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POSITION OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR NATURAL RESOURCES COLLEGE (NRC)

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, experienced and distinguished academic/research/administrative professionals to be considered for the position of Deputy Director tenable at Natural Resources College.


1. ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCES COLLEGE

Natural Resources College (NRC) became the second constituent College of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) on 14th December 2014 after it was de-registered as a Trust. The College has a student population of 2,500 and currently it offers Certificate, Diploma and degree programmes. Natural Resources College and Bunda College are the two constituent colleges of LUANAR.


2. THE DEPUTY COLLEGE DIRECTOR POSITION

Reporting to the College Director, the Deputy Principal shall ensure effective provision of demand driven training in diverse aspects of agriculture, natural resources, developmental and environmental management, consultancy and relevant research and maintaining effective linkages with stakeholders. The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Director shall include the following:


A. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Assist the College Director in providing innovative leadership to the College.
  • Ensuring timely availability and submission of quarterly and annual reports to the College Director;
  • iii. Chairing standing Committees of Management in the College
  • Ensure high standards of discipline among staff members.
  • Provide leadership for the execution of a comprehensive strategic communications and Marketing plan to enhance the college/universities leadership position, reputation and brand.
  • Carry out any assignment delegated by the Director from time to time.


ii. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

  • Managing student’s assessment processes and ensuring that grades are submitted on time by all faculties and departments.
  • Monitoring the development and implementation of Academic Regulations
  • Providing effective leadership, administrative and management of Faculty
  • Providing leadership in academic policy review to ensure relevance at all times.
  • Coordinating curriculum development and constant review to ensure availability of an up to date demand driven and gender sensitive curriculum;
  • Facilitating and coordinating the implementation of remedial strategies to improve teaching and learning for all students.


iii. FINANCE MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION

  • Assist the Director in spearhead strategic planning, and implementation, development of work programmes, budgets, business/marketing and investment plans.
  • Ensure the College implements the resource mobilization strategy and that projects are identified, funded and implemented.
  • Chair Funding allocation and Internal Procurement Committees

iv. HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Ensure implementation of Full Times Equivalence policy.
  • Ensure staff meet performance targets in line with the Performance Management System.
  • Ensuring appropriate capacity of staff through training and development in the department;
  • Conducting training needs assessment, research and implementing 
marketing strategies;


v. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

  • Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of remedial strategies to improve teaching and learning environment in the college.
  • Assist the Director in coordinate Infrastructure development projects in the College.
  • Chairs Estates Development Committee


vi. RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Formulate implement and constantly review training, consultancy and research quality assurance policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate and ensure effective training, consultancy and research delivery
  • Assist the Director in ensuring the implementation of the University Research Agenda which fosters application of research results to improve knowledge and human welfare.
  • Facilitate collaborative research projects and innovative research that can result in improved production, processing and marketing of agricultural products.
  • Encourage academic members of staff to embark on investigative research that brings about socio-economic changes in people’s habits.


3. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

The candidate for the post of Deputy Director shall be a highly motivated scholar with outstanding academic and administrative track records. Specifically the person:-
  • Must be proven a leader within the academia and should possess a Doctorate Degree earned from a reputable University in their discipline and should be at least a Senior Lecturer with not less than 5 years of relevant practical work experience
  • Should demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision; those with experience as Head of Department or Dean will have an added advantage
  • Should demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills and possess the ability to build bridges between staff, students, other members of the University community and the University’s stakeholders and should possess proven skills of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).


4. TENURE OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate for the position shall hold office for a period of three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further term of office based on satisfactory performance. The candidates shall be offered an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with the seniority of the position and qualifications.


5. METHOD OF APPLICATION

5a. Hard Copy Submission

Applications can be sent by post using the address provided below by Friday 5th February 2021.

University Registrar
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
P O Box 219
LILONGWE

5b. Electronic Submission

The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS Word format to: 

Email: ur@luanar.ac.mw 


the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Deputy College Director-NRC”. Referees should similarly be encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.


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    Lilongwe
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    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    06 Feb, 2021

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