Senior Advisor

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Background and Project Purpose

The Senior Advisor will support TechnoServe’s operational and fundraising strategies in Ghana.

H/She will support TechnoServe Ghana’s operational and fundraising strategies, run the overall country operation, and manage internal and external stakeholder relationships.

High-performing program implementation teams, administrative staff, and regional program management resources will support this position

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

The Senior Advisor will support aspects of country operations including:

  • Program Development: In collaboration with regional leadership and program development teams, executing a business strategy aligned with TechnoServe’s global and regional strategies, maintaining, and building strong relationships with a wide range of donors, and proactively developing and delivering upon a robust pipeline of new program opportunities to grow the country platform and scale TechnoServe’s impact.
  • Stakeholder Representation: Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with relevant in-country stakeholders, including government ministries, private sector companies, business associations, and civil society organizations; securing their support as needed; representing TechnoServe at internal and external functions. Also establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal divisional, regional, and HQ teams.
  • Program Oversight: Coaching leaders and managers of programs for successful delivery of results; ensuring timely submission of internal reports and corporate measurement; ensuring timely submission of high-quality donor reports with support of the divisional back-stopping team; supporting country-level adaptation and use of program management tools; and working with program staff to identify and address technical assistance needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • 5 years’ implementation and management experience relating to large-scale projects with responsibility for all aspects of operations including HR, Finance, and Procurement.
  • Proven ability to fundraise / work with donor organizations and professionally and proactively represent an organization.
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, including report writing and presentations.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% and internationally as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant operations experience, including experience in budget development and management
  • Private sector experience and/or overall business acumen
  • Strong people management skills and experience with a record of recruiting and retaining top talent as well as the ability to quickly address performance and/or behavior issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Entrepreneurial and inspirational, with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain high-performing teams in stressful contexts.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

Method Of Application

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Closing Date: Ongoing

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