DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION – GSS

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION

JOB PURPOSE

To provide leadership, technical and operational direction for the implementation of
the programmes and activities related to Communication and Dissemination
Directorate (CDD). The Post holder shall develop a Communications Strategy to
support the dissemination of official statistics in Ghana, deepen collaboration with its
key stakeholders and deliver transformational change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The specific responsibilities of the Director of CDD are as follows:
a. Provide clear and visionary leadership and management of communications
professionals and their teams, to ensure that activities of the directorate are
coherent with wider organizational objectives;
b. Oversee the implementation of activities and plans for the Directorate,
including media and public relationships, library, records and archives,
infographics and visualization, editorial and publishing, and data services in
accordance with the needs of the strategy of the Service;
c. Guide and direct the development of a communications and dissemination
strategy to educate as well as enhance the image of the Service;
d. Develop strategies for the marketing of GSS products and services;
e. 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;
f. 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;
g. Conceptualize 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;

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h. 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;
i. Coordinate the organization of statistical literacy programmes for key
stakeholders and the general public;
j. Plan and supervise GSS Press Releases, Press Conference and briefings,
seminars, workshops and other events;
k. Facilitate foreign travel and other protocol arrangements;
l. Coordinate the design and development of publicity/communication
materials supporting statistical enquiries, and products and services from the
activities of the Service;
m. Coordinate the updating of the indicators in the Ghana Info, Country State,
Accelerated Data Programme (ADP), Census Info, Integrated Management
Information System (IMIS) and other databases; and,
n. Prepare and submit quarterly, annual and other periodic reports on the
Communication and Dissemination Directorate.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
a. A minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution
with specialization in any of the following disciplines: Statistics,
Demography/Population Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Social
Sciences and related fields;
b. Postgraduate degree/certificate in communications, journalism, public
relations or other related fields;
c. 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;
d. Extensive experience in public relations and advocacy.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
a. Planning and organisational skills
b. Good knowledge of the Statistical Service Law, 2019 (Act 1003)
c. Strong leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
d. Proven experience in building, coaching, and mentoring a team and capacity
to inspire and motivate staff
e. Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
f. Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing
g. Adaptability and flexibility to change
h. Capability in statistical analysis and report writing
i. Information management skills
j. 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.

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HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants are to submit six copies of the following set of documents to the
address below:
i. An application letter which gives evidence of examples of experience based
on the enumerated selection criteria;
ii. Detailed Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers, e-mail address
and three referees, including contact details;
a. Internal candidates must have two satisfactory Staff Performance
Appraisal Reports for immediate past years
iii. A vision statement of a maximum length of two pages;
iv. Brief Statement of job responsibilities in the current/latest post;
v. Copies of sample writing, i.e., project report, analytical report, proposals, etc;
vi. Any other relevant information.

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THE SECRETARY
GHANA STATISTICAL SERVICE GOVERNING BOARD
GHANA STATISTICAL SERVICE
P.O. BOX GP 1098
ACCRA

OR
Email: [email protected]
Qualified women and people with disability are encouraged to apply
CLOSING DATE: 21st August 2020

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