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  • Africa Nazarene University is an American private Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya, and an affiliate of The Church of the Nazarene Colleges and Universities around the world.

    Head of Quality Assurance

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for establishing quality strategies, procedures, and standards for the University and monitoring of these against agreed targets, ensuring management processes and service delivery consistently satisfy external and internal customers.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop quality strategy, program, policy, procedures, plan and guidelines
    • Review existing policies and make suggestions for changes and improvements and how to implement them
    • Design and send out surveys to collect employee perceptions on the university policies and procedures. Facilitate workshops, meetings and feedback sessions to introduce new policies and collect feedback
    • Compile inventory of university wide policies. Maintain up-to-date revision history and upload approved policies on university website for easy of access. Offload out of date policies from website
    • Set up quality controls and tools, and inspect/ audit and monitor internal processes and procedures in the University. Recommend and implement improvements
    • Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions, and re-validations
    • Develop a calendar for policy review cycles and collaborate with policy owners to initiate policy reviews as they fall due
    • Identify opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce waste across the University
    • Conduct staff training on quality assurance
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Departmental budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a relevant professional body

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalise strategy into action for the function
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organising and planning skills
    • Analytical skills

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    Marketing Director

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for managing articulation of the University’s bundle of programmes, attributes, and value proposition to bring in new students, and enhancing the student journey, brand touchpoints and environments to satisfy existing students.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and monitor integrated marketing strategy, program, policy, procedures, plan and guidelines
    • Spearhead the strategic and tactical execution of marketing campaigns, including design of test/control segmentation, results reporting, analysis, and recommendations
    • Establish the University’s brand book including brand features and unique selling proposition. Align and manage brand projection and positioning for the University. Monitor brand impact and growth for improvement
    • Direct market studies to identify customer needs, target groups and demographic segments.
    • Develop go to market approaches
    • Lead the development of customer expectation standards and collection tools for the University.
    • Continuously review customer needs and university offerings
    • Identify new frontiers and potential markets for growth. Lead feasibility studies in the identified markets for suitability
    • Manage independent recruiters, agencies, and outsourced parties
    • Contribute to the pricing model of the university program offering based on the market trends and internal cost drivers
    • Develop key marketing performance metrics and tracking tools to provide market research, forecasts, competitive analyses, campaign results, and consumer trends in order to translate results into actionable insights for marketing team
    • Coordinate advertising efforts for the University
    • Lead business intelligence/ research end to end process
    • Mentor and coach subordinate staff
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Departmental budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a relevant professional body

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial position

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalise strategy into action for the function
    • Ability to sell the vision of the university
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organising and planning skills

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    Infrastructure Manager

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for ensuring that the University has adequate buildings, transport and related services, and that these sufficiently meet the needs of the employees and students.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop infrastructure strategy, program, policy, procedures, plan and guidelines
    • Oversee the inspection, general upkeep and maintenance/ refurbishments/ renovations/ addition of buildings and related services (electrical installations, plumbing, masonry, carpentry, custodial, grounds) to ensure that they meet health, safety, and CUE standards and requirements
    • Oversee the planning, coordination, and facilitation of the movement of students, staff or goods from one place to another
    • Work with procurement to obtain quotes and tenders from service providers/ vendors/ suppliers, negotiate contracts to optimize delivery and cost saving, and manage these relationships to ensure infrastructure management needs are being met
    • Coordinate and monitor activities of service providers/ vendors/ suppliers ensuring delivery schedules, quantity and quality criteria are met
    • Coordinate the storage and maintenance of equipment, machinery and vehicles
    • Coordinate allocation of office and parking space according to needs. Coordinate any intra office moves
    • Schedule and coordinate government statutory requirements and regulations with regards to buildings, permits, licenses, inspections, audit and environmental waste management.

