World Vision Kenya is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. 

Our programmes are spread across in most parts of Kenya. 

We are seeking highly competent and outstanding individuals to fill the following position within our organization.

Senior Program Officer

2 Positions

Based at Nairobi
 
Purpose of the position: To lead donor engagement, intelligent research on donor strategies, sectoral focus and forecasts, prepositioning for solicited and unsolicited opportunities and generate income for World Vision Kenya.

The incumbent will contribute strategically to development of National Fund Raising Strategy, Grant Acquisition and Donor Retention Strategies as well as Donor Engagement plans.

Position 1: In charge of: European and Asian Donors, Global Fund and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
 
Position 2: In charge of: US Government, UN entities, Canadian Donors and Foundations.
 
For more information, please visit: wvi.org/kenya/careers.
 
All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should be addressed to The Director, People & Culture, Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org to reach us not later than September 9, 2014 midnight.

Applicants must put job title as the subject. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision Kenya neither uses employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. 

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

St Bakhita Kindergarten is a kindergarten that has continually offered personalized Early Childhood Education for the last 10 Years. 

Currently we have two branches and a third one will be established in the next two months. 

We are seeking energetic and dynamic people to fill the following positions:

School Nurse
  • Should have a current license to practice from Kenya Nursing Counsel.
  • Three years’ experience as a professional registered nurse in a busy clinical environment
  • Holder of certificate in nursing.
  • Should have keen interest in working with children.
Drivers 
3 Positions
  • Must have Five years’ experience in Driving
  • Must be a BCE driving license holder
  • Having worked in a school before will be an added advantage
  • Preferably Ladies.
Teachers
6 Positions
  • Diploma/certificate in early childhood.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must have keen interest in dealing with children.
  • Certificate in counselling will be an added advantage.
  • TSC Registered
Office Administrator 
3 Positions
  • Diploma from IHRM or KIM in Human Resource management.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in in front office administration in a busy organization.
  • Must be a member of IHRM/KIM
  • Must be willing to work in a children oriented environment.
Account Clerk
2 Positions
  • Must be a holder of at least of KATC (Final) or at least show progress in CPA 1
  • Must be well versed in accounting Packages
  • CPA 1 will be an added advantage
  • At least Two years in a busy accounting firm
Starting Date: November 2014
 
Closing Date for applications 25th September 2014
 
Apply enclosing a letter of application, full CV, and contacts of two referees to the following email address; info@stbakhita.ac.ke
Experienced Full-Time Academic Writers
 
4 positions

Job Requirements:
  • Any Bachelor's degree from a recognized university
  • Previous research experience in APA, MLA, and Harvard referencing styles is needed. (Please attach 3 samples: APA, MLA and Harvard)
  • A good command of English
  • Must have a personal computer and access to reliable internet.
  • Deep understanding what plagiarism is and how o avoid it.
  • Ability to deliver assignments free of grammatical errors.
Job Profile:

  • Assisting with research on topics assigned by the administrator within strict deadlines
  • Editing and revision of any returned research papers
Job Availability: All-year-round, 24/7 apart from off-days.

Remuneration: Ksh 200 per page of 275 word.
 
Application:

Applicants should apply and send their grammatically correct and well-referenced sample papers (APA and MLA) to dowako727@gmail.com before 25 September, 2014. 

Candidates with previous research experience will have an added advantage.

Our client is a reputable multi-national company focused on creating long term solutions to pressing infrastructure, power generation and telecommunication needs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
 
Our Client is looking for an energetic, self-driven, intelligent and experienced General Manager reporting to Board of Directors
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for the coordination and management of all aspects of the company. 

