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Ghana Statistical Service: HR / Change Management Expert

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3 Jan, 2011

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The Government of Ghana has received a grant from the European Union (EU) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to support the implementation of the Ghana Statistical Service Institution Reform. The fund is being managed by the World Bank (WB) under the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Statistical Development Project. The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) intends to apply part of the funds under the project to engage Individual Consultants.

Review existing HR Policies and Procedures of GSS and identify gaps and capacity weakness compared to international best practice
Propose and develop comprehensive HR Policies and Procedures and implement and administer a comprehensive Human Resources Management System

Ensure the development and maintenance of a comprehensive HR database for GSS
Develop detailed roles for all functions, develop job descriptions and job profiles for each position and establish essential and desirable competencies and skills for each position
Design, recommend and implement a transparent Staff Performance Management System and train staff in the system
Support managers/supervisors and build their capacity/skills for effective staff management
Design and Manage attendance and leave registers and ensure compliance
Facilitate knowledge sharing processes within GSS and with the other Ministries, Departments and Agnecies (MDAs)
Review the existing career development policy and suggest changes or devise a suitable promotion policy and rewards/incentives system for good performance in accordance with GoG policies
Review the current training policy and suggest improvements to ensure continuous enhancement of employee skills and competencies
Work with the Change Management Team within the GSS to ensure that the necessary processes are in place for the reform of the GSS

Duration: One year renewable

Required Skills or Experience

Minimum of 10 years experience in human resources management or Public Administration
An MBA with specialisation in HR or PhD in Human/Public Administration
Experience in change management issues within a public organisation
At least five years managerial experience dealing with team and organisational building, preferably in the public sector
Knowledge of modern Human Resources Department techniques and an understanding of organisational theory and practice with regard to the public sector
Ability to mentor staff and facilitate learning by doing
Experience in dealing with Public Service or Donor Funded Projects is an advantage
Excellent skills in project management
Proven track record in working effectively within multidisciplinary teams
Computer proficiency in standard office applications (Spread sheets, word processing, Internet Explorer)
Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills


How To Apply

The Ghana Statistical Service now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services.

Interested consultants must provide information indicating they are qualified to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, general qualification/academic background; and knowledge of local conditions, such as local language, culture, administrative systems and government organisations).
Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (revised May, 2010)
Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours GMT, Mondays to Fridays. Expression of Interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Expression of Interest”. The position should be clearly written on the envelope and delivered by 10:00 hours GMT to the address below:

The Head of Procurement
Ghana Statistical Serivce
(2nd Floor, Room 241)
P. O. Box GP 1098

Detailed Terms of Reference for position can be found at the GSS website: ( and UN Development Business online (UNDB online) (

Offer valid till: 12 Jan, 2011

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