American University of Nigeria (AUN) Vacancy for a Landscaping Manager

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The
institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development
University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build
leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns.
Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a
career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change
in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment
to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving
the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

American University of Nigeria (AUN) is seeking for suitably qualified candidate to fill the position
below. This position is local position and open to indigenous and/or
legal residents of Nigeria:

Job Title: Landscaping Manager
Department: Facilities Management
Summary of Position

  • The Landscaping Manager shall ensure and maintain a cleaner and healthier university environment.
  • The duties shall include but NOT limited to maintaining
    equipment and general gardening operations, supervise gardeners,
    groundkeepers and fumigators in performing everyday landscaping and pest
    control functions of all parts of the University in line with
    established policies and procedures.

Detailed Listing of Responsibilities

  • Shall prepare budgets, orders of supplies and keep daily reports.
  • Shall ensure adequate waste disposal takes place by keeping the environment clean.
  • Shall plan seasonal flowering planting and maintenance schedules.
  • Make Schedule of activities and duty rosters for the unit’s workforce as per the annual plan.
  • Supervise the activities of the Gardeners, Ground keepers &
    Fumigators by assigning work to them in the various parts of the
    university that need routine maintenance and oversee execution of the
  • Carry out instructions as per requirements of keeping AUN environment presentable at all times.
  • Supervise Gardeners, Ground keepers & Fumigators in
    performing everyday landscape and pest control functions of all parts of
    the University.
  • Shall inspect the job of the gardeners to ensure that;
    • Flowers are kept in good condition
    • Grass, Weeds, Shrubs, Bushes and Hedges do not exceed the required level
    • Trees and flowers beds are hygienic and sanitized regularly
    • Ensure that gardeners are familiar with the required care standards and regulations governing the job.
    • Supervises the gardeners to ensure that they;
      • Plant flowers and trees at approved areas of the university which would help improve ambience and neatness of the university.
      • Water, fertilize, transplant, and prune flowers and plants around the University premises.
      • Maintain and repair their tools and equipment.
      • Shall perform any other duty as assigned or delegated by the Unit Head
      • Oversee Fumigation Exercise across all properties of AUN
      • Oversee the plants in AUN nursery
      • Conduct vermiculture, composting and other initiatives which keep AUN ground fertile without use of chemical fertilizer.
      • Take initiatives for the reduction of water usage in AUN for landscaping activities
      • Use fumigation by chemical and bio interventions to control insects, disease, and weeds.
      • Put down mulch, such as wood chips or peat moss, to control weeds and maintain soil moisture.
      • Maintain lawns and grounds by organizing trimming, fertilization, watering, and transplanting activities.
      • Use the appropriate tools like hoes, rakes, spades and
        even power tools to ensure that the University remains neat and tidy not
      • Oversee maintenance of watering systems as available.
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  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Horticulture with three(3)
    years’ experience or a National Diploma with Six(6) years’ experience 
    from a reputable institution.
  • Should be able to assimilate techniques and concepts of
    sustainable landscaping, water conservation, soil protection,
    rehabilitation and irrigation etc
  • Functional English oral and written communication skills.
  • Functional Hausa communication skills

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Should have IT skills in Microsoft office with inclination in
    Excel to utilize computer technology to prepare reports, access data and
    maintain records
  • Effective English writing, verbal, presentation and listening communications skills
  • Effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple diverse tasks simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail
  • Be respectful, demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Decision making skills

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to: before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  26th September, 2016.

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