Organisational management


The organisations has an Executive Board of five (5) members, which meets at least two times a year to deliberate and approve the programmes/ projects and budget of PAPADEV for the year. The Board has a Chairperson who presides over its meetings and is a signatory to the main account.  While the Executive Secretary who is also secretary and member of the Board ensures the smooth implementation and co-ordination of programmes/projects being undertaken as well as the general administration of the organisation. The Executive Secretary reports to the board on programme activities and is main signatory to all PAPADEV accounts with the Accountant and the Board chairperson as co-signatories. The Executive Secretary works with the Programme and Field Officers who implement the projects. While the accountant and Administration Assistant take care of the financial and office administration duties respectively. The organization has a Vision and Mission statements as well as organizational objectives which are all documented in a PAPADEV Profile and in the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan which was finalized by a Consultant with financial support from IBIS Ghana. It also has an Administrative and Financial manual which guides Staff on their roles and responsibilities in the Organisation as well as the financial management procedures to be followed,

o   PAPADEV has an Administrative and financial manual to guide practices and behavior of the various officers. The Administrative manual spells out the responsibilities of each office holder on the Organogram. The application of the agreed Finance and Administration procedures manual has led to greater discipline in the use and reporting of funds given for project activities and improved accounting processes. Therefore, all staff know their roles and responsibilities and how to handle funds during project implementation and reporting. Within the financial portion of the manual, the financial policies of PAPADEV are highlighted and used to guide financial authorization procedures and operations.

Organisational Strengths and Staff Skills

1.      Competencies in the design and delivery of Complimentary Basic Education programs.

2.      First-hand evidence on education, health and environment challenges in Bole and STK districts.

3.      Strong community entry and mobilization skills

4.      High level of community level credibility and legitimacy

5.      Ability to develop long-lasting, self-managing community groups.

6.      Recognition of national level CSOs for community entry and mobilization skills

7.      Untapped linkages with elites from Bole.

8.      Knowledge of issues relating HIV/AIDS

9.      Understanding of the issues and dynamics leading to environmental degradation in local communities

  PAPADEV Staff are well known in the district for their skills in Community mobilisation, animation and local level training. Some of the main skills that some Programme Staff possess include:

            Group formation and training in their roles and responsibilities.

Have good knowledge of issues relating HIV/AIDS having worked on issues for more than 15 years in the district.

PAPADEV Staff are also confessant with local level training in alternative income generating activities such as small business management, bee-keeping and improved shea-butter processing.

The staff are also confessant with the five local languages spoken in the two districts hence do not need interpreters but are often engaged to provide local level sensitisation and training activities  for other Partners in the district,