Ghana Civil Service : Job Vacancy For Director of the Information Services Department

Ghana Civil Service

Full Time
Jobs in Accra
Posted 2 years ago

The Civil Service Council invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for appointment as Director of the Information Services Department.


• Provide leadership and strategic direction for the restructuring of the management and operations of the Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides professional advice to the Minister of Information for effective decision making
• Advice the Ministry on the development of a restructuring plan for the department
• Leads the implementation of the reform plan in the department
• Provides inputs for sector policy formulation
• Provides leadership for the dissemination of government programmes to the public and institutions
• Leads the review of press releases and publications by the press and media houses and government institutions
• coordinates and monitors departmental activities with regard to press coverage during state events and ceremonies
• Maintains good relationship and public image with the international agencies, government and non-government institution including official visitors in articulating government policies, answering queries on issues and sharing government accomplishments with the public and the media
• Provides effective management for the department.

Qualification Required & Experience

• A minimum of Master’s Degree from a recognized University in Communications Studies, Journalism or an equivalent discipline
• A minimum of 15 years relevant experience with 7 years in a senior management position in a public service organization or in a reputable private sector organization
• Membership of a relevant professional body
• Applicants must be able to serve an initial term of 4 years before the statutory retirement age of 60 years
• Extensive knowledge in ICT

Competencies and Skills

• Ability to review technical reports
• Ability to demonstrate excellent leadership in performance management
• Ability to manage and work with people of diverse backgrounds and interest
• Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Good human and public relation skills
• Must have good experimental knowledge of government policies and programmes
• Conversant with the activities of government Ministries, departments and agencies
• Abreast of local and international news
• Knowledge in basic french language and other foreigh languages

Location: Accra

How To Apply 

Applications should be submitted with the following supporting documents:

• Curriculum Vitae
• A minimum of 4 page statement (in 1.5cm spacing in 12 font size) on challenging issues affecting the performance of the information services department and how you intend to address them
• Addresses of 3 references including telephone numbers and email

The applications, together with the above listed documents should be forwarded to:

The Head of the Civil Service
Office of the Head of the Civil Service
P.O.Box M49

Closing Date: 25 April, 2018

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