7 Apr 2016

Embassy of Switzerland Jobs : Trade Development Specialist

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The Economic Section of the Embassy of Switzerland is responsible for managing Switzerland’s economic development cooperation programme with Ghana.

Switzerland’s development cooperation with Ghana focuses on:

•   Economicand financial policy
•   Urban infrastructure and utilities
•   Private sector andentrepreneurshlp
•   Sustainable trade

In addition the Economic Section is also responsible for the Swiss business interests and the Swiss business community in Ghana.

The Embassy is now seeking a qualified Programme Officer as Trade/Private sector development Specialist to join its Economic Section.


•   Manage Switzerland’s portfolio and identify new activities with regard to financial sector reforms, value chain development, business environment reforms and skills development.
•   Take care of Swiss business interests and the Swiss business community in Ghana together with the Head of Cooperation/Economic Counselor of the Embassy.
•   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.

The Swiss Embassy offers:

•   Attractive working environment
•   Remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience
•   Health insurance and pension fund scheme

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Law or a related field.
•   Minimum of 4 years working experience in the private or financial sector.
•   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.

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Full applications require application letter, CV, testimonials for all previous jobs. All applications should be sent to:- [email protected] with the subject "Application Trade/Private Sector" or to the address below. The Economic Section Embassy of Switzerland Kanda Highway/Ridge Street P.O Box 359 GPO Accra Expected started date is May 3, 2016 or as agreed between the parties. Closing Date: 15 April, 2016 Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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