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The Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) , invites applications from suitably qualified candidates into the vacant position below :
The Secretary General's main duty is to administer the AVCNU secretariat, foster and promote the aims of the Association as defined by its statute.
strengthening existing revenue streams and developing new ones, developing services of relevance and value to member- institutions, overseeing the strategic partnerships with other organizations that benefit AVCNU members directly or indirectly.
Also, the Secretary General works to attain the strategic vision and objectives of the Association, providing representation and advocacy for AVCNU’s mission, interacting with leaders of the various member-
institutions, senior government officials, business leaders, and others within partner-organisations and NGOs, and ensuring that AVCNU is best placed to respond to the 21st century challenges while retaining the strength and values that have underpinned the Organisation and her peers over the years.
Each applicant must be a distinguished Professor (preferably a former Vice-Chancellor of any Nigerian University) with several years of teaching and administrative experience at the University level.
In addition, a potential candidate must readily radiate, and will be required to provide evidence of achievement, in the following areas :
Leadership and Vision :
an inspiring leader with the ability to think wittily and act creatively.
Ambassadorial and Networking Capabilities :
outstanding interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills, as well as demonstrable evidence of broad international perspectives of higher education and development.
Managerial and Financial Acuity :
experience in managing organizational complexity; a strong understanding of modern corporate governance; experience in driving change, balancing cultural needs and ethos against operational imperatives.
Compelling Personal Qualities :
a very high level of self-awareness, commitment, and integrity; and a proven commitment to excellence, fairness, equity and equality, diversity, transparency and firmness in decision making.
Very attractive, not below UASS7 or its equivalence.
Conditions of Service
Similar to the Conditions of Service in the Nigerian University System.The appointment shall be for 3 years in the first instance and renewable for another 3 years subject to the terms of appointment.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward fifteen (15) copies of application together with a statement of the candidate's vision for the running and development of the organization, Curriculum Vitae (giving full details of age, educational background, institutions attended, names of three (3) referees, etc).
Applications should be addressed and forwarded to :
Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU),
The envelope should be marked at the top The Post of Secretary-General . Referee's Report : Applicants should request their referees to send their reports (under separate confidential cover) to the above address.
Note : Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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