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Vacancy: Partners in Development Officer


CompanyChallenging Heights
LocationAccra, Greater Accra Region
Job TypeFull-Time
IndustryNGO Jobs
DescriptionResponsibilities:  Lead the Partners in Development Programme    Review, develop and deliver the Partners in Development Programme    Drive advocacy and fundraising by establishing and fostering successful relationships with all our individual visitors as well as any organisation lead co-ordinator    Maintain comunication with all contacts pre- and post-visit to ensure maximum benefit is derived for them, us and to identify funding opportunities for Challenging Heights    Co-ordinate all visits to Challenging Heights including youth partners, funders, interns and other interested parties    Prepare for these visits with exceptional logistical skills which need to cover all aspects including designing the detailed itinerary, accommodation, transportation, visa documents, supplies, etc.    Support these visitors during their stay by troubleshooting their concerns, leading them in activities and providing cultural insights    Communicate with Challenging Heights management to determine meaningful and valuable opportunities and activities for both the visitors and our organisation’s strategy    Drive partnering visits, relationships and opportunities in Ghana and abroad by researching and reaching out to prospective schools, community groups and individuals    Liaise with our fundraising organisations who develop relationships on our behalf and collaborate with them on visits by funders    Support logistics for major external events    Support the Senior Management team in developing relationships with other NGOS and government agencies, particularly within Ghana    Represent the organisation at stakeholder meetings, workshops and conferences Skills & Experience:  1-2 years of demonstrated success in volunteer recruitment/management or similar work by engaging guests    Track record of working or travelling cross-culturally, preferably with some experience in African and Western countries    Significant event and/or project management experience, preferably in an NGO setting    Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a breadth of communications experience    English language oral and written skills are essential    Maturity and highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and cross-cultural understanding    Critical thinking skills and high level analytical skills    Excellent IT skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google’s suite, and basic web management    Sense of humour, patience and easily adaptable    Knowledge of international development or human trafficking is a significant advantage

  Start date: Preference will be given to candidates able to start in March or April 2017. We are seeking a long-term commitment of at least 1 year, preferably 2 or more.

 

Conditions: Overseas candidates will be provided with accommodation in shared staff house

inclusive of bills and a stipend sufficient to cover living costs in Winneba; nationals will be employed on contract at a local salary.

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