Public Interest Accountability Committee

Job Description - Economic/Policy Analyst

Organisational Overview

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) is a citizens-led statutory body established under Section 51 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, PRMA (Act 815) to provide an independent oversight of the collection, allocation and utilisation of Ghana’s petroleum revenues.

PIAC as an accountability institution has three main objectives as outlined in the PRMA, which include:

  • to monitor and evaluate compliance with the Act by government and relevant institutions in the management and use of petroleum revenues and investments;
  • to provide space and platform for the public to debate on whether spending prospects and management and use of revenues conform to development priorities as provided under section 21; and
  • to provide independent assessment on the management and use of petroleum revenues to assist Parliament and the Executive in the oversight and the performance of related functions.

 

The Opportunity

The Committee intends to deepen its advocacy and engagements around petroleum revenue management issues in fulfilment of its mandate. Over the past few years, PIAC has held roundtable discussions on topical issues that border on effective and efficient use of petroleum revenues. Of particular focus has been issues around the recommendations of the Committee and building partnerships with relevant stakeholders towards their implementation. As part of steps aimed at enhancing these efforts, the Committee requires the services of an Economic/Policy Analyst.

Job Summary

  • The Economic/Policy Analyst reports directly to the Technical Manager and receives guidance from the Technical Team.  
  • Collect, process and analyse relevant data from stakeholders and other sources for the development of policy papers and policy briefs.
  • Prepare policy papers and policy briefs on issues of petroleum revenue management taking into cognisance the Committee’s mandate.
  • He/she is expected to assist in enhancing PIAC’s overall image in the policy space.

Responsibilities                                                                                                                         

Job Responsibility #1: Research & Data Analysis:

  • Evaluate policy issues to determine relevance and impact on petroleum revenue and provisions of the PRMA.
  • Collect and analyse economic and statistical data in the oil and gas sector and other extractives as they may relate to policy in the execution of the mandate of the Committee.
  • Study the impact of new policies, such as proposed laws, contracts and regulations on petroleum revenue in line with the PRMA.
  • Establish and maintain a resource library for the Committee.
  • Assist with the collection and analysis of data for PIAC’s Annual and Semi-annual Reports when required.

Job Responsibility #2: Policy Advocacy:

  • Advise on advocacy concerning policy making and implementation in matters of petroleum resource governance, taking into consideration the mandate of PIAC.
  • Provide leadership in the design and implementation of all economic/policy related activities of PIAC.
  • Synthesise the reports of PIAC and identify areas of advocacy for further engagements.
  • Prepare policy papers and policy briefs on issues of petroleum revenue management taking into cognisance the Committee’s mandate.

Job Responsibility #3: Stakeholder Relations:

  • Organise policy-related stakeholder engagements for the Committee.
  • Organise policy roundtables for the Committee.
  • Identify and propose institutions and areas of collaborative advocacy in execution of the mandate of PIAC.
  • Liaise with data entities and other stakeholders in the implementation of PIAC’s recommendations and tracking progress of implementation.

Job Responsibility #4: Reporting:

  • Report on PIAC’s policy roundtables and stakeholder engagements.
  • Assist in other areas of reporting that may be necessary in fulfilment of the reporting requirements of the Committee and donors.

Qualification Required and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy or any related field in the social sciences with courses in research methods and statistics.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working in the extractive sector in the provision of advice, research or policy related field.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to perform numerical computations and data processing.
  • Ability to perform general to complex quantitative analysis, and analysis of research data to draw policy conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence, self-awareness and ability to work in a team.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to include the ability to prepare and make presentations effectively and persuasively.

Job Location: Kokomlemle, Accra

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: recruitment@piacghana.org and kindly include “Economic/Policy Analyst” and your name in the subject line.

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

Closing Date: