Posted on :
25 Jan, 2016
25 Jan, 2016
Duration of Initial Contract: One (1) Year
Duty Station: Accra
Salary: GHS 84,343 – 127,728 (Annual Gross Salary)
Ghana, in the past two decades has made significant strides in deepening its democratic governance experience. Besides the holding six successful elections in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, the country has systematically rolled out a relatively resilient decentralization process since 1988 and in recent years rolled out a national peace architecture to cement peace building as part of its democratic governance process. These achievements have consolidated inclusive governance and strengthened the effectiveness of key national institutions in the country.
Despite these democratic accolades relative to the other countries in the sub-region, there still remain a need to deepen democracy, decentralization and conflict management at all levels of development. These challenges include; enhancement of representation and participation, conflict of roles between and among the arms of government and governance institutions; inadequate participation of non-state actors in governance processes; low representation of women, youth and other marginalized groups in local governance; existence of critical conflict drivers such as chieftaincy, land and natural resources, ethnic, religious and socio-cultural disputes; lack of harmonization and coordination of the peace mechanism; and a perception of corruption in the public sector.
UNDP’s support to the Government of Ghana is to set to achieve four outputs: a) inclusive, accountable and transparent governance, b) active participation of women and vulnerable groups in decision making processes, c) justice sector institutions functional and responsive, and d) national peace architecture institutionalized and functional. These outputs reflect the six governance thematic areas of transparency and accountability, decentralization, representation and participation, access to justice, gender equality, and conflict prevention. These thematic areas are clustered under three broad programmes namely; Consolidating Peace in Ghana, Consolidating Transparency and Accountability as well as Consolidating Representation and Participation.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist (Governance), the Programme Analyst (Governance) is responsible for the Consolidating Representation and Participation portfolio. The Programme Analyst (Governance) analyzes political, social and economic trends in Ghana and participates in the formulation, management and evaluation of Programme activities within an assigned portfolio.
The Programme Analyst (Governance) works in close collaboration with the Governance cluster, Programme staff and Operations team In the Country Office (CO,Programme ,staffs in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials,technical advisors and experts,multilateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP Programme.
Summary Keys Roles:
• Implementation of Programme strategies;
• Management of the Consolidating Representation and Participation CO Programme;
• Strategic partnerships development and resource mobilization;
• Provision of top quality policy advisory services on political governance,decentralization, voice and participation to national development partners and facilitation of knowledge building and management, Education
Qualification Required & Experience
• Master’s Degree or equivalent in political or social sciences or related field
• Up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
• Experience in the use of computers and office packages and handling of web based management systems.
• Fluency in English.