Job Summary

The Director-General shall be required to provide strategic leadership, technical and administrative direction for the efficient organization, management and delivery of the mandate of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)

  • Minimum Qualification: MPhil / PhD
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 12 years

Job Description

The National Development Planning Committee(NDPC) seeks the services of a Director-General

Job Title:Director-General

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra

Job Description

National Development Policy and Planning

  • Prepare the national development strategy and policy advice
  • Ensure effective coordination of the decentralized national development planning process
  • Advise the Commission on all matters pertaining to national development policy and strategy including economic, human development, spatial and environmental analysis

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Keep under constant review the performance of policies and strategies and make proposals for revisions based upon sound analysis and projections
  • Ensure effective coordination of the national monitoring and evaluation process

Organizational Leadership

  • Exercise oversight responsibility for the efficient and effective management of the resources (human, material and financial) of the Commission 
  • Prepare and submit the annual budget and work plans of the Commission
  • Prepare and submit annual and other periodic reports to the Commission
  • Ensure the implementation of performance management policy in the Commission
  • Collaborate and build relationships with government, public, private sector, international organizations and other stakeholders in carrying-out the mandate of the Commission

Qualification and Requirements

  • A PhD from an accredited tertiary institution in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Development Planning,Public Policy, Management, or any related field
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years relevant post-qualification administrative and management experience, of which at least five (5) years has been in a position of a Director or analogous grade in academia, public or private reputable organization
  • Certificates or professional training in the areas of quantitative methods, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, project management, leadership, organizational development and performance management will be an added advantage 
  • Evidence of research and publications in reputable journals would be an added advantage
  • Affiliation/Membership of a relevant professional body would be an added advantage
  • Extensive leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Very good qualitative, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Negotiating, lobbying and conflict resolution skills
  • Capacity to inspire and motivate
  • Extensive knowledge and capacity in formulating and managing national development strategy
  • Extensive knowledge in financial, procurement, budgeting and auditing regulations
  • High integrity, confidentiality, firm and fair
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications
  • The preferred applicant must be able to serve an initial term of four (4) years before the statutory retirement age of sixty (60)
  • The appointment may be renewable
  • Salaries and other conditions are attractive



Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit in an A4 size envelope the under-listed:

Application letter

Curriculum vitae with biographic data, contact information, names and addresses of two (2) referees

Copies of academic and professional certificates 

Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institution, if profession is regulated by law

Vision statement on how applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the Commission (2-4 pages long on A4-size paper)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Applications should be submitted via post or hand-delivered to:

The Chairman

National Development Planning Commission

No.13 Switchback Road

P. O. Box CT633


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