Head of Operations and Finance - Ghana


Company Street Child
Category Operations
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary $48,000 -$ 54...
Education Qualified
Experience N/A
Job Expires Jul 11, 2022
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Company Profile

Street Child are a rapidly developing international children’s charity with exceptional programming in 20 of the world’s lowest income and most crisis-affected countries.  Our high-impact projects chase gains in education and protection outcomes for the most marginalised children - through signature integrated education, child protection and livelihoods initiatives.

Job Description

  • Contract: Full Time, 3.5 years
  • Salary: $48,000 -$ 54,000 per annum (plus benefits)
  • Principal Location: Accra, with regular travel to Northern Region (Tamale)


Street Child is seeking a dedicated professional to lead the operationalisation of Street Child’s new flagship Ghana country programme, specifically the Ghana TransformED Partnership payment by results initiative. The GED Partnership is an ambitious partnership with the Ghana Ministry of Education and Education Outcomes Fund to deliver a payment by results programme targeted at improving access and quality in primary education for Ghanaian children.  This role, reporting to the Ghana Country Representative

The Head of Operations and Finance will have responsibility for the operational, administrative and financial management of Street Child’s Ghana programme, as a key member of the senior management team. The primary purpose of this role is to support the delivery of the GED Partnership Programme, and the Operations Manager will be responsible for EOF contracting, sub-contracting with partners, HR and compliance, as well as budget and risk management.  They will also oversee the set up and management of a new operational office base and team (including finance staff) in Accra.

Key duties include:

Compliance and contract management

  • Street Child compliance with Education Outcomes Fund contracts and financing partners’ terms
  • Holding sub-contractors accountable according to the terms of their contracts;
  • Compliance with all relevant Ghanaian law, rules and regulations, in particular EOF stakeholders including Ministry of Education and Procurement Unit;
  • SC Ghana compliance with Street Child’s global policies and procedures;
  • Active monitoring and management of risks relating to compliance.


Finance & Procurement

  • Overall responsibility for EOF budget management, establishing strong mechanisms with programme managers, finance managers and partners to devise and re-forecast accurate and up to date budgets;
  • Set up of finance systems in country in close liaison with the West Africa Finance Manager, including:
    • Supervision of monthly bank reconciliations
    • Responsibility for budget vs actual tracking
    • Internal and partner field spot checks for monitoring and capacity development purposes;
    • Active management of fiduciary risks
  • Preparation of accurate and timely financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with Street Child policies and donor funding;
  • Supervision of procurement, and of partner compliance with Street Child procurement policies
  • Proactive engagement with Street Child UK finance and HR teams


Operations & HR

  • Set up of Street Child Ghana offices, including head office and field offices as required, and ongoing oversight of office management and administration;
  • Pursuit of registration, together with the Country Representative, if not already secured;
  • Set up of HR processes in Ghana, including recruitment and induction and localized policies and procedures;
  • Responsibility for employment contracting, payroll and oversight of staff training;
  • Capacity support to national partners to support operations and finance development, in collaboration with SC global team, and where appropriate, directly provide coaching and training input and support in priority areas.

Required Skills or Experience

  • This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the management skills and experience in operations and finance to make a difference in the lives of out of school children in Ghana. 
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in development contexts, used to grant, financial and people management in complex programmes and budgets.  
  • You will also have proven coaching, teamwork and communication skills, strong numeracy skills and analytical thinking.
  • Naturally, as a key member of a busy team you will be frequently asked to help with whatever the need of the moment is. We value agility and flexibility.

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