Monday, November 16, 2015



The Civil Service Council invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for appointment as Chief Director for selected Ministries.


The Chief Director, the Administrative/Bureaucratic and Technical Head of a Ministry shall be responsible for the efficient organisation, management and delivery of the mandate of the Ministry subject to the general policy direction of the Head of Civil Service and the Minister.  As the Chief Advisor to the Minister, the Chief Director shall be creative and promote productivity by introducing innovative management practices, techniques and systems. 

Duties and Responsibilities

(a)      Provide leadership and guidance for determining policies and objectives within the sector and the implementation of those policies and objectives.

(b)      Co-ordinate work programmes and provide rules, guidelines and procedures to facilitate the achievement of targets set by the Ministry.

(c)      Ensure the effective organisation and development of training programmes consistent with sectoral policies and programmes.

(d)      Establish systems for effective inter-ministerial and sectoral collaboration and co-operation to avoid duplication and to achieve harmonization of programmes.

(e)      Develop systems of effective work-flow and feed-back on the activities within the sector.

(f)       Initiate plans and programmes to activate and accelerate the decentralization of the relevant sector where required, and

(h)      Lead the implementation of Public Civil Service wide reform agenda as it relates to the sector.

Qualification and experience

·         A  minimum of Masters Degree from a recognized University in Public Policy, Development Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Public Administration, or an equivalent discipline.

·         A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant working experience in Public Service of which at least seven (7) years must have been at the level of a Director/Analogous grade.

·         Membership of a relevant Professional Body will be an advantage.

·         Applicants must be able to serve an initial term of Four (4) years before the statutory retirement age of sixty (60).

·         Extensive knowledge in I.C.T.

Competencies and Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent leadership in performance management.
  • Ability to manage people
  • Adequate knowledge of the Civil Service
  • Good presentation, negotiation and persuasive skill.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Adequate knowledge of the Financial Administration Act, Public Procurement Act and Internal Audit Agency Act.

Personal Attributes

  • A high sense of integrity
  • Must be results-oriented and be proactive
  • Must be innovative and reform oriented.
  • Good human relations and resources  management skills
  • Strong advisory and leadership skills
  • Strong report and proposal writing skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English


Salary and Conditions of Service – Very attractive  

How to apply

  •  Applications should be submitted with the following supporting documents:

-      Curriculum Vitae

-      A maximum of four (4) page statement in (in 1.5cm spacing in 12 font size) on the current issues challenging the performance of the Civil service and how you intend to address them; and

-      The addresses of three (3) referees, including telephone numbers and e-mail.

  •  The applications, together with the above-listed documents should be forwarded, not later than 15th April, 2016 to:


                                                          THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE

                                            OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE

     P. O.  BOX M. 49



NB: Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.