Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) Recruitment 2020

Filed in Education News by on July 28, 2020

Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) Recruitment 2020

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) Recruitment 2020

Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) Recruitment 2020

Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is a government institution that is mandated to collect, collate, assess and disseminate official statistics in Ghana.The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal-oriented, results-driven with good leadership qualities and enthusiasm into the position of Director of Communication and Dissemination.

Job Title: Director of Communication & Dissemination

JOB PURPOSE

To provide leadership, technical and operational direction for the implementation of the programmes and activities related to Communication and Dissemination Directorate (CDD). The Post holder shall develop a Communications Strategy to support the dissemination of official statistics in Ghana, deepen collaboration with its key stakeholders and deliver transformational change

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The specific responsibilities of the Director of CDD are as follows:

  • Provide clear and visionary leadership and management of communications professionals and their teams, to ensure that activities of the directorate are coherent with wider organisational objectives;
  • Oversee the implementation of activities and plans for the Directorate, including media and public relationships, library, records and archives, infographics and visualisation, editorial and publishing, and data services in accordance with the needs of the strategy of the Service;
  • Guide and direct the development of a communications and dissemination strategy to educate as well as enhance the image of the Service;
  • Develop strategies for the marketing of GSS products and services;
  • Retool the Directorate to participate in the compilation and dissemination of GSS’s statistical outputs to enhance the visibility of the work of the Service; Retain oversight responsibility of all communication content, including social media content, ensuring coherence and consistency of message and alignment with the institution’s strategic objectives; Conceptualise and write creative content for internal and external publications like speeches, presentations, media messaging, newsletters, website content, editorial-style articles, briefing notes, video and radio scripts;
  • Lead on stakeholder relations, including
    key account relationships, National Advisory Committee for the Producers and Users of Statistics, reviving the stakeholder function, and devising a systematic programme of targeted engagement which meets the needs of the Government Statistician and the GSS Board;
  • Coordinate the organisation of statistical literacy programmes for key stakeholders and the general public;
  • Plan and supervise GSS Press Releases, Press Conference and briefings, seminars, workshops and other events;
  • Facilitate foreign travel and other protocol arrangements;
  • Coordinate the design and development of publicity/communication materials supporting statistical enquiries, and products and services from the activities of the Service;
  • Coordinate the updating of the indicators in the Ghana Info, Country State, Accelerated Data Programme (ADP), Census Info, Integrated Management Information System (MIS) and other databases; and,
  • Prepare and submit quarterly, annual and other periodic reports on the Communication and Dissemination

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution with specialisation in any of the following disciplines: Statistics, Demography/Population Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Social Sciences and related fields;
  • Postgraduate degree/certificate in communications, journalism, public relations or another related field;
  • Minimum of (10) years post-first degree  qualification relevant work experience, (5) years of which must be in a senior management position in a reputable statistical or research institution;
  • Extensive experience in public relations and advocacy.

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003)
  • Strong leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
  • Proven experience in building, coaching, and mentoring a team and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
  • Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing
  • Adaptability and flexibility to change
  • Capability in statistical analysis and report writing
  • Information management skills
  • Knowledge of Public Financial Management Act, Act 921; Internal Audit Agency Act (IAA), 2003, Act 658; Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2003, Act 663 and the Labour Act (LA), 2003, Act 651.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

The appointment is for an initial four (4) years, renewable upon satisfactory performance. Applicants must be eligible and capable of serving a full term of four (4) years before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60 years.

DUTY POST: GSS Head Office, Accra

How to Apply for GSS Recruitment

Interested applicants are to submit six copies of the following set of documents to the address below:

  • An application letter which gives evidence of examples of experience based on the enumerated selection criteria;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers, e-mail address and three referees, including contact details; Internal candidates must have two satisfactory Staff Performance Appraisal Reports for immediate past years
  • A vision statement of a maximum length of two pages;
  • Brief Statement of job responsibilities in the current/latest post;
  • Copies of sample writing, i.e., project report, analytical report, proposals, etc;
  • Any other relevant information.

THE SECRETARY

GHANA STATISTICAL SERVICE GOVERNING BOARD

GHANA STATISTICAL SERVICE

P.O. BOX GP 1098

ACCRA

Email: gsadmin@statsghana.gov.gh

Qualified women and people with disability are encouraged to apply

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