Job Vacancy For General Secretary At Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT)

The Ghana National Association of Teachers invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal-oriented, results-driven with good leadership qualities and enthusiasm for appointment to the above position.

Object of the Position:
To provide overall professional and strategic leadership, technical, policy and administrative direction and guidance for the achievement of the mandate of the Association.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•   Initiates and advises the Council on the formulation of policies on matters pertaining to the Association
•   Day-to-day administration of the Association
•   Provides technical and managerial leadership for the programmes and activities of the Association
•   Co-ordinates the activities of sub-committees of the Council
•   Represents the Association on national/international bodies/agencies connected with organised labour matters
•   Exercises oversight responsibility for the efficient and effective management of resources (human, material and finance) of the Association
•   Leads the development, implementation, co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of the Association’s policies, strategic plans and programmes
•   Ensures the availability of appropriate internal structures, controls, management and decision-making systems and processes of the Association
•   Mobilises funding from development partners and other stakeholders for the Association
•   Prepares and submits quarterly, annual and other periodic reports on the Association’s activities to the Council
•   Builds and manages an effective and dedicated cross-cultural work team
•   Collaborates and builds relationships with Government, Public and Private sector partners and other stakeholders in carrying out the Association’s mandate
•   Serves as Chief Negotiator with the Government, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from an accredited tertiary institution
•   Must be a professional teacher and a member of the Ghana National Association of Teachers in good standing
•   A Master’s Degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
•   A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience, five (5) years of which must be in a Senior Management position in the Ghana Education Service
•   Should be able to serve in that postion for at least five (5) years


•   Extensive leadership, networking, monitoring and management skills
•   Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
•   Negotiating, lobbying and conflict resolution skills
•   Contract, change and project management skills
•   Policy analysis, formulation and review skills
•   Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
•   Capacity to inspire and motivate people around him/her
•   Good knowledge of financial, procurement, budgeting, Labour and auditing regulations
•   Excellent knowledge of relevant computer applications

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should obtain and complete four (4) Application Forms, which are available on the website, the National and Regional Offices of the Ghana National Association of Teachers. The completed applications with current Curriculum Vitae, in sealed envelopes, must reach the address:

P. O. BOX 209

Closing Date: 31 December, 2013