The General Manager’s key focus is the efficient management of the daily operations whilst introducing and implementing new policies and techniques in line with the Group’s long-term strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing controls and procedures that safeguard the company’s assets and improve efficiency.
  • Defining and providing advice on long-term strategic plans, improvement and expansion projects for the business.
  • Preparing and presenting annual budgets (capital and revenue) and operating plans for the Board.
  • Undertaking the business planning and forecasting and taking corrective action to ensure alignment with the company strategy.
  • Identifying, implementing and monitoring key performance indicators for the business and managers.
  • Overseeing optimum day-to-day operations to achieve the operating budget and ensuring that various objectives are met.
  • Streamlining operations to coordinate activities and align them to overall group standards.
  • Proactively maintaining frequent contacts with major customers, suppliers, trade associations and Government agencies.
  • Continuously evaluating the sector’s environment and consumer trends and advice on improved strategies to counter competition and other challenges and providing technical input to maintain market leadership and competitiveness.
  • Analyzing market trends and competitive activity to ensure the company is in sync with market needs and manage the introduction of new and/or differentiated products.
  • Overseeing sales, production planning and control including:
  1. Sales and distribution plans
  2. Customer service and deliveries
  3. Production plans
  4. Economic stock holding.
  5. Optimum machine utilization.
  6. Manpower planning.
  7. Cost center analysis.
  8. Timely debt collection.
  • Implementing appropriate pricing policies determined by production, market trends and budget requirements.
  • Managing operational efficiency and quality control including:
  1. Improving plant efficiency and downtime.
  2. Material wastage control.
  3. Finished product quality inspection.
  • Preparing policies and implementing programmes to ensure staff development and training as well as maintaining cordial labour relations.
  • Overseeing the purchasing function to optimize quality and price of raw materials, maintaining strict controls on inventory levels.
  • Performance and efficiency analysis and reporting with recommendations for improvements.
  • Overseeing the IT and MIS operations with a view to leveraging on this technology to improve business operations.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognize university. MBA will be an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in an FMCG environment in sales and distribution.
  • Experience in general management will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and get results through people.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities at a strategic and functional level
  • Familiarity with current trends, practices and metrics in the FMCG sector.
  • Demonstrated commercial/entrepreneurial acumen.
How to Apply:
 
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you. 

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package indicating the JOB TITLE as the email subject, to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke . 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
A growing Human Resource firm seeks to retain the services of aBusiness Developer.  

The company’s focus is to become a major industry player within a few years. 

We intend to serve customers within Kenya and grow into the East African region. 

As part of our growth plan, we are seeking a self driven, organized, experienced and ambitious individual to join our team.

We endeavor to get the best staff and compensate them based on effort. 

We are looking for a seasoned business developer who has experience selling/promoting HR services.

The ideal candidate will have existing contacts and customer base. 

This is a unique opportunity to earn handsomely through commissions. 

Reporting to the Principal Consultant, this position will be responsible for:
  • Business development including lead identification, proposal development and follow up
  • Pro-actively identifying new and different business opportunities
  • Developing and implementing strategies to penetrate developing new markets
  • Presenting the company’s services to potential clients
  • Undertaking business development work including following up and closing the sale
  • Planning, designing and carry out industry research, including competitor analysis relevant to the business and our clients
  • Developing and implementing strategies, objectives and budgets to create business opportunities
  • Preparing management reports
Skills and Qualifications
  • Excellent writing skills, prolific writer with good reporting skills.
  • Detail oriented, for accurate data entry.
  • Good client relations.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Must possess a HR Diploma
  • Prior experience as an Intern will be an added advantage
Qualified and interested candidates should submit their CV detailing their experience and application letter to careers@hrnovate.co.ke before Saturday, September 6th, 2014.
Editorial Internship Opportunity

If you are passionate about journalism and have your pulse on current affairs, pop culture and entertainment, then read on.

We are looking for a self motivated individual with a high level of enthusiasm to join our team. 

If you have experience in writing, have a strong desire to learn and grow your career as a writer and have a passion for magazines and online publishing, please send your resume and cover letter stating why you think you are an ideal candidate for this internship and how this internship will assist you in
pursuing your career goals, to: info@eadestination.com. 

Please indicate the words "Editorial Internship September 2014" in the subject line.

If you do not meet the stated criteria please do not apply. 

If your application does not meet the submission requirements, it will automatically be disqualified.

Deadline for receiving applications is September 10th  at 10:00am. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Enterprise Sales & Retention –SME Department within the Enterprise Business Unit Division.

