• Career Opportunities at Pwani University - 5 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 February, 2018 Deadline: 27 February, 2018
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  • Pwani University a Premier University at the Coast situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifi is an equal opportunity employer. The University’s Mission is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge while sustaining excellence in teaching, learning and research by molding students to international standards, encouraging and supporting members of staff to undertake research and to providing quality services to our customers.

    Mason

     

    REF: PU/ADV/35/2/2018

    The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Head Cook Grade A.

    Requirements

    • This is an entry position in the University, and appointment is on either temporary or permanent terms, or on a (2) year renewable performance based contract depending on age, citizenship or nay other reason.
    • Applicants must a have a minimum qualification of KCSE Mean Grade D (plain) or its equivalent plus a Government Trade Test II in Masonry or equivalent certificate in Masonry from an accredited Technical Training Institution.
    • In addition, applicants must be physically fit
    • Have a certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police
    • Have held a clean record of service
    • Applicants must have at least two (2) years masonry experience and shown merit and ability in their job performance.
    • Applicants must have proven integrity, assertiveness, alertness and compliance to orders.

    Skills

    • Knowledge in the use masonry related tools, masonry techniques, equipment and materials.
    • Skill in the construction, alteration, repair, and maintenance of masonry structures and surfaces
    • Should be able to read and interpreted building plans and drawings.
    • Teamwork
    • Good communication skills

    Responsibilities

    Successful candidate’s responsibilities will include but not limited to

    • Repairing, maintaining and altering buildings, retaining walls and other brick or stone edifices.
    • Install and repair tile floors and /or walls.
    • Assisting the Technical team in preparation of bills of quantities for masonry works.
    • Construction of small and medium masonry structures
    • Maintenance of the brick lined external drainage systems for waste water.
    • Plastering ceilings and walls.
    • Doing carpentry work incidental to masonry work.
    • Delegating work to helpers.
    • Reading blue prints.
    • Mixing mortar, laying brick/stones and /concrete sidewalks, paved walkways, making and repairing steps.
    • Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Head of Section / Department.

    Terms Of Service

    Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

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    Head Cook

     

    Job Requirements

    This is a senior position in this cadre in the University, and appointment is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance-based contract depending on age, citizenship and any other reason.
    Applicants must have a minimum of a Diploma in Food and Beverage production and Service or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
    Applicants must have a minimum work experience of two (2) years in a busy organisation at the position of Cook with proven integrity, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.

    Responsibilities

    Applicants should have experience in handling the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Management of food production and service
    • Supervision and coordination of cooks
    • Food handling, preparation and distribution
    • Any other duty as assigned by the Head of Section/ Department

    In addition, the candidate should:

    Show Active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities.

    Skills

    The candidate must have skills in:

    • Mass food production
    • Food portioning and service
    • Record keeping
    • Sanitation
    • Supervision
    • Good communication

    Terms Of Service

    Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

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    Library Assistant

     

    Job Requirements

    • Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance based contract, depending on age, citizenship or any other reason.
    • Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in Library and information Science/Studies, from a recognized University.
    • Applicants must have at least three (3) years working experience (post qualification experience) as a library Assistant Grade C or equivalent position with proven integrity, honesty, independence, innovation and compliance to deadlines

    Skills and knowledge

    • Have good communication and teamwork skills
    • Supervision skills
    • Coordination and organization skills
    • Relevant Computer Skills
    • Problem solving skills

    In addition the applicants should show

    Active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities

    Responsibilities

    The officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities

    • User Education and Information Literacy to all users
    • Direct professors, researchers and graduate students in access and use of relevant databases
    • Collect data for statistical analysis and prepares regular narrative and statistical and comprehensive reports for the Librarian of the activities of Information and Research Services Section.
    • Create bibliographies, brochures, newsletters, bulletins, posters, user guides, promotional materials, and publicity spotlighting collections, services, and programs of the library
    • Creates displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources
    • Develop and maintains web-based instructional materials, tutorials, and/or guides for users and provide instructions to patrons in using the online catalog and other electronic tools and resources
    • Evaluates the work performance of reference, research and interlibrary loan services staff
    • Further education to keep knowledge of library practices and procedures current and train staff working in the areas of reference, research and interlibrary loan services
    • Interpret library policies and procedures to the public in a customer-friendly manner
    • Muster knowledge of the automated circulation, reference and referral services tasks as needed
    • Operate and maintain library equipment in good state under your use and care
    • Participate in cataloguing, classification, and indexing of information materials
    • Participate in selecting books and other materials for the library’s collections by maintaining familiarity with the collection,
    • Performs routines and procedures related to manual and automated reference, interlibrary loans and other referral services in a regular & punctual manner for the support for reference, readers advisory, and referral services to patrons, in person, email, twitter, post and by telephone
    • Provides library service to the schools and community through programs such as school visits, reading events, etc.
    • Recommends materials to be added, withdrawn and dispossessed using standard library selection tools and maintain current knowledge of library technology
    • Carry out any other relevant assigned duties from time to time as need arises

    Terms of Service

    Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

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    Senior Library Assistant

     

    Job Requirements

    • Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance based contract, depending on age, citizenship or any other reason.
    • Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in Library and information Science/Studies, from a recognized University.
    • Applicants must have at least three (3) years working experience (post qualification experience) as a library Assistant Grade C or equivalent position with proven integrity, honesty, independence, innovation and compliance to deadlines

    Skills and knowledge

    • Have good communication and teamwork skills
    • Supervision skills
    • Coordination and organization skills
    • Relevant Computer Skills
    • Problem solving skills

