Registrar, Bursar and University Librarian Jobs at NOUN


National Open  University of Nigeria, NOUN recruitment for the posts of :

  1. Registrar;
  2. Bursar, and;
  3. University Librarian.

NOUN recruitment

The posts of the Registrar, Bursar and University Librarian of the National Open  University of Nigeria (NOUN) will become vacant on 4thSeptember, 17thSeptember and 2ndOctober, 2016, respectively. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993 as amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Governing Council of the University wishes to commence the process for the appointment of suitable and qualified candidates for thesepositions. Interested candidates are requested to note the following information:

About the National Open  University of Nigeria.

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria vide the NOU Act of 1983. The mission of the University, as a dedicated single mode open and distance learning institution, is to make education available to as many people as are sufficiently prepared, able and willing to benefit from the various levels of education provided through the distance learning mode.

The NOUN Headquarters is located at the University Village, Jabi, Abuja. At present, the university has a campus in Kadunaand seventy-two (72) Study Centres spread across the country.

The Registrar – NOUN.

The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice- Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CANDIDATE

The candidate for the post of Registrar must possess a good earned honours degree from a recognized University, with at least fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualification experience, preferably in an institution of higher learning. Possession of higher degree(s), professional qualifications and membership of professional bodies will be an added advantage. The candidate is also expected to:

 

  1. Not be below the rank of Deputy Registrar;
  2. Show demonstrable evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions and in addition, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  3. Exhibit the ability to be a team leader, who leads by example, has clear mentorship skills and plans, should not be older than sixty (60) years of age upon appointment and should be within the sixty-five (65) years retirement age at the expiration of his/her tenure;
  4. Enjoy strong physical and mental health;
  5. Possess personal integrity, demonstrate transparency in private and public life, be able to command the respect and loyalty of staff, students and other members of the University Community;
  6. Be computer literate and have a good working understanding of communication by internet
  7. Must have a good working knowledge of current administrative principles, processes and

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE POST

The Registrar shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Registrar in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government/Governing Council of the University.

The Bursar – NOUN.

The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the management and control of the finances of the University.

He/She shall advise the Vice-Chancellor on finance-related matters, coordinate the development and update the University’s financial management plans; coordinate the preparation of periodic income and expenditure statements, balance sheet, cash flow estimates and consolidation, when necessary.

He/She shall ensure that accurate records are maintained of all assets and liabilities held by the University. The duties shall include monitoring monthly income and expenditure and balance sheet variances against the budgets, and ensuring thatthey are reconciled; monitoring treasury activities including cash flow projections and forecasts for prudence and accountability; negotiating with financial and government institutions with regard to financial matters.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CANDIDATE

The candidate for the post of Bursar must possess a good earned honours degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or any related discipline from a recognized University, with at least fifteen (15) years relevant post-professional qualification experiencein an institution of higher learning. Possession of a Masters Degree will be an added  advantage. The Applicant must possess any of the following professionally recognized accountancy qualifications: ANAN, ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA, ICAN. The candidate is also expected to:

  1. Not be below the rank of Deputy Bursar;
  2. Show demonstrable evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions and in addition, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  3. Exhibit the ability to be a team leader, who leads by example and has clear mentorship skills and plans; and should not be older than sixty (60) years upon appointment and should be within the retirement age at the expiration of his/her tenure;
  4. Exhibit a considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial resource management with an outstanding experience at management
  5. Be a person with good leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate colleagues, a person with clear vision for the development of the University and must be ready to implement the vision of the
  6. Be focused and innovative, computer literate and must have a good working understanding of communication by
  7. Must be in excellent physical and mental

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE POST

The Bursar shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Bursar in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government/Governing Council of the University.

The Librarian – NOUN.

The University Librarian is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the  overall administration and coordination of the University Library, its branches in the Schools and Study Centresas well as providing services for the entire University Community.  Interested candidates are requested to note that a Distance Education (DE) or Distance Learning (DL) Librarian is a specialised academic Librarian whose primary duties involve serving the information needs of distance education students, and staff. This position typically involves coordinating the duties of many librarians and library staff to ensure adequate access to library resources for those who enrol in, and teach distance education courses. This means that the successful candidate will berequired to administer and develop the Libraries at the Headquarters, Schools and Study Centres to meet the University’s increasing needs, for its undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes. In addition, he/she is to:

  1. Ensure that distance education students and staff have the same access as on- campus students in conventional universities to essential services including reference assistance, library materials, bibliography instruction, interlibrary loan and document delivery, as well as access to reserve materials;
  2. Prepare library budgets;
  3. Serve as primary contact at the library for distance education students and staff;
  4. Design, maintain and access distance education library web-pages and user interfaces;
  5. Create specialised online tutorials covering topics such as information literacy education and using of remotely accessible library database;
  6. Assist staff with designing course-specific web-pages and providing intellectual property
  7. Must be in excellent physical and mental

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CANDIDATE

The candidate for the post of Librarian must possess a good earned honours degree, Masters in Library Science (MLS) and Ph.D from a recognized University, with at least fifteen (15) years relevant post-professional qualification experience in an institution of higher learning. The candidate is also expected to:

  1. Not be below the rank of Deputy Librarian;
  2. Have scholarly publications in reputable journals;
  3. Be a member of the following:
    1. Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
    2. Nigeria Library Association
  4. Be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable to the running of a complex and modern University

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE POST

The University Librarian shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Librarian in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government/Governing Council of the University.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  • Each application, including the candidate’s detailed curriculum vitae duly signed should be made in thirty (30) copies. The curriculum vitae must contain the candidate’s name in full, age, marital status, educational attainments, nationality,professional and academic
  • Each application should include the names and addresses of three referees. Each applicant should request each of his/her referees to forward, direct to the Registrar, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial abilities in a properly sealed envelope marked Post of Registrar: Referee’s Report, Post of Bursar: Referee’s Report and Post of Librarian: Referee’s Report as the case may be, with name of candidate at the top left hand corner of the
  • All applications and referees’ reports should be submitted within six (6) weeks from the date of this publication under confidential cover, and addressed to:

The Registrar
National Open University of Nigeria
University Village, Plot 91, Cadastral Zone
NnamdiAzikiwe  Expressway, Jabi
FCT, Abuja
[email protected]

NB: The Governing Council reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary, and/or re-advertise the position should this particular process not yield the desired results.

This advertisement does not impose any legal obligation on the University to invite, accept or deal in whatsoever manner with any applicant.

MSG Team.



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