Local Government Service Job Recruitment for February 2024

Are you passionate about agricultural development and sustainability? Do you have the expertise to lead agricultural initiatives at the regional level? The Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) is currently seeking a dynamic and results-driven individual to fill the position of Regional Director, Department of Agriculture. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of this exciting job opportunity, including its purpose, responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply.

Job Purpose

As the Regional Director of Agriculture, your primary role will be to spearhead the development of agriculture and ensure the sustainability of the agro-environment within the Local Government Service (LGS). This entails implementing policies, methods, and agricultural technologies to bolster agribusiness, agro-processing, and crop/animal/fish production.

Job Summary

In this position, you’ll be tasked with several key responsibilities:

  1. Promotion of Agricultural Policies and Technologies: You’ll be responsible for promoting policies, methods, and agricultural technologies aimed at enhancing various aspects of agriculture, including agribusiness, agro-processing, and production of crops, animals, and fish.
  2. Reporting on Agricultural Conditions: It will be essential to submit timely reports on agricultural conditions, seasonal changes, and ongoing agricultural activities within the region.
  3. Representation on Regional Food and Agriculture Committees: As the Department’s representative, you’ll participate in Regional Food and Agriculture Committees, contributing insights and initiatives to advance agricultural interests.
  4. Resource Management: Efficient management of people, financial resources, and materials will be crucial for the effective implementation of agricultural programs.
  5. Conducting Workshops and Seminars: You’ll organize and conduct field schools, workshops, and seminars to assess farmer participation and adoption of new farming technologies and techniques.
  6. Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaboration with key stakeholders is vital to improving agriculture service delivery. You’ll work closely with various stakeholders to enhance agricultural practices and outcomes.
  7. Personnel Development: Enhancing the talents, skills, and knowledge of personnel within the department will be an ongoing responsibility.
  8. Performance Appraisals: You’ll conduct regular performance appraisals of direct reports to ensure accountability and drive continuous improvement.

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this position, you must meet the following qualifications and experience requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related field such as Animal Health, Veterinary, Crops, Fisheries, or Economics.
  • A minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in the Local Government Service (LGS) or an equivalent Public Sector institution, with at least 6 years in Senior Management positions.
  • Membership in a recognized professional body.

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate should possess the following knowledge and skill set:

  • Proficiency in Public Finance Management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation abilities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective problem-solving, negotiating, and interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in Public Sector Management, Project Management, Local Government Administration, and relevant legislation.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and IT literacy.

How to Apply

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Gather copies of your education certificates and continuous professional development certificates.
  2. Prepare a two-page Vision Statement for the position.
  3. Update your curriculum vitae with contact information and addresses for three referees, one of whom must be professionally linked.
  4. Complete the application form, ensuring all essential attachments are marked ‘APPLICATION FOR REGIONAL DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.’
  5. Submit your application before the closing date on March 15, 2024, to:The Head of Service Office of the Head of the Local Government Service P.O Box 396 Ministries, Accra

Closing Date: February 27, 2024

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