- Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia
- Job type:Full-Time
Main Purpose of the job
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics (DVC-A) reports to the Vice-Chancellor, and may act in the place of the Vice Chancellor in his or her absence. The DVC-A is responsible for implementing the academic strategic vision and mission of the University, for the quality assurance and regulatory compliance of all its academic policies and programs. He or she will play a key role in cultivating and maintaining a strategic and productive relationship between the academic and operations components of the University. Working with the Vice-Chancellor, the DVC-A will ensure that the major functions of quality teaching, learning and research, relationship management with businesses, industry; and community engagement are undertaken in a conscientious manner.
Duties and Responsibilities
a) Responsible for implementing academic strategic vision and mission of the University
b) Responsible for quality assurance and regulatory compliance of all academic policies and programmes
c) Ensuring that academic programmes run efficiently and in accordance with Senate rules and regulations
d) Coordinating all academic activities through Faculty Deans and Heads of Department
e) Organizing University graduation and related activities and ceremonies
f) Ensure production of University annual report
g) Coordinating alumni activities
h) Chairing Senate Committees as delegated by the Vice- Chancellor
Qualifications and experience
a) An authenticated Doctorate degree from an accredited University is required with Five years’ experience in upper management OR
b) An authenticated Master’s degree from an accredited University with Ten years’ experience in upper management
c) Research publications in peer-reviewed journals will be an added advantage.
d) At least two years’ experience as a dean of an academic faculty with demonstrated capability in strategic academic planning, policy development and academic personnel administration.
Competencies and attributes
a) Demonstrated success at operational and financial management of an academic institution.
b) Strong project management skills.
c) Excellent knowledge of policies and procedures that regulators require of Universities.
d) Strong relationship management and partnership development skills.
e) Excellent knowledge of Zambian University Education environment and good understanding of current issues and direction in higher education.
f) Excellent computer skills (MS office inclusive of Word, Excel & Power point).
g) Proven success in leading accreditation processes will be an added advantage.
h) Unassailable integrity and commitment to high ethical conduct.
i) Hardworking, goal-oriented self-starter with strong ability to motivate others.
j) Proactive and creative approach to issues.
k) Rigorous attention to detail and execution/operational mindset.
l) Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner coupled with strong problem solving skills.
m) Excellent written and oral communication skills.
n) A positive win-win attitude and a commitment to life-long learning.
o) Respectful of human diversity in religion, culture, gender, national origin, race and ethnicity.
How to Apply
Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 30/04/2018.
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