Chief Technician


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Chief Technician :


  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

The University of Zimbabwe is inviting applications for the following vacant posts:
1. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY GEOSPATIAL SCIENCES AND EARTH OBSERVATION
1.1 CHIEF TECHNCIAN (1 POST)

Duties and Responsibilities


Duties
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
? Preparation of budgets and management of accounts.
? Planning, supervising and coordinating students’ practicals.
? Provide timely advice and make recommendations on latest GIS and Earth Observation technologies useful in the Department
? Preparation of laboratory materials for the Department’s teaching and clinical examinations for students.
? Developing and maintaining the Department’s Health and Safety procedures.
? Maintenance of departmental furniture and equipment.
? Carrying out inventory for equipment and coordinating repairs thereof.
? Purchasing departmental equipment, reagents and consumables.
? Setting of the laboratory for income generation.
? Supervision of junior staff.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
Applicants must have:
? An Honours Degree in any discipline of Geographic Information Science and Remote Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Chemistry or equivalent
? Knowledge of GIS and GPS software and information systems
? Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications
? Knowledge of digital data and databases
? Experience in planning missions and operating unmanned aerial vehicles
? A professional qualification in computer hardware or software, surveying or any relevant skills is an added advantage
? A valid driver’s license is an added advantage
? At Least 5 years relevant post-qualification experience is an added advantage
? Good leadership and managerial qualities and be highly motivated

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants must submit six copies of applications, IDs, birth certificates and CVs, giving full particulars including full names, place and date of birth and six copies of academic and
professional qualifications for each set of application. Applicants must give information on experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be addressed and either hand delivered or posted to:

DEPUTY REGISTRAR, HUMAN RESOURCES
University of Zimbabwe
P O Box MP167
Mount Pleasant
HARARE

Certified copies of school and college certificates must be attached to each set of application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 19 April 2022.
The University of Zimbabwe is an equal opportunity employer and therefore men and women are equally encouraged to apply.


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