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    Vice Chancellor

     

    Our Client, an educational organization of high repute is looking for qualified men and women of proven character and commitment to selfless service, national and international academic standing, with a high level of creativity, innovation and financial acumen, to fill the following vacancy.

    The Vice-Chancellor shall be the principal Chief Academic officer of the University and Chairman of the Senate. He/She will implement the policies of the University Council and to ensure that the University’s resources are used in ways that most effectively advance the approved mission and strategic plan of the University.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide academic and administrative leadership to the whole University.
    • S/He shall provide Leadership and Direction to the University through policy foundation, development and implementation to ensure accountability and responsibility for efficient and effective compliance with the university Law, Statutes, rules regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Exercise influence and advocacy on behalf of the University and its interests, through active engagement with external groups and individuals
    • Lead development activities, including the reinforcement of the University’s reputation and scope.
    • S/he shall by virtue of office be a member of the Council, the Senate, the Colleges, Schools, Institutes and any other authority of the university set up by the Senate and or any Board or Committee appointed by any of those bodies.
    • S/He shall be the principal officer of the university responsible to the Governing council for the organisation and conduct of the business of the university.
    • Lead the senior team of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors and the Registrar, personally monitoring their performance in pursuit of the University’s overall mission and for the fulfilment of policies established by the various governing and legislative bodies;
    • Ensure that the governance and administration of the University achieve the University’s objectives in a timely, inclusive and purposeful way.
    • Prepare annual estimates of income and expenditure in line with the provisions of the law and statutes of the university.
    • Exercise leadership to secure a sustainable financial base sufficient to allow the delivery of the University’s mission, aims and objectives and
    • Carry out ceremonial and civic duties.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • Must have served in various roles in academic administration and other essential areas in a reputable university. 
    • Academic and research exposure and connection to international reputable universities will be an added advantage.
    • A strong entrepreneurial sense, ability to lead and manage academic staff and other diverse categories of staff and students, based on positive moral values and interpersonal relationships are requirements for this position.
    • A high level of ICT Mastery and competency is also required for this position

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

    • A doctorate degree (Ph.D.) is a  prerequisite for this position and further qualifications in Management and/or Finances will be an advantage.
    • He/she must have been a full professor for at least 10 years with a track record of research outputs and academic publications in accredited Journals.
    • The Vice Chancellor must sign a Performance Contract and will be subjected to annual performance appraisal.

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    Registrar

     

    Our Client, an educational organization of high repute is looking for qualified men and women of proven character and commitment to selfless service, national and international academic standing, with a high level of creativity, innovation and financial acumen, to fill the following vacancy.

    The Registrar shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University. In addition, the Registrar will serve as the Secretary to the Governing Council, Senate, Congregation and Convocation, Statutory Committees.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Keeping in safe custody all records of the University
    • Arranging for the conduct of examinations;
    • Serving as Secretary to and be responsible for executive action arising from decisions of the Governing Council, the Senate, and such other bodies as the Statutes may prescribe or Vice-Chancellor may direct
    • Coordinate and organize all activities of the administrative components of the university.
    • Ensuring that all University Publications, such as the university calendar, prospectus, student and staff handbook, handbook on administrative procedures are updated and released regularly.
    • Serving as member on various academic and administrative committees as may be prescribed by law or the relevant University authorities;
    • Liaise with the administrative unit heads as well as network with staff and student unions in creating a conducive climate for the functioning of the university.
    • Assisting the Vice-Chancellor in the general administration of the University

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • Ability to work under pressure and meeting set academic administrative deadlines, aligned to excellent communication and report writing skills are advantageous. 
    • The ability to draft and write policies is a core performance area of this position that also requires a sound knowledge of electronic administrative systems and the ability to manage data.
    • A high level of ICT Mastery and competency is also required for this position

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

    • A minimum qualification of a Masters Degree in Humanities from a reputable university. A doctorate degree (Ph.D.) will be an added advantage.
    • This position requires extensive experience of academic administration. The candidate must have at least fifteen (15) years of post-qualification administrative/professional experience, five (5) years of which must be unbroken service in academic administrative capacity at a higher institution of learning (Preferably a private university).
    • The Registrar must sign a Performance Contract and will be subjected to an annual performance appraisal.

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    Bursar

     

    Our Client, an educational organization of high repute is looking for qualified men and women of proven character and commitment to selfless service, national and international academic standing, with a high level of creativity, innovation and financial acumen, to fill the following vacancy.

    The Bursar shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

    S/He will be the Principal Officer of the University and, from time to time, provide expert advice on issues relating to investments, revenue generation, as well as disbursement of funds.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • He/She shall advise the Council, Vice Chancellor, Deans and other officers on finance related matters.
    • Develop, implement and assess a computerized and manual financial and accounting management system, procedure and control systems.
    • Coordinate the development and update the University financial management plans.
    • Ensure the execution of annual audit of the university’s accounts in an efficient manner.
    • Monitor funds received from donors and other agencies to ensure that they are used for the specified projects and ensure required reports are submitted on time.
    • Coordinate the preparation of periodic income and expenditure, balance sheet and cash flow estimates and consolidation when necessary.
    • Scrutinize the University’s monthly income and expenditure and balance sheet variances against approved spending plan.
    • He/She shall ensure that accurate records are maintained of all local and foreign assets and liabilities held by the University.
    • Monthly monitoring of income and expenditure and balance sheet variance against the budgets and to ensure that they are rectified
    • Monitor and ensure the efficient and effective management of the fixed assets, working capital, receivables and payables of the university.
    • Monitoring treasury activities inducting cash flow projections and forecasts for prudence and variance.
    • Monitor Capital expenditure on projects, make returns to relevant authorities and comply with due process and other financial regulations.
    • Supervise and scrutinize the activities of the business ventures to be established by the University.
    • Negotiating with financial and government institutions with regard to financial matters.
    • Direct preparation of financial statements and ensure timely submission of the correct consolidated financial statement to the Council, Vice Chancellor and committees.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

    • He/she must have worked in a situation where he had to prove him or herself as capable of managing money against standard best accounting practices with a vision to build a new institution with minimal waste of funds and resources.
    • It will also be required of the candidate to be involved with asset management and with set fund raising initiatives, to make the institution financially viable in a short timeframe.
    • A high level of ICT Mastery and competency is also required for this position

    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

    • The candidate must have must have garnered at least fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualification experience with a minimum of eight (8) years at management level; Five (5) years’ experience in the University system
    • Excellent credentials and professional training in financial management are requirements for this position.
    • The candidate must possess a good University Degree with a minimum of Second Class (Honors) in Accounting or related disciplines. 
    • Preferred Candidate Must also be a fellow/member of any of the recognized professional bodies, like ICAN, ACCA
    • Advanced qualifications in Financial Management is a primary requirement for this position. 
    • Qualifications in Asset Management and Financial Auditing can be advantageous. 
    • He/She must be ICT compliant and must be conversant with current trends in Financial Reporting-IFRS, IPSAS
    • The Bursar must sign a Performance Contract and will be subjected to an annual Performance Appraisal.

    Method of Application

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