• Posted: August 8, 2019
    Deadline: August 20, 2019
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  • Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP) began in 2016, through an agreement between the European Union Delegation (EUD) and the Government of Ghana (GoG).The programme is designed to promote good governance and support national reform, in order to enhance accountability and strengthen anti-corruption efforts across the country.
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    Programme Support Officer

    Description of the position

    The Programme Support Officers will work directly with the ARAP Program Officer keeping her updated on all major developments in the management of stakeholders, activities, work plan execution and STE. The Programme Support Officers will be the front-line liaisons with the programme stakeholders, maintaining daily contact in the development, planning and execution of planned activities.

    The Programme Support Officers will maintain a daily working relationship with the Programme Officer as well as support Key Experts (KEs) on specific follow ups with STEs.The Programme Support Officers will report to the CU in Accra, under supervision of ARAP Programme Officer, and in coordination with GIZ Accra Headquarters.

    Main Tasks and responsibilities:

    • · Maintain daily/regular follow up and management of institutional work plans to ensure activity implementation within the stipulated period
    • · Maintain regular contact with institutional focal points and relay critical issues to the Programme Officer
    • · Liaise with institutional focal points to plan and implement activities
    • · Update work plan activities based on expenditure – this will be done in close collaboration with the Finance Officer to update and track budget
    • · Attend ARAP events and provide summary of key issues from events to be shared with the Programme Officer
    • · Follow up ongoing activities and draw attention of the Programme Officer and Key Experts on significant developments and follow ups needed
    • · Follow up and/or develop concept notes for activity implementation
    • · Follow up and/or develop activity reports for concluded activities.
    • · Ensure all concluded activity documents and materials are adequately filed and stored in respective technical activity folders in Dropbox
    • · Follow up and daily management of experts assigned to respective stakeholder institutions – this includes follow up to request work plans, concept notes, activity and mission reports as well as ensure missions are carried out based on prior agreements. This should be done in close coordination with Programme Officer
    • · Provide relevant information to the Programme Officer to support Programme reporting (Interim Reports, Annual Reports)
    • · Support Administrative Assistant to facilitate logistics of activities including provision of relevant activity details. This includes details on participants lists, registrations details and other relevant information necessary to finalize logistical arrangements
    • · Support in other tasks when required by the CU Team Leader or the Programme Officer.
    • · Develop Monthly Reports of activities and tasks undertaken

    Education and experience requirements:

    • University Degree on Social Sciences, Development Studies/Planning, Programme Management, Law or any other associated field of study
    • Fluent in English, written and spoken
    • Competency in technical and report writing skills
    • Competency in stakeholder engagement
    • Al least 3 years of professional experience in programme development, implementation and management.
    • At least 2 years of experience working with international organisations in Ghana.
    • Proven experience and knowledge working with public institutions in Ghana
    • Proven knowledge and experience working in some of the focus areas of ARAP (Rule of Law, Public Education, Accountability, Corruption. Environmental Governance)
    • Computer skills: Excel and Word proficiency
    • Availability to travel in country.

    Method of Application

    Interested parties who meet the requirements defined in these terms of reference can send the CV to [email protected], indicating on the title in the "subject": “Programme Support Officers for ARAP”.

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