Job Vacancy For Programme Manager

Duration: Full-Time Contract
Location: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

About FAWE

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Ghana is a non-governmental organization that is non-political, voluntary, charitable, non-sectarian and does not discriminate based on race, ideology, colour, nationality, or religious persuasion. At FAWE Ghana, we promote gender equity and equality in education in Ghana by fostering favourable policies and attitudes toward girls’ education. FAWE is seeking to recruit high caliber and results-oriented individuals with integrity to partner with a dynamic professional team as Programme Manager.

The Role

A key strategic objective of FAWE Ghana is to ensure that girls and young women across Ghana have access to quality education and training opportunities to develop relevant skills for the world of work. The Programme Manager (PM) reports to the National Coordinator. The Programme Manager will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the implementation of programmes at FAWE Ghana, especially the Mastercard Foundation partnership that will support marginalized young people to access tertiary education in TVET and University. She or He will provide leadership and technical input in FAWE Ghana programmes as envisaged in the FAWE Strategic Plan (2024 – 2028) and Organisation plans. Specific focus and leadership will be given to implementing an education and skills training programme over a seven-year period. Key results include successfully fostering innovations and advocacy strategies about gender equity and transformative education principles, leadership in building effective partnerships, resource mobilization for scale-up/replication of the programme, monitoring, evaluation, documentation, learning, capacity building, and quality assurance on implementing the programme.


• Provide technical and programmatic leadership for an education, skills training, and research programme. Tasks include oversight and coordination of programme implementation, development of programme strategies, and execution of decisions.
• Responsible for attaining deliverables, observing timelines, following budget guidelines, and submitting periodic reports in compliance with the following: the development of partner expectations and highlighting significant change stories; contributing to work plans, funds disbursement, M&E plans and regular monitoring, lobby & advocacy plans, selection of partner CSOs, compliance to FAWE Ghana procedures, funding partner and the respective government regulations.
• Monitor quality assurance processes and systems to ensure the highest quality of the project implementation, risk management, updates to FAWE Ghana management and the funding partner(s).
• Promote the learning agenda for the programme, including periodic updates to the team and integration with other FAWE Ghana programs/projects, social inclusion (PWD, Refugees), and digital skills.
• Support advocacy to widen the civic space for Ghanaian girls and young women in all their diversity, emphasize social inclusion, work closely with the other teams to amplify, and sustain voice/agency as they demand the realization of education and training rights.
• Provide technical input in identifying, developing, and negotiating funding proposals for FAWE Ghana work. Focus on scale-up and replication of the program.

Qualification Required & Experience


• Master’s degree in social sciences, including Education, Public Health, Political Science, Philosophy, Gender, Law, Sociology, Project Management, or any other relevant discipline.
• At least ten (10) years’ work experience with a minimum of 5 years working in a complex NGO, international environments with practical field experience.
• Language competency in addition to English, competency in French and at least one Ghanaian language is an added advantage.
• Experience in strategic partnerships, especially working within a consortium (range of stakeholders) covering more than one partner and government agency.
• Programme management skills, including Theory of Change methodology, process management, scheduling, project control, documentation development, risk management and quality management, monitoring, and evaluation.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

All applications (Cover letter, Updated CV indicating three referees) should be addressed to National Coordinator emailed to: ; with the subject line Programme Manager to reach FAWE Ghana

Closing Date: 07 June, 2024