Executive Director – African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST)

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Duties

  • Responsible for administration, management and direction of the Institute as its Chief Executive.
  • Secretary of Governing Council.
  • Chairman of Academic Board.
  • Chairman, Staff meetings.
  • Chairman, Consultancy Management Board.
  • Adviser to Editorial Board.
  • Chairman, Appointments and Promotions Committee (for General Service Staff) and Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee (for Professional Staff).
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee.
  • To submit proposal programme budget to Governing Council for approval.
  • To submit a report of activities of the Institute vis-à-vis execution of approved programmes at every meeting of Council.
  • Liaise between the Institute and external bodies.
  • Give lectures in areas of specialization.
  • Supervise students theses and projects.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for the post of Executive Directors are:

  • Possess a PhD Degree in the fields of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (Photogramme. Remote Sensing, Cartography & Geographic Information Science) or related discipline (Geodesy, Surveying/Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography, Geology, Urban & Regional Planning, or Computer Science with strong competence in applications of geospatial information science and technology),
  • A minimum of 12 years post qualification experience not less than 5 years of which should be in a tertiary institutional administrative capacity.
  • Be between 45 and 55 years of age.
  • Demonstrate astute managerial ability to maintain the peace and academic stability for which the Institute is reputed.
  • Be a scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and considerable experience at the top levels of administration.
  • Be an academic, with track record of teaching, research, supervision of students and community service.
  • Be a person of entrepreneurial and innovation pre-disposition, with proven track record appropriate to the vision and mission of a first-class regional Institute.
  • Be a person endeared with strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership.
  • Be a person capable of inspiring the advancement of capacity building in Africa and reaching out to all persons without discrimination in any form.
  • Be of a sound health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity and strong moral character for inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students.
  • Be able to initiate and sustain partnership with national and international organisations.
  • Be able to continue with vigour and innovation the academisation process of the Institute.
  • Be conversant with UNECA system and be able to ensure international standards within the Institute.
  • Empower others to translate vision into results and be proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support.
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions, Provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives.
  • Provide an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion.
  • Manage in a deliberate and predictable way.
  • Operate with transparency, has no hidden agenda.
  • Place confidence in colleagues, staff members, Treat sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

Basic Salary
D2 $43,873 – $46,320.

  • The Executive Director is appointed on a “fixed term” for a definite period as stipulated in the rules and regulations and letter of appointment. He/She is entitled to a first term of four (4) years and renewable for second and third terms of two years each upon satisfactory performance.
  • The benefits include among others, severance allowance of annual salary, vehicle and furniture, transportation, meal subsidy, utility, housing, entertainment, spouse, children and educational grant and allowances.
  • Salaries are quoted in US dollars (S) but paid in appropriate national currencies of staff. The Executive Director should be a national from AFRIGIST member states, but preferably Nigerian.

Conditions and Benefits:

  • The Executive Director is appointed on a “fixed term” for a definite period as stipulated in the rules and regulations and letter of appointment. He/She is entitled to a first term of four (4) years and renewable for second and third terms of two years each upon satisfactory performance.
  • The benefits include among others, severance allowance of annual salary, vehicle and furniture, transportation, meal subsidy, utility, housing, entertainment, spouse, children and educational grant and allowances.
  • Salaries are quoted in US dollars (S) but paid in appropriate national currencies of staff. The Executive Director should be a national from AFRIGIST member states, but preferably Nigerian.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a signed Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Curriculum Vitae should indicate the following:

  • Name in Full
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Home Address
  • Present Contact Address, including E-mail Address
  • Office Address
  • Number and Ages of Children (if any)
  • Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, including Dates and Names of Institutions Attended
  • Academic and Professional Qualifications with Dates
  • Work Experience with Dates
  • List of Outstanding Publications
  • Membership of Learned Societies Professional Bodies.
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees.

Applications with copies of Academic Certificates Awards and relevant documents attached should be sent to: [email protected] using “Application for the Position of Executive Director” as the subject of the mail.
And / Or
Physically in a sealed envelope to:
The Chairman of AFRIGIST Governing Council,
African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST),
Off Road 1, Obafem Awolowo University Campus,
P.M.B.5545, Ile-Ife,
Osun State, Nigeria.

Note

  • The candidates should include a statement of his/her vision for AFRIGIST in a typed double-spaced 12 points, Times New Roman Font; and not more than 2 pages of A4 size paper.
  • Applicants should request their referees to forward confidential reports on them in sealed envelopes to the addresses above.
  • Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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