The President and Government of Ghana have a vision of a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ through job creation and value addition of its natural resources. The government has restored macro-economic stability and strong growth performance and has made a bold and public declaration to accelerate industrialization, particularly through vertically integrated value addition with Ghana’s raw products. This is in addition to a range of other investment opportunities in key national infrastructure, vehicle manufacture, pharmaceutical, garment, technology, petrochemical, retail, tourism, energy and agro-processing industries.
The Ministry of Trade & Industry is tasked with delivering on this ambitious program of industrial transformation, and to do so has put forward a 10-Point Agenda:
In support of this agenda, TBI is seeking an Industry Development Advisor to be based in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), working closely with the Minister, Deputy Ministers, Directors, and other key stakeholders to implement economic priority initiatives.
The role will focus on the development of new industries and strengthening of existing industries in Ghana. Given the demand in government, political momentum, global interest and existing TBI’s footprint, we are looking to focus on textile and garment, pharmaceuticals and agro-processing, with flexibility to adapt course if the situation evolves. The role will involve liaising with the private sector in the respective industries to understand their needs and challenges, but will be mostly about facilitating inward investment and supporting MOTI and government put in place the building blocks of industrial policy to ensure a thriving private sector in the focus industries.
The Advisor will be part of a growing TBI team embedded in various agencies of the government of Ghana, working on investment, agriculture, digitisation and health. TBI seeks to provide extensive support to the government of Ghana, leveraging on our expertise and network on delivery, investment and policy; as well as to facilitate cross-government coordination.
This is an initial fixed term role of two years.
Specific duties include:
Investment promotion and facilitation
Maintain constant knowledge in the key sectors
We are looking for an outstanding individual with a proven track record of delivery and industry development in the public or private sectors.
The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where the importance of personal initiative coupled with teamwork is critical. Above all they will build effective relationships, win trust, and help shape and influence change in Government.
Above all, we are looking for individuals with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.