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    • POSTED ON: February 16, 2018
    • AUTHOR: Editor

    Programme background

    The Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) programme seeks to deliver the G8-Ghana partnership on Extractives launched by the President of Ghana and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in June 2013. The five-year programme which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) begun in December 2014 and will end in December 2019.

    The overall goal is “inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction (through a well-managed oil & gas sector)”. The programme is working to achieve its outcome of “effective management of oil and gas resourcesthrough the delivery of the following four inter-related outputs:

    • Regulatory mandate and policy coherence of the oil and gas sector enhanced: clear policy, robust legislation and an effective and accountable regulatory body are necessary prerequisites to regulate private sector operations, and ensure the best possible development progress is achieved from the use of natural resources.
    • Improved systems of oil and gas revenue capture: are critical to maximise direct benefits from the oil and gas sector. The Government’s ability to do so will depend on the clarity of the fiscal regime and the technical capacity of authorities to collect tax revenues.
    • Improved oil and gas revenue management: is important to ensure transparency and avoid adverse macroeconomic consequences associated with natural resources windfall gains, such as drawing too heavily on revenues in times of high oil prices to meet budget deficits, and avoid the so-called Dutch Disease (large inflows of revenue associated with the resources extraction leads to an appreciation of the real exchange).
    • Oil and gas sector oversight enhanced: is critical to put the necessary pressure on government to precipitate change in more contentious areas for reform. It requires strong linkages and inputs from outputs 1-3 so that actors’ can create an agenda for holding government to account.

    The Role

    GOGIG is offering full-time internship opportunities for University graduates who completed their degree within the past two (2) years. Interns will work within the Technical Work stream Unit, Finance and Grants Unit, Programme Management Unit and will assist with overall management of projects to ensure the timely implementation and achievement of results.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Depending on the area of interest and skills, responsibilities of interns will include but not limited to:

    1. Supporting the Programme Management Unit in the day-to-day management and coordination of project activities
    2. Researching and analysing current developments on selected issues within the sector as inputs for project design and implementation
    3. Documenting and collating relevant materials for GOGIG’s external communication efforts
    4. Providing administrative and logistical support for the organization of key events
    5. Preparing minutes or reports of meetings and tracking implementation of action points
    6. Supporting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities related to the log frame
    7. Coordinating processes for assessment of project proposals
    8. Collecting data against planned projects and overall programme milestones and assisting with maintaining the M&E database/spreadsheet

    Learning expectations

    It is expected that upon completion of the placement, interns will have gained;

    1. A deepened understanding of development practice particularly in the area of oil and gas governance for inclusive growth and DFID programming requirements
    2. Programming insights on managing government and civil society actions towards common programme objectives
    3. Project management skills in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    4. Understanding of building partnerships and working collaboratively to achieve results

    Timing and Duration

    This internship placement will be for a six-month period beginning April 16th, 2018

    Qualifications and competencies:

    • A graduate degree from a recognized university
    • Completed National Service
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
    • Good time management, problem solving orientation and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
    • Ability to adapt and work independently with limited supervision
    • Basic analytical and research skills
    • Good knowledge of MS Office applications (outlook, word, excel, PowerPoint,etc.)

    To Apply:

    Send your CV together with an application letter to by Friday, 2nd March, 2018.

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