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Job Vacancy For Beneficiary Update Officer At Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP),Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,09 Dec-2012};

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) is a cash transfer programme started by the Government of Ghana (GOG) in 2008. It is targeted at the extremely poor, vulnerable and orphaned children, and the elderly. The objective of the programme is to reduce poverty by increasing consumption and promoting access to universal social services.

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP), implements the LEAP programme.

The programme has over seventy two thousand (72,000) beneficiary households with an average of people per household. The number of beneficiary household is set to be increased to 200,000 by 31st December, 2015
To enhance LEAP implementation and improve upon programme delivery at the national, regional and district levels, the World Bank, through the Ghana Social Opportunities Programme (GSOP) is strengthening the management and administration of the programme.

The Beneficiary Update Officer will be responsible for dealing with alf beneficiaries enquiries in relation to data updates, Will also assist in the delivery of high quality beneficiaries’ service, ensuring effective and efficient methodology, quality standards, procedures and documentation to satisfy the beneficiaries’ requirements and promote a positive image of the LEAP Program. he/She will prepare beneficiaries date update summary reports and will co-ordinates the handling of difficult and/or unusual situations regarding this.

Key Responsibilities:

•   The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class:
•   Get well acquainted with the LEAP Operations Manual
•   Coordinate the establishment of the Update system on all operational levels,
•   Contribute to the annual implementation plan on all issues of Beneficiary Data Updates,
•   Develop and implement methods to evaluate the beneficiaries’ services regarding Data Updates, and quantify the impact as much as possible.
•   Report routinely to Beneficiary Services Specialist about achievements and improvements planned to address deficiencies and propose solutions.
•   Train field staff regarding the methodology for Beneficiary Data Updates.
•   Coordinate the printing and ensure distribution to the field of Beneficiary Data Update forms.
•   Produce quarterly and annual reports on Updates using analyzing data provided by the MIS and results of monitoring visits to the field.

Reporting Responsibility:
In the discharge of his/her duties, Beneficiary Update Officer will report to the Beneficiary Service Specialist. He/she will prepare and submit quarterly reports to Beneficiary Service Specialist

Duration of Assignment:
The contract will last for one ( 1) year initially, but renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   As a minimum,  Bachelors degree  in   business  management   or   public
•   administration or a closely related field;
•   3 plus years of increasingly responsible professional experience in customer service; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
•   Certificate in an administrative or customer service related field is highly desirable.
•   Customer  service   principles  and   commitment  to  the   provision   of  quality customer service.
•   Administrative procedures.
•   Various  software packages including word processing, spreadsheet,   and
•   database management.
•   Principles and practices of data base management.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Only shortlisted individuals will be contacted. Letters of Interested clearly  marked: “MoGCSP-LEAP PERSONEL” should be received by the close of work on or before Tuesday, December 9 2014 and addressed to:

THE CHIEF DIRECTOR
MINISTRY OF GENDER, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
P.O.BOX MBO 186
ACCRA, GHANA

Attn: Mr. Mawutor Ablo (tel: 0208164216/ 0242628598} Director, MoGCSP
For further enquiries contact the MoGCSP or the National Coordinator, GSOP(tel: 0302-770246)

Closing Date: 09 December, 2012

Note: MoGCSP reserves the right not to hire for the position(s) if it determines that a candidate suitable for the position(s) was not identified. For such an event the position(s) so affected will be re-advertised

Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&ES) At Ministry of Land and Natural Resources

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{Ministry of Land and Natural Resources,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Aug-2014};

Duties\Responsibilities
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for leading and guiding the development and implementation of a project monitoring and evaluation system with stakeholder participation; and will report directly to the Project Co-ordinator.

