WaterAid Ghana Job Vacancies 2011

Posted on :

20 Jul, 2011

Category :

NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. Here in Ghana, we have built a great team which is championing and delivering on the needs and rights of these communities.


Fundraising and Resource Mobilisation Advisor

Job Description

(3 Years Renewal Contract)
Salary: GH¢3,000 – GH¢4,000
Person Specification: Must be eligible to work in Ghana
Location: Country Office, Accra

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a national long-term fundraising strategy and approach targeting a range of donors including multi-lateral, bilateral bodies and corporations, foundations, etc, which maps out significant transforming steps to improve year-on-year performance significantly over a five-year time frame and beyond for sustainability
  • Ensure effective operational planning and budget setting and efficient use of the CP funds raised, with close attention to continuously improving return on fundraising investment and minimizing risks


  • Initiating and coordinating all funding contracts
  • Initiating and managing fundraising campaigns and events in Ghana and maximising the potential of new media opportunities for income generation
  • Assist in building relationships with new donor’s in-country for programmatic, policy and funding relationships. Also keep up to date with local and international donor policies

Donor Contract Management:

  • Assist all staff in understanding and conforming to specific donor requirements in all aspects of project implementation, management and monitoring and evaluation
  • Identifying gaps, developing and implementing plans to ensure that the Country Programme and the recipient partners have the requisite capacity to manage the funds to raised

Relationship Building and External Communication:

  • To support the negotiation of donor agreements and their clearance by WaterAid UK, Region and Country Representative, and in timely allocation/transfer of firm pledges or funds
  • Review, monitor and document donor funding, policies and trends in Africa and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and likewise with contacts outside the CP, region and globally

Capacity Building and Skills Development:

  • Ensure capacity needs of the WaterAid staff and partners are met in order to enable each Sub Programme and partner to effectively manage their fundraising activities/donor reporting requirement activities
  • Assist WAG project Partners (NGOs, CBO, Local Authorities and government agencies) to develop and implement their Fundraising strategy to meet the ongoing needs and strategic focus of WaterAid in Ghana and partners strategic plans


  • Manage the Donor Contracts and Management Officer position holder
  • Provide coaching, training and inspire performance that delivers

other duties as assigned

Required Skills or Experience


Education Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, international development, Marketing, Economics, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration. Those with Bachelor’s Degree will be considered with over 8 years experience
  • A high level of numeracy


  • Post graduate qualification in a social or marketing, development subject

Essential Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years proven track record and experience of successful networking, fundraising and managing a range of different contracts (Statutory Funding etc), events, corporate, bilateral, international organizations, donors, etc
  • Experience of developing fundraising strategies at a country/regional level
  • At least 5 years experience on project and programme management in international development
  • Experience in making presentations and negotiation
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Representational skills including experience developing relationships with government and donors agencies at a senior level
  • Experience in training and capacity building in fundraising
  • Sound understanding of some major donor funding structures and processes is essential (eg. DFID, EU, UN, USAID etc)


  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of donors contracts and subgrants
  • Experience in managing change
  • Experience of working within a development charity
  • Experience of distance management

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to attract and secure new funds and the skills necessary to build and sustain existing relationships using tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to think clearly and analytically
  • The ability to communicate positively and effectively with the Water Aid community, its staff, key stakeholders and audiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills to include Excel, Word and use of databases desirable; Ability to use WAG website to generate funds essential
  • Competent in use of log frame desirable or developing projects essential
  • Fluency in English
  • The numerical ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditure
  • Proven success in generating convincing proposals, raising funds and writing reports for: trusts/foundations, individuals, corporations or statutory/multilateral donors
  • Ability to plan own work, setting priorities and completing them under pressure or when faced with competing demands
  • Ability to research and identify new funding via Internet, personal contacts, networking and other sources


  • A good understanding of integrated water, sanitation and hygiene promotion project
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches to development problems
  • Use of cost-benefit analysis to determine the investments (human, financial, etc) needed to reach financial goals by the end of the strategy’s term. Fluency in French

Personal Qualities:

  • The commitment and flexibility to carry out the varied responsibilities of the post, and work effectively with all relevant WaterAid staff and partners
  • A lively interest in and appreciation of the activities of WaterAid and a passionate belief in its mission
  • A strong commitment to gender sensitive, pro-poor development work
  • A commitment to WaterAid’s approach and values
  • Consultative and flexible management style and willingness to learn from others
  • Ability to travel (at least 60 days per year) and on ad hoc basis as needed
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under periodic stress
  • Effective time management and ability to prioritise multiple, competing tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual environment and on multi-racial teams


How To Apply

Please go to wateraid.org for the detailed job description, EEO forms. Applications, CVs and completed EEO form should be forwarded by email to: [email protected]. Late applications will not be accepted.

WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Closing: 25 Jul, 2011

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