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Ghana Health Service Jobs in Ghana: Deputy Director (Nutrition)

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7 Jun, 2010

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Ghana Health Service (GHS) is a Public Service body established under Act 525 of 1996 as required by the 1992 constitution. It is an autonomous Executive Agency responsible for implementation of national policies under the control of the Minister for Health through its governing Council – the Ghana Health Service Council. Ghana Heath Service recruits Deputy Director (Nutrition)

Job Description

Duration: The Appointment is for a renewable term of four (4) years

Job Purpose:
Provide leadership in the planning and organization of nutrition programmes
Lead in the development of policies, strategies, guidelines, protocols on nutrition
Provide direction in the development and operations of the departments
Contribute to the preparation and submission of grant proposals on nutrition to health partners
Lead in the assessment of nutritional status and initiate investigations into nutritional problems
Provide expert advice on matters relating to food and nutrition
Lead in the development of systems for monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs
Ensure that effective database on nutrition programs and interventions is maintained
Contribute to the implementation of quality assurance in nutrition programs
Contribute to the promotion of healthy life style
Contribute to policy development, analysis and review in the Ghana Health Service (GHS)
Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of national health policies within the GHS
Contribute to the development of medium/long term strategies plans for the GHS
Prepare annual reports and other on the department

The Ghana Health Service compensation package is competitve in the Public Sector

Required Skills or Experience


Applicants should have post-graduate qualification in their respective fields with 7 year experience as practitioners in their professionl fields
The last 3 years (5 years for first 3 positions) must be in a Management position preferably in the Public Health Sector
Evidence of leadership and continuous professional development or valid registration from the professional institution is necessary if applicants’ profession is regualated by law
Applicants must have considerable strategic, interpersonal and analytical skills with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational challenges in the Health Sector
The ideal candidate must be performance driven and keen to achieve results

Applicants outside the GHS must be able to serve a full term of four (4) years effective 1 October 2010 before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60years

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
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. Further information is available on the GHS Website: or by phone 0302661354/0302661355/0244265600

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

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