Thu. Jun 1st, 2023
Full Time
Posted 6 months ago

Location : Manicaland 


Closing date : 9 December 2022 


Manicaland State University 

Vacancy : Director Sports and Recreation 

The incumbent will be accountable to the Executive Dean, Division of Student Affairs and will be responsible for overseeing, planning, administering and managing the University’s Sports and Recreation portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draw policies and procedures that govern the University’s Sport and Recreation Unit.
  • Draw and ensure implementation of the section calendar.
  • Organize, coordinate and monitor use of both physical and financial resources of the section e.g sporting facilities on one hand and affiliations to various associations on the other.
  • Source sponsorship in cash or kind from the various stakeholders who do business with the institution.
  • Lead and accompany various teams on trips and excursions
  • Supervise and provide leadership to subordinates
  • Providing overall strategic leadership, direction and management of diverse University sporting activities.
  • Promote the University’s sporting and recreational vision, mission and objectives and ensure that these draw from as well as feed into the National Sports Academy’s vision, mission and objectives
  • Properly direct, manage the staff, equipment and finances of the academy
  • Develop and manage the university sports academy by ensuring a wide range of organized activities on offer
  • Develop collaboration and strategic partnerships with sports organizations (Sports and Recreation Commission, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee and National Sports Association foundations, corporate world and government agencies).
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Executive Dean, Division of Student Affairs.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicants should be holders of a first degree in Sport and Recreation Management or equivalent.
  • A relevant Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience of managing and administering sports at tertiary institutions.
  • A clean class 4 drivers’ license is a must.



Interested candidates must submit six (6) sets of hardcopy applications, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification (ID & birth certificate) and a detailed curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, date of availability, current salary, contact details, names and addresses of three referees addressed to:

Director – HR, Monitoring & Evaluation

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Bag 7001, Stair Guthrie Road


By no later than 1400 hours on 9 December 2022. Applicants should clearly indicate the post being applied for on the application letter, and only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to. 

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