Sightsavers Country Director Jobs in Ghana

Sightsavers Country Director Jobs in Ghana

  • Sightsavers is looking for a dynamic and experienced Country Director for our programmes in Ghana. This exciting new role will take responsibility for developing and leading Sightsavers’ operations within Ghana.

  • Sightsavers has worked in Ghana since the 1950s. In June 2018, Ghana was confirmed as the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma due to the efforts of the ministry of health and partners including Sightsavers. Now we are working to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis too. We tackle these diseases through mass drug administration (MDA), in which medication is given to large sections of the population to prevent the spread of the diseases.

  • This role is an ideal opportunity to build on our success and drive our work in Ghana around eye health, disability rights and changing lives – making the world more inclusive.

    About the role

  • The Country Director will help us ensure the successful delivery of programme activities, achieving the expected outcomes in line with Sightsavers’ strategic plan and national development goals. Key accountabilities will include:

  • Demonstrating good governance within programme delivery and financial management, ensuring that all systems and controls are in place and followed to allow accurate reporting, cost effectiveness.

  • Enforcing compliance to meet funding/donor requirements to retain and develop grant and partner relationships

  • Developing strong relationships with government agencies, donors, international agencies, media and communities to raise the profile of Sightsavers, with the ability to advocate and influence at senior levels.

  • Building an effective country team
    focused on delivery; recruiting high calibre individuals and supporting them with focused development plans to ensure successful delivery of programme objectives.

  • Working collaboratively with internal departments globally to contribute to organisation success; review outputs and share learning, identify new opportunities, and make recommendations based on changes in the local environment.

  • Providing support to networks both inside and outside the organisation

    About you

  • We are looking for a consistent, proven, and effective leader. To succeed in this rewarding role, you will need:

  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant subject

  • Experience and knowledge of context and actors in the Health, Education and Social Inclusion sectors

  • Previous experience as a Country Director for an INGO would be highly desirable

  • Extensive working experience in an INGO/ NGO environment in a leadership position

  • Substantial and proven team management experience

  • Knowledge of project management, budget development and monitoring, and resource management.

  • Knowledge of advocacy, research, impact assessment, partnership development and resource mobilisation

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Sightsavers Country Director Jobs in Ghana

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