University of Ghana Recruiting

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18 Feb, 2014

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Education Jobs in Ghana

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the vacant position below in a newly created unit called Institutional Research and Planning Office.

POSITION: Head, Institutional Research & 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.


•   To provide professional and technical services for effective strategic planning and management at the University of Ghana.
•   To coordinate and integrate all aspects of institutional research and planning in conjunction with the relevant units of the University of Ghana.
•   To execute appropriate research and planning initiatives as determined by the strategic direction of the University.
•   To prepare short, medium and long term enrollment plans and monitor the University’s enrollment activities.
•   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.
•   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.
•   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.
•   To coordinate the preparation of data and compliance reports for internal and external reporting needs.
•   To perform any other duties relevant to strategic planning in the university.

Qualification Required & Experience

The successful applicant must have:

•   At least a Master’s Degree or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline with experience in institutional research and research methods.
•   A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in research and analysis, academic administration, university planning or policy development.
•   Awareness of funding and enrollment reporting in the higher education sector and their intersection with university policies and strategic direction.
•   Competency in the use of a wide variety of ICT tools, including appropriate software for quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis.
•   Deep understanding of processes involved in university decision processes, policy development and implementation.
•   Evidence of increasingly responsible professional leadership experience, preferably in an academic environment.
•   Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with members of the University community.


Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to:-

the Registrar, 
University of Ghana, 
P. O. Box LG25, 
Legon, Accra, 

or  [email protected] (Soft copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

•   Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Positions (Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at:
•   An up to date Curriculum Vitae.
•   A document of up to five pages indicating how the candidate would use the position to advance the strategic objectives of the University.

Closing Date: 21 March, 2014

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