Finance and Administrative Officer

Summary

Position: Finance and Administrative Officer.

 

Reports to: Finance and Administrative Manager.

 

Based: Based in Tamale (Northern region), with minimal travel.

 

Contract: A fixed-term contract of two years with a possibility of contractual renewal depending on how our Ghana scale up programme is progressing.

 

Hours: Full-time, 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, with one hour for lunch.

 

Compensation:5a.

 

Benefits: Benefits include basic, medical insurance for the employee only. We also offer Tier 3 SSNIT (3% contribution). Lively Minds is passionate about learning and development. We offer all staff access to internal learning opportunities. We are unable to offer any financial support for relocation. However, new staff may be permitted to stay on a short-term basis in shared office accommodation if there is a room available in the office. These rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.

About us

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO, working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Since 2008, we have developed an innovative, behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly-educated mothers to run educational ‘Play Schemes 'for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using local resources. The Lively Minds programme aims to improve school-readiness of rural kindergarten children, by training parents to provide practical, cost-free learning and developmental activities in the kindergarten and at home.

 

Following a highly successful pilot, Ghana Education Service (GES) has officially adopted our programme to improve early childhood development. Our goal is for mothers and the GES to run our programme at scale. Between 2020 and 2024, GES will adopt and scale the programme to60 districts, in 8 regions. Lively Minds will provide training, technical assistance, and district-level capacity building to enable the programme to be embedded and sustained. This will be implemented across Bono East, Bono, Oti, Savannah, North East, Northern, Upper East, Upper West regions.

 

We’re an ambitious team, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard, at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. We expect everyone to give their best to achieve the best possible results. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for learning, growth and creativity. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work.

How to apply

Please download an Application Form and send the completed form to jobs@livelyminds.org before the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm EAT on Wednesday 15th June 2022