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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 10, 2019
  • KCA University history dates back to 1989, with the establishment of the institution as Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA)by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) to improve the quality of accountancy and financial management training in the country. The college was founded after a study conducted by Chart Foulks Lynch (CIPFA) services of the UK in 1987/88. The study revealed that the Kenyan economy required an additional four hundred qualified Accountants every year. The output of qualified accountants from the training institutions then was less than one hundred.
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    Legal Assistant

    The job holder will assist the Legal Counsel to discharge the mandate of the legal department.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Drafting, review of contracts, MoUs, leases and other University Agreements.
    • General legal research on topical issues
    • Preparation of legal opinions and legal reports for management as may be required.
    • Preparation of draft policy papers and instruments which have legal implications for consideration by relevant authorities.
    • Preparation of Quarterly Legal Brief on relevant topics for Legal Newsletter.
    • Gathering and compiling evidence for effective defence of the University.
    • Support the relevant University Offices in ensuring compliance with guidelines from the Commission for University Education (CUE), Universities Act, 2012 and other statutes and regulations.
    • Maintain an efficient record management system for the department.
    • Timely preparation of internal correspondence as provided in Legal Department Charter.
    • Provide administrative support for the International/ Global Linkages docket.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
    • Advocate of at least 1-year post admission experience
    • Computer Literate

    Other Skills and Competencies

    • High level of integrity and professionalism
    • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations.
    • Ability to apply legal expertise to analyse a diverse range of legal issues in the higher education sector and in developing innovative and creative solutions.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • High attention to detail.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Ability to prepare complex legal documents.

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    Examinations Officer - School of Professional Programmes

    Job Objective: The job holder will be responsible for the implementation University examination policies and integrity of the examinations as stipulated in the policy.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the exam production process and ensure safety of produced exams;
    • In charge of printing and issuance of computer packages certificates and transcripts;
    • Create and manage repository of student progress reports for externally examined programs
    • Prepare and submit continuous evaluations reports to external examiners (CAMS & KNEC)
    • Maintain a reliable record on inventory and production of academic certificates and transcripts;
    • Compile accurate counters for examinations as provided by the admissions records i.e. nominal roll, class attendance lists;
    • Facilitate faculty board moderation process by providing relevant reports and materials;
    • Analyze examinations results upon release by external examiners
    • Propose and implement enhancements for students’ and lecturers’ on-line examinations portals;
    • Coordinate safe disposal of waste paper generated from examinations office.
    • Provide secretariat service to Deans and Graduation Committee meetings on examination matters and represent Department of Examinations in moderations done at faculty board meetings

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • 2 years’ experience in examination Management.
    • Computer Literate

    Other Skills and Competencies

    • Good organisational and planning skills
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
    • An understanding of ERP.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • High attention to detail.

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    Enrollment Manager - Marketing

    Job Objective: The job holder will be responsible for development and implementation of student recruitment and retention strategies and programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement recruitment and marketing strategies for the University;
    • Develop a recruitment and marketing policy;
    • Develop and execute annual enrolment management plans;
    • To promote effective communication and superior customer service to students;
    • Manage outreach activities, front office, call centre and media activities;
    • Develop and monitor budgets for enrolment activities;
    • Manage the design and development of all branded material;
    • Champion social media marketing and ensure KCA-U brand remains visible;
    • Provide market information through market research on a continuous basis;
    • Supervise and train Enrolment coordinators and ensure professional customer care standards in the University;
    • Liaise with the strategic communication department in the execution of marketing & communication plans
    • Market the University to prospective students and parents and others in the general public
    • Prepare, manage and safeguard the use of marketing resources for the campus
    • Liaise with internal customers, government agencies, tertiary and corporate institutions to enhance enrollment for KCA University programmes
    • Liaise with Quality Assurance to monitor the provision of quality customer care services

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelors degree in marketing.
    • Master’s degree – Preferably a Masters of Business Administration.
    • Proven track record of consistent, high marketing performance
    • 7 to 8 years work experience with at least 5 years’ at supervisory level

    Other Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal, written and collaborative management style;
    • Demonstrated record of managing a marketing portfolio;
    • Knowledge of student services and operations.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Proficiency with office technology

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    Tutorial Fellow

    Job Objective: To facilitate quality learning through teaching, administration and academic advisory work and ensure an outstanding student learning experience.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Teach and facilitate learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels through lecturers, seminars, workshops, tutorials and other learning situations as assigned by the HOD from time to time.
    • Participate in the development, administration and marking of exams, assignments and continuous assessments tests.
    • Assist in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of work and maintaining records to monitor student progress, Achievement and attendance.
    • Provide advice, guidance and feedback to students to support their academic progress and referring student to support services as appropriate.
    • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of high-quality curriculum.
    • Participate in supervision and assisting of undergraduate and post graduate students in their research work.
    • Carry out research and produce publications, as well as other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed in the Faculty Annual Assessment Review (FAAR)
    • Participate in writing of research proposals and applying of research grants.
    • Contribute and participate in the development in the departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department.
    • Provide pastoral care to students through academic advising and counseling.
    • Contribute to departmental, faculty and/or University wide working groups or committee as, when requested to do so;
    • Undertake continuous professional development and participate in staff development and training activities to update and enhance skills;
    • Maintain proper records of students’ examination, assignments and continuous assessments tests and ensure they are keyed in examination records management system in time;
    • Attend departmental, Faculty and University –wide meetings with other staff members;

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master of Science in Actuarial Science
    • Pursuing PhD in relevant business field (added advantage)
    • At least completed CT stage of Institute & Faculty of Actuaries professional exams or equivalent

    Other Skills and Competencies

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Excellent research skills
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Good listener
    • Time management skills and attention to detail

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV and three references via email to by 10th November 2019

    KCAU staff are encouraged to apply

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Director, Human Resources,
    KCA University,
    P.0. Box 56808-00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya


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