Job Vacancy For Coordinator Resource Mobilization and Finance

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.

Key Responsibilities:

•  Provide direction to Chief Programme Coordinator on the preparation of the Annual Work Program in consultation with other Coordinators
•  Maintain proper books of account and other records of all transactions under each agreement with DPs
•  Ensure compliance with all requirements under the various agreements
•  Establish and implement an internal control system to manage and disburse GoG funds managed by the PSR Secretariat in accordance with GoG requirements
•  Manage and control the disbursement of IDA/DPs funds assigned to programmatic areas, to ensure conformity with the financial rules and regulations
•  Lead reconciliation process of various ledger accounts and sub ledger accounts on regular basis
•  Account for all funds received and utilized
•  Provide ongoing support, advice and assistance in the areas of policy interpretation, systems operations and resolution of problems related to financial and accounting policies, including the financial implications of proposals, agreements and actions
•  Develop and upgrade guidelines and procedures for implementation of fiscal policies and expenditure management throughout the Secretariat, with emphasis on fraud awareness and the development and maintenance of appropriate internal controls
•  Supervise the Units of the Division
•  Prepare statutory and ad hoc financial management and accounting reports
•  Ensure regular reporting on fund activities and financial position on monthly and quarterly basis
•  Work closely with non-financial managers and coordinators on the following:
a) financial analysis of key issues
b) procurement of goods and services
c) capital expenditure appraisal
d) planning and forecasting
e) stores accounting
•  Monitor achievements against planned targets
•  Advise on project costing and undertake project investigation
•  Assume responsibility for financial input into various non-financial plans (marketing, human resources)
•  Perform other related duties as required

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience


Advanced University degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a Final Professional Accounting qualification such as CA, ACCA, CIMA or its equivalent


•  Thorough understanding of the World Bank/IDA Accounting Standards, procedures and financial policies and regulations
•  Experience in IT application in this area
•  Strong managerial and supervisory skills
•  Tact and negotiating skills, good judgment and decision making skills
•  Demonstrated ability to solve problems and propose alternative options in a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment
•  Mature judgment, high degree of initiative and responsibility
•  Ability to work in a team and be diplomatic and client-oriented
•  Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and effective oral communication skills
•  Strong communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relations with people


•  At least seven (7) years in financial management responsibility in a large international organization
•  Extensive accounting and consolidation experience using ERP systems
•  Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in complex computerized financial and accounting systems
•  Proven project management skills
•  Experience working with International Public Sector Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards or other international accounting standards

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