Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Job Opening at Penplubytes for a Political/Governance Analyst

Position Title:  Political/Governance Analyst
Position Number:  PPB20151
Announcement Date:  15 February 2015
Deadline for applications:  20th February 2015 
Position Start Date:  1st March 2015 –  31st February 2016
Job Location: Greater Accra, Ghana with occasional travels
Organisation : Penplusbytes


The International Institute for ICT Journalism - Penplusbytes (www.penplusbytes.org) is a leader in new media and innovations; mining, oil and gas and the use of new digital technologies to promote good governance and democracy. It is seeking Political Governance Analysts to support roll out of projects under its tech and governance program.

Under close supervision by the Programs Director, the political/governance analyst will lead with various research works leading to insights, policy recommendations and evidence to drive effective advocacy.


  • Identify good governance, transparency and accountability key issues for research and analysis in line with program objectives.
  • Review, synthesize and analyze academic, scientific, private and public sector research and reports relevant for Penplusbytes line of programs
  • Monitor existing and developing change leaders at local and national level to improve analytical capacity related to mapping emerging leadership.
  • Conduct primary research in line of Penplusbytes programs
  • Gather and organize data / qualitative insights to fed Penplusbytes information and knowledge management system
  • Produce intelligence products to meet planned or tasked information and knowledge management requirements
  • Interpret and forecast key trends related to good governance, transparency and accountability issues and their relationship to technology.
  • Identify policy strategies in support of Penplusbytes program goals
  • Work with Communications department to increase awareness of Penplusbytes policy work and goals including providing media commentary.
  • Support organising policy events
  • Assist in training and mentoring teams and interns
  • Assist with online and social media platform management of the platform
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications for this position include:
  1. Aminimum of a Masters Degree in Political Science or related qualification
  2. At least 2-3 year of overall professional experience
  3. Ability to generate thorough and completed research products that may require only minor revisions and/or editing.
  4. Highly professional and reliable, able to work independently and without close supervision while adhering to strict deadlines.
  5. Technology savvy with experience and knowledge of citizens’ engagement
  6. A successful track record in setting priorities; organization and problem solving skills which support timely research output generation.
  7. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  8. Goal-oriented, continuously seeks new ways to achieve a desired outcome.
  9. Exceptional team player and ability to multi task
  10. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of ensuring greater citizens participation in governance process
To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter that clearly discusses your experience and its applicability to the position to staff@penplusbytes.org . Your email must include the position title and position number in the email subject line. The application deadline for this position is February 28th 2015.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We thank all applicants.

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