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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2020
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    University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.


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    Chief Risk Officer

    • The Vice-Chancellor, as the Chief Executive Officer, is the overall Chief Risk Officer of the University. The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) shall, under the Vice-Chancellor, coordinate all risk management activities of the University.
    •  The CRO would develop and deploy the core enterprise risk management toolset including risk identification, assessment, prioritisation, mitigation, monitoring, reporting templates, and communication tools.
    •  The CRO shall ensure compliance with the risk management requirements of the University’s Financial Regulations and Governance, International Public Sector Accounting Standards [IPSAS] and other applicable regulatory requirements.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Chief Risk Officer shall, under the Vice-Chancellor be responsible for undertaking all the duties and responsibilities in the Risk Framework including the following:

    •  Developing and deploying the core enterprise risk management toolsets including risk identification, assessment, prioritization, mitigation, and monitoring
    •  Identifying, and monitoring emergent risks and reporting on them
    •  Working with risk owners to complete periodic risk analysis and developing risk documentation and reports
    •  Assessing and implementing effective business continuity and disaster recovery measures across the University of Ghana
    •  Enhancing Emergency Response Procedures
    •  Extending risk principles into the wider University strategy
    •  Developing the data strategy required to build an accurate picture of operational risk
    •  Educating the University community on the University’s risk management strategy
    •  Training and communicating with University staff on risk management policies and structures.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    Candidate must possess:

    •  A relevant Master’s Degree in Risk Management, Accounting, Finance, Auditing, or Insurance. In addition, membership of a professional Risk Management body is highly desirable.
    •  A minimum of fifteen (15) years progressive working experience in Enterprise Risk Management
    •  Experience in partnering with an executive team
    •  Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership skills
    •  Relationship Building and Collaborative skills
    •  Expertise in Risk Management and Compliance
    •  Persuasive and Influential Communication abilities with high oral and written communication skills

    TENURE OF APPOINTMENT

    • The appointment shall normally be for 4 (four) years and may be renewed for another term based on performance and subject to the terms and conditions of employment.

    Method of Application

    An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to

    the Registrar,
    University of Ghana,
    P. O. Box LG25,
    Legon, Accra, Ghana (hard copy);

    or [email protected] (Soft Copy).

    The application pack should contain the following:

    i. Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.
    ii. An up to date Curriculum Vitae.
    iii. Copies of academic and professional certificates.

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