Executive director

A Reputable Company

Job Summary

Perform duties of an Executive Director

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

A Reputable Company seeks the services of an Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Location: Wa, Upper West

Job Description

Organizational Leadership 

  • Lead and motivate a team of 10-15 people, understanding and further developing our organizational culture and their individual strengths to allow each person to be as productive and fulfilled as possible

Organizational Management

  • In collaboration with the board of directors, develop and revise strategic plan, focusing on sustainable growth
  • Ensure staffing levels and structure meet program needs
  • Continuously build staff capacity linked to performance evaluations
  • Oversee the financial health of the organization, anticipating future cash flow; find patterns in our past expenditures to develop better models for predicting budgetary needs or new cost-saving approaches

Lead annual reporting

  • Manage efficient and cost-effective import/export of Talking Books
  • Oversee management of website, social media and development of high quality human interest stories
  • Program and Partnership Development
  • Exceed partner expectations by overseeing high-quality program implementation and by developing strong relationships with partner executives to understand their needs and concerns
  • Develop new business partnerships by presenting publicly and to potential partners and by overseeing proposal development
  • Develop relationships with national authorities, other NGOs and foreign aid offices to raise public awareness on Talking Book programs and identify funding and partnership opportunities

Fundraising/Business Development

  • Set up a fundraising program with the Board of Directors to cover administrative and other costs not covered by the Programs
  • File applications for grant funds to cover other costs for growth

Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of Masters degree or other advanced degree preferred
  • At least 10 years of professional experience that has included:
  • At least 5 years of experience in executive or senior management collaboratively leading a culturally diverse staff within Ghana;
  • Demonstrated excellence in program management, ideally including behavior change communication programs
  • Inspiring audiences with public speaking;
  • High level financial management of organizational budgets and cash flow
  • Robust knowledge of international donor guidelines and procedures
  • Developing partnerships through professional networks in Ghana and in neighboring countries
  • Human resources management
  • Addressing challenges related to gender within organizations and rural communities
  • Analyzing, problem-solving, and strategic planning
  • Preference will be given to candidates having demonstrated experience with: international NGOs, ideally managing development programs with prime-sub partnerships, program design, work planning, implementation and evaluation, three or more of the following areas: social behavior change communications, advocacy, community development, agriculture extension, gender, maternal and child health, and sexual reproductive health and rights; and, living in northern Ghana and working with rural communities

Our Core Values

  • In this position, you are expected to demonstrate these core competencies
  • Respect; We are dedicated to treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us
  • Integrity; We believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work and we conduct our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency
  • Creativity; We encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve and our partners
  • Excellence; We strive to provide programs that meet and exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (communities, staff, partners, and donors)
  • Empowerment; We are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about actively participating and finding solutions to problems which arise


  • Compensation is negotiable based on qualifications and experience and will be competitive with similar organizations

Location and Travel

  • This position will be based in Tamale with regular travel throughout Ghana and periodically internationally

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