The YOTA – Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa is seeking an experienced and fresh-thinking
Programme Manager for employment in Ghana.
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
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
Fluency in English required, alongside Twi, Ga and/or Ewe
Programme Manager Salary & benefits
Competitive salary structure
Accra Cost of Living allowance
Medical and dental cover
Group Personal Accident cover
Time off in lieu (TOIL)
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.