Chance For Children Recruitment 2022

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Chance For Children Recruitment 2022.


Chance For Children is a reputable firm that empowers street children in Accra, Ghana.

Our main mission is to empower street-connected children and their families in Ghana and beyond to live healthier, happier, and better. Since our inception 20 years ago, we have nurtured an inclusive environment that embraces the diversity and uniqueness of everyone. Irrespective of gender, role, or background, we pride our relationships on the highest levels of integrity and trust.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:


Job Title: Senior Finance and Administrative Officer

Job Description

  • Job title: Senior Finance and Administrative Officer
  • Reporting to: Ghana Country Representative / Head of Finance
  • Salary: GHC76,000 – GHC84,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Job type:  Fixed term (2 years renewable)
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Location: Accra

Purpose of the role

The Senior Finance and Administrative Officer will provide timely and accurate finance, administrative, programme management, and fundraising responsibilities in the Ghana office.  Overall, the post holder will contribute to the smooth running of the organization by supporting the general administration and internal communication across the office in Ghana, accountable also to the Head of Finance based in the UK.

The Senior Finance and Administrative Officer will be motivated to create administrative efficiencies within their scope of work, demonstrate excellent communication skills to maintain and enhance stakeholder relationships where necessary, and be flexible to support tasks as they arise across the organization, particularly in the Programmes team.

Main duties and responsibilities

Financial Management (50%)

a. Manage the day-to-day finance function of the office, and support the team to implement effective internal controls including (but not limited to) segregation of duties, procurement procedures, payment controls, petty cash controls, payroll controls, etc.

b. Provide input to organization-level budgets and forecasts as well as support the programs team in the development of new project budgets while ensuring cost-effectiveness and good value for money

c. Ensure timely submission of project financial reports and request of funds to the various donors accordingly

d. Provide accurate, timely, and relevant recording of transactions, generating financial reports, and any analysis of financial information as may be required from time to time

e. Management and reconciliation of petty cash, bank and cash accounts to ensure sufficient funds are always available and report monthly

f. File and remit statutory deductions such as taxes, social security, and other financial obligations

g. Monitor and analyze financial data and produce monthly financial reports

h. Work closely with the project managers to monitor project activities against workplan and budgets, highlighting financial implications and risks to project delays or issues

i. Ensure overhead recoveries and project support costs are appropriately charged to the correct fund code with reference being made to the donor budget and terms of grant/grant agreement

j. Support external auditors to carry out annual audits on the country’s operations

k. Provide support in carrying out financial due diligence checks with new and existing project partners

Organization-wide administration and logistical support (50%)

a. Line management of CFC Admin & HR Officer, based in Tamale

b. Develop, review, and improve administrative systems, policies, and procedures in the Ghana office

c. Receive bills for services and supplies, organize and record all payments on the accounting software

d. Supervise the acquisition, allocation, transfer, and disposal of company assets as well as the maintenance of an accurate asset register

e. Ensure that CfC records are well maintained through filing appropriately the correspondence and any important documents. In a bid to support a paperless office, all important correspondence shall be saved in images on SharePoint in the appropriate folders.

Other Duties

a. Actively participate in team meetings, and teamwork plans, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned, and provide feedback as needed

b. Represent Chance for Childhood at external meetings and events as requested

c. Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet organizational objectives

d. Keep up to date with any changes in legislation, regulatory procedures, best practice, and industry standards

e. Perform any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as may be required

Required Skills or Experience

  • The candidate should have at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or any other relevant field of study related to the post. A minimum of five years of experience in delivering on the key responsibilities for this position is required.
  • Professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CA, or any other equivalent) is desirable.
  • Experience working in an International NGO (INGO) or Development Agency
  • Knowledge of tax regulations with a specific interest in INGO operations
  • Required experience working in multi-cultural environments
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook, Word, and Excel) and accounting software.

How to Apply

All interested applicants should be sent to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 20th October 2022


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