Job Vacancy For Consultant/Project Financial Analyst Management Services (Division)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for one-year contract appointments as Coordinators and nine-month contract appointment as Consultants at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President.

Purpose of the Job:
In 2009, the Government established the Public Sector Reform Secretariat (PSRS) within the Office of the President and assigned oversight responsibility for facilitation of public sector reforms in Ghana to a Minister of State at the Presidency.

PSRS has a strategic and technical back-stopping role. The primary responsibilities of PSRS focus on coordination, financial management, facilitation of procurement, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting on progress of public sector reform. The Secretariat is presently strengthening its capacity to deliver on its mandate.

A new Public Sector Reform project is being implemented based on New Approach to Public Sector Reform which seeks to focus reforms on delivering specific results in various sectors of the economy, particularly the delivering of the Government's main development agenda for job creation and food security.

This enhanced perspective on the nature of the Public Sector Reform strategy and framework requires senior and experienced individuals to provide support to the public sector reform programme in the areas of procurement, financial management and resource mobilization, communication, project analysis, project financing and M&E.

Scope of Services:
The Scope of Services is to be the Project Financial Analyst Management Services, at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President.

The Project Financial Analyst will be directly responsible to the Coordinator/Management Services at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat.

Terms of Reference:
As the Project Financial Analyst of the Management Services Division, his/her responsibilities will include:

•  Assisting the Coordinator review projects submitted by Ministries to Cabinet for approval;
•  Assisting the Coordinator to conduct financial analysis on projects submitted by the Ministries and determining the financial viability of the projects;
•  Performing financial forecasting; working with the Ministry's Project Managers to develop accurate, detailed financial forecasts within defined timelines;
•  Developing and maintaining the financial business case for the project;
•  Assisting the Ministries with identifying and applying for alternative sources of funding;
•  Liaising with the staff of the Ministries to ensure complete and accurate financial reporting of projects;
•  Ensure that the Ministries are in compliance with established policies, procedures, standards and other project finance methodologies (e.g. related finance policies for accruals, hardware/software amortization, etc.);
•  Provide advice on financial processes;
•  Assist the Ministries in performing ad hoc analysis as needed ;
•  Preparation of executive level presentations relating to project finances;
•  Monitor project budgets by reviewing reports and project expenses to determine if allocated funds have been spent as specified;
•  Assist in the preparation of project budget realignments where necessary; and
•  Performing any other duties that may be assigned by the Coordinator

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience


Master's Degree or equivalent in Finance, Business Economics, Financial Analysis or related field


•  Advanced skills to undertake project financial analysis
•  Advanced skills to develop stress test and monitor budgets
•  Advanced skills to develop and train on implementation of financial systems and processes
•  Client orientation (contributing to positive outcomes for clients)


Minimum of five (5) years experience working in project finance and financial analysis

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record of achievement in modernizing procurement, financial management and resource mobilization, communication, project financial analysis and M&E activities in an organization, and of coaching and mentoring others in similar situations

How To Apply For The Job

Application Procedure:
To obtain further details, including background to Government of Ghana and its public sector reform programmes, and Terms of Reference for theses posts, please, contact the Public Sector Reform Secretariat by Tel: (233)302 684086/7 or Fax: (233)302 670 295.

The application must be addressed to

The Chief Programme Coordinator
Public Sector Reform Secretariat
Public Services Commission Building
1st Floor, Room 109

Certified copies of qualifications, as well as the names and letters of two referees must be submitted with your application

Closing Date: 02 August, 2012