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March 2016 Job Openings

PRINCIPAL OF COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor- Academic and Research Affairs, the Principal shall have the overall responsibility of the direction, organization and administration of programmes in the College of Health Sciences. In addition h/she will be responsible of promotion of efficient management practices and steer the development, growth, and institutionalization of the College structure, systems and processes.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Formulation and implementation of proactive strategy and policies that stimulate the growth of the college.
  2. Lead and provide thoughtful leadership in the establishment and implementation of the required institutional frameworks, systems, processes and procedures to achieve College strategic objectives.
  3. Coordinate activities related to conferences, seminars, public lectures, workshops and in-service courses for capacity building.
  4. Coordination of academic functions of the college.
  5. Execution of efficient administrative services
  6. Promote research, innovations and publications at the college
  7. Responsible for the financial management and development activities.
  8. Efficient management of the human capital.
  9. Delivery of high level customer service experience
  10. Support effective management of Student welfare.
  11. Represent the college in all matters in the University.
  12. Serve as a Chair of the College Management Committee
  13. Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning and development.
  14. Maintain efficiency and good order of the college and ensure proper enforcement of the statutes and regulations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a PhD in Health Sciences from a recognized University.
  • Master’s Degree in Health Sciences will also be considered.
  • Advanced Business related certificate will be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least five (5) years’ working experience in academic, research or management position.
  • Must have held an administrative post such as Head of Department/Dean/Director of Campus.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
DIRECTOR-MANAGEMENT INFORMATION.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Planning and Institutional Advancement. H/She will be responsible for review and formulation of MIS strategy and policies to achieve the overall MKU Vision and Mission, deployment and support all MIS systems including the Student Management Information system, Integrated Financial/ ERP/ PAYROLL application System, Library Information System and any other MIS.

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Reviewing and formulation of MIS strategy and policies to achieve the overall MKU Vision and Mission
  • Responsible for the deployment and support of all MIS systems including the Student Management Information system, Integrated Financial/ ERP/ PAYROLL application System, Library Information System and any other MIS
  • Oversee the development/ customization of the system reports
  • Setting up and operation of a disaster recovery plan for all MIS.
  • Designing, and implementation of security system for the access of the MIS' either from the front end (application) or the back end (the database direct  access) including a biometrics Access Control system to the MIS applications. The secure storage and reporting of the access logs and exceptions explained.
  • Responsible for capacity building in MIS
  • Provide strategic leadership and build robust and highly motivated team
  • Responsible for effective management of all servers where MIS  is deployed (all log in passwords split into two for the ICT and MIS admin)
  • Maintain access control authorization which will be approved by process owners before an MIS user is allowed to use the systems. A file for these authorizations maintained for future audits/ reviews.
  • Provide mandatory inputs during the annual appraisal of the field ICT support officers in respect to their performance in MIS deployments/ support.
  • Responsible for Budget making and prudent utilization of the approved fund
  • Responsible for the timely procurement and deployment of all software/ application licenses for all MIS (Including Oracle Database/ Application, MS Dynamics/ MS SQL Server
  • Identify critical business issues and develops workable solutions for customers as well as MIS associates e.g. enhancements to existing core applications, new software packages, and/or customer programs.
  • Define MIS standards and policies in compliance with external auditors
  • Identify, recommend, and manage deployment of "best of breed" hardware and software upgrades and purchases.
  • Prepare and manage the Management Information Systems operating and capital budgets.
  • In conjunction with users, prepare, test, and maintain a disaster recovery plan for administrative systems.
  • In conjunction with users, develop and maintain documentation, procedures, security, and training of staff members and end users of administrative systems
  • Maintain professional expertise in administrative computing systems and technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess Bachelor of Science Degree in any of the following fields (Computer Science, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering)
  • Masters in Computer Science, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering) will be an added advantage.
  • Be certified in any of the following (Oracle Certified Developer/ OCP, MCSD, Oracle DBA,)

