Ministry of Land and Natural Resources Ghana Jobs 2011

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15 Aug, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources under the Government of Ghana (GoG)/World Bank/Canadian International Development Association (CIDA) funded Project, wishes to recruit qualified Ghanaians to fill the following position in a Land Administration Project Phase II in Ghana.


Job Vacancy: Social Development and Gender Specialist

Duty Station: Accra, with considerable travel around the country
Duration: Two (2) years (renewable based on performance)

The focus will be on social safeguards and effective implementation of the gender equality strategy. Specifically, the Gender and Social Development Specialist will:

For Social Development:

  • Ensure that social, gender and sustainable land management issues and mainstreamed into all relevant components and activities of the project;
  • Advise and guide the project on the issue of resettlement where it occurs within the course of project activities;
  • Provide operational and technical support on social safeguards including the development of resettlement action plans for involuntary resettlement in project;
  • Contribute to capacity building activities to build client and CSO capacity implement social safeguards
  • Collaborate with the M&E Specialist to monitor and measure social and gender development outcomes of the project;
  • Promote the use of Alternative Land Dispute Resolution mechanisms among customary authorities and communities, and play a leading role in adapting and modeling ADR mechanisms and strengthening existing ones; and
  • Collaborate with the Communication and Public Outreach Specialist on community outreaches programmes

For Gender Equality:

  • Facilitate the implementation of the gender strategy;
  • Facilitate the integration of gender equality strategic objectives, results, indicators into LAP Phase II programming and reporting;
  • Analyze sectoral policies and documents as well as legal frameworks on Land for their gender impacts on the project;
  • Coordinate gender equality and social impact assessments as required and recommend actions for consideration and better integration of gender into the project;
  • Facilitate the establishment of a social development and gender unit within the Land Commission and other Land Sector Agencies;
  • Develop action plans, to sensitize various stakeholders, obtaining women’s participation in project activities and decision-making, as well as ensuring that women’s rights to land are acknowledged;
  • Ensure a high degree of participation of key stakeholders including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) such as CICOL and several others in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation



Required Skills or Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Science, gender, development studies or relevant field with over seven (7) years experience in donor funded Project
  • Must have a good track record of performance and achievements
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to network with major stakeholders
  • Proven capacity to think strategically, seize opportunities as they arise, work with a variety of stakeholders and promote their participation in the project implementation process
  • Capacity to work under tight deadlines and to handle potentially controversial and/or very sensitive issues that require clarity, accuracy and speed responses
  • Familiarity with the current land situation in Ghana, existing policies, regional administrative challenges and relevant structures as well as competence in Ghanaian languages is desirable
  • Must have strong computer skills
  • Membership of a professional body


How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application and detailed curriculum vitae to the following address:


Tel: 233-0302-666711/687308/663133
Fax: 233-0302-666801
E-mail: [email protected]


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