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  • Posted: August 8, 2019
    Deadline: August 30, 2019
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  • St. Francis College of Education is a teacher education college in Hohoe. The college is located in Volta Zone. It is one of the about 40 public colleges of education in Ghana. The college participated in the DFID-funded T-TEL programme


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    Principal Tutors

    Job Description

    Applications are invited from qualified candidates to take up positions in the under-listed disciplines in the College:

    1. DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE

    Areas of Specialisation

    • Science Education (with options in Chemistry, Physics and Biology)
    • Physics (with options in Theoretical Physics, Environment Physics, Applied Fibres Optics and Communication etc)
    • Chemistry (with options in Analytical, Organic, Inorganic, or Physical Chemistry)
    • Biology related programme

    2. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND ICT

    Areas of Specialisation:

    • Mathematics Education or Mathematics related programme
    • Computer Science related programme
    • Information Technology Education or Information Technology related programme
    • Information Literacy/Ethics

    3. DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES

    Areas of Specialisation:

    • English Language and Literature in English
    • Ghanaian Language and Literature (with options in Asante Twi)

    4. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    Areas of Specialisation:

    • Measurement and Evaluation; Special Education; Educational Psychology; History of Education; Curriculum and Teaching; Guidance and Counselling; Education Planning; Education Administration

    5. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

    Areas of Specialisation

    • Geography related programme; History related programme; Social Studies

    BACKGROUND OF CANDIDATES

    The candidate for Principal Tutor shall:

    • Serve as exemplar for students in all manner of good behavior and action.
    • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
    • Continually update knowledge and understanding in field of specialization.
    • Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from research to teaching and appropriate external activities.
    • Identify learning needs of students and define appropriate learning objectives.
    • Develop teaching materials, methods and approaches within the parameters established by the College and its affiliated body and deliver across a range of modules within a subject area.
    • Apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
    • Supervise the work of students – including student projects, field trips, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems.
    • Identify sources of funding and make grant applications to secure funds.
    • Carry out independent research that culminates in scholarly publications. Act as a referee for scholarly papers and research grants.
    • Make presentations at national and international conferences, as well as other similar events.
    • Provide academic leadership to those working within your programme areas.

    Remuneration 

    Salary and Conditions attached to the above positions are attractive and in accordance with the approved Harmonised Conditions of Service for Colleges of Education.

    Required Skills or Experience

    Applicants must:

    • Have served as a Senior Tutor for a minimum of four (4) years in a College of Education or its comparable grade in other tertiary institution or similar institution/organization;
    • Show evidence of outstanding performance in teaching and research in the candidate’s subject area, as well as, contribution to the intellectual and professional reputation of the College or similar institution/organization;
    • Possess an MPhil or PhD with specialization in the particular area of study or a closely related academic area.
    • Have teaching/research experience in a reputable tertiary institution or a comparable institution for a minimum of four (4) years.
    • Have not less than five (5) publications in a referred journal. 

    Applicants should have a commitment to the advancement of research and scholarship, a willingness to learn new approaches and techniques, and be available for student supervision.

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    ICT Officer

    Job Description

    Applications are invited from qualified candidates to take up positions in the under-listed disciplines in the College:

    The candidate shall:

    • Provide all College stakeholders with front-line, accessible, responsive, effective and appropriate ICT support;
    • Supervise the construction and maintenance of the Colleges ICT operational model and overseeing ICT network and internet operations;
    • Make detailed plans to accomplish ICT management and technical goals;
    • Organize and supervising subordinate ICT related staff;
    • Supervise the installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, implementation of internet and intranet sites; and
    • Train of ICT-related staff.
    • Receive and check deliveries and associated delivery notes, notifying the appropriate person of any discrepancies.
    • Maintain excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in the College.
    • Provide efficient and timely responses to requests made to the ICT Service Desk and ensure end users are kept up-to-date with the progress of requests/support calls.
    • Perform all duties in accordance with College policies, procedures and regulations, to actively raise awareness/promote Quality Assurance, Financial Regulations, Data Protection, etc. in the workplace and in service delivery, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.

    Remuneration

    Salary and Conditions attached to the above positions are attractive and in accordance with the approved Harmonised Conditions of Service for Colleges of Education.

    Required Skills or Experience

    The Person

    The candidate must:

    • Have good communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to deal with a number of conflicting priorities.
    • Possess a degree in Computer Science, IT or related area from a recognized institution; a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science, IT or related area will be an added advantage.
    • Possess Current Microsoft and Cisco Networking Certifications or related certifications.
    • Have the ability to diagnose and resolve 1st line IT issues with strong fault diagnosis and troubleshooting skills with logical and pragmatic thought processes.
    • Have operational knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and applications.
    • Have a working knowledge of networking, storage and cloud technologies.           
    • Have the ability to deal with a wide range of staff and students.
    • He/she must have served in a similar positon or a senior position in a tertiary institution or comparable grade in a similar institution/organization for not less than five (5) years.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are requested to submit an application letter together with six (6) copies of detailed curriculum vitae, including names of three referees who are conversant with applicant’s academic/professional competence, and certified photocopies of relevant certificates as well as publications (for Tutorship position).

    The application should be forwarded under REGISTERED COVER marked “Application for Tutorship of St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe” and

    “Application for ICT Officer of St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe” for the ICT officer

    THE COLLEGE SECRETARY

    ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

    P.O BOX 100

    HOHOE, VOLTA REGION

    Soft copies must be forwarded to:[email protected]

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

     

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