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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) was established under Articles 86 and 87 of the 1992 Constitution as part of the Executive. The National Development Planning Commission Act, 1994, (Act 479) and the National Development Planning (System) Act, 1994, (Act 480), provide the core legal framework for the establishment of the Commission and the ...
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    Director

    JOB PURPOSE

    •  Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Monitoring and Evaluation Division

    Duties and Responsibilities (Directors):

    •  Advise the Director-General on matters pertaining to national development.
    •  Provide leadership for the achievement of the established objectives of the division and ensure that the divisional structure, roles, procedures and methodologies facilitate the achievement of these objectives
    •  Oversee the preparation of work programmes and timetables in conformity with the Divisions and Commissions objectives
    •  Supervise the activities of all sectional heads and ensure high quality divisional outputs
    •  Coordinate research on national development issues and maintain a repository of knowledge for purposes of learning
    •  Lead the preparation of the Long-term and Medium-term Policy Frameworks, Planning Guidelines, Annual Progress Report and other key deliverables
    •  Ensure the preparation of quality policy papers
    •  Ensure that all personnel are kept abreast with and are fully conversant with the most up-to-date concepts, technologies and methods in relation to the Division.
    •  Ensure that services needed to facilitate work of staff are provided and on schedule
    •  Lead the coordination, establishment and maintenance of effective MI Systems
    •  Coordinate policy formulation, plan preparation, monitoring and evaluation and research at national and sub-national levels
    •  Supervise the tracking and evaluation of the implementation of development plans, policies and projects
    •  Ensure the organisation of regular meetings with staff to acquaint them with the work and policies of the Division
    •  Prepare in consultation with the Director of the General Services Division, a Career progression plan for staff within the Division
    •  Ensure collaboration with relevant stakeholders and advise on training needs for subordinate staff
    •  Ensure staff appraisals are carried out in a timely manner
    •  Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Director-General

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Qualification and Experience (Directors):

    •  Must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Development Planning, Development Policy or relevant discipline of Economics, Social Sciences, M&E with strong analytical background
    •  Must be fully certified by a recognised and relevant professional body
    •  A minimum of twelve (12) years’ post qualification experience of which at least five (5) years have been in senior management
    •  Knowledge of both national and international development issues and enhanced understanding of the National and sub-national Planning Processes including Monitoring and Evaluation
    •  Demonstrable evidence of experience and previous work involving strategic and/or development planning
    •  Demonstrable experience in research and policy analysis with relevant publications in high reputable journals
    •  Demonstrated capacity to generate and implement new ideas.
    •  Excellent skills on resource mobilization
    •  Knowledge in the conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
    •  Knowledge in ICT including Microsoft Office suite and statistical analysis softwares

    Competencies in (Directors):

    •  Participatory planning, policy analysis and formulation
    •  Monitoring, measuring, evaluation methodologies
    •  The conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
    •  Microsoft Office suite and the use of the internet
    •  Leadership, Organisational, Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills
    •  Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Skills

    Method of Application

    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 (you will need to bring the original if you are shortlisted for an interview)
    •  Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institution if profession is regulated by law
    •  Vision statement for Director positions only 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:

    The Human Resources Department
    National Development Planning Commission
    No.13 Switchback Road
    P.O. Box CT633
    Cantonments-Accra

    Or email to:

    [email protected]

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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