Massive Job Recruitment at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)/ How to Apply

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The university operates three main campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria, and School of Basic Studies in Funtua.

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The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices, sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences agricultural sciences and research facilities. The Kongo campus hosts the Faculties of Law and Administration.

The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments. Additionally, the university is responsible for a variety of other institutions and programs at other locations.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested individuals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Bursar

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Job Description

  • The Bursar is a Principal Officer and the Chief Finance Officer of the University. He/she is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for:
  • Day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.
  • Advising on the financial policies, budgeting, disbursement of funds, purchasing and contracts;
  • Preparation and presentation of annual estimates, planning, control and periodic evaluation of University accounting and treasury service, including investment of funds;
  • Preparation and updating of Manual of Financial Procedures; and
  • Carrying out other duties as may be assigned and provide professional and community service.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate for this post should:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting not below second class from a recognized University;
  • Be a full member of any recognized Professional Accountancy Body such as ICAN, ANAN, ACCA;
  • Possess NYSC discharged/exemption certificate;
  • Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification cognate experience, five (5) years of which must be in a top Management position, preferably at Deputy Bursar’s level in a public tertiary institution;
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to formulate and implement financial policies and produce a manual of University financial procedures;
  • Be computer literate with a working knowledge of relevant accounting packages and;
  • Be of good character.
  • Possession of any relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.

Salary: Consolidated.

Job Title:  Professor (CONUASS 07) – CODE PROF

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Departments:

Business Management, Accounting, Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Town Planning, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology, History and Strategic Studies, English Language, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic and Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Parasitology, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Education & Educational Foundation, Forestry Resources Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Animal Production and Health, Crop Production and Protection, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Food Science and Technology

Qualification

  • Candidates should be holders of a Ph.D degree from a recognised University with at least twelve (12) years of experience in teaching, research and academic administration in a tertiary institution.
  • Candidates should be able to develop new programs, guide and conduct research and have proven supervision and administrative capabilities.
  • Candidates must possess demonstrable competence to provide academic leadership.
  • Candidates must also be specialists in core areas of departmental fields of study with evidence of scholarly publications in both local and international reputable peer-reviewed journals, plus registration with relevant professional bodies where applicable.

Job Title:  Senior Lecturer (CONUASS 05) – CODE SL

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Departments:

Business Management, Accounting, Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Town Planning, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology, History and Strategic Studies, English Language, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic and Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Parasitology, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Education & Educational Foundation, Forestry Resources Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Animal Production and Health, Crop Production and Protection, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Food Science and Technology

Qualification

  • Qualifications are the same as in (b) above albeit with at least six (6) years experience in teaching, research and academic administration in a tertiary institution.
  • Candidates must have evidence of at least six (6) scholarly publications in local and international reputable peer-reviewed journals, and six (6) conference papers.

Job Title:  Lecturer I (CONUASS 04) – CODE LI

Departments:

Business Management, Accounting, Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Town Planning, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology, History and Strategic Studies, English Language, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic and Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Parasitology, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Education & Educational Foundation, Forestry Resources Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Animal Production and Health, Crop Production and Protection, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Food Science and Technology

Qualification

  • Candidates should be holders of PhD from recognised Universities with at least three (3) years post-doctoral experience in teaching, research and academic administration in tertiary institutions, with evidence of at least three (3) journal articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals and three (3) conference papers, plus registration with relevant professional bodies where applicable.
  • Candidates with MA/MSc with at least six (6) years post qualification teaching and administrative experience in tertiary institution, six (6) journal articles, evidence of PhD registration or Master’s CGPA of not less than 4.0/5.0 may also apply.

Job Title:  Lecturer II (CONUASS 03) – CODE LII

Departments:

Business Management, Accounting, Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Town Planning, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology, History and Strategic Studies, English Language, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic and Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Parasitology, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Education & Educational Foundation, Forestry Resources Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Animal Production and Health, Crop Production and Protection, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Food Science and Technology

Qualification

  • Candidates should possess a PhD or MA/MSc with three (3) years post-qualification teaching, research and administrative experience in the tertiary institution.
  • PhD registration or Master’s CGPA of not less than 4.0/5.0 and at least one journal publication, plus registration with relevant professional bodies where applicable would be required.
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Job Title:  Assistant Lecturer (CONUASS 02) – CODE AL

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Departments:

Business Management, Accounting, Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Town Planning, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology, History and Strategic Studies, English Language, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic and Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Parasitology, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Education & Educational Foundation, Forestry Resources Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Animal Production and Health, Crop Production and Protection, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Food Science and Technology

Qualification

  • Candidates should be holders of MA/MSc Degree in relevant fields with clear evidence of registration for a PhD programme or Masters CGPA of not less than 4.0/5.0.
  • Registration with relevant professional bodies, where applicable, will be an added advantage.

