Advisor Extractive Resource Governance

Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Programme Description
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. In the Governance Sector, GIZ has been commissioned to implement the Good Financial Governance Programme (GFG) and the Support for Decentralisation Programme (SfDR). These are cofinanced by the Governments of Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America. The programmes aim to strengthen Ghana’s public financial management system. Among others the Program support the Government of Ghana to strengthen the management of Ghana’s natural resource revenues to ensure a more transparent, increasingly rule-based and inclusive governance. The respective Component strives to achieve this through the development capacity of partner institutions. The areas of capacity building support are broad and include legal framework, natural resource revenue management, good governance in the extractives. We are looking for a national advisor to join the Accountability / Resource Governance team. Depending on your qualifications and interests you would predominantly work on strengthening national or local accountability mechanisms of natural resource revenues. 


We seek the services of an Advisor – Extractive Resource Governance


Job Title: Advisor – Extractive Resource Governance


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the project
  • Processing technical aspects and further developing the area of responsibility in accordance with the specified quality standards
  • Maintaining of a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and counterparts and GIZ

Management and coordination

  • Coordinate and support effective implementation of GIZ/GFG programs including status of key deliverables and outcomes
  • Contribute to the development of M&E plans including monitoring and evaluation of partners’ performance and the Component’s performance
  • Coordinate workshops, strategy meetings and exchanges at national, and sub-national levels regional and global levels for learning and program development
  • Assist with research and other assignments related to the work of GFG’s governance program as required
  • Foster relationships with a wide range of organisations including civil society to policy makers in governments, civil society, media and parliament to ensure a demand driven, responsive program of support to facilitate policy influencing dialogues
  • Support as needed to develop and deliver targeted trainings to a variety of GIZ/GFG’s key stakeholders, drawing on the existing expertise and resources
  • Support efforts aimed at identifying opportunities to increase our impact through GIZ’s tailored interventions
  • Effectively engage with internal and external experts and consultants to deliver results-oriented technical assistance and interventions
  • Support GFG’s work on analyzing and using revenue data for accountability purposes
  • Coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting project activities and carries out other activities required for implementing these component
  • Regularly consults with the GIZ officer responsible for the contract and cooperation on all project activities
  • Helps identify the needs of partner institutions
  • Participates in formulating project action plans and helps synchronise the planning and budgeting system and counterparts
  • Is jointly responsible with the partner institution for preparing, implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings and other project activities

Communication and networking

  • Develops and maintains contact with all important stakeholders
  • Provides technical assistance to local and international consultants
  • Ensures knowledge management: collects, processes and distributes relevant
  • information, monitors communication and interaction between partner institutions, society through analyses of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars etc

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  • Undertake research and support the development of policy positions and briefings


Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a University degree in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field (mining/ oil and gas governance, economics, political science, law, development studies)
  • 3-7 years of experience related to research, policy analysis, program implementation and monitoring and collaborating with a range of governmental, corporate and nongovernmental stakeholders
  • 3-7 years of work experience in a relevant field, such as international development, transparency and governance in the extractive sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and communicate complex information both orally and in writing to a range of audiences
  • Strong data, research and organizational skills
  • Ability to liaise with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and work within a team
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Experience with different stakeholders - media, government, parliamentary and civil society capacity development and network building in low income countries (prior experience with stakeholders in Ghana a plus)
  • Prior knowledge of Ghana’s extractive sector, governance and transparency context and development issues is desirable
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment is required
  • Experience in conducting project impact monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of and/or experience dealing with extractive industries,including fiscal regimes and contractual arrangements between companies and host governments
  • Knowledge of and experience working on fiscal governance and taxation issues

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence
  • Willingness to travel (locally) on need basis
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 


How to Apply

  • Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a onepage cover letter addressing the applicant’s motivation. Kindly note that only short-listed applicants would be contacted. If you do not hear from us 2 weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful


NB: GIZ-Ghana is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply