TWN-Africa (Third World Network-Africa) Recruiting - Jobs in Ghana

TWN-Africa (Third World Network-Africa) Recruiting

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27 Jun, 2014

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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 Title: Senior Programmer

Job Summary

An 18-month renewable Senior Program role on a research and advocacy program focusing on Mining and Development is open in TWN-Africa. The role requires a person with good understanding of the political economy of Africa and demonstrable hands-on knowledge of issues relating to the extractive sector and development in Africa. Persons capable of operating across a multi-functional spectrum including contributing to African development discourse on strategic platforms at national, continental and global levels; developing and articulating policy positions relating to African development challenges: mobilizing interest groups and launching campaigns will best fit the role.

Qualification Required & Experience

A Post Graduate degree, preferably in the social sciences or development related area and experience in development policy analysis, research and/ or advocacy with a focus on African development challenges and strategies.

Additional Requirements:


• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the political economy of African countries within the global economy and the terrain in which policy decisions affecting Africa take place
• An Understanding of socio-economic and political factors underpinning development in Africa; particularly within the extractives sector
• Experience of collaboration and cross-boundary working especially as part of alliances and social movements
• An understanding of gender and diversity issues and ability to promote these in program strategies
• Writing and analytical skills in particular demonstrable capacity for producing policy briefs
• Project management skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested persons are invited to submit statements of interest and CVs by electronic mail only to:-

[email protected] or call +233 {0)302 500419 for enquiries

Closing Date: 25 July, 2014

Regrettably only applicants that meet the requirements will be contacted

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