Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: Director of Public Affairs

The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the Senior Level Administrative position listed below, to take effect from 1st August, 2021.

POSITION:            Director, Public Affairs Directorate
REPORTING TO:    Registrar

THE POSITION
The Public Affairs Directorate falls under the Central Administration and is primarily responsible for planning, organizing and managing programmes and activities which enhance the flow of Communication between the University and its Publics. Its functions cover the following main areas:

  • Alumni Affairs
  • University Publications
  • Community relations
  • University events management
  • Relations with the media
  • Protocol and official travel arrangements

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Registrar, the Director of Public Affairs Directorate shall be responsible for cultivating, coordinating and maintaining the University’s relations with its publics, including the media. These responsibilities include:
a)    Overseeing University functions and events including Congregation and inaugural, inter-faculty and valedictory lectures;
b)    Receiving guests and visitors of the University and providing the necessary courtesies;
c)    Regulating and controlling the putting up of notices, posters, and banners on University premises;
d)    The maintenance of relations with the Alumni of the University;
e)    The production of University publications;
f)     Undertaking information gathering and analysis, perception studies and the identification of various groups of the general population;
g)    Dealing with the media in matters affecting the University; and,
h)    Discharging any other assignments that the Registrar shall deem necessary;

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have:
a)    A good first Degree and a second Degree or equivalent qualification in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related fields;
b)    At least 10 (ten) years’ cumulative, progressively responsible experience in a field relevant to Public Affairs at management level;
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; and,
e)    High-level analytical skills and demonstrable evidence of competence and leadership.
f)     Membership of a relevant professional association is an advantage.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
An applicant is required to submit the 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 and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates.

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: http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan.

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at www.ug.edu.gh.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE
Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 23rd November, 2020.

REGISTRAR