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  • Posted on: 16 May, 2013 Deadline: 27 June, 2013
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  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the underlisted position in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

    Bursar

     

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

    Requirements
    Candidates for the post of Bursar must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial resources management. Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the rigours of the duties of the Bursar. Prospective candidates must show innovative approaches to the running of an
    ICT -driven Bursary, working at the highest level of efficiency to eliminate tirne wasting, bureaucracy and bottlenecks, The ability to advise the Vice·Chancellor in planning and executing strategies for enhancing internal revenue as well as promoting the culture of "doing more with less" shall be required. Candidates for the post must be such that they would not exceed the gazetted retirement age before the end of the five years tenure.

    Qualification for the post of Bursar
    The applicant should possess a good first or second degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration and must, in addition, be a member of any of the following professional Accounting Bodies: ICAN. ACA (E&W). ANAN, ACCA, CPA·USA. The applicant must be of the rank of at least Deputy Bursar and must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, seven (7} years of which must have been spent in a University or similar institution. Exposure to profeSSiOnal Accounting Practice and a Post-Graduate degree from a recognized University will be an added advantage.

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    Director of Physical Planning

     

    The Director of Physical Planning is the Head of the Department of Physical Planning and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the. conceptualization, Design, Supervision and Management of the University Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Projects.

    The candidates for the post must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, and demonstrable integrity for the running of Directorates of Physical Planning or Works and Maintenance of a University. Prospective candidates must be. proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in computer aided designs and controls.

    Candidates for any of the positions must be in good health to be able to endure the rigours of the duties of such Directorates and must be such that they would not exceed the retirement age before the end of the five years tenure.

    Qualification for the post of Director of Physical Planning.
    Candidates for the Post of Director of Physical Planning must have degree in Engineering, Building, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Urban and Regional Planning, plus at least 15 (fifteen) years of relevant experience espeCially on Campus Planning and Development Candidates must not be below the rank of a Deputy Director of
    Physical Planning in a University or Similar Institution. Possession of a Post graduate Degree will be an added advantage, In addition, candidate must be registered member of relevant Professional bodies such as Council for the Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), ARCON for Architects, QSRBN (for Quantity Surveyors), NIOB (for Builders), NIESV (for Estate Surveyors and Valuers), etc.

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    Director of Works and Maintenance

     

    The Director Works and Maintenance is the Chief Technical Officer of the University and responsible to the Vice·Chancelior for the day to day running and maintenance of University building. Roads, Water boreholes. Electrical Installations, Equipment and other properties including provision of service and utilities for the well- being of the University.

    The candidates for the post must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, and demonstrable integrity for the running of Directorates of Physical Planning or Works and Maintenance of a University. Prospective candidates must be. proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in computer aided designs and controls.

    Candidates for any of the positions must be in good health to be able to endure the rigours of the duties of such Directorates and must be such that they would not exceed the retirement age before the end of the five years tenure.

    Qualification for the post of Director of Physical Planning.
    Candidates for the post of Director of Works and Maintenance (same as for Director of Physical Planning above) Experience on Campos Planning and Services will be an added advantage.

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    Director of Health Services

     

    Director of Health Services is the Administrative Head of the University Health Services and responsible to the Vice chancellor for the day today running of medical services of the University.

    Candidates for the post of Director of Health Services must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and demonstrable Integrity for the administration of the Health services of a University.
    Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the rigours of the duties of the office. Prospective candidates must be proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in medical practice. The ability to effectively advise the Vice-Chancellor on health matters shall be required.

    Qualification for the post of Director of Health Services
    Candidates for the post of Director of health Services must have MBBS plus at least fifteen (15) years of relevant experience. Such candidate must not be below the rank of a Deputy Director of Health Service in a University or similar institution. Possession of Postgraduate Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or the West African
    Medical College or its equivalent will be an added advantage. The candidate must be registrable with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and must have a current practicing license.

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    Director of University Farms

     

    The Director of Univerty Farm is the Head of the Farm Management Centre of the University and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration and planning of the farming activities of the University as well as the co-oroinanon of different Units of the Centre.

    Qualification for the Post of Director of University Farms.
    Candidates for the post of Director of University Farms should possess a degree in Agriculture or related field plus at least fifteen (15) years cognate experience.
    Candidates must be a member of relevant professional body and on CONTISS 14 in a University, Research Institute or similar institution. Possession of a post graduate degree in Marketing or Management will be an added advantage.
    Candidates for the post of Director of University farm must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and integrity for the administration of the University farms.
    Prospective candidates must be proficient in ICT, have good knowledge of the latest farming techniques, marketing of farm products and general Management.

    Method of Application

    Candidates are required to submit 25(twenty five) sets of their application, giving the information in the following order in their CV:

        (1)     Full Name
        (ii)     Post desired
        (iii)    Date of Birth
        (iv)    Place of birth and State of Origin
        (v)     Nationality
        (vi)    Permanent Home Address (Not P.O. Box or PMB)
        (vii)   Current Postal Address (add telephone, GSM, and e-mail contacts)
        (viii)  Marital Status
        (ix)   Number of Children with Names and Ages
        (x)    Institutions Attended (with dates)
        (xi)   Academic Qualifications with dates (where applicable)
        (xii)   Working Experience (General and Specific with dates)
        (xiii)  Details of administrative experience and Service to the Community (with status and dates)
        (xiv)  Present Employment, Status, salary and Employer
        (xv)   Extra Curricular Activities
        (xvi)  Publications (if any)     .
        (xvii) Candidates should also indicate in their curriculum vitae any capacity enhancing training they have undergone in their career and any publications relevant to engineering practice and maintenance they have authored or presented in professional conference.
        (xviii) Names and addresses of three referees (two of whom must be professionals or authorities in relevant fields) who must be requested by the applicant to forward their confidential reports to the Vice Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and marked CONFIDENTIAL

    Applicants should forward their correspondence to

    "The Vice-Chancellor, Michael
    Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,
    P.M.B, 7267, Umuahia, Abia State". and

    position applied for written boldly at the top left comer of the envelope, to reach him before the closing date.

    Closing Date
    Six weeks from the date of publication.

    N.B. Candidates who had applied based on earlier advertisement on these vacancies need not re-apply

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