Development worker GIZ Consultant in a Regional Planning Authority



Development worker GIZ (m / f / d) as a consultant in a regional planning authority (several positions at different locations)

As a federal company, GIZ supports the federal government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.

By sending qualified specialists as development workers GIZ is making a contribution to the permanent improvement of the living conditions of the local people.

Development worker GIZ Field of activity

The “Governance for Inclusive Development” (GovID) program is a bilateral project between Ghana and Germany that is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with the Ghanaian Ministry of Finance and the Ministry for Local Governance.

16 regional government councils (Regional Coordinating Council, RCC) strengthen the municipalities in their region in the performance of municipal tasks through coordination, training and monitoring.

In cooperation with the RCCs, GovID supports selected partner communities in all 16 regions of Ghana in order to strengthen their local governance through higher income, improved transparency, more accountability and political participation as well as better service provision.

Working in tandem with a local GIZ employee, you support the RCC in implementing the joint program activities in the partner communities in a region.

Your tasks as Development worker GIZ

You support the RCC in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of training courses and program activities in the partner communities, for example in preparing fiscal cadastres, collecting fees, drawing up budgets and reporting.
You advise and train the employees of the RCC, mainly in the areas of data collection, data management, monitoring and organizational development.

The Development worker GIZ  promote a regular exchange of data and experience between the RCC and the municipalities.
They promote the use of participatory planning methods, the involvement of civil society, the consideration of the interests of minorities and the empowerment of women in local decision-making processes.

your profile

Degree and professional experience in one of the following areas: urban and regional planning, geography, law, international relations or a comparable discipline
Good knowledge of municipal planning processes and methods
Work experience in or with public administration
practical experience in dealing with geographical information systems
secure oral and written knowledge of English
strong intercultural and communication skills

Location information

Place of residence: various locations (including Bolgatanga, Cape Coast, Dambai, Damongo, Goaso, Nalerigu, Sefwi-Wiawso, Techiman, Wa)
Climate: Tropical hot climate
Medical care: Basic care is available at all locations, good medical care is only available in the capital Accra
Shopping: Goods for daily needs are available at all locations, supermarkets with a European range are only available in the capital Accra.
Schools: All locations are only suitable for families with school-age children to a very limited extent, as almost all international schools in the country are located in the greater Accra area.
GIZ’s development service welcomes applicants who have completed vocational training and / or have completed a degree and who have at least two years of relevant work experience. You also have German citizenship or the citizenship of another EU member state.

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about us

We offer you the opportunity to work in an innovative, global development institution. Your skills are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site. They advise state and civil society organizations at local and municipal level. GIZ’s development service offers a comprehensive package of services. This includes targeted professional and personal preparation. The Development Workers Act (EhfG) forms the basis for the posting of skilled workers in development services.

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