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;
Oversees 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 the 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 protocol 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
Academic Qualifications for Director of Communication and Dissemination
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;
Postgraduate degree/certificate in communications, journalism, public relations or another 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.
Basic Skills for Director of Communication and Dissemination
Applicant must have a good planning and organisational skills
Must have good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003)
Must have strong leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
Must have a proven experience in building, coaching, and mentoring a team and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
Must have an excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Must be familiar with social media platforms and social media marketing
Adaptability and flexibility to change
Must have the capability in statistical analysis and report writing
Applicant must have Information management skills
Lastly, applicant must have a good 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.
When is the Closing Date for Ghana Statistical Service Recruitment Exercise 2020?
Application deadline for this recruitment exercise has not been officially announced to the public yet, once it’s announced we would update this page.
PLEASE NOTE: QUALIFIED WOMEN AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
How to Apply for Ghana Statistical Service Recruitment 2020
If you read this guide and have meet with the requirements and qualifications of this job, then you’re ready to be recruited. So we would guide you on how to apply for this job.
To apply for this job you’re to do submit six copies of the following documents to the address given below:
An application letter which gives evidence of examples of experience based on the enumerated selection criteria;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers, e-mail address and three referees, including contact details; Internal candidates must have two satisfactory Staff Performance Appraisal Reports for immediate past years.
A vision statement of a maximum length of two pages;
Brief Statement of job responsibilities in the current/latest post;