High Commission Of Canada Careers 2011

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22 Sep, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

Job Position: Junior Development Officer

Position Description:
Salary Range:
 Starting GH¢27,024 to Maximum GH¢39,480 per year
Competition #: CO/04/11

Job Summary:
The High Commission of Canada has a requirement for a Junior Development Officer in the Development Assistance (CIDA) Programme based at our office in Accra.

  • Under the immediate supervision of the Senior Development Officer, the employee participates in the identification, development and implementation of development programmes; supports the Senior Development Officer in the identification, assessment and negotiation of new projects; and, assists with the implementation of other programmes.
  • The employee will carry out duties for either the Water and Sanitation Section or the Food Security Sector.


Required Skills or Experience


  • A  Master’s degree or higher in development planning, natural resources management, development economics, international development, or related field


  • Fluency in English (read, write and speak)
  • Competency in French is considered an asset (not mandatory)


  • Minimum of three years recent experience working in project planning, implementation, and.or monitoring and evaluation
  • Recent experience in policy and programme analysis in the agriculture and/or water sectors in Ghana is an asset (not mandatory)


  • Only candidate that meet the essential experience and education criteria will be invited for assessment of the following knowledge and abilities and skills criteria. These elements will be assessed throughout the selection process by any of the following means – written test, oral communication, role play, interviews and reference checks

Rated Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of Ghanaian political, developmental and social context, government and other institutions
  • Knowledge of international development theory and practice
  • Practical knowledge of and experience in Northern Ghana
  • Familiarity with Ghanaian NGOs and civil society organisations
  • Knowledge of institutions and policies related to development in the agriculture and/or water sectors in Ghana


  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to co-ordinate conflicting priorities and respect deadlines
  • Capacity for individual initiative and team work
  • Demonstrated research and analytical abilities
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships
  • Strong written, communication and interpersonal skills

Personal suitability:

  • Discretion, professional integrity and excellent judgment
  • High degree of initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Dependable and loyal

Operational Working Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel by air and land
  • Must be available to work periodic evenings, weekends during peak project delivery periods


How To Apply

Provide your application to:

The Personnel Officer
High Commission of Canada
42 Independence
P. O. Box 1639

Or email to: 
[email protected] . Please indicate the following on your application or include in the subject of the email: Competition #: CO/04/11 – Junior Development Officer Application


  1. Anyone wishing to compete for this position should send their Resume and a covering letter stating their interest in the position and the reason why they think they are the most suitable candidate, with reference to their qualifications and work experience. The Cover letter must clearly show how the candidate meets the screening requirements
  2. The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Ghana, which might arise in the 12 months following this completion of this competition

Only applicant who submit a complete application showing how they fully meet the screening requirements, received as instructed above before the cut-off-date and time on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 4:30pm will be contacted by the HR section.

We thank all other applicants for their interest
Closing date: 29th September, 2011


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