Vacancy Announcement for a Librarian and Bursar at The Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State

The Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State was established by the Federal Government in February, 2013, along with two others. Academic activities in the University commenced in 2014/2015 academic session.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for position below:

Job Title: University Librarian
Location:
Yobe
Job Descriptions

  • The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches and extension and for providing library services for the University Community.

The Responsibilities

  • Professionally qualified and currently a practicing librarian
  • Evidence of proven records of sound administrative leadership;
  • Computer literate and proficient in computer applications in library services
  • Competence in job planning, organisation and strategic thinking as well as ability to provide good leadership
  • provide good leadership
  • Coordinate library services in the University and, as the institution expands, its Colleges, Faculties, Departments, Centres and Units
  • As a pioneers Librarian, play a critical role in the attainment of the objectives of the University and the implementation of its Vision and Mission.

Qualification

  • Prospective candidates must hold a good First-Class or Second-Class Degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized University, plus a Master’s Degree in the same area. Possession of a Ph.D will be an added advantage.
  • Must show evidence of considerable scholarship through research, exhibitions and publications in reputable journals
  • Be a registered member of the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) or/and Nigeria Library Association (NLA)

Experience

  • The applicant must currently not be lower than the rank of Deputy Librarian in a University or a Librarian in any other Nigerian tertiary institution.
  • He/She must have a minimum of Fifteen (15) years cognate experience, preferably in a University or other institutions of higher learning.

Other Important information

Tenure:

  • The tenure of the Bursar and the University Librarian as Principal Officers of the University is for a single term of 5 (Five) years each.

Conditions of Service:

  • The successful candidates shall hold office on terms and conditions obtainable in Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by the Federal Government, appropriate University Laws and the Governing Council.
  • They will enjoy all fringe benefits and allowances normally attached to their respective positions in Nigerian Universities.

Reference Letter:

  • Referees are to send their reports on candidates under confidential cover directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, commenting clearly on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial abilities.

Remuneration
As obtained in Nigerian Universities


Job Title: Bursar
Location:
Yobe
Job Descriptions

  • The Bursar is a Principal Officer and is the Chief Financial Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and the control of the financial affairs of the University.
  • He/She should provide the University management with appropriate advice and support for all of the institution’s financial transactions including investments.

The Responsibilities

  • The candidate for the post should have the capacity of performing the following responsibilities efficiently and effectively:
  • As a pioneer Bursar, play a critical role in the attainment of the objectives of the University and the implementation of its Vision and Mission
  • Demonstrable integrity transparency and abiding by the Rule of Law,
  • Competence, responsiveness and ability to perform under difficulty situations;
  • Dynamic in the running of Bursary through the appropriate deployment of ICT, elimination of unnecessary bottlenecks and timely accomplishment of assigned duties;
  • Prudence in the face of inadequacy and the ability to advice the Vice-Chancellor on wise strategies for generating internal revenue;
  • Candidate must be in good health and not exceed the gazetted retirement age before the end of the five- year tenure.

Qualification

  • Prospective candidates must hold a First-Class or good Second-Class Degree in Accounting from a recognized University.
  • In addition, He must be a member of at least one of the under listed professional bodies or their recognised equivalence:
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
    • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
    • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
    • Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA)

Experience

  • The applicant must currently not be lower than the rank of a Deputy Bursar in a University or a Bursar in any other Nigerian tertiary institution.
  • He/She must have a minimum of i9fteen (15) years cognate experience.

Other Important information

Tenure:

  • The tenure of the Bursar and the University Librarian as Principal Officers of the University is for a single term of 5 (Five) years each.

Conditions of Service:

  • The successful candidates shall hold office on terms and conditions obtainable in Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by the Federal Government, appropriate University Laws and the Governing Council.
  • They will enjoy all fringe benefits and allowances normally attached to their respective positions in Nigerian Universities.

Reference Letter:

  • Referees are to send their reports on candidates under confidential cover directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, commenting clearly on the candidate’s character, academic and managerial abilities.

Remuneration
As obtained in Nigerian Universities

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit three sets of photocopies of their Credentials and Twenty (20) typewritten copies of their applications and Curriculum Vitae, giving the following information in the order listed below:

I.) Full name in capital letters
II.) Post Desired
III.) Date of Birth
IV.) Place of Birth and State of Origin
V.) Nationality
VI.) Permanent Home Address
VII.) Current Postal Address
VIII.) Marital Status
IX.) Number of Children with Names and Age
X.) Institutions Attended with dates
XI.) Academic Qualifications with dates
XII.) Professional Qualifications with dates
XIII.) General and Specific Working Experience with dates
XIV.) Details of research work publications (attache evidence)
XV.) Details of Administrative Experience and Service to the Community with details of status and dates
XVI.) Present Employment, Status, Salary and Employer
XVII.) Extra-Curricular activities
XVIII.) Any other relevant information not covered in (i) (xvi) above.
XIX.) As a pioneer Bursar, attach your typewritten vision for the new University on a single page
XX.) Names and Address of three (3) referees (one of whom must be a Professional or an Authority in Accounting practice and another and current or immediate past employer

All Application should be send to:

The Registrar and Secretary to Governing Council,
Federal University, Gashua
P.M.B 1005,
Gashua,
Yobe State.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Application Deadline  8th January, 2016.

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