Embassy of Switzerland Vacancies 2019

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12 Nov, 2019

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

The Economic Section of the Embassy of Switzerland is responsible for managing Switzerland’s economic development cooperation Programme with Ghana.

Job Description

Job Title: Programme and Trade Officer

Switzerland’s development cooperation with Ghana focuses on:

  • Economic and financial policy
  • Urban infrastructure and utilities
  • Private sector and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable trade

In addition, the Economic Section is also responsible for the Swiss business interests and the Swiss business community in Ghana.

The Embassy is now seeking a qualified Programme and Trade Officer as Trade/Private Sector Development Specialist to join its Economic Section.


  • Manage Switzerland’s portfolio and identify new activities with regard to private sector development, skills development, trade standards and value chain development.
  • Take care of Swiss business interests and the Swiss business community in Ghana together with the Head of Cooperation/Economic Counsellor of the Embassy.
  • Develop and maintain close contacts with government officials, private sector stakeholders, development partners and implementing agencies.
  • Provide analysis on the aforementioned issues and contribute to policy dialogue, in particular the relevant sector working groups.


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Law or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience in the private or financial sector.
  • Proven experience with development cooperation work.
  • Excellent knowledge of Ghana’s economic, political and social context.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize. Ability to multitask in a busy environment and willingness to efficiently handle a substantial workload and to assume tasks outside the core sphere of responsibilities.Ability to negotiate with and persuade varying categories of stakeholders.
  • Organised, proactive, ability to work autonomously, perseverance.
  • Ability to work in a team, networking skills.


  • Attractive working environment
  • Remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience
  • Health insurance and pension fund scheme

How to Apply

Full applications require application letter, CV, testimonials for all previous jobs. An applications should be sent to

[email protected]

with the subject “Application-Trade/Private Sector Specialist” or to the address below.

The Economic Section Embassy of Switzerland Kanda Highway/Ridge Street. P. O. Box 359 GPO Accra

Deadline for applications is November 12, 2019.

Expected starting date is February 1, 2020 or as agreed between the parties

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