JOB VACANCIES AT GHANA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (GIMPA)

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JOB VACANCIES AT GHANA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (GIMPA)

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), a world class center of excellence for training in leadership, management and administration, located at Greenhill, Achimota invites applications from qualified and dynamic individuals to fill the following vacancies:

  • DIRECTOR OF CONSULTANCY AND INNOVATION SERVICES
  • DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AUDIT.

DIRECTOR OF CONSULTANCY AND INNOVATION SERVICES

The Director of Consultancy and Innovation Services shall be the administrative head of the Consultancy and Innovation Services Directorate of the Institute and shall be responsible to the Deputy Rector for revenue generating activities of the Institute through consultancy services.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The successful candidate shall report to the Deputy Rector.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Consultancy and Innovation Services shall be responsible for:

  • Developing plans and budgets to guide departmental activities in the short, medium and long-term;
  • Providing strategic direction and ensuring the efficient supervision and coordination of both the technical and administrative activities of the Directorate for the achievement of its objectives;
  • Providing leadership in adding value to the existing service lines and also rolling out new product/service lines for business growth;
  • Negotiating business contracts;
  • Collaborating with other consultancy and research organizations to
    undertake projects for the overall benefit of the Institute;
  • Guiding consultancy/research teams in carrying out assignments/ studies and preparing detailed project reports;
  • Active involvement in customer engagement practices such as, frequent interactions, understanding their requirements, collecting feedback on implementation, and taking corrective measures, where required;
  • Establishing standardized systems and procedures in the Directorate for high quality service delivery to clientele and ensure higher profitability by effective utilization of resources;
  • Deriving learning and development plans for capacity building of members of staff;
  • Preparing case studies and publishing articles;
  • Submitting monthly progress report to the supervisor on activities of the business unit, strategies derived and the effect on development, implementation and profitability of the business unit long with the issues faced, and the strategies used for migration;
  • Assessing performance of subordinates; and
  • Performing any other relevant duties that maybe assigned to him/her from time to time by the Rector or Deputy Rector.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in relevant discipline and full qualified member of a relevant professional body and of a Deputy Registrar or analogous ranks or holds sufficient professional qualification for the position;
  • Demonstrated track record of effective leadership in the area of consultancy services;
  • Experience at top Management in a university context will be an added advantage;
  • Must be able to serve a full-term of office of three (3) years before attaining statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years.

COMPETENCIES

The candidate must have:

  1. High level policy analysis skills and intellectual capacity to grasp the essence and spirit of researched information and analytical presentations;
  2. Very good technical knowledge and professional practice in consultancy.
  3. Very good knowledge and understanding of University administration and governance systems and structures
  4. Very good knowledge of Public Procurement Act;
  5. Ability to work productively for long and sustained hours;
  6. Evidence of ability to coordinate work of units, sections or teams;
  7. Evidence of ability to initiate policies
  8. Excellent negotiation skills;
  9. Team playing spirit, and the willingness to support the Rector to create a leading entrepreneurial University and training institution;
  10. Ability to take initiative and introduce change and innovation;
  11. Very good IT skills and ability to use and adapt to customized Enterprise Resource Planning.
  12. Must have effective problem solving, interpersonal and leadership skills;
  13. Must be trustworthy;

DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AUDIT

The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for effectively leading internal audits of various schools/directorates within the Institute.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The successful candidate shall report to Council through the Rector.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Internal Audit shall be responsible for:

  • The internal audit of the Institute’s internal controls and internal checks.
  • Ensuring the Internal Audit Directorate is properly and adequately staffed to carry out the full functions expected of an Internal Audit Directorate.
  • Reporting on the existence and operation of the efficient and effective internal control systems;
  • Then, Carrying out financial, operational, compliance, efficiency, procurement, and special audits;
  • Where necessary, overseeing the vetting of expenditure to ensure compliance with laid-down internal controls, and budgetary and statutory requirements;
  • Also, Conducting periodic examination of the accounts of the Institute, including the units with limited financial and operational autonomy;
  • Conducting periodic management audits and submit reports thereon; • Liaising with external auditors and ensure that appropriate action is
    taken on reported audit findings;
  • Generally ensuring that the Institute complies with all relevant legislation currently in force that regulate the audit of public institutions; and
  • Lastly, Discharging any other relevant assignments that shall be assigned to him/her by Council or the Rector.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Minimum of Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Auditing related discipline and full qualified member of a relevant professional body and of a Deputy Registrar or analogous ranks or holds sufficient professional qualification for the position;
  2. Demonstrated track record of effective leadership in the auditing in public or private organization;
  3. Experience at top Management in a university context will be an added advantage;
  4. Must be able to serve a full-term of office of three (3) years before attaining statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years.

COMPETENCE

  • Firstly, Very good knowledge of the Public Procurement Act 2003, Public Financial Administration Act 2016 and Internal Audit Act and other related legal frameworks;
  • Secondly, Evidence of ability to coordinate work of units, sections or teams;
  • Thirdly, Evidence of ability to initiate policies;
  • Furthermore, you must have very good knowledge and understanding university administration and governance systems and structures;
  • Moreover, Very good IT skills and ability to use and adapt to customized Enterprise Resource Planning.
  • Additionally, Must be able to enforces financial and related regulations of the Institute in the execution of his/her duties;
  • Thereafter, Must be able to adapt to changes in government legislative directive and policies and apply in the discharge of duties;
  • More so, Must have effective negotiation skills;
  • Besides that, Must have effective problem-solving skills;
  • Most importantly, Must have strong analytical skills;
  • Afterwards, Must have strong leadership qualities and be committed to teamwork;
  • Not just that but also, Must be trustworthy;
  • Last but not least, Must be able to work for long and sustained hours. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
  • Finally, Very attractive and competitive

TERM OF OFFICE

An initial three (3) years term and may be reappointed for a further term of up to three (3) years only subject to satisfactory performance. The applicant must be able to serve a full term of three years before the attainment of statutory retirement age of 60 years.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applicants are to submit an application letter with a current CV/Resume including names and addresses of three (3) referees; copies of transcripts and certificates;
  • Applicants are to include a short statement of not more than four (4) pages (Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) outlining their vision and strategies for implementation;
  • Application package must be submitted using registered mail or Courier to reach the address below not later than Friday, 17th JUNE 2022. Soft copies of the application package should also be submitted to the email address below;
  • Applicants should also arrange for letters of recommendation to be e-mailed directly from the three (3) referees listed in their CVs to the same email address.

THE SECRETARY OF THE INSTITUTE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INSTITUTE
GHANA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
P. O. BOX AH50 ACCRA

Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday, 17th June, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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