Director of Communication - CSIR Ghana

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Job Summary

They shall be in charge of the commercial activities of the Council at the corporate level and be responsible to the Director-General.


  • Be responsible to the Director-General and Council for the commercialisation functions of the CSIR
  • Oversee all operations of Commercialisation Divisions (CDs) implementation
  • Supervise the activities of Marketing Officers/Public Relations Officers
  • Provide direction on pricing and costing policy, advertising, promotion and market research within the CSIR
  • Supervise and train all Marketing Officers
  • Undertake market research information, corporate image building, vibility and science and technology (S&T) popularisation
  • Co-ordinate preparation of commercialisation reports for the Governing Council of the organisation

Qualification Required & Experience

The applicant should have the following qualifications and attributes

  • MBA/MSc or other relevant Master’s Degree with Marketing as the principal subject
  • Principal Marketing Officer in a Research Institution, University or an analogous institution with a minimum of 10 years of post-qualification experience OR



  • Principal Marketing Officer with a minimum of 15 years of post-qualification experience in a reputable marketing firm, industry or public service
  • Must have had a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management position relating to marketing
  • Possession of a relevant professional qualification or membership or a Professional Marketing body in good standing
  • Good knowledge of the agencies in the relevant sectors, as well as the ability to interact with top management in other institutions and agencies
  • Ability to generate and attract funding, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to translate policy decisions into actionable programmes
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to motivate and direct staff

Age Limit: The candidate should not be more than 55 years

Tenure: The position is 5 years in the first instance and may be renewed once, subject to satisfactory performance, if the candidate is not more than 60 years at the time of the expiration of the first term.

Salary: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits

Location: Accra

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