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Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development

The Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment 2023/2024 advertises new vacancies for applicants to apply for. However, the application form portal, requirements, and how to apply shall be provided here in this piece as you read through it.

Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment 2023 Application Portal

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Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development

Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment invites all Eligible and Interested applicants to apply online for the available vacancies before the recruitment application deadline.

Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment Portal is where all their new job recruitment is carried out online.

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Therefore all Interested and qualified applicants must be Ghanaian citizens by birth with no criminal record.

Hence, possess a first Degree, not below a Second Class degree from an accredited university, in a related field. Age of 21 and not more than 35 years by 31st December 2023.

Finally, get the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment application form, requirements, qualifications, guidelines, and the closing date for free here.

Recruitment Process 

Here is the procedure and how to apply for the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment process:

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1. Job Title: Social Development Specialist

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Social Development Specialist’s overall responsibility is to lead social development activities and serve as Coordinator at the Zonal Coordinating Offices in the Northern, Upper West, and Upper East Regions under the project.

However, activities to be performed by the Social Development Specialist include but are not limited to the following:

1. Coordinate all project activities at the Zonal Offices and censure the development and effective implementation of approved work plans, in compliance with the financing agreement and project implementation manuals.

2. Review the available terms of reference for the preparation of safeguards instruments (e.g. ESMP, RAPs, etc.) needed based on the outcome of sub-project screening.

3. Furthermore, review bidding documents prepared by MMDAs to ensure the inclusion of ESF provisions in contracts for works and supervision.

4. Hence, identify opportunities in the communities for the operationalization of social development activities.

5. Liaise with the social safeguards and communication specialists, and other team members at the national, regional, and district levels to operationalize the stakeholder engagement plan.

6. Operationalise the project GRM at the regional/zonal level and district levels to ensure it is effective and functional in addressing project-related complaints.

7. Ensure that activities focus on coordinating social cohesion, alternative dispute resolution, capacity building, community engagement, and sensitization are incorporated into the Annual Work Plan and budget.

8. Also, ensure key technical, economic, financial and crosscutting issues are incorporated into project activities.

9. Develop and maintain a network of stakeholders in the field of social development to keep abreast with developments and issues in the beneficiary communities.

10. Also, contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination, and knowledge-building on social development.

11. Hence, review the progress of the project implementation and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports.

12. Lastly, perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or related program deemed relevant to the position

2. Hence, 8 years of relevant professional experience in social development or related areas and project administration.

3. Also, 5 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

4. Possess relevant experience in social inclusion such as gender, disability, conflict, and fragility in the planning context, project/program design, and implementation.

5. However, excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

6.  Also, excellent written and oral communication skills in English (proficiency in French is an advantage).

2. Job Title: Local Economic Development Specialist

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Local Economic Development Specialist’s overall responsibility is to carry out a comprehensive socio-economic situation analysis of the project target regions which will serve as a basis for designing an integrated local economic development strategy for beneficiary communities.

However, activities to be performed by the LED Specialist include but not are limited to the following:

1. Lead the development, implementation, and update of an LED strategy for the project, in consultation with the Project Coordinator, and relevant learners and stakeholders at the national, regional, and district levels.

2. Hence, provide need-based technical support to the zonal and district teams on the planning and implementation of LED interventions

3. Operationalise and scape up strategies for LED interventions in implementing regions and districts promptly

4. Furthermore, review the progress of the implementation of LED sub-components in target regions and districts

5. Prepare quarterly status reports capturing the results and impact of LED interventions and conduct a quarterly assessment of gaps.

6. Also, contribute to the documentation of experience and lessons learned to identify sub-component-related success stories/best practices and disseminate them across regions

7. Lastly, provide support to regional and district teams to develop LED platforms at the district level to support LED interventions in collaboration with the relevant private sector actors.

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Master’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Development, Business Management, Agribusiness or a related program deemed relevant to the position.

2. Hence, 5 years of professional experience in the field of local and regional economic development, entrepreneurship development, or market-driven livelihoods development on large-scale development projects.

3. However, 3 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank an agency of the United Nations system, or other donors of the same size.

4. Possess a good working knowledge of the community-driven development as well as Ghana’s local economic development ecosystem.

5. Also, proven skills related to strategic economic planning.

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6. Demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge and expertise in the provision of LED assessments.