Territory Manager

Ref: 
EBU.SME_TM_SEP_2014

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager- SME, the role holder will meet overall revenue and acquisition targets for the assigned territory and work with Data Dealers and Safaricom Business Partners to develop, manage and expand the customer base and grow revenues.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of plans to achieve set billed revenue targets through the dealers and partners in the territory;
  • Setting challenging targets for the sales executives’ and partner sales teams’ and ensuring their achievement;
  • Management of the sales executives’ and partner sales teams’ trackers and ensuring enough sales pipelines to achieve the revenue targets;
  • Performance review with all sales executives within the assigned territory and documentation of the same;
  • Maintain 100% accuracy on reporting on information relevant to the assigned territory;
  • Timely submission of territory report, Sales executive’s performance review reports;
  • Prepare up to date profile of accounts within the territory and up to date competitor intelligence;
  • Deliver set revenue and acquisition targets for assigned territory;
  • Manage team of sales executives and partner sales teams and ensure delivery of business KPIs through these channels;
  • Achieve set targets on awareness and penetration of Safaricom SME business solutions in assigned territory.
Role Requirements;
  • Degree in Business Administration/Bachelor of Commerce degree from a recognized university;
  • Must have 3 years’ experience in managing dealers or an indirect channel preferably in FMCG;
  • Experience in managing indirect channel in a telecoms environment is an added advantage;
  • Strong business Acumen;
  • Team player with pleasant outgoing personality & resilience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, confident, energetic & with ability to work under pressure.
NB: This opportunity is aimed at creating a pool of qualified candidates who will be called upon whenever a vacancy arises.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Tuesday 9th September 2014.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
Nairobi 

via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Position: Head of Offline Marketing and Partnerships 

Company Profile:
 Our client is the number leader of E commerce in Africa. They propose a wide selection of goods including electronics, shoes, apparel, home accessories and many more, delivered right to your doorstep.

Job Profile / Purpose: The Head of Offline Marketing and Partnerships will be responsible for defining local offline marketing and partnership strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Prospect for relevant events where the company could have a presence
  • Coordinate organization of the company presence at events
  • Prospect for partnership opportunities (notably Banks, Telecoms, venues or existing suppliers for activation)
  • Develop and maintain already existing partnerships
  • Prospect for advertising opportunities (online, outdoor, media in coordination with company PR manager)
Desired Skills and Qualifications
  • Should have at least 5 years experience in a similar role.
  • A degree/qualification in Public Relations or Marketing
  • Has experience in branding, advertising or marketing.
  • Creative and self driven
If interested, send your CV and application letter to recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net indicating the job position on the job title.
Position: Head of Customer Service 

Company Profile
: Our client is the number leader of E commerce in Africa. They propose a wide selection of goods including electronics, shoes, apparel, home accessories and many more, delivered right to your doorstep.

Job Profile / Purpose: The Head of Customer Service will be responsible for driving all activities related to Customer Relationship.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage a team of Customer Service agents
  • Ensure quality and consistency of customer relations
  • Report to Managing Director on Customer Service KPIs.
  • Assist Selling processes for our customers and generate additional Sales
  • Coordinate information to customers browsing our websites during store discovery, order and checkout. Including after sales support.
  • Perform phone conversation with customers to answer their questions, provide information and advise them.
  • Handle special requests and complaints of customers
  • Collect and store useful data within our backend system
  • Ensure follow up through emails, phone or any required means.
Desired Skills and Qualifications
  • Should have at least 2 years experience in a similar role.
  • A qualification in Customer Service
  • Excellent computer skills
If interested, send your CV and application letter to recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net indicating the job position on the job title.
Full-Time & Experienced Writers Needed (10 Posts)

We are seeking to recruit experienced and full-time writers who are self-driven and ready to work under tight deadlines. We deal in preparing of well-researched and plagiarism-free academic papers. We guarantee our writers a constant supply of work all the time. 


Requirement
  • Graduate in any field
  • Experience in academic writing
  • Deep knowledge on various referencing styles
  • Must have a personal computer with full time internet connection
  • Deep understanding of plagiarism and its implications
  • Ready to work from the comfort of your house
  • Ability to writing paper free of grammatical errors
  • Must be committed to the job
Terms of Payment

We process payment after every two weeks and this is done on 1st and 15th of every month. 

