Posted on :
17 Feb, 2017
17 Feb, 2017
The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)- is a public sector organisation established under Articles 86 and 87 of the 1992 Constitution as part of the Executive. As part of its core mandate, the Commission is responsible for advising the President on development planning and strategy for Ghana.
Job Title: Deputy Director, Applied Microeconomics
• The Deputy Director for Applied Microeconomics will work to ensure that strong and effective institutions are built to engender robust and efficient markets for individuals, households, and businesses.
• He/she will analyse, assess and develop economic models, to evolve sound advice and support on value-chain development, enterprise development, and market-development-related issues, with a view to ensuring that human, financial and natural resources are combined equitably and efficiently in order to achieve innovation and enhanced productivity.
• This calls for new forms of cooperation between government, business, labour and society at large to ensure that the quality of present and future life and employment is maximised whilst safeguarding the: sustainability of the planet.
Duties / Responsibilities;
Reporting directly to the Director of the Development Policy Division, the position holder will perform the following key duties:
• Serve as in-house resource or expert on microeconomics issues, including enterprise development, entrepreneurship, job skills and business capacity development, strengthening of vulnerable and excluded, industry and business association development, rural and local economic development, agribusiness, value chain analysis and development, trade and investment development and promotion, and competitiveness, etc., during policy dialogues with relevant sector ministries. departments and agencies and formulation of national development policy frameworks.
• Plan and coordinate comprehensive research, review of study programmes. identifying data and research needs within the development policy division as it relates to microeconomic issues, on a continuous basis.
• Lead the preparation of policy papers/notes. statements, briefs. press articles, and periodic updates, etc., on microeconomic issues, and presents at both national and international conferences.
• Develop and manage applied research and knowledge management programmes to contribute to effective poverty reduction programmes; predicting supply and demand, market failure, and opportunity costs of individual and corporate choices and their implications for economic policy issues such as employment, business, trade; and resource allocation in both public and private sectors.
• Design and implement surveys to collect and analyse data, and contribute to research on issues related to the establishment of an enabling environment for private sector .development, to determine the linkages between policies and micro-level decisions
Compensation: The National Development Planning Commission’s compensation package is competitive in the Public Sector with very attractive fringe benefits.
Condition: Applicants must be able to serve the Commission for at least four years before attaining the compulsory retirement age of 60 years.
Qualification Required & Experience
• The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in development planning, economics, financial economics, or in related fields, such as monetary economics, public finance, banking and financial sector from a recognised tertiary institution.
• A PhD in economics or a related discipline will be added advantage.
In addition, the ideal candidate:
• Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years post qualification relevant working experience. at least six (6) years of which would have been in a relevant field.
• Knowledge in at least one of the following areas public finance, labour, applied econometrics and computer general equilibrium models; and a thorough understanding of the linkages at the micro level would be highly desirable.
• Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages.
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as experience in the management of statistical programs in applied economic research would be an asset.
• Strong interpersonal and negotiating and influencing skills.
• Demonstrable ability to write high quality policy papers as well as shorter targeted notes to guide the Commission.
Core Competencies/Required Skills:
• With outstanding leadership skills, discernible networking and management skills, as well as mentoring and coaching skills, the selected candidate must exhibit a very’ good understanding of planning, policy analysis and formulation as well performance measuring, monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
• Additionally, effective knowledge in the conduct of research, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpretation capacity, very good conceptual modelling skills,” demonstrable ability of working independently, manage diverse and evolving workload, strong interpersonal and team spiritedness, excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills, evident ability to communicate complex developmental policy issues clearly, are requirements for this position.
How To Apply For The Job
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit in an A4-size envelope the following:
• Application letter
• Curriculum Vitae with names and addresses of two (2) referees
• Copies of academic and professional certificates
• Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institutions if the profession is regulated by law.
• A two-page (A4 size) vision statement on how the applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the Commission.
Applications should be delivered by hand or courier not later than March 7, 2017 to the address below:
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMISSION
P. O. BOX CT 633
Women are encouraged to apply
Closing Date: 07 March, 2017