 Job Title:  Graduate Assistant (CONUASS 01) – CODE GA

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Departments:

Business Management, Accounting, Political Science and Public Administration, Geography and Town Planning, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology, History and Strategic Studies, English Language, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Basic and Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Electronics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology and Parasitology, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Education & Educational Foundation, Forestry Resources Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Animal Production and Health, Crop Production and Protection, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Food Science and Technology

Qualification

  • Candidate must be holders of first degree with a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division) in relevant fields

Job Title:  Technologist I (CONTISS 07) – CODE TG1

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate must be holders of BSc./HND in relevant fields

Job Title:  Technologist II (CONTISS 06) – CODE TG2

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be holders of OND in relevant fields

Job Title:  Director University Health Services (CONTISS 15) – CODE DUHS

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • MBBS plus, at least, twelve (12) years of post-horsemanship experience;
  • Postgraduate training in Public health, Community Health and Family Medicine or General Medicine is an added advantage.
  • NYSC discharge certificate or exemption certificate or certificate of exclusion where applicable.

Job Title:  Director Physical Planning and Works (CONTISS 15) – CODE DPP

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Good honours degree or HND in Engineering courses, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Building or Urban and Regional Planning from a recognised institution (possession of the postgraduate certificate is an added advantage);
  • NYSC discharge certificate or exemption certificate or certificate of exclusion where applicable;
  • Membership registration of COREN, CORBON, QSRBN, TOPREC, ACON, or any other relevant professional bodies;
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, five (5) of which shall be in a senior position in a tertiary educational institution;
  • Computer literacy with good knowledge of engineering, environmental design and PowerPoint packages.

Job Title:  Chief Procurement Officer (CONTISS 13) – CODE CPO

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Good honours degree in Accounting, Social Sciences, Business Administration or Law from a recognised institution (possession of the postgraduate certificate is an added advantage);
  • NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption or certificate of exclusion where applicable;
  • Membership registration of relevant professional bodies;
    Attainment of the position of Principal Procurement Officer;
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years cognate experience, five (5) of which shall be in a tertiary educational institution;
    Computer literacy with good knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint packages.

Job Title:  Chief Security Officer (CONTISS 13) – CODE CSO

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Must possess, at least, the first degree in any field of study;
    Must have attained the rank of Colonel in the Nigerian Army or equivalent rank in other security outfits;
  • Must have held commanding positions in the security outfit he/she served;
    Must have been in the senior military or paramilitary position for no less than 15 years.

Job Title:  University Legal & Industrial Relations Officer (CONTISS 13) – CODE ULIRO

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Possession of LLB, BL (possession of LLM is an added advantage);
  • NYSC discharge certificate or exemption certificate or certificate of exclusion where applicable;
  • At least 12 years of post-qualification experience, six (6) of which must have been in a tertiary institution.

Job Title:  Principal Assistant Registrar (CONTISS 13) – CODE PAR

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Qualifications are the same as in the requirements for Deputy Registrar albeit with eleven (11) years cognate experience, six (6) of which must have been spent in a University system.

Job Title:  Senior Assistant Registrar (CONTISS 11) – CODE SAR

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Qualifications are the same as in the requirements for Principal Assistant Registrar albeit with nine eight (8) years cognate experience, (3) of which must have been spent in a tertiary institution.

Job Title:  Confidential Secretary I (CONTISS 07) – CODE CSI

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretarial Studies passed a minimum of Lower Credit level, with six (6) years cognate experience plus the demonstrable ability for 60 words speed per minute in typing plus computer literacy.
  • Candidates must have WASC/SSCE/GCE with at least 5 credits, one of which must be in the English Language.
  • In addition, candidates should be proficient in oral and written English Language.

Job Title:  Confidential Secretary II (CONTISS 06) – CODE CSII

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess National Diploma (ND) in Secretarial Studies passed a minimum of Lower Credit level, with a demonstrable ability for 50 words speed per minute in typing, with three (3) years cognate experience, plus computer literacy.
  • Candidates must have WASC/SSCE/GCE with at least credits in 5 subjects including the English Language.
  • In addition, Candidates should be proficient in oral and written English Language.

Job Title:  Chief Accountant (CONTISS 13) – CODE CAT

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Qualifications are the same as in Deputy Bursar albeit with twelve (12) years cognate experience, out of which six (6) years must have been spent in a tertiary institution.

