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Job Title: Finance and Admin. Assistant Job Location:Tamale with frequent work travels to Bolgatanga

Purpose of the Position

The main purpose of this position is to provide finance and administration support to the GRCS Tamale & Bolgatanga Offices, undertaking finance and bookkeeping functions, ensuring adherence to organization’s finance policies and procedures in accordance with organization’s and national regulations and internationally accepted accounting standards.

The incumbent will support the Ghana Red Cross Regional Managers and the Swiss Red Cross Team on financial matters and keep the office running smoothly and ensure consistent and timely reporting on internal controls and financial reporting on a regular basis.

Among others, the incumbent shall be responsible for: –

  1. Budget Management – creating and or reviewing the project budget ensuring accuracy and compliance with the SRC requirements;
  2. Cash and Management – Responsible for monthly reconciliation and payments, Control and reconcile all working advances to Partner National Society and project coordinators; Follow up with the clearance of outstanding working advances to partners and clear balances on a monthly basis;
  3. Accounting and BookkeepingMaintain up to date Cashbooks; Processes invoices, records payments, and track expenses etc
  4. Audit Management – Assist in organizing necessary documentation for annual independent external audits and provide a response to the auditor’s reports;
  5. Logistics ManagementResponsible for maintaining and updating the assets register of the PSU in NR and UER, and for renewal of vehicle licenses and insurance.
  6. Statutory Payment – Responsible for filing of statutory deductions e.g. income taxes and taxes withheld to the Ghana Revenue Authority.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:  Education/Knowledge/Technical/Soft Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience managing donor-funded projects in international Humanitarian & Development organization.
  • Knowledge of existing in-country accounting practices and rules, understanding of the fiscal system of the country, in particular, related to the activities of I/NGOs.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly in a computer-based double-entry accounting system, Microsoft Office Application (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) etc., experience with banana an added advantage;
  • Self-manager and able to plan and manage deadlines;
  • A good communicator with excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles and the Red Cross Movements
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and good interpersonal skills with experience working in a multicultural and multi-national team.
  • All applications should be sent before 25th June 2019 by 5:00 pm to

The Secretary-General National Headquarters Plot # 10, South Legon P. O. Box GP 836 Accra, Ghana Tel: 0299370431 Tel: Fax: 0302520397 Email: redcrossghana@yahoo.co.uk, www.redcrossghana.org

GHA: WASH JOB DESCRIPTION

Post-designation: Gha- WASH Engineers (2)

Subsection: Health and Care Unit

Duty station: Ashanti and Eastern Region of Ghana

Job Purpose

  • Ensure quality construction of all water and sanitation facilities, ensuring good maintenance and sustainable processes are put in place.
  • Identify gaps in the infrastructure in the project sites and recommend appropriate corrective actions and follow up on functionality.
  • Assist the WASH team in surveys, assessments, designs and supervise constructions of boreholes, shallow wells, water yard facilities and other areas where required.
  • Review and validate as-built drawings/BOQs for all planned constructions and rehabilitation.
  • Take lead in timely preparation and submission of project progress reports
  • Participate in project beneficiary characterization and mapping.
  • Timely submission of monthly reports on achievements as per work plan submitted through the Regional Office activities plan.
  • Supervise the implementation of the entire infrastructure and participate in the preparation of payment certificates
  • Mobilize community in meetings and promote community ownership and hygiene.
  • Ensure feedback and complaints are collected, processed and responded to.
  • Work with M&E staff to undertake satisfaction reviews of programmes with community members
  • Ensure regular and quality communication between RC and community members.

Minimum requirements

  • HND Civil Engineering/Building Technology
  • 2 years’ relevant working experience
  • Proficient in MS office suit (word, excel, PowerPoint etc)

Valid Driver’s License and ability to ride motorbike preferred.

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: Regional Public Health Officers (social Mobilisers  two Positions)

Subsection: Health and Care Unit

Duty station: Ashanti and Eastern Regions

Job Purpose

The public health officer shall work with the Program team to implement WASH project activities in line with the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement strategic direction. S/he shall lead the implementation of Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) component of the project in the regions, and build relationships with key stakeholders in the communities and districts to ensure the successful implementation of this project.

