NON-ACADEMIC VACANCIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the
following posts:
Gwanda State University is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates and
individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

1. BURSAR’S DEPARTMENT
University Bursar (1 Post)

Job Summary
Applicants are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position
of Gwanda State University Bursar. The Bursar shall be a member of the Senior
Management Team. As the Chief Finance Officer of the University, the Bursar shall
exercise professional superintendence and should be responsible for safe-guarding its
funds. The Bursar shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the safe custody and
proper disposition of all University funds and assets. The Bursar is expected to play a
pivotal role in sustaining a transparent and accountable financial system that inspires
public confidence in the integrity of University Finances.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate shall be responsible for: –

  • Providing leadership and direction to the Bursar’s Department.
  • Managing the financial affairs of the University including strategic planning,
    implementation of sound accounting procedures and treasury functions.
    Ensuring compliance and adherence to laws, financial regulations and
  • Formulating, designing, reviewing and implementing sound and appropriate
    accounting policies and systems.
  • Being the University’s financial advisor.
  • Receiving on behalf of the Council, grants subventions, revenues, gifts
    payable to the University and be a sufficient discharge of the same.
  • Maintaining cash flow projections for the current and future years.
    Reviewing and preparing financial accounts, budgetary estimates, cash flow
    and reports.
  • Developing and managing annual budgets and performing period cost and
    productivity analyses.
  • Producing periodic management and financial reports as required by
    management, University Council and its Committees.
  • Planning, developing and implementing strategies for generating resources
    and revenue.
  • Interacting with supervising agents as well as, internal and external auditors.
    Participating in audit projects and providing information and access to
    accounting records as required.
  • Providing guidance to the staff in the Bursar’s Department including
    performance management and staff development.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative and effective relationships with all

Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate must have:

  • At least a Master of Accountancy Degree or equivalent.
  • Be a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Chartered Certified Accountant (CCA) or
  • Registered Public Accountant (RPA).
  • At least ten (10) years of accounting experience directly related to duties and
    preferably in a University, with at least two (2) years’ experience in a Senior
    Management position.
  • Knowledge of computerised accounting systems or packages is a must.

Skills and Attributes

  • The Bursar must demonstrate orderliness efficiency, reliability of stewardship,
    excellent ICT skills and possess a calm manner, excellent management and
    risk management skills.
  • Be able to write technical reports, foster a cooperative working environment
    and multi-tasking.

2. REGISTRAR’S DEPARTMENT
Director of University Secretariat (1 Post)
Job Summary
The Director of University Secretariat is a member of the Management Team, and should
possess a deep understanding of the University governance system as well as be a person
of unquestionable integrity with an excellent grasp of the English language and
demonstrable outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director will be responsible for: –

  • Ensuring that the Registrar’s office catalyses, facilitates, and supports effective
    governance action across the whole University.
  • Managing, coordinating and informing the effective operation of University
  • Liaising with and advising committee chairs and secretaries on matters of fact,
    protocol, precedent, procedure and regulation.
  • Producing a data base of minutes and ensuring that meeting records are properly
    filed and are easily retrievable as and when required.
  • Ensuring adherence to the diary of committee meetings and to University
    standards of servicing committees.
  • Ensuring that committee decisions are implemented timeously.
  • Developing and delivering training to committee secretaries.

Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should possess: –

  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following areas: English, English and
    Communication, Public Administration, or Strategic and Corporate Governance
  • At least three years’ demonstrable experience working in a position that entails to
    a large measure, the duties and responsibilities outlined above.

3. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL PLANNING, WORKS AND ESTATES
Driver (1 Post)
Qualifications

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language.
  • Valid Clean Class 2 driver’s licence.
  • Class 1 driver’s licence an added advantage.
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate a must.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least two (2) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.
  • Physical dexterity
  • Extensive knowledge of the operating area.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Transporting employees, students and materials to various destinations.
  • Carrying out vehicle maintenance checks and cleaning.
  • Collecting office purchases or other administrative needs.
  • Interacting with clients and suppliers in a professional conduct.
  • Maintaining an organised travel schedule.
  • Ensuring that vehicles have sufficient fuel and are always ready for use.
  • Arranging for vehicle repairs when necessary.
  • Updating monthly mileage records.
  • Driving a variety of vehicles, including motorbikes, cars and trucks.

