Job Vacancy For Director of the Information Services Department At Head of Civil Service

The Office of the Head of Civil Services invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal-oriented, results-driven and have exceptional leadership qualities for appointment to the post of Director of the Information Services Department.

Object of the Position:
To provide leadership and strategic direction for the operations of the Department.

Main Duties:

•  Assist in policy formulation and dissemination of government programmes to the public and institutions
•  Assist in reviewing press releases and publications by the press and media houses and government institutions
•  Coordinate and monitor departmental activities with regard to press coverage during State events and ceremonies
•  Maintain good relationship and public image with international agencies, government and non-governmental institutions including official visitors in articulating government policies, answering queries on issues, and sharing government accomplishments with the public and the media
•  Provide effective management of the department
•  Provides professional advice to the Minister of Information for effective decision-making

Qualification Required & Experience

•  A minimum of Masters Degree in Communication Studies, Journalism or related discipline
•  Membership of relevant Professional Associations
•  A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant experience with nine (9) years in senior management position in a Public Service organisation or a reputable private sector organisation

Competencies and Skills:

•  Ability to review technical reports
•  Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and interests
•  Good human and public relations skills
•  Must have demonstrable leadership and strategic management skills
•  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•  Must have good experiential knowledge of government policies and programmes
•  Conversant with the activities of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies
•  Abreast with local and international news
•  Knowledge of basic French language or any other foreign language
•  Intermediate Computer literacy skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Application should be forwarded together with the following supporting documents:

•  A statement of applicant's vision for the position
•  A comprehensive write-up on a five (5) year development plan for the Department
•  Curriculum Vitae
•  Office and residential telephone numbers including an e-mail
•  Addresses of three (3) referees to:

P. O. BOX M49

Closing Date:  19 April, 2013