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MALAWI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

JOB VACANCY: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR

THE ORGANISATION

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) is the fourth public university established by the Government of Malawi In December, 2012. It was officially opened on 24m October, 2014. MUST is situated In the southern part of Malawi In the beautiful highlands of Thyolo District, about 27 kilometres east of Blantyre City. It has four schools, namely Malawi Institute of Technology (MIT); Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences (NSCES); Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS); and Bingu School of Culture and Heritage (BISCH). Through these schools, MUST is offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes In various disciplines.

MUST would like to engage a suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the position of University Registrar. This Is a highly demanding position that requires higher education administrators who have demonstrable capacity to initiate administrative and managerial innovations geared towards making the University a vibrant and competitive Institution.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the University Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University. Most importantly, he or she provides managerial and administrative leadership to the University, focusing on policy interpretation, human resource management, general administration, staff and students’ welfare and coordination of academic affairs.



KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIUTIES OF THE POSITION

The following are the main duties and functions of the University Registrar

  • Providing managerial and administrative advice and support to the Vice Chancellor, Executive Deans, Directors and Heads of Department
  • Interpreting MUST policies and policy guidelines and overseeing their implementation
  • Handling administrative and human resource management activities such as maintenance of staff establishment development and induction of new staff
  • Managing the University’s management system; performance management processes; staff welfare; staff discipline and industrial relations
  • Coordinating staff development matters in conjunction with the Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • Performing administrative functions relating to academic matters such as admission and registration of students; keeping and updating students’ records; preparing students’ transcripts and academic awards; facilitating production of various statistics on student matters; preparing teaching timetables In cooperation with Executive Deans; and student discipline
  • Keeping and maintaining a register of staff members of the University
  • Keeping custody of the Common Seal of the Council
  • Dealing with Internal and external correspondences
  • Acting as a contact person between the Legal Counsel and the University on all legal matters involving the University
  • Coordinating all University ceremonies
  • Acting as Secretary to the Council, Senate and other Statutory Committees and ensuring that all statutory committee meetings take place and their proper records are kept
  • Acting as the Spokesperson for the University
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the University Act, statutes and Council or as delegated by the Vice Chancellor from time to time


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants should possess at least a Master’s Degree in either Public Administration; Business Administration; Social Science/Higher Education or any relevant field.
  • Applicants should have not less than ten (10) years’ experience at Senior Management level in an institution of higher learning.
  • Those with PhD in the above fields will have an added advantage.



SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

The ideal candidate for the position must

  • Have a proven track record of managing strategic Issues of institutions of higher learning
  • Have proven superior leadership and high level managerial skills
  • Have sound understanding of relevant legal instruments regulating institutions of higher learning in general and functions of the position In particular
  • Have good leadership and team building skills
  • Be results oriented
  • Be decisive, self-motivated and assertive
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to deal with a diverse workforce
  • Be of high integrity
  • Have excellent negotiating and analytical skills.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

MUST shall provide an attractive salary and fringe benefits to the successful candidate In accordance with Its emolument structure. The appointment is for a period of three years (3 years), renewable based on very good performance and mutual agreement.


METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and attributes should submit their applications, together with up-to-date curriculum vitae plus copies of their academic qualifications and professional qualifications not later than 10th November, 2020. The curriculum vitae must include the candidate’s names in full; date of birth; academic qualifications; work experience; and names and e-mall addresses of three traceable referees.

Applications must be submitted to:


The Vice Chancellor

Malawi University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 5196

LIMBE

BLANTYRE

MALAWI, AFRICA.


Email: vacancy@must.ac.mw  and copy: vc@must.ac.mw


All electronic applications must be duly signed. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


Skills Required


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    Full Time
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  • Apply Before
    11 Nov, 2020

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