    Handle related insurance plans

    • Coordinate the record keeping process of the department. Generate informative reports when required
    • Implement best practice processes to increase efficiency and cost savings
    • Mentor and coach subordinate staff
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Departmental budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a construction environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a relevant professional body

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalise strategy into action for the function
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organising and planning skills
    • Negotiation skills

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    Procurement Manager

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for the finding, agreeing terms, and acquiring of quality goods, services or works often via a tendering or competitive bidding process, to support the University’s delivery of services to both its external and internal customers.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop procurement strategy, program, policy, procedures, plan and guidelines
    • Establish and manage a suppliers’ master data list by analyzing requests for quotation from various departments, market conditions, present and future material availability and merchandise price. Communicate list of approved preferred suppliers/vendors/ service providers to the management and employees
    • Oversee the process of tendering by chairing the bid evaluation committee and prepare a consolidated report on the bid process. Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids
    • Lead the contract negation and contract signing with preferred suppliers for future procurement on agreed terms and conditions. Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy and signing memorandum of understanding with approved suppliers for term of delivery, payment and other supply related matters
    • Manage vendor and supplier relationships. Liaise with suppliers to clarify issues arising from the supplied product, scope/description, pricing, service level duration stated on contractual terms and conditions of purchase. Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against the procurement amicably or by liaising with the University’s legal team
    • Work with internal departments to assess the performance of outsourced agencies/ vendors/ suppliers, and to process the periodic settlement of fees as per pre-established terms and conditions
    • Set overall methods to control inventory levels including minimum/maximum levels, safety stocks and order polices for various types of materials
    • Mentor and coach subordinate staff
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Departmental budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a relevant professional body

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalise strategy into action for the function
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organising and planning skills
    • Negotiation skills

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    Internal Audit & Risk Management Manager

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for providing assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’svinternal controls and management processes and systems. This involves conducting of financial,voperational, quality and compliance audits and analysis.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop internal audit and risk management strategy, program, policy, procedures, plan and guidelines
    • Lead periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that controls are properly working and compliance procedures are followed. Coordinate the gathering of pertinent documentation and development of compliance and audit reports
    • Liaise with and support external auditors in their activities. Follow-up on any findings with business units
    • Communicate/ train on risk management objectives and policies
    • Identify and evaluate enterprise risk. Consider alternatives and develop risk mitigating solutions. Implement, monitor and evaluate the risk management solutions
    • Discuss emerging compliance issues with management or employees. Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of compliance programs
    • Collaborate with human resources departments to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action strategies in cases of repeated compliance standard violations. Consult with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues
    • Participate in investigations related to financial and internal control matters
    • Identify any patterns or trends in operating losses to help prevent fraudulent activities in the future
    • Store and archive internal audit, risk management, and compliance records in line with regulations
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Departmental budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a relevant professional body

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalise strategy into action for the function
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organising and planning skills
    • Analytical skills

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    Pharmaceutical Technologist

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for dispensing drugs prescribed by the Manager, Clinical Services, Clinical Officers or other health practitioners and providing information to patients about medications and their use.

    Responsibilities

    • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate
    • Dispense medications as per prescriptions
    • Store and maintain adequate inventory of drugs and monitor shelf life. Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages
    • Provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties and their manufacture and use in the pharmacy
    • Ensure drug purity and strength and make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way in the pharmacy
    • Summarize invoice for patience care and prepare medical insurance claims forms where necessary
    • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records of patients

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Participate in the development of the department’s annual budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a hospital environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Member of a relevant professional body
    • Valid practicing license

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication skills
    • Organising and time management skills
    • Team player
    • Detail oriented
    • Discretion and confidentiality

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    Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

     

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for supporting the smooth functioning of the VC’s office by executing administrative tasks including scheduling of appointments, secretarial support, and other office management duties.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain daily schedules/ diary/ calendar and coordination of the VC’s commitments. This also includes arranging and coordinating appointments and meetings for the VC
    • Handle all logistical arrangements for the office including travel, transport, accommodation, and catering
    • Perform clerical duties (e.g. typing memos, letters), and maintain a fully confidential and efficient filing system for the VC’s office
    • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages when necessary
    • Attend meetings when required. Record, compile, transcribe, and distribute minutes of the meetings
    • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email. Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries
    • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to the VC or other specific individuals
    • Manage office supplies
    • Record daily expenses and prepare monthly reports/ summaries

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    • Participate in the development of the office’s annual budget

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Qualifications

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

    Work experience required

    • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication skills
    • Organising and time management skills
    • Team player
    • Detail oriented
    • Ability to prioritize
    • Discretion and confidentiality
    • Time flexibility

    Method of Application

    Applications giving full details of age, marital status, education and professional qualifications, experience, current post, salary and other financial benefits, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer) should be addressed to: –

    The Vice Chancellor
    Africa Nazarene University
    P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Applications should reach the office not later than 8th October, 2019. Applications could also be dropped at the Vice Chancellor’s Office at the Ongata Rongai Campus. Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that Africa Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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