Announcement of Internal Vacancy for Chief Development Planning Officer for Regional Co-ordinating Council (Regional Development Planning Officer)

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) as provided in the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936) is seeking highly successful and result-oriented person to fill the position of:

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICER FOR REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL (REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICER)

 

JOB PURPOSE

To lead in strategic planning and implementation of public policies and programmes to achieve sustainable economic growth and development.

 

JOB SUMMARY

  • Supervises the preparation of annual reports and Development Action Plans and
  • Medium Term Development Plans;
  • Acts as Secretary to the Development Planning Coordinating Unit;
  • Plans and promotes development policies that can facilitate public service delivery and effective implementation of economic development projects;
  • Responsible for the efficient administration of departmental resources and
  • supervision of staff;
  • Ensure 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 Public Policy, Planning, Development Economics, Economics, or relevant 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; and
  • Member of a recognized professional body. 

 

The Ideal candidates must also have the following knowledge and skills mix:

  • Public Financial Management
  • Leadership and Managerial skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good problem solving, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Good monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Substantial expertise in Public Sector Management, Project Management and Local Government Administration and relevant legislations;
  • Excellent analytical skills; and
  • Literacy in Information & Communications Technology

 

Applicants shall be serving officers of the Local Government Service

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants shall apply and attach copies of:

  • Educational Certificates;
  • Continuous Professional Development Certificates;
  • A Two-Page Vision Statement of the position;
  • Curriculum vitae indicating the contact details and addresses of three (3) referees of which one shallbe professionally-related.

 

Completed application with all relevant attachments marked ‘APPLICATION FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICER’ shall be submitted before close of work on 11th September, 2023 to: 

The Head of Service

Office of the Head of the Local Government Service

P.O Box 396

Ministries, Accra

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