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24 Aug 2023

Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs Directorate at FDA Ghana

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Job Description

A reputable public service institution wishes to invite applications for the position of Director Legal And Corporate Affairs.

Job Purpose

• To provide technical, operational support and administrative leadership for the management of the Legal and Corporate affairs of the Authority

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides inputs for the formulation of policies
• Ensure the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes activities of the Directorate
• Ensures the efficient and effective management of the human, material and financial resources of the Directorate
• Ensure the effective development and implementation of strategies, standards, guidelines, procedures and processes on IT programmes and activities of the Authority
• Oversees the overall functioning of IT systems
• Provides inputs for the conduct of negotiations on IT service level agreements with service providers
• Ensures an efficient, effective and sustainable operation of the Authority’s automated system and its integrity
• Oversees the implementation of the performance management systems within the Directorate
• Ensures the preparation of budget and work plan for the Directorate
• Ensures the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Directorate
• Supervises and appraises the performance of immediate subordinate staff
• Supervise the development and implementation for prosecution, litigation, and ADR strategies
• Supervise prosecution in legal and administrative proceedings
• Interpret laws, rules and regulations
• Liaise with attorney general’s department and other stakeholders for the preparation and review of legal documents and processes
• Supervise the preparation of draft legal documents
• Provide legal advocacy on behalf of the Authority
• Provide inputs for legal advice
• Oversees the design and implementation of the communication strategy authority
• Supervises the issuance of press releases on the Authority’s activities, nurtures relations with the media and organizes media briefings
• Recommends appropriate action media coverage of the Authority’s mandate and activities
• Oversees the production and distribution of promotional materials
• Supervises protocol activities of the Authority
• Oversees public education and sensitization on the authority’s policies, programmes and activities
• Oversees the creation of corporate literature and other forms of communication media
• Oversees the development and maintenance of a database on key stakeholders of the authority

Qualification Required & Experience

• A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution in Law or Social Sciences or Mass Communication, Communication Studies, International Relations or any other relevant fields
• Must be a Professional Lawyer
• Must have a relevant industry skill-based certification
• Must have relevant working experience in IT
• A minimum of 10 years post-call relevant work experience in a reputable organisation, 5 years of which must be in a senior management position
• Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission


• Extensive leadership, metworking, monitoring and management skills
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Very good knowledge in public financial management and labour laws and regulations
• Very good knowledge of relevant IT application
• Extensive negotiation, lobbying and conflict management skills
• Extensive knowledge and experience in standards and guidelines of food and drugs management
• Good ethical standard

Location: Accra

Method of Application

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at: [email protected]

Closing Date: 15 September, 2023

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