Deputy Vice-Chancellor For Planning. Finance and Administration Job At State University of Zanzibar (SUZA)

Job Opportunity at SUZA- Deputy Vice-Chancellor For Planning. Finance and Administration


Job Opportunity at SUZA- Deputy Vice-Chancellor For Planning. Finance and Administration


Deputy Vice-Chancellor For Planning, Finance and Administration


Job Opportunity at SUZA- Deputy Vice-Chancellor For Planning. Finance and Administration The Council of State University of Zanzibar seeks to recruit two Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic, Research and Consultancy and Planning, Finance and Administration) from suitably qualified and competent Zanzibaris with excellent credentials. The Deputy Vice- Chancellors shall work under the directive of the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Qualifications and Experience:

The candidates should possess the following qualifications and experience.


  • Manager- Reinsurance at Willmars Reinsurance Brokers Ltd August, 2021
  • Be holders of PhD degrees from recognised higher learning
  • Be at least at the rank of senior lecturer at the time of application.
  • Have at least seven (7) years working experience in higher learning institutions, of which at least four (4) years in managerial position.
  • Have a capacity to promote learning and extension in a competitive environment.
  • Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate academic and administrative
  • Be accomplished scholars with proven track records in formulating and managing academic and administrative programmes as well as supervising and mentoring postgraduate
  • Proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in higher learning
  • Knowledge of national laws and policies specifically in educational and public service
  • Be of high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and adhere to national Constitution on leadership and integrity.
  • Have excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication
  • Be persons who would not be older than 57 years by October, 2021 when the posts are scheduled to be

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for administration and finance is the Principal assistant and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in all matters pertaining to the administration of the University, including the administration of funds, planning and other assets of the University and in the absence of both the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice- Chancellor responsible for Academic, Research and Consultancy.

The candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies needed by the University to realize its mission, vision and strategic objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities


  •  A Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Planning, Finance and Administration shall: –
  • Be accountable to Vice-Chancellor in respect of matters related to Planning, Finance and
  • Supervise and maintain acceptable standards of staff
  • Provide leadership and supervisory activities to the general administration and personnel management of the
  • Advise the Vice-Chancellor on all administrative, personnel, planning and financial
  • Ensure implementation of policies and strategies that support the realization of University’s overall mission and vision.
  • Develop and implement University regulations, policies as well as adhere to national laws and regulations to ensure effective performance and delivery of
  • Coordinate the design, implementation, revision and evaluation of the University’s periodic strategic plan and working
  • Develop internal and external linkages with other academic institutions, industry, government agencies, funding organizations and other relevant bodies that benefit the university in one way or
  • Be responsible for formulating financial, accounting, staff and administrative policies and procedures of the University, prepare budget, and submit audited account.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Vice Chancellor or by the University



The Deputy Vice Chancellors (Academic and Administration) shall serve the office for a term of three (3) years and may be re-appointed for another term of three (3) years subject to the Council recommendations and approval of the Chancellor on evidence of excellent performance.


According to State University of Zanzibar salary scales.

Mode of Application:

Applicants should submit six (6) copies of an up – to – date and detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, awards/scholarship/funding membership to professional associations and linkages), copies of relevant certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone

They should also provide names, e-mail, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees and request the referees to forward their confidential reports to the undersigned

Six (6) copies of application letters to should be sent via registered mail or courier in an envelope marked “Application for the Position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Research and Consultancy” or “Application for the Position of Deputy Vice -Chancellor for Planning, Finance and Administration”.

Six (6) copies from three (3) different referees’ confidential report on the applicants suitability for the post should be sent via registered mail or courier in an envelope marked “Application for the Position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Research and Consultancy” or “Application for the Position of Deputy Vice – Chancellor for Planning, Finance and Administration” and reference number on left hand side of the

All applications should be addressed to the Secretary – Search Team, State University of Zanzibar, P. O. Box 146, Zanzibar-Tanzania and should be sent to the under-signed and be received on or before 16th August, 2021.

Applicants should only apply for ONE

All short-listed candidates shall be required to make themselves available for interaction at an appointed date.

Contact Addresses

The Secretary – Search Team

State University of Zanzibar (SUZA)

P. O. Box I46,



E-mail: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting the application is 16 August 2021.


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