Vacancy: Director of Works

The following vacancy has arisen in the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor: Innovation and Business Development: 


NUST is entering an exciting phase developing and implementing its ambitious Campus Development Plans and ultimately, the University-City Concept. The Uni-City Concept involves multiple use campuses that seamlessly integrate academic, transport, commercial and residential facilities which benefit the University and the City at large. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the above position. This is a full-time high level position of strategic importance to the University. Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor: Innovation and Business Development, the ideal candidate must have at least a Masters Degree in Civil/Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Town Planning or equivalent, plus at least four (4) years relevant working experience. Possession of a business related qualification would be an added advantage. Further, applicants should be registered with a relevant professional body.

Key Performance Areas 

The successful candidate will be required to carry out the following key responsibilities:   

  • Management of design development to ensure co-ordination, cost effectiveness and compliance with design briefs, user requirements and regulations;
  • Advise the Pro-Vice Chancellor on the most appropriate and beneficial strategies to be adopted for both the design team and construction of building projects;
  • Draw up and administer the annual departmental budget and oversee the purchase and storage of materials and spares for buildings, infrastructure, construction and maintenance of vehicles;
  • Transport Management and Planning;
  • Manage the maintenance programmes of buildings, site infrastructure (electrical, sewage and water reticulation systems as well as roads), sporting and recreation facilities as well as University grounds;
  • Oversee preparation and negotiation of contracts, leases, deeds, mortgages, and other real property legal documents on behalf of the University and recommend the  acquisition and disposition of real estate properties, ensuring adherence to the University’s campus master plan.


Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates. 


Applicants must submit six (6) sets of each of the following documents:- Application letter, Curriculum Vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees) and certified copies of certificates  addressed to:-  

            The Senior Assistant Registrar (Academic)

            Human Resources Department

            National University of Science and Technology

            P O Box AC 939


            Bulawayo,   ZIMBABWE 

            Tel. No.    263-29-282842/289435/289438/289456

            Fax. No.   263-29-289057


The closing date for the receipt of the applications is Friday, 4 January 2019. NUST is an equal opportunities employer. Female applicants are equally encouraged to apply.


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