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04 December, 2020
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The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) invites applications from suitably qualified persons, who are dynamic, goal-oriented and results-driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the under-mentioned positions.



  • Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Research and Innovation Division



  • Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Development Coordination Division



  • Under the overall guidance and direction of the DG, the director provides technical and administrative leadership for the Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Duties and Responsibilities (Directors):

  • Advise the Director-General on matters pertaining to national development.
  • Provide leadership for the achievement of the established objectives of the division and ensure that the divisional structure, roles, procedures and methodologies facilitate the achievement of these objectives
  • Oversee the preparation of work programmes and timetables in conformity with the Divisions and Commissions objectives
  • Supervise the activities of all sectional heads and ensure high quality divisional outputs
  • Coordinate research on national development issues and maintain a repository of knowledge for purposes of learning
  • Lead the preparation of the Long-term and Medium-term Policy Frameworks, Planning Guidelines, Annual Progress Report and other key deliverables
  • Ensure the preparation of quality policy papers
  • Ensure that all personnel are kept abreast with and are fully conversant with the most up-to-date concepts, technologies and methods in relation to the Division.
  • Ensure that services needed to facilitate work of staff are provided and on schedule
  • Lead the coordination, establishment and maintenance of effective MI Systems
  • Coordinate policy formulation, plan preparation, monitoring and evaluation and research at national and sub-national levels
  • Supervise the tracking and evaluation of the implementation of development plans, policies and projects
  • Ensure the organisation of regular meetings with staff to acquaint them with the work and policies of the Division
  • Prepare in consultation with the Director of the General Services Division, a Career progression plan for staff within the Division
  • Ensure collaboration with relevant stakeholders and advise on training needs for subordinate staff
  • Ensure staff appraisals are carried out in a timely manner
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Director-General

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualification and Experience (Directors):

  • Must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Development Planning, Development Policy or relevant discipline of Economics, Social Sciences, M&E with strong analytical background
  • Must be fully certified by a recognised and relevant professional body
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years’ post qualification experience of which at least five (5) years have been in senior management
  • Knowledge of both national and international development issues and enhanced understanding of the National and sub-national Planning Processes including Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Demonstrable evidence of experience and previous work involving strategic and/or development planning
  • Demonstrable experience in research and policy analysis with relevant publications in high reputable journals
  • Demonstrated capacity to generate and implement new ideas.
  • Excellent skills on resource mobilization
  • Knowledge in the conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
  • Knowledge in ICT including Microsoft Office suite and statistical analysis softwares

Competencies in (Directors):

  • Participatory planning, policy analysis and formulation
  • Monitoring, measuring, evaluation methodologies
  • The conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
  • Microsoft Office suite and the use of the internet
  • Leadership, Organisational, Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

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 (you will need to bring the original if you are shortlisted for an interview)
  • Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institution if profession is regulated by law
  • Vision statement for Director positions only 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 Human Resources Department
National Development Planning Commission
No.13 Switchback Road
P.O. Box CT633


Valid Till
18 Dec, 2020

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