The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) invites applications from suitably qualified persons, who are dynamic, goal-oriented and results-driven with exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to PLANNING ANALYST II (2 POSITIONS)


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To provide operational support for development policy, planning, coordination, M&E and research


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the conduct of studies on relevant development issues
  • Play a support role in liaising with sector agencies and sub-national structures for effective collaboration
  • Provide inputs for preparation of work programmes and schedules in conformity with the objectives of the Divisions
  • Support technical analysis for the formulation of sectoral policies and plans
  • Support the preparation of quality policy papers to be presented in both national and international conferences
  • Contribute to research on national development issues and maintains a repository of knowledge for purposes of learning and assisting other organizations as needed
  • Support in the conduct of analysis on the implementation of development plans, policies and projects
  • Support in the preparation of Long-term and Medium-term Policy Frameworks, Planning Guidelines, Annual Progress Report and other key deliverables
  • Assist in the development of plans and the monitoring & evaluation of policies, programmes and projects
  • Participate in the review of goals and objectives related to their subject area and advice on modifications as may be required
  • Organise workshops, take minutes and prepare draft reports
  • Assist in the collection, collation and input of data in the relevant Management Information System
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Directors and Director-General


Qualification and Experience

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Development Planning with specialisation in M&E or Project Analysis & Management or related field from a recognised Tertiary institution
  • Knowledge of both national and international development issues and enhanced understanding of the National and sub-national Planning Processes including Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ability to generate and implement new ideas
  • Knowledge in the conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
  • Knowledge in ICT including Microsoft Office suite and statistical analysis softwares


Competencies in:

  • Planning, policy analysis and formulation
  • Monitoring, measuring, evaluation methodologies
  • The conduct of research, data analysis and interpretation
  • Microsoft Office suite and the use of the internet
  • Communication, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Skills
  • Working independently to manage a diverse and evolving workload
  • Teamwork and cooperation



The National Development Planning Commission’s compensation package is competitive in the public sector, with very attractive fringe benefits.


Applicants must be able to serve the Commission for a minimum of four (4) years on the appointed grade before attaining the compulsory retirement age of (sixty) 60.


Application Procedures: How To Apply

  1. Interested and qualified persons should submit in an A4 size envelope the following documents:
  • Your Application letter
  • Your Curriculum vitae with biographic data, contact information, names and addresses of two (2) referees
  • Your Copies of academic and professional certificates (you will need to bnng the original if you are shortlisted for an interview)
  • Your Evidence of good standing with academic and professional institution if profession is regulated by law
  • Your Vision statement for Director positions only on how applicant intends to respond to the constitutional mandate and mission of the Commission (2A pages long on A4-size paper)
  1. Submit your application by post or hand-delivered to the following address:

The Human Resources Department,

National Development Planning Commission,

No.13 Switchback Road,

P. 0. Box CT633 Cantonments-Accra

  1. Applications can alternatively be emailed to: [email protected]State the position you are applying for as the subject of the email

Closing Date: Friday, 18th December, 2020.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted