Voluntary Service Overseas Jobs (2017)

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20 Mar, 2017

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

Job Description

Job Title: Country Director

VSO is looking for an exceptional leader to become our Country Director in Ghana. You’ll lead VSO Ghana’s programme team as we embark on an exciting and ambitious phase of programme development, building on our successful and highly-regarded programmes in Education, Secure Livelihoods, and Youth. As one of the VSO’s global team of senior leaders you will have plenty of scope to apply your passion, experience and skills to the challenge of bringing about the change we want to see. And we will have correspondingly high expectations of what you will achieve.

The Country Director will be responsible for:

1. leading a team of staff and volunteers to design and implement innovative, high quality, locally owned programmes and projects that can be scaled up rapidly;

2. building excellent relations with a wide range of stakeholders so that we extend the influence that VSO can have, building on our core competencies and the voices of primary actors;


3. meeting ambitious funding targets and delivering grants professionally so we maintain our high profile for excellence;

4. running efficient operations that conform to local laws and VSO policies and which exhibit VSO’s values

Skills, qualifications and experience required

This opportunity will suit an experienced and entrepreneurial development leader looking for a new challenge. The ideal candidate will have:

  • a passionate commitment to delivering evidence-based programming developed in partnership with primary actors;
  • very strong leadership qualities, with the ability to inspire and support a diverse team of staff and volunteers;
  • excellent representational, networking and donor engagement skills and experience;
  • experience of managing complex programmes and operations;
  • energy, determination, and a commitment to VSO’s values and programming principles.

VSO is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sectors of society.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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