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  • Posted: Jun 3, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 22, 2021
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  • The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission; Independence Constitut...
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    Deputy Vice-Chancellor- Administration and Finance

    Basic Salary: -Ksh.336, 478 - Ksh.470, 711 p.m.
    House Allowance: -Ksh. 82, 704 p.m.
    Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University.
    Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance

    For appointment to the position, a candidate must:

    1. be a holder of an earned Ph.D. degree, and serving as either a Professor or Associate Professor in a university;
    2. have at least (8) years progressive experience in a senior leadership /management position such as Dean/Director, principal of a university college or DVC of a chartered university or leadership in a comparable or other higher learning institutions;
    3. have outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by refereed journals, publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
    4. have demonstrable ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate administration and financial functions and be familiar with financial planning and accounting;
    5. have demonstrated ability in strategic planning and quality management systems and training in management sciences at Master’s level will be a distinct advantage;
    6. have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
    7. be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of the constitution of Kenya

    Core Competences:

    The following core competences and skills will be required:

    1. exemplary high level of professionalism and work ethics;
    2. possess strategic management Leadership skills with results oriented mindset;
    3. visionary and innovative leadership;
    4. all-inclusive management style with balanced firmness and fairness; and
    5. ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Deputy Vice Chancellor-Administration and Finance will be one of the principal advisors to the Vice Chancellor and head of Administration and Finance division. Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • responsible for management and administration matters in a result oriented work environment, geared towards achieving the university’s goals, objectives, performance contracts and the strategic plan;
    • assisting the Vice Chancellor in the development and implementation of the university policies;
    • providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Human Resource Management;
    • preparing and implementing the university budget and preparation of financial statements and management reports;
    • administration of human resource functions of the university including staff appointment, deployment, retention and separation;
    • responsible for the university central services including the medical services, transport, procurement, development projects, estate and maintenance, catering and housekeeping;
    • supervision of the administration, financial planning activities of the university.
    • representation of the university in collective bargaining negotiations, administration and management, including labour relations, grievances handling, retirement benefits management, contract interpretation, and workers compensation;
    • conducting periodic audits and reviews of physical and stock records to ensure proper accounting and internal procedures have been developed and enforced; and
    • any other duty as may be assigned and delegated by the Vice Chancellor.

    INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO NOTE:

    • The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:
    • National Identity Card;
    • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts;
    • Any other supporting documents and testimonials; and
    • Clearances from the following bodies:
    • Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
    • Higher Education Loans Board;
    • Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus;
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance
    • Certificate); and
    • Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations. 3. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address below.

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    Deputy Vice Chancellor -Research, Planning and Development

    Basic Salary: -Ksh.336, 478 - Ksh.470, 711 p.m.
    House Allowance: -Ksh. 82, 704 p.m.
    Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University.
    Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance

    For appointment to the position, a candidate must:

    • be a holder of an earned Ph.D. degree, and serving as either a Professor or Associate Professor in a university;
    • have at least (8) years progressive experience in a senior leadership/management position such as Dean/Director, principal of a University college or DVC of a chartered university or leadership in a comparable or other higher learning institutions;
    • have outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by refereed journals, publications, University level books as well as project grants and awards;
    • have demonstrable ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate administration and financial functions and be familiar with financial planning and accounting;
    • have demonstrated ability in strategic planning and quality management systems and training in management sciences at master’s level will be a distinct advantage;
    • have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
    • be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of the constitution of Kenya


    Core competences:
    The following core competences and skills will be required:

    • exemplary high level of professionalism and work ethics;
    • possess strategic management Leadership skills with results oriented mindset;
    • visionary and innovative leadership;
    • all-inclusive management style with balanced firmness and fairness; and
    • ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Planning and Development) shall be the head of the research, planning and development division.
    Duties and responsibilities will include:

