Job Summary

Perform duties of Strategic Advisors

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job 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 Reforms Programme (SfDR) which aim to strengthen Ghana’s public financial management system as key for moving Ghana beyond Aid and for fostering the environment for private investment. Both programmes are going to be integrated into a joint Governance Programme from October 2019 onwards. The Domestic Revenue Mobilisation Component supports reforms to strengthen institutional and human resource capacities for revenue management at the national and subnational level. Its main partners are the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development, ten Regional Coordination Councils, 60 District Assemblies, the Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Revenue Authority. The SfDR so far has been supporting street naming and property addressing, the development of a fiscal cadaster and district local revenue management software (dLRev), as well as capacity building measures for staff of the Government of Ghana. It operates with advisors in Accra and regional advisors in all of Ghana’s ten regions

Job Title: Strategic Advisors


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Providing strategic advice to Government of Ghana institutions on strengthening the collection and management of internally generated funds to further support Ghana’s decentralisation process
  • Proactively engaging with Partners, such as the Ministry for Local Governance and Rural Development, the Ministry of Finance, the IGF Working Group, the Institute of Local Government Studies to driveforward and further develop viable policy and organizational reform initiatives and capacity building approaches for the promotion and enforcement of internally generated funds to support Ghana to move beyond aid
  • Devising and proposing well-structured strategies, capacity development approaches and learning formats for the collection and management of internally generated funds to roll them out nationwide
  • Developing ready-to-use technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • Coordinating with GIZ colleagues and external consultants for input, roll-out and implementation of developed strategies, approaches and formats in SfDR’s partner regions, municipalities, districts and assemblies
  • Developing, facilitating and moderating meetings, workshops and seminars with various stakeholder groups, mainly at the national level. Reporting on outcomes and following-up on decisions taken
  • Contributing to the identification and promotion of synergies with other programme components, GIZ projects, and national and subnational revenue mobilization efforts
  • Keeping abreast of emerging international trends and innovations in local public finance to further strengthen Ghana’s IGF collections and management
  •  Performing any other duties as may be assigned


Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a Master’s or doctorate degree in law, public policy, public administration, education, economics, political science or a related field
  • At least five years progressive work experience in a relevant field
  • Proven management skills and excellent organisational skills and ability to work on one’s own initiative at the conception level in a structured way
  • Strategic thinking and excellent drafting skills in English language to communicate clearly and effectively
  •  Ability to advise senior management and other senior officials of approaches and techniques to address complex and sensitive issues
  • Strong communication and coordination skills in order to bring together stakeholders and balance their interests
  •  Motivated team player with an organized, independent, systematic, detail- and goal oriented work approach
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex issues
  • Very good working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


How To Apply

  • Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a half to one page letter addressing the applicant’s motivation

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