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Team Lead, Ghana

Accra (Ghana)

  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Accra (Ghana)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-23

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FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,800 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Team Lead for an upcoming WB-funded opportunity: Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP). This position will be based in Ghana – in the field offices of the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Program Description:

The Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) is a five-year activity aiming to improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability. The project aims to (1) improve learning outcomes for out-of-school-children and P1-P4 students; (2) build sustainable capacity in schools; (3) inform which interventions are most effective in the Ghanaian context; and (4) build the ecosystem for outcomes-based funding in Ghana.

Position Description:

The Team Lead heads the Program Management Team, which may include (but may not be limited to), the Deputy Team Lead, Senior Operational Manager (including Finance), and Senior M&E lead. The Management Team is responsible for developing and managing the workplan; developing the interventions in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the regions/districts; managing and ensuring technical delivery; managing and ensuring appropriate monitoring and reporting and feedback loops into the program; responsible for managing relationships in the different districts and or school communities; ensuring appropriate communications and knowledge management both internally within the project and with external stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

The Team Lead (TL) is the overall lead for the program responsible for overseeing the delivery of interventions, management of staff, ensuring a strong working relationship between the
lead Investor/provider and the subs, ensuring appropriate performance management andongoing management to deliver the program, with support from the Deputy Team Lead.
The Team Lead is the key focal point for MOE. Team Leader to provide technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the activity, to manage staff, to ensure the
Ghana Education Outcomes Funding (EOF) meets stated goals and reporting requirements, and to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under GALOP. S/he must be a recognized expert in education development and programing.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or higher in Education, Economics, Public Policy, International Development, or related field from an accredited university; Ph.D. or Ed.D. is highly preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments; at least 10 years of experience preferred.

  • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.

  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area

  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.

  • Experience developing literacy and numeracy instructional programs is required.

  • Experience designing and managing education programs is desired.

  • Experience working in West Africa is highly desired.

  • Fluency in English; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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About Us

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email CareerCenterSupport@fhi360.org.

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