Chief Legal Aid Officer at Legal Aid Commission

Legal Aid Commission, a reputable government institution, Invites interested persons to apply for the following position: Chief Legal Aid Officer

JOB PURPOSE

To provide technical and administrative direction for the effective and efficient performance of the administrative functions of the Region.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides inputs for the formulation of policies.
  • Ensures the efficient and effective management of the human, material and financial resources of the Region,
  • Ensures the implementation of the programmes and activities of the Region.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of guidelines, standards, processes and procedures for legal assistance for the realization of right to personal liberty, equality before the law and fair trial.
  • Ensures the development of a system for participation of a paralegal in criminal justice delivery.
  • Ensures the provision of legal assistance for juveniles.
  • Ensures the provision of legal assistance for persons indicted for offences punishable by life imprisonment or death and who cannot afford the services of a lawyer.
  • Oversees the implementation of the performance management system within the Region.
  • Ensures the preparation of the annual budget and work plan of the Region.
  • Ensures the preparation of annual and other periodic reports for the Region.
  • Supervises and appraises the performances of subordinate staff in the Region.

Qualification Required & Experience

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Law from an accredited tertiary institution.
  • Must have been called to the Ghana Bar.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years post-Bachelor’s Degree relevant work experience, five (5) years of which must be in a senior management position.
  • Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Public Services Commission in consultation with the Legal Aid Commission.

COMPETENCIES

  • Good research, analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of project and programmes management
  • Ability to lead strategic management and change management
  • Good leadership, management and networking
  • Good monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Technical and innovative skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Negotiation, lobbying and conflict management skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate
  • Good knowledge of financial management laws and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of labour laws and regulations
  • Good knowledge in relevant IT applications
  • Excellent knowledge of Ghana’s legal system and its operation
  • Excellent knowledge of international conventions and treaties on human rights and civil liberties
  • Excellent knowledge of criminal justice system
  • Proven integrity and good ethical standards
  • Excellent report writing skills

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants are to submit application letters with current CVs, including names and addresses of three referees and copies of certificates to:

Head of Administration
P. O. Box 18342
Accra.

All softcopies of applications, CVs and certificates should be sent to:

  • mends@lac.gov.gh

Closing Date: 19 August, 2022
 

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