    • assisting the Vice Chancellor in the development and implementation of the university policies;
    • overseeing the formulation, development and implementation of sound administrative, research, planning and development policies;
    • providing leadership, guidance, coordination and direction of the departments within the RP&D Division;
    • supervising the research, planning and development activities of the University including efficient allocation of resources;
    • overseeing development and management of University operating and capital budgets, Physical plant and capital construction;
    • overseeing preparation and analysis of the university Strategic and Operational plans and performance contracts for presentation to Management and the University Council for approval;
    • establishment and maintenance of effective budgetary planning and procedures for ensuring strict compliance with the approved budget;
    • coordinating implementation of procurement policies and procedures that would ensure the university receives quality goods; works and services from suppliers and value for money, including preparation of contracts, specifications and procurement rules and regulations;
    • ensuring that the Kenya Vision 2030 goals and objectives are mainstreamed into university core functions; and
    • any other duty as may be assigned and delegated by the Vice Chancellor..

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    Principal

    Basic Salary Scale: - Ksh.427, 427 - Ksh.547, 106 p.m.
    Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University College.
    Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance.

    For appointment to the position, a candidate must:

    1. Be a full Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    2. have at least ten (10) years of hands-on academic and research experience at senior level and demonstrated leadership and management skills in an academic or research institution;
    3. have served substantively for eight (8) years with demonstrable results at least as academic Dean or Director and above in a University recognized in Kenya;
    4. Be outstanding and internationally recognized scholar as evidenced by publications in internationally refereed journals or University level books (at least ten (10) in the last five years);
    5. be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes, successfully supervised Masters and Ph.D. students and mentoring postgraduate and academic colleagues;
    6. have a good understanding and demonstrable experience of governance structures, Public Finance management and fiscal policies, infrastructural growth, strategic planning and Vision 2030, performance management, human resource management and development, procurement and asset disposal legal requirements;
    7. have an excellent understanding of current trends in University education and training in Kenya and globally, and a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of university education;
    8. have demonstrated ability and experience in managing student affairs and strategic institutional linkages;
    9. have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
    10. have demonstrated ability to network, fundraise, mobilize training and research grants towards the development of the University;
    11. be of high ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism, teamwork and stewardship;
    12. applicants with postgraduate qualification in management sciences will have an added advantage; and
    13. comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Core Competencies

    The following core competencies and skills will be required:

    • firm, fair and transparent style of management;
    • ability to espouse and promote the national values and governance;
    • be a visionary and results oriented leader;
    • excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
    • ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

    Duties and responsibilities:

    The Principal will be responsible to Council for the efficient management of both human and material resources of the University College. Specific duties and responsibilities as provided in the Universities Act 2012 and the University College Statutes will include:

    1. being the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the University College.
    2. being the academic and administrative head of the University College;
    3. having the overall responsibility for the direction, organization and administration of programmes of the University College;
    4. being the Chairperson of the Management and Academic Boards, and in that capacity provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Council and coordinate key technical, financial and administrative matters to Council;
    5. making proposals and submitting reports to the Council for approval
    6. promoting partnerships and linkages including public-private partnerships;
    7. being responsible for fundraising and sustainable development of the University College;
    8. providing leadership in performance based management through development and application of a result based performance management system;
    9. putting in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems;
    10. ensuring adherence of policies and systems of the University College; and
    11. undertaking such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by Council.

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    Deputy Principal - Academic, Students and Financial Affairs

    Basic Salary Scale: - Ksh.380, 410 - Ksh.490, 729p.m.
    Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University College.
    Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance.

    For appointment to the position, a candidate must:

    1. be a Professor or Associate Professor and a holder of earned doctorate from a university recognized in Kenya;
    2. have at least eight (8) years of academic and research experience at senior level and demonstrated leadership and management skills in an academic or research institution;
    3. have served substantively for at least four (4) years with demonstrable results as academic dean or director and above in a recognized University;
    4. be outstanding and internationally recognized scholar as evidenced by publications in internationally refereed journal or University level books (at least eight (8) in the last five years);
    5. be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes, successfully supervised Masters and Ph.D. students and mentoring postgraduate and academic colleagues;
    6. demonstrate the ability to attract project grants or awards;
    7. have supervised postgraduate students;
    8. demonstrate the ability to develop Curricula, programmes and projects;
    9. demonstrate competence in administrative and financial leadership in an academic and research environment;
    10. have a good understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and vision 2030 flagship projects, Public Procurement and Disposal Law;
    11. have an excellent understanding of the current trends in university education, training and research nationally and globally;
    12. demonstrate an outstanding ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills; and
    13. comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Core Competences:

