Director of Coordination at Ghana Statistical Service

full time
Greater Accra
Administration & Office Service
Senior level
8 months ago

Job Description

To provide leadership, technical and operational direction for the implementation of the programmes and activities related to Coordination and Programme Management Directorate.The Post holder shall develop, implement and monitor adherence to the Corporate Plan of GSS and the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS).



In line withthe mission and objectives of GSS, the successful applicant will be responsible for four (4) sections; Programme Planning & Budgeting, Programme Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistical Harmonization & Standardization, and Statistical Capacity Building.


specific responsibilities of the Director of CPMare as follows:

  • Oversee the implementation and adherence of the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act, 1003);
  • Mobilise and coordinate resources for the implementation of the GSS Corporate Plan and the Statistical Service Act, 2019, (Act, 1003);
  • Coordinate the preparation of Statistics Sector Medium Term Development Policy Framework;
  • Coordinate the preparation of technical proposals;
  • Coordinate, supervise, promote and support implementation of the GSS Corporate Plan (2020-2024) and the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) and related activities;
  • Supervise the development of work plans, budgets and guidelines for the Service, review and monitortheir implementation;
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects of the Service and submit status reports;
  • Facilitate the arrangements of Staff and Management workshops, seminars, study tours and conferences under donor funding
  • Coordinate with cross discipline team membersto make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules;
  • Facilitate the implementation of national, Africa-wide and global initiatives for statistical development;
  • Ensure compliance with all reporting requirements of Government of Ghana, funding agencies and partners;
  • Ensure standardizationof concepts, definitions, methods and classifications used for data collection within the NSS;
  • Create a platform to ensure cooperation and collaboration among stakeholder institutions for the promotion of data sharing and the maintenance of a central database;
  • Prepare and submit consolidated quarterly, annual and other periodic reports from all directorates;
  • Develop Terms of References for consultants assigned to the Directorate and coordinate their activities;



  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited tertiary institution in any of the following: Statistics, Business Administration, Demography/Population Studies, Geography,Economics, Mathematics, Social Sciences and related fields;
  • A certificate in Project Management is an added advantage;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years post-first degreequalification relevant work experience, (5) years of which must be in a senior management position in a reputable statistical or research Institution.



  • Strong planning, organisational and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
  • Extensive networking, monitoring and management
  • Project and process managemente.Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skillsh.Adaptability and flexibility to change
  • Considerable knowledge in budgeting
  • Information management skills
  • Capability in statistical analysis and report writing
  • Ability to use intermediate to advance Microsoft Office and statistical softwarem
  • .Good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003) n.Knowledge of Public Financial Management Act, Act 921; Internal Audit Agency Act (IAAA), 2003, Act 658; Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2003, Act 663 and the Labour Act (LA),2003, Act 651.



Interested applicants are to submit six copies of the following set of documentsto the address 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 Reportsfor immediate past years
  • A vision statement of a maximum length of two pages;
  • Brief Statement of job responsibilities in current/latest post;
  • Copies of sample writing, i.e., project report, analytical report, proposals, etc;
  • Any other relevant information

Soft copies of document may be submitted to the email in the more info section.






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Deadline: 21 Aug 2020
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