Executive Secretary at Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Executive Secretary to assume duty from 1st December 2024.

The Academy

Ghana’s premier learned society, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences is devoted to promoting the study, extension and dissemination of knowledge in the Arts and Sciences

Duties of the Executive Secretary

• As the Full-time manager of the Academy, be responsible for the general administration of the secretariat, including records, publications, the library, fellows data and archives
• Provide service to the council, the General Meeting of Fellows and committees of the Academy’s public events
• Work under the general guidance of the honorary secretary and the council to implement the academy’s strategic plan

Qualification Required & Experience

• A good first degree with at least 5 years relevant experience in a Senior Assistant Registrar position at a public university or at least 8 years experience in a senior management position in the public/private/non-profit sector
• A second degree in the social sciences, sciences, arts or any relevant discipline
• Proficient use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and electronic communication skills
• Ability to communicate effectively and excellent report writing skills
• Good command of the English language – Oral & written
• Evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to promote a collegial working environment in the academy

Tenure: The Executive Secretary shall hold office for a period of 5 years and is eligible for reappointment for a further term of up to 5 years, subject to satisfactory review of performance

Remuneration: The salary attached to the position is equivalent to that of a Deputy Registrar in a public university in Ghana.

Location: Accra


Applications should be addressed to the Honorary Secretary, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, through: 

[email protected]

Only electronic documents will be accepted

A complete application must consist of a single PDF file containing:

• A cover letter addressing the qualifications, skills and experience listed above
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae
• Copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates
• A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than 5 double-spaces pages) indicating how the applicant will ensure that the academy achieves its mission and vision as contained in its strategic plan (available at: https://gaas-gh.org/?r3d=4942. Further information about the academy can be found at: https://gaas-gh.org
• Names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 persons familiar with the applicant’s professional competencies and willing to provide references

Closing Date: 30 August, 2024

July 2024