Machakos University College Jobs in Kenya


Machakos University College
 
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(A Constituent College of Kenyatta University)
 
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Machakos University College was established through legal order No. 130 of 2011.
 
The College wishes to fill the following positions:
 
1. Principal
 
The successful candidate will be expected to meet the following requirements:
 
Requirements
 
Applicants must have an earned PhD and be Professors/Associate Professors. 

They should have at least ten (10) years of academic research and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated capacity for leadership in an academic environment. 

They must have held senior administrative posts such as Chairs of departments, Dean/ Director of a Faculty, School, or Institute in a recognized university. 

In addition, candidates are expected to be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education and demonstrate potential to plan, develop and implement academic programmes, institutional linkages and managerial ability.

Successful applicants are expected to have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism. 

Applicants should have been actively involved in research as evidenced by publications. 

Experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization will be an added advantage.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
As the Chief Executive of the University College the successful candidate will:
·                     Be the academic and administrative head of the University College
·                     Have overall responsibility on the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the university College
·                     Coordinate development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University College
·                     Maintain efficiency and good order of the University College and ensure proper enforcement of the statutes and regulations
·                     Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning and development
Terms and Conditions of Service
·                     Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and benefits applicable to the Principal of a Constituent University College of a public University in Kenya
·                     Employment will be on a five (5) year contract renewable once depending on performance.
2. Deputy Principal (Academic and Student Affairs)
 
Duties and responsibilities
 
The Deputy Principal (Academic and Student Affairs) will be one of the principal assistants to the University College Principal and will be the head of Academic and Student Affairs Division, whose primary functions include: development and preparation of academic programmes, courses, syllabi and regulations; co-ordination of examinations, admissions, registration of students, and general student campus life. 

The successful candidate shall be responsible for ensuring that the academic departments operate effectively and efficiently in line with the Vision and Mission of the University College. 

Under the direction of the Principal, the Deputy Principal (Academic and Student Affairs) will ensure that the academic programmes evolve into pillars of excellence.
 
Qualifications and Experience
 
Applicants should:-
·                     Be Professors or Associate Professors who have at least seven (7) years experience in senior management positions with a recognized scholarship record as evidenced by refereed journal publications, project grants and awards that have been attracted to date
·                     Demonstrate competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic/research environment
·                     Demonstrate evidence of outstanding ability to communicate effectively and good interpersonal skills
·                     Show good understanding and commitment to the University coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation with the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism
·                     Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality society driven academic programmes
·                     Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and sustain linkages and networks for the promotion of scholarship
·                     Have proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a university setting
·                     Have a good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing university education and training
·                     Have a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education in Kenya
Terms and Conditions of Service
·                     The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the terms and conditions of service of Machakos University College.
·                     Employment will be on a five (5) year contract renewable once depending on performance.
3. Deputy Principal (Administration and Finance)
 
The Deputy Principal (Administration and Finance) will be one of the principal assistants to the University College Principal and will be the head of Administration and Finance Division whose primary function will include the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the Strategic Objectives of the College.

Qualifications and Experience
 
Applicants should:-
·                     Be Professors or Associate Professors with at least seven (7) years experience in senior management positions
·                     Demonstrate outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by refereed journal publications, as well as project grants and awards
·                     Demonstrate competence in administrative, financial and academic leadership in an academic/research environment
·                     Have a track record of successful change management
·                     Show outstanding ability to communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills
·                     Have a good understanding of Government financial, human resource and procurement policies; and demonstrate a clear understanding of policies and strategies governing university education and training in Kenya.
·                     Demonstrate a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education in Kenya.
·                     Be of high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
Terms and Conditions of Service
·                     The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the terms and conditions of service of Machakos University College.
·                     Employment will be on a five (5) year contract renewable once depending on performance.
How to apply
 
Candidates who satisfy the requirements stated above should forward ten copies of their applications to the Machakos University College Council Chairman by 5th February 2013.
 
The applicants should include an updated curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, copies of academic and professional certificates as well as testimonials. 

The candidates are advised to request their respective referees (not less than three) to submit confidential letters of reference by the same deadline to:-
 
The Chairman
Machakos University College Council
P O Box 136 - 90100
Machakos

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