• Career Opportunities at Umma University - 7 Positions

  • Posted on: 3 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Umma University is an established University in Kenya accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE). The University has two campuses; Thika and Kajiado. Umma University offers courses in Business Management, Information and Communication Technology, Islamic Sharia, Islamic Banking and Finance and Islamic Studies.

    Marketing / PR Officer


    REF: VA/UU/019/2017

    Roles for the Marketing / PR Officer Job

    • Planning, developing and implementing PR Strategies
    • Communicating with colleagues and key spokespeople
    • Liaise with media –coverage of all university functions
    • Collating and analyzing media coverage
    • Writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports.
    • Ensure proper dissemination of corporate publicity information materials like posters, banners, calendars, diaries, prospectus, and monthly update newsletters.
    • Coverage of university activities- both video and photography.
    • Maintaining and updating information on the institutional website.
    • Sourcing and managing speaking and sponsorship opportunities.
    • Ensure posting of all advertising both internally and externally ( media houses)
    • Organize and coordinate university exhibitions and marketing activities.
    • Commissioning market research
    • Fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives.
    • Managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation.
    • Conducting internal communication courses and workshops
    • Monitoring the public opinions about any issues
    • Advising management on policy issues and communication strategies.
    • Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Marketing / PR Officer Job Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in the relevant field
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Marketing or equivalent from recognized institution.
    • Computer Literacy
    • Exemplary work performance
    • Excellent communication , interpersonal and writing skills
    • Drive, competence, flexibility and willing to learn.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask
    • The ability to cope with pressure.
    • Creativity, imagination and initiative,
    • Good teamwork, analytical and problem solving techniques
    • Business awareness and good knowledge of current affairs.

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    Library Attendant


    REF: VA/UU/016/2017

    Library Attendant Job Qualifications

    • 2 years’ post qualification experience
    • Competence in library management system
    • Certificate in library science plus 3years post qualification experience
    • KCSE C-(minus) or equivalent

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    Library Assistant


    REF: VA/UU/015/2017

    Library Assistant Job Qualifications

    • At least 2 years’ experience in an academic or research library.
    • Competence in library management system
    • Diploma in Library Information Science from a recognized Institution.
    • KCSE C-(minus) or equivalent
    • Certificate in library science plus 3years post qualification experience

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    Assistant Librarian


    REF: VA/UU/014/2017

    Assistant Librarian Job Qualifications

    • 5 years’ experience in an academic or research library 3 of which should be as an Assistant Librarian
    • Competence in library management system
    • Master’s degree in Library Information Science from a CUE recognized Institution.
    • Bachelors in any discipline from a CUE recognized Institution

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    Senior Librarian


    REF: VA/UU/013/2017

    Senior Librarian Job Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Library Information Science from a CUE recognized Institution.
    • Bachelors in any discipline from a CUE recognized Institution

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    Lecturer, Nursing Department


    REF: VA/UU/017/2017

    Lecturer, Nursing Department Job Requirements

    • Should have a PhD or equivalent degree qualification (or a master’s degree in special cases) in the relevant area from a recognized/accredited University,
    • Must have a Master’s degree in addition to a first degree from a recognized academic institution plus at least three (3) years of teaching experience at University level after obtaining a Master’s degree,
    • A minimum of 24 publication points, of which the least sixteen (16) should be from refereed journal papers
    • Those with a master’s degree should register for PhD degree.
    • Should be recognized or registered by relevant professional board

    Roles for the Lecturer, Nursing Department Job

    • Teach/Research/Publish and evaluate/assess courses in one’s discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
    • Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programs
    • Supervise dissertations/theses at the graduate level
    • Participate in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses
    • Initiate, promote and participate in research projects
    • Provide professional and community services
    • Carry out administrative and other duties & responsibilities as may be assigned

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    ICT Technician


    REF: VA/UU/018/2017

    Responsible for installing and maintaining computer hardware, software and networks, provide training and recommendations about future planning and development of resources.

    Roles for the ICT Technician Job

    • Connect and set up hardware.
    • Operations and Maintenance of ICT infastructure within the University,
    • Troubleshoot and resolve all IT issues (Hardware, software and Network).
    • Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (routers, printers etc.)
    • Check computer hardware (HDD, mouse, keyboards etc.) to ensure functionality
    • Install and configure appropriate software and functions according to specifications
    • Develop and maintain local networks in ways that optimize performance
    • Ensure security and privacy of networks and computer systems
    • Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment
    • Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their work
    • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems (repair or replace parts, debugging etc.)
    • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

    ICT Technician Job Qualifications

    • A Bachelor Degree in IT/Computer Science or Higher National Diploma or equivalent in relevant field.
    • At least3 years’ experience.
    • Team building skills.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent presentation skills.
    • Time management skills.
    • Excellent computer skills, graphics, website development programs etc at a highly proficient level

    Method of Application

    Please quote the reference and the position in the subject of your email and on the envelope sent to the below address.

    The Vice Chancellor, Umma University, P. O. Box: 713 – 01100, Kajiado – Kenya Email: career@umma.ac.ke

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