Project Manager Vacancy by UNDP Ghana

Posted on :

1 Jun, 2011

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Project Jobs in Ghana

Job Description

Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year (One year renewable)

UNDP is providing assistance to the Government of Ghana to implement a project titled “Integrating climate change into the management of priority health risks in Ghana:. The Proposed project will develop systems and response mechanisms to strengthen the integration of climate change risks into the health sector.

The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the initial quality criteria
  • Technical oversight for all project activities, ensuring activities and their outputs are technically robust, both in terms of climate change and health issues
  • Act as a focal point for issues relating to the relationship between climate change and health, thereby ensuring that the project deliverables are cutting edge
  • Mobilize goods and services to initiative activities including drafting TORs and work specifications;
  • Working experience at district level especially in the health sector is an advantage

Remuneration: In accordance with UN Guidelines


Required Skills or Experience

  • An Advanced degree in, environmental/social/health science or relevant field with at least 7 years of proven professional experience. Excellent knowledge of climate change and adaptation and experience of working at the policy level
  • Demonstrated track record of project management; Excellent skills in standard software (Word processing, spreadsheets) Experience in the development/implementation of donor funded projects is an asset and knowledge and experience of the health sector would be advantageous
  • Fluency in both oral and written English

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience in working in policy development and capacity building
  • Strong knowledge/experience in results based management and results oriented approach to project implementation
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and team building skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with analytic capacity and the ability to synthesise project outcomes and relevant findings into quality papers and reports, intended for a range of different audiences;
  • Shares knowledge and experience actively, mentors project staff
  • Capacity to produce high quality communication and outreach materials to inform stakeholders and project partners;

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to send their application marked “Project Manager” respectively with supporting resume including telephone numbers and email address to the address below:

The Human Resource Unit
U.N.D.P Office
(Next to the Ghana National Fires Service Hqtrs)
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Detailed Job descriptions for both positions are available on request at the UNDP Security Gate.

Offer valid till: 15 Jun, 2011

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