7. Possess excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

8. And, full proficiency in the English language (proficiency in French is an advantage).

3. Job Title: Management Information System (MIS) Specialist

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Management Information System (MIS) Specialist’s overall responsibility is to provide operational support for the development operationalization and management of information systems and tools for the project.

Hence, activities to be performed by the MIS Specialist include but are not limited to the following:

1. Set up and maintain a functional and real-time MIS for effective and efficient Project implementation and management.

2. Hence, design and operationalize all needed MIS software, electronic-based tools, and systems for Project delivery in collaboration with the Digital/Software Engineer.

3. In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, design reporting formats based on operational requirements.

4. Hence, facilitate training of PIU staff and other users on developed MIS modules and provide periodic updates to the user manuals.

5. Review data uploaded by users into the project MIS and ensure periodic updates of same.

6. Furthermore, in collaboration with M&E specialists, ensure data quality through frequent reviews and analysis.

7. Generate reports/analytics from the MIS for the preparation of periodic reports, plans, and budgets.

8. Recommend technical specifications including hardware, software, connectivity, and personnel requirements for running the system with support from the Digital/Software Engineer.

9. Also, assist in the periodic review of the processes, procedures, and reporting formats and make the necessary arrangements for the improvement of the database software.

10. Assist the knowledge management specialist in developing and implementing a programme to identify, pilot, and support innovative digital solutions.

11. Hence, conduct periodic systems audits and recommend areas of improvement to the IT/Software Engineer.

12. Perform any other related tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Qualification Required & Experience

1.  Master’s Degree in Management Information System (MIS), Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related program deemed relevant to the position and experience in project-related MIS.

2. Hence, 5 years of relevant professional experience in the design and rollout of management information systems applications in Ghana. Have practical experience in the implementation and management of a project-related MIS for similar large-scale projects.

3. However, 3 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

Hence, have excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

4. Finally, excellent written and oral communication skills in English (proficiency in French is an advantage).

4. Job Title: Digital / Software Engineer

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Digital / Software Engineer’s overall responsibility is to develop, integrate/synchronize, update, and monitor all digital tools and systems under the Project.

Activities to be performed by the Digital / Software Engineer include but are not limited to the following:

1. Develop all project-related system/software applications based on project requirements to support activities and maximize the use of digital solutions under the project.

2. However, facilitate the system specification review process to ensure system requirements are fully translated into valid software architecture.

3. Hence, provide suitable specifications for all IT equipment to be acquired for project delivery and confirm same upon delivery to ensure value for money.

4. Conduct evaluations on computer hardware and accessories and offer solutions where needed.

5. However, ensure prompt response to all IT needs of the Project and easy access to Project-related data by all relevant actors.

6. Recommend technical specifications including hardware, software, connectivity, and personnel requirements for running the system.

7. Also, incorporate user feedback and improvements as recommended by MIS Specialists and other system/software users.

8. Explore the potential of advanced analytics, productive modeling, and machine learning in the project.

9. Ensure regular upgrades and enhancements of system/software applications where necessary.

10. Assist in scoping and piloting digital solutions and innovations under the project.

11. However, assist in the periodic review of the processes, procedures, and reporting formats and make necessary arrangements for the improvement of the database software.

12. Perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Sciences, or a related program deemed relevant to the position.

2. Hence, 5 years of professional experience in software and digital development in a reputed software development firm digital start-up, or a similar large-scale project.

3. Possess excellent skills in Web/application and database technologies (including SQL, NET, Oracle, ASP, Net, JAVA, Web Services, PHP, CSS, and HTML).

4. Also, 3 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

However, have extensive knowledge of digital development issues and frontier technologies including but not limited to networking, server technology, web standards, and interfaces, internet technologies & protocols.

5. Also excellent digital skills.

6. Finally, full proficiency in the English language (proficiency in French is an advantage)

5. Job Title: Communication Specialist

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Communication Specialist’s overall responsibility is planning, designing, implementing, and carrying out communication activities under the project.

However, activities to be performed by the communication Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Develop and implement a communication strategy/plan for all components of the Project to ensure that the content of the messages to the different target audiences is effective, consistent, and aligned with the project development objectives.

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2. Hence, able to develop and manage the project’s online communication plan including social media plans, including Facebook, public website, Twitter, etc.

