Job Detail


DIRECTOR, AGRIBUSINESS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION ( UZ Agro Industrial Park)

Date Posted: 2021-04-18 16:40:28
Company Name UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE
  • Number of Vacancy:

    1
  • Category:

    Agriculture
  • Job Level:

    Top Level
  • Working Hours:

    0
  • Years of Experience

    5
  • Salary Range:

    $-
  • Job Location:

    Harare
  • Preferred Age:

    0 (years)
  • Required Education:

    Advanced Degree
  • Vacancy Nature:

    Full time

Description

DIRECTOR, AGRIBUSINESS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION  ( UZ Agro Industrial Park)

UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE 

Applications from suitably qualified members are invited to fill the following posts: 
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD SYSTEMS 
DIRECTOR, AGRIBUSINESS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION 

The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) seeks to hire a suitable candidate to lead the newly  created Directorate of Agribusiness and Continuing Education. 
The Directorate under the  Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems is responsible for coordinating the UZ  innovation and research ecosystem through the UZ Agro-Industrial Park as well as coordinating  continuing practical agricultural education for University students and the farming community  at large. 
The director will report to the Dean and the Board of Management of the UZ Agro Industrial Park. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
The incumbent will have among others, the following duties and responsibilities: 
- Develop and implement a long-term strategy for the development of the Agro-Industrial  Park; 
- Be a feedback link within the UZ research, innovation and industrialization ecosystem; - Oversee the agribusiness development of the Agro-Industrial Park; 
- Coordinate all farming enterprises through the relevant managers;  
- Actively seek and develop progressive value addition initiatives for agricultural produce  from the farm; 
- Organize and implement on-farm continuing education for the farming community; 
- Organize open days and public expos to showcase new farming technologies developed by  the University or its partners and to network with the stakeholders;
- Manage the real estate and infrastructure on behalf of the Board of Trustees; 
- Prepare periodic financial and management reports for the Board of Management and  Board of Trustees; 
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Environment  and Food Systems and the Vice Chancellor. 

Work/Educational Requirements

Desired Qualifications and Attributes 
The position of director is a senior position and applicants must preferably be highly  experienced individuals in possession of a relevant post graduate degree in agriculture,  agribusiness, and/or agricultural innovation. 
Experience in a similar management position or as  an academic is a requirement for the job. 

To Apply

APPLICATIONS 
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six copies of applications, including a curriculum  vitae, giving full personal particulars indicating full name, place and date of birth; certified copies of  national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, present  salary, telephone number and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to: 

Deputy Registrar, Human Resources 
University of Zimbabwe 
P O Box MP 167 
Mount Pleasant 
HARARE 

Or Hand delivered to the Administration Block, door number 113 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 29 January 2021. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Deadline : Expired





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