Job Opening At Food And Drugs Authority (FDA)

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is inviting job applications for the position of Director Legal And Corporate Affairs.

Job Purpose:

To provide technical, operational support and administrative leadership for the management of the Legal and Corporate affairs of the Authority

Main Duties:

  • Provides inputs for the formulation of policies
  • Ensure the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes activities of the Directorate
  • Ensures the efficient and effective management of the human, material and financial resources of the Directorate
  • Ensure the effective development and implementation of strategies, standards, guidelines, procedures and processes on IT programmes and activities of the Authority
  • Oversees the overall functioning of IT systems
  • Provides inputs for the conduct of negotiations on IT service level agreements with service providers
  • Ensures an efficient, effective and sustainable operation of the Authority’s automated system and its integrity
  • Oversees the implementation of the performance management systems within the Directorate
  • Ensures the preparation of budget and work plan for the Directorate
  • Ensures the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Directorate
  • Supervises and appraises the performance of immediate subordinate staff
  • Supervise the development and implementation for prosecution, litigation, and ADR strategies
  • Supervise prosecution in legal and administrative proceedings
  • Interpret laws, rules and regulations
  • Liaise with attorney general’s department and other stakeholders for the preparation and review of legal documents and processes
  • Supervise the preparation of draft legal documents
  • Provide legal advocacy on behalf of the Authority
  • Provide inputs for legal advice
  • Oversees the design and implementation of the communication strategy authority
  • Supervises the issuance of press releases on the Authority’s activities, nurtures relations with the media and organizes media briefings
  • Recommends appropriate action media coverage of the Authority’s mandate and activities
  • Oversees the production and distribution of promotional materials
  • Supervises protocol activities of the Authority
  • Oversees public education and sensitization on the authority’s policies, programmes and activities
  • Oversees the creation of corporate literature and other forms of communication media
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of a database on key stakeholders of the authority
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Requirements For Qualification & Experience 

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution in Law or Social Sciences or Mass Communication, Communication Studies, International Relations or any other relevant fields
  • Must be a Professional Lawyer
  • Must have a relevant industry skill-based certification
  • Must have relevant working experience in IT
  • A minimum of 10 years post-call relevant work experience in a reputable organisation, 5 years of which must be in a senior management position
  • Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission

Competencies:

  • Extensive leadership, metworking, monitoring and management skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Very good knowledge in public financial management and labour laws and regulations
  • Very good knowledge of relevant IT application
  • Extensive negotiation, lobbying and conflict management skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in standards and guidelines of food and drugs management
  • Good ethical standard

Location: Accra

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at: fda@fda.gov.gh

Closing Date: 15th September, 2023

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