New Careers At National Development Planning Commission 2019

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1 Feb, 2019

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The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians, who are dynamic, goal-oriented and results-driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the undermentioned position

Job Description

Job Title: Director, Plan Coordination

Job Purpose

• To provide strategic leadership, technical and administrative direction for Plan Coordination for the achievement of the mandate of the commission

Duties and Responsibilities

Reports directly to the Director-General, the Director of Plan Coordination will perform the following key duties:

• Plan and manage the work programme of the Plan coordination division and its implementation in conformity with the overall work plan of the commission
• Efficiently manage and effectively supervise the work of the division
• Lead and faciliate the preparation of planning guidelines at all national local levels
• Coordinate the preparation of multi-year national development plan and annual divisional reports
• Ensure the preparation of sector and district development plans
• Lead in the strategic planning component of the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for budgeting and fiscal decentralization
• Lead in organizing the training of the staff of policy, planning, monitoring & evaluation divisions (PPMEDs) of MDAs, Regional Planning Coordinating Unit (RPCU) staff o the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) and District Planning Coordinating Unit (DPCU) staff of MMDAs
• Lead in the preparation of NDPC development planning, budgeting and other inputs in the Medium-Term Expenditure framework (MTEF) for national budgeting
• Ensure that comprehensive studies and research are conducted as required in the process of rationalizing, harmonizing and synthesizing the economic, social, environmental and spatal components of development for the purposes of preparing, reviewing and updating long-term perspective plans, medium-term development plans and annual action plans
• Ensure timely and effective work-flow and feedback
• Advise the Director-General on all policies and other matters related to all the sections and units under the Plan coordination Division
• Work in close collaboration with MDAs and MMDAs and advise on training, qualification and employment of required planning personnel

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Qualification Required & Experience

• A master’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution in Planning, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any related field
• A minimum of 10 years of post-qualification relevant work experience in integrated planning, of which at least 5 years has been in a senior public policy management and/or development planning position
• A certificate or professional training in quantitative methods and or policy analysis is an added advantage

Competencies and Skills

• A strong background in qualitative and quantitative research analysis, and excellent knowledge of development planning models for policy analysis and formulation
• Excellent knowledge of participatory planning, monitoring, measuring and evaluation methologies and experience in the use of planning tools, as well as an appreciation of Ghana’s corporate policies and of the challenges and operational issues within the public sector. Publications or articles in reputable professional journals will be an added advantage
• Outstanding leadership skills and demonstrable experience in managing complex, multi-discipliary tasks, as well as strong administrative, team building and people-management skills
• Effective planning and organisational skills, demonstrable ability to strategic and analytical thinking, strong research capabilities, as well as excellent communication skills with a demonstrable ability to communicate complex development policy issues clearly
• Demonstrable competence in the use of computers, including the use of computer software and applications for planning and plan analysis
• Verifiable skills in problem-solving, consensus building and coordination of diverse stakeholders

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via post or hand-delivered to: The Director-General National Development Planning Commissions No.13 Switchback Road P.O.Box CT633 Cantonments-Accra Or email to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 08 February, 2019

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