Job Title:  Principal Accountant (CONTISS 11) – CODE PAT

Qualifications

  • Qualifications are the same as in Chief Accountant albeit with nine (9) years cognate experience out of which three (3) years must have been spent in a tertiary institution.

Job Title:  Network Engineer II (CONTISS 07) – CODE NE

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Eng. /B. Tech/HND (Electrical/Electronic/Comp. Eng.),
  • Must be familiar with computer networking, network security, network design &troubleshooting with the Ability to install configure and manage network devices (switches, routers, etc),
  • Possession of CCNA, A+, Network+ or CFOT will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Network Administrator II (CONTISS 07) – CODE NA-II

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Eng./B. Tech/HND in (Electrical/Electronic/Comp. Eng.),
  • Must be familiar with computer networking, network security, network design & troubleshooting with the ability to install configure and manage network devices (switches, routers, etc),
  • Possession of CCNA, A+, Network+ or CFOT will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Network Administrator I (CONTISS 08) – CODE NA-I

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Eng./B. Tech/HND in (Electrical/Electronic/Comp. Eng.);
  • Must be familiar with computer networking, network security, network design & troubleshooting, ability to install configure and manage network devices (switches, routers, etc)plus 3 years working experience.
  • Possession of CCNA, A+, Network+ or CFOT will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Principal Technical Officer (CONTISS 11) – CODE PTO

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • The candidate should possess HND/B. Engr. (Electrical/Electronics/Comp. Eng.) plus 8 years cognate experience in computer hardware, Data Communications equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, power supply system monitoring and management.

Job Title:  Higher Technical Officer (CONTISS 07) – CODE HTO

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be the holder of HND/B. Engr. (Electrical/Electronics/Comp. Eng.) with some familiarity in electronic and use of tools and measuring devices.

Job Title:  Computer ProgrammerII (CONTISS 07) – CODE CP-II

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Sc. /B. Tech. /HND in Computer Science; Information Systems; Info. Technology
  • Practical experience in using any or most of the following programming languages HTML, Java, PHP, .Net, Python.
  • Recognised industrial certifications will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Computer Programmer I (CONTISS 08) – CODE CP-I

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Sc. /B. Tech. /HND in Computer Science; Information Systems; Info.
  • Technology with Practical experience in using any or most of the following programming languages HTML, Java, PHP, .Net, Python.Plus 3 years of working experience.
  • Recognised industrial certifications will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Database AdministratorII (CONTISS 07) – CODE DBA-II

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Sc. Computer Science/ Information Systems with practical experience with Database Applications; SQL; MySQL etc.

Job Title:  Database Administrator I (CONTISS 08) – CODE DBA-I

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Sc. Computer Science/ Information Systems Practical experience with Database Applications; SQL; MySQLetc.plus 3 years working experience in a relevant field.

Job Title:  Senior Computer Operator (CONTISS 06) – CODE SCO

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

Candidate should possess ND in Computer Science with experience in the use of Software Applications (MS Office/ Graphics design software etc).

Job Title:  System Administrator I (CONTISS 08) – CODE SA1

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B.Eng/B. Tech/HND;
  • Electrical/Electronic/InfoTech./InfoSys/Comp.Eng./Software Engwith Practical experience in networking, server setup, administration and management in either Windows or Linux environment,Plus 3 years working experience.
    Familiarity with VMware will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Senior System Administrator (CONTISS 09) – CODE SSA

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B.Eng / B.Tech / HND;
  • Electrical/Electronic/InfoTech./InfoSys/Comp.Eng./Software Eng. with Practical experience in networking, server setup, administration and management in either Windows or Linux environment,
    Plus 6 years cognate experience.
    Familiarity with VMware will be an added advantage.

Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Engineer (CONTISS 09) – CODE SME

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess B. Eng./B. Tech/HND (Electrical/Electronic/Comp. Eng.) Plus 6 years cognate experience in computer hardware, networking and electrical/electronic maintenance.

Job Title:  Network Technician (CONTISS 06) – CODE NT

Location: Zaria, Kaduna

Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess ND (Electrical/Electronic/Comp. Eng.), some experience in LAN, WLAN and Computer hardware.

Conditions of Service

Salary, allowances and other conditions of service attached to the position are the same as the approved salary structure for Federal Universities in Nigeria.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit 30 copies of each Application Letter and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (attaching photocopies of relevant credentials) under confidential cover in an envelope sealed and marked “POST OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, ABU, ZARIA” and addressed to:
The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
Ahmadu Bello University,
P.M.B. 1045, Zaria,
Kaduna State.

Note: Candidates are advised to request their three (3) referees to forward reports on them under confidential cover to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Deadline: 19th November 2021.

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