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

Ghana Civil Service

Full Time
Jobs in Accra
Posted 11 months 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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