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University for Development Studies – Staff Appointments

University for Development Studies

The management of University for Development Studies UDS, is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:

  1. Director of Internal Audit
  2. Director of Works and Physical Development
  3. Director of University Health Services

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The Director of Internal Audit shall:

  1. Be the Head of the University Internal Audit Directorate
  2. Ensure the establishment and administration of efficient and effective financial control systems in the University.
  3. Ensure the Establishment of risk-based annual audit plans to determine the priorities of the audit activities, consistent with the vision and mission of the University.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of the risk management, internal control, and governance process of the University and contribute to the improvement of that risk management, internal control, and governance process;
  5. Ensure compliance with enactments, policies, standards, systems, and procedures of the Internal Audit Directorate.
  6. Develop and implement processes to enhance communication with significant stakeholders including the Director-General of the IAA, Management of the University, the Audit Committee, etc.
  7. Prepares and submits relevant periodic and annual reports to the Vice-Chancellor, the Audit Committee and other stake-holders in accordance with statutory requirements.
  8. Liaise with External Auditors and other relevant Stake-holders in the maintenance of fiscal discipline and the implementation of actions of reports and audit findings.

Qualifications Required

Candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. A minimum of one-year full time Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance orrelated field.
  2. In addition, possess the final professional certificate and be a member of anyone major recognized Professional Accountancy Body; Institute of Chartered Accountants-Ghana (ICAG), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (ClIA), Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
  3. Either have a minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualification experience in a practicing firm, industry commerce or public service OR must have served in the University or in analogous institution as Deputy Internal Auditor for a minimum five (5) years.


The Director of Works and Physical Development shall:

  1. Be the Head of the University’s Works and Physical Development office.
  2. Be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in the discharge of his duties

Qualifications Required

Candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in Architecture, Building Technology and Engineering;
  2. Be a member of a recognised professional body;
  3. Either have a minimum of twelve (12) years post qualification working experience in a practicing firm or industry, OR a minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a Deputy Director of Works and Physical Development in a University or Analogous Institution;
  4. Have completed various projects of considerable magnitude and value;


The Director of the University Health Services shall:

  1. Be the Head of the University Health Directorate.
  2. Plan and Implement policies on the University Health Services
  3. Provide leadership to all the staff in the University Health facilities
  4. Supervise the activities and operation of all the University’s Health Facilities

Qualifications Required

Candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. An MB ChB or Dentistry (BDS) qualification;
  2. A postgraduate degree from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning in the

Relevant specialization.
Must Either

  1. Have a minimum of ten (10) years qualification experience in the practice of Medicine/Dentistry OR
  2. Show evidence of post qualification experience in a Senior Management position for at least two (2) years within the Ghana Health Service or in the Directorate of Health Services in a University or analogous Institution.

Applicants who are Members and/or Fellows of recognised and relevant Professional Bodies would have added advantage.

Mode of Application

  1. Interested candidates should send ten copies of UDS Form 1B obtainable from the UDS jobs portal together with detailed curriculum vitae and list of projects completed in the case of the Director, WPD;
  2. Candidates should also include names, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, who should be requested by the candidate to forward their confidential reports to the address below;
  3. In addition, candidates should send a brief statement of their vision for the Directorate they are applying for and the strategies for achieving this, in not more than four (4) pages (Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) on A4 size paper to:

The Registrar
University for Development Studies
P. O. Box TL 1350

  1. In addition to the Hard Copies, Soft Copies should be sent to [email protected]
  2. All Applicants must be able to work for a minimum of four (4) years before attaining the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years.
  3. The closing date for submission of applications is Friday, April 14, 2023 and
  4. isuccessful candidates would assume duty on September 1, 2023.