VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians to fill vacant positions in the Local Government Service (LGS) as follows:

A) POSITION: Assistant Agricultural Officer (AAO) REF: OHLGS/AAO/OOI

JOB PURPOSE: To assist in the effective delivery of agricultural services in the RCCs and MMDAs

ACCOUNTABILITY: The AAO shall report to the Head, Department of Agriculture.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Assists in the implementation of agricultural programmes and policies;
  • Collaborates with researchers; field officers and farmers to implement on-farm adaptive trials on new improved technologies;
  • Writes and submits field reports to the DDAs and RDAs;
  • Supervises field activities and monitors attitudes and work performance of field officers; and
  • Undertakes field demonstrations in partnership with the field officers to explain new technologies and practices to farmers.
  • Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned

QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Extension from recognized University or Agricultural College.

REMUNERATION: The Salary level attached to this position is SSSP level 16L


B) POSITION: Production Officer REF: OHLGS/PO/OO2

JOB PURPOSE: To collect data on production systems, food and input prices in an operational area.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Production Officer shall report to the Head, Department of Agriculture.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Assists in the formation of Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs);
  • Identifies problems affecting agricultural value chains and offers advice;
  • Arranges field days and keeps agricultural records for research purposes;
  • Supervises work of field extension staff;
  • Writes monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the DDAs; and
  • Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION:  Diploma in General Agriculture from a recognized University or Agricultural College.

REMUNERATION: The Salary level attached to this position is SSSP level 14L


C) POSITION: Agricultural Extension Agent (Technical Officer II)

JOB PURPOSE: To disseminate new farming technologies and advise farmers (farmer-groups) and other community-based stakeholders on how to appropriately apply farming technologies to improve agricultural productivity.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Agricultural Extension Agent shall report to the Head, Department of Agriculture

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Establishes demonstrations to purposely educate farmers on modern farming practices;
  • Organizes farmers’ groups and networks the groups with external partners;
  • Identifies agro-related problems and actively engages farmers in finding locally practicable solutions;
  • With help from the DAOs, the TO II develops route maps and visit schedules; and
  • Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION: Certificate in General Agriculture from recognized University or Agricultural College.

REMUNERATION: the salary level of a technical officer grade II is SSSP 12L


Please note:

  1. All applicants for the above positions must have completed the mandatory National Service;
  2. The Service shall not consider unsolicited applications submitted prior to this advertisement;
  3. Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

Mode of application:

  1. Applicants must complete the Public Service Commission form 2 (PSC 2) and attach their Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic certificates and National Service Certificate where applicable.
  2. The Envelope should be marked with the relevant reference number of the advert.
  3. The completed application shall be submitted to the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service or to the postal address below:

The Head of Service
Office of the Head of the Local Government Service
P. O. Box MB396
Ministries, Accra

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 10th August 2018 at 5pm local time.

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