • Influencing staff to improve performance
  • Promoting high performance
  • Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches and processes
  • Team spirit


How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications with a comprehensive CV and a copy of the certificate of their highest academic qualification to the address below. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

People and Culture Manager
Plan Ghana
Private Mail Bag
Osu Main Post Office
Closing: 26 Jul, 2011

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