Job Vacancy - Chief Risk Officer

The University of Ghana invites suitably qualified applicants for the Senior Level Administrative position of Chief Risk Officer.




The Vice-Chancellor as the Chief Executive Officer is the overall University Chief Risk Officer. The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) shall coordinate all risk management activities of the University. The CRO would develop and deploy the core enterprise risk management toolset including risk identification, assessment, prioritisation, mitigation, monitoring, reporting templates, and communication tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake all the duties and responsibilities in the Risk Framework such as the following:

  • Develop and deploy the core enterprise risk management toolsets including risk identification, assessment, prioritization, mitigation, monitoring
  • Identify, monitor emergent risks and report on them
  • Work with risk owners to complete periodic risk analysis and develop risk documentation and report
  • Assess and implement effective business continuity and disaster recovery measures across the University of Ghana
  • Enhance Emergency Response Procedures
  • Extend risk principles into the wider university strategy
  • Develop the data strategy required to build an accurate picture of operational risk
  • Educate the university community on the university’s risk management strategy
  • Train and communicate with University staff on risk management policies and structures.


  • Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leader
  • Relationship Builder and Collaborator
  • Expertise in Risk Management and Compliance
  • Persuasive and Influential Communicator with high oral and written communication skills

Qualifications and Experience

Candidate must possess;

  • A Master's Degree with risk management specialisation and more than ten years of progressively responsible experience in Enterprise Risk Management and
  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive team.


The appointment shall normally be for 4 (four) years and is renewable for another term based on performance.


Interested applicants are required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

i. Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Staff (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at;

ii. An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates; and,

iii. A statement of about 2000 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. The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at:

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University’s website at

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.



Applications should reach the Registrar not later than Monday, 9th December, 2019.



12th November, 2019