Challenging Heights Jobs 2017

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17 Feb, 2017

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Non Profit Organisation Jobs

Challenging Heights is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation in Ghana that works to protect children’s rights and end child trafficking. Founded by James Kofi Annan in 2005, our main efforts focus on addressing trafficking of children to Lake Volta, where they are forced to work in the fishing industry. We work in underserved coastal communities in Ghana, providing support to women and children in hard-to-reach areas that are at risk of child trafficking.

Job Description

Job Title: Partners In Development Officer

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Responsibilities: Lead the Partners in Development Programme
Review, develop and deliver the Partners in Development Programme
Drive advocacy and fundraising by establishing and fostering successful relationships with all our individual visitors as well as any organisation lead co-ordinator
Maintain comunication with all contacts pre- and post-visit to ensure maximum benefit is derived for them, us and to identify funding opportunities for Challenging Heights
Co-ordinate all visits to Challenging Heights including youth partners, funders, interns and other interested parties
Prepare for these visits with exceptional logistical skills which need to cover all aspects including designing the detailed itinerary, accommodation, transportation, visa documents, supplies, etc.
Support these visitors during their stay by troubleshooting their concerns, leading them in activities and providing cultural insights
Communicate with Challenging Heights management to determine meaningful and valuable opportunities and activities for both the visitors and our organisation’s strategy
Drive partnering visits, relationships and opportunities in Ghana and abroad by researching and reaching out to prospective schools, community groups and individuals
Liaise with our fundraising organisations who develop relationships on our behalf and collaborate with them on visits by funders
Support logistics for major external events
Support the Senior Management team in developing relationships with other NGOS and government agencies, particularly within Ghana
Represent the organisation at stakeholder meetings, workshops and conferences
Skills & Experience: 1-2 years of demonstrated success in volunteer recruitment/management or similar work by engaging guests
Track record of working or travelling cross-culturally, preferably with some experience in African and Western countries
Significant event and/or project management experience, preferably in an NGO setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a breadth of communications experience
English language oral and written skills are essential
Maturity and highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and cross-cultural understanding
Critical thinking skills and high level analytical skills
Excellent IT skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google’s suite, and basic web management
Sense of humour, patience and easily adaptable
Knowledge of international development or human trafficking is a significant advantage
Start date: Preference will be given to candidates able to start in March or April 2017. We are seeking a long-term commitment of at least 1 year, preferably 2 or more.

Conditions: Overseas candidates will be provided with accommodation in shared staff house inclusive of bills and a stipend sufficient to cover living costs in Winneba; nationals will be employed on contract at a local salary.

How to Apply

Application: Please submit a CV and covering letter, no more than two sides in length, explaining your suitability for and interest in the role to Kellie Lucas, CH Director, at [email protected] before 5pm (GMT) on 28 February 2017

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