Type d'offre
Poste terrain

Type de contrat

Date limite de candidature
31/05/2024 16:01


36 mois

Description de la mission

Mission Description

As part of the Green and Digital Growth initiative, funded by the EU and implemented with RVO and UNCDF, Expertise France is looking to hire a project leader. This project aims to support Ghana's green and digital entrepreneurial ecosystem across three main pillars: access to financing, support for the entrepreneurship support ecosystem, and capacity strengthening of entrepreneurs. Under the direction of Expertise France's headquarters, the project leader will be responsible for the full-time leadership, overall coordination, and operational and financial implementation of Expertise France's activities within the project. Generally, the project leader is responsible for ensuring the achievement of contractual objectives set between Expertise France and the EU Delegation as well as with RVO, which ensures the overall coordination of the project. He/She oversees the implementation of activity plans and ensures their proper execution. He/She maintains constant contact with project partners and ensures their involvement. More specifically, his/her missions and responsibilities are as follows (non-exhaustive list): 

Strategic and Operational Project Management:

  • Develop and successfully implement the strategic vision and directions of the project.
  • Represent Expertise France locally to institutional and private partners, including the EU, RVO, UNCDF, the French Embassy, AFD, governmental entities, and private sector actors.
  • Lead the technical and financial execution of the project, ensuring compliance with contractual agreements and working closely with project teams.
  • Facilitate collaboration with partners for effective implementation of the project's strategic directions.
  • Establish the activity program, prepare terms of reference for activities, and mobilize adequate expertise and resources.
  • Ensure adherence to operational schedules and quality control of deliverables.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Track project performance indicators and provide regular reporting.
  • Oversee the knowledge capitalization and best practices developed within the project.

Administrative and Financial Management:

  • Monitor the overall administrative and financial tracking of the project, in collaboration with Expertise France's support services.
  • Ensure compliance with Expertise France's procedures and funders' requirements.

Reporting and Relations with the Funder:

  • Facilitate information feedback for close and high-quality technical monitoring.
  • Prepare activity reports (narrative and financial) for Expertise France and funders.
  • Contribute to internal reporting.

Team Management and Leadership:

  • Recruit and coordinate the project team, organize workloads, and monitor performance.
  • Mobilize ad-hoc expertise necessary to achieve project objectives.

Description du projet ou contexte

Project Description

The Green and Digital Private Sector Development project, initiated by the European Union and the Ghanaian government, aims to strengthen and transform Ghana's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The goal is to facilitate the green and digital transition of Ghanaian companies. The project is jointly implemented by RVO, in the lead of the project, UNCDF, and Expertise France.

The Overall Objective of this action is to have a more inclusive, greener and digitalized Ghanaian society and economy.

The Specific objective is to develop a greener, digitalised and more inclusive private sector in Ghana (including in the creative and heritage, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries).



1.      Improved access to innovative and inclusive finance for digital, green, and circular initiatives.

2.      Improved and inclusive business regulatory environment and ecosystem for digital, green, and circular entrepreneurs;

3.      Enhanced capacity of entrepreneurs to apply green and digital technologies in product development and commercialisation in all supported sectors.


Expertise France will mostly focus on the 2nd and 3rd outputs, and activities related to:

  • Regulatory frameworks related to green and digital private sector development, in particular in the creative and heritage, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors: support to selected ministries and governmental agencies to strengthen or adapt their regulatory frameworks, facilitation of public-private dialogues, awareness-raising among policymakers, etc.
  • Ecosystem building: support the structuring of the greentech ecosystem in Ghana, involving all actors and building a community to incentivize and promote sustainable practices and innovation within the private sector
  • ESO specialization: equip specific Entrepreneurship Support Organizations (ESOs) with the tools to provide detailed support for green and digital startups, in particular in the key areas of creative and cultural industries as well as healthcare and phamra
  • Capacity building for entrepreneurs: supporting entrepreneurs in their digital transformation through capacity building programs
  • Academia collaboration: develop and strengthen collaboration pathways between the private sector and academic sector

Profil souhaité

Desired Profile

  • Master's degree in international development, economics, information technology, or a related field.
  • Significant experience (at least 10 years) in project coordination, ideally in the digital, innovation, or entrepreneurship field. Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa will be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, monitor, and evaluate projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Excellent understanding of the challenges related to entrepreneurship and private sector development.
  • Excellent understanding of the challenges related to environmental challenges, in particular in relation to the digital sector and in the context of private companies.
  • Excellent knowledge of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana will be an asset. Knowledge of the regional (West Africa) and European digital ecosystem is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and interact with governmental and non-governmental actors.
  • Good knowledge of international and European cooperation actors.

·         Demonstrated experience in international projects implementation and a strong track record of EU-funded project management.

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills.

·         Proven skills in negotiation, listening, setting priorities, problem-solving and decision-making, in particular in interactions with the EU and its network, diplomatic delegations and other external partners

  • Proficiency in French and English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of Twi, Ewe Fanti, or another local language is an advantage. 

Informations complémentaires


  • Fixed-term contract (CDDU) for 36 months, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Salary based on experience and Expertise France's salary scales.
  • Position based in Accra with potential field trips.


Complementary information


  • Expected project start date: July 2024
  • Desired start date: July-September 2024

Documents to be provided

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three business references including email and telephone contacts

Date limite de candidature : 31/05/2024 16:01

Expertise France est l’agence publique de conception et de mise en œuvre de projets internationaux de coopération technique. L’agence intervient autour de quatre axes prioritaires :

  • gouvernance démocratique, économique et financière ;
  • paix, stabilité et sécurité ;
  • climat, agriculture et développement durable ;
  • santé et développement humain.

Dans ces domaines, Expertise France assure des missions d’ingénierie et de mise en œuvre de projets de renforcement des capacités, mobilise de l’expertise technique et joue un rôle d’ensemblier de projets faisant intervenir de l’expertise publique et des savoir-faire privés.

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