Director of the Information Services Department at Head of Civil Service

Location: Greater Accra Region

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.

Job Title: Director of the Information Services Department

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region
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
Qualifications and Requirements
  • 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
Application Details
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

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