Posted on :
9 Aug, 2011
Christian Aid is the official relief, development and advocacy agency of 41 sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland and is part of the world-wide church community. The essential purpose of Christian Aid is to expose the scandal of poverty, to help in practical ways to root it out from the world and to challenge the structures and systems which favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
Christian Aid Ghana recruits Programme Officer, Governance
1 year fixed term contract with possibility of renewal
Based: Accra with extensive travel in country
Job reference: GHANA/004/PO-G
A three year European Union funded governance programme with start in October 2011, working across 18 districts in Ghana. Christian Aid (CA) requires a Programme Officer (PO) to provide technical support, monitoring and programmes. He/she will ensure that implementation, monitoring and programme reporting are carried out in accordance with CA and donor requirements.
Required Skills or Experience
Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.
Delivery of goals and objectives:
Describe a time when you had to deliver an ambitious project at a time when your team/organisation was going through a process of significant change. How did you revise your project planning in response to these changes? How did you manage expectations of others in the project and communicate the impact of the changes on the project? Was the project delivered and if so, how successfully?
Impact and Influence:
Describe a time when you had to convince someone else to see your point of view. Who were you trying to convince and on what topic? How did you present your arguments? How do you know if you were successful or not?
While working in a team, have you ever volunteered to take on proactively additional tasks in order to support the group’s efforts? What was the situation? Why did you volunteer to take on those tasks? How was this received by others in the team? Were you able to complete these additional tasks?
Attention to detail:
Describe a multi-faceted project that you worked on or a complex report you wrote. What quality control or review mechanism did you put in place? What feedback did you receive from others? How did you incorporate that feedback into the final product? To what extent did this process improve the final product?
You will require current and valid permission to work in Ghana
How To Apply
Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only electronically submitted application forms will be accepted. To apply for this post, please download an application pack and role profile from; www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and email your completed form to:[email protected] quoting the reference number.
Job reference: GHANA/004/PO-G
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Shortlisted candidates will attend interviews in September and be ready to start work soon after.
Closing: 26th Aug, 2011