Chief Security Officer || Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

DUE: 03 OCT 2023



The Chief Security Officer reports to the Vice Chancellor.
Job Purpose: The Chief Security Officer is responsible for superintending over all
security related issues in and around University campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Oversees the day-to-day administrative functions of the Security Department
 Advising the Vice Chancellor and Management on all security issues;
 Leads and directs all security, investigative and loss prevention activities of the
 Plans and ensures physical security and safety of employees, facilities and assets
of the University;
 Oversees all security operations, including distress calls, emergency response and
asset protection;
 Develops and implements emergency procedures and incident reports;
 Ensures proper documentation of all occurrences within the University;
 Conducts security risk assessments, audits, and vulnerability studies to identify
vulnerabilities and risks, and develop action plans to mitigate them;
 Gathers and presents evidence in criminal courts or in staff and students’
disciplinary hearings;
 Attends criminal and civil matters on behalf of the University;
 Manages and conducts performance appraisals of staff in the Security
 Develops manpower development programmes for the Department and facilitates
conducting of training programmes for staff in the department;
 Develop and maintain a cyber-security system for the University in liaison with
the Information and Communication Technology Unit;
 Promotes positive security culture, risk management, and security awareness;
 Ensures that Law and Order is maintained at the University Campuses at all times;
 Ensures that the security function of the University fulfils its mandate in full
compliance with Zimbabwean Laws;
 Develop and maintain vibrant liaison with the Zimbabwe Republic Police and
other Security Agents in the management of security at the University; and
 Perform any other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Qualifications and Experience
 Applicants must possess a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Security and Risk
Management or related field. A Master’s degree in a relevant area is an added
 At least 10 years’ work experience preferably in the Police or Security Service of
which 5 years should be at supervisory level or above.
 Exceptional managerial skills and the ability to lead a team.
 Good written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills; and ability to
interact with internal and external parties.
 Excellent organisational skills.
 Must be physically fit.

Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification, birth certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names, addresses and email addresses of three referees. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be
addressed to:

Deputy Registrar, Human Resources
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
P.O Box 35
Hand deliver to or send by courier to:
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
CSC Campus, Industrial Sites
15 Longlands Road
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 3 October 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf.