Job Summary

The Program Officer will support the program team in executing country-related projects/programs, communicating with entrepreneurs, beneficiaries, and partners, and reviewing, evaluating, and monitoring RFC Foundation’s projects. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in program and project management and will share RFC’s vision for supporting social entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana. The candidate should also possess experience in managing incubation, acceleration, and innovation labs for start-ups while demonstrating key Knowledge and appreciation of issues related to women’s economic empowerment, youth unemployment, agribusiness, and climate action.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Programs

  • Participate in and support the execution of Reach for Change’s overall program in Ghana with the goal of mobilizing a movement of change agents to transform the lives of women, youth and children.
  • Execute the Reach for Change incubator program for social entrepreneurs taking guidance from the program manager and in Country Manager.
  • Provide support to Reach for Change social entrepreneurs, beneficiaries, finalists and applicants to grow their enterprises and contribute to social change in collaboration with the Program Manager.
  • Handle administration of the support program, including Triannual reporting and collection of Impact stories etc. to Central Program Team.
  • Help develop relationships with key stakeholders and partners in Ghana to advocate for our programs, obtain their support and execute program strategy.
  • In collaboration with the program manager, design and implement a search and selection process for such programs being run by Reach for Change.

Communications

  • Execute the country communication plan, in partnership with the Ghana country team, to drive the Incubator program, successful partner relations and external communication goals.
  • Social Media engagement - ensuring an online presence for Reach for Change and all its collaborations.
  • Participate in measuring, improving and communicating our social impact.



Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • University degree in business, economics, public administration or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience, and familiarity in Entrepreneurship or business skill development in an NGO setting
  • Experience in project managing, leading, driving, or coordinating programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing similar programs is particularly appreciated.
  • Experience from work/volunteering within the philanthropic/non-profit or business sector will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience of local ecosystems and political structures.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office/Google Suite and ability to quickly understand and use web-based applications and platforms.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Smart, brave, and passionate with an entrepreneurial mindset and cares deeply about improving the lives of women, youth, and children.
  • Must have excellent organizational and administrative skills Business and entrepreneurship skills
  • Able to implement and use suitable tools and models to carry out activities and reach objectives as well as develop new tools and models.
  • Knowledge of common needs and pitfalls of early-stage organizations.
  • Ability to prioritize during pressured time and follow through to deliver on time both in one’s own work and in teams.

People and Communication skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with other people in English.
  • A good listener that can understand people's needs and is able to influence and negotiate in a good manner.
  • Ability to receive and convey information from and between different target groups.
  • Good abilities in networking and interpersonal communication.
  • Works effectively with and supports colleagues, fostering a positive and collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively with diverse people, cultures, and communities
  • Ability to facilitate teamwork by guiding, influence and synthesizing and helping a group reach a conclusion.
  • Inspires others toward a common behavior

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