YOTA Programme Manager in Ghana 2021

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Website https://twitter.com/YOTARising YOTA - Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 22/08/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Programme Manager

The YOTA – Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa is seeking an experienced and fresh-thinking

Programme Manager for employment in Ghana.

Programme Manager

The Get Into Employment programme prepares young people who are not in education, employment or training to

secure placements in the private sector.

For this pilot phase, the Get Into Employment programme will focus on opportunities in the green economy.

In addition to developing the systems required to implement and monitor the delivery of programme offerings, the

The Programme Manager will be instrumental in building and enabling a multi-stakeholder community for the

effective implementation of the activities.

The Programme Manager will lead all aspects of the programme’s internal and external communications, media and

publicity, promotions, and stakeholder engagements based on a clear engagement strategy.

To succeed in this role, you will have experience developing and implementing strategies for programme success,

building and managing partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, and working with youth from diverse



Employer engagement:  With Funding Partner, collaboratively develop a green economy employer engagement

strategy; conduct employer engagement activities, including but not limited to calls, meetings, events and


Young people engagement:  Work with Funding Partner to develop a young people enrolment profile based upon

targeting ‘Opportunity Youth’; deploy effective communications and mobilisation strategies to recruit young people

who meet enrolment profile.

Young people training:  Compile and adapt existing toolkits, materials and content, and integrate any sector-specific

skills identified by employer, to develop training programme and timetable for training youth participants;

ensure training involves participating employers where appropriate.

Organising Taster Day event  Design and organise Taster Day (selection day) event in collaboration with Funding

Partner; undertake introductory presentation; participate in interviews and post-interview selection of young

persons with employers.

Continued employer engagement Maintain positive relationships with employers over the course of each Programme cohort.

Graduation event  Design event in collaboration with Funding Partner, employers and young people; undertake

introductory presentation.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting:  Jointly with Funding Partner, develop M&E framework for the Programme;

collect and report information detailed in the M&E framework to Funding Partner; during the weekly partnership, meetings

discuss possible adaptations to the next Programme cohort rollout based on findings and outcomes of the current

cohort; jointly with Funding Partner undertake a lessons-learned evaluation of programme and outcomes;

collate the necessary information and compile donor reports and case studies; review budget reporting template

every two months and discuss re-forecasting when required.

Action and monitor agreed timetable of activities Meet with key Funding Partner regularly (at least monthly)

throughout the term to discuss progress, issues, blockages and jointly find solutions/re-forecast activities.

Safeguarding:  Meet with Funding Partner to hold a termly review to discuss safeguarding issues, ongoing

management, best practice, and effective signposting.

Exploration and development of future programme opportunities

Work with Funding Partner to explore and develop potential future programme opportunities.

Other Responsibilities: Perform other duties as may be required from time to time, including responsibilities

which require work on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu (TOIL) may be taken

Programme Manager Person specification

Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field

Extensive understanding of the skills eco-system and how to maximise its potential for expanding economic

opportunities for youth; extensive knowledge and understanding of skills and training principles, policies,

regulations and processes

Knowledge of the green economy and other key sectors with high potential for youth employment and

entrepreneurship in Ghana is considered an advantage

Extensive knowledge of national and international skills funding and training opportunities

Experience developing and managing client and stakeholder relationships; experience working in diverse

partnerships with local authorities, private sector, skills providers and government departments

Excellent budget and project management skills

Advanced communication and presentational skills

Excellent interpersonal skills that can be used to engage with a wide range of audiences; significant experience in

customer facing administrative role

Strong analytical, information and problem-solving skills

Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills and experience of consensus building

High standards of integrity, honesty and professionalism

Experience in prioritisation and time management of own and others workloads to achieve utmost outcomes

Ability to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines and targets

Experience in using ICT systems, particularly Microsoft Office packages to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint and

CRM systems

Fluency in English required, alongside Twi, Ga and/or Ewe

Programme Manager Salary & benefits

Competitive salary structure

Accra Cost of Living allowance

13th-month salary

SSNIT contributions

Medical and dental cover

Group Personal Accident cover

Time off in lieu (TOIL)

Annual leave

Sick leave

Parental leave (maternal and paternal)

2 weeks Christmas and New Year break

Professional development initiatives

How to apply

Please submit a one-page motivation letter and an updated CV to [email protected]

Please use Programme Manager as the subject line of your email.

Be sure to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the qualifications, skills and experience

requirements for this role.

Due to capacity constraints, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 22 August 2021.

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