Director of Physical Planning and Development at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Nasarawa State University, Keffi was established under Nasarawa State University, Keffi Law NO.2 of 2001. With the main campus located in Keffi town, the University caters for both full time and part time students. Others include Pyanku, Lafia and Gudi campuses. It has eight (8) faculties, 63 academic programmes, a Postgraduate School, Institutes and Centres.

The Governing Council of Nasarawa State University, Keffi invites Applications from suitable candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Director of Physical Planning and Development

Location: Keffi, Nasarawa

The Position

  • The Director, Physical Planning and Development is a Management Staff and the Head of the Directorate under the direct supervision of the Vice-Chancellor.
  • He/She shall be responsible for the physical development of the University, including landscape development, coordination and supervision of project construction, ensures quality and standard of physical structures through proper advice and liaison with relevant bodies involved in construction works, prepare quarterly and annual reports on state of physical facilities to include ongoing and/or planned projects while ensuring proper preparation of tender documents for the University.

The Candidate

  • The University seeks candidates who are proactive with amiable track record in public service, must be visionary with proven academic distinction, managerial ability, high integrity and transparency in private and public life.
  • He/She must fully understand the complexity of the University System and command respect and engender loyalty of both staff and students.
  • Candidate must also enjoy good mental and physical health, must be ICT proficient in relevant computer applications and should not be above 60 years of age at the time of assumption of office.
  • Candidate must show evidence of NYSC discharge certificate or exemption.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower degree from a recognized University/tertiary institution in Civil or Building Engineering, Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Resource Management or Architecture.
  • Possession of a Ph.D or Postgraduate qualification(s) in relevant field shall be an added advantage.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification cognate experience seven (7) of which must have been spent in Senior Management position and atleast four (4) years as Deputy Director in a University or comparable institution.
  • Candidates must in addition, possess professionally recognized qualification(s) and registered with relevant professional and regulatory bodies such as: COREN, ARCON, CORBON, OSRBN, TOPREC, ESVARBON and must demonstrate impressive knowledge in project conception, handling and management including promotion of green campus.

Condition of Service

  • The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years from the date of assumption of duty.

The remuneration and fringe benefits applicable to this post are as obtainable in Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined from time-time by the Nasarawa State Government and/or the Governing Council.

Application Closing Date
24th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply with twenty (20) copies of their Applications, photocopies of their Credentials and current Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated. The Curriculum Vitae should highlight the following information:

  • Full name (Surname first in capital letters)
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Number and ages of children
  • E-mail and telephone number(s)
  • Postal address
  • Permanent Home address
  • Nationality
  • State of Origin and LGA
  • Schools attended and academic / professional qualifications obtained with dates
  • Statement of experience including full details of former and present posts
  • Statement of the candidate’s vision for the University (in the relevant area) in the next five (5) years
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • Membership of professional bodies
  • Names and addresses of three (3) referees.

Applications should be addressed and submitted under confidential cover in a sealed envelope marked “Director – PPD” at the upper left hand corner to:
The Registrar,
Nasarawa State University, Keffi,
P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,
Nasarawa State, Nigeria.


  • Applicants are expected to request their Referees to forward their reports under confidential cover directly to the Registrar.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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