Private Sector Development (PSD) Coordinator

Job Posted: April 25, 2023
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. We produce research, offer policy advice, and galvanize action for African countries to develop their economies, reduce poverty, and improve livelihoods for all their people. We are the pre-eminent African organization advancing African solutions to African challenges.
Background and Scope

ACET, with its vision of transforming Africa’s economy within a generation has worked with governments to define and support the transformation agenda of the African continent. In a bid to increase the impact of its activities, ACET has designed the “Strategic Partnership for Private Sector Growth’ (SPPSG), which ACET is implementing over the next 3 years.

The project, supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the World Bank, aims to support private sector development and growth in the G20 Compact with Africa countries, starting with Ghana. The project is focused on the manufacturing sector, given the relevance of manufacturing to economic transformation and inclusive growth.

However, viable strategic policy decisions and frameworks are needed to ensure that the sector grows and develops in a manner that creates new jobs and higher incomes; encourages skills development, export promotion, and diversification; and enhances productivity, competitiveness, and value addition.

To support this agenda, the ACET program will focus on three work streams;

  • Promote the development of Sustainable Export Processing Zones (SEPZ) aligned with the 1R1P policy of the Government of Ghana;
  • To support integration of local content SMEs into the global supply and value-chains of large enterprises aligned with the 1D1F policy; and
  • Linking the LC-SME and SEPZ programmes
Job TitlePrivate Sector Development (PSD) Coordinator
Reporting LineHead – PSD
LocationAccra, Ghana
Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of PSD, the PSD Coordinator, in consultation with the head of PSD and in liaison with other project leads within the unit, is expected to ensure the coordination, tracking, and reporting of activities and deliverables for the unit.

Roles and Responsibilities

The PSD Coordinator will be responsible for, but not limited to the following responsibilities;

  1. Manage programs to ensure that they are delivered on schedule and remain within stated budgets and function smoothly by monitoring the implementation of the programs’ policies and practices.
  2. Coordinate interactions/relationships between staff and all other program stakeholders.
  3. Coordinate and provide weekly updates on all project deliverables under the PSD programs.
  4. Collect and analyse data and prepare consolidated progress reports for internal stakeholders and implementing partners – maintain and administer the M&E database.
  5. Work with partner M&E staff and implementing partners to carry out effective monitoring of project activities.
  6. Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project and advise the PSD team on improving project performance using M&E findings.
  7. Assist in the monitoring of the work programmes of the PSD and prepare progress reports as necessary.
  8. Any other tasks to be allocated by the Head of the PSD and/or other senior colleagues within the PSD and ACET in general where required.


The Talented Individual
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences particularly in Business Administration
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience is required in a commercial entity or a management consulting firm
  • Relevant experience of Private Sector Development in the Ghanaian context

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

  • Strong communications, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent report writing abilities;
  • A self-starter who can work independently with minimal support as well as within a team environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure to deliver on time with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Good project management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work as a part of a team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
  • Good moderation, facilitation and training skills
  • Good knowledge of programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices
  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects
  • Sound knowledge of research and evaluation principles and methods

ACET is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and harassments of any kind.


Interested applicants should email their CV and an accompanying Cover Letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the position to [email protected]. Contact details of 3 references will also be required. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday, 10th May, 2023. Interviews will be held either virtually or in-person if the candidate is based in Ghana. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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