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Job Vacancy For Research & Business Development Manager

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Confidential,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Jun-2015};

A reputable public organisation is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated and seasoned professionals for employment in the following position:- Research & Business Development Manager

Job Summary

•   This role is to actively assist in identifying financial opportunities, evaluating its fit with the company vision, revenue growth target for long term sustainability

Key Responsibilities

•   Assist business functions to identify development initiatives
•   Support research into emerging issues that could impact on the organisation and recommend appropriate response mechanisms
•   Assist in analysing data to determine impact of business development initiaitives
•   Assist with economic research and cost analyses for the industry and related issues
•   Support industry research including qualitative and quantitative surveys as directed by Management
•   Participate in data collection exercises in collaboration with identified institutions and provide strategic advice to Management
•   Conduct market and competitive research relative to the organisation’s future
•   Help in defining the strategic business goals and plan for the short / medium and long term

Qualification Required & Experience

•   University degree in Business, Commerce, Planning, Statistics, Economics.
•   A minimum of seven (7) years progressive experience in a similar role in the telecommunications industry is desirable

Relevant Skills and Abilities

•   Knowledge and experience in Economics and consumer analysis
•   Ability to conduct research using appropriate instruments and methodologies
•   Excellent writing, analytical and skills with ability to communicate technical details to lay audiences
•   Knowledge in Research based software applications
•   Ability to prepare draft on appropriate industry research findings

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit their application letters and detailed curriculum vitae to the address below:-

Advert No. 2015,
Ghanaian Times, New Times Corporation
P.O.Box 2638
Accra

Closing Date: 26 June, 2015

Job Vacancy For Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist At Oxford Research Group, Ghana

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Oxford Research Group,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,29 May-2015};

Oxford Research Group (ORG) is a leading research, monitoring & evaluation and capacity development firm with a strong presence in all 10 regions of Ghana and parts of West Africa.  ORG provides the valued insights necessary for our client to make the right and result oriented decisions. With over a decade of experience, dedicated staff and partners locally and abroad, ORG has the expertise and capacity in conducting surveys, data collection, feasibility studies, brand tracking awareness, competitor analysis etc

Job Summary

Due to our rapid growth, O­-R-G is now seeking to augment its existing personnel. We now  seek qualified monitoring and evaluation specialists to serve as a technical experts in monitoring and evaluation, including designing monitoring and evaluation systems, assist in conducting performance and impact evaluations and mid -term/final performance evaluations for private and public clients programs in HEALTH, EDUCATION, FOOD & AGRICULTURE.

Responsibilities:

•   Provide input into the design, implementation and dissemination of evaluations, special studies and assessments.
•   Assist teams to select data collection methods for adequate monitoring and evaluation of implementing partners’ performance and of the program as a whole (these methods may include field visits, quarterly reports, specialized surveys and other sources
•   Seek ways to streamline the evaluation processes and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information.
•   Work as a point of contact for evaluation and provide guidance to technical teams on issues related to monitoring and evaluation.
•   Assist senior management in building local M&E capacities
•   Manage evaluation contracts and agreements.

Qualification Required & Experience

Job Knowledge:

•   Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities.
•   Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.
•   Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools is required.
•   Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study design, and data analysis—in multiple sectors.
•   Experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired.

Skills and Abilities:

•   Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner
•   Excellent research and data collection methodology skills
•   Ability to create organizational work plans based on higher-level goals
•   Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities
•   Strong organizational skills in order to balance competing priorities
•   Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines
•   Strong interpersonal skills
•   Oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with mid and high level partner contacts, the host government, and the local communities.
•   Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Email CV and cover letter to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 25 June, 2015

Individuals who prefer project by project based engagement may also apply. They should indicate it in cover letter.

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Job Vacancy For Deputy Director: Research At Mental Health Authority

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Mental Health Authority,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 May-2015};

The Mental Health Authority is a new Agency under the Ministry of Health created by an Act of Parliament, Mental Health Act 846, 2012. The Authority’s mandate is to establish an integrated, culturally appropriate quality and accessible mental health care of world class standard.

