Executive Director


Company Beacon of Hop...
Category Management/Ad...
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education Bachelor̵...
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Jul 01, 2020
Contact ...

Company Profile

Beacon of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization with a passion to positively transform children and youth lives through the implementation of lasting solutions strengthened by effective partnerships between communities, non-governmental organizations and governments in sub Saharan Africa.

We are dedicated to eradicating child labor by first educating identified poor parents on the importance of basic education, providing them with some skills and support where needed, and thereafter, sending their children (between 7 – 14 years) back to school, and ensuring they stay to at least the Senior High School.

Our Women Empowerment Program, with two arms, the Early Childhood Program and the Shelter Program provides vulnerable, young and homeless and single pregnant women with prenatal support like shelter, food and clothes for themselves and other forms of support when their babies are born.  It also provides poor and needy single mothers with skills and knowledge in home making (catering, sewing, etc.) activities.  These women are provided with tools and other pertinent support, like access to financial entities, to enable them establishes and grow their businesses.

As part of our goal to eradicate streetism and support the homeless, poor and unprofessional youth to develop professional skills to enable them establish businesses or for improved employment opportunities for a brighter future, we have developed a Youth Empowerment Program.  This program will select homeless street youth and give them training in the building industry, vehicle repair industry and home care industry.  Trained youth will have tools and finances to establish their own businesses.

Job Description

Position for The Executive Director at BOHF Ghana
As the key management leader of beacon of hope foundation Ghana, The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.  You are required to reports directly to the Board of Directors.


  1. Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
    • Responsible for leading BOHF in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  2. Financial Performance and Viability:   Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
    • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support BOHF’s mission.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of BOHF, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization and monthly report which reflect the position of the organization in its standing / accomplishing its goals.
    • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  3. Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
    • Responsible for implementation of  BOHF’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
    • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that BOHF can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
    • Responsible for the enhancement of  BOHF’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  4. Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
    • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
    • Responsible effective administration of BOHF operations.
    • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Actual Job Responsibilities

  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
  • Strategic planning and implementation.
  • Planning and operation of annual budget.
  • Serve as  BOHF’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance  BOHF’s Mission.
  • Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
  • Review and approve contracts for services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors OR the BOHF President 

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and equivalent 
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.

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