KPMG Nigeria - Our client is a public - private - partnership Nigerian licensed University committed to expanding the frontiers of human knowledge through leadership in teaching, learning and research. The University seeks to recruit a top of the class individual with a proven entrepreneurial and international perspective acumen and with the requisite skills and experience to fill the position below:Job Title: PresidentLocation: Delta, NigeriaDetailed Job DescriptionThe Role:Reporting to the Board of Trustees and based in Ibusa Ugwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria, the President will be the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and will support the Board of Trustees and its mandate; and will be responsible for ensuring that the University operates within the policy and strategy framework established by the Board.The President will head the Governing Council and provide overall leadership and direction to the University as well as provide advice and counsel to the executive management of the University in all matters, provide effective strategic leadership to support the University and its faculty, staff, and students and ensure the University’s finances are robust and sustainable.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Ideal Candidate will:Embody and enhance the unique mission and values of the University;As Chief Administrative Officer, lead the academic development of the University in learning, teaching and research such that it achieves the highest standards of excellence as set out in current and future University plans;Maintain an excellent relationship with the Board of Trustees, the Governing Council and the Senate, and provide visible and active leadership of the University’s Executive Team;Be a strong and credible external advocate, representing and promoting the University’s interests regionally, nationally and internationally with academic and industry partners and with the government;Ensure the University’s finances are robust and sustainable, and act as a catalyst for identifying, securing and diversifying income streams through mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships;Lead on the maintenance and development of technological innovations and trends in learning and teaching, ensuring the University maintains its competitive edge in this sphere;Pioneer degree programs in emerging fields not found at any other Nigerian universities;Adopt a Euro-American educational tradition and curriculum inspired by industry needs;Ensure that the structures, reporting systems, policies and culture are in place to allow the University to achieve the highest standards of legal and regulatory compliance and corporate governance in all areas; andChampion equality, diversity and inclusiveness, and ensure they remain integral to the University’s strategy, culture and community. 

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