Job Summary

The Chief Operation Officer must be a leader who is able to help others at The Okoa Project deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality. Importantly, the successful COO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Founder and CEO of The Okoa Project, the COO will lead all internal operations and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with the Founder and ED, create the strategic five-year plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it
  • Serve as the internal leader of the organization:
  • Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget, working with the CEO and Financial Advisor
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence; bridge national and regional operations and support an open-door policy among all staff
  • Lead and manage the organization program operations

Sustainability

  • Build local infrastructures within local offices
  • Generate sufficient local revenue to cover local costs, work towards full program sustainability
  • Increase organization ability to receive contracts
  • Identify geographic growth opportunities and priorities


Program

  • Act as point person for decision making and program implementation in the Ghana Country Office.
  • Track and Increase key impact measurements
  • Ensure that all programmatic partners are abiding by their contracts
  • Develop curriculum, tools, and training that meet cost guidelines to ensure programming is implemented succesfully
  • Communicate the branded message internally and externally


Finance, Technology, and Human Resources

  • Oversee human resource onboarding and organization for the organization
  • Cultivate the values of innovation, female empowerment, grit, and creativity within the organization
  • Instill a positive culture in the organization as we grow, upgrade human resources functions including training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation, and recruiting
  • Develop and oversee an accounting system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information and enables strategic budgeting
  • Work with the national board of directors: present to the board at quarterly meetings as needed



Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in related field
  • 5-10+ years of experience in Development or Program Management, 10+ preferable
  • Demonstrated success in project management
  • Experience with implementing programs in healthcare or related field
  • Organized, capable of meeting deadlines, managing competing demands, and following through on goals
  • Ability to travel (once travel is safe) to meet with Sissala East Team for up to 40-50% of the year.
  • Understands and supports the mission of The Okoa Project and applies this to all of the aspects of the position

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