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Ghana Atomic Energy Commission calls for Director General

Ghana Atomic Energy Commission was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 588 of 2000, as the sole Agency in Ghana responsible for all matters relating to peaceful uses of atomic energy, invites applications for the following position: Director General

The Position

  • The Director General is the Chief Executive of GAEC and is responsible for the day to day administration as will as the research, development education functions of the commission
  • The Director General is responsible for the implementation of the commission’s strategic plan and for initiating new directions in research and development and human capacity building activities of the commission

Specific Areas Of Operation Includes Working With

  • Governments
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Atomic Energy Authorities of other countries
  • Other international agencies
  • Research institutions and universities, both local and international

The Person

  • Must be a citizen of Ghana and an accomplished research scientist

Duties / Key Responsibilities

  • Advise Government on nuclear programmes in pursuit of national development
  • Set the priority goals of research activities within the commission in line with government policy
  • Drive the research and technical operations of GAEC, including commercialization of research output
  • Develop and implement the appropriate strategies and systems for effective coordination, monitoring and evaluation of research work within the institutes
  • Ensure a sound working environment, which is conducive for the publication of research output
  • Ensure the availability of funds for research purposes

Qualification Required & Experience

 

  • Must be a (PhD, DSc and DPhil) in nuclear and/or allied sciences
  • Must have sound knowledge and experience in nuclear sciences and/or nuclear and allied sciences
  • Must be a distinguished scholar with a capacity to motivate and direct staff
  • Must possess good organizational skills and exhibit a high sense of responsibility and leadership
  • Must possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills and capacity to manage and control crisis situations
  • Must be innovative, business-oriented and able to establish rapport between the commission and potential user agencies (such as industry, Agriculture, Health, etc)
  • Must have the ability to attract research funding
  • Must not be more than 55 years by February 1, 2022.

Terms of Appointment

 

  • The appointment, which is full time, will be for 5 years full term in the first instance and may be subject to renewal for a second term.

Location: Legon, Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Application forms may be obtained at the commission’s cash office at a fee of GH500.00 download from the GAEC website GH500.00 paid at the ccash office upon submission of the forms

A written application together, with a completed application form, should be submitted to the Director General at the address below:

The Director General
Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
P.O.Box LG 82,
Legon Acra

The Application Should Also Include

 

  • Complete CV of applicant with names and addresses for the referees
  • A two(2) page vision statement.

Closing Date: 25 February, 2021

 

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