Recruitment of Programme Coordinator for the Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme (RAFIP).
IFAD Loan No. 761-GH/761-GH-A

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for appointment as Programme Coordinator for Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme (RAFIP) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for the overall management of RAFIP; oversight of implementing agencies; developing partnerships; and leadership of coordination mechanisms for agricultural and microfinance. The PC will report to the Chief Director, MOFEP.

The PC will have the following main responsibilities:
Leadership and Coordination:

•  Act as Secretary to and support the Chief Director as Chair of the Programme Oversight Committee (POC) and the Microfinance Forum
•  Engage in policy dialogue, networking and coordination with a broad range of stakeholders – including parliamentarians, Government officials at various levels, development partners, banks and private sector operators
•  Proactively engage with current and potential partners to support effective programmes implementation and impact, either through direct linkage under a memorandum or coordination of complementary programme(s)
•  Contribute to country programme management through membership of the Country Programmes Management Team (CPMT)
•  Liaise with the IFAD Country Programme Manager on any matters relating to implementation
•  Coordinate preparation of AWPBs with implementing agencies


•  Prepare and sign contracts for all programme activities
•  Manage and monitor programme progress, in particular through regular interaction with implementing agencies (ARB Apex Bank, CBF Manager, GHAMFIN, Rural Microfinance Institutions)
•  Day-to-day coordination of programme activities
•  Manage procurement according to the rules of the IFAD and Government of Ghana (GoG)
•  Oversee the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to develop and implement a results-oriented M&E and reporting system and undertake periodic studies and consultations to evaluate programme outcomes and impacts
•  Recommend modifications to programme implementation modalities as needed to overcome constraints and achieve objectives
•  Facilitate the recruitment of programme support staff and management staff of the programme Coordinating Office
•  Supervise financial control and ensure routine and timely submission of quarterly accounts and financial statements
•  Prepare and submit annual and quarterly work plans and progress reports
•  Ensure timely submission of annual Audit reports

Qualification Required & Experience

•  Master’s Degree or equivalent in management, business, finance, economics, or other disciplines relevant to managing a programme for rural finance
•  At least ten years of management and administrative experience, including a Government and/or donor-funded programme. Experience in banking, microfinance, and/or fund management is an asset
•  Experience, background or training that ensures solid grounding in both development finance, agricultural value chains and rural banking
•  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•  Good knowledge in computing
•  Evidence of leadership capabilities

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Written application, together with a well prepared CV and other relevant documents must be submitted to:

(ROOM 435)

TELEPHONE: 0302-665310

Closing Date:  27th December 2012

Please include telephone and fax numbers, and email address to facilitate early and easy contact.