Vacancy from the Women’s University in Africa – Pro Vice Chancellor: Planning & Finance, Business Development & Operations

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Vacancy from the Women’s University in Africa – Pro Vice Chancellor: Planning & Finance, Business Development & Operations

The Women’s University in Africa (WUA), located in Zimbabwe , invites applications for the position of a Pro Vice-Chancellor: Planning and Finance, Business Development and Operations. This  newly created position promises to  offer an exceptional opportunity for a high performing individual of reputable ethical integrity to make a considerable difference to an ambitious and growing institution where his/her strategic leadership and initiatives will ensure sustainable and impressive growth.


The successful candidate should have the following key competencies and attributes:

  • An earned doctorate or equivalent professional degree in Finance and Administration with experience in Economic Planning.
  • A working background of at least 10 years preferably in the private sector or in institutional development;
  • Demonstrated leadership excellence and analytical skills along with strategic insights into future requirements of the business sector as well as the wider national, regional, continental and international environment;
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in the deployment, management and control of human, material and financial resources;
  • Strong sense of integrity particularly in prudent use of financial resources;
  • Ability to organize and supervise teams effectively;


The Pro Vice Chancellor is a key member of the senior management team who reports directly to the Vice Chancellor.  She/he is in charge of strategic planning, finance, administration, human resources, procurement, resource mobilisation and infrastructural development.

The main duties include the following:

  • planning, administration, financial management, budgetary control and defining long term financial plans to ensure that various high level developmental, business-wide financial targets and institutional soundness are met;
  • delivering commercial growth and employing innovative ethical engagement strategies for the business units;
  • identifying and leveraging academic and research growth opportunities for the institution;
  • Infusing the University’s strategy and mission within university staff, and
  • implementing appropriate performance linked rewards and recognition and
  • coaching and employing corrective actions to align personnel with the University’s Vision and goals;
  • setting institutional performance targets and monitoring outcome and impact indicators;
  • overseeing the University’s infrastructural development, farming and other business units operations for efficiency;
  • overseeing the efficient and effective management of the University’s community development and community service programmes;
  • sourcing and maintaining funding opportunities and other beneficial linkages
  • Performing any other duties assigned from time to time by the Vice Chancellor.

Applicants should submit six copies of applications, curriculum vitae and certified photocopies of academic and professional qualifications. Applications can be scanned and e-mailed to,  or couriered or physical delivered to by Friday, 31 July 2020 to:

The Registrar

Women’s University in Africa   

549 Arcturus Road

 P.O. BOX GD 32



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