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Employment Opportunity at Lively Minds

Employment Opportunity at Lively Minds

Job Title: Set-up Officer

About Lively Minds

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO, working to get preschoolers in rural Ghana & Uganda school-ready. Since 2008, we have developed an innovative, behaviour-change programme that empowers marginalized, poorly-educated mothers to run educational ‘Play
Schemes for preschoolers and to provide better home-based care, using local resources.

The Lively Minds programme aims to improve the school-readiness of rural kindergarten children, by training parents to provide practical, cost-free learning and developmental activities in the kindergarten and at home.

About The Role

The Set-up Officer is a key role in ensuring the success of our over-all programme. The
Set-up Officer will work closely with Ghana Education Service (GES) District staff and
teachers across about 60 districts that our programme operates, to ensure our activities are of high quality and set-up for long-term success.

To do this, the Set-Up Officers will coach and guide GES staff. They will deliver frequent,
structured trainings to set-up the programme. Once the set-up trainings are complete, they
will hand-over the continuous co-ordination of each district to the District Liaise Officers.

Additionally, the Set-up Officers will need to produce reports of activities and share with
Set-up Coordinators for ongoing reporting, as well as identifying and reporting compliance

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The role requires regular travel and interaction with communities. Set-up Officers will be
responsible for planning their own budgets and accounting for their expenditure in the field.

About you

To succeed in this role, you must be:

  •  Energetic, self-motivated and confident.
  • Skilled in community entry protocols and community mobilisation.
  • Experienced in working with government partners.
  • An excellent communicator, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact
    with diverse groups.
  • Highly organised, a good planner who is able to prepare your own work schedule.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word to prepare reports.
  • Able to use basic MS Excel to prepare travel budgets.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Firstly, Facilitate set-up activities
  • Secondly, Facilitate set-up activities in 1-2 districts each academic term, including back-to-back, training-of-trainers (ToT) workshops.
  • Thirdly, Work as part of a team with colleagues and stakeholders to prepare for and deliver high quality set-up activities.
  • Moreover, Proactively identify and accurately report risks to your team, Set-up Coordinators and Set-up Manager and support and implement problem solving.
  • Additionally, Feedback on lessons learned and suggest improvements in set-up lesson plans.
  • Then, Support wider implementation
  • Also, Support the wider organisational operations where required – including monitoring
    top-up workshops, play schemes and parenting workshops, radio coaching calls.
  • Finally, 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.
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It is therefore expected for staff to be flexible and willing to contribute to the work of the wider team.

Experience and skills

Essential experience and skills:

  • To bgin with, Minimum qualification: Degree or Higher Education Diploma in early childhood or other relevant subject.
  • Then, 2+ experience of facilitating and delivering training.
  • Also, Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment by having energy and a “can do” attitude
  • Moreover, Excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • In addition, Good interpersonal and communication skills with a flexible approach, enabling you to positively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Furthermore, Ability to coordinate, and engage large audiences.
  • Afterwards, Experience of coaching and working with government stakeholders.
  • Last but not least, Comfortable with frequent travel and overnight stays.
  • Finally, Technically literate – good understanding of MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Able to adapt to and learn new tech systems easily.
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Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience of working with GES (or other government departments) and other education stakeholders/organisations
  • Experience of working for an NGO.
  • Experience of community mobilisation or sensitisation work.

How To Apply for this Employment Opportunity at Lively Minds

Please download an Application Form from our website: www.livelyminds.org/jobs.

To apply, send the completed form to jobs@livelyminds.org before the deadline.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm Tuesday 30th August 2022.




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