    The following core competences and skills will be required:

    1. firm, fair and transparent style of management;
    2. ability to espouse and promote the national values and governance;
    3. be a visionary and results oriented leader;
    4. excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
    5. ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Deputy Principal will be responsible to the Principal for the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. coordinating the development of academic policies of the University College in consultation with the Academic Board and the Senate;
    2. directing and organizing academic programmes of the University College;
    3. coordinating and managing students affairs;
    4. coordinating and managing examinations and the preparation of academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees;
    5. developing research agenda with clear guidelines on research alliances and partnerships nationally and internationally.
    6. developing and implementing strategies to facilitate growth in revenue to support research and innovation;
    7. providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the centres and departments that comprise the research and innovation portfolio;
    8. overseeing the protection and commercialization of the innovations;
    9. establishing linkages with industry and business through local, national and international networks to leverage research outcomes and opportunities;
    10. providing leadership and direction in the management of University’s College financial resources.
    11. overseeing projects and preparing periodic status reports;
    12. overseeing the implementation of financial and development policies
    13. advising the Principal and the Management Board on financial status of the University College;
    14. coordinating and overseeing the procurement process;
    15. undertaking such other responsibilities and duties as may be assigned or delegated by the Principal and Counci

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    Principal

    Basic Salary: -Ksh.336, 478 - Ksh.547, 106 p.m.
    House Allowance: -Ksh. 82, 704 p.m.
    Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University College.
    Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

    1. be a full Professor and holder of an earned PhD degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    2. have had at least ten (10) years academic and research experience at senior level and demonstrated leadership and management skills in an academic or research institution;
    3. have served substantively for eight (8) years with demonstrable results at least as an academic Dean or Director and above in a recognized University;
    4. have proven scholarly record demonstrated by continuing research and publications in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization, supervision and mentoring of Masters and Doctoral students, and organization of conferences at national, regional and global levels;
    5. have excellent understanding of the government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and Vision 2030, Human Resource Management and Public Procurement and Asset Disposal processes;
    6. have demonstrated experience in networking, consultancy and resource mobilization for research, scholarships and development;
    7. have demonstrated record of leadership and implementation of academic, administrative, planning and financial programmes, and development of strategic institutional linkages;
    8. have an excellent understanding of current trends in University education and training in Kenya and the factors and conditions shaping development of university education Kenya;
    9. be a team player with excellent Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
    10. be a registered member of professional association/s where applicable, and be of good standing; and
    11. be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Core competences:

    The following core competences and skills will be required:

    1. excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills;
    2. logical and sound decision-making ability within the context of a dynamic environment;
    3. creativity and innovation;
    4. visionary and result oriented;
    5. firm, fair, accountable and transparent in the conduct of duties;
    6. ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic group with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
    7. ability to initiate implement, monitor and evaluate academic and research programs and policies; and
    8. ability to exercise soft power by detecting and dissipating tension, negotiating, mediating and arbitrating conflict

    Duties and Responsibilities The Principal is the Chief Executive Officer and the academic and administrative head of the University College and he/she will be answerable to the University College Council.

    Duties and responsibilities as set out in the Universities Act 2012, Turkana University Order and Statutes will include:

    1. being the secretary to the University College Council and Chairperson of the College Academic Board and Management Board;
    2. providing strategic, innovative and creative direction and leadership to the University College by competitively positioning and representing the University College nationally, regionally and internationally;
    3. developing and recommending to Council strategies, business plans, annual budgets and establishing proper monitoring, control systems and procedures;
    4. responsible for the implementation of Councils decisions and resolutions;
    5. managing, directing, organizing and administering programmes of the University College;
    6. coordinating the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University College in accordance with its master plan and the strategic plan;
    7. promoting efficiency and good order of the university including staff and student welfare, conduct and discipline;
    8. ensuring enforcement of the University College Statutes and regulations;
    9. providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of academics, finance, planning and development; general administration; research and partnership;
    10. facilitating and maintaining cooperation with government institutions, regulatory agencies, and local and international institutions of higher learning and other stakeholders; and
    11. any other responsibilities as may be assigned or designated by the Council as provided for in the Universities Act 2012, Turkana University College Order Statutes
       