Functions:

•   Shall be responsible to the Director of PPME
•   Shall   initiate,   oversee  and  coordinate research activities on mental health
•   Shall write proposals and seek funding for research
•   Shall send reports to the Director of PPME
•   Shall convene scientific meetings.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Shall  have a postgraduate qualification  in research related discipline
•   Shall have proven research background and at least 10 years experience in research
•   Shall have proven ability to write proposals for research funding

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Send written application with curriculum vitae (CV) to

The Acting Chief Executive
c/o Accra Psychiatry Hospital
P. O. Box 1305
Accra

Closing Date: 16 June, 2015

 

Job Vacancy For Director of Research At WASCAL

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{WASCAL,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Apr-2015};

WASCAL is looking for a new Director for Research to consolidate its position as a Regional Research Partner Institution, to expand into new areas of work, and to lead and develop the Research Team. the position  is based at its Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a research and education-focused institute designed to provide knowledge and climate services that should help tackle the climate change challenge and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems. It does so by strengthening the research capacity and infrastructure in West Africa related to climate change by pooling the expertise of ten West African countries and Germany. The West African countries include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d‘Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo.

WASCAL has its headquarters in Accra, Ghana,  and a Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,.

The WASCAL Research Program is aiming to  (i) develop qualitative and quantitative tools and models for linking bio-physical and socio-economic processes and feed-backs; (ii) use these models and tools to develop and analyze impact scenarios of climate change including the assessment of alternative land use options as a means to help society cope with the vagaries of climate change, both in climate trends as well as climate variability and extreme events and (iii) facilitate collaboration with research and donor institutions and organizations in West Africa to commonly identify constraints to adaptation and mitigation strategies in land use and how to master these.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director , the Director of Research  will make the necessary linkages between the different poles of the WASCAL Research Program  and with external research partners, particularly the national,  regional and international research institutions. We are looking for someone who has a strong track-record in the research community – perhaps in a research centre, foundation or academia – and specifically has experience of managing and publishing projects in at least one of our areas of expertise.

The Director of Research will

•   Coordinate the WASCAL research program;
•   Initiate the design, development, execution and the implementation of basic and applied research projects;
•   Design and implement a fund raising strategy for research activities
•   Ensure scientific excellence and maintenance of standards for high scientific quality
•   Maintain substantial knowledge of state of art principles and theories and contribute to scientific literature and conferences.
•   Initiate and oversee dissemination of science and research information and knowledge to the academic and broad public;
•   Write and submit proposals to international partners for funding.
•   Maintain high level of communication with WASCAL management and provide high level scientific advice to the Executive Director and to the Governing Board.

Position Summary

The duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

•   Managing and coordinating the research group of the WASCAL from the Competence Centre in all respect and developing strategies to ensure effective achievement of WASCAL vision and scientific objectives;
•   Collaborating with the regional and international scientific community for developing and maintaining effective partnerships and to ensuring that WASCAL’s research is well positioned, demand-driven and responsive to current and future adaptation/mitigation challenges.
•   Writing or editing and approving research proposals to be submitted to partners or donors for fund raising or joint research projects;
•   Writing, editing and approving manuscripts for publication;
•   Overseeing, monitoring and evaluating research activities and completion of scientific projects;
•   Selecting, supervising and evaluating personnel to ensure the efficiency of the research group;
•   Overseeing the development and implementation of internal research policies and programs and ensuring the application of scientific ethics, codes, rules, standards and guidelines;
•   Any other duties that may be assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A doctoral degree in life science, geosciences or socio-economics
•   At least 10 years of research experience in a research institution setting or at least 10 year experience of leading interdisciplinary scientific teams, senior research management and coordination of research and development activities;
•   Extensive experience in acquisition research funds from national and international donors as well as administrative and financial management of research programs;
•   A track record of significant scientific achievements and demonstrated success in raising funds from national and international donors
•   Ability to manage, motivate and develop staff and to maintain good working relationships with individuals of different national and cultural backgrounds;
•   Excellent interpersonal relationships and an ability to approach regional leaders and donors;
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French;
•   Work experience in West-African countries and willingness to travel extensively in the region is of an advantage
•   All of our research is externally funded, so you will also be comfortable with negotiating and then achieving a stretching annual target, and will probably have worked in this way before.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applications including a covering letter (no more than two pages) with a statement of motivation, and highlighting the candidate’s experience against the criteria listed above (desired skills and experience), and a curriculum vitae including a list a publications, with names addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional referees should be emailed to:-

[email protected]. Please indicate “Director of Research” in the subject line.

