Posted on :
17 Nov, 2021
17 Nov, 2021
Ghana has made significant strides in deepening its democratic governance experience over the last two decades. The country has held eight successive elections and systematically strengthened its governance structures and systems at the national and sub-national levels. A robust decentralization process started in 1988 and remains key to enhancing social service delivery. Ghana’s resilient democratic structures is also anchored in strong peacebuilding and conflict transformation infrastructure including emerging national peace architecture. Ghana’s democratic governance credentials are also visible in its judicial system and relatively strong parliament that provides to a reasonable extent an oversight mechanism on the executive branch of government. These achievements have set Ghana’s democracy and governance structures and systems on a progressive trajectory, with growing inclusive systems and processes, a relatively independent judiciary and parliament, and more effective national institutions.
Job Title: Programme Associate
Despite progress, Ghana is still confronted with challenges of deepening its democratic governance progress and in preventing reversals as evidenced by the 4-point reversal in public perception of overall governance from 2017 to 2019 according to the Mo Ibrahim Governance Index (2020). In 2017, the Government of Ghana (GoG) has set a strategic political target of moving Ghana beyond aid and to advance and realize Ghana’s full potential through progressive Governance reforms including strengthening parliamentary independence and oversight functions, expanding access to justice, strengthening key institutions to become more accountable, efficient and effective, and importantly promoting trade as a vehicle to governance and economic transformation, and for advancing new frontiers of Intra-African trade.
Since 2018, UNDP Country Office in Ghana has been implementing its Country Programme Document (2018-2022). Under the priority area of ‘(i) Inclusive, Equitable and Accountable Governance’ priority area and under outcome 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Partnership ‘Transparent, accountable institutions at all levels that protect the rights of all’;
UNDP has been working to Deepen democratic governance by enhancing institutional accountability, transparency, and gender equality for improved protection of rights and access to quality services. In addition, UNDP has been working with relevant stakeholders to enhance citizens’ participation and representation in decision making, strengthening national peace architecture and conflict prevention. UNDP aims to support forward-looking engagement on
deepening democracy and strengthening governance to advance the achievement of sustainable development goals.
The Project Associate will directly report to the head of the Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding cluster (DGPC). He/she will provide project management support services, including processing requests for payments, budget management, and monitoring. He/she will also assist Programme Officers in performing project management and technical duties. He/she will work in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff to exchange information and ensure excellent and consistent service delivery.
Duties & Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Under the direct supervision of head of the Democratic Governance and Peace building cluster, the incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Administrative and Financial Support (75%)
Technical Support (25%)
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the execution of the CO project support services management in terms of quality and accuracy of work completed. Accurate data entry, presentation of information and client-oriented approach enhances UNDP capability in provision of project support services
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Brand & Quality Management