Job Vacancy For Coordinator Communication

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for one-year contract appointments as Coordinators and nine-month contract appointment as Consultants at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President.

Purpose of the Job:
In 2009, the Government established the Public Sector Reform Secretariat (PSRS) within the Office of the President and assigned oversight responsibility for facilitation of public sector reforms in Ghana to a Minister of State at the Presidency.

PSRS has a strategic and technical back-stopping role. The primary responsibilities of PSRS focus on coordination, financial management, facilitation of procurement, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting on progress of public sector reform. The Secretariat is presently strengthening its capacity to deliver on its mandate.

A new Public Sector Reform project is being implemented based on New Approach to Public Sector Reform which seeks to focus reforms on delivering specific results in various sectors of the economy, particularly the delivering of the Government's main development agenda for job creation and food security.

This enhanced perspective on the nature of the Public Sector Reform strategy and framework requires senior and experienced individuals to provide support to the public sector reform programme in the areas of procurement, financial management and resource mobilization, communication, project analysis, project financing and M&E.

Key Responsibilities:
General Tasks:

•  Develop and implement the annual work plan of the Division;
•  Provide technical backstopping to all reform environments in the area of communication;
•  Ensure that reform programmes in area of Division's specialization are consistent with the public sector reform framework; and
•  Prepare area of specialization performance reports

Specific Tasks:

•  Provide communication support during project preparation and project implementation (including prior and post review of all communication documents and decisions);
•  Lead on the development and implementation of PSRS' communication strategy;
•  Develop and execute PSRS' media strategy across all media, including press, broadcast and publications, to raise PSRS' profile and market PSRS' activities, including international programmes (CAFRAD, CAPAM, AAPAM, CAMPS), recruitment, fundraising, etc.;
•  Maintain a media contact list;
•  Lead on copy-writing and production of key PSRS publications, including Annual Review and bi-annual public journals;
•  Research and write copy for external articles and press;
•  Lead on the copy-writing and production of monthly e-newsletters;
•  Lead on the collation of information and feedback on PSRS' activities and the collation of reform stores and case studies;
•  Set, with the Finance Coordinator, monitor and forecast an accurate communication budget;
•  Organizer PSRS conferences and other events as necessary; and
•  Respond to media enquiries out of hours when necessary

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with position

Qualification Required & Experience


Master's Degree in Communication, with at least two (2) years working experience or Degree level (4-year degree) in Journalism, Communication, Marketing or a related field, with at least five (5) years working experience


•  Demonstrated analytical clarity, problem-solving skills and negotiating skills with ability to balance project objectives and communication requirements with IAs needs;
•  Strong communication skills in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues, both orally and in writing, and excellent listening skills;
•  Ability to deal sensitively and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues within a matrix management environment
•  Exceptional degree of integrity, judgment and tact in handling the most sensitive, diverse and confidential material; and
•  Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail;
•  Computer literate with good MS Office Skills;
•  Excellent writing skills;
•  Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence across the organization and externally;
•  Confidence to represent PSRS externally including public speaking as necessary; and
•  Understanding of World Bank's business objectives, policies and practices related to public sector reform projects and critical links to communication


•  Ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communication activities: media, websites, publications, marketing, social media, events, etc;
•  Proven and demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of media, developing media strategies and relations, preparing press releases, etc;
•  Proven and demonstrable experience of editing and producing publications
•  Experience working with e-communications, including preparing and sending e-newsletters; and
•  Knowledge and understanding of technical and legal aspects of communication at all phases of a donor-supported project

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record of achievement in modernizing procurement, financial management and resource mobilization, communication, project financial analysis and M&E activities in an organization, and of coaching and mentoring others in similar situations

How To Apply For The Job

Application Procedure:
To obtain further details, including background to Government of Ghana and its public sector reform programmes, and Terms of Reference for theses posts, please, contact the Public Sector Reform Secretariat by Tel: (233)302 684086/7 or Fax: (233)302 670 295.

The application must be addressed to

The Chief Programme Coordinator
Public Sector Reform Secretariat
Public Services Commission Building
1st Floor, Room 109

Certified copies of qualifications, as well as the names and letters of two referees must be submitted with your application

Closing Date: 02 August, 2012