Applications are invited from suitable candidates for appointments into teaching and non-teaching positions in the Wa Polytechnic as follows:

TEACHING STAFF

Categories and Qualifications

  • Lecturer: Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD) in a relevant subject area. Post qualification experience in a Lecturer’s grade from a recognized tertiary institution will be an added advantage.

Specific Subject Areas for Teaching Staff

Applicants for the teaching category must tailor their applications to the following specific subject areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacology
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electricals Engineering (Power)
  • Biochemistry
  • Ceramics
  • Accounting
  • Secretaryship and Management Studies
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Civil Engineering (Highway and Transport Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Automobile Option)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • teaching
  • curriculum development
  • setting and marking of assignments and examination questions
  • invigilation of examinations
  • submitting of marked scripts and results
  • supervision of students’ project work, dissertation and theses
  • offering academic counseling to students
  • industry-related research, innovation and publication
  • assisting in the administration of the department
  • supervision of students’ internships and industrial visits
  • mentoring of junior colleagues
  • extension work and/or service to the University and the nation
  • any other related duties assigned by the Rector or his/her representative

NON-TEACHING (SENIOR MEMBERS)

Industrial Liaison Officer

The Industrial Liaison Officer is the head of the Liaison Office. Staff in this grade will be required to show high qualities of sound judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, precision and professionalism in their area of specialisation. The Industrial Liaison Officer is responsible to the Vice Rector in the management of the Liaison Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Industrial Liaison Officer shall:

  • Ensure that students secure industrial attachment (internship) placements
  • Facilitate industrial tours/visits for students
  • Ensure that good relationship is established between the University and industry
  • Organize orientation programme for students, to promote their understanding of Practical Industrial Training, etc.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicant must hold at least a Master’s Degree in relevant field and must have at least six (6) years post-qualification experience in senior management position in liaison activities in a tertiary institution, industry or any relevant public service organization.

NON-TEACHING (SENIOR STAFF)

Administrative Assistant
Staff in this grade shall be required to perform work that requires the exhibition of sound judgment and high sense of responsibility. The Administrative Assistant shall perform a wide range of administrative and secretarial duties of executive nature including:

  • Training and supervision;
  • Covering of meetings;
  • Preparation and typing reports;
  • Keeping confidential files;
  • Maintenance of discipline; &
  • Execution of specific duties assigned by superiors.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First Degree/HND (Secretaryship & Management Studies) awarded by a recognized institution;

OR

  • Private Secretary Certificate holders with four (4) years post qualification experience.
  • Candidates must be computer literate.

Accounting Assistant

Staff in this grade shall be required to perform work that requires the exhibition of sound and mature judgment, a high sense of responsibility, initiative and discretion. An Accounting Assistant shall perform various accounting duties which include:

  • Preparation of statements of accounts;
  • Checking and verification of current accounts;
  • Preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statements;
  • Attending to correspondence; &
  • Supervision of the work of lower grades.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • First Degree/HND (Accountancy) or related area awarded by a recognized institution;
  • Candidates must be computer literate.

Auditing Assistant

Staff in this grade shall be required to perform work that calls for sound judgment, initiative, resourcefulness initiative and precision. The Auditing Assistant shall be involved in audit and accounting duties which include:

  • Internal auditing in the departments in the University;
  • Training of staff;
  • Supervision of the work of subordinate staff; &
  • Works under the direction and supervision of superiors.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must satisfy the following requirement:

  • First Degree/HND (Accountancy) awarded by a recognized institution; &
  • Candidates must be computer literate.

 Procurement Assistant

Staff in this grade will be required to show high qualities of sound judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, precision and professionalism in their area of specialization. The Procurement Assistant shall perform duties relating to procurement of goods, services works including:

  • Responsibility for supervision of the procurement section of the University;
  • Preparation of procurement plans for goods, works and services for the Polytechnic/University;
  • Assisting in ensuring adherence to procurement regulations as contained in the Procurement Act, 2003, (Act 633) and Procurement (Amendment) Act 2016, (Act 914) and any other regulatory framework;
  • Assisting in the processing of tenders advertisements;
  • Preparation of tender bids;
  • Supervising the maintenance and updating of proper database of suppliers, service providers and consultants;
  • Assisting in monitoring contracts to ensure conformance and compliance with contract terms;
  • Assisting in the compilation of procurement requests from user departments for action; &
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Rector.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First Degree/HND Purchasing and Supply or related area awarded by a recognized institution.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants who meet the above requirements and want to apply should download and complete an application form (Note: form A1 for teaching staff & form A2 for non-teaching staff) from the University website (www.wapoly.edu.gh). The completed application form together with CVs, certificates, transcripts and others should be sent to in soft copy to the email address: hr@wapoly.edu.gh. Hard copies should be sent to:

Senior Assistant Registrar (Human Resources)

Wa Polytechnic

Post Office Box 553

Wa – UW/R

Ghana

NOTE: Deadline for the submission of all applications is Friday, 19th June, 2020

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