We are Recruiting


BACKGROUND

Norsaac, a pro-marginalized and policy influencing organization is seeking the service of 4 team members for its Power to You(th) program (PtY) as well as 3 other specialists for its on-going institutional needs.

Recruitment of PtY team

The PtY program was conceived by a consortium of Amref Flying Doctors, Rutgers and Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) to empower Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) to increase their agency, claim their rights, address gender inequalities, challenge gender norms and advocate for inclusive decision-making. The overall strategic programme objective of PtY Consortium is to contribute to more adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities being meaningfully included in all decision-making regarding harmful practices, SGBV and unintended pregnancies.  This programme objective will be achieved through 4 outcomes pathways;

  1. Outcome 1: Young people demand accountability and responsiveness to harmful practices, SGBV and unintended pregnancies.
  2. Outcome 2: CSOs amplify young people’s voices to claim, protect and expand civic space.
  3. Outcome 3: Societal actors support and promote youth rights and progressive social norms.
  4. Outcome 4: State actors improve policymaking, budgeting and implementation on harmful practices, SGBV and unintended pregnancies.

The program will be implemented from 2020 to 2025 with a total grant amount of EUR 43,468,194.00 in 7 countries; Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Senegal and Malawi.

In Ghana, the program will be implemented by Norsaac and Youth Advocacy Ghana (YAG) with other implementing partners in 5 regions of Ghana; Greater Accra, Northern, North East, and Upper East regions. The program is recruiting experienced staff to occupy the positions of; National Program Coordinator, Advocacy and Youth Empowerment Manager, Finance Manager and Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager.

  1. NATIONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

REPORTING TO: Head of Programs, Policy and Campaigns

CONTRACT TYPE: Full- time, Working 40 hours a week

SALARY: Negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: three (3) Years subject to renewal

LOCATION: PtY Country Office – Accra

JOB PURPOSE

To provide strategic leadership, programme integration, representation, and operational management to the PtY programme. The role will also oversee the Programme Team and work closely with implementing partners to deliver on the outcomes of the programme. S/He will work across functional teams of the programme to contribute to the overall effectiveness and impact of the programme.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Strategic and thought leadership and representation
  • Provide overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the Programme Strategy.
  • Lead programme integration, creating a one programme approach and team culture for sharper impact of PtY programme.
  • Initiate, coordinate and lead the PtY programming, ensuring it delivers on its strategic objectives and outcomes and championing the innovative ways of working.
  • Providing thought leadership internally in Norsaac and YAG as well as externally among Ips and other stakeholders of relevance to the programme.
  • Represent the programme in key external platforms and the media, discussing policy and influencing campaigns.
  • Manage the programme relationships with various stakeholders, participating in networks, coalition and alliances that will promote the influence and brand of the programme.
  • Lead the annual programme and budgeting processes, and provide ongoing oversight and management of program budgets.
  1. Lead program development and delivery
  • Ensures the delivery of a program with demonstrable impact and is accountable for overall programme quality and learning.
  • Develop, implement and embed, a knowledge management system, that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the program.
  • Oversees the development of program and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects of IPs for the program
  • Ensures the promotion and integration of the programm’s principles and theories of; Gender Transformative Approaches, Rights based Approaches, intersectionality, socio-ecological model, social norms theory and the feminist principles/analysis – across implementation.
  • Working closely with the program country coordinator, identify opportunities for enhanced impacts and influence of the programme.
  • Oversee partners correspondence with specific reference to the identification of strategic partners, and building and maintaining these relationships
  • Building and developing an approach to program quality, knowledge production and dissemination.
  • Developing learning and knowledge management on programs and encouraging innovation across the programme.
  • Leading, embedding and using Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Social Accountability work.
  1. People management and development
  • Providing high quality leadership and support to program team, IPs and communication/advocacy leads.
  • Manage the program team to deliver on the program outcomes, providing leadership and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Norsaac/YAG’s HR policies and procedures.
  • The Program Manager with support from Institutional Development Specialist of Norsaac, will manage the life cycle of individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance management processes, as well as disciplinary matters
  • Ensure that the programme team members are given opportunities for development and training, as discussed and agreed, and provide support to the capacity building planning for programme needs.
  • Build a high-performance culture in the programmes team.
  1. Skills, Experience & Knowledge Skills
  • Strong strategic leadership and managerial skills to co-ordinate NORSAAC team to deliver on NORSAAC’s strategic objectives.
  • Ability to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with local and international local NGOs, movements and networks, government associations, business leaders and other relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, in written and verbal English, highly impactful influencing and persuasion skills
  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Ability to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Commitment to NORSAAC’s overall aims and policies and experience of respecting, protecting and promoting rights women and youth and those of marginalised people in all aspects of the organisation’s work.