The functions of the M&E Specialist will cover but not limited to the following:

•   Relate closely with the Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to review and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems for the land sector that will also capture project indicators for the purposes of monitoring project performance (MLNR) and eventual evaluation;
•   Support the Project Co-ordinator in the planning, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluation of the Project based on the lessons learnt from the review of the LAP Phase I’s Monitoring and Evaluation System,
•   Establish an effective monitoring and evaluation system for Land Administration Project Phase II.
•   Work with appropriate institution/stakeholder, i.e. the Gender and Social Development Specialist to develop indicators for gender and environment;
•   Develop and manage the Land Administration Project Phase II Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to ensure a proper flow of information to and from the Land Sector Agencies and the Regional Coordinating Units;
•   Develop and maintain partnerships with civil society organizations to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the project;
•   Assist the Project Co-ordinator by leading the process to prepare project progress reports on a quarterly, half yearly and annual basis for onward submission to the National Steering Committee as well as the Regional Coordinating Units (RCU) which will eventually form the basis of the M&E report to the Development Partners;
•   Prepare semi-annual monitoring reports on all aspects of project implementation;
•   Train staff of implementing agencies including regional staff” in the monitoring and evaluation system of the project;
•   Develop simple reporting formats to be used in collecting data by the Regional Coordinating Units, Implementing Agencies, Customary Land Secretariats and communities which will be compatible with the available Management Information Software:
•   Provide assistance to the Regional Co-ordination Unit (RCU)/M&E unit to establish a dashboard of key unit statistics to institutionalize data collection and analysis needed to fill the key indicators and parameters of the project;
•   Supervise data collation, entry and generation of analyzed data and information on all M&E activities;
•   Establish and frequently update the Project Management Information System;
•   Collaborate with other focal persons for timely submission of data in the form and format required for reporting;
•   Support the design and execution of baseline surveys in the project areas where they are not available;
•   Ensure that all service provider contracts include specifications for internal monitoring and reporting, and the penalties for failure to report as specified;
•   Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project loan agreement and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of project M&E.
•   Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project’s next steps.
•   Prepare reports on M&E findings, as required, working closely with the financial management specialists, technical staff and implementing partners;
•   Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed;
•   Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, ImpIementing Agencies and primary stakeholders;
•   Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future actions. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps;
•   Lead the PCU’s preparations and reporting required for implementation support missions and facilitate Mission Team Members access to monitoring and evaluation data including updating the Results Framework regularly using relevant approaches and data based on direct personal knowledge of the field situation;
•   Lead in the design and supervise the implementation of all relevant studies, including the mid-term and end of project independent impact evaluation study.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A First Degree in Economics or any related discipline with not less than seven (7) years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation. A Masters Degree in Economics or any related discipline with at least five (5) years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage;
•   Educational qualification and experience in land administration related discipline will be an advantage.
•   Must have a good track record of performance and achievements;
•   Good knowledge of results frameworks and reporting requirements for development partner supported projects;
•   Must demonstrate good analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills;
•   Capacity to work under tight deadlines and to handle potentially controversial and/or very sensitive issues that require clarity, accuracy and speedy responses.
•   Familiarity with the current land situation in Ghana, existing policies. Regional Administrative challenges and relevant structures as well as competence in Ghanaian languages is desirable.
•   Must have excellent communications
•   Membership of a Professional Body will be an advantage

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application and detailed curriculum vitae to the following address not later than Friday, 5th September, 2014.

THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (LANDS)
GHANA LAND ADMINISTRATION PROJECT
ROOM 2
FORMER WILDLIFE HEADOFFICE
POST OFFICE BOX M 212, MINISTRIES, ACCRA

TEL.: 0302-666711/687308/663133
Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 22 August, 2014

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

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Public Services Commission,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2012};

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

Education:

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

Competencies:

•  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)

Experience:

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

PLEASE, NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE NOTIFIED

Job Vacancy For Coordinator Procurement

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Public Services Commission,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2012};

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:
General tasks:

•  Develop and implement the annual work plan of the Division
•  Conduct special reviews within the public sector reform context
•  Provide technical backstopping to all reform environmental in the area of procurement
•  Ensure that reform programmes in area of Division’s specialization are consistent with the public sector reform framework; and
•  Prepare area of specialization performance reports

Specific Tasks:

