National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) New Recruitment 2020

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16 Dec, 2020

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The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) invites applications from suitably qualified persons, who are dynamic, goal-oriented and results-driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the under-mentioned positions.

Job Description



• Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Research and Innovation Division



• Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Development Coordination Division



• Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Duties and Responsibilities (Directors):

• Advise the Director-General on matters pertaining to national development.
• Provide leadership for the achievement of the established objectives of the division and ensure that the divisional structure, roles, procedures and methodologies facilitate the achievement of these objectives
• Oversee the preparation of work programmes and timetables in conformity with the Divisions and Commissions objectives
• Supervise the activities of all sectional heads and ensure high quality divisional outputs
• Coordinate research on national development issues and maintain a repository of knowledge for purposes of learning
• Lead the preparation of the Long-term and Medium-term Policy Frameworks, Planning Guidelines, Annual Progress Report and other key deliverables
• Ensure the preparation of quality policy papers
• Ensure that all personnel are kept abreast with and are fully conversant with the most up-to-date concepts, technologies and methods in relation to the Division.
• Ensure that services needed to facilitate work of staff are provided and on schedule
• Lead the coordination, establishment and maintenance of effective MI Systems
• Coordinate policy formulation, plan preparation, monitoring and evaluation and research at national and sub-national levels
• Supervise the tracking and evaluation of the implementation of development plans, policies and projects
• Ensure the organisation of regular meetings with staff to acquaint them with the work and policies of the Division
• Prepare in consultation with the Director of the General Services Division, a Career progression plan for staff within the Division
• Ensure collaboration with relevant stakeholders and advise on training needs for subordinate staff
• Ensure staff appraisals are carried out in a timely manner
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Director-General

Qualification Required & Experience


Qualification and Experience (Directors):

• Must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Development Planning, Development Policy or relevant discipline of Economics, Social Sciences, M&E with strong analytical background
• Must be fully certified by a recognised and relevant professional body
• A minimum of twelve (12) years’ post qualification experience of which at least five (5) years have been in senior management
• Knowledge of both national and international development issues and enhanced understanding of the National and sub-national Planning Processes including Monitoring and Evaluation
• Demonstrable evidence of experience and previous work involving strategic and/or development planning
• Demonstrable experience in research and policy analysis with relevant publications in high reputable journals
• Demonstrated capacity to generate and implement new ideas.
• Excellent skills on resource mobilization
• Knowledge in the conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
• Knowledge in ICT including Microsoft Office suite and statistical analysis softwares

Competencies in (Directors):

• Participatory planning, policy analysis and formulation
• Monitoring, measuring, evaluation methodologies
• The conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
• Microsoft Office suite and the use of the internet
• Leadership, Organisational, Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills
• Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit in an A4 size envelope the under-listed:

• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae with biographic data, contact information, names and addresses of two (2) referees
• Copies of academic and professional certificates (you will need to bring the original if you are shortlisted for an interview)
• Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institution if profession is regulated by law
• Vision statement for Director positions only on how applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the Commission (2-4 pages long on A4-size paper)
• Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Applications should be submitted via post or hand-delivered to:

The Human Resources Department
National Development Planning Commission
No.13 Switchback Road
P.O. Box CT633

Or email to:

[email protected]


Closing Date: 18 December, 2020

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