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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 positions of Deputy Principal for Bunda College.

About Bunda College

Bunda College became the first constituent College of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources on July 1st. 2012 immediately after it was de-linked from the University of Malawi. Bunda College and Natural Resources College are the two constituent Colleges of LUANAR.

With a student enrolment of 9,500 Bunda College has five faculties (Agriculture, Development Studies, Food and Human Sciences, Natural Resources Management and Postgraduate Studies). It also has City Campus and ODL programme with centres in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

Position: Deputy Principal

Reporting to the Principal, the Deputy Principal shall ensure effective provision of demand driven training in diverse aspects of agriculture, natural resource, developmental and environmental management, consultancy and relevant research and maintaining effective linkages with stakeholders.

The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Principal shall include the following:

Leadership and Management

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

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.

Finance Management and Resource Mobilisation
  • Assist the Principal 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

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;

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

Research and Publications

  • Formulating, implementing and constantly reviewing training, consultancy and research quality assurance policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating and ensuring effective training, consultancy and research delivery
  • Assist the Principal 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.

The candidate for the post of Deputy Principal shall be a highly motivated scholar with outstanding academic and administrative records. Specifically the person:

  • Must be proven leader with academic 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
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision; those with experience as Head of Department or Dean will have an added advantage
  • 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).

Tenure of the Position
  • The successful candidate for either positions shall hold office 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.

Method of Application

Applications can be sent by either email or post using the addresses by 30th April 2020.

University Registrar

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

P.O. Box 219



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:


the subject line should read. Application for the Post of Deputy Principal”. Referees should similarly be encouraged to submit signed electronic copses of their references in PDF format to the same address.

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