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial term of three years starting on or before July  1, 2015, with a six month probation.

WASCAL offers an attractive tax-free remuneration package paid in Euros and a challenging working environment including a worldwide health insurance coverage, a pension scheme and an installation allocation and an educational allowance. WASCAL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.

Closing Date: 30 April, 2015

This is an international position and it will be based at the WASCAL Competence Centre, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Applications will be acknowledged, but only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Vacancy For Research Executive At Marketing Support Consultancy Ltd

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Marketing Support Consultancy Ltd,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Jan-2015};

A reputable research organization in Accra is expanding its business and ready to offer the following job opportunity:- Research Executive

Role:

•   Provide overall coordination and supervision of research activities to ensure the company meets client expectation of professional project delivery.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, psychology, mathematics, statistics, business communications and related fields
•   A masters degree is a plus
•   5 plus years of experience in research
•   Ability to communicate in French is a plus

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants should send only their CVs to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 29 January, 2015

Job Vacancy For Senior Researchers At Associates for Change (AfC)

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by Ghana Jobs

{Associates for Change (AfC),Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Jan-2015};

Associates for Change (AfC) is a research and consulting firm specialised in development, gender equity, education and social sector analysis. AfC works with a wide range of clients from around Ghana and other parts of Africa on issues of education, literacy, poverty reduction, public sector reform, gender, agriculture and health.

Description Of Job

The Senior Researcher is responsible for oversight, and management of large scale research and consulting projects.

Qualification Required & Experience

The qualifications, skills and competencies include the following:

•  Master’s or PhD from a recognised University in social science preferably in sociology, economics, development studies, and eduction with at least 5-7 years of research and/or consulting work experience
•  The Senior Researcher should have a demonstrated interest in the field of development and have a strong commitment to working on social/economic and educational development issues
•  Have both qualitative and quantitative research skills and programme development skills
•  Demonstrate ability to manage staff, facilitate training and lead teams of researchers
•  Demonstrate strong project management skills, excellent analytical, writing and editing skills
•  Experience in international development across Africa would be an added advantage

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

All applicants should provide a detailed CV with 3 references and at least two writing samples. Please indicate the position you are applying for. Applications should be sent to:

[email protected]

and/or by post to:

Associates for Change
Box 7726
Accra-North, Ghana

Closing Date: 14 January, 2015

NB: Applicants should ensure that they provide reliable contact numbers.

Job Vacancy For Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Expert At CSIR-Food Research Institute

Posted on: December 29th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{CSIR-Food Research Institute,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Jan-2015};

Objectives:

•   It is expected that the main objectives for the position will be to:
•   Develop modalities for tracking the project activities and ensuring that milestones are achieved as at when due.
•   Device and monitor product flow by working closely with all value chain actors (farmers, processors, end-users, and consumers) of cassava based dried product, farmers and other market intermediaries to improve the efficiency and competitiveness within the value chain.
•   Promote the establishment of monitoring mechanisms to help coordinate project activities along the value chain as well as improving communications and understanding within the value chain.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties of the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Expert will be determined in conjunction with the Country Manager but are expected to include:

•   Participate actively in the project activities leading to the actualisation of the overall project objectives,
•   Identify and document successes, risks, challenges, and opportunities in the course of project implementation.
•   Document regularly price, volume, and beneficiaries that supplied cassava roots to any market.
•   Communicate identified risks or threats to the Country Manager, Business Development Expert, and Country Technical Expeit so as to make and implement recommendations for guidance to the actualization of the overall project objectives.
•   Ensure that farmers, processors and other value chain actors adhere to contract agreement or terms on the signed MoUs
•   Identify “trouble spots” in the value chain and recommending interventions that the project could implement.
•   Facilitate regular meetings of project beneficiaries and groups for information dissemination, shared learning experience and project monitoring & Evaluation purposes.
•   Undertake any other activities relevant to the achievement of the project objectives as may be assigned by the Country Manager.

