Reference : ADB / 21 / 038
Location : Accra, Ghana
Grade : LP5
Position N : 50067836
The Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of Feed Africa and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa .
and (iii) develop new financing instruments.
The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of Feed Africa and Improve Quality of Life for the People.
The Hiring Department / Division :
The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa and contributes to the other High 5s.
and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
In the regions, Human capital, Youth and Skills development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries.
This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries.
It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.
Duties and Responsibilities
The African Development Bank Country Office in Ghana (COGH) has been established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the government, development partners, the private sector, and the civil society, in the design of its development policy and programs, as well as on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the poverty reduction strategy.
COGH also seeks to assist the operational functions of the Bank Group in launching and follow up of projects and programs in Ghana with a view to enhancing portfolio quality, identification, promotion of participatory approach, and regional integration.
Ghana is implementing full-fledged sector program in the social development, i.e. education, health and poverty aspects.
The program approach calls for a deepened and more comprehensive partnership between donors and the government. The Social Development Officer will advise on and monitor country activities in this area.
Under the supervision of the Regional Manager West and Central regions, and working in consultation with the Ghana Country Office Country Manager and other Divisions and Task Managers at Headquarters, the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities include :
Assist in the Preparation of Project Completion Reports.
or Poverty Reduction Economics or Planning; or Business Administration.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in planning, administration or project management of social development initiatives.
Strong research / analytical skills in one of the following areas : social development policy formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with ability to strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendation.
In-depth knowledge of social, political and development issues in Ghana.
Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in education, health, gender, population and poverty related aspects and social development
Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.
Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and / or French; with a working knowledge of the other language.
Competence in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.