INTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) in fulfillment of its mandate of ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day administration of the Local Government Service (LGS) and in accordance with the Local Governance Act of 2016, (Act 936) with Amendment (Act 940) is seeking highly a successful and result-oriented person to fill the following position:

  1. REGIONAL DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
  2. HEAD, DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

1. JOB TITLE: REGIONAL DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide leadership for the growth and development of agriculture and sustainability of the agro-environment in the Region.

 

JOB SUMMARY

  • Promotes policies, strategies and appropriate agricultural technologies necessary to improve agribusiness, agro processing and crop and animal production;
  • Reports on agricultural conditions, seasons and activities within a stipulated time frame;
  • Represents the RCC on Food and Agriculture Committees of the Region;
  • Responsible for efficient and effective management of human, financial and material resources for the implementation of agricultural programmes within the decentralization policy framework of the government;
  • Organizes agricultural field schools, workshops and seminars to assess farmers’ participation and the level of adoption of new farming technologies and practices;
  • Liaises with major stakeholders to improve agricultural services delivery;
  • Ensures the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff;
  • Appraises direct reports; and
  • Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related discipline;
  • Minimum of 15 years progressive working experience in the Local Government Service or a comparable Public Sector organization of which at least 6 years must be in a Senior Management level;
  • Must be a staff of the Local Government Service not below the grade of Director of Agriculture;
  • Membership of a recognized professional body would be an added advantage.

 

The ideal candidate must have:

Leadership and Managerial skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent facilitation and presentation skills;
Good negotiation and interpersonal skills;
Good monitoring and evaluation skills;
Substantial expertise in Public Sector Management, Project Management and Local Government Administration;
Excellent analytical skills; and
Literacy in Information & Communications Technology. 

 

MODE OF APPLICATION  

Candidates are to submit an application letter together with the following:

  1. Educational certificates;
  2. Continuous Professional Development certificates;
  3. Curriculum vitae indicating the addresses of three (3) referees of which one must be professionally-related
  4. A two-page statement outlining your vision for agricultural development in the region.

All applicants must indicate the job title on the envelope.

Submit the application before close of work on Wednesday, 30th June 2021 to:

The Head of Service
The Office of Head of Local Government Service
Post Office Box MB 396
Ministries-Accra

 

2. JOB TITLE: HEAD, DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide leadership for the growth and development of agriculture and sustainability of the agro-environment in the District.

 

JOB SUMMARY

  • Promotes policies, strategies and appropriate agricultural technologies necessary to improve agribusiness, agro processing and crop and animal production;
  • Reports on agricultural conditions, seasons and activities within a stipulated time frame;
  • Represents the District on Food and Agriculture Committees of the District;
  • Responsible for efficient and effective management of human, financial and material resources for the implementation of agricultural programmes within the decentralization policy framework of the government;
  • Organizes agricultural field schools, workshops and seminars to assess farmers’ participation and the level of adoption of new farming technologies and practices in the District;
  • Liaises with major stakeholders to improve agricultural services delivery;
  • Ensures the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff;
  • Appraises direct reports; and
  • Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or a related discipline;
  • Minimum of 8 years progressive working experience in the Local Government Service or a comparable Public Sector organization of which at least 2 years must be in a Management level;
  • Must be a staff of the Local Government Service not below the grade of Senior Agricultural Officer;
  • Membership of a recognized professional body would be an added advantage.

 

The ideal candidate must have:

Leadership and Managerial skills;
Very good oral and written communication skills;
Very good facilitation and presentation skills;
Good negotiation and interpersonal skills;
Good monitoring and evaluation skills;
Excellent analytical skills; and
Literacy in Information & Communications Technology.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION  

Candidates are to submit an application letter together with the following:

  1. Educational certificates;
  2. Continuous Professional Development certificates;
  3. Curriculum vitae indicating the addresses of three (3) referees, of whom one must be professionally-related

All applicants must indicate the job title on the envelope.

Submit the application before close of work on Wednesday, 30th June 2021 to:

The Head of Service
The Office of Head of Local Government Service
Post Office Box MB 396
Ministries-Accra

 

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