3. Coordinate the design, printing, and publication of the project’s communication materials and reports.

4. Hence, draft project brief/publicity materials including the project brief fact sheets and success stories.

5. Proactively develop cutting-edge media materials, including videos and social media products, production. of documentaries of project activities.

6. Design a communication campaign for the implementation in partnership with local radio stations in the target areas in line with the community-driven Development (CCD) approach.

7. Furthermore, Liaise with the social safeguard specialist and the CDD/Capacity Building Specialist to operationalize the stakeholder engagement plan.

8. Ensure multi-channel communication from the national PIU to all institutional and operational actors, beneficiaries, and interested parties.

9. Also, ensure that all institutional and operational actors of the project (MDAs, MMDAs, communities) are informed about the activities of the project and the obligations of the various actors.

10. Ensure the timely production of periodic technical monitoring reports in terms of communication for the Project and its partners.

11. Also, supervise the activities of the project service providers (communication agencies, media outlets, etc.) in terms of communication.

12. Lastly, perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Masters’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, information sciences, social sciences or related disciplines deemed relevant to the position.

2. However, 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of communications, demonstrating increasing responsibilities and knowledge.

3. Also, 3 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

4. Have experience in coordinating communication activities for a large-scale development project. Knowledge of MS Office software, web design, HTML, and other media software packages (i.e. Photoshop, video editing software) for design and communication.

5. Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (preferably for organizational outreach) is required. Hence, the successful candidate must be capable of crafting information messages in various media formats (press releases, websites, videos, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences.

6. Also, have excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

7. Finally, excellent written and oral communication skills in English (proficiency in French is an advantage) in securing a job in the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development.

6. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist’s overall responsibility is to develop a monitoring and evaluation system, standards, and guidance as well as oversight compliance of the same.

Hence, activities to be performed by the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist include, in the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development but are not limited to the following:

1. Establish a system for monitoring and evaluating activities, including a monitoring and evaluation manual that includes all processes and forms for data collection, validation, consolidation, and reporting by the Project Implementation Manual (PIM).

2. However, develop a database with indicators for monitoring the progress of project activities and establish a system to collect, process, analyze, transmit, and update data for decision-making.

3. Assist in the preparation of the annual work plans of the project in close collaboration with other PIU staff.

4. Hence, ensure the integration of environmental and social indicators into the monitoring and evaluation manual.

5. Support the collection and monitoring of data to inform the impact evaluation of the project.

6. Also, prepare quarterly, mid-year, and annual reports on the progress of the project, and recommend improvements to project implementation/course correction.

7. Contribute to the capacity building of project implementation staff and other relevant stakeholders (including community facilitators recruited under the project) to undertake M&E information and data are properly captured in the management project implementation.

8. Finally, perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences, Project Management, Public Administration, Development Planning, or a related program deemed relevant to the position.

2. However, 5 years of professional experience in monitoring evaluation and strategic planning in local development projects.

3. Hence, 3 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

4. Also, possess excellent digital skills, including experience with M&E digital systems/databases and the use of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

5. Finally, excellent written and oral communication skills in English (proficiency in French is an advantage)

7. Job Title: Knowledge Management Specialist

Here is the job description:

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Specialist

1. Develop a stakeholder-oriented knowledge management strategy at the four country and national levels.

2. Hence, to develop a digital portal in collaboration with the MIS Specialist, Digital/Software Engineer, and other relevant government agencies/authorities that will host the knowledge management platform to ensure its sustainability within the project life.

3. Ensure the link between knowledge management activities at the national and four-country levels and ensure coordination and harmonization with the other participating countries in the Gulf of Guinea region.

4. Coordinate the collection and analysis of project-relevant data to inform programs/strategies/policy decision-making in addressing fragilities as a result of climate change and food insecurity, conflict, and violence at all levels.

5. However, to coordinate research activities with research partners/academia and other participating countries in the region, on topics of interest related to local governance and decentralization.

6. Also, facilitate knowledge sharing and organize dialogues between the various project stakeholders

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Master’s Degree in Sociology, Economics, Regional Planning, Communications, Data Science, or a related program deemed relevant to the position.

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2. Hence, 8 years of professional experience in research and collaboration with research stakeholders.

