Ghana Health Service Jobs: Regional Director (Health Services)

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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 recruits Regional Director (Health Services) (3 Positions available)

Job Description

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

Job Purpose:
To ensure policy translation, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation; provide direction in the management of all areas of health service delivery and to advice the Regional Coordinating Council on health matters in the region

Provide leadership and supervisory role in the execution of health programmes and activities
Set and coordinate work programmes to achieve set targets in the region
Lead in the development and implementation of systems for monitoring and evaluation of clinical care and public health programmes in the Region
Lead in the planning and coordination of capital development projects for health facilities
Provide quality direction and feedback, ensure translation and adaptation of national health policies and efficient management systems in Health institutions in the Region
Ensure the execution of performance contracts with the districts and other health service providers and promote corporate image of the Service of the Region
Oversee plans and budget preparation and implementation as well as control and monitoring of finances in the Regional Health Directorate
Ensure development and effective management of the financial and human resources
Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of national health policies within the GHS
Contribute to policy development, analysis and review in the Ghana Health Service (GHS)
Contribute to the development of medium/long term strategies plans for the GHS

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
Candidates must be in the Health Profession

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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