Academic Vacancies

FACULTY OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

Animal Breeding and Genetics
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/ Full Professor (1 Post)

Applicants must have a BSc (Hons) Degree and an MSc Degree specialising in Animal Breeding and Genetics or related field. Possession of a PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics will be an added advantage.

Successful applicants must be able to teach a minimum of three of the following modules per semester: Genetics; Molecular Biology; Animal Breeding; and Biotechnology. Evidence of scholarly contribution is required in at least two (2) refereed journals. He/she is also expected to have strong research skills which will enhance and complement the Department’s existing research strength. The incumbent should have teaching experience at University level.

Conditions of Service
Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.

Applications
Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to deputy.registrar@gsu.ac.zw or hand delivered to:

Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Section
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30
Filabusi

Non Academic Vacances

1. Vice- Chancellor’s Office

1. Director of Research, Innovation and Industrialisation (1 Post)

1.1. The Director of Research, Innovation and Industrialisation is responsible for the following;

  • Initiating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies, systems and procedures dealing with university research, innovation and industrialisation
  • Providing leadership, oversight and direction to faculties and departments in all research, innovation and industrialisation matters
  • Superintending over the establishment and operations of innovation hubs and industrial parks
  • Developing performance benchmarks and quality monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the institution’s innovation hubs and industrial parks
  • Developing mechanisms for promoting innovation and production of goods and services
  • Facilitating and coordinating collaborations with industry leading to the setting up of industrial hubs and parks
  • Putting in place mechanisms for the protection of intellectual property
  • Developing a research, innovation and industrialisation culture and agenda for Gwanda State University
  • Developing a mentoring programme for emerging researchers and innovators

1.2. Experience and Qualities

The ideal candidate must be a prominent academic with a proven track record of scholarship, research, publications, collaborations, networking and resource mobilisation. He/she must have;

  • A minimum of a PhD.
  • At least five (5) years post qualification experience.

2. Director of Information, Marketing and Public Relations (1 Post)

2.1 The Director of Information and Public relations is responsible for the following;

  • Designing and implementing a marketing strategy for the university which will cultivate the institution’s relationship with all its key stakeholders.
  • Maximising brand presence on various channels which include the University website, print and electronic media and social media.
  • Organising PR events to market and increase awareness of the University
  • Arranging interviews and press releases to promote the university and its products/services.
  • Being the university’s spokesperson.

2.2 Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of marketing an organisation and coordinating successful PR campaigns. He/she must be an expert in different social media networks and possess excellent communication and presentation skills. He/she must be a holder of;

  • A Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communication or Journalism.
  • At least five (5) years relevant post qualification work experience.

3. Business Development Manager (1 Post)

3.1 The Business Development Manager will be responsible for the following;

  • Researching and identifying new business opportunities for the university, including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services.
  • Designing and implementing strategies of increasing the value of existing University customers/clients and attracting new ones.
    Setting goals and developing plans for business and revenue growth.
  • Fostering and developing relationships with university customers/clients
  • Spearheading and coordinating the university’s resource mobilisation operations and initiatives.

3.2 Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should demonstrate ability to think and work strategically with tenacity and drive to seek new business. He/she should have;

  • A Master’s Degree in Business Management/Studies or related field (Accountancy, Finance, Economics, or Marketing).
  • At least three (3) years relevant post qualification experience.

4. Marketing Specialist (1 Post)

4.1 The Marketing Specialist is responsible for the following;

  • Planning, organising,directing and controlling marketing activities of the Agro-Innovation Park.
  • Formulating and implementing sales and marketing strategies to ensure return on investment.
  • Developing and implementing sales, marketing and business plans.
  • Undertaking sales and market research, analysis and client profiling.
  • Identifying sales and market opportunities and monitoring sales and market trends.
  • Developing strategic partnerships and business relationships.
  • Marketing the Agro-Innovation Parkproducts and services.
  • Conducting feasibility and viability of business opportunities.
  • Identifying new leads and potential markets for Agro-Innovation Parkproducts.
  • Managing the promotion and positioning of the Agro-Innovation Park.
  • Developing unique selling propositions and promoting Agro-Innovation Parkvisibility.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing and potential business partners.
  • Representing the Agro-Innovation Parkat key events and providing feedback and
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the Director Research, Innovation and Industrialisation.

4.2 Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness/Marketing or equivalent.
  • A Master’s Degree in Agribusiness/Marketing, Management, Administration or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • At least three(3) years post-qualification experience.

