UG Legon, Principal Legal Officer /Legal Officer Vacancy 2018

By | March 28, 2018

UG Legon, Principal Legal Officer /Legal Officer Vacancy 2018

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as:

Principal Legal Officer /Legal Officer

POSITION 1:                   PRINCIPAL LEGAL OFFICER

REPORTING TO:             VICE-CHANCELLOR

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree and BL
  • A postgraduate degree in Law is preferred
  • Enrolled at the Bar to practice law in Ghana.
  • Minimum of 15 years post qualification experience.
  • The candidate should have proven leadership and administrative abilities demonstrated by substantial and relevant working experience; evidence of ability to coordinate work of units, sections or teams; ability to initiate policies; and ability to mentor. Must have at least 6 years working experience at decision making level

 

JOB PURPOSE:

The Successful applicant may be appointed as the Legal Counsel and head the Office of the Legal Counsel.

The Office of the Legal Counsel shall, under the Vice-Chancellor, be responsible for providing legal counsel, advice and representation in all matters and proceedings of the University.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervising the staff and activities of the Office of Legal Counsel.
  2. Provision of legal advice for all University related matters.
  3. Drafting, reviewing and interpretation of all agreements involving the University.
  4. Representing or ensuring that the University is appropriately represented in all dispute resolution proceedings.
  5. Supervising all outside legal services provided to the University to ensure they meet the highest standards.
  6. Facilitating the work of the Appeals Board of the University.
  7. Serving on planning and policy making Committees.
  8. Reviewing University activities to determine compliance with applicable law.
  9. Discharging any other assignments that the Vice Chancellor shall deem necessary.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

The appointment is tenured.  The successful candidate shall be entitled to work till the retiring age of 60 years.

 

 

POSITION 2:                     JUNIOR/LEGAL OFFICER

REPORTING TO:                LEGAL COUNSEL

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree
  • Professional law qualification and duly enrolled at the Bar to practice Law in Ghana
  • Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years relevant working experience after pupilage.

 

 

JOB PURPOSE:

The Successful applicant will be a member of the team and will assist the Legal Counsel in the discharge of the responsibilities of the Office of Legal Counsel.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES.

  1. Assisting the Legal Counsel to provide legal advice on all University related matters.
  2. Drafting, reviewing and interpretation of all agreements involving or concerning the University.
  3. Representing or ensuring that the University is appropriately represented in all dispute resolution proceedings.
  4. Attending Committee and other meetings.
  5. Reviewing University activities to determine compliance with applicable law.
  6. Discharging any other assignments that the Legal Counsel shall deem necessary.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

Junior Legal Officer: The appointment as Junior Legal Officer is for two years in the first instance, and exceptionally for a third year.  The appointment shall normally be reviewed before the end of the second year and shall be terminated at the end of three years unless the employee can be promoted to the grade of Legal Officer.

 

Legal Officer: The appointment as Legal Officer shall normally be for six years, the first two years of which shall be regarded as probation period.  The appointment shall be reviewed before the end of the sixth year and may normally be renewed for a period of up to six (6) years at a time.

 

 

Method of Application

An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

 

The application pack should contain the following:

  1. Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Positions (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.
  2. An up to date Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 13th April, 2018.

 

REGISTRAR

26th February, 2018

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