Project Management Officer


Company Lively Minds
Category Operations
Location Tamale
Job Status Fixed Term
Salary NA
Education Undergraduate...
Experience 2 years
Job Expires Dec 29, 2022
Contact Human Resourc...

Company Profile

Lively Minds, an award-winning charity, is hiring to support our ambitious and exciting Early Childhood Development programme in Ghana and Uganda.

Job Description

 Lively Minds’ Project Management Office (PMO) has been set up to ensure that projects are delivered successfully and achieve Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). We are recruiting a Project Management Officer who will sit within the PMO and play a key role in driving project success by overseeing projects and ensuring that standards are followed and improved. The role will report to the Chief Operating Office and will be based at our office in Tamale, Ghana. You will work closely with our Global teams to support and track project progress.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for all project-related support requests made by colleagues and provide administrative assistance when required.
  • Work closely with project leads to develop realistic project plans, including managing resourcing, schedules and OKRs and identifying dependencies.
  • Maintain Project Management platforms, including SharePoint, ensuring that projects are accurately documented and updated.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on project status and compliance with standards.
  • Log, manage and report on risks and issues, lessons learned and OKRs.
  • Organise, schedule, and take minutes for project reviews.
  • Make updates and improvements to project standards, processes and templates
  • Assist in developing training for staff in project management skills.

You may be assigned any other responsibility in agreement with your line manager, in contribution to Lively Minds work and in recognition of your experience and skills. It is therefore expected for staff to be flexible and willing to contribute to the work of the wider team.

For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description on our website:

Required Skills or Experience

To succeed in this role, you will be

  • Able to take pride in following Project Management best practice to ensure project success

  • Organised and able to balance multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced, high pressure environment, with minimal supervision

  • A great communicator – you have good interpersonal skills and confidence holding senior staff to account 

  • A team player that values and prioritises inclusivity: helping to create a positive work environment where everyone is motivated and feels able to participate, learn, improve and contribute

  • Analytical: constantly monitoring project progress, results and systems to drive success

  • Passionate about early childhood development and the Lively Minds mission

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Able to use Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word

  • Tech savvy – ability to learn new IT tools efficiently

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills

  • Excellent attention to detail: produces high-quality, accurate work in a timely manner

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working on projects

Desirable experience and skills

  • Experience using Office 365

  • Experience in working as part of a remote team

  • Experience coordinating others and holding individuals to account

  • Experience creating user-friendly tools

You will be expected to perform against the Lively Minds Competencies. 

How To Apply

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