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  • Posted: Oct 2, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 16, 2020
  • Umma University is an established university in Kenya accredited by the Commission for University Education. The University has two campuses; Thika and Kajiado. Umma University offers courses in Computer Science, Nursing (Direct Entry and Upgrading), Business Management, Information and Communication Technology, Islamic Sharia, Islamic Banking & Finance ...
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    Chief Finance Officer

    Ref: VA/UU/046/2020

    We are looking for a dedicated Chief Finance Officer with a commitment to excellence to enhance our financial oper-ations.

    This position is responsible for advising on the University strategies in order to achieve financial sustainability as well as prudent management of financial resources through continuous review of financial controls.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee the strategic direction, management, coordination, administration and harmonization of activities of thefinance department;
    • Analyze and oversee financial policies, procedures, donor reporting as well as recommend to the Vice Chancellornew or revised policies, procedures or programmes when needed;
    • Establish and maintain University-wide objectives, policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure maintenance of sound financial accounting structures;
    • Participate in developing new business, specifically: assist the Vice Chancellor in identifying new revenue generatingopportunities;
    • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the University; and
    • Fulfilling stewardship responsibilities by ensuring effective compliance and control and responding to ever increasingregulatory developments, including adherence to financial regulations and standards, financial reporting, capitalrequirements, statutory and tax obligations, legal documents and insurance coverage.

    Job Specifications:

    The job holder must possess:

    • Masters of Business Administration with Finance option or its equivalent;
    • Certified Public Accountant (K) or have equivalent accounting qualification;
    • Proficiency in accounting software including Sage ERP
    • Experience with donor fund management;
    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance at a senior management level and five of which must be as a CFO;
    • Mature and proactive with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the Chief Executive of an organization;
    • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting;
    • Thorough understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards and experience in application and enforcement of standards at the workplace; and
    • Excellent communication, attention to detail and personnel management skills

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    Human Resource Manager

    Ref: VA/UU/045/2020


    • Must have a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.
    • Must be a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)
    • Must have at least 6 years’ experience in a Human Resource office.
    • Should demonstrate skills in interpersonal communication, decision-making, organization, leadership, and speaking.
    • Should possess the ability to use human resource management.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Provision of leadership for Human Resources Strategic Planning by collecting, analyzing and identifying current and future Human Resources needs within the University.
    • Implement all Human Resources policies, programmes, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.
    • Oversee compliance with regulatory concerns.
    • Plan, organize and direct employee performance by checking, verifying and monitoring achievement according to performance targets and goals and control deviations from the set plan.
    • Assist in recruitment and selection the right candidates.
    • Issue job descriptions, required qualifications, skills, work experience required for specific job positions, duties and responsibilities.
    • Assess and determine employee training needs skills and knowledge to enable them perform their job effectively.
    • Ensure timely preparation of the payroll.
    • Ensure employees get services, benefits and provide facilities to enhance employee well- being.
    • Document and maintain employee records and information including employment history, work hours etc.
    • Participates in executive, management, and company staff meetings.
    • Develop and administer programmes, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the University strategic direction.
    • Prepare periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above requirements and interested in joining a team of hardworking staff, please send your resume and application letter clearly indicating the position applied for to the address below indicating your current gross pay, salary expectations, daytime telephone contact and contacts of three professional referees.

    Applications, clearly marked “Application for the position of Chief Finance Officer” or “Application for the position of Human Resource Manager”, must be submitted on or before 16th October 2020 via email to [email protected] and should be sent to the below address.

    Kindly quote the reference number indicated above.Umma University is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, marginalized groups and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

    The Vice Chancellor,
    Umma University,
    P. O. Box: 713 – 01100,
    Kajiado – Kenya

    Email: [email protected]

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