Job advert - HR & Administrative Assistant Ghana
Lively Minds in Ghana is recruiting a HR and Administrative Assistant to join our busy HR team. The HR and Administrative Assistant plays a key role in the Ghana programme, supporting the HR and finance teams and provides administrative support to the programme as required. The role may also be involved in administrative support to projects. They will work closely with the finance and programming team.
The role cuts across finance, administration and HR and will require a high level of attention to detail. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically and offer solutions to challenges with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.
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.
Over the past few years the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 1200 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda reaching over 120,000 children. 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.
Lively Minds is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation. You’ll be part of 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. 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 on 23rd September 2022.
Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment we would be keen to recruit a suitable candidate that is available to start immediately. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.