Regional Director

Job Summary


 

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the largest and comprehensive Open & Distance Electronic Learning (ODeL) University in Zimbabwe that offers lifelong learning in an affordable and flexible manner.
Suitably qualified, experienced and motivated candidates are invited to apply for the following vacant positions that have arisen at the Zimbabwe Open University.
WOMEN CANDIDATES AND THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR (LEVEL 3) (3 YEAR CONTRACT)
 Bulawayo Regional Campus (1 Post);
 Matabeleland North Regional Campus (1 Post);
 Midlands Regional Campus (1 Post);
 Masvingo Regional Campus (1 Post); and
 Manicaland Regional Campus (1 Post).

 

Duties And Responsibilities


 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Managing and administering the Regional Campus;
2. Managing and supervising activities of the District Centres;
3. Providing leadership, guidance and support to the Regional Campus in such a manner as to ensure the achievement of the objectives set by the University;

4. Developing and establishing effective plans and structures for controlling income and programme implementation, co-ordination, management, monitoring and evaluation;
5. Establishing effective structures for controlling income and expenditure in line with the procedures of the University;
6. Attending all University Committee meetings and all Provincial, Local Boards and other stakeholders’ meetings necessary for coordinating the activities for the Regional Campus as well as disseminating information about the Regional Campus;
7. Liaising, on behalf of the University, with donor organizations/institutions to negotiate funding and other assistance needed to successfully implement the programmes at the Campus;
8. Promoting staff and student recruitments;
9. Actively involved in the development and implementation of student recruitment plans at the Regional Campus;
10. Actively involved in the development and implementation of Regional Campus marketing plans;
11. Organising periodic reviews of the Campus’ activities and producing reports on the reviews;
12. Supervising tutorials at the Regional Campus;
13. Running of examinations by arranging venues, furniture and verification of students’ registration;
14. Attending to students’ grievances through channels provided for by the ZOU Act.
15. Maintaining Regional records as required by the relevant government Acts and ZOU procedure manual being the accounting officer for the Regional Campus;
16. Undertaking any other duties as may be delegated by the Registrar.

Qualifications And Experience


 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Master’s degree in Educational Management, Business Administration or Social Science;
2. A PhD in any of the above areas or related fields will be an added advantage;
3. The incumbent must demonstrate, knowledge and skills of running an Open Learning Centre.
4. Five (5) years post qualification experience in an academic or management position at an institution of higher learning is required;
5. Must have served at managerial level preferably at a University for a period of at least two (2) years

 

How To Apply


 

CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT HAVE THE STIPULATED REQUIREMENTS NEED NOT APPLY.
Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications consisting of the following documents: application letter, certified educational and professional certificates as well as transcripts and curriculum vitae with contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) referees as
follows;

EITHER
• in PDF format as a single document to: recruitment@zou.ac.zw
OR
• as hard copies which consist of ten (10) sets of each of the above listed documents. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for.

Applications should be received not later than 2 April 2022.
Applications should be addressed to

The Director, Human Resources
Zimbabwe Open University
P O Box MP 1119
Mount Pleasant
Harare

OR

Hand delivered to
3rd Floor
Corner House
Cnr S. Machel/L. Takawira
Harare