Pro-Vice-Chancellor at NUL

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The  National  University  of  Lesotho  invites  applications  from  suitably  qualified candidates  for  the  position  of  Pro-Vice-Chancellor.  The  University  offers  a competitive remuneration package on a four (4) year performance based contract.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested    candidates    should    submit    their    applications    electronically    to [email protected]   on   or   before 16:30hrs   on   Friday   the 29th   March, 2019.

Alternatively hard copies of applications may be delivered to the Secretary of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, C/O Office of the Registrar, NUL, Roma.

Submissions should include a motivation letter not exceeding 600 words, a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates, names and contacts of three referees, with at least one from an institution of higher learning, the current or most recent employer.

Applicants must ensure that their referees submit signed reference letters directly to NUL. Both the application and reference letters should be sent directly to the Registrar as shown above.

For further clarifications, please contact the Registrar at; +266 22 340 601 or +266 22 340 264.

Below is a detailed Job Description for the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

Job Description

Position: Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Department: Academic
Responsible to: Vice-Chancellor
Location: National University of Lesotho (Roma)
Responsible to: Faculty Deans, Directors; Institute of Extra Mural Studies and Centre for Teaching and Learning, Senior  Assistant  Registrar  (PVCs  Office),  and Personal Secretary.


1.  QUALIFICATIONS

1.1     Educational Background and Experience:

A distinguished academic record of international significance at the level of PhD with at least five (5) years extensive managerial and administrative experience in Higher Education Institutions or comparable organizations.

A member of the teaching and research staff in the rank of Professor or Associate professor level is preferred.

2.       OTHER NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

2.1     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

a) Extensive    senior    level    experience    in    policy    development    and

implementation, leadership and management at departmental level at least; b) Appreciation  and  understanding  of  the  issues  and  needs  of  higher
     education in the 21st century;

c) Ability to think strategically, manage multiple and complex tasks and broker consensus at various levels;

d) Proven communication skills, attention to detail and proficient managerial skills;

e) Ability to work collaboratively with various constituencies as a team player;
f) Experience in managing human resources, setting goals and objectives, and monitoring and evaluating performance for success;

g) Ability to identify and use data for effective decision-making;

h) Commitment to quality education in teaching, research and community service;

i)   Resourcefulness and innovativeness in solving academic related problems and issues;

j)   Commitment to students, assuring that they have the best education for future success.

2.2     Additional Requirements with Added Advantage Candidates with the following requirements shall have an added advantage:

a) Experience in leadership and management at the Faculty, Institute or other senior level position;

b) Evidence of leading the development of graduate education and research at an institution of higher learning;

c)  Resource mobilisation skills;

d) Capacity to operate as change agent to enhance NUL’s competitive urge.

3.  PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of this position is to lead the academic and research programmes in line with the University’s Strategic, Goals and Objectives.


4.  JOB SUMMARY

The incumbent will be expected to attend to the following duties to; provide
strong and innovative leadership to the academic enterprise,  design strategies and mechanisms to create a research culture, providing strategic direction to institutional research initiatives,  design strategies for enhancing the resources of the institution through academic initiatives, including but not limited to professional development programmes,    design  strategies  for enhancing  the  resources  of  the  institution
through academic initiatives, including but not limited to professional development programmes,  ensure  continuing  professional  development  of  the  teaching  and research  staff  through  professional development  opportunities both on and off campus, oversee the development and advancement of library and information services,  implement Performance management system in academia and Assume additional tasks as assigned by the Vice Chancellor, and act for the Vice-Chancellor
when requested.

5.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES

The  Pro-Vice-Chancellor  is  the  principal  academic  officer  whose  duties  and responsibilities include to:

5.1     Provide strong and innovative leadership to the academic enterprise:

a)       To lead the development/review of undergraduate and graduate programmes to meet national, regional and global human resource development  priorities;
b) To   ensure   that   all   programmes,   curricula,   and   course   information   is documented;

c)       To guide the development of academic planning capacities in the departments and  faculties  that  is  geared  towards  increased  business/industry  and education partnership;

d)       To oversee the development and implementation of the Academic   Strategic Plan in line with the University SP and National Strategic Plan;

e)       To conduct quarterly and annual reviews of accomplishments of the Academic Strategic Plan and its revisions;

f)        To enhance and implement open and distance education programmes and services on and off campus;

g)       To prepare reports and presentations for statutory bodies timely.

