Executive Director at Legal Aid Commission

Legal Aid Commission, a reputable government institution, invites interested persons to apply for the following position: Executive Director


  • To provide strategic leadership, technical and administrative direction for the achievement of the mandate of the Commission.


  • Initiates action for the formulation of policies.
  • Ensures the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities of the Commission.
  • Serves as a member to the Governing Board.
  • Exercises oversight responsibility for the efficient and effective management of the human, material and financial resources of the Commission.
  • Ensures the development of a system for participation of a paralegal in legal aid delivery.
  • Represents the Commission on related international bodies/agencies.
  • Ensures the development of the strategic plan of the Commission.
  • Ensures the availability of appropriate internal structures, controls, management and decision-making systems and processes for the Commission.
  • Initiates action for the mobilisation of funds from development partners and other stakeholders for the Commission.
  • Ensures the preparation of the annual and other periodic reports of the Commission.
  • Builds and manages an effective and dedicated inclusive work environment
  • Collaborates and builds relationships with Government, Public and Private sector partners and other stakeholders, both national and international, in carrying out the Commission’s mandate.
  • Signs and seals contractual agreements between individuals or groups of persons and the Commission
  • Ensures the preparation of the budget and work plans of the Commission.
  • Ensures the implementation of the Performance Management System within the Commission.
  • Supervises and appraises the performance of subordinate staff. .

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 fifteen (15) 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.




  • 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
  • A person eligible to serve not more than five (5) years before retirement.

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

  1. O. Box 18342



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



Closing Date: 19 August, 2022

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