Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: Head, Institutional Research and Planning Office

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the vacant position below in the Institutional Research and Planning Office (IRPO).

POSITION:      Head, Institutional Research and Planning Office

REPORTING TO:   Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Development)

Reporting to the Pro-VC (RID), the mandate assigned to the Head of the Institutional Research & Planning Office (IRPO) is to provide corporate services for effective strategic planning and management at the University of Ghana.

a.    To provide professional and technical services for effective strategic planning and management at the University of Ghana.

b.    To coordinate and integrate all aspects of institutional research and planning in conjunction with the relevant units of the University of Ghana.

c.    To execute appropriate institutional research and planning initiatives as determined by the strategic direction of the University.

d.    To prepare short, medium and long term enrolment plans and monitor the University’s enrolment activities.

e.    To monitor, review and report broad industry trends in higher education regarding collection, analysis, and reporting practices to keep the University current with evolving national and international best practices.

f.    To initiate surveys and studies to answer questions relevant to the University and to keep the University informed about broad issues with respect to higher education.

g.    To prepare qualitative and quantitative analyses of data that focus on cost-effectiveness of the University’s programmes and critical academic indicators relevant to higher education.

h.    To coordinate the preparation of data and compliance reports for internal and external reporting needs.
i.     To perform any other duties relevant to strategic planning in the university.


 The successful applicant must have:
a.    At least a Master’s Degree or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline with experience in institutional research and strategic planning

b.    A minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible professional experience in research and analysis, academic administration, university planning or policy development.

c.    Awareness of funding and enrolment reporting in the higher education sector and their intersection with university policies and strategic direction.

d.    Competency in the use of a wide variety of ICT tools, including appropriate software for quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis.

e.    Understanding of processes involved in university decision processes, policy development and implementation.

f.    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with members of the University community.

The person appointed as Head of IRPO 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 LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) 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 relevant supporting documents.

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. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 21st April, 2017. However, applications to the Registrar will be accepted until the position is filled.

12th March, 2017