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UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
VACANCIES FOR SENIOR LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative positions listed below, which will become vacant on 1st August, 2011.

POSITION (1): Dean, Faculty of Arts

The Faculty consists of the following:

Department of English
Department of Linguistics
Department of Philosophy and Classics
Department for the Study of Religions
School of Modern Languages
School of Performing Arts
Language Centre

REPORTING TO: Vice-Chancellor

QUALIFICATIONS:

(a) Must be of professorial status from an academic/research institution.

(b) Must be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in the relevant disciplines.

(c) Must provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the Faculty.

(d) Must demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development.

(e) Must have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the Faculty.

DUTIES

The Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the Faculty and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order in accordance with the policies and procedures prescribed by the University Act and Statutes, or as may be determined by the Council, the Academic Board and the Faculty Board.

The Dean is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the Faculty are duly carried out by members of the Faculty.

The Dean is also responsible for the general administration of the Faculty in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.


POSITION (2): Dean, School of Agriculture

The School of Agriculture, located within the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, is made up of the following:

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Department of Agricultural Extension
Department of Animal Science
Department of Crop Science
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Soil Science

REPORTING TO: Provost, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences

QUALIFICATIONS:

(a) Must be of professorial status from an academic/research institution.

(b) Must be capable of providing academic leadership especially in the area of teaching, research and extension in the relevant disciplines.

(c) Must provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the School.

(d) Must demonstrate capacity to attract funding for research and development.

(e) Must have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the School.

DUTIES

The Dean is responsible for providing leadership to the School and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order in accordance with the policies and procedures prescribed by the University Act and Statutes, or as may be determined by the Council, the Academic Board and the School Board.

The Dean is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the Faculty are duly carried out by members of the School.

The Dean is also responsible for the general administration of the School in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.

POSITION (3): Director, Academic Quality Assurance Unit

REPORTING TO: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs)

QUALIFICATIONS:

(a) Must be of professorial status from an academic/research institution.

(b) Must be capable of providing leadership in the area of Institutional research and analysis, as they relate to academic quality assurance policies.

(c) Must provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the University.

(d) Must demonstrate a good understanding of the teaching and learning processes in the University environment.

(e) Must have the vision and the drive to oversee the growth and development of the Quality Assurance Unit.

DUTIES

The Director is responsible for overseeing academic quality in all academic units, programmes and all institutions which award University of Ghana degrees; and in particular to:

a) Advise the Academic Curriculum, Quality and Staff Development Committee on the determination and maintenance of acceptable levels of academic standards with respect to teaching, learning and research;

b) Conduct, in collaboration with the Planning and Management Information Services Directorate (PMISD), student evaluation of courses and teaching staff every semester;

c) Conduct departmental reviews at least every five years, to be preceded by self-assessment exercises and quality audits;

d) Facilitate and oversee the preparation of quality audits, self-studies, quality assurance reviews, surveys, staff training and development initiatives;

e) Disseminate on a regular basis, matters related to quality enhancement to the wider community and beyond;

f) Organize annual exit surveys of graduating classes and to periodically undertake tracer and employer surveys;

g) Perform any other functions relating to quality assurance as may be referred to it by the University Council or the Academic Board.


TENURE FOR POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE

Three (3) years in the first instance and renewable for another term of up to 3 years.


POSITION (4): Deputy Director, Finance Directorate

REPORTING TO: Director of Finance

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant must have:

a) A good first University degree and professional qualification in Accountancy (ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA) with at least 10 years relevant working experience;
b) good working knowledge of Accounting software packages;
c) considerable strategic, interpersonal and collegial skills that will enable him/her to function within the Higher Education Sector;
d) good business sense with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational issues in top-level University management and administration.
e) high-level analytical skills and demonstrable evidence of competence and leadership.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Thee Deputy Director of Finance is part of a team in the Finance Directorate which is responsible for the management of the finances of the University and for maintaining the integrity of the finances of the University.

The specific responsibilities of the Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Accounting Management and Treasury) include the following:

a) Overseeing all matters pertaining to the recording and reporting of financial transactions through the General Ledger ensuring the integrity of the information
b) introducing robust financial accounting policies, using internal control mechanisms
c) preparing annual financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting practice and appropriate international accounting standards
d) confirming bank balances and reconciling all general ledger figures and reporting actual monthly figures
e) managing the treasury function and developing cash flow and cash forecast schedules
f) managing student accounts and other receivables
g) oversight responsibility for all accounting functions undertaken at the self-accounting units in the University
h) discharging any other assignments that the Director of Finance shall deem necessary.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG25, Legon, Accra, Ghana; or registrar@ug.edu.gh.

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 up to 5-pages indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its vision and mission.

CLOSING DATE


Applications should reach the Registrar by 5th August, 2011.


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