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least four (4) years as a Senior Manager/Head of Department of ICT/ Information Systems in a busy environment in the field of Information and Communications Technology.
  • Experience in the development of software applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and proven successful deployment of the systems.
  • Conversant with Navision (Microsoft Dynamics), Sage/ Capac, Oracle Financials, SAP, and other ad hoc ERPs based on relational Databases.
  • Demonstrate effective vendor management and experience with information technology providers desired.
  • Experience managing the development of strategic web applications, internet and intranet.
DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor- Administration, Planning and Institutional Advancement the Director will be responsible for overall effective management and administration of the Campus. A key part of this role is to provide strategic leadership, in student customer care experience, stakeholder’s management, financial management ensuring staff motivation by creating a conducive working environment and steering institutionalization of vibrant structures, systems, processes, and growth of the campus to its next level.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plan, implement and coordinate teaching programmes at the campus.
  2. Promote research, innovations and publications at the campus..
  3. Promote best governance practices.
  4. Promote and sustain the best academic practices at the campus.
  5. Be responsible for general student and staff discipline and welfare.
  6. Initiate and coordinate campus income generating units.
  7. Ensure compliance with university policies, regulations and service charter.
  8. Coordinate activities related to conferences, seminars, public lectures, workshops and in-service courses for capacity building.
  9. Ensure that proper records are maintained in electronic and print form
  10. Oversee the preparation and implementation of campus budget estimates and operational budgets.
  11. Enhancement of the university corporate image.
  12. Promote participation in community outreach programmes.
  13. Ensure availability of adequate academic resources.
  14. Serve as a Chair of the Campus Management Committee.
  15. Ensure enforcement of university fee policy.
  16. Oversee development of short term and long term business plans
  17. Promote collaboration; consolidate partnerships and cooperation among stakeholders.
  18. Promote the implementation of the university mission
  19. Oversee effective preparation of student nominal roll in liaison with Registrar Academic Affairs
  20. Oversee effective preparation of semester academic activities for consideration by the Deans Committee.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a PhD or Master’s Degree in Business Management from a recognized University.
  • Must have at least five (3) years’ working experience in academic, research or management position.
  • Industry experience of five (5) years as a head of a business center will be an added advantage.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be result and commercial oriented.
ARCHIVIST

Academic Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Science in Information Science Records and Archives Management Option

Or

  1. Higher National Diploma in Records and Archives Management
  2. Computer Literacy
  3. 3 Years’ experience in  a busy Archives, Records Centre  or Registry

Duties and Responsibilities include;

  1. Evaluating records for preservation and retention - some may be fragile and need careful handling, repair or conservation;
  2. Cataloguing collections and managing information and records;
  3. Arranging the acquisition and retrieval of records;
  4. Preparing record-keeping systems and procedures for archival research and for the retention or destruction of records;
  5. Advising users on how best to access, use and interpret archives, often through internal training courses;
  6. Facilitating remote access by maintaining user-friendly, computer-aided search systems;
  7. Facilitating training sessions on archival procedures;
  8. Bidding for funds and managing section budgets;
  9. Identifying ways of protecting and preserving collections;
  10. Managing and supervising junior staff;
  11. Advising on the ongoing organization and storage of material in order to encourage organization’s to plan for the future.
  12. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor .

REMUNERATION:

The University will offer a competitive remuneration package which includes gratuity, medical, training opportunities and other benefits to the successful candidate(s)

APPLICATIONS:

If you meet the above  requirements and consider yourself proactive, self-driven and up to the challenge please submit soft copies of the Application letter and updated Curriculum Vitae only clearly indicating your qualifications, academic and industry achievements, email address, day time mobile contacts and names of three (3) referees, current position and remuneration to the Director Human Resources, Mount Kenya University, through email address; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 30th March 2016.

NOTE.

  1. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  2. HARD COPY APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

MKU is an equal opportunity employer and persons living with disability and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Director Human Resources

Mount Kenya University

P.O. Box 342 -01000, Thika

TEL: +254 67 2820 000  CELL: 0720 790 796

Website: www.mku.ac.ke

MKU is an equal opportunity employer and Persons with disability and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

View Previous Job Opportunities
  1. Part-time teaching / Associate faculty (Jan 2016)
  2. Academic Staff Job advertisement
  3. Administrative Staff Job advertisement
  4. Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP)
  5. School of Law opportunities