Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to train and certify Data collection personnel-Check date

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

Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to train and certify Data collection personnel

In accordance with the objectives of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) – provision of quality,
relevant, accurate and timely statistical information for the purpose of national development -as stipulated in Clause 3 of the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act 1003), and oversight of capacity building in the statistical ecosystem, GSS routinely engages data collection personnel in the discharge of its duties. The engagement of field staff is preceded by trainings aimed at equipping trainees with the knowledge, understanding and application of the instruments for data collection. Due to the recurrence of this activity in the conduct of national censuses and surveys, GSS has resolved to certify trainers to engender the following: continuous learning, retraining and coaching; a three-way (GSS, field staff and respondents) trust building; equitable distribution of trainers across localities and enumeration areas; creation of a a pool of trainers to be used by all data collection institutions; and institute a career development path for trainers.

The pre-certification programme will equip selected applicants with the tools to effectively
communicate key concepts to other trainers and to enumerators. In addition, critical topics such as presentation skills, virtual presentation skills, classroom management, leadership and management and communicating effectively will be part of the training content. The upcoming population and housing census will be used to launch the maiden programme for the certification of trainers for data collection in Ghana.


This training programme will combine virtual with in-person modules and will run from 5th October 2021 to 5th February 2021 for National Trainers and from 7th November 2021 to 5th March 2021 for Regional Trainers.

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