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Lively Minds in Ghana is recruiting a Set-up Officer to join our busy implementation team.   

The Set-up Officer is a key role in ensuring the success of our over-all programme. The Set-up Officer will work closely with Ghana Education Service (GES) District staff and teachers across about 60 districts that our programme operates, to ensure our activities are of high quality and set-up for long-term success.

To do this, the Set-Up Officer will coach and guide GES staff. They will deliver frequent, structured trainings to set-up the programme. Once the set-up trainings are complete, they will hand-over the continuous co-ordination of each district to the District Liaise Officers. Additionally, the Set-up Officer will need to produce reports of activities and share with Set-up Coordinators for ongoing reporting, as well as identifying and reporting compliance issues.

The Set-up Officer will be given a high level of responsibility to deal directly with GES and manage government relationships. They will be expected to closely monitor district performance and support the District teams to handle any issues, such as lateness and motivation, with diplomacy.

The role requires regular travel and interaction with communities. Set-up Officer will be responsible for planning their own budgets and accounting for their expenditure in the field.

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.

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.

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

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

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm GMT on 17th May 2024

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