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Student Liaison Officer – x1

The Copperbelt University is a Public University established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987. The University’s core business is Teaching, Research and Consultancy as a service to the nation. The University is an equal opportunity employer and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to the following positions in the Directorate Of Distance Education and Open Learning:

(Directorate Of Distance Education and Open Learning

Reporting to: Academic Program Coordinator

Job Purpose

To manage a student support unit and ensure effective recruitment and administration of students through to graduation and to market the academic programs

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take a lead role in supervision duties for all students in following the university academic regulations
  • Ensure two-way communications with individual students; meeting them daily (where possible) to pass on information and identify any problems that they may be experiencing, communicating to management and other staff on their behalf
  • Ensure that student admission, registration, learning and graduation run smoothly: meet new students; provide inductions
  • Implement university policies and procedures on safeguarding the students’ academic interests
  • Mentor individual students; providing encouragement, support and care
  • Keep accurate records on student attendance, welfare issues etc.
  • Engage with students in a friendly but professional manner
  • Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with any emergency, disciplinary or student welfare situation

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 School certificate with 5 ‘O’ level Credits including English and Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent Social Science
  • One (1) year work experience

Required Skills and Behavioural Attributes

  • Competence in e-learning facilities is a must
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and coherently to a diverse group of students and staff
  • Enthusiastic, Confident, Energetic and motivated
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Professional attitude to work and the care of students.

Method of Application

Interested individuals meeting the above set qualifications should apply sending their application letters accompanied by detailed current Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of Academic and Professional qualifications together with three (3) names and addresses of referees, of which two must be professionally acquainted with the applicant. The application must clearly state the specific position being applied for and must reach the undersigned, or to the email:

The Registrar,

Copperbelt University,

Jambo Drive, Riverside,

PO Box 21692,

Kitwe, Zambia

Application deadline
1 Jun 15:00
Email applications to
jobs@cbu.ac.zm
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Copperbelt University is a public university that was established in 1987 to create a place for high quality education and training. The university empowers graduates to act efficiently and effectively in a broad range of civic and professional functions and activities, creating a place to which access is possible primarily on the basis of intellectual merit and of the ability to participate actively in its programmes. The university provides a quality environment for reading, with good access to study and research materials.
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