British High Commission Political Officer HEO Jobs in Ghana

British High Commission Political Officer HEO Jobs in Ghana

Main purpose of job:

At an exciting time in Ghanaian politics, the Political Officer will play a vital role in the High Commission’s Political and Governance team. They will lead networking, analysis and project work to support the High Commission’s engagement with government, parliament, civil society and traditional leaders on high profile and often sensitive political, legislative and human rights issues.

The successful candidate will draw on their existing network, and build new contacts, to deliver high quality political analysis on key issues, including human rights, in support of UK diplomacy.

They will work with Government of Ghana, local and international CSOs, and FCDO colleagues in London and at Post to build a portfolio of human rights and other projects. And they will support a wide range of high profile diplomatic work including visits and briefings.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Networking: Bring to the role, and build upon, a network of contacts with parliament, government, civil society, media organisations, traditional and religious leaders, and human rights actors, across a range issues in support of High Commission objectives.

  • Political analysis: Deliver political analysis on key issues, and develop policy advice for the High Commission and London.

  • Project development and implementation: Contribute to developing a portfolio of project work, working closely with colleagues across the High Commission and external contacts..

  • Visits: Build impactful visit programmes for Minister, senior officials, and the BHC leadership team in Ghana.

  • Relations with traditional institutions: Develop
    an engagement plan, which includes regular meetings and visits to sustain relationships with key traditional and religious leaders.

  • Correspondence: Manage correspondence from external stakeholders (including on visas) ensuring timely and appropriate communications. Work with the High Commissioner’s Outer Office on managing advice and replies to invitations.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Politically astute and able to build a strong network of political and other contacts, which support UK objectives in Ghana

  • A strong understanding of Ghanaian government structures, the political agenda and international interest in Ghana.

  • Ability to work effectively within a small team and experience of collaboration, empowering others and strong team work.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and influencing skills; confidence in dealing with government officials at all levels. An understanding of institutional protocols.

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of UK government/civil service structures would be an advantage;

  • Experience of working with diplomatic or international missions.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Political Officer HEO Jobs in Ghana

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