KNUST Appointment of Project Manager and Project Accountant at the Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Engineering Education and Research

By | May 8, 2019

KNUST Appointment of Project Manager and Project Accountant at the Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Engineering Education and Research

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI

WORLD BANK AFRICA CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE FOR IMPACT PROJECT: CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH AT KNUST, KUMASI

Applications are invited from qualified persons for appointment as Project Manager and Project Accountant at the Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Engineering Education and Research at KNUST. The Centre is focused on institution-wide strengthening of engineering and technology programmes within the College of Engineering, KNUST, to address the shortage of high-level skills and applied research. ACE seeks to deliver postgraduate programmes, conduct and disseminate applied research focused on addressing developmental challenges relating to industrialisation, digital development (ICT), energy systems, renewable energy, manufacturing, food and agro processing, exploration and development of the oil and gas industry.

The two positions are as follows:

CATEGORY A:  PROJECT MANAGER

Job type: The Contract is for a period of 4 years.

Date for commencement of work: June 03, 2019

Remuneration: Salary and conditions of service are attractive.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROJECT MANAGER

The Project manager will be required to perform the following duties:

  1. General assistance to the Centre Leader;
  2. Manage postgraduate students and researchers, national and regional partners and engage with stakeholders;
  3. Plan and coordinate activities in educational and research programmes;
  4. Act as key contact person and support the leadership for students training and education, research, engagement with students, academics, policy makers, industry collaborators and the public;
  5. Maintain and update database of students, Centre programme participants, researchers, research groups, partners and publications;
  6. Ensure regular update of Centre activities and results for the Centre’s website;
  7. Maintain records and documentation for the monitoring and evaluation of the Project;
  8. Link up with the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) and enter relevant project information into the Research Management Information System (ReMIS).

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. A minimum of Master’s degree in the relevant field;
  2. A project management qualification such as Project Management Professional (PMP) will be an advantage;
  3. Proven experience as programme manager or other managerial position;
  4. Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods;
  5. Excellent knowledge in performance evaluation techniques and key metrics;
  6. Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting;
  7. Working knowledge of MS office and programme management software (e.g. Basecamp, MS Project etc.) would be an advantage;
  8. Excellent organisational and leadership skills;
  9. An analytical mindset with problem-solving abilities;
  10. Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral); and,
  11. Knowledge in French (written and oral) will be an added advantage.

CATEGORY B: PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

Job type: The Contract is for a period of 4 years

Date for commencement of work: June 03, 2019

Remuneration: Salary and conditions of service are attractive

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

  1. Provide general assistance to the Centre Leader;
  2. Maintain financial records on the project;
  3. Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports to the funding Agency;
  4. Preparation of payment vouchers in accordance with project requirement;
  5. Prepare returns on all advanced funds and expenses;
  6. Assist with procurement in accordance with project requirements;
  7. Prepare bank reconciliation statement on monthly basis;
  8. Maintain and update project assets register;
  9. Prepare budget and budgetary controls to assist management in decision making;
  10. Prepare annual accounts for auditing and publish on the Centre’s website;
  11. Provide sound financial management and engage with students, researchers and partners for the smooth running of project activities;
  12. Liaise with the project manager and monitoring and evaluation personnel to provide advice on project risk (financial health);
  13. Link up with the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) and entre relevant project financial information into the Grants Accounts Management System (GAMS); and,
  14. Advice on priorities for the achievement of Project deliverables.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: 

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or any equivalent qualification;
  2. Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG);
  3. A project management qualification such as Project Management Professional (PMP) will be an advantage;
  4. Must be computer literate with at least two years of experience in project accounting;
  5. Must possess a high level of analytical ability in order to identify and review problems, make independent decisions and/or recommend solutions;
  6. Knowledge and experience in accounting and financial management practices, including a basic understanding of systems of internal control sufficient to review, analyse and interpret procedures and results in order to determine whether transactions and activity comply with laws, regulations, terms and conditions of capital projects contract documents, policies and procedures;
  7. Ability to deliver high quality customer service to diverse groups;
  8. Advanced working knowledge of performance measurements and quality service principles to ensure delivery of capital projects accounting services to meet established standards;
  9. Experience in delivering effective presentations;
  10. Working knowledge of University accounting, payroll, personnel, material management policies and procedures to effectively review and correct financial transactions using manual forms and electronic media;
  11. Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral); and,
  12. Knowledge in French (written and oral) will be an added advantage.

MODE OF APPLICATION

  1. Interested Candidates are to complete Application Forms, which are obtainable at the Human Resources Development Division, Registrar’s Offices, Main Administration Block (Room 214), KNUST or complete the forms at apps.knust.edu.gh/staffapplication
  2. Completed Application Forms with Curriculum Vitae, two (2) Referees Report and photocopies of relevant Certificates should be submitted to the Deputy Registrar, HRD, not later than Friday, May 17, 2019.

THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PRIVATE MAIL BAG
UNIVERSITY POST OFFICE
KUMASI.

Only short-listed applicants will be called for interview.

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