DIRECTOR OF COORDINATION AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT-GSS

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DIRECTOR OF COORDINATION AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT (CPM)

JOB PURPOSE
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).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In line with the 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.
The specific responsibilities of the Director of CPM are as follows:
a. Oversee the implementation and adherence of the Statistical Service Act,
2019 (Act, 1003);
b. Mobilise and coordinate resources for the implementation of the GSS
Corporate Plan and the Statistical Service Act, 2019, (Act, 1003);
c. Coordinate the preparation of Statistics Sector Medium Term Development
Policy Framework;
d. Coordinate the preparation of technical proposals;
e. Coordinate, supervise, promote and support the implementation of the GSS
Corporate Plan (2020-2024) and the National Strategy for the Development
of Statistics (NSDS) and related activities;
f. Supervise the development of work plans, budgets and guidelines for the
Service, review and monitor their implementation;
g. Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects of the
Service and submit status reports;
h. Facilitate the arrangements of Staff and Management workshops, seminars,
study tours and conferences under donor funding;
i. Coordinate with cross-discipline team members to make sure that all parties
are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules;
j. Facilitate the implementation of national, Africa-wide and global initiatives
for statistical development;
k. Ensure compliance with all reporting requirements of Government of
Ghana, funding agencies and partners;
l. Ensure standardization of concepts, definitions, methods and classifications
used for data collection within the NSS;
m. Create a platform to ensure cooperation and collaboration among
stakeholder institutions for the promotion of data sharing and the
maintenance of a central database;

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n. Prepare and submit consolidated quarterly, annual and other periodic
reports from all directorates;
o. Develop Terms of References for consultants assigned to the Directorate
and coordinate their activities;

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
a. 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;
b. A certificate in Project Management is an added advantage;
c. Minimum of ten (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.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
a. Strong planning, organisational and analytical skills
b. Strong leadership and capacity to inspire and motivate staff
c. Extensive networking, monitoring and management
d. Project and process management
e. Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
f. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
g. Strong written and verbal communication skills
h. Adaptability and flexibility to change
i. Considerable knowledge in budgeting
j. Information management skills
k. Capability in statistical analysis and report writing
l. Ability to use intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office and statistical
software
m. 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.

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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