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Executive recruitment for position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Council of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) hereby invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Executive Director. The location of employment is the Engineering Centre, 13 Continental Road, Roman Ridge, Accra, Ghana. The Ghana Institution of Engineering is a non-governmental organization that represents the interests of all Engineering practitioners in Ghana. The GhIE is a licensing body under the Engineering Council Act 819, 2011 and LI 2410, 2021.

It has the mandate to register all engineering practitioners including professional Engineers, Technologist, Technicians and Craftsmen and maintain a register of all engineering institutions and entities. The GhIE is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) and also hosts the Secretariat of the West African Federation of Engineering Organisations (WAFEO).


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive of the Institution and works under the direction of the Council.  The Executive Director is responsible to the President and the Council for the implementation of policies of the Institution and for the day to day management and administration, including financial operations of the Institution.

The selected candidate must have demonstrable capacity to drive the vision and objectives of the Institution.



TENURE: 4 YEAR Contract.

Applicant must not be more than 55 years old. 

The position is open to all members of the Ghana Institution of Engineering.    Candidates must be Engineers certified by the Ghana Institution of Engineering and registered with the Engineering Council, Ghana.  In addition, candidates must meet the following conditions:• A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Science, postgraduate qualification in any engineering discipline, project management or an MBA would be added advantages.• Minimum 15 years of post-qualification experience, with at least 5 years in a senior management position.• Fellow or Senior Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering• Pass a medical examination and screening and declared medically fit• Proven good character and integrity• Good knowledge of Information and Communication Technology• Proven administrative experience at an equivalent level in engineering related industry

RESPONSIBILITIES: (i) The Executive Director shall be the head of the Secretariat as established under Article 4.2.2 of the Constitution and shall be responsible for the administration of the Institution under the direction of the Council. This responsibility includes: (a) Implementation of decisions of the General Meeting of the Institution; (b) Implementation of decisions and policies of the Council;(c) Financial management of the Institution as outlined in Art 15 of the GhIE Constitution; and (d) Management of all other related operational issues including but not limited to the services related to the Meetings of the Institution as outlined Art 14 of the GhIE Constitution.

(ii) The Executive Director shall be responsible directly to the President and the Executive Committee, who will be acting on behalf of the Council at all times.

(iii) The Executive Director must formally report to the Executive Committee, at each meeting, the activities of the Secretariat and formally to the Council every quarter on the state of the Institution.

(iv) The Executive Director shall prepare annual reports to the Council. Upon approval by the Council, the annual report shall be submitted to the Annual General Meeting.

(v) The Executive Director shall determine the staff and logistic requirements to meet the objectives set from time to time by the Executive Committee (on behalf of the Council) for the consideration and approval of the Council.

(vi) All proposals and reports of the Executive Director for the Consideration of Council must have the prior approval of the Executive Committee.


The salary and allowances are commensurate to the job and based on measurable significant performance and outputs


Applicants are to forward their application letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of credentials addressed to:

The Executive Director
Ghana Institution of Engineering
Engineering Centre, 13 Continental Road
Roman Ridge, Accra

All documents should be sent electronically to the following email addresses:

Candidates should also enclose their Vision Statement for GhIE in not more than 1,000 words. The deadline for submission of applications is May 26, 2021.

The Curriculum Vitae must include the names and addresses of three referees, one of whom must be a Senior Professional Engineer of not less than 20 years post qualification experience and who should be in a position to attest to the candidate’s academic, professional and managerial abilities as well as moral character and uprightness. Recommendation letters from the referees should be sent directly to the above address.

Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, OV, FGhIE, M.ASCE
Executive Director, GhIE

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