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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: The Principal


Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor on academic matters and the University Registrar on Administrative matters. the College Principal shall provide overall College leadership and strategic management in order to ensure that the College maintains the mission and vision of LUANAR. It entails development of periodical plans and the coordination to ensure effective implementation through annual work plans as well as ensuring availability of efficient financial and administrative support services to the core functions of teaching and teaming. research consulting and outreach operations of the College and the University as a whole.


The duties and responsibilities of the Principal shall include;


Leadership and Management

  • Provide innovative leadership to the College geared at the furtherance of the objectives of the University.
  • Maintain efficient and effective financial management systems and ensuring their overall economic and effective implementation.
  • Ensure high standards of discipline among staff members and students alike.
  • Ensure adherence to administrative, academic, research and financial policies, rules and regulations.
  • Chair various statutory committees of the college and those delegated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor.
  • Carry out any assignment delegated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor and the University Registrar from time to time.
  • Market the University/College by giving desirable visibility through interaction with government, the public, the donor community and the outside world on higher education issues.

Academic Affairs
  • Provide overall College leadership and support on all academic matters by ensuring adherence to the academic calendar and deadlines for submission of all reports required by University Management.
  • Explore and facilitate alternative teaching and learning avenue; (including open and distance learning) in order to widen access to higher education.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders to develop and maintain strategic academic partnerships.
  • Uphold high standards of academic teaching and learning at the College and ensure that Curricula are adhered to and reviewed periodically,
  • Ensure that mechanisms for quality control and inspection are in place and are functioning properly so that the quality of the graduates is consistent with both regional and international expectations.
  • Ensure the College implements strategy to achieve ISO certification,

Finance Management and Resource Mobilisation
  • Spearhead strategic planning. and implementation. development of work programmes. budgets. business/marketing and investment plans.
  • Ensure preparation. defense and implementation of Budgets for the college.
  • Ensure the college implements the resource mobilization strategy and that projects are identified. funded and implemented.
  • Lead the resource mobilization initiatives and ensure that funds raised by the University and those provided by government are managed properly.
  • Develop and manage strategic alliances and partnerships with the public and the private sectors in areas of mutual interest.
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Human Capacity Building
  • Attract, motivate and retain highly skilled and talented staff in all categories, teaching and non-teaching.
  • Enhance performance of all staff members
  • Ensure staff meet performance targets in line with the Performance Management System.
  • Ensure effective operationalization of the human resource and development policy

Infrastructure Development
  • Keep University Management updated on all Infrastructure Development projects and plans at college, Coordinate Infrastructure development projects in the College,
  • Facilitating and coordinating the implementation of remedial strategies to improve teaching and learning environment In the college
  • Research and Publications Ensure implementation of University Research Agenda which foster; application of research results to improve knowledge and human welfare.
  • Facilitate collaborative research projects and innovative that can result in improved production, processing and marketing of agricultural products.

The candidate for the post of Principal shall be a distinguished scholar with outstanding academic and administrative records. Specifically the person must –

  • Be proven leader with academic and managerial standing at senior university management level and should possess a Doctorate Degree earned from a reputable University in their discipline and should be at least a Senior Lecturer with not leg than 10 years of relevant practical work experience,
  • Possess a dear vision for the further development of the College and the realization of the vision, mission and strategic goals of the University:
  • Exhibit entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract extra-statutory funds and mobilise other resources for the development of the University:
  • Develop and advance a culture of business incubation for nurturing new enterprises for socio-economic development.
  • Demonstrate ability to attract, motivate and retain highly stalled and talented staff in all categories. teaching and non-teaching:
  • 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,
  • 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

LILONGWE

Email: ur@luanar.ac.mw 


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 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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  • Apply Before
    01 May, 2020

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