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    Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance and Planning)

    Basic Salary: - Ksh.325, 099 - Ksh.490, 729p.m.
    House Allowance: - Ksh.76, 934 p.m.
    Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University
    Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

    1. be a Professor or Associate Professor and a holder of earned PhD degree from a reputable university recognized in Kenya;
    2. have had at least eight (8) years of academic and research experience with scholarly record demonstrated by publication in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization and supervision of Masters and Doctoral students;
    3. have served substantively for at least four (4) years with demonstrable results as academic dean or director and above in a recognized University;
    4. have demonstrated ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate planning, finance and administrative functions in a University environment;
    5. have thorough knowledge of governance, government financial and fiscal policies, public finance management, human resource management, budgeting process, procurement laws, infrastructural development and governing laws;
    6. demonstrate ability to attract grants and resources for scholarship, research and development;
    7. be a team player with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and have capacity to work effectively with students and stakeholders;
    8. show good understanding of University functions and procedures coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation;
    9. have a good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing University education training in Kenya;
    10. be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of University education;
    11. be a registered member of professional association/s where applicable, and be of good standing; and
    12. satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution

    Core competences:

    The following core competences and skills will be required:

    1. excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills;
    2. logical and sound decision making ability within the context of a dynamic environment;
    3. creativity and innovation;
    4. visionary and result oriented;
    5. firm, fair, accountable and transparent in the conduct of duties;
    6. ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic group with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
    7. ability to initiate implement, monitor and evaluate academic and research programs and policies; and
    8. ability to exercise soft power by detecting and dissipating tension, negotiating, mediating and arbitrating conflict

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Principal, the Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance and Planning) will oversee Administration, finance and planning Division of the University College.

    Duties and responsibilities will include:

    1. establishing and maintaining workable systems for regular measurement, monitoring and evaluation of performance, quality, relevance and efficiency of all human resource, rewards management, finance, planning and development programmes;
    2. providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Human Resource, finance, procurement and physical resource management;
    3. overseeing the implementation of all sectoral policies and appropriate procedures to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in the University College in line with the strategic plan;
    4. coordinating the design, development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate human resource policies, procedures and systems to attract, develop and retain qualified and experienced staff;
    5. mobilizing resources that the university College may need and coordinating the preparation and implementation of the budget, financial statements management reports and ensuring that annual and medium-term expenditures are consistent with the budget and strategic plan;
    6. ensuring the development, implementation and review of quality management systems, operational procedures and manuals in the division;
    7. maintaining efficiency and good order of the University including staff welfare, conduct and discipline and ensuring proper enforcement of the statues and regulations; and
    8. advising the Principal and Management Board on the University Colleges development needs with respect to students’ facilities, infrastructure and human resource requirements
       

    Method of Application


    INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO NOTE:

    The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:

    1. National Identity Card;
    2. Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts;
    3. Any other supporting documents and testimonials; and
    4. Clearances from the following bodies:
    5. Kenya Revenue Authority;
    6. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
    7. Higher Education Loans Board;
    8. Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus;
    9. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance
    10. Certificate); and
    11. Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations. 3. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address below

    Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;

    All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents;

    Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;

    The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages and community service, email address and telephone contacts;

    Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
    “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administrating and Finance)- Chuka University”
    OR
    “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Planning and Development) - Chuka University” as applicable and delivered to:
    THE SECRETARY/CEO
    Public Service Commission
    Commission House
    P.O Box 30095-00100
    NAIROBI.

    Online applications may be submitted via email to: [email protected]

    All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 22nd June 2021 latest by 5.00 p.m. (East African Time).

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

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