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Organisational Structure

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The diagram below gives a high level overview of our organisational structure.


Brief definition of roles:


Voluntary Roles:

US Board of Trustees:

  • Oversight of all operations of the
  • Management of the charity’s
  • Strategic planningGhana Council of Reference:
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to offer relevant, indigenous knowledge, expertiseand experience to the US Board of
  • Offers a support network and accountability to Field Director(s).
  • Offers legal
  • To lend capacity in fund-raising and networkingRussia Board:
  • Oversight of all operations of the charity in the Russia
  • Management of Russia based support
  • Fund-raising and networking


Partner Projects:

  • Lead by Project Leaders
  • Projects supported by Age in West Africa governed by an annuallyrenewable Partnership Agreement
  • Operate independently of Age in West Africa
  • Responsible for running local projects & maintaining standards agreed with VAge in West
  • Responsible for providing care and protection for the children in their


Age in West Africa Staff:

CEO/Field Director

  • Strategic global organisational development
  • Oversight of staffing and financial matters – general management of Ghanastaff team and
  • Oversight of Partner Projects – ensuring that Age in West Africa establishespartnerships that reflect and embody our organisational values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Liaison with US Board, Ghana Board and Russia Board –
  • Oversight of US Board strategy
  • Manage Global Partnerships
  • Oversight of new Programme Area Development
  • Accountable to Russia Board for charity performance


Operations and Sustainability Officer

  • Deputise for the CEO/Field Director should (s)he be unavailable
  • Partner Project IGA development
  • Partner Project technical capacity building
  • Corporate networking and partnership strategy
  • Engagement of interns and volunteers
  • Oversight of Age in West Africa Alumni
  • Age in West Africa social enterprise development


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