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Overview

The Sabre Trust is a development organisation working in close collaboration with the local education authorities in the Central and Western Regions of Ghana, to support the implementation of the Ghana Education Service’s plans to scale up quality kindergarten education nationwide.

Candidate Pack

Candidate Pack-Sabre Trust-Jan 2016

Salary

£30.000 – 36.000 pa

Full description

Reporting to the UK Managing Director, the Country Director is responsible for the operational success of the Brighter Futures Programme in Ghana by providing inspirational team leadership, effective organisational management and development, efficient programme delivery, and robust monitoring and evaluation.

The Country Director will lead and manage the Sabre Trust team in Ghana and ensure that systems, processes and procedures meet the requirements of all stakeholders internally and externally. The Country Director will also contribute to the strategic and organisational development of the Sabre Trust.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for the operational success of the Brighter Futures Programme in Ghana by providing inspirational team leadership.
• Effective organisational management and development.
• Efficient programme delivery.
• Robust monitoring and evaluation.
• Lead and manage the Sabre Trust team in Ghana.
• Ensure that systems, processes and procedures meet the requirements of all stakeholders internally and externally.
• Contribute to the strategic and organisational development of the Sabre Trust.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

• Proven leadership, management and team building skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally.
• Significant experience of working in the international development sector.
• Experience of working and strategically engaging with government ministries and international development agencies in a developing country.
• Experience of developing and delivering strategic partnerships with corporate and non-governmental partners, including funding relationships.
• Experience of implementing good practice in education systems.
• Effective financial management skills, including budget preparation, reporting and revision as well as managing the implementation of, and reporting on, multiple grants.
• Proven skills in coaching, mentoring and team development.
• A comprehensive understanding of best practice principles in poverty reduction programming and project management in developing countries.
• Understanding of the role of early years education in poverty reduction.
• Understanding of child-centred programme management.

Application Instructions

To apply for this post, please complete our online application form and submit the following information:

An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you suitable. (Please look at “Advice for Candidates” on the Oxford HR website for hints on how to write a successful statement).
The documents should be saved in Word in the following format: Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:
Pat-Jones-CV-1404
Pat-Jones-Statement-1404

The Sabre Trust

Building a brighter future for school children in Ghana.

The Sabre Trust is a partnership between two independent but linked charities, registered in the UK with the Charity Commission and in Ghana with the Department of Social Welfare. We work in southern Ghana to improve the futures of poor and marginalised children.