3. However, 5 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

4. Demonstrate at least 2 similar assignments related to knowledge management in a development project or program.

5. Proven professional experience in research and collaboration with research stakeholders.

6. Also, excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

7. Finally, excellent written and oral communication skills in English (proficiency in French is an advantage).

8. Job Title: Infrastructure Specialist

Here is the job description:

Scope of Assignments and Key Responsibilities

The infrastructure Specialist’s main responsibility is to provide direct leadership in terms of technical/engineering support to the Zonal Coordinating offices (ZCOs), satellite offices (SOs), and MMDAs in the execution of the various community assets.

However, activities to be performed by the infrastructure Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

1.  Provide guidance and advice to the Project Coordinator, Zonal, and Satellite Staff on all technical issues and aspects of the sub-project cycle.

2. Hence, provide guidelines however for the identification, appraisal, selection, and design of suitable sub-projects to ensure a good synergy between functionality and required unskilled labor content.

3. Also, review sub-project designs and implementation activities to ensure they are within budget.

4. Lead in undertaking work studies to establish and review task rates for sub-project implementation

5. Hence, to ensure adequate supervision and effective site management arrangement on all sub-project sites to ensure the delivery of quality assets/infrastructure.

6. Assist in the assessment of training needs and requirements, as well as the training of key actors consistent with project objectives.

7. Establish procedures for achieving set targets and ensure compliance with codes of conduct and standards in all technical transactions.

8. Also, develop simple reporting formats/templates to be used to collect data by the ZCOs, SOs, DAs, Site Supervisors, and community Actors, compatible with the Project M&E/MIS.

9. And perform any other related tasks assigned by the MLGDRD/Project Coordinator.

Qualification Required & Experience

1. Master’s qualification in Civil Engineering or related engineering program.

2. Hence, 15 years of relevant professional experience in infrastructure Development and at least 8 years of experience in project/contract management.

3. Must be a member of standing (not less than 3 years) with the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) or relevant Engineering.

4. However, 5 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank or an agency of the United Nations system or other donors of the same size.

5. Proven knowledge of procurement and contract management practices.

6. Also, excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

7. Finally, full proficiency in the English language (proficiency in French is an advantage).

9. Job Title: Community-Driven Development

Here is the job description:

Scope of Assignments and Key Responsibilities

1. The Community Driven Development/Capacity Building Specialist will work with other members of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

2. Also, the Specialist’s main responsibility is to ensure the efficient planning, organization, and implementation of local-level activities as well as capacity-building activities funded under the project.

3. And activities to be performed by the Community Development/Capacity Building Specialist include, but are not limited to the following thematic areas:

Qualification Required & Experience

1.  Master’s Degree in social sciences, project management, development planning, or related program deemed relevant to the position.

2. Hence, 8 years of professional experience in Project Management and social work or similar assignments related to capacity building in a local level/community development project or program.

3. However, 4 years of professional experience on a project funded by the World Bank an agency of the United Nations system, or other donors of the same size.

4. Proven knowledge of and experience in CDD tools, instruments, and processes for engendering transparency, accountability, participation, ownership, and efficiency in local governance and community-driven development (CDD).

5. Also, a minimum of 5 years of experience in training and capacity building, following participatory adult learning methodologies, including the development and writing of training manuals and materials.

6. However, excellent digital skills, including the use of software such as Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for design, communication, project management, and analysis.

7. Hence, a full proficiency in the English language, and proficiency in French is an advantage.

How to Apply for the Job

1. Interested applicants must submit an expression of interest (EoI) indicating their qualifications and relevant experience to perform the assignment, coupled with their curriculum vitae.

2. However, the selection will be carried out through open competition among shortlisted individual consultants.

3. Five (5) hard copies of the EoI must be delivered to the Ministry itself (2), in separate sealed envelopes marked for each of the positions.

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Closing Date: 05 August 2023

Few Application Tips

To apply for this Job Recruitment 2023. However, below is what you need to know:

1. Make sure you confirm the deadline for any advertised position before applying.

2. Also, make sure you meet all the requirements and possess any required documents before applying.

3. Hence, follow the details however on each position to apply.

Finally, the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development Recruitment 2023 Application Portal has efficiently facilitated the recruitment process, ensuring qualified candidates can contribute effectively to enhancing local governance and rural development initiatives.

Hence, if have read through this piece, you should explore the information.

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