Ghana Health Service: Deputy Director, HR Planning - Jobs in Ghana

Ghana Health Service: Deputy Director, HR Planning

Posted on :

1 Feb, 2011

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana, Human Resources Jobs in Ghana

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

To provide short and long term Human Resource requirement, personnel information and data base management

Responsible for managing the HR planning department
Develop Staffing norms to guide postings and transfers
Involve in initiating HR strategies
Supervise manpower information system
Manage manpower ceilings and control of staff costs
Supervise production of manpower plans and projections
Monitor and evaluate Human Resource Planning programmes
Monitor HR utilisation and offer other technical support and advice at Divisionial, Regional and District levels
Prepare and submit routine and annual reports
Perform any other duties assigned by Director, HRD from time to time
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 should have a post-graduate qualification in Human Resource or a Degree in Human Resource with a postgraduate qualification in Administration/Management with at least 7 years work experience in Human Resource. The last 3 years must be in a Senior Management position preferably in the Public Health Sector. Membership of the Institute of HR Management Practitioners (Ghana) will be a 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

Job Expires 15 Feb, 2011

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