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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2020
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    The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group funds, supports and accelerates the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world. Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance, our teams carry out more than 4,000 projects in France’s overseas departments and territories and another 11...
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    Programme Officer at Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

    Based in Accra and reporting to AFD Country Director in Ghana, the successful candidate will be in charge of developing and monitoring AFD’s project portfolio in the energy sector in Ghana. He/she will ensure sector watch and coordination with other Development Partners, and participate in various cross-cutting activities such as communication, strategy development, and implementation of climate finance initiatives.

    More specifically, the successful candidate for the position will be in charge of:

    i. Energy projects in Ghana:

    •  contributing to the identification, appraisal, execution and monitoring of a project portfolio, in liaison with AFD headquarters;
    •  developing relationships with public and private partners involved in the projects;
    •  representing AFD at meetings and working sessions with external partners;
    •  drafting and updating project monitoring documents (technical and financial execution dashboards, project completion reports, activity reports from the agency);
    •  controlling the compliance of project implementation with contractual provisions and AFD rules and procedures (updating legal files, controlling disbursements, controlling the proper technical and financial execution of projects);
    •  preparing and participating in field missions with counterparts and headquarters teams;
    •  preparing half-yearly credit risk reviews.

    ii. Coordination and sector watch activities:

    •  participating in multi-donor working groups and feeding AFD’s analysis of developments and challenges in the energy sector (production of synthetic reports);
    •  preparing and updating sectorial notes.

    iii. Cross-cutting activities:

    •  contributing to AFD communication activities;
    •  drafting AFD strategic documents, with regard to his/her field of competence;
    •  Monitoring AFD and external partners’ climate finance initiatives, and identifying opportunities for their deployment through AFD local office in Ghana.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    We are looking for a candidate with:

    •  Ghanaian nationality or a valid Ghanaian work permit;
    •  Masters degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in engineering, economics, finance, or any other relevant field;
    •  At least 5 years-experience in the energy sector;
    •  Good knowledge of the Ghanaian energy sector environment;
    •  Fluency in English;
    •  Good communication and writing skills;
    •  Sound negotiation and collaborative skills, as well as ability to work independently with little supervision;
    •  Very good team spirit;
    •  High sense of integrity and confidentiality;
    •  Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Method of Application

    Applicants are required to send their application (CV and cover letter) to the following address: [email protected] Indicate the position title on the subject line of the email.

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