Job Vacancy For Chief Director At Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS)



The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) in fulfillment of its mandate of ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day administration of the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies (MMDAs) and in accordance with the Local Government Service Act 2003, (Act 656) is seeking highly successful and results-oriented persons to fill the following position in the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

Position: Chief Director

Job Purpose:
To provide leadership in the implementation of official policies and programmes in the Region in particular and in the Local Government Service as a whole.

Job Summary:

•   Promotes effective co-ordination and institutional relationships among MMDAs, RCC, LGSS and other organisations;
•   Assesses project proposals and contract agreements to ensure compliance with prescribed laws and regulations;
•   Assists in the formulation and implementation of regional and national policies;
•   Acts as Advisor to the Regional Minister, Head of Service, Development Partners and other relevant Stakeholders;
•   Ensures the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff;
•   Appraises direct reports; and
•   Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Master's Degree from a recognised University in Public Policy, Development Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Public Administration or an equivalent discipline.
•   A minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant working experience in the Public Service of which at least ten (10) years must have beenacquired at Director's level.
•   Membership of a relevant Professional Body will be an added advantage.

The Ideal Candidate must have:

•   Leadership and Managerial Skills
•   Effective Communication Skills
•   Excellent Analytical Skills
•   Substantial expertise in Public Sector Management and Local Government Policy Administration
•   Literacy in Information & Communication Technology (ICT).

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

All Applications shall:

•   Indicate the position applied for in the application;
•   Attach copies of Educational Certificates, Professional Certificates (where applicable), Curriculum Vitae (CV) including three (3) referees with their contact details, (at least one referee must be professional related);

Submit application before Friday, 26th June, 2015 to:

The Head of Service
Local Government Service Secretariat
P. O. Box MB 396
Ministries - Accra


Closing Date: 26 June, 2015
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