Job Vacancy For Director, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation



The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians, who are dynamic, goal-oriented and results-driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the undermentioned position: Director, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Purpose

• To provide strategic leadership, technical and operational direction in development policy for the achievement of the mandate of the commission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Director-General, the Director of Development Policy will perform the following key duties:

• Manage the preparation and implementation of the work programme of the Development Policy Division in conformity with the overall work plan for commission
• Coordinate the national development policy processes, including the formulation and adoption of national development policy frameworks by the relevant stakeholders
• Direct the design and conduct of the analyses of socio-economic development, human development, spatial and environmental policies
• Provide oversight for the constant review and tracking of indicators on performance of the economy and make policy proposals based on sound economic analysis and projections
• Initiate regular national dialogues on development policies and strategies to build consensus among key stakeholders for effective national policy ownership and implementation
• Provide intellectual guidance and professional leadership to the staff of the division and effective supervision of the work of the staff of the division
• Work in close collaboration with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), Regional Coordinating councils (RCCs) and metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to identify Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Divisions (PPMEDs), Regional Planning Coordinating Units (RPCUs) and District Planning Coordinating Units (DPCUs)
• Undertake continuous assessment of capacity and training needs of the national decentralized planning system and coordinate the development of appropriate training and orientation programmes for key institutions, as well as for staff of the division
• Advise the Director-General on all matters relating to national development policies and strategies at all levels

Qualification Required & Experience

• A master's degree from an accredited tertiary institution in Economics, Development Studies, Social sciences, development planning, public policy, management or any related field
• A PhD in a relevant field would be an added advantage
• A minimum of 10 years post-qualification relevant work experience in development policy analysis, strategic planning, research or teaching, of which at least 5 years has been in a senior public policy management position
• Certificates or professional training in the areas of quantitative methods, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, project management, leadership, organisational development and performance management will be an added advantage

Competencies and Skills

• A strong background in quantitative methods and demonstrable knowledge of the use of econometric, economic or development planning methods for policy analysis
• Excellent knowledge of participatory planning and evaluation methodologies and experience in the use of planning tools, as well as an appreciation of Ghana's corporate policies, the challenges and operational issues within the public sector
• Publications or articles in relevant reputable professional journals will be an added advantage
• Outstanding leadership skills and demonstrate ability in strategic and analytical thinking, strong research capabilities, as well as excellent communication skills, with a demonstrable ability to communicate complex development policy issues clearly
• Demonstrable competence in the use of computers, including the use of relevant software and applications for planning and plan analysis
• Verifiable skills in problem-solving, consensus building and coordination of diverse stakeholders

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be submitted via post or hand-delivered to:

The Director-General
National Development Planning Commissions
No.13 Switchback Road
P.O.Box CT633
Cantonments-Accra

Or email to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 08 February, 2019
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