Regional Program Manager
DAI
Abuja, NG
4d ago

Description

Regional Program Manager (Kumasi, Ghana)

Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) Program

OVERVIEW

The DAI Sustainable Business Group (SBG) helps unlock the commercial potential in growth markets by advising companies on how to optimize their local supply base and labor force, comply with local content requirements, demonstrate their long-term commitment to the country’s development, and become a trusted partner for government.

DAI is the primary implementing partner of Kosmos Energy in Ghana for its Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) program, the company’s flagship corporate social investment.

The KIC program has 3 core components : the AgriTech Challenge, the Incubator, and the Business Booster. Since 2016, the KIC Agritech Challenge has been a successful annual entrepreneurship competition, based in Accra and accepting participants from all 10 regions of Ghana.

In 2020, KIC will expand from its center in Accra to add a regional hub in Kumasi, supported jointly by Kosmos Energy and Mastercard Foundation.

The Regional Program Manager will be the lead for the program in Kumasi and will report to the National Program Manager for KIC in Accra.

S / he will manage the local elements of the program, support in national recruitment strategy, and lead coordination with Kumasi Hive, the local implementing partner, where the regional program will be based.

This is a year-long, full-time position. Based on performance review and work planning to take place in December, the position can be renewed for the following year.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure high quality of execution, a good experience for all participants, and high level of performance of Kumasi-based team
  • Responsible for leading implementation of the first regional hub of the KIC program in Kumasi
  • Program planning in coordination with the Accra-based KIC team and Kumasi Hive team. Draft work plans and other documentation as needed.
  • Development of external stakeholder engagement strategy focusing on leveraging program and building sustainability locally
  • Under the supervision of the DAI Team Lead, draft reports for the client about ongoing project progress, activity proposals, and other topics as needed
  • Manage overall program timeline and implementation in coordination with Accra-based elements of the program
  • Oversee incubation services offered to winners of the AgriTech Challenge
  • Program planning in coordination with the Accra-based KIC team and Kumasi Hive team. Draft work plans and other documentation as needed.
  • Providing coaching services and technical advice to entrepreneurs for implementing business best practices
  • Manage day-to-day operational support to Incubator with focus on management of work plan in partnership with Kumasi Hive
  • Manage delivery of training modules to entrepreneurs as determined by demand and approved by Program Manager. Ensure compliance with Accra-based Incubator.
  • Direct support for event planning and logistics as determined by the work plan under DAI program
  • Manage elements of the KIC Business Booster program that are implemented in Kumasi, working closely with KIC Accra.
  • Provide oversight in ensuring proper completion of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting internally and for the client as per the work scope of the program.
  • Coordinate with DAI Home Office to create reports for the client.

  • Facilitate meetings and ensure follow up as needed with both external stakeholders and the client
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 8 years of professional work experience OR Master's degree and minimum 5 years of professional work experience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with great attention to detail
  • Dynamic team player with ability to manage teams and projects collaboratively
  • Experience working to promote youth entrepreneurship and innovation preferred
  • Experience and knowledge in the agricultural sector, and specifically its intersection with technology
  • Experience working with international organizations on program management, delivery, M&E, and communications
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
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