Country Manager – Ghana

at Partner Schools Worldwide
Location Fleet, United Kingdom
Date Posted 27th September 2018
Category Manager
Job Type Contract/short-term


About Us

Partner Schools Worldwide (PSW) specialises in facilitating long term sustainable and ethical partnerships with organisations across the world. These genuine partnerships engage students, teachers and development professionals generating reciprocal educational value and mutual respect. We’re passionate about what we do and the impact we have across the world.

These visits provide the opportunity for students and teachers to work (and play!) together in a live environment with their peers from their partner school. Real life collaboration across a host of fun educational, cultural and sporting workshops as well as exciting community or conservation project work enables students from each country to gain a real understanding of each other’s perspectives and develop mutual respect as well as an appreciation of their own cultural heritage.


As the organisation is moving into a new and exciting stage of growth, we are looking for a Fundraising Intern to research and develop multiple revenue streams to support for our newest programme: the creation of a stand alone development non-profit, Akwaaba Ghana, as well as support our Ghanaian Finance Manager. You will be based in Ghana working within our multicultural team at a crucial stage of programme development.

Key responsibilities include

Day to day

  • Support Programme Manager’s delivery of PSW’s flagship Partnership Programmes.

  • Support Operations Manager’s delivery of PSW school trips.

  • Work with the Finance Manager to ensure all financial targets met.

  • Manage activities of Fundraising, Communications and Partnership Interns.

  • Regularly update PSW UK Director on progress of KPIs.

  • Management of all office, accommodation and storage buildings.

  • Represent PSW at all project handover ceremonies and networking events.

Akwaaba Ghana programme

  • Design and develop operational procedures of Akwaaba Ghana

  • Identify key funding opportunities for Akwaaba Ghana and work with Fundraising Intern to produce bids.

  • Facilitate the transfer of PSW Sustainable Development Goal Programme material to Akwaaba Ghana.

  • Facilitate the transfer of PSW’s Partnership Programme to Akwaaba Ghana.

What Are We Looking For?

This is a fantastic opportunity for a media marketer with an exceptional work ethic, the ability to work autonomously and a natural flair and aptitude for digital marketing. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Personal Qualities

  • A least an undergraduate qualification to a first class standard in international development, management studies or a related field.

  • Relevant experience in project/programme management and capacity development.

  • strategic planning/thinking and budget development/management.

  • Proven involvement in funding applications, ideally with successful acquisition.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Personable with the ability to assimilate into differing cultures often presenting challenging situations.

  • Experience working in Ghana or a similar sub-Saharan country in a development context.

  • Proficient in use of PC/Mac hardware, MS Office and CRM software (e.g. Zoho).


Position: Country Manager

Location: Elmina, Ghana

Salary: £8,000-£14,000 depending on experience (in-country weighting applied), accommodation & return flights

Contract: 2 year FT.

Application Process

Please submit a CV and covering letter to [email protected] by 26th October.

Invites to interviews sent out by 2nd November 2018.

Interviews will be conducted at Grove Farm, Crookham Village, Fleet, Hampshire 6th & 7th November 2018.

Successful applicant informed ASAP after the 8th November 2018.

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.