Qualification and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology or related field and 4 to 7 years of experience in development programmes at the managerial level;
  • Must be a youth or youth worker.
  • Proven experience in effective management in long-term development programmes including some knowledge of finance, staffing and leadership for programmes.
  • Ability to work with significant levels of autonomy and make quick and concise decisions;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programs, advocacy and campaigning.
  • Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management philosophy
  • Politically astute, with a good understanding of key external organisations, how they operate and make decisions, and the country development context.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in working with donors
  • Experience managing a complex influencing framework incorporating development programming, campaigning and advocacy.

2. ADVOCACY AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT MANAGER

REPORTING TO: National Program Coordinator (PtY)

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent- working 40 hours per week                           SALARY: negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: three (3) Years subject to renewal

LOCATION: Head Office – Tamale

Job purpose

 To provide strategic and technical leadership for effective and efficient Campaigns and advocacy of the Power to You(th) program. The manager is expected to be committed to the program’s position on promoting Meaningful Youth participation and engagement, Gender Transformative Approaches, partnership, innovation and integrating in all aspects of the program.

Main Duties/Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for strategic and technical leadership to the program team on effective and meaningfully Youth engagement, Advocacy and campaigns.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy for the program.
  • Ensure that all youth’s issues influence the campaigns and advocacy drive of the program.
  • Strategically develop and or strengthen the lead role of program beneficiaries to become highly practiced advocates
  • Facilitate the building and sustainability of partnerships with relevant institutions, stakeholders, structures and individual for the advocacy drive of the program.
  • Ensure long standing innovations in an adolescent and young woman led advocacy.
  • Lead capacity building sessions for program team including IPS on campaigns and advocacy.
  • Ensure safeguarding policy and its related issues are understood and followed by program team.
  • Serves as the point of contact at the National levels to the various advocacy and campaigns drive of the program.
  • Tracks priority (Issues of adolescents and Young women) in National legislation and regulations including pending bills/regulations, and existing laws/regulations for advocacy.
  • Maintains and appropriately updates the Communication team with Advocacy and Campaigns information for his onward use in communication and other social media drives.

Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a master’s Degree from an accredited tertiary institution in Policy analysis, or any development related fields or Bachelor’s Degree in related development fields with a minimum of 5- 10 years progressive experience in related fields.
  • Must be a youth or a youth worker
  • Strategic thinking, excellent relational capacity and relations that can be immediately mobilised within the community of donor, policy makers/influencers, reactivity, autonomy and dynamism.
  • Experience in supervision and demonstration of multi-tasking.
  • Command of usual office software and Internet (Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer…).
  •  A good level of understanding of impact measurement.
  • Able to work on your own initiative, organise yourself and be accountable for your own work.

Media and Social Media Requirement

  • Must have interest and use social media handles regularly and consistently launch media campaigns on youth related issues
  • Influence development of infographics for youth campaigns
  • Able to produce monthly report on the program advocacy performance

3. MONITORING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION MANAGER

REPORTING TO: Research and Program Quality Coordinator (R&PQC)

CONTRACT TYPE: Full- time, Working 40 hours a week

SALARY: Negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: two (2) Years subject to renewal             

LOCATION: Head Office – Tamale

Job description;

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead evidence generation through quality research work and translate that to program quality through a robust monitoring and evaluation systems and learning platforms. This position oversees and champions the development of a learning, collaborative and outcome-driven performance culture, both within the program and with partners. The holder of this position is expected to lead communication of research findings and work closely with the R&PQC and the program team to achieve set objectives.

Main duties

  • Lead the development, implementation and reporting of a monitoring, learning and evaluation systems as well as quality assurance standards for the program.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of training based upon formal and informal feedback from participants and end users.
  • Maintains and updates records of training activities, participant progress, and program effectiveness
  • Maintains and updates skills by researching new training, educational, and multimedia technologies
  • Lead Research Process in the program with little supervision from the R&PQC.
  • Provide technical support to the program team and IPs in the formulation of baseline measures and targets, during planning and reporting processes of the program cycle
  • Conduct evaluations, survey and program follow up in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.
  • Document the lessons learned and best practices of the different projects and pathways of the program.
  • Shall create or redesign learning platforms for all structures of the program.
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.
  • Perform field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by IPs and to verify the accuracy of reported data.
  • Analyze changes and patterns in KPI data and performance reports in order to make recommendations to Program staff.
  • Support in reviewing donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time.
  • Define the programming reporting templates, requirements and timelines

Qualification and requirements

  • Must have Second degree in social science or any related field or a bachelor’s degrees in social sciences with at least 5 years’ experience in similar positions.
  • Must have evidence of research background and demonstrate independence in conducting research
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the objectives of the program
  • Impressive interpersonal skills and tolerate divergent views
  • Should demonstrate competence and capacity to use technology in conducting research.
  • Knowledge of financial management will be additional advantage but not required.
  • Knowledge in project management

4. FINANCE MANAGER

REPORTING TO: Head of Finance

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Project Financial Management

CONTRACT TYPE: Full- time, Working 40 hours a week

SALARY: Negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: Three (3) Years subject to renewal               LOCATION: Head Office-Tamale

Job purpose

The Finance Manager is responsible for the primary oversight and in-country leadership of all financial reporting through the life of the program. He/she will oversee financial operations for the program; conduct continual reporting to ensure the financial health of the program and the correct usage of funds. The successful candidate MUST have experience managing donor grants, the ability to oversee staff and partner organization finances, and a strong background in institutionalizing financial best practices.

