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Ghana Health Service: Deputy Director (Disease Surveillance)

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1 Feb, 2011

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The Ghana Health Service is an autonomous Agency of the Ministry of Health responsible for providing and prudently managing comprehensive and accessible health service at Regional, District and Sub-district levels in accordance with approved national policies. To achieve this, the GHS must attract and appoint suitably qualified personnel to carry out its mandate at various operational levels.

Job Description

Provide leadership in establishment, monitoring and evaluation of national disease survelliance and control programmes. Provide expert advice and direction in the management of epidemics and disease outbreaks

Lead in the development of policies, strategies, guidelines, protocols and standardson disease surveillance
Lead in the development of national surveillance system
Provide technical support to regions/districts on disease surveillance
Ensure that effetive database on disease surveillance is maintained
Lead in the development of systems for monitoring and evaluation disease surveillance programs
Provide expert advice and direction in the management of epidemics and disease outbreaks
Provide regular weekly bulletin on diseases under suveillance
Lead in the development of training programs for disease survillance staff
Contribute to the training of disease control staff
Provide direction in the development and operations of the department
Contribute to the preparation and submission of grant proposals on disease surveillance to health partners and related agencies
Contribute to the implementation quality assurance disease surveillance programmes
Condition: Applicants outside must be able to serve a full term of 4 years effective 1st July 2011 before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60 years

Compensation: The Ghana Health Service compensation package is competitive in the Public Sector

Required Skills or Experience

Applicants must be Medical or Dental practitioners with postgraduate qualification in Public health, a minimum of 7 years experience as a public health Pysician and 3 years in a Senior Management position in the Health Sector. Fellowship of postgraduate medical college will be desirable
Applicants must in addition to specific qualification as indicated have postgraduate qualification relevant to the position and considerable strategic, interpersonal and analytical skills with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational challenges in the Health Sector.
Provide evidence of leadership and continuous professional development or valid registration from the professional institution if applicant’s profession is regulated by law
The ideal candidate must be performance driven and keen to achieve results


How To Apply

Interested persons who meet the above requirement should submit six sets of an application made up of the following documents with the position applied for clearly written at the left corner of the envelope:

Application letter
Curriculum Vitae with names and addresses of two (2) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Copies of valid professional registration/license if profession is regulated by law
One (1) page Vision Statement on how applicant intends to respond to the GHS mission
Applications should be sent by hand or by courier to reach the address below:

The Director (HRD)
Ghana Health Service
Human Resource Directorate
Private Mail Bag
Ministries, Accra

Further information is available by phone: 0302-670329/ 0302-661355/ 0244-265600

Offer valid till: 15 Feb, 2011

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