Ghana Health Service Jobs: District Director (65 Positions)

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7 Jun, 2010

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana

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. GHS Ghana recruits: District Director (65 available Positions)

Job Description

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

Job Purpose:
To provide direction in the management of all areas of health service delivery in the district and to advise the Metro, Municipal or District Assembly on health matters

Be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Service in the district
Provide leadership and supervisory role in the execution of all health programmes and health activities in the district
Monitor the implementation of both clinical and public health interventions including communicable disease control and surveilliance, reproductive, adolescent and child health,nutrition and health promotion in the district
Ensure implementation of decisions of the District Health Committee
Plan and organize human and material resources for health service delivery in the district
Provide quality direction and feedback to the sub-districts on their performance
Investigate disease, outbreaks, ensure emergency preparedness from a public health perspective and provide expert advice on health to the Metro Municipal District Assembly
Provide leadership and technical support to develop protocols and guidelines for medical services in the District using a multidisciplinary team
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
Candidate must be in the Health profession
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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