Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Kwabenya Jobs: Director General

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24 May, 2011

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Executive Jobs in Ghana

Established in 1963 by an Act of Parliament (Act 204) and now superseded by Act 588 of 2000, GAEC has the mandate which includes the promotion, development and utilisation of the peaceful application of nuclear and biotechnological techniques and nuclear education for economic and socal advancement of Ghana. In pursuance of these objectives the Commission has established Institutes and Centres which carry out appropriate research activities and human resource development. The Commission has total staff strength of 700 comprising research scientist, technical, administrative and supporting staff.

Job Description

The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Kwabenya announces that the post of Director-General of the Commission will become vacant on March 1, 2012.

The Position:

  • The Director-General is the Chief Executive of the GAEC and is responsible for the day-to-day administration as well as the Research and Educational functions of the Commission
  • The Director-General is responsible for the implementation of the Commission’s Strategic Plan and for initiating new directions in the Research and Development and Human Capacity Building activities of the Commission

Specific Areas of Operation Includes:

  • Relations with Government
  • Relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Relations with Atomic Energy Authorities of other countries
  • Relations with other International Agencies;
  • Relations with Research Institutions and Universities

Terms of Appointment:

  • The appointment, which is full time, will be for five (5) years in the first instance and may be subject to renewal for a second term
  • Salary and fringe benefits are attractive


Required Skills or Experience


The Position:

  • Must be a citizen of Ghana
  • Must have sound knowledge and experience in nuclear sciences and engineering
  • Must be a Chief Research Scientist/Professor with knowledge in nuclear and allied sciences
  • Must be a distinguished scholar with a capacity to motivate and direct staff
  • Must possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills and a capacity to manage and control crisis situations
  • Must be innovative, business-oriented and able to established rapport between the Commission and potential user agencies (such as Industry, Agriculture, and Health etc) for common purpose
  • Must have the ability to attract research funding
  • Must not be more than 55 years old


How To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following as part of the application letter:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including names and addresses of three (3) Referees; and
  • A two-page statement of candidate’s vision for the fulfillment of the Commission’s functions as set out in section (3) of the Atomic Energy Act 588 of 2000

Application should be forwarded to reach the following address:

P. O. BOX LG 80
Applicants may also send application to: [email protected]


Closing 30th June, 2011

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