JOB TITLE:  In-Country Development Manager


REPORTS TO: The Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Country Director (CD)


FUNCTION: Managerial


LOCATION: Tarkwa-Breman, Western Region, Ghana


DATE:  Effective August 1st 2018

Who We Are


The organization is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission of developing and sustaining robust health systems for cocoa-growing communities in rural Ghana. The NGO is based in Tarkwa Breman, a cocoa-farming village located in the Prestea-Huni Valley District in the Western Region of Ghana.


The organization believes that education fundamentally shapes a child’s lifelong health and impacts their ability to make sound health decisions. They therefore go beyond medical treatment – focusing on education for the most vulnerable target of risky health behaviors and infections – young girls.


Their “Health Equity Campus” – a tuition-free girls’ school and community clinic situated amid our 40-acre cocoa plantation – combines prevention programs and treatment measures to form an innovative approach to health equity.


The Opportunity


The In-Country Development Manager is ideal for an experienced high-achieving young professional with a strong communications and fundraising background, who loves writing, is organized, and is excited about being part of the core team at a growing nonprofit. The core fundamentals of this position, involves fundraising, partnerships, communications, applying for fellowships and professional development opportunities.


The In-Country Development Manager will be responsible for growing and maintaining the organization’s Ghana-based funding sources, including individual donors and grants. S/he will sustain relationships with existing donors and funders, and will play a lead role in designing and executing new fundraising efforts targeted to Ghanaian audiences. S/he will also lead the Sponsorship Program, which supports the tuition fees at the school, through the cultivation of relationships with the donor community in Ghana. S/he will be tasked with creating and managing a donor database of past, current and future donors to ensure proactive relationships. The position will include a large amount of external communication with donors and grant prospecting, writing, and reporting.


The In-Country Development Manager will work alongside the US Development Associate, and with the organizations leadership team, including the CEO, COO, Country Director and Finance Director. Together they will develop short- and long-term development strategies and build funding pipelines from a variety of sources including private foundations, CSR, and individual donors. This position involves working as an integral part of a fast-paced, passionate team in Ghana. The candidate will report to the COO and the Country Director and will work closely with the entire team, including staff at the community clinic, school and cocoa farm.


This position is a full-time permanent role subject to a three-month probationary period. The manager will gain a wealth of hands-on experience working in development. The organization is at an exciting inflection point and there is room for growth within the organization, dependent upon performance. The In-Country Development Manager will receive quarterly performance evaluations, which could contribute to other opportunities and growth within the organization.


Role and Responsibilities


  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Ghana-based donors and foundation partners;

  • Sustaining existing partnerships and developing new ones;

  • Create and daily upkeep of a donor and partners database (Ghana);

  • Identify new grant and/or funding opportunities;

  • Maintain and grow the sponsorship program for the school;

  • Search for and apply for fellowships and awards on behalf of the founder;

  • Apply for professional development opportunities such as conferences and workshops for staff members;

  • Manage the grant application, writing and reporting processes;

  • Contribute to overall Development & Communications strategy;

  • PR and social media managements;

  • Design and implement online and direct mail fundraising campaigns;

  • Represent the organization to external stakeholders;

  • Liaise and work hand in hand with the Country Director to establish and maintain local level relationships (i.e.- governmental partners and stakeholders);

  • Manage the development interns and fellows and delegate responsibilities accordingly.




The ideal candidate can respond to and incorporate feedback, balance multiple projects at the same time, and manage a complex calendar of proposal and reporting timelines. S/he needs to be extraordinarily organized and detail oriented. As the lead team member designing and implementing fundraising efforts, the In-Country Development Manager should be able to think creatively and independently about engaging new audiences around the organization’s work.


Required Education and Experience


The ideal candidate must possess a first degree in management and/or development. Prior experience working with a non-profit is preferred. 2-3 years experience required.




  • Monthly salary of 1,800-2,000 Ghanaian Cedis to start;

  • Accommodation in the organizations staff housing;

  • Cost of domestic travel to Tarkwa Breman (within Ghana);

  • Health insurance.


Dates: August 2018; as soon as possible preferred

Hours: Full-time

Location: Tarkwa-Breman, Ghana


Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at with the subject 'In-Country Development Manager'. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above.


GH office:

+233 (0) 302 547 136 (landline)

+233 (0) 554 081 727 (mobile)

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