8 Dec 2017

Civil Service Council Job Vacancy : Chief Director

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The Civil Service Council in collaboration with the Public Services Comissions, invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for appointment as Chief Director for selected Ministress. As the Chief Advisor to the Minister, the Chief Director shall be creative and promote productivity by introducing innovative management practices, techniques and systems.

Objective

The Chief Director is the Chief Advisor to the Minister, Administrative/Bureaucratic and Technical Head of a Ministry and is responsible for the efficient organistion, management and delivery of the mandate of the Ministry subject to the general policy direction of the Head of Civil Service and the Minister.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide leadership and guidance for determining policies and objectives within the sector and the implementation of those policies and objectives
• Co-ordinate work programmes and provide rules, guidelines and procedures to facilitate the achievement of targets set by the Ministry
• Ensure the effective organisation and development of training programmes consistent with sectoral policies and programmes
• Establish systems for effective inter-ministerial and sectoral collaboration and co-operation to avoid duplication and to achieve harmonisation of programmes
• Develop systems of effective work-flow and feedback on the activities within the sector
• Initiate plans and programmes to activate and accelerate the decentralization of the relevant sector where required and,
• Lead the implementation of Public/Civil Service wide reform agenda as it relate to the sector.

Qualification Required & Experience

• A minimum of masters degree from a recognised university in international relations, public policy, development economics, finance, human resource management, organizational development, public administration or in any other discipline
• A minimum of 15 years relevant working experience in Public Service/Private sector of which at least 7 years must have been at the level of Director or its equivalent
• Membership of a relevant professional body will be an advantage
• Applicants must be able to serve an initial term of 4 years before the statutory retirement age of 60 years
• Extensive knowledge in I.C.T

Competencies and skills

• Knowledge of government/ministries strategic and business directions, legislative and decision making processes
• Excellent leadership and management capacity in public organisation
• Ability to manage people
• Good communication, interpersonal, negotiation, conflict management and presentation skills
• Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Deep appreciation of current Public Financial Management, Procurement and auditing acts and regulations
• Adequate knowledge of the Civil Service

Salary and conditions of service – as approved under the Single Spine Salary Policy

Location: Accra



How to Apply

• Applications should be submitted with the following supporting documents • Curriculum vitae • A maximum of 6 page document (in 1.5cm spacing in 12 front size) in which you identify two ministries and discuss the challenging issues affecting the sectors and how you intend to address them for effective performance and • The names and addresses of 3 referees, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses • Eligible females are encouraged to apply. • 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 Accra Closing Date: 21 December, 2017






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