DEPUTY DIRECTOR, APPLIED MICROECONOMICS
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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 under-mentioned positions.
To provide technical and operational support in Applied Microeconomics for the achievement of the mandate of the Commission.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to the Director of the Development Policy Division, the Deputy Director for Applied Microeconomics will perform the following key duties:
- Serve as in-house resource person on microeconomic issues – including enterprise development, entrepreneurship, job skills and business capacity development, strengthening of the vulnerable and excluded, industry and business association development, rural and local economic development, agribusiness, value chain analysis and development, trade and investment development and promotion, and competitiveness – during policy dialogues with sector ministries, departments and agencies and formulation of national development policy frameworks.
- Plan and coordinate comprehensive research programmes and review of study programmes, identifying data and research needs within the Development Policy Division related to microeconomic issues, on a continuous basis.
- Lead the preparation of policy papers/notes, statements, briefs, press articles, and periodic updates on microeconomic issues, and make presentations at both national and international conferences.
- Develop and manage applied research and knowledge management programmes to contribute to effective poverty reduction programmes, predicting supply and demand, market failure, and opportunity costs of individual and corporate choices and their implications for economic policy issues such as employment, business, trade; and resource allocation in both public and private sectors.
- Design and implement surveys to collect and analyse data, and contribute to research on issues related to the establishment of an enabling environment for private sector development, and to determine the linkages between policies and micro-level decisions.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
- Excellent leadership skills, discernible networking and management skills
- Very good mentoring and coaching skills
- Very good understanding of planning, policy analysis and formulation, and performance measuring
- Monitoring and evaluation methodologies
- Very good knowledge in the conduct of research, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpretation capacities
- Very good conceptual modelling skills, demonstrable ability of working independently
- Ability to manage diverse and evolving workload, strong interpersonal and team spiritedness
- Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills
- Ability to communicate complex development policy issues clearly
- Knowledge in at least one of the following areas: applied econometrics; labour, urban, education, industrial organisation, public, health, and environmental economics, computer general equilibrium models
- Excellent understanding of linkages at the micro level
- Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills as well as experience in the management of statistical programs in applied economic research
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiating and influencing skills
- Ability to write high-quality policy papers as well as shorter targeted notes to guide the Commission.
The National Development Planning Commission’s compensation package is competitive in the public sector, with very attractive fringe benefits.
Applicants must be able to serve the Commission for a minimum of four (4) years on the appointed grade before attaining the compulsory retirement age of (sixty) 60.
WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
HOW TO APPLY
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 addresses of two (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 on how applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the Commission (2-4 pages long on A4-size paper)
- Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Applications should be submitted via post or hand-delivered to:
National Development Planning Commission
No.13 Switchback Road
P. O. Box CT633
Or email to:
Closing Date: 14 February 2018