18 Jan 2016

GIIF Jobs in Ghana : Project Officer

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The Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund has been established pursuant to the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) Act, Act 877 of 2014. GIIF’s mandate is to provide financial resources to manage, coordinate and invest in a diversified portfolio of infrastructure projects in Ghana for national development.

The GIIF is governed by a nine-member Board, appointed as per Section 8 of Act 877

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • To oversee the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of infrastructure project delivery through implementation of best practice project management principles.
  • Provide contract management support for GIIF’s infrastructure projects.
  • To ensure that GIIF’s infrastructure project interventions are carried out in accordance with its workplans and quality assurance standards.
  • To ensure that the status of infrastructure deliverables is regularly reviewed against targets and reported to management and concerned entities for proper action.

Position Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing short and medium to long-term strategies to guide the sustainable provision of infrastructure projects in support of GIIF’s mandate and vision.
  • Provide primary technical inputs in the formulation of construction and implementation strategies and approaches to attain intended results for varied infrastructure projects.
  • Assist in drafting the appropriate scope of work, guidelines and selection criteria for the engagement of construction firms, developers, consultants, and other service providers in the implementation of infrastructure activities.
  • Provide support for project delivery activities for capital works’ across all of GIIF’s infrastructure projects.
  • Assist in the Project Management of GIIF’s infrastructure projects to ensure outcomes, timing, budget and others associated objectives are met in accordance with best practices.
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of a forward infrastructure projects delivery programme for effective budget and resource planning, aligning with both internal and external expectations.
  • Assist in the key stakeholder consultation undertaken for the delivery of infrastructure projects.
  • Assist in contract management activities related to the delivery of infrastructure projects and programmes in accordance with best practice.
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Project Manager

Required Skills or Experience

  • The successful candidate will have at least 5 years ‘relevant engineering, construction and project management experience.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in key issues and best practice in the cost management of construction projects including whole life cycle costing from pre-contract to tendering and post-contract.
  • Reasonably good experience in the development of CAPEX, and operation and maintenance cost projections for projects across varied infrastructure sectors on a whole of life-cycle cost basis.
  • Reasonable understanding of Civil Engineering works and principles relating to project management, and ability to coordinate basic project management functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Membership of relevant professional institution.
  • A master’s degree in engineering, construction economics and management, strategic management of projects and related fields is desirable.

Skills and Abilities and Personality Traits:

  • Knowledge of concepts, tools and techniques employed in managing infrastructure projects from their earliest stages of definition through development to operations and management .
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of documentation, accurate planning and recording of events and provide detailed reports.
  • Ability to assist in analyzing reports, documents, and summarise relevant technical issues and research data.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people at different levels within the Fund.
  • Knowledge of Ghanaian and international standards relating to project design and strategic infrastructure planning.
  • Ability to manage and organise own time to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Excellent in oral and  written communication; have the required skills to write reports, documents, maintain systems and procedures in delivering infrastructure projects.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in MS word, excel, access and Power Point and proficiency in the utilisation of construction and project management tools and software.
  • Commitment to GIIF’s vision, mission, strategy and values.
  • Ability to work with the highest standards of integrity, discretion, loyalty, confidentiality and strong work ethics.
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate data for completeness, acceptability and accuracy,
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Understanding of project appraisal and evaluation.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, and achieve the targeted objectives of the fund

How to Apply

  • Interested and suitable applicants are to address their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae to the Acting Chief Executive Officer, GIIF, and forward to: [email protected] not later than 29/01/2016
  • Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants would be contacted. If you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful

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