Executive Search

Source: Ama  |  Date Published: 24 Aug, 2015 08:20:52

  • Executive Search
BACKGROUND OF THE ASSEMBLY
The city of Accra having accepted to be part of the 100RC pioneered by the Rockefeller foundation is looking for a high profile and dedicated leader to fill the following position:

POSITION
Chief Resilience Officer (CRO)

MAIN DUTIES
The Chief Resilience Officer will be a centre piece of Accra’s vision and approach to building urban resilience and sustainability.
He/she will therefore be a key catalyst in transforming the way the city plans, prepares and responds to a range of shocks and stresses. He/she will therefore be responsible for:
  • Establishing a compelling resilience vision
  • Driving the conversation about resilience with diverse stakeholders
  • Leading the creation of Accra’s Resilience strategy in conjunction with 100RC processes
  • Leveraging the benefits and services of the 100RC network and platform
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for 100RC


  • QUALITIES/SKILLS
    Qualified applicants must have the following competencies/skills:
  • strong leadership skills
  • ability to engage locally and develop relations with other departments and agencies
  • ability to engage globally and liaise with leaders of other resilient cities for knowledge sharing
  • ability to function across disciplines
  • enterprising spirit
  • effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • excellent project management
  • proficiency in Microsoft office tools (Power Point, Excel, SPSS and MS ACCESS) and general office technology
  • must be able to speak at least two local languages


  • QUALIFICATION
    Minimum of Masters Degree in Project Management or Public Administration

    EXPERIENCE
    Interested applicants must have the following experience:
  • A minimum of ten to fifteen yearsworking experience in similar position- International development, Public Health, Urban planning.
  • Has successfully led one or more major initiative from end to end, from design through execution and evaluation
  • Has successfully implemented a major project that required co-ordinating with and executing across multiple sector or disciplines
  • Has experience working in city government and preferably strong background in at least one key governance domain in transportation, health, social services, economic development and emergency response and planning
  • Has successfully managed a team includingdirect reports and peers, as well as consultants or contractors
  • Has served as a representative in learning and discussions forums-ideally in a multi-cultural setting or at least a cross-sectorial setting


  • APPLICATION PROCESS
    Please provide the following:
  • Expression of interest – Outlining how your skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the job description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact details for at least two (2) referees (including your current or most recent employer)


  • To the address or email below, not later than 4th September, 2015:
    THE METRO CHIEF EXECUTIVE
    ACCRA METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY
    (100 RESILIENT CITIES)
    P. O. BOX 385
    ACCRA
    OR
    applications.ama@gmail.com
    For full Job description please refer to the AMA website (www.ama.gov.gh) or the Coordinating Director’s Secretariat.

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