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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 and encouraging and supporting members of staff to undertake research.

    The University in partnership with USAID-AFYA invites applications from suitable qualified candidates to fill the position of Nursing Officer under the Afya Pwani University Project.

    Secretary - 2 positions

     

    GRADE A 2 POSITION REF: PU/ADV/15/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is an entry position to this cadre and appointment is on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance-based contract depending on age, citizenship and any other reason.

    Academic Qualification

    • Applicants must have a Diploma in Secretarial Studies from KNEC or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.

    Applicants must have passed the following seven subjects offered by KNEC:

    • Shorthand III (80 w.p.m)
    • Typewriting III (50 w.p.m)
    • Computerized Document Processing III
    • Business English III/ Communication III
    • Office Practice III
    • Commerce III
    • Office Management III/ Office Administration and Management III
    • Secretarial Duties III

    In addition, the applicants

    • Must have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution and knowledge in basic computer programmes such as word, excel and use of internet. Applicants with a working knowledge of ERP will have an added advantage
    • Must have Practical knowledge of ISO
    • Should show active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities

    Experience

    • Have at least two (2) years relevant work experience in similar or equivalent position in a busy office.

    Skills

    Applicants must have:

    • Organizational skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Teamwork
    • Practical knowledge of ISO
    • Good communication

    Responsibilities

    The Successful candidate will report to the Head of the University Health Unit. Duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

    • Handling telephone calls and appointments.
    • Receiving and assisting Visitors.
    • Transfer calls to respective offices.
    • Typing correspondences.
    • Taking minutes in meeting as and when required.
    • Directing patients to respective consultation rooms.
    • Keying patients details in the Health Unit database. Register patients
    • Ordering and maintaining stationery and equipment supplies
    • Ensure security of records and documents.
    • Receiving and dispatching of mails and documents.
    • Creating and maintaining files and proper filing system.
    • Filing and updating patients files/records /office documents and maintaining files as per ISO requirements.
    • Operate reprographic machines.
    • Confidentiality maintaining patients data and office records and information
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

    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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    Pharmaceutical Technologist

     

    LOCUM 1 POSITION: REF: PU/ADV/14/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) to six (6) months

    Academic Qualifications

    • The candidate must have a minimum of Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • In addition the candidate must be registered with a relevant professional body.

    Responsibilities

    The candidate should have experience in the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Dispensing drugs
    • Adherence Counseling
    • Inventory and cold chain management
    • Assisting in planning and budgeting for the drug requirements
    • Carrying out monthly and annual stock take
    • Perform any other necessary duty and responsibility as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Skills

    The candidate must have:

    • Organizational skills
    • Good interpersonal relations
    • Team work skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Analytical skills
    • Practical knowledge of ISO

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    Nursing Officer (2 Posts) - 2 positions

     

    LOCUM 2 POSITIONS: REF: PU/ADV/13/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) to six (6) months

    Academic Qualifications

    • The candidate must have a Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) or equivalent from a recognized Institution.
    • In addition, the candidate must be registered with a relevant professional body.

    Responsibilities

    The candidate should have experience in the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Maintain infection prevention as per IPG guidelines
    • Attending to patients, patient observation/taking vital sign – blood pressure monitoring, temperature, respiration and pulse rate and weight.
    • Assessment of patient’s conditions and applying appropriate Nursing measures
    • Care of instruments by disinfecting and sterilizing
    • Escorting referred patients and ensuring the ambulance is equipped with emergency equipments.
    • Budget and order for supplies as necessary and actual treatment of patients, -dressing, suturing and giving injections.
    • Maintain patient’s records and health promotion through counseling, information giving and health education.
    • Assisting in recording keeping of patients
    • Counseling and taking care of patients in the unit
    • Providing health education to patients.
    • Writing monthly reports/incidence reports at the Health Unit
    • Assisting in making requisitions for supplies and equipment
    • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Skills

    The candidate must have:

    • Organizational skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Team work skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Analytical ability

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    Laboratory Technologist

     

    LOCUM 1 POSITION: REF: PU/ADV/12/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) to six (6) months

    Academic Qualifications

    • The candidate must have a minimum of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • In addition the candidate must be registered with a relevant professional body.

    Responsibilities

    The candidate should have experience in the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Ensure the Laboratory working surfaces are clean-dump dusting
    • Airing the Laboratory is clean and safe
    • Maintain a schedule for Laboratory waste disposal
    • Carry out Laboratory investigation as specified by prescribers
    • Ensure Laboratory equipments is functional and maintained
    • Writing of reports – monthly and when need arises
    • Perform any other necessary duty and responsibility as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Skills

    The candidate must have:

    • Strong technical ability in the relevant field
    • Data and procedure analysis
    • Computer literacy
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Technical communication skills
    • Teamwork skills

    Terms Of Service

    Benefits for the above positions 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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    Clinical Officer

     

    LOCUM 1 POSITION: REF: PU/ADV/11/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) to six (6) months

    Academic Qualifications

    • The candidate must have a minimum of Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

    In addition the candidate must be registered with a relevant professional body.

