Ghana Statistical Service

Ghana Statistical Service
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Ghana Statistical Service


Ghana Statistical Service

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TheGhana Statistical Service (GSS)seeks to recruit experienced persons to the under-mentioned positions to provide leadership, technical and operational direction in the dispensation of the mandate of the Service. The post holders are members of the Senior Management Team of GSS and work directly under the Deputy Government Statisticians in charge of Operations and General Services.
POSITION:DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL STATISTICAL OFFICES (RSOs)
JOB PURPOSE
To provide leadership, statistical, technical and operational direction for the implementation of the programmes and activities of the GSS at Regional Offices in the 16 regions of the country as Per Statistical Service Law.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The specific responsibilities of the Director of RSOs are as follows:
Direct and guide the activities of regional statistics offices and divisions within the Directorate;
Supervise the development of work plan and budget for the Directorate, including all RSOs and monitor their implementation;
Review the work schedules of the Regional Statisticians;
Prepare and submit quarterly, annual and other periodic reports of the Directorate;
Advise Regional Coordinating Council and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies through Regional Statisticians on matters relating to statistics;
Supervise the preparation of market reading calendar for the regions in collaboration with Economic Statistics Directorate;
Review requests and submissions of data, administrative reports, statistical briefs, and other outputs produced by Regional Statisticians;
Coordinate the organisation of seminars and workshops on economic, social and demographic statistics for key stakeholders in the regions;
Direct the development of statistical capacity building programmes for District Assemblies in the systematic collection, compilation and publication of statistical information, Including statistics derived from the activities of those entities;
Coordinate the conduct of any census or national survey at the regional level;
Coordinate the recruitment of field staff from the regions for statistical enquiries In collaboration with the relevant implementing directorates;
Coordinate the preparation of technical statistical reports at the regional level in accordance with Data Quality
Assessment framework, the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, the African Charter for Statistics and other international standards;
Liaise with Regional Statisticians to ensure that District Statisticians collect administrative data at the lowest level;
Respond to data/statistical information requests on the regions; and,
Manage the development and maintenance of database on regional offices.
Liaise with Regional Statisticians to ensure that District Statisticians collect administrative data at the lowest level;
Respond to data/statistical information requests on the regions; and,
Manage the development and maintenance of database on regional

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited tertiary institution in any of the following: Statistics, Demography/Population Studies, Geography, Economics, Mathematical sciences and related fields;
Minimum of ten (10) years post-first degree qualification relevant work experience, (5) years of which must be in a senior management position in a reputable statistical or research institution.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Extensive knowledge of Geographical Information System
Good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003)
Extensive leadership, networking,monitoring and management skills
Demonstrable ability to work effectively in a team
Strong leadership, and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Adaptability and flexibility to change
Ability to use intermediate to advance Microsoft Office and statistical software
Good knowledge of statisticalcomputing and organisation of large amounts of statistics and information
Capability in statistical analysis and report writing

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
The appointment is for an initial four (4) years, renewable upon satisfactory performance. Applicants must be eligible and capable of serving a full term of four (4) years before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60years.
DUTY POST:GSS Head Office, Accra


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