Job Vacancy For Local Economic Development Specialist



Key tasks and responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Local Economic Development Specialist's overall responsibility is to carry out a comprehensive socio-economic situation analysis of the project target regions which will serve as a basis for designing an integrated local economic development strategy for beneficiary communities. Activities to be performed by the LED Specialist include but not are limited to the following:

• Lead the development, implementation and update of an LED strategy for the project, in consultation with the Project Coordinator, and relevant learns and stakeholders at the national, regional and district level
O Provide support in reviewing the existing local economic development policies, strategies and priorities in the target areas.
O Identify and facilitate consultations with key local, regional and national level stakeholders as well as other relevant stakeholders on issues pertaining to LED in the target areas and
O Prepare an operational handbook to guide the implementation of the LED sub-component
• Provide need based technical support to the zonal and district team on planning and implementation of LED interventions
• Operationalise and scape up strategies for LED interventions in implementing regions and districts in a timely manner
• Review the progress of the implementation of LED sub-component in target regions and districts
• Prepare quarterly status reports capturing the results and impact of LED interventions and conduct quarterly assessment of gaps in implementation of the sub-component across the six regions and develop quarterly improvement plans
• Contribute to the documentation of experience and lessons learned to identify sub-component related success stories/best practices and disseminate them across regions
• Provide support to regional and districts teams to develop LED platforms at the district level to support LED interventions in collaboration with the relevant private sector actors, financial institutions, social enterprises, digital enterprises, foundations, impact investors among others and
• Perform any other related tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master's Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Development, Business management, Agribusiness or related programme deemed relevant to the position
• 5 years professional experience in the field of local and regional economic development, entrepreneurship development or market driven livelihoods development on large scale development projects
• 3 years professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of same size
• Possess a good working knowledge of the community driven development as well as Ghana's local economic development ecosystem
• Proven skills related to strategic economic planning
• Demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge and expertise in provision of LED assessments
• Possess excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, excel, PowerPoint etc) for design, communication, project management and analysis
• Full proficiency in the English language (proficiency in French is an advantage)

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

The Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must submit an expression of interest (EoI) indicating their qualifications and relevant experience to perform the assignment, coupled with their curriculum vitae.

The selection will be carried out through open competition among shortlisted individual consultants. Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below:

Five (5) hard copies of the EoI must be delivered to the address below (2), in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked for each of the position:

Address For Submission:

The Chief Director
Ministry of Local Government,
Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)

Tel: 0302-663668

E-mail: [email protected]

Digital Address System: GA-110-9895

Address for clarifications:

The Procurement Unit
Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD)
First Floor, Room 23
P.O.Box M 50 Ministries, Accra-Ghana

Tel: 00233-21-663668 / Fax 00233-21-682003

E-mail: [email protected]

Digital Address System: GA-110-9895

Closing Date: 05 August, 2022