Public Service Commission

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPRM-GC) invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal-oriented, results-driven with good leadership qualities and enthusiasm for appointment to the position of:

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

1) JOB PURPOSE

To lead the Secretariat in achieving the goals of the NAPRM-GC through strategic planning, implementation, management and reporting of its affairs to the Governing Council, and the day-to-day co-ordination of its core activities.

2) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Subject to the general directions and control of the council, the Executive Secretary shall:

· head the Secretariat and serve as Secretary to the Governing Council;

· take day-to-day responsibility for progressing the Council’s policy and influencing work in discrete policy areas, ensuring this policy contribution is integrated with other APRM policy development;

· advise the Governing Council on specialty matters and policies for the achievement of the objectives of the NAPRM;

· provide leadership and guidance for proper functioning, administration, management and operation of the Secretariat;

· serve as a functional link between the Governing Council and the Secretariat;

  • implement the appropriate internal structures, control, management and decision-making systems and processes of the Secretariat;

· liaise with Ministers of State, MPs, MMDCEs and all stakeholders and offer supportive services and advice for smooth operation of the NAPRM-GC;

· ensure that appropriate action is taken to secure the timely and effective implementation of the NAPRM-GC’s programmes and activities;

· ensure stakeholders actively participate in the design, re-appraisal, implementation and evaluation of NAPRM-GC’s projects and programmes;

· establish effective linkages with sector Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to harmonize the work of the Governing Council;

· collaborate and build relationships with key Government, Public and Private sector partners and stakeholders in carrying out the NAPRM-GC’s mandate;

· identify appropriate funding agencies and develop proposals to solicit for funds;

· ensure financial discipline at the Secretariat;

· prepare briefs, position papers, progress reports, guidelines and other relevant documents to support the work of the NAPRM-GC;

· prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports on activities of the Secretariat including financial reports as well as technical papers to the Governing Council; and,

· perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Governing Council.

3) QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE

· A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Business Management, Public Administration or Project Management or any related discipline;

· A doctorate degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage;

· A minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification, five (5) of which should be in a management position;

· Proven experience at a management level in mid-to wider-scale senior level engagement on a project, especially within West Africa, the Regional or international arena;

· Experience in grants management preferred, particularly donor reporting and compliance;

· Strong knowledge of African and Ghanaian political, economic and development issues, strategic mindset and strong capacity to analyze situations from the perspective of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into implementation;

· Knowledge of human resource policies and practices, and ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting;

4) COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

The candidate must have the following:

· Extensive leadership, mentoring and management skills;

· A creative approach to problem solving, be versatile and willing to work around obstacles, both internal and external;

· Good human and public relations skills;

· Excellent communication, writing, reporting and presentation skills;

  • Good knowledge of financial administration, Public Procurement Act and Internal Audit Agency Act;

· Ability to work to meet deadlines;

· Capacity to inspire and motivate people;

· Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

· Demonstrated record of good leadership and team work in a multi-cultural environment, including skills in networking;

· Ability to work for long hours, and on weekends when necessary;

· Good computer skills in relevant software.

5) TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

· The term of appointment is for a one (1) year period on contract subject to renewal based on performance.

· Attractive remuneration.

6) MODE OF APPLICATION

Application, together with supporting documents, a detailed statement of applicant’s vision and strategy for the position, curriculum vitae, office and residential telephone numbers, email address, as well as the contact information of three (3) referees should be forwarded, not later than four (4) weeks from the date of first publication of this advertisement, to:

THE SECRETARY

PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION

P.O. BOX 1618

ACCRA

 

 
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