2nd Chance Project Coordinator


The 2nd Chance project is a new initiative that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders and the empowerment of the prison in Ghana. The programmes key focus is to turn lives around and reduce reoffending. We want prisoners to know we all truly have a 2nd Chance at life through evangelism, feeding, empowerment training, access to health assistance and shelter.

The post-holder is tasked with the monitoring and evaluation of the 2nd chance programme, coordinating and facilitating the training of prisoners and prisons as well as securing partnerships with Health, Legal and Education entities. The Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, implementation and effective coordination of the programme ensuring it meets the foundation’s mission and values.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of programmes, the post holder will continually review operation delivery while supporting beneficiaries, funders and partners to meet our strategic aims.

What You Will Do

Operational Management and Project Delivery

  • To work proactively under the guidance of the Head of Programmes to plan and implement programs ensuring the program delivery reflects the Vision, Mission and Values of the GraceStation Foundation.
  • Design and tailor the programme to meet the needs of prisons and prisoners engaged.
  • Coordinate and facilitate bespoke training and development programmes for beneficiaries (prison and prisoners), assessing skills accordingly.
  • Work to meet all programme KPI’s, mitigate risks to the achievement of targets and outcomes and implement agreed measures to minimise those risks.
  • Adhere to the project monitoring system and update information concerning the progress of projects, periodically documents and report results of activities.

Partnership Development

  • In conjunction with the Heads of Programmes, actively pursue, develop and enhance local/regional partnerships and stakeholder relationships for the delivery of the 2nd chance programme.
  • Implement, cultivate and evaluate partnership arrangements with commercial entities in the health, legal and third sector.

Promote the work of GraceStation foundation

  • Deliver presentations and workshops at events that provide an opportunity to promote the work of the foundation to stakeholders, potential beneficiaries or influencers.
  • Attending partnership meetings and ensuring partners are monitored and kept updated on changes about GraceStation foundation objectives.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Assist with the development of PMPs, program indicators, and other measurements.
  • Assist with developing M&E strategy for new projects.
  • Oversee qualitative and quantitative data collection.

Effective administration

  • Ensure accurate record-keeping using GraceStation foundation data systems and that all data and monitoring requirements are met promptly.
  • Keeping clear and specific records that meet confidentiality and data protection requirements.
  • Work with the partners and beneficiaries to collect stories and quotes, write blogs, reports as required that illustrate the impact of their work, adhering at all times to the guidance set out in the style guide.

Working Practice

The post holder will:

  • Work in a way that is consistent with the philosophy and values of the foundation.
  • Work in a way that promotes equality of opportunity and meets exacting standards of anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Operate at all times in a way that is consistent with GraceStation foundation’s legal responsibilities, including health and safety legislation and guidance.
  • Actively participate in learning and self-development.
  • Work towards continual quality improvement


  • The post holder will be required to travel across the regions in Ghana occasionally.

Any other duties 

  • The post holder will undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as required.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competences


  • Minimum of Graduate Degree in Project Management, Business Management or Social Work.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience as a Project Coordinator including 1 year experience with an NGO.


  • Good understanding and experience in capacity building of prisoners, economic empowerment, livelihood or employment creation and promoting gender in governance and administration.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, work plans development, participating in program development and proposal writing, projects implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and program coordination.
  • A clear understanding of the effect/impact of women’s economic participation on development and the ways to address those issues to enhance women’s participation in these processes.
  • An understanding of the legal, social, cultural, and political context of Ghana and its relation to gender.

Personal Competencies

  • Ability to multi-task and respond simultaneously and in a timely fashion to job requirements.
  • Ability to work under pressure, follow deadlines and handle numerous tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong and proven integrity, time management and work prioritization skills.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent follow-through and planning abilities.
  • Organised and self-motivated with strong administrative skills.
  • Outgoing and confident, with a flexible approach to work; willing to adapt to changing situations.
  • Capacity to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to engage confidently and constructively with people at all levels.
  • Able to collect, analyse and present information.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the post.

Technical Competencies

IT Proficiency (MS Office suite and relevant Software)


Fluency in professional written and speaking English and local language (Twi, Ga, Ewe Dagaare, Dagbani and/or Hausa).

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