•  Provide procurement support during project preparation and project implementation (including prior and post review of all procurement documents and decisions);
•  Prepare and monitor the procurement work programme and budget allocation for the Division
•  Assist in procurement capacity building activities for the Implementing Agencies (IAs);
•  Review and handle the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all stages of project cycle;
•  Carry out procurement prior reviews and procurement post reviews of procurement actions, recommendations and/or decisions;
•  Provide operational advice to the IAs and PSR Secretariat staff on concepts, policies and procedures for international and local procurement;
•  Negotiate and resolve difficult procurement issues with IAs and handle questions/complaints from senior officials and contractors/suppliers/service providers on bidding and award issues;
•  Design and conduct workshops to educate procurement professionals in the IAs on the Bank’s philosophy and approach to procurement, as well as on specialized procurement topics;
•  Prepare a range of procurement-related documents and reports;
•  Develop effective working relationships with internal and external clients; and
•  Provide guidance and training to junior procurement staff

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience

Education:

A Master’s Degree with a major in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Law, Procurement, Finance, Business or Commerce) and relevant training in procurement work

Competencies:

•  Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and negotiating skills with ability to balance project objectives and procurement requirements with IAs needs
•  Strong communication skills in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues, both orally and in writing, and excellent listening skills;
•  Ability to deal sensitively and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues within a matrix management environment;
•  Exceptional degree of integrity, judgment and tact in handling the most sensitive, diverse and confidential material; and
•  Clear understanding of World Bank’s business objectives, policies and practices related to public sector reform projects and critical links to procurement

Experience:

•  At least five (5) years of direct relevant work experience post Master’s degree as Procurement Specialist or, alternatively, a minimum of eight (8) years having had responsibilities with a substantial content of his/her position in the management of public procurement area in the public or private sector;
•  Good knowledge of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems;
•  Knowledge and understanding of technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all phases of a donor-supported project;
•  Good knowledge of procurement systems, practices and agencies in Ghana;
•  Task/project management skills; and
•  Knowledge and experience in e-procurement will be an added advantage

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

PLEASE, NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE NOTIFIED

Job Vacancy For Coordinator Resource Mobilization and Finance

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Public Services Commission,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2012};

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

Education:

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

Competencies:

•  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

Experience:

•  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

PLEASE, NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE NOTIFIED

Job Vacancy For Coordinator Communication

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Public Services Commission,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2012};

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:
General Tasks:

•  Develop and implement the annual work plan of the Division;
•  Provide technical backstopping to all reform environments in the area of communication;
•  Ensure that reform programmes in area of Division’s specialization are consistent with the public sector reform framework; and
•  Prepare area of specialization performance reports

Specific Tasks:

•  Provide communication support during project preparation and project implementation (including prior and post review of all communication documents and decisions);
•  Lead on the development and implementation of PSRS’ communication strategy;
•  Develop and execute PSRS’ media strategy across all media, including press, broadcast and publications, to raise PSRS’ profile and market PSRS’ activities, including international programmes (CAFRAD, CAPAM, AAPAM, CAMPS), recruitment, fundraising, etc.;
•  Maintain a media contact list;
•  Lead on copy-writing and production of key PSRS publications, including Annual Review and bi-annual public journals;
•  Research and write copy for external articles and press;
•  Lead on the copy-writing and production of monthly e-newsletters;
•  Lead on the collation of information and feedback on PSRS’ activities and the collation of reform stores and case studies;
•  Set, with the Finance Coordinator, monitor and forecast an accurate communication budget;
•  Organizer PSRS conferences and other events as necessary; and
•  Respond to media enquiries out of hours when necessary

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree in Communication, with at least two (2) years working experience or Degree level (4-year degree) in Journalism, Communication, Marketing or a related field, with at least five (5) years working experience

Competencies:

•  Demonstrated analytical clarity, problem-solving skills and negotiating skills with ability to balance project objectives and communication requirements with IAs needs;
•  Strong communication skills in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues, both orally and in writing, and excellent listening skills;
•  Ability to deal sensitively and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues within a matrix management environment
•  Exceptional degree of integrity, judgment and tact in handling the most sensitive, diverse and confidential material; and
•  Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail;
•  Computer literate with good MS Office Skills;
•  Excellent writing skills;
•  Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence across the organization and externally;
•  Confidence to represent PSRS externally including public speaking as necessary; and
•  Understanding of World Bank’s business objectives, policies and practices related to public sector reform projects and critical links to communication

Experience:

•  Ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communication activities: media, websites, publications, marketing, social media, events, etc;
•  Proven and demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of media, developing media strategies and relations, preparing press releases, etc;
•  Proven and demonstrable experience of editing and producing publications
•  Experience working with e-communications, including preparing and sending e-newsletters; and
•  Knowledge and understanding of technical and legal aspects of communication at all phases of a donor-supported project

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

PLEASE, NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE NOTIFIED

Job Vacancy For Consultant/Project Analyst Management Services Divison

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Public Services Commission,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2012};

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 Analyst Management Services, at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President.

