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UNDP Ghana Volunteer Jobs 2011: Diaspora Project Assistant

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28 Jul, 2011

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UNV Assignment Title: Diaspora Project Assistant
Type of Assignment: National UNV Volunteer /Yes/
Project Title: Linking the Ghanaian Diaspora to the Development of Ghana
Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Location, Country: Accra, Ghana
Expected Starting Date: ASAP (1 August 2011)

Brief Description:
The purpose of this project is to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Ghana (GoG) to mobilise the country’s diaspora toward its socio-economic development through dialogue and subsequent developmental engagements in Ghana.

  • The proposed project targets Ghanaian diaspora associations in the five countries with the highest concentrations of Ghanaian emigrants
  • Specific interventions include: a)a profiling of Ghanaian diaspora groups in target countries; b) the holding of dialogue fora between the Government of Ghana and the diaspora; c) the establishment of a national Diaspora Support Unit; and d) the creation of a diaspora database and diaspora website. It is envisioned that this project will serve as a platform for facilitating the engagement of the country’s emigrants in sustainable development by the GoG

Detailed Description of Assignment:
Hard Copies of Full Description of Assignment could be obtained on request at the UNDP security desk in Accra.

Required Skills or Experience

  • University degree, preferably in Political or Social Science, International Relations or Law, or equivalent

Technical Competencies required:

  • Project management experience (experience managing multi-country project an advantage)
  • Proven experience liaising with government officials
  • Ability in developing liaison with governmental national / international institutions and NGOs. Experience working with the Ghanaian diaspora


How To Apply


Important Application Information:
Please submit a detailed CV and a cover letter which clearly indicate your eligibility and suitability for the position. PLEASE DO NOT SEND COPIES OR ORIGINALS OF CERTIFICATES

Hard copies addressed to:

UNV Office, UNDP, P. O. Box 1423, Accra or hand deliver to the UNDP Office near the Ghana Fire Service Headquarters (Ring Road East).
Clearly mark on the outside of the envelope: APPLICATION FOR DIASPORA PROJECT ASSISTANT

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing 1st Aug, 2011


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