Call for Applications: Project Officer-Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (Accra)

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa-UCLG Africa is hiring a Project Officer-Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa based in Accra, Ghana within the premises of our Regional Office for West Africa (WARO).

Under the coordination of the Senior Project Officer (based in the Project Office in Brussels) and the direct supervision of the Regional Director of UCLG Africa, and previous appropriate training, the appointed person is expected to perform following tasks:

Act as a focal information point (‘central helpdesk’) on matters related to CoMO SSA’s activities and to the overall Covenant of Mayors initiative;

Act as a “first-line help desk”, providing daily technical assistance on the ground and be available to answer any technical question regarding the promotion and the implementation of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa initiative. If more specific information is requested, the project officer will liaise with the consortium partners and the Project Office as “second-line helpdesk” who will be in a position to provide a more tailored support;

Assist with the organization of meetings taking place in Africa;

Take charge of the management of the Help Desk Office in Accra and liaise with the Project Office in Brussels for planning, organizing and reporting on the help desk activities and financial and administrative issues;

Liaise with the UCLG Africa colleagues in charge of the promotion of the CoM SSA initiative with the African local authorities.

The position is open to African candidates holding a Master Degree in Environment, Energy or another relevant subject.

5 years of work experience in project management;

Working in an African member-based organisation, and in dealing directly with its members is an asset.

Interested candidates are invited to send us, writing one of the mentioned documents in English and the other one in French:

1) A cover letter of maximum two pages, explaining why you would like to work as Project officer on the CoMO SSA project, why you are the ideal candidate for this position and which is your expected salary, and

2) A curriculum vitae, including family situation, employment history (with salary), education, professional qualifications, language skills and the contact details of two references.

These should be addressed to by 12/08/2016 midnight GMT time, clearly indicating “Project Officer CoMO SSA in Accra” in the subject line or by post to the following address:

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

West Africa Regional Office

PMB CT 510 Cantonment, Accra, Ghana.


To get all the needed details and information on this position, read the Terms of Reference attached here.