Careers and Counseling Vacancy At University Of Ghana

By | October 19, 2020
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Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: Director, Careers and Counselling Centre

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, Careers and Counselling Centre

REPORTING TO:    Registrar

The University of Ghana Careers and Counselling Centre was set up in November 1970 as the Career Advice Centre with the mission to assist students in formulating and achieving personal, education and career goals. With time, the Centre’s increasing role in counselling called for a name change to the Counselling and Placement Centre in 1977. The name was changed again in 2016 to Careers and Counselling Centre to reflect the all-encompassing role of the Centre.

The Director of the Centre is responsible for providing leadership in the area of counseling and career advisory services in the University and for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order 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.


  1. 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. Membership of a relevant professional association may be required
  2. 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
    d)    Considerable experience in dealing with students at the tertiary level

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 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:

Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the University website at
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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


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