YES Ghana Recruiting Now

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21 Nov, 2016

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Established in 2001, the Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO which is at the forefront of youth development policy, practice and research in Ghana. At YES-Ghana, we work to realise a vision: a world where every young person has a real chance to benefit from and participate in the development processes at local, national and international levels. Our mission is to promote policies and develop initiatives that help youth succeed in becoming life-long learners, productive members of society, materially sufficient and self-respecting citizens. Visit www.yesghana.orgfor more information.

YES-Ghana is seeking a highly experienced and motivated Training and Capacity Building Manager to oversee a range of training and capacity building activities across the organisation’s projects and programmes. The Manager will also support YES-Ghana’s skills building agenda by developing a sustainable business model, bringing new partners on board, and espousing new innovation that projects YES-Ghana’s reputation as a leader in skills training and development.

Job Description

Job Title:  Training & Capacity Building Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of a medium-term strategy for skills building in line with market research, business targets, policies and standards
  • Leading the development, delivery, evaluation, and improvement of courses, materials and related services, to meet the needs of clients and stakeholders
  • Developing and testing new delivery models and sharing of best practices
  • Maintaining up-to-date training portfolios in line with market research
  • Leading the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with key players in the skills building space locally and internationally
  • Managing the day-to-day running of training activities
  • Ensuring that training programmes meets learner needs and expectations
  • Providing on-going technical assistance to youth groups to ensure their ability to develop, refine, and deliver appropriate trainings
  • Supporting the implementation of the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach
  • Ensuring that training programmes meet international quality standards and organisational expectations
  • Maintaining good relationships with training participants and colleagues
  • Line managing trainers to corporate standards and acting as duty officer when required
  • Managing financial allocations and expenditures according to delegated authority and ensuring timely payments in accordance with YES-Ghana’s financial management policy

Qualifications & Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience 

  • Advanced degree in relevant field; significant related work experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated experience leading skills training and capacity building activities
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated experience working with youth in local environments; experience working with vulnerable and minority groups a plus
  • English fluency required; fluency in major Ghanaian languages is an added advantage
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel

Personal Attributes

  • High integrity and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and to plan, organise, coordinate and monitor own work plan and provide advice and supervision to others
  • Resourcefulness, sound judgment and decision-making skills. Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving issues/problems
  • Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, project participants and partners, as well as others
  • High level of professional, people management and human relations skills
  • Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision
  • Professional and independent working style, highly motivated and well-organised with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

Professional demeanor. Able to present a professional image of the organisation at all times.

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