JOB DESCRIPTION: The University Bursar shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the administration of the University Bursary and coordination of the financial matters in the University.
THE PERSON: Applicants for the post of University Bursar must have, in the past, exhibited considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of Bursary/Financial administration and management. Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the rigours of the duties of the University Bursar. Also, candidates must possess the following qualities: vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and transparency in private and public life. In addition, candidates should have the ability to develop linkages with the external communities to support the emerging needs of the University, command respect and arouse cooperation and loyalty to staff and students of the University.
Candidates are to write, in not more than five hundred (500) words, their vision for the University Bursary/Financial Development and Management for the next five years.
Prospective candidates must show innovative approaches to the running of an ICT-driven Bursary, working at the highest level of efficiency to promote and sustain a vibrant Bursary and eliminate time wasting, bureaucracy, bottlenecks and fraud.
Candidates must possess a good honours degree in Accounting as well as professionally recognized Accountancy qualifications e.g. ACMA, ACA, CPA, ACCA, CAN, ICAN and ANAN. Possession of a higher degree will be an added advantage.
Fifteen (15) years post-qualification cognate experience, at least five (5) of which must have been as a Deputy Bursar or in top Managerial (Financial) positions in a University setting or similar institutions.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: The successful candidate shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only but may upon satisfactory performance be extended by Council for a further period of one year (and no more) on such terms and conditions applicable to Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by appropriate University Laws and Governing Council.
Candidates who do not have the required five (5) years for a full term before retirement need not apply.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of UNIVERSITY BURSAR of all Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined from time-to-time by the Government/Governing Council as appropriate.
Applicants are required to submit twenty (20) copies of their applications, vision statement and detailed curriculum vitae, highlighting among others, the following:
METHOD OF APPLICATION
(a.) Full Names
(b.) Place and Date of Birth
(c.) Home Address
(d.) Contact Address
(f.) Marital Status
(g.) Number and Ages of Children (if any)
(h.) Institutions attended with Dates
(i.) Academic Qualifications Obtained with Date
(j.) Working Experience
(k.) Present Employment, indicating present status and salary
(l.) Extra Curriculum Activities
(m.) Referees (3)
Each applicant must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the applicant to forward their referees’ report under confidential cover by Courier Service directly to the Vice Chancellor.
All applications should be submitted by Courier Services under confidential cover in sealed envelopes marked “ Post of University Bursar, UNIBEN” to reach the office of the Registrar, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Nigeria, not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.
Only the applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.
A. Oshodin (Mrs.)