GSS extends deadline for recruiting census trainers

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has extended the deadline for prospective applicants to submit their applications for the Pre-Certification Training Programme of Trainers for Censuses.

The training programme will equip participants with the tools to effectively communicate key concepts to other trainers and to enumerators as well as build capacity in important areas such as presentation skills, classroom management, and leadership.

Applications are being accepted until  September 30, 2020, for National Trainers and  October 30, 2020, for Regional Trainers.

The upcoming Population and Housing Census will be used to launch the maiden programme for the pre-certification of trainers for data collection in Ghana to qualify them as trainers for the upcoming Population and Housing Census and future censuses.

The pre-certification of trainers will make them eligible to be trainers for other national censuses and surveys such as the Ghana Living Standards Survey, Demographic and Health Surveys and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.

The pre-certification training programme will combine virtual with in-person modules and will run from October 15, 2020, to February 5, 2021, for National Trainers and from  November 17, 2020, to March 5, 2021, for Regional Trainers.

National Trainers will be trained to train Regional Trainers who will be trained to directly train Data Collection Officers. National Trainers will be recruited to work in their region of residence while Regional Trainers will be recruited to work in their district of residence.

After completing the pre-certification programme and carrying out their duties as trainers, trainers will be required to carry out additional responsibilities such as monitoring and report writing. As such, trainers engaged for the 2021 Population and Housing Census must be available through to the end of the census period.

The GSS said in a statement that the application process is free. Eligible individuals with a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience as a trainer for censuses/surveys are invited to apply online via

The Statistical Service conducted the country’s last census in 2010.  This year’s census scheduled for April has been rescheduled thrice with the government’s statistical body looking at next year to count the country’s population.

  1. Leba-ere Karim says

    I applied for the position of IT support and i was asked to update my information but some fields(locality) could not open for me to update. It is a requirement and i can’t do without it.

  2. Anonymous says

    How will I know whether or not am picked

  3. Hannat says

    I tried to update my details but it didn’t even open for me. I called the number to call for assistance and no one answered it. I also sent an email and no reply yet since Wednesday.
    I’m stranded and don’t know what to do again.

  4. Anonymous says

    I’m facing the same problem as yours

  5. Felix says

    Please ! I applied as an enumerator n was sent an email to update my resident details but it only opens the options with the previous selected area…N no option again to select from again …Please help us

  6. Anonymous says

    Please, I also applied as enumerator and massage was sent to update my place of residence but couldn’t open. What do I do now?

  7. Keli says

    To update the locality field you will have to open the region and select another region, then re-select ur original region. And the field should now be populated

  8. Abdullah Abdul-Fatahu says

    I applied for consideration as an enumeration officer and had a message asking me to update some information. However,my email address through which the message was given was described as ‘does not exist’,please, what should I do?

  9. Anonymous says

    I also applied and later received an email to update my information but I could not .

  10. Mi says

    Please, l also applied as enumerator and message was sent to update my place of residence but couldn’t open. Please what do l do?

  11. Mizz Kesewaah says

    Please, l also applied as enumerator and message was sent to update my place of residence but couldn’t open.

  12. Anonymous says

    If you tried to log in but have no access call any of the numbers displayed in the Enumerators’ Recruitment Platform for assistance. Thank you

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