Set-up Manager

Full Time Northern Region Lively Minds
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Deadline: 14/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced

We, Lively Minds are looking for a HR professional with skills and experience in recruitment and HR policies and processes. You will work closely with the HR, L&D Manager and Ghana Management team at Lively Minds to contribute to our exciting scale up plans.

About us

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Over 250 million children under 5 years globally do not get the early childhood care and education (“ECCE”) they need, leading to poor health, poor education, lost life opportunities and poverty.

We believe that one of the main barriers to ECCE is that parents in remote resource-poor villages lack the information, education and aspiration to provide basic and affordable opportunities for their children. We have developed an innovative behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly educated mothers to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources.

These are exciting times for Lively Minds. In Ghana, we are finalising a partnership agreement with Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (“GES”) to integrate the programme in to the national kindergarten system and to support them to scale it in Northern Ghana reaching approximately 4000 kindergartens and 1.1 million children. In Uganda we are in 3-year period to test and position our programme for scale. Over this period, we will support district and sub-county officials in Mayuge District to deliver the programme across all eligible communities in the District (approximately 420 communities).

About the role

We are looking for a HR Coordinator to lead recruitment initiatives and ensure Lively Minds is an excellent employer, by implementing efficient processes and systems to improve the service and support provided to staff. The HR Coordinator will be responsible for feeding into and implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall programme strategy.

The HR Coordinator will be the first point of contact for HR matters for the Ghana team which will be expanding rapidly later this year. The HR Coordinator will also provide support to the team in Uganda as needed and as agreed with the HR, L&D Manager. The HR Coordinator will be responsible for HR advice and project work, delivering training and inductions, recruitment coordination and ensuring compliance with Ghana labour law.

The position may require liaising with our UK and Uganda teams to support the HR, L&D Manager. This position will be based in Tamale. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in building HR systems that contribute to our scale up and make a huge impact for a small charity. There is also scope for this role to evolve and grow over time into a HR Manager role, provided that the post holder exceeds performance goals over a sustained period.

About you

You will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a HR role and a professional HR qualification. You will have experience in coordinating recruitments, policies and disciplinary and grievance processes. You will also have extensive knowledge of Ghana employment knowledge. You will be able to manage a varied workload and set up new HR processes.

How To Apply
Please download the job description and application form and send a completed application form detailing how you meet the person specification to

by 11:59pm GMT Sunday 14th February 2021.

Please note that CVs and covering letters will not be considered.

Lively Minds operates a strict Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and the post-holder will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this role though background checks.

Please note that due to resource constraints, we will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted to proceed on next steps in the application process, which includes assessment followed by two rounds of interviews.

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