    Responsibilities

    The candidate should have experience in the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Examination of patients and making diagnosis
    • Prescribing relevant drugs for patients
    • Making requests for laboratory investigations
    • Carrying out Clinical Counseling
    • Referring patients for Senior review or specialist test
    • Attending to emergency cases that may occur among Pwani University Staff
    • May assist the Nurse in suturing and intravenous drug administration
    • Perform any other necessary duty and responsibility as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Skills

    The candidate must have:

    • Organizational skills
    • Good interpersonal relations
    • Team building and team work
    • Good communication skills
    • Supervisory skills

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    Assistant Lab Technician (Physics)

     

    LOCUM 1 POSITION REF: PU/ADV/10/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) to six (6) months

    Academic qualification

    • Applicants must have a Diploma in Electronics and Instrumentation or Electronics and Telecommunication, or Mechanical Engineering, or related fields. from a recognized institution.

    Experience

    Applicants must:

    • Have a minimum of two (2) years relevant practical working experience with proven integrity, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.

    Skills

    Applicants should demonstrate ability to.

    • Supervisory and managerial skills
    • Strong technical ability in the relevant field
    • Problem solving through a system’s approach
    • Data and procedure analysis
    • Computer literacy

    Responsibilities

    • Reading related field blueprints and performing job lay outs.
    • Practicing safe working habits.
    • Preparing reports pertaining to repairs and scheduled maintenance and other tasks.
    • Assisting in maintaining and undertaking minor repairs of lab equipment.
    • Assisting in maintaining an updated inventory of consumables and non-consumables in the areas of jurisdiction
    • Assisting in preparation of budget materials for teaching materials
    • Assisting in ensuring that the area of jurisdiction is secure and available whenever necessary
    • Assisting in conducting student practical at postgraduate and undergraduate levels
    • Supporting departmental innovations, research and income generating activities
    • Any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor

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    Assistant Lab Technician (Chemistry)

     

    LOCUM 1 POSITION REF: PU/ADV/09/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) to six (6) months

    Academic qualification

    • Applicants must have a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

    Experience

    Applicants must:

    • Have a minimum of two (2) years relevant practical working experience with proven integrity, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.

    Skills

    Applicants should demonstrate ability to.

    • Strong technical ability in the relevant field
    • Handle chemicals in use and aware of risks hazards involved.
    • Properly use of protective equipment.
    • Computer literacy
    • Good spoken and written communication skills.
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Teamwork skills

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain a clean working area in the laboratory.
    • Conducting practical sessions with students.
    • Assist in development of laboratory manuals.
    • Assisting in maintaining an updated inventory.
    • Assist in budget preparation for teaching and laboratory materials.
    • Ensure the laboratory is opened and locked in time.
    • Assist in ensuring the laboratory environment is safe.
    • Supporting in departmental innovations, research and income generation activities.
    • Participate in quality management systems in the laboratory.
    • Any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor

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    Driver - 2 positions

     

    GRADE: III 2 POSITIONS: REF: PU/ADV/08/08/2019

    Qualifications

    This is the entry position to the Drivers’ position in the University and appointment to this position is on temporary or permanent terms, or on a two (2) year renewable performance-based contract depending on age, citizenship and any other reason.

    Academic Qualifications

    Applicants must have:

    • A minimum of KCSE Certificate or its equivalent

    Other requirements

    Applicants must have:

    • A valid PSV and a driving license free from any endorsement and valid for classes B C E vehicles
    • Passed in Driver Grade III Test from the Ministry of Public Works
    • Five (5) years experience in driving a Bus
    • A recent certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Department

    Applicants with the following Certificates will have an added advantage:

    • Certificate in First Aid course
    • Certificate in Defensive Driving

    Experience

    • Candidates must have served for at least three (3) years of active accident free driving with proven integrity, honesty, punctuality and discipline.

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be involved in carrying out the following duties.

    • Drive vehicles safely, legally and efficiently as required.
    • Operate University tractors
    • Detect and report malfunctioning of vehicles systems
    • Comply with all driving hours and Road Transport legislation
    • Proper use and maintenance of keys, pagers, and radios
    • Operate vehicles and equipment safely and responsibly, as assigned
    • General maintenance and cleaning of vehicles
    • Carrying out routine checkups on vehicles assigned (cooling and oils systems, electrical system, , brakes etc)
    • Maintaining work tickets for vehicles assigned
    • Ensuring that the servicing and repairs are done on time
    • Ensure security and safety for the vehicles on and off the road
    • Ensure safety of the passengers and or goods therein
    • To comply with all Health & Safety requirements
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Skills

    The candidate must have:

    • First Aid skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Teamwork skills
    • Good driving skills
    • Defensive driving skills

    Terms Of Service

    Benefits for the above positions 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 above positions.

    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.

    The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday 5th September, 2019. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

    Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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