Director of Physical Planning/Works & Services at Federal University, Otuoke

The Federal University Otuoke is one of the nine universities established by the Federal Government on February, 2011, with a mandate to increase access to University education in all the States of the Country, promote quality tertiary education and have a focus on regional issues in education and research. It is located in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State. It commenced academic activities in October 2012, offering courses in the Arts, Social Sciences, Life and Physical sciences, Management Sciences and Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Job Title: Director of Physical Planning/Works & Services


  • The Director of Physical Planning /Works and Services is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the physical development of the University is responsible for the co-ordination and supervision of physical development projects ensures quality and standard of structures in the University through proper advice and liaison with relevant bodies involved in the construction of all structures of the university and ensures proper preparation of tender documents for the University.

Qualification and Experience
Candidate for this post must:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Building Technology or any other related discipline and possession of a Master's degree in any relevant discipline will be of added advantage;
  • Must have Fifteen (15) years cognate experience, in a University system, or another relevant institution;
  • Have attained the rank of a Deputy director or its equivalent in a University system or similar institution;
  • Be a registered and current member of a relevant professional body such as ARCON, COREN, QSRBN, CORBON etc.;
  • Not be below the rank of Deputy Director;
  • Also be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications; and
  • Not be more than Sixty (60) years on assumption of duty.

The Candidate

  • The Director must be a person of high integrity and be able to command the respect and loyalty of staff of the University; must be receptive to new ideas and willing to translate them into new projects in line with the phase development plans of the University.

Salary and Conditions

  • The salary and conditions of service of the University Director of Physical Planning and Development shall as obtainable in Federal Universities and as determined from time to time by the Federal government of Nigeria.

Location: Bayelsa

Closing Date
21st December, 2016.

Method of Application
1) Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit Fifteen type-written copies of their application letters and Curriculum Vitae in an envelope addressed to the:
Federal University Otuoke,
P.M.B. 126
Bayelsa State. 
2) The post applied for must be clearly written at the top right hand corner of the envelope. The application must include academic and professional qualifications, Birth Certificate or Statutory Declaration of Age, list of publications, where applicable, verifiable evidence of work experience and Curriculum Vitae that includes the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Post Desired
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • State of Origin
  • Nationality
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Postal Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Marital Status
  • Institutions Attended (with dates)
  • Academic Qualifications (with dates)
  • Professional Qualifications (with dates)
  • Work Experience, General and Specific Experiences (with dates)
  • Extra-Curricular Activities

3) Reference Letters

  • Candidates should request their referees to send, under confidential cover, their independent reports to the Vice-Chancellor with full details of the applicant and the post applied for not later than the closing date stated above. The reference letter should be marked "Confidential" on the right hand corner of the envelope.

Note: Only candidates who are short-listed will be invited for interview.


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