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TWN-Af (Third World Network-Africa): Programme Officers

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19 Oct, 2010

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Overcoming the development challenges confronting African and developing countries calls not only for a commitment to social justice; it calls for sustained and systematic intellectual activism. For 15 years TwN-Africa has worked for economic and social equity within Africa and for an equitable place for Africa in the global order.

With its allies and encouraged by intensifying civil society involvement, TWN-Africa is entering into an exciting new and even more challenging period of advocacy. TWN-Africa is a not-for-profit policy research and advocacy organization based in Ghana

Job Description

What we are looking for: Program Officer to undertake and advocacy in any of our 3 core program areas; gender and development, mining and development and trade and investment

Major Tasks:

Analyze and interpret policies affecting the development of Africa and developing countries
Prepare and promote policies and strategies that respond to TWN-Africa’s stance on the development choices of African countries with particular attention to the interests of the marginalized
Collaborate with and mobilize support and actions of relevant constituents towards TWN-Africa campaign objectives
Engage policy making officials and institutions in actions targeted at attaining development friendly policy frameworks for African countries
Undertake or coordinate research of relevance to program goals
Terms: This is a permanent appointment based in Ghana and with attractive conditions
Required Skills or Experience

Academic Qualifications:
Post graduate degree in the social sciences including law and economics preferably in a development related area. A first degree with considerable relevant experience will be considered


Professional Experience:
2 years (at least) professional work experience in development policy analysis, research and/or advocacy with a focus on Africa development challenges and strategies

Other Requirements:

Proven interest and commitment to social justice
Knowledge and understanding of political economy of African countries within the global context
Understanding of socio-economic and political factors underpinning development in Africa Communications and advocacy skills
Analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills
Knowledge and work experience in any of TWN-Africa’s thematic areas
Ability and readiness to travel frequently and at short notice
Ability to work in any official African language apart from English would be an advantage

How To Apply

Interested persons with the required qualifications should please forward CVs and copies of relevant certifications by post to:

The Administrator
P. O. Box 19452

By e-mail to: [email protected]

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