Assistant Programme Manager (Ghana Mental Health and Disability Programme)

Accra, Ghana
Contract type: 
Full time, fixed term
Closing date: 
Sunday, 31 May, 2020
Options Consultancy seeks an Assistant Programme Manager to join our Programme Management Team to play a vital role in ensuring the successful delivery of the Mental Health and Disability programme in Ghana.

The Assistant Programme Manager will be responsible for providing programmatic, operational financial and administrative assistance to the Mental Health and Disability programme, ensuring it is delivered effectively, efficiently and to a high standard. This includes supporting the management of the operations and logistics, office management support, programme budget, providing inputs to programme reports and developing project management systems.

The Assistant Programme Manager will work closely with and is line managed by the Programme Manager who will have an overview of their responsibilities. They will have the opportunity to directly engage with the programme team based in Ghana and occasionally with the UK based team in order to successfully delivering complex, global health programmes.

This position will be based in the programme office in Accra, Ghana.

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in supporting a health, disability and/or mental health programme for at least one year with demonstrable experience supporting and coordinating technical work in similar organisations 
  • Experience in budgeting, project planning, financial and narrative report writing 
  • Experience of managing donor-funded budgets 
  • Experience of managing complex logistics arrangements for programmes, including international travel 


Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Candidates should state the role (Assistant Programme Manager) in the subject header.
  • Closing date: 31 May 2020: Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including CRC, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
Other information: 
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply, including under-represented groups, specifically women and people with disabilities
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
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