We, Lively Minds are looking for a Set up Coordinator to work closely with the Ghana set up team to contribute to our exciting scale up plans.
Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO working to get pre-schoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Over 250 million children under 5 years globally do not get the early childhood care and education (“ECCE”) they need, leading to poor health, poor education, lost life opportunities and poverty.
We believe that one of the main barriers to ECCE is that parents in remote resource-poor villages lack the information, education and aspiration to provide basic and affordable opportunities for their children. We have developed an innovative behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly educated mothers to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources.
These are exciting times for Lively Minds. In Ghana, we are finalising a partnership agreement with Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (“GES”) to integrate the programme in to the national kindergarten system and to support them to scale it in Northern Ghana reaching approximately 4000 kindergartens and 1.1 million children. In Uganda we are in 3-year period to test and position our programme for scale. Over this period, we will support district and sub-county officials in Mayuge District to deliver the programme across all eligible communities in the District (approximately?420 communities).
About the role
The Set-up Coordinator will lead the set-up phase for one district, per term. They will be responsible for leading their set-up team to deliver all activities to quality standards and for managing the relationship with the district team. They will project manage the set-up in the district, to ensure that the team is properly prepared, materials and logistics are well organised, budgets and financial policies are managed well and that progress is tracked.
The Set-up Coordinator will ensure that the team are able to deliver trainings and activities to the right standard; that they identify and manage risks; tracking progress and reporting accurately to Set-up Manager.
You will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Experience managing others and delivering training and coaching is essential. You will have a strong ability to prepare for and deliver training in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work with high level Regional and District stakeholders. You will be able to write basic reports clearly. Tech literacy is a must – basic user of MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel, MS Teams, and able to adapt to and learn new tech systems easily.
Compensation: Starting salary of 54,101 GHS per annum, medical insurance for employee only
Contract status: Fixed term contract for two years
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