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  • Posted: Feb 20, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 10, 2023
  • VISION A world class University in the advancement of social welfare, research and academic excellence. MISSION To train high level human resource that meets the development needs of the country and international labour market, and to sustain production of high quality research and consultancy, and dissemination of knowledge, skills and competencies for...
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    Chief Planning Officer (1 Position)

     REF. NO: KSU/RA/09/04/2023 

    For appointment to this post, a candidate must:

    • be a holder of a Master’s Degree from a recognized university in statistics, planning, strategic management or related fields with at least 5 years’ work experience, preferably in a University setting.
    • be a member of relevant professional body with a valid practicing license;
    • be Computer Literate.
    • have demonstrable experience on strategic planning, performance contracting and ISO certification and compliance;
    • have demonstrable experience in undertaking feasibility studies on physical, social, economic and environmental characteristic to advise strategic planning and implementation;


    • Overseeing preparation, implementation and review of the University Strategic Plan towards attaining the vision and mission of the University.
    • Preparing and presenting to the University Management Board and the Council progress reports on the status of the implementation of the University’s Annual Work Plan and Strategic Plan.
    • Working closely with schools, departments and campuses to provide support for the development and monitoring of their strategic plans.
    • Preparing and presenting quarterly performance contract progress reports for approval to the University Management Board and Council.
    • Overseeing preparation, implementation and review of the proposals in the University Physical Development Master Plan.
    • Monitoring and preparing progress reports on implementation of the University’s capital development projects.
    • Facilitating preparation and implementation of the University’s ISO Quality Management Systems and related international certifications.
    • Preparing and presenting progress reports on implementation of the University’s ISO Quality Management Systems and related international certifications to the University Management Board and Council.
    • Coordinating preparation, implementation and review of all policies of the University, including being custodian of all University policies.
    • Initiating preparation of proposals on infrastructure development and planning in the University in reference to the University Physical Development Master Plan.
    • Coordinating preparation, implementation and evaluation of annual performance contracts in all divisions and campuses of the University, including cascading of performance contracts to all administrative and academic units of the University.
    • Liaising with the Finance Officer to ensure that the University’s budget is linked with the University’s Strategic Plan.
    • Preparing, implementing and reviewing of the department’s strategic plan and annual work plan.
    • Preparing the department’s annual budget and procurement plan.
    • Conducting annual appraisal of members of staff in the department.
    • Ensuring conformance to the requirements of management systems in the Department in accordance with ISO certification standards, and aligning processes to ensure they deliver the intended outputs of the management system.
    • Any other official duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Method of Application

    The terms of service for the positions are permanent and pensionable subject to the Retirements Benefits Authority Regulations.


    All successful candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 by obtaining clearance from the following Government agencies:

    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
    • National Police Service (NPS) for current certificate of good conduct

    Applicants who possess academic certificates from foreign universities are advised to get and attach equation from the Commission for University Education.


    Applicants must submit ten (10) copies of application giving details of age, educational and professional qualifications, detailed work experience, present job and salary, telephone number and e-mail address. Enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials, give names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and areas of specialization, a copy of a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a copy of most recent letter of appointment. Applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned. The application and information from referees should reach the undersigned not later than 10th March, 2023. Kindly indicate the Reference Number on the face of the envelope.

    P. O. BOX 408-40200,


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