Job Vacancy For Legal Officer

The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Legal Officer.

POSITION: Legal Officer

REPORTING TO: Legal Counsel

Job Summary

• The Office of the Legal Counsel shall, under the Vice-Chancellor, be responsible for providing legal counsel, advice and representation in all matters and proceedings of the University.
• The successful applicant will be a member of the team and will assist the Legal Counsel in the discharge of the responsibilities of the Office of the Legal Counsel.


The successful applicant shall:

• Assist the Legal Counsel to provide legal advice on all University matters.
• Draft, review or interpret all agreements involving the University.
• Draft, review or interpret policies involving the University.
• Represent or ensure that the University is appropriately represented in all dispute resolution proceedings, including out-of-court settlements.
• Facilitate the work of disciplinary boards or committees and provide legal support in the conduct of disciplinary proceedings involving Senior Members, Senior Staff, Junior Members and Junior Staff, including those on contract, and other members of
the University charged with misconduct under the Laws of the University.
• Facilitate the work of the Appeals Board of the University.
• Facilitate the work of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the University.
• Serve on planning and policy making committees.
• Review University initiatives, decisions and processes to determine compliance with applicable laws.
• Serve on relevant committees of the University.
• Perform any other functions that the Legal Counsel may assign.

Qualification Required & Experience

• A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree
• Professional law qualification and duly enrolled at the Bar to practise law in Ghana
• Minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience after pupillage

Required knowledge, ability and skills:

• The position requires a high level of integrity, as the position holder will be exposed to confidential and sensitive information;
• Ability to maintain professional behaviour in all situations;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• A good understanding of governance and decision-making processes at UG;
• Proven analytical skills - ability to assimilate detailed information and identify key issues;
• Highly organised, efficient and resourceful with the ability to multi-task amid conflicting demands and busy work periods;
• Excellent attention to detail and deadlines; and,
• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants are required to submit the complete application pack addressed to the Registrar, University of Ghana, through (Electronic copy).

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

The application pack should be submitted as a single PDF file and should contain the following:

• Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional employees (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at:;
• An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
• Copies of relevant educational and/or professional certificates; and,
• Two professional reference letters from persons familiar with the applicant’s work. The reference letters should, among others, include the following information on the candidate:
• Professional competence and work output
• Leadership abilities and sense of responsibility
• Interpersonal skills

Closing Date: 12 July, 2024