Posted on :
5 Apr, 2017
5 Apr, 2017
The Human Rights Advocacy Centre (HRAC) is a not-for-profit, independent, non-partisan, research and advocacy organization set up to advance and protect human rights in Ghana. Established in 2008, the HRAC is an organisation situated in the Greater Accra region that operates across Ghana. The HRAC was set up by Nana Oye Lithur,currently the Minister for Gender,Children and Social Protection. With over fifteen years of legal practice, Ms Lithur, has dealt extensively with human rights issues. The mandate of the HRAC is to deal with these issues by providing free legal assistance to needy individuals, communities, vulnerable groups, Most-Risk-Populations and institutions.
The vision was conceived when Ms Lithur headed the African regional branch of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). The CHRI is an international NGO that works to promote and protect human rights in the Commonwealth Countries. From 2004-2008 she led extensive human rights campaigns and activities to sensitise Ghanaian rural communities, state institutions and the general public to human rights standards. In contrast to the work at the CHRI, the HRAC provides free legal support to individuals and groups who are victims of systemic abuse.
Job Title: Executive Director
Brief Job Details
Reporting to: Board
Contract terms: Permanent
Office location: Osu Ako-Adjei, Accra
Salary: Very Attractive
General Definition of Job Role
The Executive Director shall be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the HRAC in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall be responsible for supervising all employees of the HRAC. S/he shall serve as the head of HRAC and shall report directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall serve as a member of the Board and shall be responsible for coordinating all meetings of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall also see to the implementation of the HRAC’s strategy as approved by the Board of Directors. S/he shall be responsible for the design and implementation of systems in line with the HRAC’s vision and mission to ensure that the HRAC achieves its goals and objectives.
To be considered for the role, applicant must meet the following criteria:
How to Apply
Qualified and interested persons should send their Cover Letter and CV to [email protected]
Address cover letter as follows:
The Chair Person Board of Directors Human Rights Advocacy Centre
O. Box OS 134, Osu Ako-Adjei, Accra
State position as subject of the email.
Closing date of application is Friday 21st April, 2017
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted