GIZ Ghana Recruitment for Component Manager

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Recruitment for Head Of Human Resources.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more than 130 countries worldwide.

Job Description

  • Company: GIZ
  • Location: Wa, Upper West Region, Ghana
  • State: Wa
  • Job type: Full-Time

Project: Programme to Build and Strengthen the Police Structures in Selected Partner Countries in Africa
Reports to: Team Leader
Assignment & Period: 1.11.2019 – 31.12.2022

Project Description

The GIZ ‘Programme to Build and Strengthen the Police Structures in Selected partner Countries in Africa – Country Component Ghana’ supports the Ghanaian

police in strengthening their training capacities. This is to be achieved through curriculum development but also through the organization Of advanced trainings for management personnel at the Ghana Police Service (GPS).

The programme component further aims to strengthen the internal complaints mechanism at the police as well as the police’s public relations, which includes the conduction of advanced training, the provision Of expert’s advice as well as the provision of equipment. The community policing approach of the police will be further developed and community engagement activities are foreseen to be implemented in rural areas.

Your Tasks

The component manager has the following tasks:

• Being responsible for the implementation of the Country Component Ghana,
• Advising the Ghanaian police in the areas of education and training, accountability and citizen-oriented policing
• Planning, implementing and monitoring of project activities together with national and international project partners and in close coordination with the
• Coordination Office of the Programme in Berlin and in accordance with the operational plan
• Budget planning and management
• Building networks
• Representation of the country component in Ghana in coordination with the GIZ Country Office,
• Coordination of activities with partners, donors, the German Embassy and other relevant organisations and partners
• Reporting and preparing technical papers of relevant topics


Your Profile

• Degree (Masters) in political science, law, economics or administrative sciences, alternatively: relevant police training and in-depth knowledge of police work
• Ten (10) years plus of professional experience in advising (police) reform processes and/or security sector reforms as well as organizational development, preferably in Africa
• Very good knowledge of German and international development cooperation
• Team player, high commitment, flexible and resilient
• Strong skills in networking with actors from various institutions and political levels, diplomatic skills
• Skills in dealing with clients, high intercultural sensitivity in dealing with national partner experts
• Fluent in English
• Understanding of German language and Leadership experience would be of advantage


Our Offer

• Competitive GIZ salary grid (Level 5T Ghana), SSNIT, Health insurance, as well as 13th Month Salary and Annual Bonus

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae and a one – page cover letter to: [email protected] under the job code 2019/PFPOL/09/01

Application Deadline: 13 September 2019.


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