Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: Director, Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following vacant senior level administrative position in the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD):

POSITION:    Director, Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate
REPORTING TO:    The Registrar, University of Ghana

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Registrar, the Director of the PDMSD will be responsible for the overall development and maintenance of the physical environment of the University and the provision of essential services in an efficient and effective manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate shall be specifically responsible for:
a.    The supervision of works and contracts to ensure that construction and renovations are in consonance with prevailing industry standards and specifications, taking due cognisance of the needs and requirements of the University.

b.    The management of the construction contracts with a view to ensuring compliance and due delivery of projects.

c.    The procurement of consultancy services relating to the provision of technical advice on construction in compliance with national law and the University’s statute.

d.    The management and maintenance of the buildings, roads, drains, parks and gardens of the University and their designs and drawings.

e.    The acquisition and allocation of housing for employees of the University.

f.    The construction and maintenance of residential facilities for students.

g.    The management and control of land use and the maintenance of records on all land transactions entered into by and on behalf of the University.

h.    The provision of valuation services.

i.    The management, control and disposal of waste.

j.    The provision of fumigation and other pest control services.

k.    The acquisition and maintenance of vehicles and the provision of transportation services.

l.    The maintenance of security on the University’s campuses.

m.    The discharge of any other assignments that the Registrar shall deem necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 The successful applicant must:
a.    Have a good first degree in a relevant field within the built environment profession with a post graduate degree or an equivalent professional qualification in the appropriate field.
b.    Be a member of a professional body.
c.    Have minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant post-qualification experience and must be a practitioner in the field.
d.    Have considerable strategic, interpersonal and collegial skills and should be able to function within the higher education sector.  
e.    Have high-level analytical skills, business sense as well as a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational issues and challenges in top-level management and administration.
f.    Be performance driven and must be keen to achieve results.

Tenure
The Director, PDMSD shall hold office for a period of four years and is eligible for re-appointment.

Method of Application
An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).
The application pack should contain the following:
i.    Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.

ii.    An up to date Curriculum Vitae.

iii.    A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

CLOSING DATE
Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 21st April, 2017.

REGISTRAR
14th March, 2017