Gwanda State University (GSU)

Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officers x2

Gwanda State University (GSU)
Jun. 14, 2024
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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill in the above mentioned position.

Reporting to the Director Quality Assurance, the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer will engage in supporting the effective implementation of internal quality assurance and enhancement systems and processes. Work will include undertaking internal validations, evaluations and periodic reviews as defined in the Gwanda State University Council approved Quality Policy, Organisational Unit Review Policy and Procedures, and the Process Review Policy and Procedures. The incumbent will be a key team player for the Gwanda State University to maintain accreditation with various accreditation bodies such as the ZIMCHE and to also gain and maintain accreditation with other professional, statutory and regulatory bodies at national, regional and international levels. Furthermore, the incumbent will take a lead in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of QAE procedures. Also, the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer will be responsible for ensuring the administration and accurate and appropriate recording and storage of QAE records and associated documentation and provision of administrative support to the Gwanda State University QAE structures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of fit for purpose QAE policies and procedures and monitor implementation and effectiveness of same.
  • Coordinate and oversee the process for periodic reviews and evaluations, and ensure correct processes are implemented in this regard in line with the Gwanda State University QAE protocols.
  • Act as Secretary to Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committe  and/or designated sub-committees.
  • Manage administration associated with (i) Institutional Audits to include support of the institutional review process and the completion of institutional self-evaluation; (ii) Academic Programmes Accreditation to include new programme validations and programmatic reviews) to include serving as desk reviewer for all programme validations and reviews.
  • Implement the annual Quality Assurance Handbook evaluation and review process.
  • Manage the process of ensuring the accuracy of information received and the communication of same post validation / review process.
  • Liaise with the relevant Heads of Units who are part of the Gwanda State University QAE Structure.
  • Undertake an annual audit and reconciliation of active programmes for notification to QQI.
  • Establish, monitor and maintain a central library of documentation pertaining to the QAE activities and ensure the consistent application of a robust version control process.
  • Act as a point of contact and communication conduit with validating/accreditation bodies as required.
  • Provide guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of QAE procedures, including in developing and delivering training and information sessions for staff.
  • Keep an accurate record of all approvals and dates in which they are due for their next review.
  • Maintain the External Examiner Register, and liaise with External Examiners as required and appropriate, including supporting the external examiner induction process.
  • Any other such duty as deemed commensurate with the role.

Qualifications and Experience

Post A: Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer (Engineering Lead) (1 Post)

  • Five Ordinary Level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • BSc Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline that directly or closely identifies with the Gwanda State University academic provisions.
  • MSc Degree in an Engineering or Technology discipline that directly or closely identifies with the Gwanda State University academic provisions.

Post B: Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer (Governance and Administration) (1 Post)

  • Five ‘O’ Levels including Mathematics and English, and a
  • BSc / BCom Degree in Business Management/Business Administration
  • MSc / MCom Degree in Strategic Management / Corporate Governance / Strategic Management and Corporate Governance
  • For all positions candidates must demonstrate two (2) years University teaching OR University administration OR University quality assurance and enhancement experience OR two (2) years’ experience with an accreditation or validation body.

The following are desirable attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Experience in policy or procedure development and or review.
  • Experience in delivering training or guidance to others.
  • Familiarity with ZIMCHE requirements for higher education providers.
  • Familiarity with the Education 5.0 Philosophy.

Other

How to Apply

Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to: deputy.registrar@gsu.ac.zw or hand delivered to:

The Deputy Registrar

Human Resources Section

Gwanda State University

Epoch Mine Campus

P O Box 30

Filabusi

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 14 June 2024.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who previously applied for the above posts should not apply.

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Gwanda State University (GSU)

Gwanda State University is a state higher education institution that is in Gwanda, Zimbabwe. The university is temporarily at the former Epoch Mine in Gwanda whilst construction takes place. The main campus shall be on an 87 hectares (210 acres) site in Gwanda, with a 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) farm at Filabusi.

Address: Epoch Mine Campus, P.O Box 30, Filabusi

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