Vacancy for Director, Careers and Counseling Centre

The University of Ghana hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Director, Careers and Counseling Centre, to take effect from 1st August, 2020.

POSITION:           Director, Careers and Counseling Centre
REPORTING TO:  Registrar
The Careers and Counseling Centre offers comprehensive professional counseling as well as career and placement services to all members of the University, including students and alumni.

The Director is responsible for providing leadership in the area of counseling and career advisory services in the University, 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 Advisory Board of the Centre.
The Director is to ensure that the approved programmes and functions of the Centre are duly carried out by members of the Centre. The Director is also responsible for the general administration of the Centre in respect of human, financial and material resources within the general framework of University policy.

i.  The candidate should possess a good first degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant field, with a minimum of 10 years relevant working experience at management level.

ii.  In addition, the applicant must have:
a)  Considerable strategic, interpersonal and collegial skills that will enable him/her to function within the Higher Education Sector;
b)  Good business sense with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational issues in top-level University management and administration;
c)  High level analytical skills and demonstrable evidence of competence and leadership; and,
d)  Considerable experience in dealing with students at the tertiary level.

The person appointed as Director, Careers and Counseling Centre, shall hold office for a period of four years and is eligible for re-appointment.

An applicant is required to submit the 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 Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) 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 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. The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at

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

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 9th March, 2020.


3rd February, 2020.