Varkey Foundation Jobs 2018

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25 Jan, 2018

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The Project Manager will be responsible for overall management and coordination for the Making Ghanaian Girls Great! team in the mobilisation and delivery of the project’s results. They will provide the day-to-day leadership of the team and will report to the Country Director. The Project Manager will be responsible for driving the project’s overall vision of ensuring that all existing beneficiaries successfully complete primary, transition into secondary school, and are nurtured with life-skills and enough selfconfidence to pursue fulfilled and economically productive lives, as well as improving learning outcomes for all students in the project.

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager

Key Duties and Accountabilities

Management and Operations
– Provide overall management and coordination of all work streams including Education, Community,
Technical and Operations in the mobilisation and delivery of program results;
– Directly line-managing the project team, providing coaching, mentoring and quality assurance of their work;
– Recruitment and performance appraisals of staff and identifying their training needs;
– Writing of progress reports for internal and external use according to the standard or specifications required by donor and Fund Managers or as may be required by the VF leadership;
– Participate and lead program related workshops, review meetings, training and community engagement drives;
– Anticipate risk and take steps to mitigate them.
Budgeting and Financial controls
– Monitor funding commitments, project spending against budget, preparation and submission of required program progress and financial reports on a regular basis;
– Ensure financial processes comply with relevant sections of the financial manual, Donor and Fund Manager compliance protocols, and other partnership standards;

– Anticipate major costs and cash flow requirements in order to mobilise appropriate funding streams.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
– Manage all areas of M&E, to ensure that internal monitoring is carried out effectively and that external impact evaluations are being conducted in the manner intended;
– Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to develop and track relevant Project documents and systems such as the Logframe, M&E Framework and monitoring tools;
– Apply the internal monitoring and evaluation system in collaboration with the project team to ensure accurate record keeping, adequate and relevant data collection and analysis;
– Ensure the documentation of lessons learned and best practices are shared through internal and external VF knowledge sharing forums;
– Manage the relationship and deliverables of the external evaluation partner in line with donor requirements.
Managing partners, suppliers and stakeholders
– Work with the national, regional and district GES stakeholders to ensure Project sustainability;
– Sustain positive partnerships and networking relationships with key stakeholders on projects to influence policies and practices;
– Actively communicate and maintain good working relationships with external suppliers who collaborate with Varkey Foundation in various ways in the delivery of our distance learning models (e.g. technology supplier, service maintenance contractors and the satellite internet providers);
– Highlight best practices emerging from project at sector platforms and other relevant public events.

Child Protection responsibilities
– Have oversight responsibility over monitoring compliance of child protection and do no harm standards in accordance with donor standards;
– Supervise the periodic review of VF CP policy in line with donor requirements;
– Monitor suppliers, sub-contractors and stakeholders compliance of CP policy.

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Person Specifications

Qualifications & Experience
– University degree in Education, Development studies, Gender Studies, Development Economics or similar related or relevant fields, although other degrees will be considered in light of candidate’s experience. Master’s degree will be an advantage
– Minimum of 5 years field experience with NGOs in developing countries
– Experience in distance learning and pro-girls education development projects and familiarity with the girls education sector in Ghana
– Previous experience of budget management within donor funded project

Key skills & Competencies

– Strong project management skills and experience managing donor funded projects
– Highly functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other ICT skills required
– People management skills and experience in line managing teams of 7+ staff
– Skills and experience in external stakeholder engagement including donors, government and private sector and experiences with coordination of multistakeholder forums
– Skills in report writing and monitoring and evaluation

Personal Attributes

– Self-starter and team player with high standards
– Ability to multi task and work under some level of pressure
– Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and with multi- and interdisciplinary teams

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected], no later than the 2nd of February 2018.
Please note we will be interviewing candidates during this time, so early application is recommended.

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