UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
WORKS AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
GROUNDS AND GARDERNS UNIT
Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for appointment as CURATOR
Reporting to the Director of the Works and Physical Development, this position performs all aspects of the Grounds and Gardens Unit, including but not limited to designing, maintaining and/or repairing the grounds, landscaping, sports fields, roadways, side-walks and outlying properties. The candidate is ultimately responsible for the overall health and aesthetics of the various campuses of the University.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
- The prospective candidate must:
- Possess a Master’s Degree in either Horticulture, Arboriculture, Botany, Landscape Management, Landscape Architecture, Life Sciences or an appropriate area of specialization.
- An advanced degree will be an advantage
- Have considerable experience and extensive technical knowledge and understanding of grounds management, landscape architecture and horticultural practices as related to the Campuses of the University.
- Demonstrate ability to lead and direct a team of both skilled and unskilled labour.
- Be computer literate
- Manage all operational and administrative aspects of landscaping and grounds maintenance activities;
- Develop and implement a landscape/horticultural maintenance plans for the campuses;
- Develop seasonal maintenance schedules for lawn and garden area;
- Provide daily plan, co-ordination and supervision for regular full-time grounds workers and temporary employees using sound supervisory principles, in building and maintaining effective work force;
- Diagnose plant and tree diseases and prescribe treatment;
- Plan, organize, and direct the design, beautification, construction, and maintenance of the institution’s entire grounds and gardens;
- Determine project needs and communicate policies and procedures; and
- Advise and provide technical assistance for all new construction sites.
Application forms (1B) obtainable from the University for Development Studies, Central Administration, duly completed and supported with detailed Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant certificates and names of three (3) Referees conversant with applicant’s academic/professional competence should be lodged with:
University for Development Studies
P. O. Box TL 1350