• Job Openings at United States International University – Africa

  • Posted on: 9 March, 2018 Deadline: 23 March, 2018
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    United States International University-Africa, situated in Nairobi, Kenya is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa with more than 7000 students from 65 nations, and a global network of more than 16,000 alumni. Only USIU-Africa’s 23 degree programs have local and American accreditation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Clinical Officer

     

    Reporting to the Principal Medical Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing medical health care, counseling and support services to members of the University.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Diagnose and treat patients;
    • Perform minor surgical procedures;
    • Attend to medical emergencies ;
    • Advise & counsel patients;
    • Monitor and follow up of dental and optical payments for University employees and dependents;
    • Plan graduation and other campus events where health services are required;
    • Prepare and present medical information for staff and students during orientations;
    • Accompany students for sports and educational trips;
    • Final clearance for students;
    • Participate in recruitment and in–house training for locum staff in the department;
    • Approve movement of drugs from main pharmacy to other locations – nursing stations, sports accounts
    • Attend departmental meetings when required;
    • Participate in monthly stock taking;
    • Attend departmental meetings when required;

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from an accredited institution;
    • A undergraduate degree in a related area is an added advantage;
    • Trained on PMTC, STI Syndrome Management, current management of PTB and ARV’s;
    • At least 5 years’ experience

    Personal Attributes & Competencies

    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Confidentiality and Integrity;
    • Proficiency in Computer Applications;
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Good Communication Skills;
    • Self-Motivated;
    • Attention to Detail;
    • Adaptability and Reliability;
    • Knowledge of Counseling;

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    Procurement Chief Manager

     

    Reporting to Director of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing procurement efforts to efficiently and effectively enable budget holders maximize value to meet university objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Maintain and continually update standing lists of registered suppliers required by the university;
    • Prepare tender documents to facilitate fair competition and in compliance with the best practices as related to format for tender documents;
    • Prepare, publish and distribute procurement opportunities including invitations to tender, request for quotations and proposals, prequalification documents and invitation for expression of interest;
    • Coordinate the receiving and opening of tender documents;
    • Submit shortlists and lists of pre-qualified tenders for approval;
    • Issue procurement documents to candidates;
    • Propose the membership of the evaluation committee for consideration and appointment;
    • Coordinate the evaluations of tenders, quotations and proposals;
    • Recommend for consideration the negotiation of a procurement by the evaluation committee where negotiations are allowed and participate in negotiations;
    • Prepare and publish tender awards;
    • Ensure contract documents are prepared in line with the award decision;
    • Prepare and issue debriefing letters;
    • Communicate all contract variations and modifications to the Divisions of Legal Services and Company Secretary for drafting of contracts;
    • Maintenance and archiving of the procurement documents and records for the required period;
    • Provide information, as required for any investigation to debar a tender or contractor;
    • Act as a secretariat to the evaluation, inspection and acceptance committee;
    • Monitor contract management by user departments to ensure implementation of contracts in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts;
    • Report any significant departures from the terms and conditions of the contract to the Vice Chancellor and the Director/Legal Services and Company Secretary;
    • Prepare consolidated procurement plans in consultation with the Management Board;
    • Coordinate internal monitoring and evaluation of the procurement and supply chain function;
    • Carry out market surveys to inform the placing of orders;
    • Conduct periodic and annual stock taking;
    • Certify the invoices and vouchers to facilitate processing of payment to suppliers;
    • Recommend extension of the tender validity period;
    • Verify that the available stock levels warrant initiating a procurement process;
    • Develop the standard operating procedures for procurement and other related manuals;

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

    • A graduate degree in Supplies Management from an accredited university;
    • An undergraduate degree and Diploma in Supplies Management from an accredited university;
    • Served as Senior Procurement Officer for a minimum of 8 years;
    • Deep knowledge of supply chain management, procurement, inventory management and logistics best practices;
    • Experience with inventory management systems and/or Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (particularly SAP).

    Personal Attributes & Competencies

    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Confidentiality and Integrity;
    • Proficiency in Computer Applications;
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Relationship Builder & Effective Negotiator;
    • Good Communication Skills;
    • Self-Motivated;
    • Attention to Detail;
    • Adaptability and Reliability

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    Film Technician

     

    Reporting to the Director of the Journalism Program, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining film studio equipment, installing and testing new facilities and equipment, setting up and operating editing facilities both for video and audio, and working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assisting in the management of academic productions and processes; from both a production and sound management perspective;
    • Assist faculty in the supervision of students in the field and studio production work;
    • Maintaining specialized equipment for film production and interactive media;
    • Installing and testing new facilities and equipment;
    • Setting up film equipment for a pre-production and production; operating editing facilities in post-production;
    • Edit film material electronically using Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Audition;
    • Minimizing loss of service following equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision;
    • Set up a virtual studio and an audio studio, including lighting of a set;
    • Designing and installing custom audiovisual circuits;
    • Instruct students on using film production equipment, how to film, edit graphics or sound;
    • Supervise and guide film production students handling their practical assignments in the studio;
    • Maintains records regarding equipment repair, service and installations;
    • Manage the movement of studio equipment within and out of campus;
    • Maintain an updated log and recordings/journal of all equipment within the program, from the audio recording studio to film footage recordings at the editing labs;
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Film or TV Production or related field from an accredited university;
    • Diploma in Film or TV Production from an accredited institution
    • 3 years’ experience working in a busy production or recording studio/house, or a film production institution;
    • Must have practical experience with, and working knowledge of, relevant tools such as Final Cut Pro 7 / X, and such Adobe CC products as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and Adobe Animate CC.
    • Working knowledge of film studio equipment such as Canon C200, Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K, sound recording both on location and studio setting; DSLR Cameras (Canon 80D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III)

    Personal Attributes & Competencies

    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Confidentiality and Integrity;
    • Proficiency in Computer Applications;
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Good Communication Skills;
    • Self-Motivated;
    • Attention to Detail;
    • Adaptability and Reliability

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    Principal Accountant

     

    Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of the Accounts Receivables Section and the Credit Control Office.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversee the maintenance and updating of students accounts;
    • Billing student accounts with various charges and prepare a debtors aging report every month;
    • Preparation of revenue reconciliation for student fees and other student revenues;
    • Posting and reconciliation of Student Financial Aid accounts;
    • Making credit arrangement sponsors, guardians and student for payment of fees;
    • Responding to students and sponsor queries on account balances;
    • Management of student exchange and other programs e.g. International Student Exchange Programs, KUCCPS, HELB, etc.
    • Financial clearance-to facilitate access to course text and university facilities;
    • Students’ hold management;
    • Ensure robust internal controls and adherence to university policies;
    • Preparation of audit schedules and ensure reconciliation student ledger accounts at the end of the financial year;
    • Supervising accountants to ensure timely reporting;
    • Supervising the Credit Controller to ensure collections are optimized each semester.

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

    • A graduate degree in Business in Finance or Accounting from an accredited university;
    • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited university;
    • Certified Public Accountant (K) Finalist;
    • Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya ( ICPAK);
    • At least 5 years’ relevant working experience.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies

    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Confidentiality and Integrity;
    • Proficiency In Computer Applications;
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Relationship Builder & Effective Negotiator;
    • Good Communication Skills;
    • Self-Motivated;
    • Attention to Detail;
    • Adaptability and Reliability

    Method of Application

    Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

    If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by: Friday, March 23, 2018.

    Director of Administration,
    United States International University – Africa
    P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

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