5. Animal Specialist (1 Post)

5.1 The Animal Specialist is responsible for the following;

  • Planning, organising, directing and controlling the activities of the Agro-Innovation Park’s Livestock Production Unit;
  • Reviewing current livestock production systems and recommending improvements;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day management and care of all livestock; Monitoring livestock health, and implementation of a preventive health strategy;
  • Planning for labour requirements and participating in the recruiting and training of staff;
  • Supervising workers undertaking various activities in the Livestock Unit;
  • Maintaining livestock production, health management and welfare records; Upkeep and management of grazing systems and pastures;
  • Supporting the Director in the creation and monitoring of the Agro-Innovation Parkoperating budget;
  • Preparing livestock activity reports, such as production, sales, purchases, feeding, health and welfare;
  • Arranging for sale of livestock in collaboration with the Marketing Manager;
  • Facilitating the purchase of inputs such as feed, sanitation chemicals and medicines in collaboration with the Procurement Management Unit;
  • Inspecting machinery, equipment and facilities to establish maintenance and repair requirements;
  • Ensuring that all staff adhere to health and safety regulations;
  • Ensuring that the Livestock Production Unit complies with all relevant statutory regulations;
  • Keeping abreast with developments and trends in Livestock Production Science; and
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the Director Research, Innovation and Industrialisation.

5.2 Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science or related programme from a recognised Institution.
  • A Master’s Degree in Animal Science or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years hands-on livestock farming experience preferably in a leadership role.
  • Hands-on experience at a commercial farming entity.

6. Crop Specialist (1 Post)

6.1The Crop Specialist is responsible for the following;

  • Planning, organising, directing and controlling activities of the Agro-Innovation Park’s Crops Section.
  • Planning and scheduling land preparation for timely planting of crops as per cropping programme;
  • Ensuring that soil and plant samples are processed and recommending improvement of soil and plant nutrition;
  • Calibrating planters, fertilizer spreaders, boom sprayers and supervising their respective operations in the field;
  • Scheduling irrigation and ensuring efficient utilisation of water to meet crop water requirements;
  • Planning for labour requirements and participating in the recruiting and training of staff
  • Supervising workers undertaking various activities including planting, irrigation, fertilizer application, chemical applications, harvesting and grading;
  • Regularly scouting for diseases, pests and physiological disorders and recommending corrective actions where necessary;
  • Identifying maturity indices for all crops grown and recommending harvesting dates, appropriate harvesting and storage conditions;
  • Participating in cropping programme planning, budgeting and financial reports preparation;
  • Facilitating the purchase of inputs such as seed, fertilizer and chemicals in collaboration with the Procurement Management Unit;
  • Supporting the Director in the monitoring of the Agro-Innovation Park operating budget
  • Maintaining production and crop management practices records
  • Arranging for sales of crops in collaboration with the Marketing Manager
  • Inspecting machinery, equipment and facilities to establish maintenance and repair requirements;
    Ensuring that all staff adhere to health and safety regulation;
  • Ensuring that the Crop Production Unit complies with all relevant statutory regulations.
    Keeping abreast with developments and trends in Crop Production Science.
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the Director.

6.2 Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture/Crop Science or related discipline from a recognised institution.
  • A Master’s Degree in Crop Science or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years hands-on crop farming experience, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Hands-on experience at a commercial farming entity.

7. Farm Manager (1 Post)

7.1 The Farm Manager is responsible for the following;

  • Manage staff, animal husbandry and crop husbandry, purchasing supplies, preparing budgets and reports.
  • Analysing existing farm operations and recommend improvements.
  • Developing irrigation designs and schedules for livestock pasture and crops.
  • Preparing paddocking schedules ensuring that employees understand expectations.
  • Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and other supplies are regularly stocked.
  • Preparing budgets and reports as required.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of staff members
  • Building professional networks and keeping abreast of developments related to agricultural science.

7.2 Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma in Agriculture.
  • A Degree in Agriculture/Animal Science/Crop Science or equivalentwill be an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in both animal husbandry and crop husbandry. Experience in a University farm environment is an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal, project and people management skills.
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
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8. Research Assistant (1 Post)
One Year Renewable Contract

8.1 The Research Assistant is responsible for the following;

  • Assist the Vice Chancellor in carrying out Animal Parasitology research projects
  • Field sample collection and laboratory analysis.
  • Data analysis.

8.2 Qualifications and experience

  • An Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science or Biological Science. with a minimum of 2.1 class.
  • Appreciation of Animal Parasitology.
  • At least 1 year research experience.
  • Knowledge of SPSS and related statistical packages.
  • A clean class four (4) driver’s licence.

