Job Vacancy For Deputy Director, International Policy and Governance
The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)- is a public sector organisation established under Articles 86 and 87 of the 1992 Constitution as part of the Executive. As part of its core mandate, the Commission is responsible for advising the President on development planning and strategy for Ghana.
• The Deputy Director for International Policy and Governance will provide advice on policies and analyse trends and relevant linkages in the area of governance.
• He/she will work closely with counterparts within NDPC and other relevant stakeholders to conduct research to determine policy options.
• The ability to lead in the determination of the effectiveness of policy dialogues with Government, Parliament, civil society, research institutions and universities, the media, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, is a prerequisite for this position.
Duties / Responsibilities;
Reporting directly to the Director of the Development Policy Division, the position holder will perform the following key duties:
• Serve as in-house resource or expert on political governance and democracy, institutional reforms, local governance, conflict management and resolution, and global affairs, especially during the policy dialogues on governance with relevant sector ministries, department and agencies, and formulation of national development policy frameworks.
• Plan and coordinate comprehensive research, review of study programmes, identifying data and research needs, as related to political governance and democracy, institutional reforms, local governance, conflict management and resolution, and global affairs, within the policy division, on a continuous basis.
• Lead the preparation of policy papers/notes, statements, briefs, press articles, and periodic updates, etc., on political governance and democracy, institutional reforms, local governance, conflict management and resolution, and global affairs, and presents at both national and international conferences.
• Coordinate and facilitate nation-wide policy advocacy and dialogue on issues related to political governance and democracy, institutional reforms, local governance, conflict management and resolution, and global affairs, with the key stakeholders, (comprising public institutions, Parliament, universities/research institutions, lawyers, donors, media, civil society, private sector).
• Manage events and preparation of publications on issues related to political governance and democracy, institutional reforms, local governance, conflict management and resolution, and global affairs and dissemination of the main reports findings.
Compensation: The National Development Planning Commission's compensation package is competitive in the Public Sector with very attractive fringe benefits.
Condition: Applicants must be able to serve the Commission for at least four years before attaining the compulsory retirement age of 60 years.
Qualification Required & Experience
• The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a Master's Degree in political science, law, political economy, government, international development or affairs, democracy and governance, economics, conflict resolution or a similar field.
• A PhD, as well as specialisation in MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M&E) or project analysis and management, is an added advantage.
• A relevant professional experience from a development cooperation institution with emphasis on support to provenance reform is of importance to the position.
Additionally, the candidate will have:
• A minimum of 12 years post qualification relevant working experience, of which six (6) years' experience would have been in a senior management position in a public, private or research institution or University.
• In-depth understanding of democratic governance issues, including a strong background in local governance.
• Extensive experience from policy-related work, planning and management
• of development cooperation, projects and programmes.
• Good Knowledge of donor practices and modalities.
• Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages.
Core Competensies/Required Skills :
• With outstanding leadership skills, discernible networking and management skills, as well as mentoring and coaching skills, the selected candidate must exhibit a very' good understanding of planning, policy analysis and formulation as well performance measuring, monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
• Additionally, effective knowledge in the conduct of research, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpretation caoaclues, very good conceptual modelling skills," demonstrable ability of working independently, manage diverse and evolving workload, strong interpersonal and team spiritedness, excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills, evident ability to communicate complex developmental policy issues clearly, are requirements for this position.
How To Apply For The Job
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit in an A4-size envelope the following:
• Application letter
• Curriculum Vitae with names and addresses of two (2) referees
• Copies of academic and professional certificates
• Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institutions if the profession is regulated by law.
• A two-page (A4 size) vision statement on how the applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the Commission.
Applications should be delivered by hand or courier not later than March 7, 2017 to the address below:
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMISSION
P. O. BOX CT 633
Closing Date: 07 March, 2017