Job Summary

The Program Manager role is an attractive opportunity for an experienced and talented individual who is passionate about program management, stakeholder engagement and communications. This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to use their skills to inspire and engage diverse entrepreneurs across Ghana and the UK.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Start Date: October 2021

Location: Accra 

Reports to: Senior Programs Manager

Key Relationships: Marketing and Communications Manager & Operations Manager


At Foundervine, we specialise in digital start-up and scale-up acceleration programs to help more ventures run by diverse founders grow. Since 2018, our programs have provided over 3,000 individuals with skills, capital and the confidence that they can build the future of our economies. We’re proud of the journey so far but there’s so much more to come. It has been brilliant to see our work featured in Forbes, BBC, The Guardian, The Times and more.

The Program Manager reports directly to the Senior Program Manager to deliver Foundervine's strategic objectives and implement program priorities for 2021/22.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

Program Project Management:

- Setup and deliver Foundervine programs, projects and specific events as part of the wider programs team. This role will predominantly manage start-up and scale-up accelerator programs across Ghana but also in the UK.
- Develop, manage, and monitor a detailed project schedule and work plan
- Work collaboratively with other departments and team members to bring programs in on time and on budget.
- Support our facilitators, speakers and mentors according to the stage of delivery and the needs of the clients. This may include but isn't limited to support calls, advice and guidance on programme planning, delivering briefings and training.
- Resolve program support requests on a day-to-day basis
- Work in partnership with the Marketing and Communications team to market programs effectively and communicate brand value.
- Lead on all communications with program partners and nurture excellent relationships with all external partners, sponsors and key stakeholders during programs. Including regular updates, communications and troubleshooting issues as required.

Program Delivery:

- Support the company, where required, by representing Foundervine at events and meetings, and by advocating for the growth and development of the organisation’s portfolio of programs.
- Engaging participants and supporting them throughout program delivery and beyond.

Resource Creation:

- Lead on the creation of relevant toolkits and resources in line with the different programs, projects and events.
- Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by Foundervine

Key Competencies:

You're a leader:
You demonstrate innovative thinking, ownership and leadership as you manage projects, delegating tasks where needed and keep partners informed consistently. You naturally take the lead and enjoy the responsibility of being in charge of a project.

You deliver results:
You are a dynamic self-starter. You are able to work independently, with own initiative to achieve agreed aims and objectives and find creative solutions to problems. You love working with autonomy and don't enjoy micro-management.

You're adaptable and flexible:
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity work environment. Flexibility to work outside of standard working hours which may include evenings and weekends as and when required. Able to proactively manage your own wellbeing and the challenges of remote working.

You're not afraid of working hard to achieve a big vision:
You understand that building a start-up organisation requires hard graft and teamwork. You're up for being part of a high-performing, productive and close-knit culture. You get stuck in and you're committed to exhibiting Foundervine's values every day.

You're a strong communicator:
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of external and internal customers and stakeholders in Ghana and the UK

You're a really relationship builder:
Strong experience in cultivating and maintaining excellent relationships with fellow team members, external partners, supporters and consultants.

You're experienced in facilitation:
Can engage and focus a room on various subjects while keeping program on time and ensure participants stay engaged and supported.

You've had experience building communities:
Some experience growing digital communities and facilitating engagement and retention of communities.

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