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Director: Information and Communication Technology || Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

DUE: 03 OCT 2023

VICE CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE (3 Posts)

DIRECTOR, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (1 Post)

The Director, Information and Communication Technology reports to the Vice
Chancellor.

Job Purpose: The Director, Information and Communication Technology will be
responsible for formulation and implementation of the University’s ICT Strategy,
development of information technology and communication systems, and
management of ICT Security.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Provides leadership and technical direction to the department through
developing a culture of service excellence in attaining the University’s
objectives, standards of excellence and quality outcomes;
 Manages and provides oversight in the development and implementation of
world class ICT policies that comply with regulatory and legal requirements;
 Provides strategic advice and guidance on new and emerging
technology developments;
 Provides overall leadership and oversight for the design and delivery of ICT
services that support research, teaching and learning, innovation and
industrialisation;
 Provides leadership in the development of digital initiatives as outlined
in the University’s strategic plan;
 Ensures that all academic information resources available to staff and
students are accessible and fit for purpose;
 Manage ICT related risks and develop disaster recovery policy and procedures;
 Continuously analyses ICT requirements across the University to determine areas
that need improvement with respect to processes, technology adoption and
competitive advantage;
 Supervises leads and develops staff within the ICT Department to achieve
their potential;
 Prepares and executes annual budget for the ICT Department and
 Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Qualifications and Experience

 At least five (5) years of strong hands-on experience in Systems
administration, databases, and automation of business processes in a
Higher Education environment.
 Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Computer Science or
Information Systems or related field from a recognized institution;
possession of an earned PhD or studying towards a PhD will be an added
advantage.
 At least have 5 years post qualification experience at a Senior
Management level.
Skills and Competencies
 Knowledge of microservices architecture Java, Springboot and RESTful
APIs.
 Good systems analytical skills.
 Extensive working knowledge of Linux Environment.
 Understand the Regulations that apply to installations, repairs and maintenance
of ICT systems and appliances in Zimbabwe.

TO APPLY

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
MARONDERA
Hand deliver to or send by courier to:
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
CSC Campus, Industrial Sites
15 Longlands Road
MARONDERA
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.