Main duties

Financial Transactions Management

  • Coordinate the timely/quality preparation of project budgets for submission to donor
  • Manage the day-to-day processing of transactions in accordance with established procedures;
  • Oversee the provision of accounting services;
  • Oversee budget review and revision process in line with organizational and donor standards
  • Lead the month-end financial closure process for the project in compliance with policies and procedures; and
  • Lead the year-end financial closure process ensuring timeliness and accurate closing of project  accounts in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare timely quarterly and ad hoc financial reports to the satisfaction of management and donor requirement
  • Review financial reports for sub-grantees as required, ensuring quality and compliance;
  • Support programme and year-end audits including preparation of financial statements in compliance with local financial regulations and International Financial Reporting Standard; and
  • Provide clear oral reports (where required) to internal and external stakeholders with a view to enabling understanding and decision-making.
  • Perform any other responsibility that may be assigned to he/she by the Head of Finance from time to time

Qualification and requirements

  • A Master’s degree in accounting/finance is required; Partly qualified accountants from ICA, ACCA or CIMA will be an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in managing donor grants with a progressively responsible experience.
  • Experience supervising staff finance
  • Prior direct experience managing finances and experience with procurement compliance and grants of donor funding is desirable
  • Experience and knowledge of Dutch grant policies and business practices required is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with project financial management, including financial controls, accounting, and audit, as well as reporting on accruals, expense validation and reimbursement to service providers;
  • Experience in multi-currency management and reporting is required
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Recruitment of other team members

Norsaac new strategic document (2020 to 2024), has placed responsibility for the organization to manage a desired team per its new organogram. Thus, the organization require; people and culture manager, an Inclusion and Equality Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant for its institutional needs.

5. PEOPLE AND CULTURE MANAGER

REPORTING TO: Funding and Institutional Development Specialist

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Staffing and Operational issues

CONTRACT TYPE: Full- time, Working 40 hours a week                      SALARY: Negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: Three (3) Years subject to renewal               LOCATION: Head Office-Tamale

The People & Culture Manager is responsible for delivering HR strategies and initiatives that drive the culture and performance of Norsaac Team. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining an environment where individuals and the organization can thrive as we continue to grow & scale. This role is one that will support and align with the organization’s business goals, objectives, and strategies while also honoring each individual’s contribution to and journey at Norsaac.

This hands-on role is well suited to an individual who enjoys and excels at both the strategic and operational elements of HR.  You will own and drive various people related activities and partner with business leaders on organisational design, performance management, talent assessment and development, engagement, recruitment and retention.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be passionate, resilient, energetic and commercially minded. They will have the necessary experience and drive to further enhance our end-to-end culture and people practices.

  1. Participate as a key member of the Extended Management Team, providing best practice advice, support and insights for the Norsaac work.
  2. Manage our benefit offerings and lead annual open enrolment for all employees, including: health insurance, wellness and engagement initiatives, and other rewards programs that are competitive and comprehensive.
  3. Lead strategic initiatives to design and implement people friendly systems (programs and administratively).
  4. Own our employee performance management & evaluation process via Build and communicate the value proposition, benefits and employee experience of Norsaac and its work.
  5. Bridging management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  6. Ensure Norsaac has the talent necessary to achieve its ambitious objectives through robust workforce planning and organisation design, recruitment, development and retention activities
  7. Regularly seek both formal and informal feedback from all teams in order to improve employee engagement and employee performance
  8. Develop and roll out effective Learning & Development opportunities for all employees.
  9. Provide best practice advice and guidance to the Leadership team and managers on key people trends and issues
  10. Build and analyse HR metrics to enable decision making and reporting to the Board and Leadership team
  11. Function as the primary liaison for employees and management on all people initiatives and issues
  12. Be the creator and driving force behind all engagement activities for CWG

Qualification and Experience  

  1. 3+ years of HR experience, ideally with a high-growth, mission-driven startup and a highly commercial approach to HR
  2. Passion for building more diverse and inclusive environments
  3. Ability to think strategically with a comfort to also roll up the sleeves to execute operationally
  4. Proven project and change management skills
  5. Proven ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, agile and dynamic work environment
  6. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  7. Superior rapport, relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills
  8. Self-starter with compelling written/verbal communication and active listening skills
  9. Solid knowledge in all areas of HR and employment law

We hire the best. Our intention is to have a superstar commence in the role in February 2021 to allow for ample handover time with the current incumbent.

