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Obafemi Awolowo University 2023 Employment Opportunities

Obafemi Awolowo University: The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, is a first generation comprehensive public institution established in 1961 as The University of life, by the then Western Region of Nigeria. In August 1975, the Federal Government of Nigeria took over the University and in 1987 renamed after Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a frontline Nigerian Statesman and one of the University’s founding fathers. The University is situated on a vast expanse of land of 11,861 hectares in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Southwest of Nigeria. The Vision of the founders of the University was to establish an institution dedicated to the promotion of learning and culture.

The Post of the Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, will be vacant by 1st June, 2023. In accordance with the provisions of the Obafemi Awolowo University Law, as amended, the Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife wishes to invite suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Registrar

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun

The Job

  • The University Registrar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer of the University, who is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University except for financial matters which fall within the purview of the Bursar.
  • The Registrar is also the Secretary to the Council, Senate, Convocation, Congregation and other statutory bodies as defined by the University Laws.
  • He/She shall also perform all other duties assigned to him/her by the Council and/or the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.
  • The Registrar shall hold office for a period of five years from the effective date of his/her appointment and on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The ideal candidate must possess a University Degree not lower than a Second Class (Lower Division) and a Master’s Degree.
  • He/she must also have spent at least twenty (20) years relevant administrative experience in University Administration.
  • The candidate must have spent at least eight (8) years at senior management level not lower than that of a Deputy Registrar in a Federal University. Membership of relevant professional bodies are compulsory.

In addition, he/she:

  • Must not be older than 60 years of age by June 1, 2023;
  • Must be a person of impeccable integrity and strong moral character with ability to relate excellently with staff, students and the general public,
  • Must be a person with an articulate vision for the development of the University in general and the Registry in particular, combined with a strong passion to implement the vision
  • Must be highly conversant with the intricacies and peculiarities of a Federal University system;
  • Must be of good physical and mental health, pleasant disposition
  • Must -date in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
  • Must a person of strong character, sound leadership skills and ability to instill confidence and engender trust in his/her members of staff;
  • Must be devoid of any criminal record, and
  • Must be able to demonstrate sagacity and wisdom in the face of crisis or undesirable situations.

The Candidate:

  • The person who will be Registrar, given the complexity and scientific nature of the administrative processes of a 21st Century University, must not only be a goal-getter, but must also be able to show drive, exceptional initiative, great ability for institutional networking with the outside world and must have a suave mien that typifies a 21st Century world-class University.

Conditions of Service

  • The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years, while salary and other conditions of service shall be as approved for Registrars of Federal Universities by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Job Title: Bursar

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun

The Job

  • The Bursar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of the University, who is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.
  • The Bursar shall hold office for a period of five years from the effective date of his/her appointment and on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • The applicant must possess a university honours Degree in Accountancy or related discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of Second-Class (Lower Division) and at least twenty (20) years relevant experience preferably in a university accounting system or that of comparable institutions.
  • The candidate must have spent at least eight (8) years at senior management level and not lower than that of a Deputy Bursar in a Federal University.
  • Possession of a postgraduate diploma/degree in a relevant field is required. Adequate knowledge of computer applications and membership of a recognised professional accounting body such as ACA, ACCA, CPA, ACMA, ANAN etc are compulsory.

In addition, he/she shall:

  • Must not be older than 60 years of age by 12th July, 2023;
  • Must be a person of impeccable integrity and strong moral character with ability to relate excellently with staff, students and the general public;
  • Must be a person with an articulate vision for the development of the University Bursaryin particular, combined with a strong passion to implement the vision;
  • Must be highly conversant with the financial intricacies and peculiarities of a Federal University system;
  • Must be of good physical and mental health, with pleasant disposition
  • Must be up-to-date in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills
  • Must be a person of strong character, sound leadership skills with ability to instil confidence and engender trust in his/her members of staff.
  • Must be devoid of any criminal record; and
  • Must be totally free from financial embarrassment.

The Candidate:

  • The person must have exhibited in the past, considerable ability, competence, industry and integrity.
  • He or she must be proactive, visionary and capable of efficient and effective management of a coordinated system of a decentralized Bursary.
  • He/she must fully understand the complexity of the university system and must possess good human relations.

