GIZ Ghana Recruitment for Regional Accountability Coordinator x2

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Recruitment for Regional Accountability Coordinator x2. The application deadline is 23 October 2019.


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: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Job Role


• The Regional Accountability Coordinator will supervise the Accountability Component work in 8 regions each.
• This will entail enhancing the internal internal audit processes and accountability at the district level
• The Regional Accountability Coordinator will also support the Internal Audit Agency to strengthen the work of Audit committees at the the MMDAs level which will also include IT-based reporting system
• The regional accountability coordinator will be responsible for the work with Ghana Audit Service and local authorities and ensuring that the development and introduction of mechanisms and procedures for providing information on revenue and expenditure is initiated within the assigned regions
• These accountability mechanisms and procedures in collaboration with civil society organisations will also be extended to marginalised groups. Roles are based in Accra and Tamale respectively.


The Regional Accountability Coordinator

• Is responsible for the implementation of accountability activities in 8 regions in close collaboration with IAA, GAS and CSOs
• Is managing 8 accountability advisors remotely across the country and responsible for their onboarding, personnel development
• Development and implementation of work-plans and activities in close consultation with the other components and counterparts
• Ensuring that the implemented activities are in line with the GIZ quality standards
• Contribute to the programme’s short and long-term organisation planning and strategy as well as contribute to the programmes monitoring, reporting and knowledge management
• Strategic development and management key relationships with partners


• Masters/MSc Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other relevant discipline
• Knowledge and working experience in the area of Accountability
• At least 7 years professional experience with at least 5 years in a senior position
• Working experience with GIZ, similar development organisations and local government actors
• Ability to lead a remote team and coordinate programme activities together with the programme management, staff and project partners at national, regional and MMDA level
• Ability to express yourself well both verbally and in writing
• Excellent knowledge of the English language, German is an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae and a one – page cover letter: [email protected] Under the job code: 2019/GOV/10/01

Application Deadline: 22 November, 2019.



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