UNDP Ghana Recruitment 2020

UNDP Ghana Recruitment 2020

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for UNDP Ghana Recruitment 2020.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life.

Job Description

  • Company: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Job Title: Driver

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of a vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents/ supplies
  • Ability to support the logistics needs of the team

Driving Services

  • Provides driving services to the UNCDF team and any other person authorized to travel in official transport
  • Makes field trips in/or out-side the country;
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Liaises with the UNCDF Operations Assistant to organize the transport calendar for the UNCDF office, with due regard to all transport needs;
  • Ensures UNCDF team members make it to all appointments, meetings, and other duties with Partners and Stakeholders on time;
  • Delivers Programme documents, correspondence/material to the appropriate persons, government institutions, Partner organisations and all relevant stakeholders;
  • Delivers/collects UNCDF cargo, pouch and other items for the Programme;
  • Performs all other related duties upon request

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Regularly maintains UNCDF transport assets and ensures they are in perfect condition;
  • Checks vehicle condition/requirement and fills the Logbook properly;
  • Ensures proper maintenance and servicing of the assigned vehicle is taking place on a day-to-day and reports to supervisors on time;
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Prepares monthly summary of fuel consumption and reports to supervisor;
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Performs all other related duties upon request
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Logistics Support

  • Supports in the organization of workshops and seminars in accordance to the UNCDF workplan i.e. collecting documents from the printers, ensuring all necessary equipment and documents are delivered on time to the venue;
  • Assists in both setting up and close of meetings, workshops, and other events (helping with raising pop up banners, etc.);
  • Assists with performing registry-related duties, such as photocopying bulky documents in preparation for meetings;
  • Provides logistical support to the Operations Assistant with organization and preparation of all workshops, meetings and events (e.g. sitting at the Registration desk and supporting the Operations needs of the event);
  • Assists in arranging and setting up of office equipment, furniture and office supplies when needed;
  • Ensures that all logistics support is provided within UNCDF/UNDP rules regulations, in a timely and helpful fashion to all team members.
  • Performs all other related duties upon request
Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas workLevel 1: Assesses work with critical eye


Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly.

Job Title: Technical Specialist

The main results under the UNCDF-EUTF agreement are the following:

  • Result 1 (R1): Local economies are stimulated and short-term job opportunities for youth, women and returnees are created through green and climate resilient investments. The first set of activities under Results 1 will aim at informing and participatory planning to help MMDAs and communities to identify and select local resilient investments to be financed by the performance-based climate resilience grants (PBCRGs) and by the diaspora through a crowdfunding platform to be developed under Results 3. MMDAs will benefit from assistance to undertake or utilise risk assessment and establish local information systems for risk informed planning, in partnership with universities and research institutes. Awareness and sensitization activities will be undertaken. Needs and capacity gaps will be assessed and addressed through targeted capacity building activities.
  • Result 2 (R2): Employability of youth, women and returnees are improved through orientation support and assistance, to transition to skills development for the benefit of green and climate resilient local economies (cash for work beneficiaries). The activities under Result 2 will facilitate prospective cash for work beneficiaries from the targeted MMDAs to be called upon to apply, and returnees included among the list of prospective beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will be selected based on targets to be reached in consultation with MMDAs and UNCDF. Coordination and synergies will be ensured with the activities undertaken by UNCDF’s joint Programme partner SNV, for broader activities under Result 2 and Result 4 “SMEs, offering decent and sustainable jobs to youth, women and returnees, are incubated and/or accelerated and contribute to green and climate resilient local economies”.
  • Result 3 (R3): Increased access and usage of financial services, leveraging remittances and digital solutions, adapted to the needs of (i) youth, women and returnees benefiting from cash for work schemes and (ii) local communities and MSMEs. The activities under Result 3 will facilitate access and usage of targeted beneficiaries (youth, women, returnees, MSMEs) to financial services. The action will focus on the Diaspora and will leverage it to advance financial inclusion of Ghana’s most vulnerable groups. In particular, the activities under R3 will aim to build financial capabilities of clients; support the supply-side to provide financial services adapted to the target’s needs as well as test and pilot innovative financial solutions (e.g. crowdfunding) to better channels investments at the local level.
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The Programme team located in Accra will be responsible for the daily management of the project including overall gender-sensitive monitoring of project implementation and substantive and financial reporting, working in close coordination with the LoCAL and Youth Finance Programme Managers, based in Brussels, Belgium and Dakar, Senegal respectively and their respective teams of technical experts. The programme team will include the following technical staff: National Technical Specialist (local government finance Expert), an International UNV Climate Change Expert, Financial Inclusion Expert, National UNV Field Officers, Finance and Administrative Assistant and a Driver.

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The National Technical Specialist (local government finance) will work under the daily supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, and under the technical and overall supervision of the LoCAL Programme Manager. The National Technical Specialist will be part of the 14 country LoCAL programme and benefit from the links with this network.

As part of the Project team, the National Technical Specialist (local government finance) will contribute to the effective delivery of the Programme’s activities under Results 1 and 2 (cash for work beneficiaries) and will work closely with the two other expected results of the programme. Result 2 will be implemented in partnership with SOS The Netherlands / Ghana, under the oversight of UNCDF.

In carrying out his or her work, the National Technical Specialist (local government finance) will work closely with the central government counterparts to establish and deploy a performance-based climate resilience grants system (PBCRGs) that will contribute to climate resilience at a local level in Ghana and impact positively on women, returned migrants and youth employment.

How to Apply for UNDP Recruitment

To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. Click Here To Apply Online.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2020.


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