University of Nairobi Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs) Career Recruitment in Kenya 2016

Career vacancy :  Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Nairobi 2016

The University of Nairobi is seeking to appoint a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs) who, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor, shall be the Head of the Students Affairs Division of the University.
For appointment to the position of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs), a person shall:
  • Be a Professor of the University of Nairobi serving on permanent and pensionable terms and a 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 five years hands-on experience at a senior level in a 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 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs):
  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multiethnic 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; and
  • Firm, fair and with transparent management style.
Duties and Responsibilities:
As per the Charter and Statutes of the University of Nairobi, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs) shall be:
  1. To plan, organize and manage the provision of academic and social counseling, career, work study programmes and sports, (both within and outside the University), accommodation, catering, community service, recreation, health, security and other student affairs;
  2. To develop and implement programmes (e.g. leadership training) that support students educational experiences and wholesome life;
  3. To advise and guide student organizations and mentor students in their development of leadership, moral reasoning, social intelligence and other skills required in their lives;
  4. To develop mechanisms to anticipate and promptly, efficiently respond to student needs; and
  5. To carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Vice Chancellor or by the University Council.
As per the Universities Act 2012, University of Nairobi Charter and Statutes the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs) 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.
2. Applicants must also submit the following:
a. Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority
b. Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
c. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
d. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department
3. Applicants should submit ten (10) hard copies of their applications which should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs).
4. Applications must be submitted on or before Wednesday January 7, 2016.
5. Applications should be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, 00100 Nairobi

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


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