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Macroeconomist Job Opportunities with ECOWAS

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9 May, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) Secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is seeking qualified candidates for the following position.

The main tasks of the Macroeconomist will include:

  • Undertaking macroeconomic analysis of Ghana’s economy in relation to the ECOWAS
  • Collecting, processing and analyzing National Accounts and Public Finance data;
  • Closely following economic developments in Ghana;
  • Preparing quarterly reports for the ECOWAS convergence criteria and progress on reforms and other economic developments; and
  • Undertaking any other assignments as prescribed by the National Co-ordinating Committee

Terms of Engagement:

  • Engagement is for an initial period of one year and renewable thereafter
  • Salaries attached to the two positions are very competitive


Required Skills or Experience

The “Ideal” Candidate:

  • Must be a Ghanaian citizen;
  • Must have a firm grounding of Ghana’s development agenda, strategy, and priorities, including Ghana’s relations with her development partners;
  • Must be very familiar with the fiscal and monetary architecture of the Republic of Ghana;
  • Must understand and appreciate the work of policy-oriented institutions, particularly in the public sector;
  • Should have strong analytical skills;
  • Should have excellent presentation skills;
  • Should be a well-rounded macroeconomist; who works within a clear conceptual framework; is comfortable “navigating” around the different sectors of Ghana’s economy; and understands the linkages between these sectors;
  • Must be capable of writing relevant high-quality reports as well as shorter targeted notes and briefs, to guide the work of the committee;
  • Must be willing and able to work in a team towards a common goal, making a significant contributions to the team’s work, sharing information within the team;
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and maintain professional working relationships with persons at all levels

We are looking for candidates with the following background:

  • A graduate-level training in macroeconomics up to the Ph.D level with a specialized slant towards public finance;
  • At least a 5-year post qualification experience, preferably in the public sector or other similar environment;
  • Must have a good command of the English language (both written and oral) and a working knowledge in French;
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, writing and quantitative skills; and
  • Must be highly computer literate


How To Apply

Interested applicants are to submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:

The Chairman
ECOWAS National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
(Room 401, New Building)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
P. O. Box MB 40
Accra, Ghana

Closing 20th May, 2011


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