6. INCLUSION AND EQUALITY COORDINATOR (I&EC)

REPORTING TO: Head of Programs, Policy and Campaigns

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Coordinating all projects related to inclusion and Equality

CONTRACT TYPE: Full- time, Working 40 hours a week                       SALARY: Negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: Two(2) Years subject to renewal                     LOCATION: Tamale

JOB DESCRIPTION/ PURPOSE:

To provide strategic and technical leadership for effective and efficient of performance of the functions of the and Inclusion and Equality Coordinator. Is an Extended Management position and will supervise all project managers under this unit. To provide and implement solutions to complex equality and inclusion challenges within the framework of relevant legislation and to ensure the provision of a high standard of advice, support and delivery in the organization on the equality charters

Main Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Lead Implementation of intervention on inclusion and Equality in the organization and create culture in the organization to reflect this critical value of the organization.
  • Profile, analyze and lead implementation of social protection intervention to benefit excluded groups.
  • Provide high-quality technical assistance to management and project managers within NORSAAC, including project delivery teams, building a solid evidence base for the implementation of gender-transformative approaches
  •  Assist program staff in integrating I&E into project planning and management approaches (including results-based management tools) and propose strategies to increase project/program impact on I&E
  •  Facilitate the use of I&E data to promote evidence-based learning, reflection and decision making within projects and organizational levels
  • Lead advocacy on Inclusion and equality issues and project NORSAAC at national and global level
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing Gender Equality practices, leading the development of improved systems, processes, and tools for improving NORSAAC’s results in Inclusion and its related areas
  •  Liaise regularly with project-specific gender equality resources (staff/ consultants) at NORSAAC including the satellite offices to share best practices, tools, and organizational approaches to Inlcuion&Equality.
  •  Work with staff across the organization to encourage and embed the mainstreaming of child and other safeguarding policies and procedures
  • research, apply and promote inclusion and equality initiatives and share best practice
  • promote changes within organisations and the wider community and liaise with community groups and other relevant organisations, e.g. the police, local councils and
  • Supervise manager under this unit and provide direction
  • Lead discussion on safe communities, social protection, governance, economic opportunities among others which are of interest to the organization.
  • Lead NORSAAC representation in networks and alliance which are focused on Inclusion and equality.

JOB PROFILE/ REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of a master’s Degree from an accredited tertiary institution in any development related fields or Bachelor’s Degree in related development fields with a minimum of 5- 10 years progressive experience in related fields.
  • Must be an advocate and have strong passion for addressing issues of inclusion, Equality and social protection.
  • Should demonstrate capacity to supervise managers working various projects under him or her.
  • Strategic thinking, excellent relational capacity and relations that can be immediately mobilised within the community of donor, reactivity, autonomy and dynamism.
  • Experience in supervision and demonstration of multi-tasking.
  • Command of usual office software and Internet (Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer…).
  •  A good level of understanding of impact measurement.
  • Able to work on your own initiative, organise yourself and be accountable for your own work.

7. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

REPORTING TO:  People and Culture Manager

CONTRACT TYPE: Contract basis, Working 40 hours a week

SALARY: Negotiable

ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: two-years (2) subject to renewal

LOCATION: PtY Country Office – Accra

Job Description

The position is for an Administrative Assistant with specific roles for the program’s fleet, equipment, stores and office management. S/He is responsible for the welfare of program team. The person will carry out the following duties in close cooperation and under the supervision of the Administrative Manager;

  • Ensure the effective running of the Country Program office
  • Ensure accurate and timely records on the program; fleet, stores and service providers
  • Maintain up-to-date program team’s travel and leave records
  • Manage the corresponds of the Program Country Coordinator
  • Answers phone calls, schedules meetings and supports visitors.
  • Carries out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.
  • Makes travel arrangements for program team such as booking flights, cars, and hotel or restaurant reservations.
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone and e-mail.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintain contact lists of partners, donors and service providers.

Qualification and Experience

  • Must possess at least a first degree or its equivalent and a minimum of three (3) years working experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of appropriate software including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Good reporting and administrative writing Skills
  • Must exhibit high professionalism and good verbal communication
  • Be neat, respectful, courteous, patient, reliable and dependable
  • Have the ability to work long hours and be willing to travel at short notice
  • Must be willing to work on weekends.

How to apply

To apply, send a cover letter and a CV with 2 referees to hr@norsaac.org not later than 5pm GMT on or before 5th February, 2021.

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