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Job Vacancy For Director, Development Policy – Current Jobs in Ghana

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, Development Policy

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 of the 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 environment 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 impementation

• Provide intellectual guidance and professional leadership to the staff ot the division, and effective supervision of the work of the staff of the division

• Work in close collaboration with ministries, departments and agencies and district assemblies (MMDAs) to identify and advise on the human resource and capacity-building needs of their policy, planning, monitoring & evaluation divisions (PPMEDs), regional planning coordinating units (RPCUs) and District Planning Coordinating Units (DPCUs)

• Undertake continous assessment of capacity and training needs of the national decentralised 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 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 demonstrate knowledge of the use of econometric, economic or development planning models for policy analysis

• Excellent knowledge of participatory planning and evaluation methodologies and experience in the use of planning tools, as well as an apprepriation 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 demonstrable experience in managing management skills

• Effective planning and organisational skills, demonstrable ability to 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

Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit in an A4 size envelope the under-listed:

• Application Letter

• Curriculum Vitae with biographic data, contact information names and address of 2 referees

• Copies of academic and professional certificates

• Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institution if profession is regulated by law

• Vision statement for Director and Deputy Director positions on how applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the commission (2 to 4 pages long on A4-size paper)

• Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted

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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