Reports to: CAVA II Ghana country Manager

Qualification Required & Experience

•   An experienced development professional with a strong understanding and passion for M&E.
•   At least 5 years proven experience in Development Protects monitoring and evaluation,
•   Strong experience in the development and review of log frames,
•   Understanding of quality and impact agenda;
•   Participation in baseline and evaluation studies,
•   Ability to translate theory of change into development projects. Experience of statistical analyses.

Core capabilities:

•   Strong conceptual and analytical skills, with the ability identify key issues and identify cause and effect relationship in agricultural development projects;
•   Able to build and promote constructive; internal and external relationships, cooperates well with other team members
•   High level of verbal and written communication, negotiation, facilitation and Training skills.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Send applications by post or courier with detailed CV to:

The Director, CSIR-Food Research Institute.
Box M.20, Accra,
Ghana.

OR Deliver personally at the Offices of:

The CSIR-Food Research Institute, behind the Ghana Standards Authority, opposite The Gulf House, Adamafio Crescent, Accra,

Closing Date: 12 January, 2015

Job Vacancy For Director of CSIR- Foresstry Research Institute Of Ghana (FORIG) At CSIR (Kumasi)

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{CSIR,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,28 Dec-2014};

The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is a national scientific and technological institution mandated to carry out research into science and technology issues that pertain to national development.The CSIR was established in October 1968 and re-established in its present form by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Act, 1996, Act 521. By Act 521, the CSIR is required to promote, encourage and regulate research and the application of science and technology for national development.The Act further requires the CSIR to encourage and promote the commercialization of research results. From its Head Office in Accra, the CSIR oversees and co-ordinates the activities of thirteen (13) research institutes spread throughout the country. The Act is available on the CSIR website www.csir.org.gh

Job Summary

The mandate of the CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is to undertake forestry, forest products and related research to ensure sustainable management and utilisation of Ghana’s forest resources.The Institute is also required to engage in commercialisation of research outputs and services. A major objective of the Institute is to develop technologies for sustainable management of natural forests and biodiversity conservation as well as plantation forestry.

The successful applicant will:

•   Serve as the Head of the Institute and will be responsible to the Director-Gen era I for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the Institute.
•   Establish effective linkages with relevant institutions and agencies within and outside the CSIR.
•   Co-ordinate prioritized research of the Institute under the broad guidance of the Director-General.
•   Promote the transfer of technology to industry/agricultural business and commercialisation of research in general.
•   Co-ordinate research funding initiatives, and provide services and inputs to determine research priorities, as well as formulate and implement Science and Technology Plans.
•   Be responsible for the overall management and development of the human resource base of the Institute.

Age Limit: The applicant must be 55 years or less.
Tenure: The position is for five (5) years in the first instance, and may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance on the job.

Salary: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits.

Qualification Required & Experience

The ideal applicant must have:

•   A  PhD degree or equivalent qualification in  any of the  branches of Forestry and/or Natural Resources Management from  a recognised  University or  Institution.
•   Not less than 12 years experience in Research and Development (R & D), including at least 5 years of successful experience in 3 management position.
•   Distinguished research contribution as evidenced by scientific publications. The research output should be adjudged to be at least equivalent to that of an Associate Professor/Principal Research Scientist.
•   Ability to organise, direct, and co-ordinate activities within a Research Institute for national development.
•   Good knowledge of the agencies in the relevant Sectors, as well as the ability to interact with top management in other institutions and agencies.
•   Proven ability to inspire research staff and supporting personnel.
•   Ability to generate and attract funding, both internally and externally, to support research activities.
•   Ability to translate policy decisions into action programmes.
•   Good interpersonal relations.