  • Lead the implementation of health and hygiene promotion activities in the region (schools, communities, health facilities etc).
  • Support the development of SBCC materials for health and hygiene promotion in communities, and schools
  • Train and supervise volunteers to carry out health and hygiene promotion in the communities
  • Build opportunities for dialogue and collaboration with key community stakeholders
  • Lead the process to provide communities with opportunities to participate in and guide Red Cross programmes and operations throughout the project.
  • Facilitate the participation of community members, in particular, more vulnerable groups, in programme activities and key programme decisions.
  • Ensure feedback and complaints are collected, processed and responded to
  • Timely compile and consolidate all project reports from the region and submit to line manager

Minimum requirements

  • Diploma or Degree in Public Health/Environmental Health or Community/Social Development field preferred
  • 2 years’ Experience in implementing health promotion strategies at community levels
  • Relevant experience in implementing two-way health communication strategies in communities.
  • 2 years’ experience minimum of a wide variety of community-based development approaches including PHAST, CLTS, or any other related approaches and tools
  • Ability to engage effectively with staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and other partners. Excellent people skills with an ability to communicate and work at all levels with high level verbal, written, and sensitive to situations.
  • Demonstrated a high level of personal organisation and ability to deliver projects on time and on quality.
  • Proficient in MS office suit (word, excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce reports and analyse outcomes
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to ride motorbike preferred

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: Gha-WASH  Finance officer

Subsection: Finance and Administration Unit

Duty station: Accra Ghana

Job Purpose

The Gha-WASH Project Finance Officer is responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, and administrative work to meet Ghana Red Cross and IFRC financial requirements.

Minimum requirements

  • The Finance Officer must have the required knowledge, skills and attitudes through completion of a Diploma in Accounting or Business Administration and/or completion of the second level of a recognized accounting program combined with related financial experience.
  • Computerized accounting programs, accounts payable and accounts receivables, fund accounting, preparation of financial statements, an understanding of relevant Ghana Red Cross and IFRC accounting systems.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills, supervisory skills, team building, analytical and problem-solving.

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: Regional Finance Administration Officers

Subsection: Finance and Administration Unit

Duty station: 1 Ashanti region and 1 Eastern region

Job Purpose

The Gha-WASH Project Regional Finance Officers are responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, and administrative to meet Ghana Red Cross and IFRC financial requirements.

Minimum requirements

  • Degree/Diploma in accounting or finance
  • Experienced in Computerized accounting programs, accounts payable and accounts receivables, fund accounting, preparation of financial statements, an understanding of relevant Ghana Red Cross and IFRC accounting systems.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills, supervisory skills, team building, analytical and problem-solving.

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: Information Management Assistant (IMA)

Subsection: Health and Care Unit

Duty station: Accra, Ghana

Job Purpose

  • Support the promotion of data and information sharing within Ghana Red Cross, IFRC and its partners.
  • Support the Information Management Officer to provide Information Management services, support in assessments, monitoring and evaluation of activities within Gha-WASH Project.
  • Support at all levels in areas of information flows, dissemination, processing, analysis, standard setting and dissemination.
  • Manage community feedback toolkit and provide technical support to regions in its operations
  • Performs any other related job assigned him/her

Minimum requirements

  • Diploma in Information Technology, Statistics or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of different mobile data collection tools and methodologies eg magpi, Kobo collect, GIS etc.
  • Proven skills to analyse statistical information.
  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa.
  • Knowledge of data collection and analysis, as well as of statistical analysis software (Word, Excel, STATA, etc.)Ability to work with infographics such as global information system (GIS)

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: Drivers (2)

Duty station: Eastern and Ashanti Regions

Job purpose

  • To be an official driver for the WASH project in the region
  • Ensure the timely servicing and maintenance of all project vehicles in the region
  • Transport regional project teams to fields and any other official trips
  • Timely monthly reporting of regional vehicle usage and condition of all vehicles in the region

Minimum qualifications

  • Valid driver’s licence with at least 5 years clean driving record
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in auto mechanics will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of SSSCE/WASSCE or its equivalent qualification

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: Structural Engineer

Duty post: Headquarters

Job purpose

  • Design of reinforced concrete support and accessories for 10 m3 plastic water tank elevated at 6m.
  • Design of 50 m3 reinforced concrete tank elevated at 12 m.
    • The 2 designs shall include all necessary accessories and provisions (where applicable) – ladder, guard rails, access holes, chemical dosing equipment, float valve, valve chambers, clamps and supports for pipework, etc.
    • A brief design report consisting of the criteria and principles of the design shall accompany the submission.
  • Preparation of structural drawings for the 2 structures described above.
  • Preparation of Bills of Quantities (BOQ) and cost estimates for the 2 structures.
  • Drawings and BOQ shall be made available in soft copies.

