Career opportunity: Women’s University In Africa – Pro Vice-ChancellorHarare Province Zimbabwe
PRO VICE-CHANCELLOR: PLANNING AND FINANCE; BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS
The Women’s University in Africa (WUA) is a private institution that was established in 2002 and granted a Charter by the Government of Zimbabwe in 2004.
The Council of WUA invites applications for the position of a Pro Vice-Chancellor: Planning and Finance, Business Development and Operations. This is an exciting, newly created post, offering an exceptional opportunity for a high performing individual of reputable ethical integrity to make a considerable difference to an ambitious and growing institution where his/her strategic leadership and initiatives will ensure sustainable and impressive growth.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
The successful candidate should have the following key competencies and attributes:
· An earned doctorate or equivalent professional degree in Finance and Administration with experience in Economic Planning.
- A working background of at least 10 years preferably in the private sector or in institutional development;
- Demonstrated leadership excellence and analytical skills along with strategic insights into future requirements of the business sector as well as the wider national, regional, continental and international environment;
- Demonstrated competence and experience in the deployment, management and control of human, material and financial resources;
- Strong sense of integrity particularly in prudent use of financial resources;
- Ability to organize and supervise teams effectively;
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Pro Vice Chancellor is a key member of the senior management team who reports directly to the Vice Chancellor. She/he is in charge of strategic planning, finance, administration, human resources, procurement, resource mobilisation and infrastructural development.
The main duties of the incumbent include the following:
§ planning, administration, financial management, budgetary control and defining long term financial plans to ensure that various high level developmental, business-wide financial targets and institutional soundness are met;
§ delivering commercial growth and employing innovative ethical engagement strategies for the business units;
§ identifying and leveraging academic and research growth opportunities for the institution;
§ Infusing the University’s strategy and mission with university staff, and
§ implementing appropriate performance linked rewards and recognition and
§ coaching and employing corrective actions to align personnel with the University’s Vision and goals;
§ setting institutional performance targets and monitoring outcome and impact indicators;
§ overseeing the University’s infrastructural development, farming and other business units operations for efficiency;
§ overseeing the efficient and effective management of the University’s community development and community service programmes;
§ sourcing and maintaining funding opportunities and other beneficial linkages
§ Performing any other duties assigned from time to time by the Vice Chancellor.
Information on the package for the position will be made available to short-listed candidates. Details of salary and other benefits will be availed to the successful candidate. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit six copies of applications, curriculum vitae and certified photocopies of academic and professional qualifications. Applications can be scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or couriered or physical delivered to by Friday, 31 July 2020 to:
Women’s University in Africa
549 Arcturus Road, Manresa Park
P O Box GD 32