Payments are sent through Mpesa. 

Our pay starts from KSH. 200 per 250 words or higher depending on the nature and deadline of the job. 

If you meet the above requirements, kindly send your application, CV and three samples of your previous work, each on APA, MLA and Harvard referencing styles to intellectwriters@gmail.com 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
We are a team of freelance writers working from centralized work stations in Eldoret, Gilgil, and Nakuru. 

We are in search of versatile and dynamic writers who possess the ability to efficiently and professionally write well researched papers on different topics. 

Applicants must be ready to work fulltime, report to our work station, and have impeccable English command. 

We run both the day shift and night shift programs and guarantees constant flow of orders all year round.

Requirements

  • Be in possession of University Degree (Varsity students on long vacation can also apply)
  • Be able to write in excellent English Grammar and meet deadlines without fail.
  • Be able to write 100% original and information rich Remuneration
Writers shall be remunerated on number of pages completed with each double-spaced page (275 – 300 words per page) earning From Ksh 150, with urgent papers and high quality products attracting above this amount. (Payment varies with seasonality, urgency and complexity of orders, but does not go below the indicated amount)

If you are interested, please apply to primewrinc@gmail.com

Digital Media Internship

Are you tech savvy, proactive, open-minded and willing to learn new things?

We are looking for a self-starter with a background in Multimedia, Web development and Design with the following skills:

- Thorough knowledge of Joomla content management

- Understanding of HTML and CSS

- Familiarity with search engine optimization and Google Analytics

- Experience managing a hosted website using FTP clients like FileZilla

- Familiarity with cPanel

- Experience with Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

If you fit the above description, please send your resume and cover letter stating why you think you are an ideal candidate for this internship, to info@eadestination.com by September 10th at 12:00pm. Please indicate the words “Digital Media Internship” in the subject line.

If you do not meet the stated criteria, please do not apply.

Only successful candidate will be contacted.

Sales and Marketing Agents - Nakuru
 
This role would suit a confident, self motivated candidate with the drive to meet the challenges and targets in developing effective sales and marketing solutions.

Responsibilities:
  • Initiating and executing new sales projects.
  • Establishing contacts and developing long-term relationships with new clients
  • Maintaining positive and productive relationships with existing clients
  • Collaborating to achieve project goals
  • Continually inspire our clients with a vision for their brand, new ideas and plans to get them executed
Qualities & Requirements:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with excellent presentation skills
  • Creativity and good knowledge of marketing techniques
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cultivate longstanding client relationships
  • Superior organization, time management skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial determination and drive
To Apply: If you fit above criteria, please send your application to info@inspire.or.ke, not later than September 18, 2014.
We need Academic Writers urgently to work on full time / Part-time.
 
Requirements:
  • Excellent command of English language
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • The ability to carry out research and write high quality academic work that are free of plagiarism
  • Knowledge of different writing styles i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago, and Harvard.
Note:

You can work from home. 


All you require is a computer and internet. Jobs will be sent to you via Email. 

If this interests you and you are qualified, send your Contacts details and your CV to dissertationwriter2@gmail.com

We pay from 300.00 kshs per double spaced page.

Indicate if you are willing to start immediately.
Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Provide Financial Services Market Research
 
Background Information: A newly formed Non – Deposit taking Institution with its Head office in Kenya wishes to undertake a study to assess the gaps and opportunities in the financial services targeting MSME’s in Kenya.

The company brings to the financial sector fresh thinking and focus giving priority to Agriculture, Manufacturing, Service industries and salary based micro financial services. 

The founding directors would like to consolidate market information to inform the development of flagship products and services of the company.
 
Project Objective: The main objective of the proposed market research is to get insight on financial services gaps, opportunities and trends to inform on the product development process of the company.

Eligible Interested firms should meet the following minimum requirements;-
  • Registration information (Incorporation Certificate)
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Detailed Organizational Profile
  • Successful completion of 3 similar engagements over the last five years (Attach evidence)
  • Experienced Professional qualifications of the proposed team for the above assignment
Scope of Works
 
The researcher is expected to conduct a market research and gain insight on the current financial services sector landscape. 

