May 082018

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

CARE has taken on an ambitious transformational agenda and we need great talent to join us!

CARE is seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Director to lead CARE’s work in Ghana. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to drive impact that benefits women and girls, addresses injustice and discrimination, and enhance the lives of poor and vulnerable communities. The Country Director is the senior leader and representative for CARE in Ghana. S/he will lead the team to ensure the strategic visioning, development, funding, and implementation of CARE’s program portfolio.

The CD is responsible for all aspects of CARE’s work in Ghana, including, among others, setting strategic direction and vision, ensuring program quality, efficient operational procedures, and systems. S/he will also lead the grants and contracts management process, financial management, staff management, CARE’s representations with Government representatives, donors, partners, and vendors.

The position is based in Accra, Ghana with 30% travel to the field. This is an accompanied position. The operating context in Ghana is highly favorable to poverty alleviation.


• Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team
• Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office (CO) strategic plan
• Oversee CO programming to advance CARE’s vision and mission, in line with CARE’s Program Strategy and standards for program quality
• Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the CO
• Oversee the management and development of CO human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
• Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships, and networks between the CO, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE’s impact on poverty and social justice

Successful Applicants Will Possess the Following Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in related field
• 6-8 years of experience in senior management position in development or humanitarian field
• Demonstrated skills in influencing decision makers in adopting/reinforcing pro-poor policies and creating an enabling environment for social justice
• Strategic and Operational Management
• Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning and analysis
• Demonstrated management skills in an international setting
• People/Relationship Management
• Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership, and interpersonal skills
• Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
• Excellent resource mobilization skills
• Experience and skills in leading organizational change processes
• Experience with financial management as demonstrated by the ability to:
• Manage a complex budget
• Ensure donor compliance and reporting
• Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
• Proven experience developing and managing various forms of external partnerships
Country Director-Ghana
• Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website by clicking here

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE’s career website at any time.

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