The Council of the University of Zambia (UNZA) intends to appoint a Vice-Chancellor. The Council through the Search Committee therefore invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for this position.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the University Council, the Vice-Chancellor shall be responsible for planning, organising, co-ordinating and directing the operations of the University as directed by the University Council and in accordance with the Higher Education Act No.4 of 2013, as read together with the Higher Education (Amendment) Act No. 23 of 2021.

5 Years
a) Overseeing the formulation, implementation and review of all University Policies and the Strategic Plan.
b) Overseeing the operations of the University in all its core functions of teaching, research and community service, and ensuring effective risk management.
c) Serving as Chairperson of the University of Zambia Senate, Procurement Committee, Executive Management Committee and any other appropriate management committees.
d) Presiding over employee performance management and leading in building a competent, experienced and motivated workforce.
e) Ensuring that the operations of the University comply with all the University Policies and applicable national laws.
f) Overseeing the process of budgeting and leading in the mobilisation of resources required for the operations of the University, and ensuring that resources are utilised prudently.
g) Presiding over graduation ceremonies of the University.
h) Fostering high value linkages and managing all stakeholders.
i) Representing the University at various local and international fora.
j) Ensuring the preparation of quarterly and annual operational performance reports and submitting the same to the University Council.
Grade 12 certificate or its equivalent
Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field from a reputable University
Master’s degree in any relevant field from a reputable University
Earned PhD in any relevant field or its equivalent
Must be at the level of Professor
Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualifying experience in University education or equivalent Institution, with a distinguished track record of successful senior Management experience in higher education and/or relevant corporate Institutions
Personal and professional integrity with a distinguished track record of successful senior management experience in higher education and/or relevant professional field
A strong record of academic leadership and personal achievement in both teaching and research
Experience in financial management, investment, business, budgeting, resource mobilization as well as short, medium and long term planning for organizational operations
Must have proof of valid membership to a professional body
Attributes & Skills
a) High level of energy, drive and initiative;
b) Emotional stability and ability to balance the requirements of different stakeholders of the University;
c) Visionary with ability to inspire others;
d) Self-motivated and a team player;
e) Receptive to change and ability to manage change;
f) Must be computer literate;
g) Must not have any criminal record.
Closing Date
Application Process
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise a curriculum vitae, copies of certified/validated qualifications and such other material as the applicant may wish to submit. The CV must give full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and work experience, date of availability, telephone number, e-mail address, names and addresses of three professional referees. Position/s applied for must be clearly indicated on the applications which should be addressed to:

The Chairperson of the Search Committee
C/O Office of the Registrar
The University of Zambia
Great East Road Campus
P O Box 32379


The Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 7th March, 2023.
The University of Zambia is an equal-opportunity Employer