Director: Works and Estates || Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

DUE: 29 NOV 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following post that has arisen in the University:


Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Director of Works and Estates is responsible for thedevelopment and implementation of the University’s Campus Development Plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the development of designs and ensure cost effectiveness and compliance with design, regulations and user requirements.
  • Liaising with experts and external organisations on issues related to the physical development of the University.
  • Oversee construction works and ensure work delivered is of high quality.
  • Monitoring projects and ensure that projects progress according to set timelines.
  • Budgetary planning and control in line with University financial regulations.
  • Oversee the purchase of materials and spares for University buildings and infrastructure.
  • Manage the preparation and negotiation of contracts, leases, deeds and other property legal documents.
  • Ensure that contractual obligations with contractors are met.
  • Manage the maintenance of buildings, site infrastructure (electrical, sewer and waterreticulation), roads, sporting and recreation facilities and grounds.
  • Recommend the acquisition and disposal of real estate properties.
  • Management of human resources activities, amongst others, recruitment and selection, staff development and performance management in liaison with the Human Resources Department.
  • Servicing University Committee meetings.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Civil and Water Engineering/ Civil Engineering or equivalent. Possession of a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and or a Certificate in Project Management is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years relevant post qualification experience, three of which should be at managerial level.
  • Membership of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe or Institute of Engineers.

Leave, contributory medical aid and pension are offered. Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.


Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification and a 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 and addresses of three referees including their email addresses. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed and sent via registered mail to:

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 35

hand deliver 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 Wednesday, 29 November 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.