Position title
Personal Assistant to Chief Director: Life and Health Sciences
Description

Reporting to the Chief Director, Directorate of Life and Health Sciences, the position exists to support the Chief Director in the achievement of ZIMCHE’s mandate.  He/she will assist the Chief Director in ensuring that the functions of Council are executed, as set out in the ZIMCHE Act.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Role and Responsibilities

 

  • Register all institutions who will approach ZIMCHE for accreditation and their proposed new programme(s).
  • Keeping track of reports from Peer reviewers and responses from institutions.
  • Updating the database of peer reviewers in Life and Health Sciences directorate
  • Preparing documents for ZIMCHE council Committees well in advance before the meeting and any other meeting attended by Directors/Chief Director Life and Health Sciences.
  • Communicating with relevant departments to achieve Directorates key result areas and strategic plan.
  • Writing directorate reports in all activities planned for the directorate.
  • Researching on quality assurance issues affecting the directorate
  • Landscape scanning and responding to funding proposals necessary to achieve the Directorates mandate.
  • Establishing relationships with Professional Associations overseeing Life and Health Sciences training in Zimbabwe.
  • Organizing all appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements for directorate staff.
  • Preparing the budgets for the directorate
  • Ensure the effective management and update of all relevant databases including contact details for personnel in life and health science in universities as well as other stakeholders.
  • Perform any such function as may be prescribed by Ordinance and in line with the SOPs of the directorate
  • Process claims and financial requests for the Directorate.
Key Attributes
  • Applicants must be studying towards or have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised Institution.
  • An HND / Diploma in Secretarial, or Office Management or Executive Secretarial.
  • Applicants should have at least 3 years’ experience in a Higher Education setting, and be able to communicate with Academics professionally.
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal supervision, have excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Teams is a requirement.
  • Applicant must be self-motivated and committed to advance to higher qualifications necessary for career progression in the organisation.
  • Have good leadership skills and be honest and reliable.
Mode of Application

Interested candidates should submit the following: application letter, a detailed CV and certified copies of degree certificates, names and addresses of at least three referees including their email addresses to:

 

The Director, Human Resources, ZIMCHE, P.O. Box H100 Hatfield or 21 J.M Nkomo Road, Hatfield, Harare not later than 30th of September 2021.

 

The application should be emailed to humanresources@zimche.ac.zw in a single PDF file clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line.

 

Job Location
Date posted
September 21, 2021
Valid through
September 30, 2021
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