National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Recruitment 2022

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The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria via the National Open University Act CAP N63. The mission of the University, as a dedicated single-mode open and distance learning institution, is to make education available to as many people as are sufficiently prepared, able and willing to benefit from the various levels of education provided through the open and distance learning mode. The NOUN Headquarters is located at the University Village, Jabi, Abuja. At present, the University has a Centre for Human Resource Development (CHRD) in Kaduna and one hundred and seven (107) Study Centres spread across the country.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: University Librarian

Location: Abuja

Job Details
The post of the University Librarian of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will become vacant on 17th September 2022. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993, As Amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Governing Council of the University wishes to commence the process for the appointment of suitable and qualified candidates for the position. Interested candidates are requested to note the following information:

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  • The University Librarian is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration and coordination of the University Library, its branches in the Faculties and Study Centres as well as providing services for the entire University Community.
  • Interested candidates are requested to note that a Distance Education (DE) or Distance Learning (DL) Librarian is a specialised academic Librarian whose primary duties involve serving the information needs of distance education students, and staff.
  • This position typically involves coordinating the duties of many librarians and library staff to ensure adequate access to library resources for those who enrol in, and teach distance education courses. This means that the successful candidate will be required to administer and develop the Libraries at the Headquarters, Faculties and Study Centres to meet the University’s increasing needs, for its undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

In addition, he/she is to:

  • Ensure that distance education students and staff have the same access as on-campus students in conventional universities to essential services including reference assistance, library materials, bibliography instruction, interlibrary loan and document delivery, as well as access to reserve materials;
  • Prepare library budgets;
  • Serve as the primary contact at the library for distance education students and staff;
  • Design, maintain and access distance education library web pages and user interfaces;
  • Create specialised online tutorials covering topics such as information literacy education and using remotely accessible library databases;
  • Assist staff with designing course-specific web pages and providing intellectual property rights;
  • Be in excellent physical and mental health.

Requirements for the Candidate 

  • The candidate for the post of Librarian must possess a minimum of second class lower degree, Master’s in Library Science (MLS) and PhD from a recognized University, with at least fifteen (15) years of relevant post-qualification experience in an institution of higher learning preferably in an Open and Distance Learning Institution.

The candidate is also expected to:

  • Not be below the rank of Deputy Librarian, who has spent at least four (4) years on the post;
  • Have a considerable number of scholarly publications in reputable journals;
  • Be a member of the following: Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria Nigeria Library Association;
  • Be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable to the running of a complex and modern University Library.

Terms and Conditions of Service Applicable to the Post 

  • The University Librarian shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are applicable to the post of Librarian in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government/Governing Council of the University.
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Job Title: 
Bursar

Location: Abuja

Job Details

The post of the Bursar of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will become vacant on 2nd October 2022. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993, As Amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Governing Council of the University wishes to commence the process for the appointment of suitable and qualified candidates for the position. Interested candidates are requested to note the following information:

  • The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the management and control of the finances of the University.
  • He/She shall advise the Vice-Chancellor on finance-related matters, coordinate the development and update of the University’s financial management plans; coordinate the preparation of periodic income and expenditure statements, balance sheet, cash flow estimates and consolidation, when necessary.
  • He/She shall ensure that accurate records are maintained of all assets and liabilities held by the University.
  • The duties shall include monitoring monthly income and expenditure and balance sheet variances against the budgets, and ensuring that they are reconciled;
  • Monitoring treasury activities including cash flow projections and forecasts for prudence and accountability;
  • Negotiating with financial and government institutions with regard to financial matters.

Requirements for the Candidate 

  • The candidate for the post of Bursar must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in Accounting and Finance or any related discipline from a recognised University, with at least fifteen (15) years of relevant post-qualification experience in an institution of higher learning preferably in an Open and Distance Learning Institution.
  • Possession of a higher qualification will be an added advantage.
  • The applicant must possess any of the following professionally recognized Accountancy qualifications: ANAN, ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA, ICAN.

The candidate is also expected to:

  • Demonstrate evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions, in addition, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Exhibit the ability to be a team leader, who can lead by example and has clear mentorship skills and plans; and should not be older than sixty (60) years upon appointment.
  • Exhibit a considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial resource management with an outstanding experience at the management level;
  • Be a person with good leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate colleagues, a person with a clear vision for the development of the University and must be ready to implement the vision of the University;
  • Be focused and innovative, computer literate and must have a good working understanding of communication via the internet;
  • Be in excellent physical and mental health;
  • Not be below the rank of Deputy Bursar, who has spent at least four (4) years on the post.

Terms and Conditions of Service Applicable to the Post

  • The Bursar shall hold office for a single term of five (5) years only on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
  • The remuneration and other conditions of service are applicable to the post of Bursar in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government/Governing Council of the University.
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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit 30 type-written copies of their Applications and attached with full Curriculum Vitae prepared in the following order:

  • Full names with surname first
  • Post sought
  • Marital status
  • Number & Ages of Children
  • Date and Place of birth
  • Local Government Area
  • State of Origin
  • Nationality
  • Current contact address, phone numbers & emails
  • Permanent home address
  • Educational background with dates
  • Academic & professional qualifications with dates
  • Previous employment, a post held with dates
  • Present employment, status & salary
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • List of publications with dates
  • Names and addresses of 3 referees
  • A two page write up on the applicant’s vision & mission for the University.

Applications in a sealed envelope marked “Post of Registrar” should be forwarded to:
The Registrar,
National Open University of Nigeria,
Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, University Village,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Express Way, Jabi,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Email: registrar@noun.edu.ng

Note

  • Candidates are to request their referees to send confidential reports on them to the same address before the closing date.
  • This advertisement does not impose any legal obligation on the University to invite, accept or deal in whatsoever manner with any applicant.

Deadline: 23rd May 2022.

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