University Chancellor

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1176
Date Posted:Oct 7, 2018
Reference:MEC-010
Closing Date:Oct 20, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Education
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Moraa Educational Complex:

Moraa Educational Complex

Job Summary:

The chancellor is the leader of the university, who holds the highest academic position & responsible for watching over the programs and activities of the whole university. She is an official who has been given the great responsibility to oversee the university’s whole faculty and student body, including the financial status and general well-being of the institution. Basically, the university chancellor is like the acting chief executive officer of the institution in that the heads of each department report to her.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:


Proven track-record of building long-lasting partnerships between faculty and public/private organizations to deliver collaborative impactful programs/initiatives.

Strong business, financial and strategic acumen, and critical thinking skills. Experience writing and negotiating contracts.

Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and activities, as well as manage multiple and competing priorities under tight deadlines

Proven ability to analyze complex problems and communicate effectively (both verbally & written) with multiple internal and external constituents, including senior faculty, and senior healthcare leaders.

Ability to navigate complex and difficult environments.

Demonstrated ability to design, manage and lead teams and individuals to manage multiple priorities. Ability to engage, inform, motivate and develop staff.

Extraordinary relationship building and people skills

Independent, self-confident and highly credible in representing MEC.

Demonstrates strong commitment to understanding the health care system and supporting mission of MEC

Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of a major public university.

Knowledge of cost analysis techniques.

Ability to gather data, compiles information, and prepares reports.

Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.

Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

Employee skills development and performance management skills.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

Practical working knowledge of business practices, systems and operations;

Advanced MS word, MS outlook skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables.

Ability to seamlessly work independently or part of a team in a fast-paced environment

A clear, proactive communicator with strong interpersonal skills

Able to work independently, as a leader and as a member of a team

Capable to work with minimal supervision, including demonstrating flexibility, accountability, initiative, and self-motivation to identify and execute tasks

Able to manage multiple and shifting priorities and meet high quality standards while working variable and longer hours under tight deadlines

Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Excellent communication in English required.

Strong attention to detail & decision-making skills

The ability to communicate, negotiate, analyze, elaborate and present reports and statements

Ability to quickly adapt to change.

Supervisory and Team building skills

Accounting and bookkeeping skills

Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level

Time/Stress management skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office software; Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Ability to work in a highly volatile, fast-paced environment

Self-disciplined with the ability to work independently, meet deadlines and work extra hours if needed

Executes professional standards at all times: attire, communication, behavior

Experience in editing professional and business writing

Strong organizational skills that demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention

Ability to work collegially under strict deadline pressure and handle multiple work assignments

Experience working in a high-paced environment with proper time management and organizational skills

Ability to do technical Documentation

Duties & Responsibilities:

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Chancellor are to:

Preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annually work plan for the achievement of the strategic objectives of the University.

Serves as the leader of the education & development team, providing guidance on institutional priorities, strategically planning;

Serve as public face of university & meeting with internal and external constituents, provide and giving speeches to large or small group of people; represent the University in an official capacity at external functions from time to time and advance the University’s mission through her role as an ambassador;

Provide leadership and advice in fundraising campaigns and in relations with donors & actively involve with cultivating donor relationships and crafting requests for major financial gifts;

Act as an ambassador for the University, promoting its activities in the wider community and, in particular, assisting with the philanthropic activity and fund raising projects of the University.

Preside the meetings of the scientific council of the university and take care of the implementation of their decisions.

Approval or rejection of the scientific councils of the relevant faculties and, if necessary, to submit them to the scientific council of the university.

Represent the University at such events as shall be deemed appropriate by the Chancellor in consultation with the University Administration

Ensure that every facet of the university is efficient and effective include oversight of the physical campus, academic planning, policy review and development, personnel matters and regular review of academic programs and student services;

Provide leadership, academic and administrative to the whole University; prepare and recommend changes to academic curriculum;

Design & develop policies, administrative guidelines, monitor & evaluate, control & execute all academic issues within the university;

Secure a financial base sufficient to allow the delivery of the University's mission, aims and objectives;

Support and promote the mission and values of the University;

Promote and further the strategic goals and ambitions of the University;

Participate in institutional planning, policy and procedure development and problem resolution with the President and other senior officers, including researching, reviewing and making recommendations on new or revised policies and strategies and on intra-departmental or inter-departmental issues, and if required, serving on university planning and policy-making committees.

Maintain working relationships across the university community, specifically with the Faculty Deans, University executive officers, University External Relations personnel and the faculty members of the MEC

Liaise with Human Resource regarding all University staffing issues including job descriptions, reclassifications, performance evaluations, payroll records and staff management issues.

Supervision and control of the activities of the relevant departments in order to appoint, promote, retire and disrupt members of the faculty and staff in accordance with the provisions of the law.

Carry out certain important ceremonial and civic duties, cultural programs;

Provides leadership to the executive vice chancellors, vice chancellors, deans, faculty, students and staff.

Giving direction to the university’s academic and institutional officers provide university-wide management in such areas as academic policy, planning, and business affairs; faculty, student, and staff affairs; legislative policy; institutional research; legal affairs; capital planning; and university relations and development.

Act in an advisory and supportive role to the president;

Act as the Chair of the Convocation and thereby specifically foster links with the alumni of the University.

Participate in the governance of the University as a member of the Board of Directors

Crises management & Knowing how to manage issues internally and externally, take appropriate steps to avoid conflicts of interest, or the appearance of conflicts of interest between financial or other personal interests and the goals and policies of the university.

Preside at convocation ceremonies and confer all degrees and diplomas;

Host, attend or preside at other special events of the University;

Take reports and summaries from the head of each particular department, analyzing the reports & give proper advice to them.
Do everything in order to make the university run smoothly as possible.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Educational Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Leadership, Business Administration or related field
Work Experience

At least 10 years’ active work experience, including at least 6 years in a management /team leadership role, preferably in an educational, academic and/or healthcare environment

Able to demonstrate leadership in or management of positive changes to improve organizational performance or service delivery.

Experience with funding instruments and the establishment and implementation of research contracts between industry and academia

Familiarity with the administrative, academic and governance structures of a university

Excellent networking skills and ability to maintain critical and sensitive relationships with government, industry and media among others

Conversant with industry’s research and development approach and able to translate to academic terms

Experience with researching and analyzing corporate mandates to assess a company’s suitability as a research partner

Specialized in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior or Development, Strategy or Innovation Management.

We especially encourage academics with an entrepreneurial mindset searching for possibilities to leave their mark in a creative, dynamic and ambitious environment

Language Skills
Strong reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills in Dari, Pashto and English

Desirable Attributes

Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area.

Knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment within which they operate.

Job Keywords:

University Chancellor
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