Vacancy for Junior/Legal Officer

The University of Ghana is inviting dynamic, versatile and suitably-qualified applicants for the position of JUNIOR LEGAL OFFICER/LEGAL OFFICER in the Office of the Legal Counsel

 

 

POSITION: 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 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.

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 AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Assisting the Legal Counsel to provide legal advice on all University related matters.  
  • Drafting, reviewing and interpretation of all agreements involving or concerning the University.
  • Representing or ensuring that the University is appropriately represented in all dispute resolution proceedings.
  • Attending Committee and other meetings.
  • Reviewing University activities to determine compliance with applicable law.
  • 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 three (3) 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:

  • 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.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • 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 Monday, 24th September, 2018.

 

REGISTRAR

15th August, 2018