21 Mar 2018

National Media Commission Job Vacancy : General Manager

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National Media Commission is looking for a suitably qualified, goal-oriented and results-driven person with exceptional qualities for appointment to the position of: General Manager, Ghana News Agency (GNA)

Object of the Position

• To provide overall leadership, strategic direction and supervision of the operations of the Agency

Duties and Responsibilities

• Advise the Board on operational policies, administration and management of the agency
• Implement policies, decisions and programmes of the Board
• Establish and implement approved financial, administrative, technical, production, marketing, editorial, internal audit system and procedures and organisational structures for the achievement of the mandate of the agency
• Present a draft annual budget estimates of the agency to the board 3 months before the end of the financial year or as directed by the board
• Present to the Board the annual work-plan based on the approved budget not later than 1 month after the beginning of the financial year
• Ensure that an Audit report is presented to the Board within 3 months after the end of the financial year
• Prepare and submit an annual report on the operations and activities of the agency to the board not later than 2 months after the end of the calender year.

Qualification Required & Experience

• A minimum of a Master’s Degree in the sciences or Arts, preferably Mass Communications, Journalism, Business/ Public Administration, Engineering, Economics, Management or equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution, with not less than 15 years post-qualification relevant work experience, 5 years of which must be in a senior management position in a reputable institution
• The successful candidate should be able to serve a term of 4 years before he/she attains the compulsory retirement age of 60 years.

Competencies and Skills

• Strong managerial and organisational skills
• Demonstrate knowledge of the media and communication, and in particular of wire service/news agency operations
• Demonstration of creativity and good business acumen
• Excellent leadership and decision making skills
• Good team player
• Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in computer and software application
• Conversant with the Financial Administration Act, the Public Procurement Act, the internal Audit Agency Act and the National Media Commission Act and
• Excellent marketing orientation and good knowledge of media networks, particularly the electronic media

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants may apply, providing an up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae with contact information (postal & email address, telephone number) and contact details of 3 referees, who can attest to the applicant's professional competencies. Applications should be submitted to any of the following addresses to: [email protected] Or mail to: The Executive Secretary National Media Commission P.O.Box SD 114 Sports Stadium Accra Hand-deliver documents to NMC's office at: IST RANGOON Close Cantonments Accra GPS: GL-0603177 Closing Date: 23 March, 2018

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