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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
  • The Commission for University Education was established by an Act of Parliament, Universities Act, No. 42 of 2012 as the successor to the Commission for Higher Education which was established under Universities Act Cap 210B of 1985. This was to address the need to regulate, coordinate and assure quality in university education as a result of growth and expan...
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    Deputy Commission Secretary, Accreditation

    REF: CUE/01/2023/001

    Job Specifications
    The Deputy Commission Secretary, Accreditation is responsible to the Commission Secretary for the overall accreditation functions which include:-

    • Providing leadership in the development of the Division’s programs and assure institutional and academic programs quality in universities;
    • Ensuring quality and divisional stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, regular evaluation and performance management system within the division;
    • Providing guidance on development and implementation of best practice in accreditation of universities and academic programs;
    • Leveraging on ICT for efficient service delivery in accreditation processes;
    • Effecting management of resources allocated to the division;
    • Ensuring compliance with the universities Act, Policies, regulations and procedure governing the division;
    • Coordinating implementation of the divisional work plans;
    • Coordinating the development and review of universities regulations, universities standards and guidelines in accreditation matters;
    • Formulating, implementing and reviewing of policies, standards and guidelines on accreditation;
    • Providing advisory services to the Commission on the applicable policies,standards, guidelines and processes for accreditation;
    • Initiating and coordinating projects in accreditation;
    • Overseeing preparation of accreditation reports;
    • Recommending approval of programs and institutions for award of LIA, charters, collaboration by the Commission; and
    • Coordinating dissemination of program validation and accreditation reports to relevant institutions and clients.

    Person Specification
    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    • At least twelve (12) years relevant experience, five (5) years of which should have been at the level of senior management in a comparable institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Education, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Masters Education, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable;
    • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Proficiency in computer applications; and
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Method of Application

    Successful candidates (that is, those who have been appointed to the advertised positions) will be required to provide the following documents before the award of offer in compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010:

    • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
    • Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
    • Qualified and interested candidates should visit CUE website for the detailed job profiles and application procedures.

    Application Procedure

    • Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through careers portal available on CUE website.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be expected to bring the original certificates for verification during the interview.
    • All applications to reach the Commission on or before 20th February 2023. at 5.00 p.m East African

    For any enquiries please contact the undersigned.
    The Chief Executive Officer/Commission Secretary,
    Commission for University Education,
    Red Hill Road, Off Limuru Road, Gigiri,
    P.O. Box 54999-00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya

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