Non Academic Posts Available At Gwanda State University

Non Academic Posts Available At Gwanda State University

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following posts:
Gwanda State University is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates and differently abled people are encouraged to apply.


Software Programmer (1 Post)

Applicants must have experience in software development as well as possess extensive knowledge in programming languages such as C#, C++, Java, Python, PHP and Android. Practical knowledge in API design and deployment is essential. The successful candidate must be conversant with the full systems development life cycle; have a thorough working knowledge of MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server database development tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translates requirements into design specifications for systems.
  • Application testing and making modifications.
  • Participates in full systems development life cycle on small to mid-sized projects.
  • Monitor and evaluate system performance, writing and implementing efficient code.
  • User support and training.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants must possess at least a Diploma in Information Technology/Computer Science/Electronics and three (3) years relevant post-qualification experience.

Farm Supervisor (1 Post)

The Farm Supervisor is responsible for the following;

  • Supervising of staff in animal husbandry and crop husbandry therefore leadership skills are highly beneficial.
  • Ensuring tasks are carried out as per plan.
  • Ensuring that farm security, safety and cleanliness are monitored and maintained.
  • Reporting to the manager on a day to day farm activities and progress plan.
  • Supplying data for report compilation.
  • Ensuring deadlines are met for activities like planting, harvesting, etc
  • Monitoring staff roasters, hours and performances and attend to workers grievances.
  • Overseeing the work of enterprises and suggests improvements and changes.
  • Ensuring and enforcing compliance with government regulations, health and safety standards.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma in Agriculture.
  • At least three (3) years hands on and demonstrable experience in both animal and crop husbandry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, project and people management skills.
  • The ability to command and be a team leader is necessary.

Farm Clerk (1 Post)

The Farm Clerk is responsible for the following;

  • Proper record keeping and filing.
  • Recording all data into software in accordance with weekly and monthly returns.
  • Managing and advising management on stock levels.
  • Compiling orders in liaison with other offices.
  • Receipting and Reconciliation of farm produce and cash received.
  • Day to day farm administration.
  • Stores management and items issuance.

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level Passes including English Language and Mathematics/Principles of Accounts.
  • A National Certificate in Agriculture.
  • At least one (1) year experience in the agricultural and accounting field.
  • Strong written and verbal skills a must.
  • Knowledge of various agricultural enterprises like beef, small ruminants, monogastrics and crop and fodder production is an added advantage.

Security Officer (I Post)


  • Applicants must have at least a diploma in Risk and Security Management/ Police/Prosecution Studies/Law and Policing from a recognised Tertiary Institution.
  • A Degree in Risk and Security Management/ Police Studies/ Law and Policing or Social Science is an added advantage.
  • Five (5) ordinary level passes including English Language

Experience and Qualities

  • Candidates must possess at least five (5) years’ experience of which two (2) years must be at a supervisory position in the security services sector.
  • The candidate must be a team player, honest, mature, professional, and hardworking. Comprehensive understanding of physical security systems is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of security guards in shift systems through Sergeants;
  • Promoting lawful behaviour of students and staff on campus;
  • Carrying out investigations;
  • Producing reports of criminal cases that may arise;
  • Carrying out searches, patrols and premise inspections;
  • Assisting in the development of training plans/programmes and conducting security staff training;
  • Records management and maintenance of discipline within the shift;
  • Carrying out security and risk management awareness campaigns and comprehensive security surveys and make recommendations to superiors;
  • Advising Superiors on matters of security concern;
  • Parading security detail;
  • Attending to requests for security guard deployments within the University.

Sergeant (1 Post)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicants must have at least a certificate in Risk and Security Management/ Police Studies/Prosecution Studies/Law and Policing from a recognised Tertiary Institution.
  • A Diploma in Security Management/ Police Studies/ Law and Policing is an added advantage.
  • Five (5) ordinary level passes including English Language.
  • Applicants should have at least two (2) years supervisory experience in a security environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of security guards;
  • Carrying out preliminary investigations to criminal cases and other security breaches;
  • Scheduling Security Guards’ shifts and maintenance of shift attendance records
  • Carrying out searches, patrols and securing premises;
  • Training and development of subordinates;
  • Carrying out security campaigns and security surveys;
  • Giving evidence in court and disciplinary proceedings;
  • Parading of security guards, performing foot drills.

