ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR – PROGRAM SUPPORT
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.
We are seeking a motivated and innovative individual to assume the short-term role (6 months) of Assistant Country Director, Program Support (ACD-PS). The person in this role will be a member of the Country Office Senior Management Team (SMT) reporting directly to the Country Director.
What will you be doing?
In this role, you will work in close collaboration with the Regional Management Unit, the Shared Service Center, and CARE USA Finance. You will be responsible for strategic business planning and analysis, and oversight of all financial and administrative operations in CARE Ghana, while building capacity within the Country Office. You will provide leadership and direction to diverse teams and ensures strong internal but cohesive controls and optimal operational efficiency for timely and quality program delivery.
Some of your Responsibilities:
- Financial, Budget, and Award Management
- Administration and Logistics
- Human Resource and People management
- Provide support in the recruitment of a Program Support Director
- Participate in strategic discussions about the Country Office’s 2030 strategy
What you need to be successful in this role:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or equivalent with proven knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures.
- Membership in one or more relevant and recognized professional bodies – ACCA, CIMA, IBAM, etc.
- Experience with online enterprise resource planning tools and systems such as PeopleSoft and BudgetMate, or similar tools
- At least 5 years of previous experience with CARE or a similar organization in the role of Finance Controller, Head of Finance, Program Support Director or ACD, Program Support
- Excellent knowledge of CARE’s financial management systems and processes, budgeting planning, and other program support functions
- Proven experience with compliance and risk management and knowledge of the rules and regulations of diverse donors (USAID, EU, DFID, UN, etc.)
- Demonstrable success in building and managing diverse teams in a high-pressure environment
How to apply
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