Job advert - District Liaise Officer
Location: Tamale, Ghana and Bolga, Ghana
The District Liaise Officers are part of a busy District Implementation team, responsible for embedding and sustaining the programme. Each District Liaise Officer is responsible for providing training, technical support and capacity building to the Districts.
The District Liaise Officer has a high level of responsibility within each region. He/she manages the programmes’ relationship with a number of different District stakeholders and represents Lively Minds. The officer will work closely with Ghana Education Service (GES) and District stakeholders to help problem-solve any issues and risks, including quality and compliance issues such as absence and lateness.
The Officer will also produce reports as well as analysing financial reports submitted by the districts. The District Liaise Officer will work directly with the Lively Minds Coordinator, a GES staff member, to support them to quickly resolve issues and escalate to the District Director where necessary.
For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.
Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa school-ready. At present over 250 million children worldwide fail to receive the education and care they need in their early years which means they are less likely to do well in school, find gainful employment, and are at greater risk of early marriage, early parenthood and even criminality. Current approaches to solving this crisis are not proving effective or scalable in lower middle income countries.
That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven to get pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities school-ready, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course that empowers them to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources. The programme is delivered through government partners, is cheap and highly scalable.
Over the past few years, the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 1000 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents, and this is now reaching over 2 million households each week. We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it, fund it and to scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years, so that we can have a transformative role in tackling the global ECD crisis.
We’re an ambitious organisation, 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 innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work.
How to apply
Deadline for applications: 11:59pm GMT, 25th November 2022