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  • Posted: May 13, 2021
    Deadline: May 17, 2021
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  • The idea of establishing the Great Lakes University of Kisumu originated in the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Africa, which spearheaded the application for authority to operate as a university. The establishment of TICH was inspired by a number of sources expressing the need for a formal course in Community Based Health ...
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    Space & Estates Officer (Kisumu)

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Strategically focused to support the achievement of the University’s key corporate objectives in the development of the estate and its services.
    2. Set up class rooms and communal meeting spaces for educational and other uses as directed by the various timetable and programs
    3. Carry out Planned Preventive Maintenance and routine daily, weekly and other periodic checks as required by service and operational requirements and manuals, including periodic readings of the various utility meters located across the campus.
    4. Work closely with the H.O.Ds to ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation on estates matters including OSHA and risk assessments.
    5. Have knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved with the maintenance, repair, and operation of buildings, grounds, and operating systems.

    Qualification & Competencies Required

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Building and Construction or a related field.
    • 3- 5 years relevant experience preferably in a learning institution.
    • Ability to manage a complex property estates and facilities portfolio, staff and budgets.
    • High level strategic planning and organizational skills, including forward planning and forecasting.
    • The ability to respond appropriately to user demands and expectations.
    • Basic Electrical experience (e.g. make safe broken light switch/sockets/plugs, replace failed light bulbs, etc.)

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    Transport Officer (Kisumu)

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinating with all the transport staff and the government authorities to keep the bus feet in a ready state for the inspection of the vehicle fleet insurance.
    • Responsible for the purchase of any equipment for the University vehicle fleet in compliance with all the existing policies and procedures.
    • Assemble and track route information, develop route maps and as changes occur and communicate this information to all impacted parties.
    • Perform ongoing evaluation of route efficiencies, develop strategies for improvement and report suggested changes to the management.
    • Assist with ongoing orientation, training and evaluation to the University drivers group and report any concerns to the HR Officer.

    Qualification & Competencies Required

    • Bachelor’s degree Logistics management or in any relevant field.
    • 3- 5 years of experience in a similar position.
    • Physical capacity to cope with patrolling and intervening in potentially violent situations.
    • Significant experience in fleet management and / or logistics
    • Understanding of policies and procedures governing the management of motorized assets and the contracting of transportation services
    • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
    • Strong negotiating skills
    • Demonstrated rational and logical thinking; ability to creatively and quickly find solutions to problems
    • Proven ability to manage personnel, delegate and follow-up; must be able to “multi-task
    • Experience managing inventories (e.g., asset and spare part stock management)

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    Admissions Officer (Kisumu)

    Key Responsibilities

    • The validation of information contained in applications and analyze the applications of prospective students based on standard admission policies and entry requirements.
    • Enter assessment information including: all past qualifications, professional experience and any other information required by faculty from each applicant pertaining to the relevant program for
    • Provide clear advice to applicants on whether conditions have been imposed on their offer and appropriate information on how to meet those conditions.
    • In accordance with the University Admission Policy and guidelines, admit students on acceptance of their offer and confirm conditions have been met.
    • 5. Develop innovative communication strategies, recruitment strategies and enrolment plans in coordination with senior management to attract and enroll more students.

    Qualification & Competencies Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
    • Master’s degree will be added advantage.
    • 3- 5 years of experience in a similar position.
    • Experience in some area of student affairs or prior Admissions experience
    • Demonstrated ability to make independent judgments and work under pressure.
    • Must be accurate and pay close attention to detail.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel extensively

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    Exams Officer (Kisumu)

    Key Responsibilities

    • Having a thorough and up to date understanding of relevant regulations regarding progression, referrals, and repeats in relations to the CUE
    • Liaising with Departments to ensure that deadlines for preparation of assessment documentation (exam papers, model answers etc.), and for marking of scripts are communicated to academic staff with adequate notice and by appropriate means;
    • Liaising with Departments to ensure that the dates and times for examinations and for Boards of Examiners are communicated to academic staff and external examiners with adequate notice and by appropriate means;
    • Organizing and overseeing the preparation of exam papers in line with the University’s policy for the Proof-Reading of Examination Papers and discipline requirements;
    • Ensuring that all comments on examination papers are responded to suitably in accordance with the University Calendar

    Qualification & Competencies Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
    • Master’s degree will be added advantage.
    • 3- 5 years of experience in a similar position.
    • IT literate, especially databases, data analysis, charting skills
    • Proactive, flexible, trustworthy, dependable and reliable
    • Ability to be pro-active and display initiative
    • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills
    • Good people management skills
    • Organizational skills Ability to present information in appropriate formats according to audience and fit for purpose.
    • Ability to be pro-active and display initiative

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    Enterprise Officer (Kisumu)

    Key Responsibilities

    • To develop, deliver and connect a spectrum of programs, events and opportunities including the Student Enterprise Fund, Graduate Entrepreneur, social enterprise, Entrepreneurship Awards, and embed enterprise-related opportunities within existing skills programs within the University
    • Championing both student and staff enterprise engagement in various projects
    • Developing support to students and alumni to launch new enterprises post-graduation.
    • Developing projects to be supportive of SME activity in the local area and further particularly with an eye to securing funding to support these projects.
    • Maintaining collaborative relationships with local SMEs in order to share knowledge and expertise between SMEs, students and staff of the University.

    Qualification & Competencies Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Project management or any other relevant field.
    • Master’s degree will be added advantage
    • 3- 5 years of experience in a similar position.
    • Experience in a business development role and a track record of achievement in relationship development
    • Experience of project management including strong organizational skills in a customer facing role and the ability to apply a high level of accuracy with attention to detail and excellent planning skills.
    • A commitment to developing and providing high quality student development opportunities and ability to design and implement student development solutions for graduates
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience of report writing.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to network and develop strong working relationships with employers, staff and students.

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    Public Relations Officer

    Key Responsibilities

    • Studying the organization’s objectives, promotional policies, and needs to build public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote products, ideas, and services.
    • Responding to requests for information release or press conference from the media or designating a spokesperson or source of information.
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with consumer, community, employee, and public interest groups.
    • Writing press releases and other media communications to promote clients.
    • Planning or directing the development of programs to maintain favorable public and stockholder views of the organization’s agenda and accomplishments.

    Qualification & Competencies Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Linguistics or any other related field from a recognized university.
    • Master’s degree will be added advantage.
    • 5 years of experience in a similar position.
    • Proven experience as a Public Relations Officer or similar PR role
    • Experience managing media relations (online, broadcast and print)
    • Background in researching, writing and editing publications.
    • Good Networking skills.
    • Written and oral communication skills
    • Emotional intelligence.
    • Creativity and Storytelling traits.
    • Knowledge of current affairs.
    • Result oriented and Self-disciplined.
    • Tech-savvy and Constructive thinker

    Method of Application

    Applicants to send Cover letter, CV and testimonials indicating the position applied for to:
    The Chairman of Governing Council
    Great Lakes University of Kisumu
    P.O Box 2224-40100
    Kisumu.
    OR Send via mail to [email protected] Email subject line MUST read the position applied for. OR Hand drop to Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kibos Campus. Applications to reach us by Monday, 17th May 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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