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Transport and Logistics Specialist
Expected start
23 August 2020
132 working days
27 July 2020
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The global objective of this assignment is to improve sustainability and security of the regional road transport system.

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

  • Institutional and regulatory capacity-building, together with capacity-building of administrations and relevant agencies, and greater awareness of gender issues;
  • Administrative and technical simplification of transport;
  • Improve maintenance of the regional network, and its sustainability by reducing overloading.

The expected results of this assignment are:

  • R1: Improved governance of road maintenance:
    • 1.1: Develop an allocation formula for the Ghana road fund;
    • 1.2: Provide a maintenance need assessment of the Ghanaian road network;
    • 1.3: Capacity built for Project Management including Performance Based Contracts (PBC), environmental and social safeguards on projects as well as gender inclusion and climate change.
  • R2: Improved transport services, conditions and fluidity of regional road corridors;
    • 2.1: Capacity built for development of transport services pricing module;
    • 2.2: Support the sensitization program of the National Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Committee (NFC) and Axle Load.


  • General description of the position: The Transport and Logistics Specialist will be responsible for the implementation of the tasks under Results 2.1 & 2.2;
  • Expert category: Cat. I (>12 years of experience).

Qualifications and skills required:

  • At least a Master’s Degree level or equivalent professional experience of 7 years in in one or more of the following fields: Transport logistics, supply chain management transport planning, transport economics, or other relevant discipline;
  • Excellent command and good writing skills in English, a working knowledge in in French would be an added advantage.

General professional experience:

  • At least 12 years of relevant professional experience, related to multi-party project implementation, policy and strategy formulation, public administration management, out of which a minimum of 5 years on management/team leader level;
  • Excellent knowledge of regional and interregional transport policies, strategies, transport sector implementation programmes and transport economics and cost calculations;
  • Working experiences in developing countries.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in (regional) transport logistics, (regional) transport facilitation;
  • Proven experience in multi-stakeholders transport facilitation sensitization and training programmes, at least 1 project in the last 10 years;
  • Working experience and knowledge of the transport sector in West Africa will be considered as an asset.

Language skills: English/French.