The research will be informed by thorough assessment of the:
  • Financial service market
  • Assessment of market needs
  • Identify gaps that exist in the market.
  • Consumer behavior and market dynamics
  • Risk assessment
Only firms meeting mandatory requirements and satisfactory Score in the EOI stage will proceed to RFP.

Submission of bids
 
Written Expression of interest clearly marked DNA No. 1715 “Expression of interest for consultancy services for Market research” sent to.

DN/A 1715,
PO Box 49010-00100, GPO,
Nairobi

On or before 17th September 2014 at 2pm East African Time.


We are a leading manufacturing company involved in manufacture and marketing of a wide range of fast moving consumer goods in the region. 

We are seeking to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following position.

Business Development Manager
 
Requirements
  • Graduate in either Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelors in Business Administration - Marketing Option.
  • Should be aged between 30-40 years.
  • Should have over 8 years relevant marketing experience in FMCG at a senior level.
  • Must be willing to travel extensively within and outside Kenya.
Responsibilities
  • Develop and expand local market business to pre-agreed targets and volumes in order to achieve the envisaged market share levels.
  • Recruit and develop local dealers, stockists, merchandisers, Trade and Commission representatives to grow and enhance the market.
  • Initiate and develop business procedures to ensure accelerated promotion of marketing operations.
  • Liaise with government agencies and county authorities to ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Prepare and submit business reports at required intervals but more importantly apply most of the proposals to achieve market growth.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and device innovative systems and tactics to improve the market.
  • Monitor, evaluate and implement brand marketing plans to ensure that there is continued market growth.
Applications stating current salary along with detailed CV, a day time contact, photocopies of all certificates and other relevant testimonials, colored passport size photographs and names and addresses of three referees should be sent to: 

The Human Resources Manager
Mastermind Tobacco (K) Ltd.
P.O. Box 68144-00200
Nairobi
 
or eMail to: hr@mastermindkenya.co.ke

To reach on or before 13th September 2014
Baus Optical Company Limited is a key player in the optics industry in Kenya. 

To support her growth strategies, the company is inviting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Sales Executive

10 Positions
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing sales duties:
  • Customer care
  • After Sales Service
Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Diploma in Sales and Marketing from a recognized institution
  • At least 1 year’s experience in sales
  • Flair for sales
  • Computer literate
  • Willingness to be part of our corporate values and culture
The person:
  • Outgoing personality, responsible and confident
  • Self driven and result oriented individual exhibiting discipline and integrity
  • A quick learner, adaptable and able to work well under pressure
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply via post to:

The HR Manager,
P.O. Box 54948-00200,
Nairobi

to reach us not later than 4th December 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

www.bausoptical.co.ke

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Vacancy: Senior Accountant
 
Gross Salary Scale: Kshs. 180,000 - 270,000 
 
Terms of Service: 5 Year Contract Renewable
 
Other Benefits: Medical Cover, Group Life Insurance and WIBA
 
The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Accountant (NGEC 5)
 
The Duties and Responsibilities include:
 

The Senior Accountant will be responsible to the Finance Manager for:-
  1. Budget Preparation, Control, Surveillance and Review in line with the Standard Operating Procedures and Regulations.
  2. Prepare timely Annual and Quarterly Management Accounts and Variance Analysis setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations to the management.
  3. Managing all the donor grants and serving as the focal person for the same.
  4. Responsible for the preparation of annual accounts and preparation of reports to partners (GOK and Donors) in accordance to the agreed contractual obligations.
  5. Assisting in the development fundraising concept notes and be responsible for the implementation of these plans.
  6. Coordinate the submission of all regional office financial reports and postings of all transactions in the accounting software.
  7. Liaison and coordination of Audits.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must possess:
  • A Master’s degree and a CPA (K) from a recognized institution with five years’ experience in a busy Finance department
or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a CPA (K) from a recognized institution with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a busy Finance Department in the public or private sector organization.
  • Be Conversant with Computerized accounting.
  • Have knowledge of Public Management Accounting and Public Procurement Procedures and Regulations.
  • Be conversant with Public Financial Management regulations and Integrated Financial Management Information System.
Note:
  1. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from marginalized and vulnerable groups, women, youth and person with disabilities.
  2. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
  3. All applicants should state their present salary and the expected salary and names of three (3) referees with their contacts.
How to Apply
 
