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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the 2017 Department For International Development Recruitment for A2 Governance Adviser. Interested applicant ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

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 the 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 organizations, 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

Job Title: A2 Governance Adviser

SALARY: GHC 223,173 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 organizations (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.

The selected candidate will also be expected to provide high quality and relevant political economy and governance analysis and advice across the DFID office and the wider UK in Ghana team at the British High Commission. This will inform programme design, implementation and monitoring, and working with other technical advisers to ensure appropriate attention to governance analysis.

The selected candidate will be expected to represent DFID Ghana in relevant external fora and work with other donors, Government and civil society to ensure that strong governance analysis is more broadly considered in development activities.

Required Skills or Experience

Knowledge and 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.

Governance Technical Competencies:

The Framework requires that A2 Governance Advisers demonstrate knowledge of and experience in:

Applied Governance and Political-Economy Analysis;
and at least two of the following specialist governance competencies:

Security, Justice and Human Rights

Accountable and Inclusive Politics
Public Sector Governance and Service Delivery
Inclusive Growth and Economic Development
Public Financial Management and Domestic Revenue Mobilisation, &

A2 Governance Advisers are also required to demonstrate that they understand international development; and/or can use evidence to inform policy and programming; and/or can design and manage programmes and projects; and/or can develop and implement policy; and/or can apply the economic and commercial concept.

For more information please review the Governance Technical Competency Framework

Key Civil Service Competencies:

Seeing the Big Picture
Making Effective Decisions
Leading and Communicating
Delivering at Pace

For more information please review the Civil Service Competency Framework

Details of the above UK Civil service competencies are available at

International Competencies:
Engaging Internationally
For more information please review the International Framework

How To Apply

The Candidate is referred to the online advertisement that can be found on:
where they will find all the relevant documents pertaining to the vacancy

The candidate must complete the application form and send it to the AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their most recent CV and Covering letter. Please quote the following reference number when applying “GHA/1017”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 28th July 2017.


Applications shown as being received after this time will not be accepted.
The selection process will be held in Ghana and applicants are expected to cover their own travel costs.
If you have not received a response by 4 August, 2017 please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Please ensure that all criteria as set out in this advertisement are met; failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.


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