University of Nairobi ODeL Campus Director Job in Kenya

University of Nairobi

Leadership for Sustained Excellence

Declaration of Vacancy for the Position of Director, ODeL Campus
The University of Nairobi is seeking to appoint a Director for the Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) Campus who, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor, shall be the Head of the ODeL Campus of the University. 
This position is equivalent to that of a College Principal in the University.


For appointment to the position of the Director, ODeL Campus 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, ODeL Campus:
  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, ODeL Campus shall be responsible for:
  1. the co-ordination of all ODeL programs and services in the University;
  2. the admission of all ODeL students in the University;
  3. creating awareness in the University community on ODeL services;
  4. training of users in the general use of educational technologies to facilitate integration and use of ICT educational programmes;
  5. Coordinate research, monitoring and evaluation on the utilization of e-learning services;
  6. the proper conduct and supervision of the ODeL programmes; and
  7. the general welfare and discipline of ODeL students.
Appointment: As per the University of Nairobi Statutes the Director, ODeL Campus 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, ODeL Campus”.
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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