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DW Akademie is Hiring Program Director for Ghana Office

We are seeking a Program Director (f/m/d) DW Akademie Ghana Office based in Accra, Ghana to start in August 2023 or as soon as possible based on a full-time local staff contract limited until 31 December 2024.


  • Program Director and strategic steering of overall Ghana projects and further development of the country strategy and, if applicable, of regional approaches
  • Representation of the DW Akademie Ghana Office, including being responsible for local staff coordination, project administration and accounting, crisis management and knowledge management
  • Consulting and management of media development programs in coordination with other cooperation partners
  • Support and in-depth consulting for partner organizations on technical and administrative issues
  • Responsible for monitoring, evaluation of projects and reporting to donors
  • Coordination with donors and other stakeholders within media development
  • Responsible for acquisition strategy for international donor funding and proposal writing
  • Responsible for overall budget planning and management, accountability and controlling
  • Responsible for finances including payments in cash and via bank transfer, request for funds, petty cash management
  • Assuring legal compliance to rules and regulative frameworks for the operations of an international subsidiary (“external company”) in Ghana


  • University degree or equivalent qualification in communication, journalism, development studies or other relevant fields
  • 7+ years of professional experience in the field of freedom of expression and media development, especially in the field of training and consulting
  • Journalistic professional experience
  • Solid expertise in topics of media development cooperation, in-depth knowledge of
  • Media Information Literacy, Media Viability, Journalism Education an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of strategic approaches and working methods in bilateral and multilateral development cooperation
  • Profound knowledge of the human rights approach
  • Excellent knowledge of the media situation in Ghana and the West Africa region
  • Perfect knowledge of English, knowledge of German an advantage
  • Communication, collaboration as well as negotiation skills
  • Creativity, flexibility, and ability to prioritize and work under pressure
  • High level of intercultural competence and respect for diversity


  • Inspiring and challenging tasks in an international media company
  • Collaboration in interdisciplinary and diverse teams
    an organizational culture characterized by New Work and Digital Leadership & Collaboration
  • As employees of Deutsche Welle, we identify with the values laid down in the Deutsche Welle Act. We are especially opposed to every form of discrimination, racism and antisemitism.

We promote diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome your application, regardless of your nationality, your cultural, ethnic or social background, any disability you might have, your sexual orientation, your gender or your age. We aim for gender parity in all departments and across all levels of the organization.

Have we piqued your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 27 June 2023.

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