Agence Française de Développement
ACCRA, Ghana
1d ago

Which team are you joining?

AFD localoffice in Accra is a team of 17 professionals originating and managing aportfolio of development projects (loans and grants) implemented by theGovernment of Ghana, Ghanaian State-Owned Enterprises, and other Ghanaiancounterparts (banks, NGOs, research centers, etc.

AFD started its activitiesin Ghana in 1985 and has since then committed close to EUR 1.5bn for thefinancing of strategic infrastructures (energy, transport) and socio-economicprojects (private sector financing, sustainable cities, agriculture) in Ghana.

Access to reliable and clean electricity has been at the heart of AFD's mandatefor the energy sector. Supporting the Ghanaian government's energy policy,particularly in search of a low-carbon development trajectory, both in terms ofproduction and transmission of electricity, remains a priority for AFD.

Majorinitiatives currently supported by AFD in this sector are (i) therehabilitation of the Kpong hydroelectric power station by the Volta RiverAuthority (project to be completed by Mid-2020), (ii) the strengthening ofGhana's electricity transport network owned by the Ghana Grid Company and itsregional integration (ongoing), and (iii) the financing of small to mediumscale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through credit lines andtechnical assistance support to local financial institutions (starting).

Whilemaintaining the same areas of intervention, AFD also wishes to renew itsactivities in Ghana, putting emphasis on the promotion of gender equality andadaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change, in line with theSDG agenda.

What will be your role?

Based inAccra and reporting to AFD Country Director in Ghana, the successful candidatewill be in charge of developing and monitoring AFD’s project portfolio in theenergy sector in Ghana.

He / she will ensure sector watch and coordination withother Development Partners, and participate in various cross-cutting activitiessuch as communication, strategy development, and implementation of climate financeinitiatives.

More specifically, the successful candidate for the position will be in chargeof :

i. Energy projects inGhana :

  • contributing to theidentification, appraisal, execution and monitoring of a project portfolio, in liaisonwith AFD headquarters;
  • developingrelationships with public and private partners involved in the projects;
  • representing AFD atmeetings and working sessions with external partners;
  • drafting and updatingproject monitoring documents (technical and financial execution dashboards,project completion reports, activity reports from the agency);
  • controlling thecompliance of project implementation with contractual provisions and AFD rulesand procedures (updating legal files, controlling disbursements, controllingthe proper technical and financial execution of projects);
  • preparing andparticipating in field missions with counterparts and headquarters teams;
  • preparing half-yearlycredit risk reviews.
  • ii. Coordination and sectorwatch activities :

  • participating inmulti-donor working groups and feeding AFD's analysis of developments andchallenges in the energy sector (production of synthetic reports);
  • preparing and updatingsectorial notes.
  • iii. Cross-cutting activities :

  • contributing to AFDcommunication activities;
  • drafting AFD strategicdocuments, with regard to his / her field of competence;
  • Monitoring AFD andexternal partners’ climate finance initiatives, and identifying opportunitiesfor their deployment through AFD local office in Ghana.
  • Who are we looking for?

    We arelooking for a candidate with :

  • Ghanaian nationality ora valid Ghanaian work permit;
  • Masters degree orequivalent post graduate qualification in engineering, economics, finance, orany other relevant field;
  • At least 5years-experience in the energy sector;
  • Good knowledge of theGhanaian energy sector environment;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Good communication andwriting skills;
  • Sound negotiation andcollaborative skills, as well as ability to work independently with littlesupervision;
  • Very good team spirit;
  • High sense of integrityand confidentiality;
  • Computer literacy inMicrosoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Work experience with Development Partners or International Organizations andworking knowledge of French will be an advantage.

    Why join Agence Française de Développement?

    JoiningAFD means contributing to building a world in common, it is the mandate of ourGroup. A world in common is a world that preserves and defends these five maincommon goods : the planet, the social link, peace, partnerships and economicprosperity.

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