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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following posts.

University Accountant

The senior accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Prepare financial management reports
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
  • Monitor and support taxation issues
  • Develop and maintain financial data bases
  • Financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
Minimum Requirements
  • Holder of a relevant Bachelors degree – Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a recognised university and CPA (K).
  • A registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or an equivalent professional body in accounting will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years working experience
  • Excellent in SAGE PASTEL accounting software.
  • knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles
  • knowledge of economic principles
  • knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of various aspects of accounting functions, capable of processing transactions up to balance sheet.
  • Proficiency in general computer knowledge and use is mandatory
  • Self-motivated and capable of leading a section within the Finance department.
  • Applicants should give three referees one of whom should be a professional in accounting.
Key Competencies
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • Information and task monitoring
  • Problem analysis
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Supervisory skills
  • Stress tolerance
Scott Christian University being a Christian university seeks a candidate who has a personal faith in Christ and is actively involved in Church ministry.

Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor (Executive Secretary)

Job Description

The post holder will be expected to provide a confidential and professional PA support service to the Vice-Chancellor. In addition, ad hoc secretarial support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other Senior Executive Officers may be required.

The holder will report to and work directly with the Vice-Chancellor, and the University Council in provision of high level professional and administrative support for the Vice-Chancellor's internal and external activities.

This is a senior post offering excellent development opportunities within a diverse and complex environment.

This officer should therefore have previous experience of working in a senior secretarial/PA role, including dealing with a wide range of people.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To maintain daily schedules and co-ordination of the Vice-Chancellor’s commitments
  • To arrange and coordinate appointments and meetings for the Vice-Chancellor
  • Preparation of all correspondence and other documentation as may be requested by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time
  • Advising the Vice-Chancellors of impending internal and external work
  • To make all logistical arrangements, including travel, for the Vice Chancellor and his deputies
  • To respond accurately and efficiently to all enquiries from the Vice-Chancellor and his deputies, using own initiative and to liaise effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Independently research confidential, controversial and restricted data/other material as required by the Vice Chancellor and his deputies for various projects
  • To assist in the preparation of all international travel itineraries and to liaise with the University’s international office as required and as such, coordinate all arrangements for the international visits where the Vice-Chancellor has involvement
  • To appropriately execute any other duties as directed by the Vice-Chancellor, or other Senior University Officers.
Minimum Qualification and Attributes
  • Holder of a university degree with BA Administration or Communication (PR option)
  • A minimum working experience of 3 years working with top management staff
  • Proficiency with multiple Microsoft office systems and other related software
  • Excellent communicator, a good listener and dedicated to detail
  • A wide exposure, broad knowledge and up to date with current affairs
  • Able to work perfectly under strict deadlines
  • Able to take up emergency assignments and perform them effectively
  • Upholds sound work ethics and is highly disciplined
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity thereof
  • Possessing a tenacious attitude, friendly, honest, trustworthy, respectful and flexible
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, independently or as part of a team
Scott Christian University being a Christian university seeks a candidate who has a personal faith in Christ and is actively involved in Church ministry.

Human Resource Manager

Job Description

The HR manager (administration, policy and branding) will be required to manage all aspects of human resource service and development within the university administration and ensure that appropriate HR departmental plans are developed to meet the needs of both the specific departments and the overall university HR strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Take the lead on employee engagement management and development
  • Take the lead on HR policy, strategy and projects development and implementation
  • Provide senior level advice, coaching and support to senior management
  • The university liaison Officer to both internal and external stakeholders on HR issues
  • Represent the HR department in university committee meetings on both operational and policy matters.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelors of Arts in social sciences from a recognized university.
  • A Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution.
  • Knowledge of a Quality Management System (e.g. ISO) is desirable
  • At least two years relevant work experience as an HR administrator (minimum)
  • Thorough knowledge of the Kenyan Labour Legislation.
  • Proficient in computer spread sheets and other MS Office packages.
  • Good analytical skills and quick decision making abilities
  • Good problem solving, planning and organizational skills
  • Possessing excellent soft skills, particularly interpersonal skills.
Scott Christian University being a Christian university seeks a candidate who has a personal faith in Christ and is actively involved in Church ministry.

Corporate Affairs Manager

Job Description

The position of Corporate Affairs Manager is a leadership role with primary responsibility of developing, managing and promoting a positive working and relational environment for the university with the internal and external stakeholders in order to effectively deliver on the university’s mission.

The position will identify virgin and potential opportunities in the marketplace, define and set goals and targets and oversee their attainment, particularly in a business sense.

In addition he/she will represent the University position and reputation to the public, through both oral and written communications.

He/she is a key member of the committee that drafts the University Corporate Affairs Strategy and is in-charge over its implementation. He/she is responsible for improving the university’s wider vision and mission messaging, internally and externally.

To do this, the position;
  • Establishes a long term vision and develops and/or drives strategic plans that address trends, issues, and the needs of all stakeholders related to government affairs, community relations and education programs.
  • Maintains close and active contact with community leaders to understand the needs of the community and to determine how best the university might provide support.
  • Builds a comprehensive network of internal and external contacts and decision-makers and maintains strategic and collaborative relationships with diverse, global groups.
  • Consults with relevant internal departments in order to project the university’s corporate message to both external and internal mediums
  • Essentially, he or she becomes the face of the university to both internal and external contacts and stakeholders and represents the university before key internal and external partners and audiences
  • Responsible for all internal and external communications, including things like employee newsletters, reports and press releases
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies
  • Taking editorial responsibility for the organisations website, and other corporate communications tools
Minimum Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Business related subjects
  • More than five years working experience in the corporate world
  • Excellent in all computer packages
  • Strong Christian character, business and commercial acumen is important.
  • Extensive experience with the media is an added advantage.
Additional qualifications and attributes:
  • A broad understanding of key issues controversies and regulatory frameworks as well as a thorough knowledge of the University’s vision and mission
  • The ideal candidate will be of graduate caliber with solid experience among church and non-church players such as the corporate world and the media
  • A strategic and nuanced thinker, ability to integrate complex information from multiple sources and drive groundbreaking solutions to issues, able to determine the appropriate response to emerging issues with potential impact to the university’s long-term objectives
  • Superior communication, leadership, organizational, interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills, and be able to respond well under pressure.
  • Ability to identify critical stakeholders and build responsible external relationships through a solid grasp of internal and community priorities
  • A risk-taker, seasoned in conflict resolution negotiation, crisis management and able to coach senior management
  • Excellent communication, public speaking and presentation skills, influencing skills specifically with government authorities, and the ability to manage and work effectively on diverse teams in both direct and matrix reporting environments
  • Handles confidential information frequently and appropriately
  • Efficient with strong work ethic – able to manage own deadlines and work off-site without supervision
Scott Christian University being a Christian university seeks a candidate who has a personal faith in Christ and is actively involved in Church ministry.

If you feel that you are the right candidate for any of the positions, please send your application letter quoting the reference number on the subject field together with an updated Curriculum Vitae, giving details of; applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present employment position and salary, telephone numbers, email address and expected salary; complete with email & telephone contacts of three referees (one of which should be a professional personality), plus copies of certificates and testimonials to:

The DVC, Administration
Scott Theological College,
P.O. Box 49- 90100,
Machakos.

So as to reach him not later than 24th June, 2011

Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference directly to the above address under sealed envelope within three weeks from the date of this advertisement.

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