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

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

•  Assisting the Coordinator review projects submitted by Ministries to Cabinet for approval;
•  Studying assigned projects, understanding the Ministry’s requirements, and analyzing project goals and targets;
•  Working with the Ministries in the preparation of project feasibility studies and business plans;
•  Making recommendations regarding viable options and alternatives;
•  Training and building capacity within the Ministries’ PMUs on  business/entrepreneurship and commercialization;
•  Providing support to the Ministries in planning, managing and monitoring major projects from concept through implementation;
•  Providing support to the Ministries in the design of corporate business processes, procedures and policies to ensure the effective implementation of their approved projects;
•  Working with the Ministry’s PMU to ensure availability of accurate data and knowledge for making commercial decisions relating to projects;
•  Evaluating and monitoring the performance and efficiency of projects to ensure that implementation is on target;
•  Working with the Ministry’s PMYs to ensure the unblocking of bottlenecks that threaten to delay the implementation of projects;
•  Reporting in advance any issues that could affect the timely implementation of the project for decision making at a higher level;
•  Preparing presentation materials for management reports;
•  Reporting on project deliverables and schedules in a timely manner and working on overall project planning; and
•  Working on any other tasks assigned by the Coordinator

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Business Economics, Entrepreneurship or related field

Competencies:

•  Project Management skills
•  Skills and expertise in business and entrepreneurship training
•  Ability to overcome problems and remove bottlenecks in non-conventional ways
•  Client orientation (contributing to positive outcomes for clients)

Experience:

Minimum of ten (10) years experience working at a high level in the areas of project management and business/commercial training

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

PLEASE, NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE NOTIFIED

Job Vacancy For Consultant/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{Public Services Commission,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,30 Aug-2012};

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.

Job Title: Consultant/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Research, Statistics, Information Management Systems Division

Scope of Services:
The Scope of Services is to be the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist Research, Statistics and Information Management Systems, at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President.

The M&E Specialist will be directly responsible to the Coordinator/Research, Statistics, Information Management Systems, at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat.

Terms of Reference:

•  Develop and implement frameworks (evaluation tools and processes) for tracking and monitoring progress on the implementation of public sector reform programs that are consistent with guidelines and procedures for monitoring and evaluating IDA/donor-funded projects
•  Provide technical advice at the design stage of new or reviews of programs or projects
•  Set up a framework with defined indicators to ensure that the appropriate assessments and/or evaluations are conducted
•  Evaluate the performance of MDAs/IAs in the reform programmes
•  Prepare reports required by donors in their support for of public sector reforms
•  Provide technical backstopping to reform environments in the area of developing and refining useful and relevant methodologies for program and project monitoring and evaluation
•  Maintain close liaison with IAs in the reform portfolio
•  Conduct annual public sector performance review workshops
•  Prepare monthly M&E reports for all planned activities and other reports required by donors in their support for of public sector reforms
•  Manage evaluation briefings and reviews of evaluation reports
•  Provide input into the reporting and follow-up on implementation of evaluation recommendations by analysing evaluation findings for applicability to future program and project design, project management and measurement of donor-funding impact, and ensure these findings are effectively communicated
•  Verify performance of public sector reform initiatives and prepare annual progress report on public sector reforms

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience

Education:

Advanced University Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Social Sciences or related field

Competencies:

•  Excellent knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods, standards and practices especially in program design and implementation
•  Ability to lead and manage results-oriented and thematic evaluations
•  Strong analytical and excellent written and oral communication skills that indicate ability to analyze and present complex data sets for policy decision making
•  Skills in interacting with officials at the highest level of government, civil society and international organizations/development partners

Experience:

A minimum of seven (7) years experience in monitoring and evaluating international development programs

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

PLEASE, NOTE THAT ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE NOTIFIED

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