Qualified candidate should address their application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae; a copy of National Identity Card, certified copies of Academic Certificates and transcripts, Testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents to:-

The Commission Secretary/CEO
National Gender and Equality Commission
Solution Tech Building, Longonot Road, Upper Hill
P. O. Box 27512-00506, 
Nairobi

Email: hr@ngeckenya.org (Use SENIOR ACCOUNTANT REF: NGEC/4/2014 as Subject)

All application should reach the Commission on or before 15th September 2014, (before by 5.00pm).

University of Nairobi Leadership for Sustained Excellence

Vacancy: The Vice Chancellor
 
The University of Nairobi is the largest and best-ranked Institution of Higher learning in Kenya and the region, with a total student population of over 70,000 and a staff compliment of 5,500.

Founded in 1954, as the Royal Technical College of East Africa, it became a chartered autonomous University of Nairobi in 1970. Over the last ten years, the university has undergone purposeful, decisive, and aggressive transformational change. 

This has enabled the University to ensure that the physical capacities, quality and availability of staff and relevance of academic programs is in sync with the ever increasing demand for access to higher education.

The University of Nairobi is now seeking to appoint an eminent individual with an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification and an outstanding track record in academic and business leadership for the position of the Vice Chancellor. 

The Vice Chancellor, as the Chief Executive Officer of the University, will be an innovative visionary leader with the capacity to build a dynamic management team. 

In particular, the Vice Chancellor will be a widely knowledgeable individual about the status of Education in Kenya and with capability to execute a change program that will ensure sustained success for the University.

Requirements:
 
For appointment to the position of the Vice Chancellor, a person shall:
  • Be a full Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Have thorough knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • Have at least ten years hands-on experience at a senior level in managing a large and complex University or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership, and management capacity including knowledge of public financial management and strategic people management;
  • Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programs and supervising and mentoring Masters and PhD students;
  • Have a proven track record of research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs and books;
  • Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and
  • 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 Vice Chancellor:
  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity
  • Being a visionary and result oriented thinker
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Firm, fair and transparent management style.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
As per the Charter and Statutes of the University of Nairobi, the Vice Chancellor:
 
1. Shall be the academic and administrative Head of the University and as such shall be responsible to the Council for maintaining and promoting the academic image as well as maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University

2. Shall be a member of all committees appointed by Council or Senate unless otherwise expressly provided

3. Shall be the Secretary to the Council and an ex officio member of the Council.

4. Shall be the Accounting Officer of the University

5. Shall be responsible for Policy matters, Planning, Coordination, Public Relations, Fund Raising, and General Development of the University

6. Shall be:
  • Chairman of Senate
  • Chairman of Associate Professorial appointments.
  • Chairman of the University Management Board.
  • Chairman of the University Student Welfare Authority.
7. Shall have such powers and duties as may be conferred by the Council in accordance with the University Charter and Statutes.

8. May assign or delegate any of his/her duties to a committee or a member of the University staff and may withdraw any such assignment or delegation at any time.

Appointment: As per the Universities Act 2012, University of Nairobi Charter and Statutes the Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a duration of five (5) years with the possibility of 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. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the email application.
 
2. Applicants must also submit the following:
  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
3. Applications should be addressed to the 

Chairman, 
University of Nairobi Council, 
P.O. Box 30197,00100. 

Physical address: 

Argwings Kodhek Road, 
UNIPEN Apartments, Second Floor, 
Block B, Room 8B 
AND NOT the Main Campus.

4. All applications shall clearly be marked “Application for the position of Vice-Chancellor”and submitted as follows:
  • Ten (10) hard copies
  • An electronic copy in PDF format by email to council-chairman@uonbi.ac.ke
5. Applications must be submitted on or before 26th September, 2014

Note: The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

The Chairman,
University of Nairobi Council

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