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16 Jun 2014

Kabianga University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Planning, Research and Development (PRD) Kenya Career

University of Kabianga
Office of the Vice-Chancellor

University of Kabianga (UoK) is a Chartered Public University, in Kericho West District, Kericho County.

The Charter was awarded on 1st March, 2013 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the third President of the Republic of Kenya, in line with the Universities Act, 2012.

The University is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is located 26 Km from Kericho Town, off the Kericho-Kisii highway

To give the University a dynamic and strategic leadership, the University Council invites
applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to serve as the; 

University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Planning, Research and Development (PRD)
Ref No.: UOK/DVC/PRD/1/14

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective accountability to the Vice-Chancellor for proper management and implementation of planning, research and development activities in the University;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Departments within the Division of Planning, Research and Development;
  • Prepare development plans for the University in line with the Strategic Plan and Master Plan;
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the development plans;
  • Plan and develop human resources to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in line with the University’s Plans;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual Performance Contract;
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities stipulated in the Performance Contract and ensure that Performance Contract reports and follow-ups are submitted to the relevant authorities within the stipulated period;
  • Provide leadership in the maintenance and adherence to ISO standards;
  • Provide leadership to the University’s Senate in the development of research programmes;
  • Mobilize resources for research;
  • Promote and coordinate research and provide support to the researchers in the University;
  • Promote and coordinate academic publications, innovations and technology transfer;
  • Provide leadership in the development of extension and outreach programmes to relevant stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain collaborations and linkages with local and international Institutions of higher learning and industry, for research and innovation; and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University with an earned Ph.D;
  • Have at least 10 years of experience in Senior Management positions;
  • Should have published extensively in refereed Journals;
  • Demonstrate evidence of innovative and creative leadership in areas of planning, resource mobilization, research, human and physical resource management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Government’s Development plans, Vision 2030 and relevant legislation guiding Higher Education in Kenya;
  • Have an understanding of the national policies and strategies governing University financing, education and training in Kenya;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Strategic Planning and Performance Management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ISO Quality Management System;
  • Provide evidence of Academic leadership in a research environment, networking and ability to attract funds to the University;
  • Have an understanding of the factors and conditions shaping the development of Higher Education in Kenya;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and Integrity as provided in the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Must obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Application Procedure:
Applicants should:

  • Submit an application and ten (10) copies of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, list of publications, award/scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations and linkages), copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts (hard copies only to be sent by post);
  • Provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees; and
  • Ensure that referees submit confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post, if sent by email; letters should be signed and scanned.
  • Applications, CVs and letters of reference should reach the under-signed by close of business on Friday 27th June, 2014.

Terms & Conditions of Service
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service guidelines; and

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

NB: Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

The Chairman
University Council,
University of Kabianga,
P.O. Box 25441-00603,

Lavington, Nairobi
Email: councilchair@kabianga.ac.ke,
Website: www.kabianga.ac.ke

University of Kabianga is an Equal Opportunity Employer

University of Kabianga is ISO 9001:2008 certified

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