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 COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION
JOB PURPOSE
To provide leadership, technical and operational direction for the implementation of the programmes and activities related to Communication and Dissemination Directorate (CDD).The Post holder shall develop a Communications Strategy to support the dissemination of official statistics in Ghana, deepen collaboration with its key stakeholders and deliver transformational change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The specific responsibilities of the Director of CDD are as follows:
Provide clear and visionary leadership and management of communications professionals and their teams, to ensure that activities of the directorate are coherent with wider organisational objectives;
Oversee the implementation of activities and plans for the Directorate, including media and public relationships, library, records and archives, infographics and visualisation, editorial and publishing, and data services in accordance with the needs of the strategy of the Service;
Guide and direct the development of a communications and dissemination strategy to educate as well as enhance the image of the Service;
Develop strategies for the marketing of GSS products and services;
Retool the Directorate to participate in the compilation and dissemination of GSS's statistical outputs to enhance visibility of the work of the Service; Retain oversight responsibility of all communication content, including social media content, ensuring coherence and consistency of message and alignment with the institution's strategic objectives; Conceptualise and write creative content for internal and external publications like speeches, presentations, media messaging,newsletters, website content,editorial-style articles, briefing notes,video and radio scripts;
Lead on stakeholder relations, including
key account relationships, National Advisory Committee for the Producers and Users of Statistics, reviving the stakeholder function, and devising a systematic programme of targeted engagement which meets the needs of the Government Statistician and the GSS Board;
Coordinate the organisation of statistical literacy programmes for key stakeholders and the general public;
Plan and supervise GSS Press Releases, Press Conference and briefings, seminars, workshops and other events;
Facilitate foreign travel and other otocol arrangements;
Coordinate the design and development of publicity/communication materials supporting statistical enquiries, and products and services from the activities of the Service;
Coordinate the updating of the indicators in the Ghana Info, Country State, Accelerated Data Programme (ADP), Census Info, Integrated Management Information System (MIS) and other databases; and,
Prepare and submit quarterly, annual and other periodic reports on the Communication and Dissemination

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of Master's degree from an accredited tertiary institution with specialisation in any of the following disciplines: Statistics, Demography/Population Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Social Sciences and related fields;
Post graduate degree/certificate in communications, journalism, public relations or other related field;
Minimum of (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;
Extensive experience in public relations and advocacy.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Planning and organisational skills
Good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003)
Strong leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills

Proven experience in building, coaching, and mentoring a team and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing
Adaptability and flexibility to change
Capability in statistical analysis and report writing
Information management skills
Knowledge of Public Financial Management Act, Act 921; Internal Audit Agency Act (IAA), 2003, Act 658; Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2003, Act 663 and the Labour Act (LA), 2003, Act 651.

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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