Vacancy: Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

Job Title: Executive Secretary

Reports To: General Commission through the Chairman, TEC.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Secretary shall be responsible to the Commission through the Chairman for:

  1. The day –to- day administration of the Commission.
  2. The recording of all minutes of the Commission’s meetings.
  3. Overseeing the work and discipline of the other employees of the Commission.
  4. Ensure the smooth and effective administrative functioning of the Secretariat.
  5. Report to the Commission during meetings on the day- to- day routine matters.
  6. Ensure total compliance with the financial and administrative rules and regulations of the Commission.
  7. Liaise with the Sierra Leone Government MDA’s, Tertiary Education Institutions, and International Agencies in pursuit of the Commission’s work.
  8. ​Submit and follow-up annual and multi-year budgets, funding requests and financial reports to the Government of Sierra Leone.
  9. Call regular meetings of the Commission on the advice of the Chairman.
  10. Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Chairman and/or the Commission.


Required Knowledge Skills

  • Must hold a PhD and be at least a Senior Lecturer in a recognized university with at least 5 years experience in this rank and with at least 3 years of progressive experience as Head of an Academic Department, Dean of a Faculty or in any other senior management/ administration in a recognized tertiary education institution/organization.  Applicants at the levels of Associate Professor/Professor in a recognized university are particularly encouraged to apply as this will be an advantage.
  • ​Should possess excellent command of the English Language and creative and writing skills. Should be analytical and be able to work under pressure.
  • ​Good practical skills in MS computer packages.
  • ​Should possess excellent leadership and people skills.
  • ​Ability to work as part of team.
  • Ability to draft funding proposals and raise funds from donors.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate workshops, seminars, reviews etc.
  • Analytical ability to direct and monitor project proposals.
  • Preferably aged between 40 and 50 years.

Interested applicants should apply with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates together with names, addresses, and mobile numbers of three referees, one of which should be from the applicant’s last place of work to:


The Chairman,
Tertiary Education Commission,
8, Jones Street, Freetown or Via Email


Applications must be submitted to the TEC Secretariat before close of business on Friday 21st June 2024

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.

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