University of Ghana Computing Systems Recruitment 2023/2024

The Computing Systems Department at the University of Ghana provides the IT services that the university needs to fulfill its mission as a world-class center for research and teaching. They provide core IT systems, tools, and services that keep the university running day-to-day, as well as innovative services and projects that support learning, teaching, and research. Our work is wide-ranging and diverse, and they are always looking for new and talented individuals to join our team.

If you are interested in a career in IT, and you have a passion for education and research, then we encourage you to apply for one of their open positions. They offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the field.

IT Security and Planning Engineer

  • Company: University of Ghana Computing Systems
  • Position: IT Security and Planning Engineer
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Salary: Not Specified
  • Job Description: The IT Security and Planning Engineer is responsible for the planning, implementation, and maintenance of the University of Ghana’s IT security infrastructure.

This includes tasks such as:

  • Developing and implementing IT security policies and procedures
  • Conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
  • Managing the university’s firewall and intrusion detection system
  • Monitoring and responding to security incidents
  • Ensuring compliance with industry standards

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of IT security principles and best practices. They will also have experience with a variety of security technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and vulnerability scanning tools.

In addition to the technical skills, the IT Security and Planning Engineer must also be able to work effectively with other members of the IT team, as well as with senior management. They must be able to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.

If you are a highly skilled and experienced IT security professional who is looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, then we encourage you to apply for this position.


qualification/experience section:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, or Big Data.
  • Certifications:
    • Relevant advanced professional level qualification or industry skill-based certification.
    • Cybersecurity Certified, with at least a CCNA certification.
    • ITIL Foundation (current).
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 7 years experience in various areas of network and systems configuration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, designing, implementation, and user support.

Here are some additional details that could be included in the qualification/experience section:

  • Specific technical skills, such as knowledge of Cisco networking equipment, Windows servers, and Linux operating systems.
  • Experience with security frameworks and methodologies, such as ISO 27001 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Experience with incident response and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. Address the complete application pack to the Registrar of The University of Ghana.
  2. Submit the application pack electronically to [email protected]. Please ensure that you send only an electronic copy and not a hard-copy application.
  3. The application pack should be in the form of a single PDF file.

To apply for the position of Senior Administrative and Professional employee, please ensure that you have the following documents ready:

  1. Download the completed application form (UAB Form 1B) from the University’s official website: The form can be found and downloaded from the provided link.
  2. Prepare an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) that highlights your educational background, work experience, skills, and any other relevant information. Make sure to include your contact details.
  3. Collect copies of all relevant educational and/or professional certificates that support your qualifications and achievements. These copies should be included with your application.
  4. Obtain two reference letters. At least one of these letters should be from a Head of Unit within the University of Ghana, with whom you have worked. These letters should attest to your character, skills, and work experience. Ensure that you have the contact information of the referees available.

Please ensure that all the required documents are complete, accurate, and properly organized before submitting your application.


The University of Ghana Computing Systems is a great place to work for anyone who is passionate about IT. The UGCS offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the opportunity to work with some of the best IT professionals in Ghana.

If you are interested in a career in IT, I encourage you to apply for one of the positions that the UGCS is currently recruiting for. You can find more information about the positions and how to apply on the UGCS website.