18 Apr 2017

Department for International Development Jobs : A2 Governance Adviser

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DFID remains one of the largest bilateral donors in Ghana but we are in transition towards a smaller spending programme that focuses more on providing high-level advice in support of Ghana’s position as a Lower Middle Income Country. The UK Government will provide more than £125m of aid to Ghana each year for the next four years – through the bilateral programme managed directly by DFID Ghana, through programmes run from DFID in UK and through other UK Government Departments’ programmes.

The office in Accra currently has around twenty programmes covering education, health, social protection, gender, economic development, governance and accountability. We work with a range of different partners to deliver these programmes – including Government, non-government organisations, and private sector suppliers.  We also work very closely with other development partners, including the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, European Union and with other bilaterals. We work increasingly closely with other parts of the UK Government represented in Accra.

Job Description

  • POSITION: A2 Governance Adviser
  • SALARY: GHC 156,447 per annum
  • DURATION:Permanent position


Summary of the role
DFID Ghana is planning to recruit a Governance Adviser (GA) to be based in its office in Accra.  The role incorporates technical leadership and oversight of DFID programmes; providing cross-cutting governance advice to the office UK Government in Ghana, and policy engagement with donors, Government of Ghana and civil society organisations (CSOs).

Key Duties and Responsibilities
DFID is looking for an individual who is both politically and policy astute in the area of governance, with a proven track record of effective delivery of governance programmes. The programme portfolio will be decided based on the strengths and interests of the selected candidate but could include programmes related to: extractives; transparency and accountability; service delivery; and anti-corruption.

Required Skills or Experience


The Framework requires staff at this grade (A2) to have a minimum of a Master’s degree, or equivalent level of academic or professional experience, in political science, international relations, public administration, management, accounting, finance, law or development studies.

Important – HOW TO APPLY


How to Apply

The Candidate is referred to https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/dfid-ghana/about/recruitment  where they will find all the relevant documents pertaining to the vacancy

The candidate must complete the application form and send it to the [email protected] with a copy of their most recent CV and Covering letter. Please quote the following reference number when applying “GHA/0117”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.

Closing date of applications is midnight on 24 April 2017. Applications shown as being received after this time will not be accepted.

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