Job advert - Project Management Officer
Lively Minds’ Project Management Office (PMO) has been set up to ensure that projects are delivered successfully and achieve Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). We are recruiting a Project Management Officer who will sit within the PMO and play a key role in driving project success by overseeing projects and ensuring that standards are followed and improved. The role will report to the Chief Operating Office and will be based at our office in Tamale, Ghana. You will work closely with our Global teams to support and track project progress.
Duties and Responsibilities
Be the first point of contact for all project-related support requests made by colleagues and provide administrative assistance when required.
Work closely with project leads to develop realistic project plans, including managing resourcing, schedules and OKRs and identifying dependencies.
Maintain Project Management platforms, including SharePoint, ensuring that projects are accurately documented and updated.
Monitor, evaluate and report on project status and compliance with standards.
Log, manage and report on risks and issues, lessons learned and OKRs.
Organise, schedule, and take minutes for project reviews.
Make updates and improvements to project standards, processes and templates
Assist in developing training for staff in project management skills.
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.
Over the past few years, the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 350 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda reaching over 50,000 children. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents and this is now reaching over 2million 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 1million 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.
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.
How to apply
Deadline for applications: Sunday 11th December 2022 at 11:59pm GMT.