Programme Officer as Financial Sector Development Specialist

Job Summary

Perform duties of a Programme Officer as Financial Sector Development Specialist.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

The Economic Section of the Embassy of Switzerland is responsible for managing Switzerland’s economic development cooperation programme with Ghana financed through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The Embassy is now seeking a qualified Programme Officer as Financial Sector Development Specialist to join its Economic Section

Job Title: Programme Officer as Financial Sector Development Specialist

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra

Job Description

  • Manage Switzerland’s portfolio and identify new activities with regard to financial and private sector development, in particular on financial inclusion (digital finance, agri-finance, financial infrastructure, financial sector regulation), digitalization, entrepreneurship and climate finance
  • Develop and maintain close contacts with government officials, private sector stakeholders, development partners and implementing agencies
  • Provide analysis on the aforementioned issues and contribute to policy dialogue, in particular the relevant sector working groups

Qualification and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Law, Public Policy or a related field
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience in financial sector development in one of the fields outlined above
  • Proven experience with development cooperation work
  • Excellent knowledge of Ghana’s economic, political and social context
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize
  • Ability to multitask in a busy environment and willingness to efficiently handle a substantial workload and to assume tasks outside the core sphere of responsibilities
  • Ability to negotiate with and persuade varying categories of stakeholders
  • Organized, proactive, ability to work autonomously, perseverant
  • Ability to work in a team, networking skills

The Swiss Embassy offers

  • Attractive working environment 
  • Remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience
  • Long-term contract 
  • Health insurance and pension fund scheme

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