Type de contrat
Développement urbain ; Développement durable
Date limite de candidature
Département Développement durable - DD > Développement Urbain et Economie circulaire
Mis en ligne le : 23/11/2023
To support the implementation of the “Sustainable Cities” project, Expertise France is looking for a Deputy Project Leader. Under the responsibility of the Project Leader based between Accra and Tamale, the Deputy Project Leader will support the Project Leader on the operational project management and implementation. He/she will assist the Project Leader in the day-to-day management of the project, helping to ensure that the strategic and financial objectives are translated into operational terms within the activities.
He/she will be specifically responsible for the coordination and supervision of the long-term thematic pool of experts who will be mobilized all along the project on the following themes: waste management, urban planning, business models, water and sanitation.
He/she will work functionally with on-site support and transversal functions dedicated to the project: logistics officer, administration and finance leader, accounting and finance assistants, logistics and security officer, drivers. He/she may also be linked to the transversal services of Expertise France as required (legal affairs, financial affairs, communication, monitoring and evaluation, etc.).
The key responsibilities of the Deputy Project Leader include the following:
Operational management of activities
In close collaboration with the Project Manager:
Administrative and financial management
Monitoring, evaluation and capitalization of the project
With a total population of 30.4 million people in 2019 and more than 55% living in cities, Ghana has a dense network of urban areas mostly concentrated along the Atlantic coast and in the Ashanti Region. The country is halfway through urbanisation, and has benefited from an urban economic network more advanced than other countries in West Africa. While the first period of urbanisation has generated job creation and opportunities, improved living conditions and reduced poverty for many Ghanaians, the country now faces the challenges of economic efficiency and social inclusion within its urban areas, where globally basic services are still lacking. In addition, unplanned spatial expansion of urban and metropolitan areas and their limited connectivity within and across Ghana’s cities is a challenge, increasing social and environmental costs, unequal and inadequate access to basic services, health risks and ecological damages.
To address these challenges, an integrated programme is proposed by the European Union to meet demands in infrastructures and services by working both on the institutional and legislative framework at central level, and on the urban growth at local level.
As a second largest technical cooperation agency in Europe, Expertise France (EF) has been entrusted by the EU with the design and implementation of the “Sustainable Cities – Phase 1” project. The action proposed by Expertise France will address the need for capacity building and data collection of the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGRD); at decentralised level the action will target selected Regional Capitals - Wa, Damongo, Nalerigu, Bolgatanga, Tamale – and the secondary city of Yendi.
Objectives of the Project
The Sustainable Cities in Ghana – Phase 1 is funded by the European Union (EU) to support both national and sustainable and inclusive cities, with local authorities enhancing sustainable cities in Ghana. The project will support the development of more sus a particular focus on 6 cities of the Northern regions during 48 months.
The Overall Objective of this action is to improve urban prosperity for all. The Specific Objectives of this action are to:
1. Improve governance and implementation of urban policies
2. Increase accessibility to quality urban services and accountability of local authorities.
In order to achieve this objectives, EF will pursue the following actions:
Education / qualification
Additional specific requirements
Project start date: January 2024
Desired start date: January 2024
Documents to be provided
The selection process will be conducted in two phases:
Without a response from us within a period of 5 weeks, please consider that your application has not been selected. Interested candidates for this opportunity are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible, as Expertise France reserves the right to shortlist candidates before this deadline.
Date limite de candidature : 29/02/2024 11:35