Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Location : Mutare

Closing Date : 31 December 2022

Africa University (AU)

Africa University, a Pan African Institution, a United Methodist Church Related Institution, a member of the African Association of Universities invites applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the following managerial position:


The Assistant Registrar – Personnel and Administration reports to the Registrar and leads the Human Resources Unit. The Assistant Registrar – Personnel and Administration, in liaison with senior management, is responsible for the Human Resources Strategy and its implementation. In addition, the role is also responsible for employee resourcing, industrial relations, human resources administration, reward management, talent development and implementation of the University’s strategic human resources plan.


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organisational Psychology, Management or equivalent.
  • Experience working in higher education setting within a multicultural/faith-based environment is an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years proven managerial experience in human resources.
  • Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical and critical skills to solve complex and dynamic human resources issues
  • Practical experience in handling labour matters.
  • Must appreciate the use of technology in improving efficiencies. Must show capacity in using technology for quality service delivery in personnel matters.
  • High level of emotional maturity, integrity and professionalism.
  • Must be an assertive person and people centric.


  • Under the guidance of the Principal Officers, formulates, recommends and implements the human resources strategy.
  • Monitors and controls implementation of human resources policies and procedures.
  • Manages the recruitment and selection process of both national and International staff including international staff mobility.
  • Processing visas and work permits for international staff.
  • Recommends reward strategies to attract and retain both international and national staff.
  • Administers and maintains job evaluation system and policy.
  • Manages staff databases or information management systems to support decision making.
  • Advises on staff disciplinary and industrial relations matters and coordinate staff disciplinary proceedings.
  • Implements and administers the performance management systems.
  • Serves in Committee(s) work as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.
  • Recommends talent development strategies to support university strategy and objectives.
  • Draws up and coordinates the Annual Staff Development Programme.
  • Prepares, submits and implements annual human resources unit budget including budgetary control.
  • Develops, recommends and manages the University staff wellness and health management programmes.
  • Facilitates organizational development interventions including conducting internal staff surveys.
  • Manages the allocation of office and accommodation spaces to staff as guided by university policies and procedures.
  • Supervise payroll administration.

Applications should be received as one file. The application letter, curriculum vitae, certified copies of certificates, and at least three names of referees with their e-mail, phone numbers and postal addresses should be forwarded to: and copied to

The closing date for applications is 31 December 2022.


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