Ghana Economic Policy Analysis and Research Recruitment - Jobs in Ghana

Ghana Economic Policy Analysis and Research Recruitment

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7 Oct, 2016

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A newly established not-for-profit policy analysis and research institute, Ghana Economic Policy analysis and research institute (GEPARI) invites applications from experienced highly motivated dynamic and resourceful Ghanaians to fill the following position

Job Description

Job Title: Debt Management Expert

Job Summary

•   The focus of the position is on the debt management of the economy with the view to analyze and advice on debt management strategies for ensuring debt sustainability;


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the roles and responsibilities of the Debt Management Expert will include, but not limited to the following:

•   Carry out regular analysis of the public debt portfolio and provide appropriate advice;
•   Build and maintain a comprehensive central external and domestic debt database;
•   Monitor the overall utilization of aid with the view to improve aid absorption capacity;
•   Formulate a long term debt management strategy consistent with sustainability requirements;
•   Formulate a comprehensive risk management framework;
•   Undertake independent or collaborative quality and publishable research on topical issues affecting the Ghanaian economy: produce at least one journal publication, one working paper, and 2 policy briefs in each fiscal year in the area of debt management;
•   Assist with capacity building and training programs of the Institute;
•   Assist with M&E activities of the Institute; and
•   Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Executive Director or the Steering Committee.

Qualities and Attributes

•   Must be a technically strong economist with a record of sound analytical work, and experience with design and implementation of economic policy (including debt management policy);
•   Must have a track record and demonstrable knowledge of Ghana’s economy. The ability to work with teams from multiple practices is highly desirable;
•   Must have the ability to think strategically, and be innovative in both substance and process in the design and implementation of public policy;
•   Must have project management and organizational skills;
•   Should have the ability to work in a politically charged environment and maintain a great sense of objectivity and political neutrality;
•   The Candidate must be a citizen of Ghana and of a sound mind. He/She should possess and demonstrate high levels of the following attributes – passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed; and
•   Must have a very strong ability to work effectively in a team.


Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum of Master’s degree in economics and at least eight years of substantial experience in debt management, public finance, taxation and research. A Ph.D in any of these areas and ACCA/ CA (Ghana) will be an advantage;
•   Superior quantitative skills, ability to develop and maintain macro-economic models, deep understanding of time series analysis, and ability to work with household data;
•   Knowledge of database development and management;
•   Ability to use econometric software including Eviews, Stata, SPSS, Matlab, etc;
•   Ability to work across a broad range of concurrent tasks, set priorities, and achieve results in a demanding work environment with little supervision;
•   Ability to think strategically and be innovative in both substance and process in the design and implementation of public policy;
•   Superior client orientation, interpersonal and negotiation skills, ability to work with all levels of staff, managers, clients and partners;
•   Ability to work effectively in a team;
•   Ability to coach, mentor and develop more junior staff; and
•   Very strong oral and written communications skills in English.

Location: Accra

How to Apply For the Job

Applications and CVs with the position being applied for clearly marked should be addressed to:

Private Mail Bag,
PMB 61, Ministries, Accra

Soft copies of the applications should be addressed to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 20 October, 2016

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