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Deputy Registrar, Human Resources - Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU)

Location: Harare

Job Summary

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the largest and comprehensive Open & Distance Electronic Learning (ODeL) University in Zimbabwe that offers lifelong learning in an affordable and flexible manner.

Suitably qualified, experienced and motivated candidates are invited to apply for the above vacant positions that have arisen at the Zimbabwe Open University.

WOMEN CANDIDATES AND THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Deputy Registrar, Human Resources (1 Post)

Reporting to the Registrar

Scope of the job

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources will oversee development of Human Resources strategies and provide sound advice to the Registrar on all Human Resources Management aspects. The incumbent will partner Management in aligning Human Resources Strategies to the overall Corporate strategy. The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources will be responsible for the strategic management of human resources, policies and activities within the University.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Managing proactive acquisition, retention and development of human resources necessary for organizational success;
  • Identifying and facilitating investment in human resources development;
  • Partnering Management to ensure alignment of Human Resources strategies to the overall Corporate strategy;
  • Providing strategic support to Management, Faculties, Departments and Units to ensure harmonious employment relations that promote staff welfare and high productivity;
  • Undertaking periodic review and interpretation of Human Resources Policies and Procedures;
  • Developing and implementing human resource information and competency based systems;
  • Assisting the Registrar in initiating and reviewing policies pertaining to staff conditions of service;
  • Conducting remuneration surveys and working closely with the Registrar on the on-going change process of the University;
  • Overseeing the University’s performance management system (planning, monitoring and evaluation)
  • Servicing various University committees pertaining to human resources function in general; and
  • Undertaking any other duties as and when required by the Registrar.

Qualifications And Experience

  • Master of Science in Human Resources Management/Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Sciences or equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Social Sciences, Humanities or Business Administration;
  • Possession of a Diploma in Human Resources Management/Employment Relations/Human Resources Development from professional bodies such as Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ);
  • Membership of a relevant professional board such as Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ) is a pre requisite; and
  • Five (5) years relevant post qualification experience in a Human Resources Management field; and
  • Managerial experience in a Human Resources Management field will be an added advantage.

Requisite Attributes and Skills

  • Self-motivated, dedicated and highly responsible individual
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various University stakeholders
  • Good Management and human relations skills
  • Strategic human resources management
  • Organisational management and development
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Diligent and firm with high ethical standards

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications consisting of the following documents: application letter, certified educational and professional certificates as well as transcripts and curriculum vitae with contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) referees as follows:

EITHER

OR

  • as hard copies which consist of ten (10) sets of each of the above listed documents. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for.

Please note that, posts 1, 2 & 3 are a re-advertisement. Those who applied previously need not re-apply as they shall be considered. However, they can update their applications if they so wish.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Human Resources

Zimbabwe Open University

P O Box MP 1119

Mount Pleasant

Harare

OR

Hand delivered to

3rd Floor

Corner House

Cnr. Machel Ave and L. Takawira St.

Harare

NB: Applications should be received not later than 14 August 2022.

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