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Director of Works and Physical Development

ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (ATU)
(Integrity, Creativity and Excellence)
VACANCY

The Governing Council of Accra Technical University invites applications from qualified and spirited persons to fill in the following vacancies;

  • Director of Works and Physical Development
  • Librarian

About the University
Accra Technical University is located in the central business district of Accra, the Capital City of Ghana. The University was converted from a Polytechnic to a Technical University in September 2016 by an Act of Parliament establishing Technical Universities in Ghana.  The University has been mandated by the Technical Universities Act 2016 (Act 922), to provide higher education in engineering, science and technology-based disciplines, technical and vocational education and training, applied arts and related disciplines.

The University has a staff of about 700 made up of faculty, senior administrative officers and other supporting staff and a student population of about 15,000 made up of full and part time students offering various academic and professional programmes. The Vision of the University is to be a Technical University of global excellence in competency-based and practice-oriented training, applied research and technology transfer.

THE POSITION OF THE DIRECTOR OF WORKS AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of physical and infrastructural works and/or facilities of the University.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall have oversight responsibility for municipal services of the University and all departments under the Directorate.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall be responsible for providing effective leadership and management of health, safety and environmental matters for the University as a whole.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall be in charge of developing maintenance strategies for ensuring that the University properties are in good condition.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall consider and advise the Entity Tender Committee and Development Sub-Committees of the Governing Council on technical matters affecting tenders on buildings and other development projects to enable the Committees to make informed decisions.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall be responsible for all preliminary matters on contracts involving the physical or infrastructural development of the University and the use of any part of the University’s lands.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor through the Pro Vice-Chancellor for efficient discharge of his duties.
  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall perform any other duties and functions as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Terms of Appointment

  • The Director of Works and Physical Development shall hold office for an initial term of four (4) years. The appointment may be renewed, upon application for a further term of up to four (4) years only if that is not beyond the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years.
  • The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universities Act 2016 (Act 922) and Statutes of Accra Technical University.
  • The salary and Conditions of Service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable to those in analogous universities in Ghana.


The Person:

  • Must be able to contribute effectively to the University’s strategic planning processes, with special reference to the physical environment and the physical resources strategy, in the context of supporting the University’s teaching, research, residential and other business activities.
  • Must be able to liaise and communicate with a wide range of individuals and organizations outside the University including contractors and built environment professionals with the aim of fostering closer collaboration with the University.
  • Must have the desire and drive to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform the job efficiently and effectively.
  • Must be able to keep under review developments at national and international levels relating to works and physical development, to assess their implications for the University, and disseminate information and ideas within the University as appropriate.
  • Must be able to build close working relationships with the Senior Management Team, senior administrative and academic colleagues and to nurture a strong sense of teamwork among staff in the Directorate.
  • Must be capable of liaising closely with appropriate staff in the University in the planning and consultation processes relating to strategic and major operational developments within the Directorate and to communicate such plans and activities in a range of University forums.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to provide direction and to inspire and support the staff in the works and physical Development Directorate to achieve the mission, vision, and objectives of the University as a whole.
  • Must be able to provide leadership to all staff in the Directorate, ensuring that the necessary skill and competency levels are in place, developed or acquired and that a strong service ethos is inculcated and maintained.
  • Must possess high level strategic planning and organizational skills, including forward planning and forecasting together with the ability to respond appropriately to user demands and expectations.
  • Must be capable of contributing to the dissemination and sharing of best practice on works and physical development within the tertiary education sector
  • Must be able to provide clear, practical and accurate advice to staff at all levels in the Directorate of Works and Physical Development on engineering best practices.
  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in Built Environment and relevant Professional qualification.
  • Must also possess a professionally recognized certificate and a current professional practicing license.
  • Must have at least twelve (12) years post academic qualification working experience not below the rank of a Deputy Director of works and Physical Development or Deputy Development Officer or analogous position in a tertiary education or public service.


THE POSITION OF THE LIBRARIAN

  • The Librarian shall be of a Professorial status.
  • The Librarian is an academic position in the University but the requirement of teaching shall not apply to the Librarian.
  • The Librarian shall report to the Vice-Chancellor through the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
  • The Librarian shall be responsible for facilitating the provision of adequate reading, listening and viewing materials to support the teaching, research and extension functions of the University.
  • The Librarian shall be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of good environment for reading and learning in all the libraries of the University.
  • The Librarian shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining proper networking between the University Library systems and other Libraries both local and international.
  • The Librarian shall be responsible for managing the libraries and related information, communication materials and resources of the University, in accordance with rules and regulations and policies recommended by Academic Board and approved by the Governing Council of the University.
  • The Librarian shall be responsible for implementing the decisions of the Library Committee approved by the Academic Board.
  • The Librarian shall perform any other duties and functions as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Terms of Appointment

  • The Librarian shall hold office for an initial term of four (4) years. The appointment may be renewed, upon application for a further term of up to four (4) years only if that is not beyond the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years.
  • The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universities Act 2016 (Act 922) and Statutes of Accra Technical University.
  • The salary and Conditions of Service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable to those in analogous universities in Ghana.

 

The Person:

  • Must be able to maintain and improve the University Library’s integrated learning environment and the engagement of students, faculty and staff in that environment.
  • Must demonstrate eagerness to acquire necessary technical knowledge, skills and judgement to accomplish results.
  • Must have the desire and drive to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform the job efficiently and effectively.
  • Must be able to ensure equitable access to information resources, services, facilities and systems in physical or virtual environments, on the university campuses.
  • Must be innovative and proactive in the implementation of new technologies and

Library services.

  •  Must be able to ensure that adequate library and research resources are available to meet faculty and student needs within assigned budget.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to research, conclude and manage all required beneficial licenses and copyright of internal and external parties.
  • Must have worked with a current University Library’s software or Library records management software in a manner that is consistent with the University’s mission and objectives.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and a commitment to outstanding student and staff service.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with students, staff and external agencies.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to provide direction and to inspire and support the staff in the Library to achieve the mission, vision, and objectives of the University as a whole.
  • Must be able to work with and influence others to achieve operational requirements.
  • Must be able to provide clear, practical and accurate advice to staff at all levels in the Library on Library procedures and requirements.
  • Must possess a postgraduate degree in Library or Information Science related studies. A PhD in Library or Information Science is preferable.
  • Must have at least twelve (12) years post qualification working experience not below the rank of a Deputy Librarian or analogous position in a tertiary education or public service.

How to Apply for the Job

  • Candidates are to submit a sealed application letter and completed Application forms obtained from the Registry of the University or download and print a copy from the University’s website at www.atu.edu.gh.
  • Applicants are to attach Curriculum Vitae, including names and addresses of three (3) referees   who can attest to the qualities of the applicant.
  •  Applicants are to include a short statement of not more than four pages (Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) outlining their vision and strategies for implementation.
  • Applications must be hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the Registry of the University and signed for or submitted using a registered electronic mail to reach the address below (as applicable) not later than 31st August, 2018.

 

  • The Chairman

Search Committee for Director of Works and Physical Development
c/o Office of the Registrar
Accra Technical University
P. O. Box 561
Accra                                              

 

Email: searchdo@atu.edu.gh
Email: registrar@atu.edu.gh

 

  • The Chairman

Search Committee for Librarian
c/o Office of the Registrar
Accra Technical University
P. O. Box 561
Accra                                              

Email: searchlibrarian@atu.edu.gh
Email: registrar@atu.edu.gh 

 

Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted