Assistant Country Director, Program Support (ACD-PS)

  • Full Time
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated
  • Full Time
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated

Website CARE International

Website CARE International

State: Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 16/09/2021
Qualification: Masters Degree
Work Experience: 7 Years
Career Level: Assistant Director
Industry: International Development

Assistant Country Director Highlights

CARE is seeking a talented, motivated, and innovative Assistant Country Director, Program Support (ACD-PS).

Assistant Country Director Details

The Assistant Country Director will provide leadership, direction, and overall responsibility for the country office

administrative and operational processes and functions, encompassing Administration, Information and Communications Technology (ICT),

Procurement and Logistics, as well as the operationalization of routine safety and security protocols; all in

contribution to and in support of effective and quality program delivery. The person in this role will be a member of

the Country Office Senior Management Team (SMT) reporting directly to the Country Director.

What will you be doing?

As a vital member of the country office Senior Management Team (SMT) you will play a strategic and essential

hands-on role in the development and/or enhancement of country office program support systems, policies, and

processes to achieve operational efficiency and contribute to the effectiveness of overall management including in

Finance, Human Resources, and Programs while building capacity within the Country Office.

You will provide leadership and direction to diverse teams and ensures strong internal but cohesive controls and

optimal operational efficiency for timely and quality program delivery.

In this role, you will participate in and contribute to the strategic leadership and direction of the country office and

provide insight, business acumen to enhance the agility and efficacy of our program support systems and processes

for a successful achievement of the 2030 Vision and strategic framework. You will also contribute to the positioning

of CARE Ghana as a partner of choice both internally, and externally (with donors, partners, Government, etc.);

and as is required of all SMT members, you will be a trusted ambassador and champion of CARE’s brand and program in Ghana.

What we need from the Ideal Assistant Country Director:

The Assistant Country Director requires exceptional, proactive, professional, customer-focused operational management skills and

experience, coupled with the ability to make coherent and sometimes difficult decisions and/or recommendations;

and ensure optimal, cost-effective and sustainable implementation of program support.

The ACD-PS oversees the provision of the highest quality support services and information to all levels of CARE

staff, partners, donors, program participants, and other stakeholders.

In alignment with CARE putting “People at the Centre of Development” and our Core Values Commitment, the ACD-PS

leads a team with Vision and Purpose; demonstrates respect for diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion

and contributes to a work culture that promotes staff personal and professional development, wellness and wellbeing.

Some of your Responsibilities:

Financial, Budget, and Award Management

Human Resource and People management

Participate in strategic discussions about the Country Office’s 2030 strategy

Strategic Leadership


Logistics including Transportation

Administration including Facility and Asset Management and Operational Security

Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Data and Cyber Security

Systems Development and Improvement

What will help with your success in this role:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or equivalent with proven

knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures

Membership in one or more relevant recognized professional bodies ACCA, CIMA, IBAM, etc. is highly preferred

Experience with online enterprise resource planning tools and systems such as PeopleSoft and BudgetMate, or similar tools

At least 5 years of previous experience with CARE or a similar organization in the role of Finance Controller, Head of

Finance, Program Support Director or ACD (Assistant Country Director) – Program Support

Excellent knowledge of CARE’s financial management systems and processes, budgeting planning, and other

program support functions is a plus

Proven experience with compliance and risk management and knowledge of the rules and regulations of diverse

donors (USAID, EU, DFID, UN, etc.)

Demonstrable success in building and managing diverse teams in a high-pressure environment

Advanced written and verbal communication in English

Advanced knowledge of and expertise in using productive tools (Office 365, G-Suite, etc.)

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Demonstrated ability to facilitate and navigate through change while dealing with ambiguity or paradox

Excellent and agile negotiator

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