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Job Opening at Penplusbytes for a Political/Governance Analyst


Penplusbytes, a leader in new media and innovations; mining, oil and gas and in the use of new digital technologies to promote good governance and democracy, is seeking 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.


  • 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 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 for this position, send your resume and a cover letter that clearly discusses your experience and its applicability to the position to . 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.