Job Vacancy For People & Culture / Admin Officer At World Vision International (Bolgatanga, Upper East Region)

World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

For over three decades, World Vision has been working with rural communities in all 10 Administrative Regions of Ghana to provide portable water, promote sanitation and hygiene practices, quality education, particularly at the basic level, enhance food security and respond to disasters.

Provides support for the People & Culture function within the Bolga Base Office and guidance to the Area Development Managers (ADP)  and Projects Managers in the interpretation & application of terms and conditions of service to all employees in the areas of human resources management, employee relations, staff development, career management & employees’ welfare.

Job Grade: 14 HAY
Job Locations: Bolga – Upper East Region


•   Provide interpretation & application of policies, procedures, terms and conditions of service, etc. to all employees.
•   Advises and counsels the Base Team and ADP/Project managers on people related issues.
•   Submit monthly, semi-annual and annual Base & ADP People & Culture Report.
•   Collate learning and development needs within the Base and ADPs for incorporation into the annual learning & development operational plan.
•   Monitor and report staff who have participated and benefitted from the annual training plan to P&C Manager / Learning & Development records.
•   Manage the base & ADP staff employee appraisal process and ensure that the performance of staff is monitored and documented.
•   Provide the required coaching and support for new hires and ensure probationary reviews are completed on a timely manner and results and recommendations are communicated properly to the concerned parties.
•   Work with Base and ADP staff to complete contract appraisals for contract staff and support contract renewal/separation processes in close coordination and within the guidelines and approvals of the Operations Base Team Leader (OBTL) and People & Culture Director.
•   Support staff welfare and social activities at the Base & ADPs level.
•   Ensure employee files are accurate and well managed and always kept under lock and key.
•   Ensure effective implementation of people & culture initiatives at the base & ADPs in close coordination with People & Culture Director.
•   Ensure new hires are properly oriented at the beginning of their assignment and conduct annual orientation update to existing staff at the base and ADP level.
•   Handle and manage internship / national service personnel programs and assignments in their respective bases and ADPs as per World Vision Ghana policy.
•   Support OBTL and ADP Managers in addressing issues related to World Vision Total Rewards Philosophy (Compensation and Benefits).
•   Ensure the Base office is adequately managed – type, receive and send correspondence, photocopying, provision of protocol and guest relations.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor degree in human resources management, business administration, general management or any other related field.
•   3 years of experience in human resources position
•   Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to take and lead new initiatives
•   Good communications and mediations skills
•   Good organizational skills with an ability to set priorities and meeting the required deadlines.
•   Team player with a caring personality to adhere to staff care needs
•   Ability to demonstrate life/work balance and encourage others to do so
•   Ability to advise and coach others, when necessary.
•   Fluency in English and working knowledge of French, while mastering local languages is a plus.

Location: Bolgatanga, Upper East Region

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application letters and CV quoting only the Job Position in the subject line to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 20 January, 2014

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.  WV is an equal opportunity employer.

•   We believe in diversity and promote opportunities for all individuals.
•   Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.