Ghana Statistical Service: IT Consultant

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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.

Develop an IT Strategic Plan for GSS
Set up a Network Operating Centre (NOC) at GSS head office
Design, costing and set up an enterprise network that will link GSS head office to all GSS regional offices for both data and voice, internet connectivity, document and reports distribution and sharing, announcements and notices, etc
Set up and implement business applications to facilitate work eg. stores and vehicle management system, work flow, etc
Develop the following IT Policies and Plans; Use Policy, Maintenance and Replacement Policy, Security Policy, Change Management Plan, Processes Plan, Auditing Plan, Disaster Prevention & Recovery Plan, Business Continuity Plan
Set up a secured and reliable Data Backup system
Design and set up appropriate central database and statistical analysis systems, including appropriate work procedures that will enable GSS to produce relevant statistics in a timely manner
Re-structure the IT Division to make it more effective, responsive, focused and capable of managing and supporting IT infrastructure and applications to meet the IT needs of stakeholders
Support the improvement of MDA statistical IT systems
Identify and provide continuous IT training and upgrading of skills of staff to effectively manage and use IT
Duration: One year renewable

Required Skills or Experience

Minimum first degree in Computer Science or related field
Understanding of statistical production and dissemination procedures and processes
Ability to mentor staff and facilitate learning by doing
Experience in Public Service or Donor Funded Projects is an advantage
Proven track record in working effectively within multidisciplinary teams
Computer proficiency in standard office applications (Spread sheets, word processing, Internet Explorer
Knowledge of statistical applications and databases
Strong leadership and inter-personal skills, including excellent communication and facilitation 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

Anybody asking you to pay money to schedule your interview or offer you job may be a scam

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