Legal Officer II Job Offer at WAEC

WAEC is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dynamic team player to occupy the vacant positions below;

Job Position: Legal Officer II

About The Council

Following the enactment of the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951 by the governments of Ghana (then known as the Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia, the West African Examinations Council was founded in 1952 as a non-profit organisation with its headquarters located in Accra, Ghana. In 1974, Liberia was admitted as the fifth member of the Council. The Jeffrey Report, which firmly backed the idea of creating a regional examining board to harmonise and standardise pre-university evaluation processes across what was then British West Africa, served as the foundation for the Ordinances’ passage.

Your Obligation:

The successful applicant will report to the Head, Legal Department and will be required to perform the following duties among others:

  • Undertake due diligence compliance tasks assigned.
  • Conduct legal research on matters required.
  • Ensure conformity with statutory government practices.
  • Provide advisory services on legal matters.
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform legal vetting of documents and commercial contracts.
  • Conduct risk analysis and mitigation.
  • Represents the Council in court and before quasi-judicial bodies.


  • Possess a minimum of Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized University.
  • Be a member of Ghana Bar Association
  • Have at least five years of relevant pre/post qualification experience in the assessment industry

Salaries and Conditions of Service:

The salaries paid by the Council are very attractive. The point of entry into the salary scale will depend on qualifications and experience. The successful applicants will enjoy a very good remuneration package that is in line with the Council’s Conditions of Service and will also be assured of full career development within the Organization.

How To Apply For This Job

Interested should submit your CV and Application via

The Registrar
The West African Examinations Council

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