Midlands State University (MSU)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Infrastructure And Campus Development)

Midlands State University (MSU)
Mar. 24, 2023
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Job Description

The Pro-Vice Chancellor Infrastructure and Campus Development is responsible for initiating, recommending, implementing, and monitoring policies, systems and procedures in the area of university infrastructure and campus development.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the appointee will be a member of the Senior Management team responsible for infrastructure development, campus planning, strategic partnerships, space and facilities management, as well as health, safety and environment management of the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • provide leadership in Infrastructure development and campus management.
  • develop infrastructure and plan for campus development.
  • facilitate, supervise and develop strategic partnerships.
  • develop and oversee the implementation of strategies in enhancing the campus and facilities management as well as health, safety and environment to meet the developing needs of the University.
  • plan and lead the capital/special projects in connection with campus development and facilities management.
  • foster a smart and sustainable campus ambience embedding health and safety protection of students and staff;.
  • mobilise financial and human capital as well as technical resources and other resources for the University.
  • drive and implement Education 5.0 technologically relevant infrastructure across campuses.
  • oversee the maintenance of all premises under the ownership of the University.
  • oversee campus planning and development in the regions where MSU has a presence.
  • ensure internal compliance with national and international quality standards.
  • set up corporate governance and compliance issues, risk identification and management for the University campuses and facilities.
  • set up business management systems that comply with best practices on campus development and management;
  • lead in annual plans, strategic plans and budgets for Infrastructure and campus development.
  • perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The Pro-Vice Chancellor Infrastructure and Campus Development should be a senior scholar who possesses an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution and demonstrable analytical and business/problem-solving skills are essential.

Competences and Experience

  • Be a prominent academic with a minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience, of which five (5) years should be at the senior management level within a university at the level of Dean, Director or better.
  • Have a proven record of scholarship, research, publications, collaborations, networking and resource mobilisation.
  • Possess substantial experience in strategic academic planning, policy development, budgeting, and academic personnel administration in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in financial management, budgeting and ability to create wealth and assist in the development and implementation of University business projects.
  • Have the ability to establish public and private partnerships to foster business engagement;
  • Have a proven track record of successfully developing and executing innovative strategic initiatives and solutions around large-scale properties and exposure to property development;
  • Have demonstrated capability in planning and execution of sizable capital projects, risk management and innovation, as well as the ability to develop the relevant portfolio in an entrepreneurial manner.
  • Have knowledge of green initiatives, sustainable development, the latest architectural design, best-in-class building technology and construction methods;.
  • Have knowledge of the Government’s policies, laws and regulations on campus security, health and safety protection, property development, land administration, town planning, housing and construction and building works.
  • be a visionary and inspiring leader with a cogent and people-oriented leadership style;
  • Have the ability to effectively interface with different stakeholders including the Government, business and professional sectors.
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills.


  • Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. More details including salary, benefits and other conditions of service will be communicated to the successful candidates.

How to Apply

Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Applicants must submit an electronic application in a single pdf file which should include copies of their Birth, ID and Academic Certificates and an updated Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and email addresses of three (3) contactable referees. 

Hard copy applications should be clearly marked “Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs and Administration Post” and addressed to:

The Registrar

Midlands State University

P Bag 9055


 For the electronic version, please send to: 

NB: Applicants who responded to the previous advert need not apply. It must be noted that Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer.  In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 24 March 2023.

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