Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD)


The Ghana National Association of the Deaf is a national organization dedicated to
empowering deaf individuals in Ghana. Established in 1968, GNAD has a vision of working
tirelessly to ensure fair treatment and full participation for deaf individuals in society. GNAD
works to influence national legislation, policies, and programs for disability inclusion as well
as the empowerment of organisations of persons with disabilities for advocacy and their
sustainability. GNAD operates across all 16 regions of Ghana, striving to provide equal
opportunities in education, sign language, and meaningful employment, and facilitate access to
vital information and services for the deaf community.
The GNAD in partnership with the DDL is implementing a series of projects including
the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Regional Secretariat of West and Central
Africa (WCARS) project. The project titled “Transnational Capacity Building Project for Deaf
Associations” aims to enhance the organizational capacities of National Associations of the
Deaf in Togo, Niger, Mali, and Cote d’Ivoire, alongside the WFD Regional Secretariat of West
and Central Africa (WCARS). The project seeks to enhance national advocacy towards
recognition of Ghanaian Sign Language as a Language and strengthen the capacity of 4 countries
with funding support from DDL.
The Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) and the Danish Deaf Association (DDL)
are currently seeking a program manager for a two-year fixed-term position starting on 1
st April
2024. The Programs Manager will operate as an integral part of the GNAD Secretariat in Accra,
Ghana, and will directly report to the GNAD Executive Director.
Job Overview
Reporting to the Executive Director of GNAD, the roles of the Programs Manager will be
managing the ‘Transnational Capacity Building Project for Deaf Associations, the Recognition
and promotion of the Ghanaian Sign Language Project and any other projects that may added to
this role by the Executive Director.
Main responsibilities:
• Be the first point of contact for all project activities implemented by GNAD in the office
• Be accountable for timely submission, review and ensure quality reports that meet donor
• Responsible for all deliverables under the WCARS and DDL-GNAD Sign Language
projects and any other projects that may be assigned by the Executive Director
• Periodically monitor training and ongoing capacity-building programs in Ghana and four
other countries
• Supervise the disbursement of Local Development Funds, overseeing proper allocation
and utilization.
• Deputize for the Executive Director of GNAD in his absence, representing the
organization professionally and ensuring continuity in leadership.
Qualifications and Experience:
Ideal candidates should have a proven track record in the following areas:
• Experiences in programs management with at least 3-5 years experience in the role of
programs manager
• Demonstrated project management and coordination proficiency, showcasing the ability to
plan, execute, and oversee projects effectively.
• Experience in successfully coordinating multiple project partners, indicating the ability to
foster collaborative relationships and manage diverse stakeholders.
• Proven proficiency in utilizing data collection tools, underlining a strategic approach to
program implementation.
• Ability to produce timely and deliver high-quality results.
• Proven managerial experience within a non-governmental organization (NGO),
emphasizing leadership skills and a solid understanding of the non-profit sector.
• Proven experience working with persons with disability or desire to work with persons
with disabilities.
• Proven past experience of engaging and working with local stakeholders in project design
and implementation.
• Show great initiative and be able to work well in a team and independently.
Qualifications and Skills:
In addition to a minimum bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies, or a
related field, the ideal candidate should possess:
• Strategic Thinking: Proven ability to think strategically and contribute creatively to
project planning.
• Financial Expertise: Demonstrated understanding of budgeting, financial
management, and resource allocation for efficient project outcomes.
• Multicultural Networking: Successful engagement and networking in multicultural
environments, fostering positive collaborations.
• Language Proficiency: Fluent in English, with an asset of basic French for effective
• Adaptability: Track record of adaptability, embracing new tools, methods, and
knowledge to stay current.
• MEL Familiarity: Familiarity with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
• Community Engagement: Desire to work closely with Deaf communities,
showcasing successful engagement.
• Managerial Leadership: Desirable previous managerial experience in an NGO,
highlighting effective non-profit leadership.
Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter to the
email address: Ensure that your CV and cover letter demonstrate how
you meet the role’s experiences, skills, and qualification requirements. Please include three
referees in your application, comprising one recent reference from within the last 1 to 2 years,
and two references from professional contacts who can speak to your skills and
For applicants with proven knowledge of Sign Language, an advantage (though not a
requirement) would be a short statement in any of the project countries’ national Sign
Language about your experience in project work (maximum of 2 minutes), uploaded to
Vimeo or YouTube with the appropriate link.
Please ensure that all application materials are written in English. Although salary
expectations may be mentioned in the application letter, the project budget will determine the
final salary. Shortlisted candidates are expected to attend face-to-face interviews in Accra.
The deadline for submission of applications is 24th February 2024


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