Mzuzu University is Malawi’s Second Public University established under the Laws of Malawi Cap 30:09, Mzuzu University Act No. 12 of 1997. The University is a dual mode public institution and hence has face-to face and open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) students. Mzuzu University also offers some of its programmes on block, week-end and vacation releases and through collaborations with international partners. The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Registrar, the successful candidate will assist in performing some (or) all of the following duties:
(a) Servicing statutory and non-statutory committees and ensuring that all committee meetings take place and their records are kept properly;
(b) Interpreting policies, policy guidelines and overseeing their implementation;
(c) Handling administrative and human resource management activities such as maintenance of staff establishment; recruitment and induction of new staff; performance management process; staff development; staff welfare; staff discipline; industrial relations; and termination of appointments;
(d) Handling academic matters such as admissions and registration; curricula and new programmes; academic calendar; timetabling, teaching, examinations, assessment and communication of results; issuance of academic transcripts; disciplinary matters; and congregation ceremonies;
(e) Overseeing management of transport, clinic, maintenance of buildings, landscaping and security services;
(f) Providing general managerial and administrative guidance and support to faculties and departments;
(g) Processing staff clearance applications and employment permits for non-domiciled staff;
(h) Administering staff medical and pension schemes; and
(i) Any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Registrar.
(a) Master’s degree and Bachelors’ degree in Public/Business Administration, Human Resource Management or equivalent obtained from a reputable and accredited institution of higher learning.
(b) A minimum of four years’ experience of providing administrative support services, preferably at an institution of higher learning.
(c) Candidates should also have the following demonstrable attributes:
(i) Excellent organization and coordination skills for working with different teams in a busy and complex environment;
(ii) Ability to pay attention to detail;
(iii) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
(iv) Those with demonstrable quantitative skills will have an added advantage.
The application should include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional qualifications, as well as the names and contact details of three traceable referees. The job title should be indicated on the envelope and sent to:
VAC: AR or VAC: SA
Private Bag 201
Or Electronic Submission:
Electronic submission of the application should be sent as attachments in PDF or MS Word format to [email protected] . The subject line of the application should show the position being applied for.
To reach the University not later than Friday, 10th September 2021 . Note that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.