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29 Jun 2014

Deputy Principals Kenya Career Opportunities

The Co-Operative University College of Kenya (CUCK)(A Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology)

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The Co-operative University College of Kenya, formerly Co-operative College of Kenya was established through the Co-operative University College of Kenya Order, Legal Notice NO. 161 of 4th November, 2011 as a constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

The University College aims at becoming a leading center of academic excellence in co-operative education, research, training and community service in Kenya and the region.

The University College is conveniently located approximately 20km from Nairobi City
Centre in Karen, a very conducive environment for serious academic engagement and learning.

The University College Council seeks to recruit suitable candidates to fill in the following positions in the University College.

Deputy Principal – Academic Affairs
Ref:CUCK/DEP-AA/06/14

Duties and Responsibilities
The Deputy Principal (Academic Affairs) will be one of the principal assistants to the University College Principal and will be the head of Academic Affairs Division, whose primary functions include:

  • Development and administration of academic programmes, courses, syllabi and regulations;
  • Co-ordination of examinations, admissions, registration of students, and general student campus life;
  • Development and implementation of academic policies of the University College in accordance with the University Master Plan and Strategic Plan;
  • Facilitation and maintenance of academic linkages with the cooperative movement, government, regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions of higher learning;
  • Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Principal and the University College Council from time to time.
  • The successful candidate shall be responsible for ensuring that the academic departments operate effectively and efficiently in line with the Vision and Mission of the University College.
  • Under the direction of the Principal, the Deputy Principal (Academic Affairs) will ensure that the academic programmes evolve into pillars of excellence.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should meet the following requirements:-

  • Must possess an earned PhD and be a Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University;
  • Must have at least eight (8) years of Academic, Administrative and Research experience at Senior level in a recognized University;
  • Must have substantively held Senior Administrative posts such as Principal/Deputy Principal/Director/Dean of a Faculty, School, or Institute/Campus in a recognized University for at least one full term.
  • Must be a recognized scholar as evidenced by the number of supervised postgraduate students, attracted research grants/awards, recent publications in internationally recognized journals and University level books.
  • Must demonstrate competence in administrative, financial and academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Must be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education;
  • Must demonstrate proven experience in policy making, strategic planning, developing and implementation of relevant and quality market driven academic programmes; institutional linkages and strategic management for the promotion of scholarship;
  • Must show good understanding and commitment to the University College coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation with the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be a registered member and demonstrate active involvement in professional associations;
  • Demonstrate ability in networking, fundraising, resource mobilization and fund management;
  • Must have a good track record of successful change management;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

Applicants whose areas of specialization are relevant to the following core areas of the University College (Cooperative Management, Organizational Development, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Business Entrepreneurship and Management) will have an added advantage.

Deputy Principal – Finance, Planning and Administration
Ref:CUCK/DEP-FPA/06/14

Duties and Responsibilities
The Deputy Principal (Finance, Planning and Administration) will be one of the principal assistants to the University College Principal and will be the head of Finance, Planning and Administration Division and shall be responsible for human resource, administrative, financial, and infrastructural and development matters which will include;

  • Co-ordination, development and implementation of sound financial, administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the Strategic Objectives of the University College in accordance with the University College Master Plan and Strategic Plan;
  • Organizing and directing the administration and financial aspects of the University College;
  • Maintaining efficiency and good order of the University College and ensuring proper enforcement of the Statutes and Regulations;
  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of finance, human resources, planning, infrastructural development and community linkages;
  • Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Principal and the University College Council from time to time.
  • The successful candidate shall be responsible for ensuring that the Finance, Planning and Administration Division operate effectively and efficiently in line with the vision and the mission of the University College.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should meet the following requirements:-

  • Must possess an earned PhD and be a Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University;
  • Must have at least eight (8) years of Academic, Administrative and Research experience at Senior level in a recognized University;
  • Must have substantively held Senior Administrative posts such as Principal/Deputy Principal/Director/Dean of a Faculty, School, or Institute/Campus in a recognized University for at least one full term.
  • Must be a recognized scholar as evidenced by number of supervised postgraduate students, attracted research grants/awards, recent publications in internationally recognized journals and or University level books.
  • Must have a good understanding of Government financial, human resource and procurement policies;
  • Must be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education;
  • Must demonstrate competence in administrative, financial and academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Must have a good track record of successful change management;
  • Must demonstrate proven experience in development and implementation of Strategic Plan, Development Plan and Master Plan.
  • Show good understanding and commitment to the University College coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation with the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability in networking, linkages, fundraising, resource mobilization and fund management;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • Applicants whose areas of specialization are relevant to the following core areas of the University College (Cooperative Management, Organizational Development, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Business Entrepreneurship and Management) will have an added advantage.

Terms & Conditions of Service: 
The successful candidates will be offered competitive remuneration packages, including house allowance, medical benefits, gratuity and other benefits in accordance with the University College terms of service.

The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should submit three (3) copies of their application letter with detailed curriculum vital, copies of certificates, e-mail and telephone contacts and one (1) soft copy in a CD clearly marked to the address below quoting the reference number. In addition, they should provide contact details of three referees.

The Chairperson,
The Co-operative University College of Kenya,
P. O. Box 24814 – 00502,
Karen, Nairobi.

Applications should reach the Chairperson of the University College Council by 5.00pm on Friday, 18th July, 2014.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Those who had applied earlier for these positions are encouraged to re-apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to have current clearance certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Credit Reference Bureau (valid within six (6) months) and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

In addition, those with academic qualifications obtained from foreign Universities will also be expected to undertake recognition and equation of their certificates from the Commission of University Education (CUE).

The Co-operative University College of Kenya is an Equal opportunity employer and therefore applicants of either gender, persons with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

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