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
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