Plan Ghana Recruiting: Business Development Manager

Posted on :

15 Jul, 2014

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Business Management Jobs in Ghana

Plan Ghana, an international child­ centred community development Organisation is looking for a dynamic and results­ oriented person to fill the position of LAND FUND-RAISING SPECIALIST. The position is located at the Ghana country Office, Accra and reports to the Business Development Manager.

Job Purpose:

  • Works with the grants team in identifying grants opportunities from donors and contribute significantly to the fund­raising efforts of Plan Ghana
  • Facilitates ethical checks on local partners and ensures the smooth coordination of all concept notes/proposal development efforts at the national, regional Program Unit and community levels.

Typical Responsibilities ­ Key End Results of Position:

Grants Reporting: Supports Grants reporting to ensure they meet donor requirements and produce no negative/adverse feedback.

To do this, the role will:

  • Develops, updates and maintains a schedule for grants reporting, detailing the donor reporting requirements, type of reports and deadlines,
  • Facilitates timely follow ups on donor deadlines

Grants Acquisition and Management

  • Ensures readily available data per Country Strategic Program (CSP) Country Program (CP) objectives for easy reference for proposal and concept note development.
  • Develops a schedule for local resource mobilization within Plan Ghana.
  • Calls for proposals and concept notes from PUs. Maintains a database of all proposals received for easy reference by grouping the proposals received by CP Objectives and by PUs
  • Maintains a photo bank on grant funded projects per PU
  • Maintains a database of all proposals received for easy reference by grouping the proposals received by CP objectives and by PUs
  • Monitors Grants implementation in the field.

Donor Relationship Management:

  • Facilitates timely follow ups on donor deadlines and ensures that all donor queries are adequately addressed
  • Reviews reports due donors and ensures that reports meet donor reporting requirements as per Grants Agreement Documents(GAD)and other documented agreements and recommend actions to Business Development Manager.

Budget Management

  • Supports the preparation and review of grants proposal budgets
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Criteria for success:

  • High quality and timely delivery of project activities in communities
  • Satisfactory partner organization activities

Dealing with Problems:

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  • Collates and provides technical support for the implementation of resource mobilization activities
  • Puts in place systems to monitor and provides technical soundness to all grants projects
  • Works with minimum supervision
  • Analyses issues for decision making to strengthen and support delivery of grants activities that meet organizational requirements and refers to   supervisor for approval.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Medium contact with Plan partners for the grants acquisition and management
  • Has high contact with all Country Office and Programme Unit Staff to support locally raised funds for grants implementation
  • Maintains medium contact with partners, Multilateral Companies and organisations operating in Ghana.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Masters Degree in Marketing,Public Relations, Development Studies/Social Sciences or related area
  • Have at least three (3) years working experience in a related field
  • Has good understanding of contemporary resource Mobilization and management ‘
  • Experience in Gender,Advocacy and community development related issues.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, Internet software and Power Point)
  • Understanding of International Donor requirements

Demonstrated behaviours needed by the post holder to successfully perform the role.

  • Continuous commitment to high performance and improvement
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Committed to the protection of the rights of the child
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Knowledge in development issues affecting children

Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice

  • Crisis management skills
  • Negotiation and Influencing skills
  • Good Business Development and Marketing skills
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills
  • Excellent human relations skills
  • Excellent Communication and IT skills
  • Tactical planning skills
  • Facilitation, presentation, training and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

Travel requirements
This position entails 40% travelling within program areas,as well as to corporate and other organizations.

Level of Contact with Children:

Mid contact: the job responsibilities of this position require occasional contact with children and it is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

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:

The Country Human Resource Manager
Plan Ghana
Private Mail Bag
Osu Main Post office
Accra


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