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Administrative/Senior Administrative Assistant at Lupane State University, Hot Zimbabwe Jobs

Location : Lupane

Closing Date : 30 April 2023

Lupane State University (LSU)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the
following posts:


Human Resources Section

Job : Administrative/Senior Administrative Assistant (2 Posts)

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must have a first degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent.

  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant post qualification working experience of which one (1) year should be exposure in a University environment.
  • Any Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe Diploma will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with any Payroll System will be a distinct advantage.
  • Five (5) ‘O’ Level passes including English Language.
  • A Masters degree in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage.

Person Specification

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to use independent judgement and take initiative;
  • Should be mature, hardworking, reliable, responsible and prepared to work overtime;
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively y as part of a team;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain employee confidence and protect Human Resources Operations by keeping personnel data confidential at all times;
  • Ability to provide customer service even with tight deadlines or pressure;
  • Knowledge of issues and best practices in Human Resources procedures and methods in an academic environment is preferable;
  • Excellent computer skills; and
  • Experience in delivering presentations or facilitating training to small groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Assistant Registrar, the incumbent shall be responsible for assisting in the following areas:

Co-ordinating the hiring process through:

  • Preparing and posting vacancy announcements and advertisements;
  • Preparing applicants’ summary tables;
  • Preparing complete application dossiers/files for the Selection Boards;
  • Providing information to potential applicants about the recruitment process; and
  • Coordinating interview schedules.

Human Resources Administration

  • Assisting in creating and updating departmental job descriptions;
  • Assisting in addressing Human Resources questions and problems as well as making recommendations to the Senior Assistant Registrar regarding possible actions/solutions;
  • Assisting employees with the completion of Human Resources forms and verifying the information;
  • Assisting in leave scheduling, tracking and reporting;
  • Maintaining employees’ leave records and developing regular reports on the various types of leave;
  • Performing general office support duties/tasks such as preparing correspondence, scheduling and cancelling meetings and appointments, compiling information;
  • Co-ordinating the work of students on Work-Related-Learning or interns in the Human Resources Office;
  • Attending to staff disciplinary and labour related cases;
  • Servicing University Committees.


  • Liaising with Heads of Departments in the University on training needs identification and validation;
  • Assisting in the co-ordination, development, implementation and assessment of training needs programmes;
  • Assisting with analysis of training needs, employee feedback and developing training needs schedules;
  • Tracking the completion of training; and
  • Collecting, compiling and preparing reports concerning the training needs programme.
    Policies and Procedures
  • Ensuring Compliance with University laws and regulations regarding Human Resources activities;
  • Maintaining knowledge of legal requirements and regulations affecting Human Resources functions and ensuring that policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance with these regulations and requirements; and
  • Assisting in the drafting of new policies and reviewing of the same.

Records Management

  • Generating, co-ordinating and maintaining accurate and up to date Human Resources related files and records for all University Staff;
  • Maintaining job applicants’ files in an organised manner;
  • Maintaining performance contracts forms, promotion dossiers as well as tenure files; and
  • Maintaining employee confidence and protecting Human Resources operations by keeping employee personal data confidential at all times.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.



Interested and qualified persons should send one set of their application in a single pdf file
clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line to

The application should consist of the application letter, Curriculum Vitae giving full personal
details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary,
date of availability, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees,
certified copies of educational and professional certificates, birth certificate and National Identity Card.
The Application letter should be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar
Lupane State University
Human Resources Section
P O Box 170

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 30 April 2022. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted


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