New Registrar Joins Africa University
01 August 2017
The Chairperson of the Africa University Board of Directors, Bishop Marcus Matthews, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Herbert Njonga as Registrar with effect from 01 August, 2017.
Mr. Njonga holds a Bachelors’ degree in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe as well as a Masters degree in Strategic Management from Chinhoyi University of Technology.
As the incoming Registrar, he brings with him a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years obtained across various sectors including Higher Education. Mr. Njonga has also spent a significant part of his career in the private sector, working in managerial positions, for blue chip and stock exchange listed organisations that include Delta Corporation, BOC Gases and NMB Bank.
Most recently, Mr. Njonga worked for Econet Wireless where he held the position of Learning and Development Manager. He was promoted into senior management to head the Human Resources Division for Higher Life Foundation (Econet Wireless’ Corporate Social Responsibility arm) at its formation in 2010 where he had oversight of four countries namely Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho and Burundi. He later moved portfolios from Human Resources to the position of Manager – Procurement & Administration, a position he held prior to joining Africa University.
Mr. Njonga, who also carries leadership experience from the Non-Governmental Sector was Chair for the International Non-Governmental Organisations Human Resources network for several years. Currently, he sits on the Board of Trustees for Hope Worldwide Zimbabwe.
Mr Njonga has demonstrable success as a change agent and leverages on ICT to simplify operations including practical expertise in successful introduction of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, E-learning Implementation and Rolling out Effective Performance Management Systems.
He also has hands on experience in the implementation of Quality and Environmental Management Systems (ISO Systems) and is a Certified Health and Safety Advisor through the National Social Security Authority (NSSA). He is a facilitator and coach with the International Leadership Foundation.
His expertise includes creation of strategic partnerships, grant writing, managing grants and carrying out sponsored research as well as human resources and administration.
Herbert is married to Thokozani and the two are blessed with three children, a daughter and two sons.
The Africa University family welcomes Mr. Njonga to the University and wish him great success in his new role.