Public Services Commission Recruitment 2011

Posted on :

14 Nov, 2011

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Executive Jobs in Ghana, Government Jobs in Ghana

Job Vacancy: Executive Director of the Ghana Library Board

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal oriented, results driven with exceptional leadership qualities and enthusiasm for appointment of the position of Executive Director of the Ghana Library Board.

Object of the Position:
To provide overall professional and administrative leadership, vision, strategic direction, guidance and supervision for the operations of the Board.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day administration of the Board
  • Provide strategic vision, direction and leadership in the execution of all public library policies, programmes and activities
  • Implement policy decisions of the Board
  • Prepare and submit to the Board an annual budget of the Board
  • Plan and draw-up a strategy for capacity building
  • Implement policies and procedures suitable for the Board operations
  • Implement policies and programmes relating to the public library system
  • Advise the Board on public library policies and programmes
  • Develop and sustain partnership with academia; national and international related institutions and associations
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports on its activities to Board within the 1st quarter of the year
  • Lead and co-ordinate the work of the Public Library services
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Ghana Library Board



Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Librarianship/information studies or equivalent related discipline from an Accredited Tertiary Institution
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification relevant work experience, five (5) years of which must be in a Senior Management position in a reputable library or related environment
  • Must belong to a relevant professional Association, preferably the Ghana Library Association (GLA)

Competencies and Skills:

  • Strong managerial and organizational skills;
  • Ability to think broadly and demonstration of creativity;
  • Good leadership and decision making skills
  • Strong administrative and supervisory skills;
  • Good team player;
  • Strong quantitative, qualitative and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Conversant with the Financial Administration Act, the Public Procurement Act and the Internal Audit Agency Act;
  • Conversant with current policies and regulations on Libraray Services


How To Apply

Applications should be forwarded together with supporting documents, a statement of applicant’s vision for the position, a comprehensive document on a five (5) year development plan for the Board, Curriculum vitae, office and residential telephone numbers, e-mail and addresses of three (3) referees to:

P. O. BOX GP 1618

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