    In addition the applicants should show

    Active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities

    Responsibilities

    The officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities

    • User Education and Information Literacy to all users
    • Direct professors, researchers and graduate students in access and use of relevant databases
    • Collect data for statistical analysis and prepares regular narrative and statistical and comprehensive reports for the Librarian of the activities of Information and Research Services Section.
    • Create bibliographies, brochures, newsletters, bulletins, posters, user guides, promotional materials, and publicity spotlighting collections, services, and programs of the library
    • Creates displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources
    • Develop and maintains web-based instructional materials, tutorials, and/or guides for users and provide instructions to patrons in using the online catalog and other electronic tools and resources
    • Evaluates the work performance of reference, research and interlibrary loan services staff
    • Further education to keep knowledge of library practices and procedures current and train staff working in the areas of reference, research and interlibrary loan services
    • Interpret library policies and procedures to the public in a customer-friendly manner
    • Muster knowledge of the automated circulation, reference and referral services tasks as needed
    • Operate and maintain library equipment in good state under your use and care
    • Participate in cataloguing, classification, and indexing of information materials
    • Participate in selecting books and other materials for the library’s collections by maintaining familiarity with the collection,
    • Performs routines and procedures related to manual and automated reference, interlibrary loans and other referral services in a regular & punctual manner for the support for reference, readers advisory, and referral services to patrons, in person, email, twitter, post and by telephone
    • Provides library service to the schools and community through programs such as school visits, reading events, etc.
    • Recommends materials to be added, withdrawn and dispossessed using standard library selection tools and maintain current knowledge of library technology
    • Carry out any other relevant assigned duties from time to time as need arises

    Terms of Service

    Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

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    Secretary/Legal Officer

     

    REF: PU/ADV/24/2/2018

    Requirements

    • Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a three (3) year renewable performance based contract, depending on age, citizenship or any other reason.
    • Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in law, or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.
    • Applicants with a Masters Degree in Law or Business Administrating will be an added advantage.

    Other Requirements

    • Applicants should obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and a valid certificate of Good
    • Conduct from the Kenya National Police Service.
    • Have high ethical standards, integrity, accountability and professionalism and good stewardship and comply with the requirements of Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution
    • The Applicant must have at least eight (8) years cumulative relevant working experience (post qualification experience) with at least three (3) years experience as a practicing Company Secretary ( or equivalent position) in a law firm or other corporate body.
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court.
    • Be a Certified Public Secretary and should be a member of ICPSK with a valid practicing license
    • Have proven knowledge of corporate regulatory and company laws , rules and norms

    Skills and knowledge

    Interested applicants should

    • Be Computer literate
    • Good Interpersonal
    • Good communication (spoken) and written
    • Leadership and Managerial skills
    • Organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask
    • Be self-driven and flexible
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.

    In addition the applicants should show

    Active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities

    Responsibilities

    The officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities

    • Promote good governance by working with the Council (and its committees/boards) and the Vice-Chancellor to establish and implement good governance practices.
    • Assistance/Support the Vice-Chancellor by Providing high level legal advice to the Vice-Chancellor
    • Assistance/Support the Chair of Senate by providing high level governance and legal advice to the Senate Board
    • Advice to Council and Council Committees and Boards by ensuring that members of Council (and its committees/boards) are provided with the information necessary for them to fulfill their responsibilities
    • Management of Council meetings, agendas and minutes by ensuring timely distribution of notices and agendas of meetings of the Council, ensures that the agenda papers are prepared and forwarded to members of Council (and its committees/boards) in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders, and ensuring timely preparation, confirmation, distribution to members and filing of Minutes of meetings of the Council (and its committees/boards).
    • Coordinate the Induction Program for new members of Council (and its committees/boards)
    • In consultation with the Vice-Chancellor coordinate the conduct of Workshops and professional development activities for members of Council (and its committees/boards)
    • Maintain a register of conflicts of interests of members of Council (and its committees) and advise the Chair of Council and Vice Chancellor in respect of any real or potential conflict of interests arising for members of Council (and its committees)
    • Works closely with the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor to maintain strong and productive relationships between Council and the senior management of the University.
    • Act as the main point of contact together with Vice-Chancellor for members of Council (and its committees/boards), including for members wishing to obtain information direct from officers of the University.
    • Provides guidance to the Council (and its committees/boards) on their responsibilities under the law (including obtaining legal advice as required), the Standing Orders and the Rules of the University to which they are subject and how these should be discharged
    • Has oversight responsibility for the provision of legal services, including assisting in the protection of the University’s reputation (including responding to legal challenges) in consultation with the University Lawyer.
    • Oversees the effective discharge of the University’s statutory and legislative obligations by providing advice on obligations and compliance in relation to the provider registration and other such requirements
    • Ensure the smooth operation of Council committees/boards by providing secretariat support to committees/boards of the Council.
    • Maintains custody of and controls over the use of the Common Seal. Maintains a record of the use of the Common Seal and provides reports to Council.
    • Makes budget submissions to the Vice-Chancellor to secure adequate resources for the performance of the Council’s (and its committees/boards) and the Secretariat’s responsibilities
    • Will responsible for maintaining Council delegations.
    • Will be responsible for publishing, maintaining and managing amendments to the University Statutes (or Regulations), By-Laws and Rules

    Terms Of Service

    Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position. Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to

    The Vice Chancellor
    Pwani University
    P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

    Applications should include an up to date CV, giving details of applicants age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.

    Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Persons living with Disabilities should attach a copy of their National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) registration Card.

    Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission for University Education.

    The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday 27th February 2018. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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