Internal Advertisement: Environmental Health Services Officer

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons within the institution for the following vacant senior member position in the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD).

REPORTING TO:Deputy Director of PDMSD (P.D.P & T)

The Environmental Health Services Officer, Estate Management and Maintenance Division is part of a team in the PDMSD which is responsible for the management of the Physical Development and Maintenance of Facilities and Properties of the University.

Key Responsibilities
i.    General supervision and control of Public Health Staff/Sanitary Labourers in the University.
ii.   Analyze and advise on the planning, design, construction and maintenance of sanitation systems, including waste treatment options.
iii.  Analyze Public Health consequences of various human activities to ensure sound judgment during inspection.
iv.  Undertake education and compliance activities to assist food proprietors in meeting their legislative requirements.
v.   Inspect workplaces regularly to audit safety and environmental procedures and report findings as appropriate.
vi.  Planning and organizing general environmental sanitation of the University.
vii. Creating and implementing an Environmental Management Plan/Policy.
viii. Implement and maintain programs and procedures to facilitate a safer environment
ix.  Reviewing, developing and improving the organization’s safety management system, ensuring that health and safety risks are identified, assessed and managed with appropriate control measures in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
x.    Preparation of annual budget and annual report indenting of the Environmental Health stores.
xi.   To ensure that the team has effective strategies and plans, with a strong performance management culture.
xii.   Advice the Director and other officers on all aspects relating to the Environmental Health/Health and Safety issues.
xiii.  Any other assignment given by the Director for the achievement of the Directorate’s mandate.

The successful applicant must have:
a)    A minimum of a good first degree in Public Health Services Management or Environmental Health from a recognised tertiary institution and a Master’s degree in a relevant field with, at least, two (2) years post-qualification working experience.
b)    Membership of the recognized professional body may be an advantage
c)    Be a current employee of the University of Ghana

Required Skills:
i.    Leadership skills and be a team player with a flexible and open attitude
ii.   Ability to support a team with good collaboration skills
iii.  Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
iv.  Good report-writing skills
v.   Excellent communication and influencing skills
vi.  Attention to detail and a methodical approach to work.

An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hard copy); or (Soft copy).
The application pack should contain the following:

i.    Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional employees (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at:;
ii.   An up to date Curriculum Vitae; and,
iii.  Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates.

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 2nd March, 2020.

24th January, 2020