Christian Aid Recruitment for Programme and Policy Manager

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Christian Aid Recruitment for Programme and Policy Manager.

About Christian Aid

Christian Aid Ghana works to significantly improve the lives of poor and marginalised women and men, and bring about a fair and just society.

Christian Aid believes in life before death, working for and with people of all faiths and none. Founded in 1945, Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in Britain and Ireland mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, of freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and believes that this vision can become a reality. A complex international organisation, we have an income in excess of £110m and work in 37 countries, supporting poor and marginalized people to lift themselves out of poverty. We do this by tackling both the causes and the symptoms of poverty so that everyone can achieve equality, dignity and freedom.

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About the role

To lead and manage partner portfolio and projects within a country or region and within a policy framework agreed with the Country Manager and Head of Division. This role will include managing the programme team with some technical input and will ensure effective management and development for the programme and appropriate support for partners. To recommend projects to partners and to engage with communications and fundraising including from institutional donors. To ensure a strong link exists between our programme and advocacy and provide representation for the programme and on country issues as may be delegated. To contribute to Christian Aid’s ability to bring about a significant impact in Ghana by influencing inclusive and pro-poor change in policies. Together with partners in Ghana, shape and implement strategies designed to generate policy changes that will challenge the root causes of poverty. Developing advocacy capacity of partners and collectively influence policy positions of relevant external stakeholders. Developing the capacity to monitor and evaluate the impact of policy changes. To engage with effective fundraising, liaison and networking as appropriate and lead in all ACT Alliance initiatives/networking. Planning and implementation of advocacy strategies relating to Christian Aid Ghana’s work in Ghana.

NOTE: The successful candidate will have a postgraduate qualification in business administration with significant experience of working with donor-funded projects and field-based management. Must have in-debt knowledge in the governance sector, leading and supporting policy and advocacy work, partner support and capacity building. Experience of programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, financial and resource management. He or she must be comfortable with working with local indigenous partner organisations and must have experience in living in the developing country. Experience in EU funding regulations and managing large and complex budgets and financial compliance will be an added advantage. Must be fluent in verbal and written English.

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Competency questions

As part of the application, candidates will be asked to demonstrate their suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

  1. When and how you had adapted your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience.
  2. Give examples of how your skills in managing available resources and people’s time.

How to Apply

Candidates who have met the above criteria should CLICK HERE to submit their CV and application.

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