Security Guard (13 Posts)

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Five (5) Ordinary level passes including English Language.
  • Certificate in Security Management/ Police Studies/Law and Policing/ Prosecution.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the security field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Campus Security Services Sergeant.
  • Mans the Gatehouse, Public Enquiries Counter (PEC).
  • Receives reports from complainants and records statements.
  • Makes and maintains daily Occurrence Book records.
  • Makes follow-ups on crime-threats and high risks areas on campus.
  • Oversees the establishment and enforcement of access-control systems.
  • Monitors all access-control facilities within campus.
  • Ensures the safety and security of all staff, students and visitors on Campus at all times.
  • Capacity to handle confidential information a requisite
  • Monitors and controls problem animals within campus premises.
  • Performs all loss control duties.
  • Conducts stop and search duties, and BEAT roving patrols as necessary.
  • Performs crowd control duties and maintain campus order.
  • Hoists and lowers flags daily and timeously.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by the Sergeant.

Assistant Registrar, University Secretariat (1 Post)

Job Summary
The Assistant Registrar of University should possess a deep understanding of the University governance system as well as be a person of unquestionable integrity with an excellent grasp of the English language and demonstrable outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities 

The Assistant Registrar will be responsible for: –

  • Producing a database of minutes and ensuring that meeting records are properly filed and are easily retrievable as and when required.
  • Liaising with and advising committee chairs and secretaries on matters of fact,protocol, precedent, procedure and regulation.
  • Ensuring adherence to the diary of committee meetings and to University standards of servicing committees.
  • Co-ordinating servicing of University Committees.
  • Ensuring that committee decisions are implemented timeously.
  • Co-ordinating training of committee secretaries.

      Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should possess: –

  • A first degree in any of the following areas: Media Studies/Journalism/English, English and Communication/Public Administration/Office Administration
  • At least three years (3) experience in the secretarial and administrative field in a tertiary environment.

Faculty Liaison Officer, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment (1 Post)


  • A first degree from a reputable University.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least one (1) year post qualification experience at a tertiary institution.
  • Hard working and should also demonstrate high level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent technical, analytical, problem solving, communication, consultative, multi-tasking and team-working skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in preparation of the Faculty degree regulations and amendments for publication.
  • Maintenance and presentation of statistical information.
  • Assisting in the preparation of Faculty advertisements, processing of applications and servicing of Selection Boards.
  • Dealing with questions on any and every University topics from members of the Faculty.
  • Preparation and publication of Faculty brochures or publicity material.
  • Assisting in the preparation of applications for research and general (teaching/equipment) grants.
  • Ensuring that recommendations of the Faculty are duly submitted to the competent authorities and that the University’s decisions and policies are observed throughout the Faculty.

Chief Secretary (1 Post)


  • A minimum of a National Diploma in Secretarial Studies (HEXCO).
  • At least five (5) Ordinary Level Passes including English Language. 

Experience and Qualities 

  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant post qualification experience in a similar position preferably in a tertiary setting.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters.
  • Excellent attention to detail, including proof reading skills and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as a first point of contact for the Student Affairs Division and manages communication including highly confidential information.
  • Planning and diarising appointments for the Dean of Students.
  • Typing and filing correspondence for the Division.
  • Distributing internal correspondence generated in the office.
  • Organising departmental meetings and taking minutes.
  • Requesting and collecting stationery for the Division.
  • Performing any other related tasks as assigned from time to time by the Supervisor.

Cashier (2 Posts)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Collect payments.
  • Receipting
  • Banking
  • Stocktaking
  • Sales reconciliations 

 Qualifications and Experience 

  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • National Certificate in Accounting.
  • One (1) year experience. 

Nursing Sister (1 Post)


  • A Diploma in General Nursing and a current practicing certificate with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe.
  • A post basic qualification in any one of the following is an added advantage : Midwifery, Family Planning, Counselling, HIV and Aids Education

Experience and Qualities 

  • A minimum of one (1) year post basic qualification experience.
  • Working experience with students is an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serving the University community.
  • Conducting health awareness programs.
  • Performing assessment of a patient’s condition.
  • Administering medication and injections.
  • Correctly using different medical equipment.
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Providing counselling services.

Chief Library Assistant (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Library Assistant will be responsible for;

  • Cataloguing and classification of Library materials.
  • Assisting with Information literacy skills training and orientation of new students.
  • Uploading all research publications produced by the Gwanda State University Community to the University Institutional Repository.
  • Assisting in organising library training programmes for students and staff.
  • Providing general customer service support.
  • Performing shelving and shelf reading duties.
  • Performing circulation duties.


  • Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Science plus two (2) years academic library experience.

Conditions of Service

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


Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to or hand delivered to:

The Acting Senior Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Section
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 31 March 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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