KCA University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Administration Job in Kenya

About KCA University

KCA University is renowned for offering unique and exciting programmes, with an emerging reputation as a comprehensive business university that delivers innovation to aid and delight its customers. 
The vision of KCA University is to be recognized as a premier business University whose graduates competently and confidently serve the nation of Kenya, the Eastern Africa region and the global community.
The University seeks to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and committed candidate to fill the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Administration
This is a senior position within the University’s management structure, and the role holder will be the Chief Finance and Administration Officer of the University.
Main Purpose of the Position
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor/CEO, the DVC Finance & Administration will be responsible for the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies and strategies that ensure the financial and administrative strength the University needs to realize its mission and objectives. 
The job holder will work closely with the VC/CEO and other top management members in setting the strategic direction of the University and will be instrumental in delivering the University’s annual business plan.

Key Responsibilities
The Successful candidate role holder will be expected to:
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coordination and direction to the departments within the division — Finance, Human Resources, Administration and ICT
  • Develop and implement all procurement, fiscal, human resource, administrative policies and appropriate procedures to ensure common understanding of the performance of duties and responsibilities and their alignment to the University’s strategic plan
  • Coordinate preparation of financial statements, budgets, reports and special analysis for presentation to University’s management and Governing Council for approval
  • Liaise with financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies, relevant government offices, suppliers, creditors, students, staff and faculty, on various management and technical issues
  • Advise the Vice Chancellor and Management Board on financial matters of the University
  • Coordinate the design, implementation, maintenance and development of appropriate human resources policies, procedures and systems that attract, develop and retain qualified and experienced human resources
  • Ensure the development, deployment and support of an ICT strategy throughout the organization, with due
consideration of all management, student, academic and administrative needs

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • A PhD earned from a recognised /Chartered University
  •  At least 10 years’ progressive experience in a senior university leadership/management position e.g., Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Principal/Director of a University College
  • Professional Management and/or accounting qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA finalist will be an added advantage
Competencies and Attributes
The role requires individuals who can demonstrate a track record of:
  • Working at Board level and with external stakeholders
  • Leading strategic projects
  • Driving change
  • Developing and managing teams to deliver excellence and to achieve objectives
  • Bringing about constant improvement and efficiencies
  • Academic excellence with publications in refereed forums
The desired candidate must demonstrate strong leadership skills, knowledge and experience of strategic planning and strategic thinking and should be a person of high integrity and professionalism.
Additional details on the required competencies and work relationships are available at the University’s website (www.kca.ac.ke). 
The post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor is subject to a five-year term contract, which may be renewed on the basis of satisfactory performance.
It carries a competitive remuneration package.
Interested applicants should forward applications including a detailed CV, names of at least three referees, contact address, current telephone numbers, current and expected salary and benefits by email only to kcajobs@ke.rsmashvir.com to be received by Friday 17th August 2012 at 5.00 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KCA University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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