Jobs and Vacancies in Cytonn Investments, Nairobi

Head of Academic Affairs
Job Category: Business Administration
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: October 2nd, 2017
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. Our investments are in real estate and private equity.
Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, hospitality, education and technology; Cytonn Education Services is our affiliate for making investments into the education sector.
Cytonn Education Services, CES, has the mandate to provide the education services component of our comprehensive master-planned developments such as day care centers for The Alma in Ruaka, Taraji Heights in Ruaka, and The Ridge in Ridgeways. CES also has the mandate to set up comprehensive education institutions for RiverRun Estates in Ruiru and Newtown in Athi River. As part of this mandate, CES is setting up a Technical College.
The Technical College shall provide a comprehensive curriculum, seeking to offer exemplary training that will equip our students with relevant technical skills. At the technical college, we shall be committed to offering the best college experience to our students. We shall also offer employment to a significant number of our graduates in disciplines such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, and painting. We are therefore looking to acquire and retain the best talent, to enable us achieve this vision.
Reporting to the CES Business Manager, the Head of Academic Affairs (HOAA) will formulate, implement, supervise and evaluate policy guidelines on planning, development and management of academic activities in all our technical college campuses so as to ensure achievement of academic quality in line with the expectations of all the stakeholders.

Responsibilities

·         Development and ensure a harmonised implementation of the institutions’ curriculum, academic policies and procedures across all campuses;
·         Development and implementation of performance score cards for all Head of Departments, Course coordinators, lecturers and all other academic staff;
·         Oversee the development, and administration of common internal examinations;
·         Ensure that a conducive learning environment is maintained and put in place measures to ensure students maintain high level of discipline in classes and within the college premises;
·         Ensure the proper utilization of Head of Departments’, course coordinators and lecturers’ work hours as guided by the college policy;
·         Organize and chair academic staff meetings on a regular basis;
·         Endeavour to develop and maintain a motivated workforce that will ensure high academic performance across all the campuses;
·         Facilitate students’ readmission, referrals, intercampus transfers, change of course, deferrals and ensure timely but conditional issuance of the students’ letters; and
·         Ensure digitisation of the syllabi delivery in all the campuses.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         Be an approved Manager by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority(TVETA);
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Education, Business Administration, Economics, Hospitality, or
·         Accountancy. Possession of a Master’s degree in relevant disciplines will be an added advantage;
·         Have teaching knowledge and experience, and a distinguished college career experience of not less than 5 years, preferably as a head of department;
·         Demonstrate a good understanding of the Ministry of Education’s and TVETA’s college guiding policy;
·         Should have outstanding presentation, teaching, interviewing, problem analysis and listening skills;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyse and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem solve, and be persistent;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions;
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.
Unit Manager
Job Category: Sales & Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: October 6th, 2017
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.
In order to better service our clients, we are looking for highly motivated, self-driven, team players to work on full time basis with the distribution team as unit managers. The Unit Manger will report to the Distribution Manager and work jointly with the Financial Advisors on strategic plans and initiatives to increase relationship productivity and develop proper contact networks within the channel partners. The candidate will serve as the relationship manager between the customer and other areas of the firm in resolving customer problems and meeting customer needs.

Responsibilities

·         Proactively developing business relationships and securing additional business opportunities from both new and existing clients to meet the given sales targets
·         Recruit, manage, support, coach, develop and evaluate a team of financial advisors
·         Strengthen and expand client relationships by providing customized service and ensuring client expectations are exceeded
·         Attend prospect and client meetings to make presentations and oversee follow up
·         Identifying opportunities for product development, and other product offerings
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         KCSE grade B- and above
·         Has an undergraduate degree with at least second class upper honors from a recognizable institution
·         A minimum of 4 years’ experience in financial advisory
·         Can effectively and efficiently manage a team of individuals with minimal supervision
·         He/she should be detail oriented with good multi-tasking skills
·         He/she should have excellent oral and written communication capabilities
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.

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