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Regional Advisor (Governance) At GIZ Ghana

GIZ Ghana is a public-benefit federal enterprise. We work on behalf of the German Government and support many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy, the environment, and peace and security.


Project Brief

  • Governance for Inclusive Development (GovID) operating at the national and sub-national seeks to contribute to the development of governance by improving transparency, internal accountability, participation, and delivery of public services

Scope of The Role

  • The Regional Advisor supports the achievement of results and implementation of activities of GovID components in partner MMDAs in the Oti Region by providing technical assistance.
  • The Regional Advisor is integrated into the Regional Coordinating Council of Oti Region and initiates, implements, and coordinates capacity-building measures to ensure the achievement of program objectives.


  • Implements the activities in districts under his/her region in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) Supports partners in organising activities and facilitating training in the districts.
  • Ensure that the implemented activities are in line with the GIZ quality standards.
  • Contributes to the programme’s short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as well as contribute to the programmes Monitoring, reporting and knowledge management.
  • Communicating local interests and efforts encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme.
  • Ensures knowledge transfer in the programme.
  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures.
  • Assists in coordinating and prioritising relevant project activities at a technical level (in the regions) in cooperation with the partners, both as regards the organisational preparation and implementation of the activities.

Qualification Required & Experience

  • Masters/MSc Degree and technical expertise in Planning, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other relevant disciplines
  • At least 5 years professional experience with at least 2 years professional experience in a similar position working on related topics.
  • The relevant experience acquired through experience in working with NGOs, development organizations and the public sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of local governance, decentralization, and workings of the governance system in Ghana.
  • Practical knowledge of ICT technologies (related financial software, database and data management systems);
  • Fluent written and oral mastery of the English language.
  • Proven analytical, organizational, problem solving and change management skills
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse stakeholder landscape.
  • Highly developed client orientation, ability to exercise significant discretion and sensitivity.

Location: Dambai – Oti Region


Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: hr-ghana@giz.de under the Job Code 2022/GovID/01/01.

Closing Date: 25 January 2022

Please note if you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider the application unsuccessful.

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.

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