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Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike invites from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:
  1. Bursar
  2. Director of Physical Planning
  3. Director of Works and Maintenance
  4. Director of Health Services
  5. Director of University Farm
VACANCIES DETAILS

1). Job Description of Bursar
This position is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the University and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

2). Job Description of Director of Physical Planning
This position is the Head of the Department of Physical Planning and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the conceptualization, Design, Supervision and Management of the University Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Projects.

3). Job Description of Director of Works and Maintenance
This position is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the University and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day running and maintenance of University building, Roads. Water bore holes. Electrical Installations. Equipment and other properties, including provision of service and utilities for the well- being of the University.

4). Job Description of Director of Health Services
This position is the Administrative Head of the University Health Services and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day today running of medical services of the University.

5). Job Description of Director of University Farm
This position is the Head of the Farm Management Centre of the University and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration and planning of the farming activities of the University as well as the co-ordination of different Units of the Centre.

Candidates for the position of Bursar
Candidates for the post of Bursar must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial resources management Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the rigours of the duties of the Bursar. Prospective candidates must show innovative approaches to the running of an ICT -driven Bursary, working at the highest level of efficiency to eliminate time wasting, bureaucracy and bottlenecks. The ability to advise the Vice-Chancellor in planning and executing strategies for enhancing internal revenue generation as well as promoting the culture of "doing more with less" shall be required. Candidates for the post must be such that they would not exceed the gazetted retirement age before the end of the five years tenure.

Qualification for the Position of Bursar
  1. The applicant should possess a good first or second degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration and must, in addition, be a member of any of the following professional Accounting Bodies: ICAN, ACA (E&W}, ANAN, ACCA, CPA-USA.
  2. The applicant must be of the rank of at least Deputy Bursar and must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, seven (7) years of which must have been spent in a University or similar institution. Exposure to professional Accounting Practice and a Post-Graduate degree from a recognized University will be an added advantage.
Candidates for Positions (2 and 3) Above
The candidates for the post must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness. and demonstrable integrity for the running of Directorates of Physical Planning or Works and Maintenance of a University. Prospective candidates must be proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in computer aided designs and controls. Candidates for any of the positions must be in good health to be able to endure the rigours of the duties of such Directorates and must be such that they would not exceed the retirement age before the end of the five years tenure.

Qualification for the Position of Director of Physical Planning
  1. Candidates for the Post of Director of Physical Planning must have degree in Engineering, Building, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, Urban and Regional Planning, plus at least 15 (fifteen) years of relevant experience especially on Campus Planning and Development.
  2. Candidates must not be below the rank of a Deputy Director of Physical Planning in a University or Similar Institution. Possession of a Post graduate Degree will be an added advantage. In addition, candidate must be registered member of relevant Professional bodies such as Council for the Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), ARCON (for Architects QSRBN (for Quantity Surveyors), NIOB (for Builders), NIESV (for Estate Surveyors and Valuers), etc.
Qualification for the Position of Director of Works and Maintenance
  1. Candidates for the post of Director of Works and Maintenance (same as for Director of Physical Planning above) Experience on Campus Planning and Services will be an added advantage.
Candidates for the Position of Director of Health Services
Candidates for the post of Director of Health Services must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and demonstrable integrity for the administration of the Health services of a University.
Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the rigours of the duties of the office. Prospective candidates must be proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in medical practice. The ability to effectively advise the Vice-Chancellor on health matters shall be required.

Qualification for the Position of Director of Health Services
  1. Candidates for the post of Director of health Services must have MBBS plus at least fifteen (15) years of relevant experience. Such candidate must not be below the rank of a Deputy Director of Health Service in a University or similar institution.
  2. Possession of Postgraduate Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or the West African Medical College or its equivalent will be an added advantage. The candidate must be registrable with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and must have a current practicing license.
Qualification for the Position of Director of University Farms
  1. Candidates for the post of Director of University Farms should possess a degree in Agriculture or related field plus at least fifteen (is) years cognate experience. Candidates must be a member of relevant professional body and on CONTISS 14 in a
  2. University, Research Institute or similar institution. Possession of a post graduate degree in Marketing or Management will be an added advantage.
  3. Candidates for the post of Director of University farm must exhibit considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and integrity for the administration of the University farms, Prospective candidates must be proficient in ICT, have good knowledge of the latest farming techniques, marketing of farm products and general Management.
Conditions of Service/Tenure of Directors
The successful candidates shall hold office for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment and mayor may not be re-appointed on such terms and conditions applicable to Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by appropriate University laws and the Governing Council of the University. Candidates for the post must be such that they would not exceed the gazetted retirement age before the end of the five years tenure.

The application will close on 27th July, 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Candidates are required to submit 25 (twenty five) sets of their application, giving the information in the following order in their CV:
  • Full Name;
  • Post desired;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Place of birth and State of Origin;
  • Nationality;
  • Permanent Home Address (Not P.O. Box or P.M.B.)
  • Current Postal Address (adds telephone, GSM. and e-mail contacts)
  • Marital Status;
  • Number of Children with Names and Ages;
  • Institutions Attended (with dates)
  • Academic Qualifications with dates (where applicable)
  • Working Experience (General and Specific with dates)
  • Details of administrative experience and Service to the Community (with status and dates)
  • Present Employment, Status, salary and Employer;
  • Extra Curricular Activities;
  • Publications (if any)
  • Candidates should also indicate in their curriculum vitae any capacity enhancing training they have undergone in their career and any publications relevant to engineering practice and maintenance they have authored or presented in professional conference.
  • Names and addresses of three referees (two of whom must be professionals or authorities in relevant fields) who must be requested by the applicant to forward their confidential reports to the Vice-Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and marked CONFIDENTIAL.
Applicants should forward their correspondence to: The Vice-Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia, Abia State.

Note:
Candidates should state the position applied boldly at the top left comer of the envelope. Candidates who had applied based on earlier advertisement on these vacancies need not re-apply.

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