We are looking for a dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the position of the Director-General at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT(AITI-KACE). The AITI-KACE is Ghana's first Advanced Information Technology Institute, set up as a capacity-building institute and works to stimulate the growth of the ICT Sector in Ghana and the ECOWAS Sub-region. AITI-KACE was established in 2003 through a partnership between the Governments of Ghana and India. A public-sector institution run on private sector lines with a strong emphasis on social development, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT represents, arguably, the best in modern service delivery models.
Key Responsibilities 1. Provides general oversight of all AITI-KACE activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization. 2. Assures program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation. 3. Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality. 4. Provide oversight for pricing of existing programmes and new proposals determined within the established guidelines while ensuring business and sustainability targets are achieved 5. Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit. 6. Facilitates the integration of AITI-KACE into the fabric of the community by using effective marketing and communications activities. 7. Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to AITI-KACE, its services and constituencies. 8. Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with key constituencies. 9. Participates actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting sponsorships. 10. Establishes new links with external partners, and build upon existing relationships. 11. Takes a leadership role in the development of an international reputation for the Centre. 12. Ensures that the Centre has a presence at relevant high-profile international conferences, in order to make the Centre relevant in the ICT world. 13. Produces and ensures the production of high quality, peer-reviewed papers by members of faculty 14. Ensures an appreciable pool of quality facilitators (AITI-KACE staff especially and adjuncts) available for all programmes
Other duties The successful candidate may be asked to perform other duties occasionally that are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role of a Director General.
Qualification & Required Experience i. A PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline with ten (10) years post qualification experience preferably a mix of administration and academics; or ii. Master's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with fifteen (15) years post qualification experience preferably a mix of public administration/organisational development and academics;
Competencies a. Must have excellent leadership and people management skills b. Must have business management skills c. Must have flexible attitude to working arrangements d. Must have collaboration skills e. Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) f. Must have project management skills
Compensation In line with existing conditions within the Public Service.
How To Apply Interested applicants may submit their application, including their most recent curriculum vitae to the following addresses on or before 7th October 2016.
The Human Resource Manager Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) PMB State House Accra