DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PLAN COORDINATION
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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 Plan Coordination for the achievement of the mandate of the Commission.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to the Director of the Plan Coordination Division, the Deputy Director of Plan Coordination will perform the following key duties:
- Manage and supervise work of the National Plans Section of the Division, including the preparation of work programmes and timetables in conformity with Divisional policy.
- Plan, review and coordinate research carried out in-house by staff of the National Plan Section, ensuring timely and effective workflow and feedback.
- Coordinate the integration of sector and district development plans into a national development plan, and support the preparation of National Harmonisation Guidelines.
- Assess the information needs of the public and other stakeholders – i.e., ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), development partners, civil society organisations – and design appropriate strategies for engagement with the public throughout the country to enhance citizen participation at all stages of the development process, raising awareness among national, sector and district administrations.
- Identify research needs and ensure the regular collection of comprehensive data relevant to the work of the National Plans Section.
- Supervise and ensure the conduct of comprehensive studies and research for the purposes of preparing, reviewing and updating long-term perspective plans, medium-term development plans and annual action plans.
- Prepare NDPC inputs in the National Budget Guidelines of the Ministry of Finance and ensure that the National Development Plan forms the basis for the national Budget.
- Serve as NDPC Liaison Officer with development partners with respect to the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, fiscal decentralization and matters concerning development planning.
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
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of development issues and disciplines
- Excellent social and contextual analytical ability, with the capacity and demonstrated ability to process, analyse and synthesise complex, technical information from different disciplines
- Good communication and organisational skills, with demonstrated evidence of capacity to produce and present high-quality policy papers as well as shorter targeted notes
- Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiating and influencing skills; with effective networking and team-building skills.
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