9. Chief Security Officer (1 Post)

9.1. The Chief Security Officer will be responsible for the following;

  • Facilitates security management as well as the management of the University’s security systems and processes.
  • Oversee the day-to-day administrative function of the Security Department.
  • Ensure the security of University physical facilities, assets and staff.
  • Maintain law and order at University Campuses.
  • Develop security-related policies and recommend mitigation strategies to the University management.
  • Loss prevention by ensuring key control guidelines are put in place and adhered to.
  • Detect and supervise investigation of theft, irregularities and other security breaches and produce reports.
  • Report criminal cases that may arise to the Police and attend to matters at Court.
  • Supervise and control work activities for all Security staff.
  • Train security staff on security standards, policies, procedures and awareness.
  • Maintain a CCTV security system and work in liaison with the ICT Department in maintaining a cybersecurity system.
  • Orient new students on security-related matters.
  • Attend to calamities and incidences that may occur on Campus.
  • Any other related duties as assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.

9.2 Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Security Management or equivalent.
  • A Diploma in Security Management, Police Studies or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic security systems and computer literacy.
  • At least five (5)years’ experience in Security Service, of which two should be at supervisory level.
  • Experience in a University environment is an added advantage.

2. REGISTRAR’S DEPARTMENT

2.1 Senior Assistant Registrar, Admissions and Student
Records/Examinations (1 Post).

2.1.1 The Senior Assistant Registrar, Admissions and Student Records/Examinations will be responsible for the following;

  • Recruit, admit and register students.
  • Design, distribute and receive application forms in collaboration with the Deputy Registrar, Academic Affairs.
  • Design and facilitate the posting of student recruitment advertisements.
  • Issue admission letters to admitted students.
  • Register admitted students and maintain their register.
  • Be in charge of the students’ database and all statistics.
  • Superintend over the university examination systems, procedures and processes.
  • Draft the examination time table.
  • Ensure total security of examinations.
  • Process interim and final transcripts.
  • Perform Secretariat duties to University committees.

2.1.2 Qualifications and Experience

  • A First Degree in Social Science from a recognised and reputable institutionof higher learning.
  • A Master’s Degree in Social Science from a recognised and reputableinstitution of higher learning.
  • At least three(3) years relevant experience.
  • University experience in an Admissions, Record Keeping as well as Examinations Office would be anadded advantage.
  • Demonstrate of high level of integrity and honesty.
  • Must possess excellent technical, analytical, problem solving, communication, consultative, multi-tasking and team-working skills.

2.2 Admin Assistant (Student Admissions, Records and Registration) x 1 Post

2.2.1 The Admin Assistant (Student Admissions, Records and Registration) will support and underpin the Senior Assistant Registrar in the following;

  • Recruitment, admission and registration of students
  • Issuance of admission letters
  • Production and dissemination of admission and registration statistics
  • Keeping up to date student records

2.2.2 Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate must demonstrate and possess excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of integrity and honesty. He/she must have;

  • A first degree in Social Science from a reputable university
  • At least one year experience, preferably in a university setting

2.3 Senior Assistant Registrar (Human Resources) x 1 Post

2.3.1 The Senior Assistant Registrar (Human Resources) will be responsible for the following;

  • Superintending over the HR Section of the Registry
  • Facilitating the recruitment and hiring of staff
  • Processing employee benefits which include remuneration, various types of leave and general welfare
  • Ensuring a safe work environment both physical and emotional, through hazard prevention and control
  • Enforcing the university’s Code of Conduct as well as all other HR policies and procedures
  • Facilitating the processing of disciplinary actions in accordance with labour laws
  • Instilling and upholding the university culture through sharing the university vision, mission and core-values
  • Ensuring the generation and maintenance of up to date HR records and statistics

2.3.2 Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should have excellent people management knowledge and skills. He/she must possess;

  • A first Degree in Social Science from a reputable university
  • A Master’s Degree in Social Science from a reputable university and
  • At least three (3) years experience in human resources management

3. STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVISION

Student Development Officer (1 post)

The Student Development Officer will be responsible for;

  • Planning, developing, and delivering a variety of student development services at the university
  • Facilitating the formation and development of student clubs and associations for professional and academic development
  • Cultivating maintaining relationships with prospective employers to ensure attachment and employment opportunities for students
  • Coaching and mentoring students on CV and Application letter writing skills, interviewing skills, and general soft skills.
  • Assisting with registration and orientation activities
  • Participating in student recruitment as well as marketing of university programmes

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal skills. He/she should have;

  • A first degree in Social Sciences or Commerce related eg Business Studies
  • Two (2) years experience

Conditions of Service
Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.

Applications
Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to deputy.registrar@gsu.ac.zw or hand delivered to:

Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Section
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30
Filabusi

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 01 July 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.