University of Nairobi The Graduate School Director Job in Kenya

University of Nairobi

Leadership for Sustained Excellence

Declaration of Vacancy for the Position of Director, The Graduate School
The University of Nairobi is seeking to appoint a Director for the Graduate School who, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor, shall be the Head of the Graduate School of the University. 
This position is equivalent to that of a Principal in the University.


For appointment to the position of the Director, the Graduate School a person shall:
  1. Be an Associate Professor or above of the University of Nairobi serving on permanent and pensionable terms and a holder of an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University recognized in Kenya;
  2. Have thorough knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  3. Have at least five years hands-on experience at a senior level in a University or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of public financial management and strategic people management;
  4. Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programs and supervising and mentoring Masters and PhD students;
  5. Have a proven track record of research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs and books;
  6. Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization;
  7. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and
  8. Have a demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership.
Core Competencies:
The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of the Director, the Graduate School
  1. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multiethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  2. Being a visionary and result oriented thinker;
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  4. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines; and
  5. Firm, fair and with a transparent management style.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director, Graduate School shall be responsible for:
  1. the co-ordination of all graduate syllabi and regulations in the University;
  2. the admission of all graduate students in the University;
  3. the administration of graduate scholarships;
  4. the administration of graduate research grants;
  5. the administration and processing of graduate theses, projects or dissertations;
  6. the proper conduct and supervision of the graduate studies programmes; and
  7. the general welfare and discipline of graduate students.
As per the University of Nairobi Statutes the Director, the Graduate School shall hold office for a
duration of five (5) years with the possibility of a one time renewal for a further term of five years
subject to a positive appraisal by the Council.

How to apply:
1. Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
2. Applicants must also submit the following:
a. Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority
b. Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
c. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
d. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department
3. Applicants should submit ten (10) hard copies of their applications which should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Director, The Graduate School.

4. Applications must be submitted on or before Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

5. Applications should be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, 00100 Nairobi.

Note: The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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