• Career Opportunities at Kenya Utalii College (KUC)

  • Posted on: 8 November, 2016 Deadline: 16 November, 2016
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  • Established in 1969, Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is Africa’s premier hospitality and tourism training institution. With over 60,000 graduates to date, the College remains the region’s single largest producer of skilled personnel for the hospitality and tourism industry: a large number of whom hold top-ranking positions in renowned organizations all over the world.

    Human Resources Manager

     

    Grade E3

    Reporting to the Principal, the Human Resources Manager will be responsible for planning, co-ordinating and implementing the human resource and administration policies, strategies, systems and processes aligned to the College objectives.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of human resource policies, rules and regulations, including those related to pensions, salaries, labour laws and other statutes relating to human resource;
    • Conduct a regular and comprehensive functional review and staff audit and provide a strategic direction on its appropriateness;
    • Ensure the development of appropriate administration structures to ensure optimum utilisation of staff;
    • Oversee the implementation of an effective human resource management information system for monitoring, tracking and evaluating employees activities;
    • Benefits administration as well as employee relations aimed at staff morale, increasing productivity and enhancing organisational effectiveness;
    • Lead and facilitate change management and implement leadership, management and staff development programmes for efficient service delivery;
    • Maintain manpower, succession and development plans for talent and critical staff to support business plans;
    • Advising on proper recruitment, deployment, staff performance and career progression;
    • Making appropriate recommendations and proposals on human resource planning and succession management;
    • Enforcing safety and security procedures and measures;
    • Guiding, mentoring and supervision of staff under him/her.

    Skills and Attributes

    • Masters degree in Human Resource or Business with a specialization in human resource from a recognised university in Kenya;
    • A Diploma in human resource management;
    • Minimum seven (7) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at senior management level;
    • A member of good standing with the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) or other recognised professional bodies;
    • Working experience with HRMIS.
    • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in human resource management issues;
    • Team player, result-oriented, possess strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Conversant with the Kenya Labour Laws;
    • Proficiency in MS Office computer applications.

    Chapter Six Requirements

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and Integrity and are, therefore, required to submit clearance certificates from the following institutions together with their application:

    • Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct)
    • A Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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    General Manager, Utalii Hotel

     

    Grade E3

    Reporting to the Principal, the General Manager, Utalii Hotel shall be responsible for achieving optimal guest satisfaction and a good working environment to attain all set objectives.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Creating and operating environment that assures consistent guest satisfaction;
    • Monitoring the performance of the hotel through verification and analysis of guest satisfaction systems and financial reports;
    • Maintaining product and service quality standards by conducting ongoing evaluations and investigating complaints;
    • Developing accurate and aggressive long and short-range financial objectives consistent with the College’s mission statement;
    • Preparing financial reports for management that clearly explains operational effectiveness, trends and variances;
    • Establishing and maintaining a pro-active human resource function to ensure employee motivation, training and development, wage and benefits administration and compliance with established labour regulations;
    • Executing marketing, sales and operational activities, producing results that meet or exceed the hotel’s business plan;
    • Ensuring good safety practices of employees and guests, assisting in the maintenance of proper emergency and security procedures;
    • Establishing and maintaining applicable preventive maintenance programmes to protect the physical assets of the hotel;

    Skills and Attributes

    • Bachelors degree in Hospitality, Marketing or any business related field from a university recognised in Kenya;
    • A Diploma in Hotel Management;
    • Minimum seven (7) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at senior management level;
    • Membership in a professional body.
    • Demonstrated success in operating at least a four-star hotel with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a Hotel/Lodge/Resort;
    • In-depth experience in Food & Beverage and Rooms;
    • Must be proficient in all areas of Hotel operations;
    • Hands-on leadership style and must be entrepreneurial, independent thinking and self-starter with a focus to achieving exceptional results.

    Chapter Six Requirements

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and Integrity and are, therefore, required to submit clearance certificates from the following institutions together with their application:

    • Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct)
    • A Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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    Financial Controller

     

    Grade E3

    Reporting to the Principal, the incumbent will be responsible to provide leadership in the division, sound management of finances and general supervision of Accounts, Operation Control and Credit Control.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Co-ordination and preparation of the College’s annual recurrent and capital budgets for presentation to the College Council and National Treasury within the stipulated time;
    • Preparation of annual accounts for the College for presentation to the College Council within the stipulated time;
    • Liaison with the Auditor General Corporations on audit of the College accounts in line with the State Corporations Act;
    • Liaison with the various Government and Non-governmental organisations in connection with the costing, billing and receiving of international students’ fees;
    • Provide support and guidance to the Management team in strategically planning the financial requirements of the institution and in the management of their departmental budgets;
    • Maintain and ensure accurate financial reports on a timely basis;
    • Management and maintenance of assets register;
    • Advisory role to the Council on financial issues;
    • Providing financial leadership, risk management, reviewing financial performance and ensuring action plans are in place to meet College commitments;
    • Providing strategic advice with regards to business initiatives and projects and assisting in the execution of business strategies;
    • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting on costs/revenue by cost centre and ensuring regular updating of forecasts in the light of changes in costs and revenue;
    • Producing financial statements, reports and analysis to aid in decision making and implementing financial decisions.

    Skills and Attributes

    • Masters degree in Accounting and/or Financial Management, Finance or related field from a recognized university, with seven (7) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which must be at senior management level;
    • CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent
    • A member of good standing with the Institute of Chartered Public Accountants (ICPAK);
    • Working experience with ERPs.
    • Good communication skills;
    • Team player;
    • Result-oriented;
    • Excellent analytical skills.

    Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and Integrity and are, therefore, required to submit clearance certificates from the following institutions together with their application:

    • Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct)
    • A Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Method of Application

    • Interested Candidates may apply in writing or via e-mail.
    • Applications must include a cover letter and detailed CV stating relevant experience and qualifications, current position, remuneration, contact details and references.
    • Applications must be received on or before 16th November, 2016: late submissions will be rejected.
    • Applications should be addressed to:
    • The Chairman, Council,
    • Kenya Utalii College,
    • Off Thika Road,
    • P. O. Box 31052-00600,
    • Nairobi
    • E-mail applications should be sent to: chairman@utalii.co.ke
    • Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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