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are to submit the following in addition to the application letter:

•   Full Curriculum Vitae
•   Names and Addresses of three (3) confidential referees.
•   A 3-4 page Vision Statement for the advertised position.

THE  DIRECTOR-GENERAL
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIRC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
P. 0. BOX M.32, ACCRA.
TEL. 233-0302-777940

Applications may also be brought personally to the CSIR Head Office; off Agostino Neto Road, Accra. (Opposite the Chinese Embassy.)

Closing Date: 12 December, 2014

Job Vacancy For Principal Programmes Manager (Research) At National Peace Council

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{National Peace Council,Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Nov-2014};

To provide technical and operational support for the implementation of programmes and projects of the Council.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Oversees the conduct of research on programmes and activities of the Council.
•   Coordinates the identification of possible relevant areas for research.
•   Provides training and capacity building in research for staff of the Council and other stakeholders.
•   Oversees the production of quality research reports and publications,
•   Coordinates peer review activities relating to research.
•   Liaises with Regional Programme Units of the Council to ensure efficient and effective implementation of programmes and activities of the Council.
•   Supervises the collation of data for the preparation of the annual work plan and the budget of the Department.
•   Liaises with strategic partners and provides inputs for resource mobilisation in collaboration with other programme management support units in the area of research.
•   Supervises the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Department.
•   Liaises with development partners, MMDAs and other relevant key stakeholders to ensure effective networking in support of research activities of the Council.
•   Supervises the preparation of performance indicators for research.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum of a master’s degree in Social or Natural Sciences, or Peace and Conflict Studies or related programme from an accredited tertiary institution.
•   A minimum of four (4) years post-bachelor’s degree relevant
•   work experience in a reputable institution

COMPETENCIES

•   Knowledge in peace building, governance, gender and conflict resolution
•   Leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
•   Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills,
•   Good negotiation, arbitration and diplomatic skills.
•   Knowledge in financial management regulations.
•   Knowledge of conflict situation in Ghana.
•   Good report writing skills.
•   Proficiency in relevant computer application.
•   Knowledge of programmes management
•   Extensive qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
•   High integrity and ethics

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applications (in sealed envelopes marked, in the top left corner with the corresponding number of the position being applied for) with a Curriculum Vitae including names and addresses of three (3) referees, should reach the address below:

THE SECRETARY
PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION
P. O. BOX GP 1618
ACCRA

Closing Date: 19 November, 2014

Job Vacancy For Research Associate At African Center For Economic Transformation (ACET)

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Ghana Jobs

{African Center For Economic Transformation (ACET),Ghana,Full-Time,GH,N/A,N/A,30 Nov-2014};

The Extractive Services Unit of ACET supports African governments manage their oil, gas, and minerals resources.

The Research Associate reports to the Director of Extractives and shall be part of the ACET team undertaking research and advisory services to help African governments manage the complex world of natural resource development.

Duties & Responsibilities

•   Identifying and designing relevant case studies to support the extractives advisory services work.
•   Maintaining a database of up-to-date policy, legal instruments covering the range of extractive sector governance.
•   Keeping abreast of global and regional trends in resource governance.
•   Performing any related tasks as assigned by the Director of ERS.

Person Specification

Essential

•   Broad knowledge in Natural Resources, particularly in the areas of mining, oil and gas, and environmental sustainability.
•   Strong and analytical background on issues relating to the governance of the extractive sector.
•   Experience in and familiarity with fiscal regimes, natural resources contracting, legislation and regulatory issues.
•   Must be a team player and able to work independently and flexibly.
•   Must be capable of representing ACET and making presentations in regional and continental forums.
•   Good writing and communication skills.

Desirable

Ability to speak, read, and write French is highly desirable.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Master’s degree in Economics, Natural Resource Governance, Law, or any closely related area.
•   Contract length and terms:  Two (2) Years

Salary:  Competitive; with additional benefits such as relocation allowance.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 30 November, 2014

Interviews will be held in December 2014 and anticipated start date is 5 January 2015.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received for each role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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