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Job Opportunity: Programme Analyst at UNDP in Accra, Ghana

Job Opportunity: Programme Analyst at UNDP in Accra, Ghana

Position: Programme Analyst (Nationals Only)
Location: Accra, Ghana
Job Identification: 19002
Posting Date: June 21, 2024
Application Deadline: July 13, 2024
Job Schedule: Full-time
Agency: UNDP
Grade: NOB
Contract Duration: 1 Year (with possibility for extension)
Practice Area: Nature, Climate, and Energy
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Education & Experience: Master’s Degree (2 years’ experience) or Bachelor’s Degree (4 years’ experience)
Languages Required: English and a local dialect in Ghana
Mobility: No mobility required


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP. We foster an inclusive work environment that empowers all personnel and values the multiplicity of nations and cultures. Our approach ensures equity and fairness in all actions, increasing representation of underserved populations. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized or excluded populations.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, or discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Organizational Context

Under its Country Programme Document for Ghana, UNDP focuses on Sustainable, Resilient, and Inclusive Growth and Structural Transformation. Addressing climate change is a priority for UNDP globally, with initiatives like the Climate Promise and the NDC Support Programme supporting countries, including Ghana, to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

UNDP’s programme in Ghana aims to:

  • Strengthen public institutional capacities to address environmental degradation and climate change.
  • Facilitate access to information, knowledge, and tools for green jobs, environmental conservation, and community resilience.
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, and other institutions to implement gender-responsive climate actions and mobilize financial resources.

Position Purpose

The Programme Analyst will facilitate access to innovative tools and approaches for climate mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and environmental conservation. The role involves close collaboration with various stakeholders to support the implementation of Ghana’s climate agenda.

Key Duties and Accountabilities

  1. Programme Strategy Implementation
    • Identify support areas and provide technical assistance.
    • Engage in the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership.
    • Prepare briefings and speeches for UNDP senior management.
  2. Programme Management
    • Monitor project activities and progress.
    • Design and formulate programmes in environment and climate.
    • Coordinate programme implementation and ensure quality control.
    • Provide financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation.
  3. Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
    • Develop partnerships with UN agencies, government, donors, and private sector.
    • Conduct analysis and research on donors.
    • Provide technical support in donors’ sector working groups.
  4. Policy Advice and Knowledge Management
    • Identify sources of information on policy issues.
    • Contribute to the development of policies and institutions addressing sustainable development.
    • Facilitate knowledge building and management.



  • Achieve Results
  • Think Innovatively
  • Learn Continuously
  • Adapt with Agility
  • Act with Determination
  • Engage and Partner
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion


  • System Thinking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Communication
  • Climate Change Policies
  • SDG Integration

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education: Advanced degree (Master’s) in Environmental Science, Economics, Development Studies, etc., or a Bachelor’s degree with additional experience.
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years (with Master’s) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s) in relevant areas. Experience with UN or development agencies is an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English and a local dialect in Ghana.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.

Important Notes

  • UNDP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any status.
  • UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of misconduct.
  • The United Nations does not charge any fees for the application process.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted before July 13, 2024, at 03:59 AM.

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