Director of Regional Statistical Offices at Ghana Statistical Service

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

Job Description

To provide leadership, statistical, technical and operational direction for the implementation of the programmes and activities of the GSS at Regional Offices in the sixteen regions of the countryas per Statistical Service Law.



The specific responsibilities of the Director of RSOs are as follows:

  • Direct and guide the activities of regional statistics offices and divisions within the Directorate;
  • Supervise the development of work plan and budget for the Directorate, including all RSOs and monitor their implementation;
  • Review the work schedules of the Regional Statisticians;
  • Prepare and submit quarterly, annual and other periodic reports of the Directorate;
  • Advise Regional Coordinating Council and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies through Regional Statisticians on matters relating to statistics;
  • Supervise the preparation of market reading calendar for the regions in collaboration with Economic Statistics Directorate;
  • Review requests and submissions of data, administrative reports, statistical briefs, and other outputs produced by Regional Statisticians;
  • Coordinate the organization of seminars and workshops on economic, social and demographic statistics for key stakeholders in the Regions;
  • Direct the development of statistical capacity building programmes for District Assemblies in the systematic collection, compilation and publication of statistical information, including statistics derived from the activities of those entities;
  • Coordinate the conduct of any census or national survey at the regional level;
  • Coordinate the recruitment of field staff from the regions for statistical inquiries in collaboration with the relevant implementing directorates;
  • Coordinate the preparation of technical statistical reports at the regional level in accordance with Data Quality Assessment framework, the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, the African Charter forStatistics and other international standards;
  • Liaise with Regional Statisticians to ensure that District Statisticians collect administrative data at the lowest level;
  • Respond to data/statistical information requests on the regions;
  • Manage the development and maintenance of database on regional offices.



  • A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution in any of the following: Statistics, Demography/Population Studies, Geography, Economics, Mathematical sciences and related fields;
  • 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.



  • Extensive knowledge of Geographical Information System
  • Good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003)
  • Extensive leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively in a Team
  • Strong leadership, and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changeh.Ability to use intermediate to advance Microsoft Office and statistical software
  • Good knowledge in statistical computing and organization of large amounts of statistics and information
  • Capability in statistical analysis and report writing



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.






More Information
 company logo Ghana Statistical Service Confidential Not Specified
Deadline: 21 Aug 2020
Job Post Expired
hieworks subscribe icon
Get The Job Before Others Do
you for look sharp !