JOBS

Penplusbytes, a leader in new media and innovations; mining, oil and gas and the use of new digital technologies to promote good governance and democracy, is pleased to share the under-listed job opportunities with you and your community members.

EXTRACTIVES

Penplusbytes seeks a Programmes Manager to support roll out of projects under its Extractives program.

Position: Programme Manager (Extractives)

Job Aim: The Programmes Manager primarily leads the activities of the Extractives Team. The role will be responsible for overseeing the management of projects and leading in the production of a robust knowledge base in the Extractive Sector.

Duties:

  • Maintain working relationship with key partners and provide skilled services to our community.
  • Develop a dynamic database of partners for identifying project and partnership opportunities
  • Organise and host national and regional events on extractives
  • Produce a body of research for publications about the sector.
  • Oversee the maintenance of online, mobile and social media assets.
  • Analyse and discuss the potential risks/benefits involved in using specified technology solutions to address project requirements.
  • Ensure Penplusbytes extractive sector work is highlighted in the media monthly.
  • Design and implement framework for measuring program impact and results.
  • Develop and distribute regular sector updates and insights.
  • Develop and implement strategies for social, online and mobile audience engagement.
  • Coordinate online forums and discussions on selected topics periodically.
  • Provide resource base and aid in business development/sustainability drives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Effective organizational and time management skills.
  3. Ability to be flexible and effectively manage priorities, multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  4. Ability to maintain organisational confidentiality which includes, but is not limited to, information about partnership deals, research findings and project ideas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An MSc. in Economics OR an LLM is preferred. Relevant qualifications will be considered.
  • 2 years of working in similar roles.

To apply for this position, please send mail to stafff@penplusbytes.org by 22nd February, 2016.

 

GOVERNANCE & TECHNOLOGY

Penplusbytes seeks a Political Governance Analysts to support roll out of projects under its technology and governance program.

Position Title: Political/Governance Analyst

Position Number: PPB20151

Announcement Date: 8th February 2016

Deadline for applications: 22nd February 2016

Position Start Date: 1st April 2016

Job Location: Greater Accra, Ghana with occasional travels

Organisation: Penplusbytes

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 with online and social media platform management of the platform

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications for this position include:

  1. A minimum of a Masters Degree in Political Science, Governance or International Relations 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

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 22nd 2016.

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

 

 

Job Opening at Penplubytes for a Political/Governance Analyst

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.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES 

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 

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 

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 20th 2015.

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

 

Internship Program at Penplusbytes

Our Internship Program provides opportunities to inspire young journalists, new media,  information and computer science students to work in all areas of the Institute. Interns are assigned to a senior staff member who will mentor the intern over the duration of their internship. In addition to core areas, administrative positions internships are also available.

To apply for internship send a cover letter, your profile and motivation statement about how internship will make a difference in your professional growth and development to info@penplusbytes.org