Conditions of Service

  • The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years, while salary and other conditions of service shall be as approved for Bursars of Federal Universities by the Federal Goverment of Nigeria and the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Job Title: University Librarian

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun

Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library

  • Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, the Central Library of Obafemi Awolowo University established in 1962, is the major repository of all academic resources (books, journals, theses, government documents etc.) which serve the needs of both staff and students of the University as well as other interested were in the Community. The Library holds over 700,000 volumes of books, several journals and print materials. It also has two Electronic Libraries units providing electronic services.
  • The Library is subscribed to scholarly Databases which provide access to learning and research resources that are available globally for the use of staff and students of the University. Library facilities can be accessed through https://www.library.oquife.edu.ng. The University has a Central Library, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, a medical Library, the Law Library and 12 Faculties Libraries in addition to Libraries located in the institutes and centres.
  • There is an OAU Publications unit has amassed documents that emanated from the University and a budding International Repository Lab (ir.osuife.edu.ng) that archives the University intellectual property.
  • As a hybrid Library, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi has launched into the Digital realm of the Library services.
  • The Library has access to the Telepresence cloud computing facilities available at the University’s ICT Centre.

The Job

  • The University Librarian is a Principal Officer and responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University Library and the co-ordination of Library services in the University.
  • He/she will be required to administer the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library System and to develop it to meet the University’s increasing needs especially its post- graduate and research programmes.
  • The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years on such terms and conditions as the Council of the University shall stipulate. The appointment is further governed by the Federal Government Establishment circulars as may be adopted by the Council from time to time.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidate should possess at least a minimum of Higher Degree of Master’s in Library and Information Science with fifteen (15) years of cognate experience.
  • Possession of a Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Candidates are also required to have scholarly publications in reputable journals and must be members of the following:
    • Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
    • Nigerian Library Association.

In addition, he/she:

  • Must not be less than 50 years nor older than of 65 years by 12th, July, 2023;
  • Must be a person of impeccable integrity and strong moral character with ability to relate excellently with staff, students and the general public.
  • Must be a person with an articulate vision for the development of the University and the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library in particular, combined with a strong passion to implement the vision.
  • Must be up-to-date in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills
  • Must be of good physical and mental health, with pleasant disposition
  • Must be a person of strong character, sound leadership skills and ability to instill confidence and engender trust in his/her members of staff
  • Must be devoid of any criminal record; and must be totally free from financial embarrassment.

The Candidate:

  • Must be visionary, have the ability to provide good leadership and command respect and loyalty of staff of the University.
  • Candidates must also possess personal integrity and demonstrate transparency in private and public life.

Conditions of Service

  • The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years, while Salary and other conditions of service shall be as approved for Librarians of Federal Universities by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Application Closing Date
6th March, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit fifteen (15) copies and one soft copy on a CD of a word-processed Application, an up to date detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names of three (3) referees to the Registrar.
The CV of applicants must contain the following:

  • Personal Date:
    • Full Name (Surname first)
    • Date of Birth
    • Contact Details:
      • Physical Address
      • E-mail Address(es),
      • Mobile Phone Number(s)
    • Nationality
    • State of Origin
    • Senatorial District
    • Local Government Area
    • Permanent Home Address
    • Marital Status
    • Number of Children and their Ages
  • Educational Background
  • Higher Educational Institutions Attended with Dates
  • Academic/Professional Qualifications and Distinctions Obtained with Dates:
  • Other Distinctions and Awards with Dates:
    • Scholarship
    • Fellowship
    • Research Grants
    • National Awards
    • International Awards
  • Work Experience with Dates:
    • Previous Work Experience Outside the University System with Dates.
    • Previous Work Experience in Other Universities
    • Work Experience in Obafemi Awolowo University (If applicable).
  • Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Publications:
    • Thesis/Dissertation
    • Books and Monographs
    • Contribution to Books
    • Published Journals Articles
    • Edited and Referred Conference Proceedings
    • Articles Accepted for Publication
    • Manuscript Submitted for Publication
    • Creative Work
    • Technical Reports
    • Papers and Work in Progress
  • Professional Accomplishments
  • Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended with Dates
  • Current Research Activities
  • Signature and Date

All Applications should be under confidential cover in a sealed envelope and marked “Confidential: for the attention of the Registrar” at the left-hand top corner of the envelope submitted and addressed to:
The Registrar,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Referees Report
Each Referee must be contacted by the applicant to forward, directly to the Registrar, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, administrative and managerial competencies in a properly sealed envelope marked “CONFIDENTIAL – Application for the Post of Librarian: Referee’s Report” at the top left comer of the envelope within the period allowed for the submission of the application.

Note

  • Each applicant must submit fifteen copies (15) and a soft copy of a statement of his/her vision for the University, and particularly the growth and administration of the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library.
  • Late applications will NOT be entertained and only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
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  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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