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Job advert - Finance and Administration Manager -Ghana


We are looking for a Ghana Finance and Administration Manager to support the development and implementation of a sustainable scale strategy and to ensure our financial management is robust and sustainable as we go through this period of rapid growth. The Ghana Finance and Administration Manager will manage Finance and Admin Coordinators and Officers in country offices and ensure Lively Minds is compliant with financial protocols by consolidating financial reports and submitting them to the Director of Finance, developing systems and policies, training staff and working with auditors to ensure accountability. 


Key responsibilities for the role include analysis and budgeting; staff management; financial accountability and reporting. The Ghana Finance and Administrative Manager will report to the Director of Finance and work in close collaboration with the Ghana Country Director and Ghana Management Team. 


This is a unique opportunity to be involved in prioritising spending towards the most impactful projects for a small charity during a period of scale in this established role. ​

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

About us

Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa to thrive.  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 low & middle-income countries.


That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven through randomised control trials to improve cognitive and socio-emotional skills and reduce malnutrition for pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course and weekly radio broadcasts that empower 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. It genuinely has the potential to play a transformative role in ending the global ECD crisis.

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 scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. In addition, an award-winning international research team are conducting a further randomised control trial to help us understand its impacts at scale.  We are now turning our attention to scaling the programme nationwide across Ghana, scaling up the radio in its own right and moving to new countries.


We’re a lively 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.

To find out more about our programme, look at the videos about our programme

How to apply

Please download an Application Form and send the completed form to before the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 11:59 pm GMT on 9th July 2024. 

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