Bricklayers (10 Posts)
6 months contract
Qualifications

  • A trade tested journeyman in Bricklaying

Experience and Qualities

  • A minimum of one year post qualification experience.
  • A team player.
  • Able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to read drawings, blue prints and plans.
    Duties and Responsibilities
  • Laying bricks, stones or any other materials for construction.
  • Reading and interpreting sketches and blue prints.
  • Maintenance of existing structures.
  • Pouring and curing of reinforced concrete including precast and prefabricated

Electrician (1 Post)
6 months contract
Qualifications

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level Passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • National Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering from HEXCO/Equivalent
  • Journeyman Class 1, four (4) years apprentice trained.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Mukti-tasking skills.
  • Good arithmetical and analytical skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installing and maintaining wiring, control, and lighting systems.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job
    specifications and local codes.
  • Inspecting electrical systems, equipment, and components (transformers and circuit
    breakers) to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to
    ensure compliance with codes.
  • Preparing sketches or follows blueprints to determine the location of wiring and
    equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Providing preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.
    Performing departmental duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing
    reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Performing physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and
    moving and lifting heavy objects.
  • Providing assistance during emergencies by operating standby power supplies.
    Advising management on whether continued operation of equipment could be
  • Directing and training subordinates on installation, maintenance and operation of
    electrical systems.

Welder (1 Post)
6 months contract
Qualifications

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level Passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • National Certificate in Boiler Making or Welding from HEXCO/Equivalent.
  • Journeyman Class 1, four (4) years apprentice trained.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Good arithmetical and analytical skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.
  • Physical dexterity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing, reading and interpreting blueprints to assess or plan layout and procedures.
  • Determining the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements.
  • Setting up components for welding according to specifications.
  • Operating angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded.
  • Aligning components using callipers, rulers and clamp pieces.
  • Welding components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various
    positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead).
  • Repairing machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps.
  • Testing and inspecting welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws.
  • Maintaining equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety.
  • Performing departmental duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing
    reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Preparing cost estimate.

Plumber (1 Post)
6 months contract
Qualifications

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • National Certificate in Plumbing and Drainlaying from HEXCO/Equivalent
  • Journeyman Class 1, four (4) years apprentice trained.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Good arithmetical and analytical skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.
  • Physical dexterity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing, reading and interpreting blueprints to assess or plan plumbing installations
    and layouts.
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing systems and fixtures for water and
    sewer systems.
  • Fitting and repairing various household appliances.
    Cutting, assembling pipes, tubes, fitting and fixtures.
  • Inspection and testing plumbing systems for safety, functionality and code
  • Performing physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay water and
    sewer pipes and moving and lifting heavy objects.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving problems.
  • Performing departmental duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing
    reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Preparing cost estimate.

Carpenter or Joiner (1 Post)
6 months contract
Qualifications

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • National Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery from HEXCO/Equivalent
  • Journeyman Class 1, four (4) years apprentice trained.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Good arithmetical and analytical skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.
  • Physical dexterity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Surface preparation by filling holes, cracks and applying paint, stain, varnish and
    other finishes.
  • Reading blueprints, drawings and sketches to fully grasp requirements.
  • Ability to glaze, construction of aluminum, timber partitions, and shop fronts.
  • Taking the measurements and calculating materials required.
  • Cutting the materials and smothering according to measurements.
  • Built window frames, doors, staircases, and framed buildings by using raw materials
    or pre constructed materials.
  • Laying out flooring, roofing or dry wall ensuring they are levelled and compatible.
    Carving and assembling furniture, cabinets, shelves and other items.
  • Building scaffolds and other construction structures.
  • Performing departmental duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing
    reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Preparing cost estimate.

Painter (1 Post)
6 months contract
Qualifications

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language.
  • National Certificate in Painting or Decoration from HEXCO/Equivalent.
  • Journeyman Class 1, 4 years apprentice trained.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Good arithmetical and analytical skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.
  • Physical dexterity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Surface preparation by filling holes cracks and applying paint, stain, varnish and other
  • Ability to use brushes, rollers and spraying equipment.
    Knowledge in glazing.
  • Removing old paint by wallpapering or scraping or sanding or heat guns or liquid
    paint removers or steam strippers.
  • Mixing paint to agreed shades.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Laying dust sheets to protect areas from paint.
  • Performing departmental duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing
    reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Preparing cost estimate.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
A contributory 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:

The Deputy Registrar
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30
FILABUSI
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 12 August 2022. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.