7 Apr 2016

CCFC Job Vacancy : Project Manager

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Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) creates a future of hope for children, families, and communities by helping them develop the skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice. Internationally headquartered in Markham (Toronto), Canada, CCFC’s commitment is to improve the quality of life of children and youth in empowered communities through enhanced family and community capacity for sustainable development. . For more information about CCFC, visit our website www.ccfcanada.ca

Job Description

CCFC has the following vacancy available through a Global Affairs Canada funded project called PROMISE to Address Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Ghana. The project is to be implemented in Northern Ghana Districts of Saboba, Savelugu and Nanumba..

  • Number of positions: One
  • Location: Tamale with at least 40% travel required to the project Districts
  • Terms of Employment: Four years (subject to probationary period) ­­
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Application Closing Date: April 29, 2016

Job Responsibilities
The Project Manager reports to the Country Director and is responsible for project planning, coordination and overall accountability for efficient and effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project and establishing/fostering working relationships with donors, partner NGOs and respective government offices.  He/she will coordinate and maintain effective relationships with zonal and regional government bodies, Promise Consortium members countries and other INGOs, to ensure compliance issues pertaining to the project are in line with donor’s requirements. The Project Manager will contribute towards building the visibility of CCFC by exploring future opportunities for CCFC’s operations in the districts, zone, region and adjacent regions; his/her responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages project team of 3 plus employees in various disciplines i.e., Finance, Administrator, Technical Experts in maternal, newborn and child health. Indirect management of approx. 6 partner staff.
  • Ensures appropriate planning of the project in a participatory way by involving government offices, communities, partners, CCFC’s staff and responsible development actors;
  • Facilitates and ensures that baseline survey and annual and bi-annual project reviews are undertaken within the planned time frame and results are reported/communicated to concerned bodies;
  • Ensures project activities are implemented in a timely manner and to the appropriate standard of quality program delivery;
  • Ensures project staff works closely with concerned government offices, health facilities, health extension workers (HEWs), community health promoters and other project stakeholders;
  • Actively participates and facilitates in the coordination, networking and experience-sharing meetings, workshops or forums; contributing to effective harmonization and synergy of project interventions;
  • Ensures the optimal use of financial and material resources and timely audit of the project;
  • Ensures implementation of the project and resources (human, financial and material) are utilized in compliance with donor, government and implementing organization’s policies, guidelines, rules and regulations;
  • Undertakes timely performance reviews of all staff under his/her supervision;
  • Builds capacity of project staff under his/her supervision based on identified gaps through trainings, mentoring and supportive supervision;
  • Fosters effective working relationships with project stakeholders and acts as a liaison between project donor, concerned government bodies and partner NGOs;
  • Coordinates and maintains effective working relationship with zonal and regional government bodies in Ghana and other INGOs);
  • In collaboration with Country Office Communications Manager, promotes and builds CCFC’s and donor’s public image amongst multiple local audiences;
  • Ensures the implementation of activities that have a positive environmental effect and prevents and mitigates potential negative environmental effects on the project;
  • Ensures project accounts for the equality between men and women and that their equal rights are enhanced in all processes of the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ensures timely implementation of anticipated risk mitigation strategies pertinent to the project;
  • Ensures timely implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Develops reports for submission to the donor, national and regional government bureaus and CCFC offices (both local and international) as per agreed upon reporting format and set reporting due dates;
  • Ensures proper documentation of project performances;
  • Facilitates the implementation of activities that ensure sustainability of project results;
  • Ensures timely implementation of completion phase of the project including end-line survey, final evaluation, and other close-out activities including the proper hand over of project activities to local government and communities.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Masters’ Degree in Public Health from recognized University an asset; relevant first degree required;
  • Six (6) or more years’ experience in maternal and child health or community health projects; minimum 3 years’ experience in managerial position with INGO;
  • Highly skilled in networking and partnership;
  • Proven ability in building commitment, contributing to team success, innovative problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Results-oriented, proactive, deadline-driven and self-starter;
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, relationship-building, conflict management and negotiation skills, especially with respect to developing/maintaining contacts and influencing partners;
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English, knowledge of local language(s) an asset;
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of project development and management principles;
  • Experience in practicing Results Based Management (RBM) or Logical Framework Analysis (LFA);
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to navigate internet and apply use of other computer applications;
  • Proven record in management skills specifically around making strategic decisions and fostering high performance and accountability in team members;
  • Able to multi-task and on occasion work in high stress environment under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to engage, manage, motivate and unite staff around common goals and strategies;
  • Willingness and ability to travel outside Tamale for field and partner visits;
  • Commitment to CCFC’s Vision, Mission and Values.

How to Apply

If you have the passion and expertise to help CCFC Ghana country office achieve our vision of social sustainability, submit: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Current Resume and (3) Salary Expectations through the Careers & Opportunities page of our website: www.ccfcanada.ca/careers Applications are welcome from qualified applicants and will be received until April 29, 2016 only. Consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a criminal record check

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