5.2     To design strategies and mechanisms to create a research culture, providing strategic direction to institutional research initiatives:

a)       To develop new academic policies and procedures and review current ones;

b)       To   promote   research   by   designing   research   strategies,   policies   and mechanisms;

c)       To develop/revise terms of reference for Research & Conferences Committee (RCC);

d)       To revamp RCC at institutional level;

e)       To ensure functioning of sub RCC at faculty/department level;

f)        To forge linkages for partnership in research with relevant organisations, donor agencies and other higher education institutions nationally, regionally and internationally;

g)       To prepare reports and presentations for statutory bodies timely.

5.3     To design strategies for enhancing the resources of the institution through academic initiatives, including but not limited to professional development programmes:

a)       To forge linkages for partnership with relevant  organisations, donor agencies and    other    higher    education    institutions   nationally,    regionally    and internationally;

b)       To exploit financial opportunities and acquisitions for academic programmes;

c)       To develop a proposal format for soliciting resources for the University;

d)       To ensure accountability of the funds and develop timely reports;

e)       To prepare reports and presentations for statutory bodies timely.

5.4     To ensure continuing professional development of the teaching and research staff through professional development opportunities:

a)       To ensure development and review of professional development policy for teaching and research staff;

b)       To  ensure  development  of  strategies  and  mechanism  for  professional development programmes for deans, directors, researchers etc.;

c)       To  ensure  development  and  implementation  of  succession  plans  from faculties and departments;

d)       To prepare reports and presentations for statutory bodies timely.

5.5     To   oversee   the   development   and   advancement   of   library   and information services:

a)       To Ensure implementation of International, National & NUL library standards and procedures;

b)       To provide information and support to the teaching, learning, community, research and administrative services of the university;

c)       To chair the library board meetings and supervise the University Librarian;

d)       To prepare reports and presentations for statutory bodies timely.

5.6     To implement Performance management system in academia:

a)       To participate in review of performance policy, guidelines and tools;

b)       To  ensure  development  of  academic  operational  plan  in  line  with  NUL strategic plan;

c)       To ensure development of operational plans at faculty level;

d)       To assess the Faculty Deans and Directors and other personnel in the Pro- Vice-Chancellor’s office periodically.

5.7     Assume additional tasks as assigned by the Vice Chancellor, and act for the Vice-Chancellor when requested.

6.  KEY PERFORMANCE ARES AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Key  Performance  Areas (KPAs) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
6.1     Provide  strong  and innovative leadership to the academic enterprise.     Developed     and     reviewed     graduate     and undergraduate programmes.
    Documented programmes, curricula and course information.
    Developed and implemented academic strategic plan.
    Documented quarterly and annual reviews.     Developed reports and presentations.
6.2     To design strategies and mechanisms to create a        research        culture, providing strategic direction to    institutional    research initiatives.     Developed and reviewed academic policies and procedures.
    Developed   research   strategies,   policies   and mechanisms.
    Developed terms of reference for RCC.     Selected  committee  members  and  scheduled annual meetings.
    Attended submissions from faculty sub RCC.
    Developed proposals and signed MOUs.
    Developed reports and presentations for statutory bodies.
6.3     To design strategies for        enhancing         the resources of the institution through               academic initiatives, including but not limited     to     professional development programmes.     Developed proposals and signed MOUs.
    Developed networking strategies.
    Developed proposal format.
    Developed   financial   and   performance/activity based     report.

    Developed reports & presentations for statutory bodies.
6.4     To                 ensure continuing        professional development       of       the teaching and research staff through            professional development opportunities.     Developed/reviewed   professional   development policy on teaching and research.

    Developed/ reviewed strategies for professional development programmes.
    Developed and implemented succession plans.     Developed reports & presentations for statutory bodies.
6.5     To     oversee     the development                and     Developed NUL standards &procedures in line with international & national.

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