Minimum Qualification

  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • Professionally registered
  • 10 years of relevant experience in structural design

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

Post-designation: WASH Sustainability Officer

Job purpose

The duties of the successful candidate shall include but not limited to the following;

  1. Develop business development strategies for the company’s water and future project.
  2. Spot and exploit profitable business opportunities for the development of the project in consultation with the head of the department.
  3. Arrange and periodically meet with subordinates in other regions for proper monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Arrange and periodically meet with subordinates in other regions for proper monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Coordinate appointment schedules and calendar, plan and schedule meeting, travel and reservations for the team.
  6. Devise, manage and organize data and documentation systems efficiently.
  7. Keep track of project schedule and tasks assignments even in his/her absence most of the time.
  8. Assiduously report to superiors as stipulated in by the head of the department.
  9. Accurately see to the reporting and accountability of all financially related transactions.
  10. Command compliance of subordinates to set procedures, standards and practices even in his or her absence.
  11. Initiate and execute tasks within time and budgetary constraints.

Minimum qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

SKILLS SET

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Visco and PowerPoint
  • Comfortable with responsibility for key tasks (HR, office management)
  • Startup experience is a plus
  • High energy, tough and inspirational personality.
  • Sufficient people skills.
  • Ability to drive with a valid driver’s license is a plus.

All applications are to be sent to career@redcrossghana.org by 25th June 2019 before 5:00 pm

 

VACANCY: Regional Manager; Western Region

Ghana Red Cross Society is the largest Humanitarian and Volunteer Based organization in the Country. It is established by an Act of Parliament (Act 10, 1958) as an Independent, Neutral auxiliary to support Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the provision of Humanitarian and Relief services to the vulnerable in times of emergencies and disasters. In times of peace, it acts as a development agent in health promotion and disaster risk reduction.

 

The National Society is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the positions of:

Regional Manager; Western Region.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of First Degree preferably in Social Sciences from a recognized university
  • At least four years’ experience in Humanitarian work at senior management level
  • Knowledgeable in the humanitarian work environment
  • Competent in Proposals, Concept papers, Work plans and budgets development in addition to Reports writing
  • Competency in Programs/Projects management
  • Competency in Resource Mobilization and Management of Income Generation Activities
  • Ability to work at odd hours and extensive travel

Responsibilities:

Includes but not limited to:

  • Day to Day functioning of the organization in the applied Region and Report to the Secretary General
  • Strengthen collaborations, networking’s and partnerships with Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Partners, Operational Communities  and other stakeholders
  • Management and direct responsibility for all programs in the region
  • Advocate and promote the Red Cross fundamental principles of Humanity, Independence, Neutrality, Impartiality, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualification and experience.

Interested Applicants should submit Application letters with Curriculum Vita attached either in hard or soft copy to below within ten (10) days of publication of this advert. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The Secretary-General

Ghana Red Cross Society Headquarters

No. 10 South Legon Extension

P. O. Box GP 835

Accra

redcrossghana@yahoo.co.uk and copied to  kofi.addo@redcrossghana.org

 All applications should be sent before the 5th of  June 2019.

 

Vacancy: National Youth Co-ordinator

Ghana Red Cross Society, a humanitarian organization, is looking for a youth-oriented leader for employment.

Position: National Youth Co-ordinator

Duty Station: National Headquarters, Accra

Requirement

Academic Qualification: Must have at least First Degree Certificate

Age: Must be between 23-28years.

Interested persons must send his/her CV and application letter to GRCS headquarters or e-mail to info@redcrossghana.org  and copy Mr Ernest Nyame-Annan on epna@post.com

Remember GRCS youth registered member is additional advantage.

Deadline: Friday, August 09, 2019

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted