Kenyatta University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) Job in Kenya

Kenyatta University

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Kenyatta University Council wishes to appoint a scholar of high credentials for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration).

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) shall be expected to play a leading role in the administration and management of the University among other responsibilities.

The Job: The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) will be one of the Principal Advisors to the Vice-Chancellor; and head of Administration Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for management and administration matters in a result-oriented work environment, geared towards achieving the University’s Goals, Mission, Objectives and agreed Performance targets.

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must be at least an Associate Professor with an earned Ph.D. degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Have served substantively and successfully in a recognized University as a Dean of School / Faculty, Deputy Principal of a Constituent College, Chairperson of an Academic Department or equivalent position for a cumulative period of at least six (6) years with proven leadership and strategic management of human resources.
  • Have successfully demonstrated academic leadership through research work, knowledge dissemination and extension services.
  • Have an exemplary scholarly record demonstrated by publications in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization and supervision of students at Masters and Doctoral levels.
  • Show evidence of participation and contribution in seminars and conferences.
  • Have excellent knowledge on structural, legislative and regulations that govern the administration of university education in Kenya.
  • Have demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a proven track record in Management of Change, Transformative and Strategic leadership.
  • Be of highest ethical standards, integrity and accountability; and comply fully with Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Core Competencies:

  • All-inclusive management style with balanced firmness and fairness.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to be sensitive and respect diversity and to work ¡n a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment.
  • Strategic management leadership skills with result oriented mindset

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure there are working procedures and systems that will attract and retain qualified and experienced Staff.
  • Facilitate implementation of staff training and development.
  • Responsible for the performance, evaluation and appraisal of staff in the University;
  • Ensure there is discipline amongst all staff and grievances are handled procedurally and expeditiously.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and direction to departments dealing with Personnel Administration, Health Services, Registry Administration, Legal, Transport, ICT, Staff Housing, Catering and University Central Services.
  • Undertake performance contracting and strategic planning in the division.
  • Be the Management representative in the process of ISO certifications and QMS evaluation procedures.
  • Oversee proper management of staff welfare matters and pension scheme.

Terms of Service: The terms of service for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) entail a competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, generous house allowance, and medical cover as per university Scheme, leave allowance and official transport.

The position will be on performance based five (5) year renewable contract.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a hard and soft copy of their applications and CVs detailing age, educational qualifications, detailed working experience, addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about applicants’ competence in area of specialization, present post and salary details, cell phone and / or landline numbers and emails.

Also enclosed should be certified copies of certificates and transcripts.

In addition applicants should submit;

  1. Clearance from KRA
  2. Clearance form HELB
  3. Clearance from Anti-Corruption Commission
  4. Clearance from CRB
  5. Police Clearance Certificate from Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

Applications should be addressed to or dropped at:

The Chairman of University Council
Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi


Central Administration Complex
Kenyatta University — Main Campus
6th Floor, Council Matters Section during working hours (8.00 a.m. —5.00 p.m.) Monday — Friday

Application deadline: 18th July, 2018

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University, Kenya

Kiambu County

Education and Training
Updated: July 5, 2018 — 5:42 am