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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 26, 2022
  • Tertiary level education forms the bedrock of high level manpower development in any nation. This highlights the need for a qualitative education at this level. There is a dearth of instructions and infrastructure to cater for the needs of our ever increasing number of secondary school leavers. This has made it imperative for the private sector to take init...
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    Principal Academic Planning Officer


    • Prepare guidelines for analyzing applications for establishment of new academic programmes and/or units.
    • Process applications for the establishment of academic programmes and/ or units and compile academic development plans for the university
    • Actively participate in defining the scope and phasing of programmes.
    • Write, edit, and coordinate the development of course catalogues, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program
    • Facilitate the introduction of innovation and new thinking in programmes establishment.
    • Monitor and administer program/project revenues, expenses, and funding proposals for the program.
    • Collect data on trends in university activities such as enrolments, staffing, staff training, graduate output and make such data available for research.
    • Process and verify the establishment of affiliations between the university and other non-degree awarding institutions.
    • Provide briefing packages for the Directorate of Academic Planning, Research & Innovation unit, Quality Assurance unit, and Deans on internal and external meetings, relating to overall academic planning
    • Preparation of statistical digests for student admission quota, enrolment, projection and public consumption.
    • Preparation, implementation and general review of academic brief for master-plan development for internal and external purpose.
    • Liaise with National Universities Commission (NUC) on matters relating to academic planning and quality assurance including the University System Annual Review Meetings, system-wide programme audit, and other academic matters that may be of interest and benefit to the University
    • Prepare the report of a panel presentation of accreditation technical reports to NUC Management.
    • Provide close monitoring of the university programmes in partnership with the Quality assurance unit so as to maintain the quality of the programmes and effective service delivery.
    • Determination of adequate staff strength and requirement, through full-time equivalent to guide against any possible excess staffing and its attendant results.
    • Searching/soliciting for fellowships, scholarships, technical assistance, external aids, etc. for staff to enhance teaching research and development.

    Qualification & Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Educational Planning, Educational Administration or Educational Management; Statistics, Economics, Business Administration, or any other relevant field
    • A Master’s Degree plus at least nine (9) years post-qualification cognate experience
    • Doctorate degree in any relevant field plus six (6) years post qualification cognate experience.
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant administrative experience working within a higher institution
    • A doctorate degree is an added advantage
    • Notable attention to detail
    • Ability to develop initiatives and ideas
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Affiliation with a Professional body
    • Must be adept in the use of MS Office Packages

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

    Please quote the job title as the subject of your e-mail. Your application must include the following:

    • Your current curriculum vitae (CV) in a PDF, saved with your full name.
    •  A Cover Letter explaining how you meet the advertised criteria (also in PDF).

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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