VisionFund Ghana Recruitment 2020

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for VisionFund Ghana Recruitment 2020. The application deadline is 20th July 2020.

VisionFund Ghana is part of a network of International Microfinance Institutions working in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. VisionFund Ghana is a subsidiary of World Vision International and we work in partnership to unlock the economic potential for communities to flourish by providing financial empowerment to families to create jobs and income that improves the well being of children.’

We are recruiting to fill the position below;

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

ROLE

• Lead the MFI, building an organization that honours Christian values by positively impacting the lives of many families and children through the delivery of appropriate financial services and training with a particular focus on the rural areas of Ghana.
• Create a self-sustaining business with strong foundations (people, process, systems) that is capable of growing while managing risks.
• Manage an effective and efficient operation, delivering to challenging financial and social performance targets.
• Work closely with WV to develop integrated livelihoods programmes, and thereby obtain funding from the partnership and donors to grow the operation.
• Finally, to deal with all regulatory issues and lead the organization through the process of conversion into regulated deposit institution in the near future.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Delivery on child impact targets.
• Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.
• Reports to the board using standard reporting templates on a regular basis;
• Develops and deliver on key performance indicators for VisionFund Ghana (VFG).
• Develops and implements strategic plan.
• Ensures the culture of the whole organization reflects its mission and vision.
• Develops, monitors and implements short and long term business plan.
• Develops key performance indicators as per VFI and Board guidelines.
• Ensure that the plans are cascaded to implementation groups and staff.
• Reports plan compliance regularly.
• Prepare monthly reports as required.
• Leads the institution in developing and then achieving the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans, as well as in accomplishing VFG’s strategic goals.

Fundraising:

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• Develop proposals to acquire and maintain funding, credit lines, and others financial & non-financial resources required to attain VF objectives.
• Negotiates effectively with creditors, grant bodies and other financial institutions;
• Ensure compliance with conditions and reporting requirements.
• Diligently manage and close grants and related projects.
• Follow up with open grant audit issues.

Finance Management:

• Ensures that annual financial projections, reports and budget are prepared for the board on time.
• Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages VFG’s resources within those budget guidelines.
• Ensures that effective and efficient financial management system is installed and maintained.
• VFG is profitable.

Risk Management:

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• Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed.
• Ensures savings products are effectively priced and delivered (subject to MFI board approval).
• Ensures that effective internal control and risk management system is established and maintained.
• Ensures effective liquidity management.
• Ensure effective banking and financial systems are in place and are regularly updated.

Integration:

• Ensure at national office and branch level integration strategies are fully understood, communicated and practiced.
• Actively promote joint livelihoods projects with World Vision.
• Ensures that both VFI and VFG and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image.
• Develops networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies.

People, Leadership & Culture:

• Provide effective Christ centred leadership & Culture.
• Ensure recruitment of competent senior and middle management.
• Ensures effective staff development, succession planning and performance management systems are in place at all levels & Compensation & benefits.
• Approves and confirms staff appointment, promotion, demotion, termination and transfer.
• Embodying of People & Culture policies & procedures.
• Key Responsibility to create an environment where talent thrive, staff are engaged & Motivated and a culture of performance is embedded.

Policy Compliance:

• Formulates and implements guidelines, procedures, internal regulations that are consistent with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors, VFI and the industry regulators.
• Ensures that the institution complies with the requirements of the Central Bank other regulators and all VFI policies.
• Prepares the MFI for new regulations.

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Requirements

  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management or some other related field.
  • 10+ years of working experience in senior management in a combination of the following: micro-enterprise lending organization, banking institution, agricultural or an economics/development institution.
  • A clear understanding of the microfinance industry and technology.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Office Environment: typical office-based and frequent travel to fields (40% travelling and 60% office-based).
  • Travel: 90% Domestic, 10% international travel is desired.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 20th July 2020.

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