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15 Jul 2014

Director, Student Support Services Job Vacancy

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) is one of the special public universities in Kenya.

TU-K offers education and training that is focused on application of technological knowledge and skills.

The University engages in innovation and research with a keen sense of application of such research in the solution of societal problems.

The University wishes to recruit the following:

Director, Student Support Services
Grade 15Ref No: AD/0009/14

The Director, Student Support Services is responsible to Management and Vice-Chancellor,
through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research and Students.

He will be responsible for non academic matters related to student welfare and maintaining a supportive environment and culture that supports the development of students in a holistic way.

The ideal candidate shall be in charge of the management and coordination of the following functions:
Matters related to students’ life on campus and their development Student accommodation and catering services; and Sports, recreation and co-curricular activities.

Applicants should be Kenyan citizens with a relevant PhD degree or equivalent professional qualifications from a recognized university.

They should have at least twelve years’ relevant work experience, the last three of which should be at senior administrative level in a university or equivalent position in a comparable institution.

Those who possess relevant Masters Degree with at least fifteen years’ work experience, the last three of which should be at senior administrative level in a university or equivalent position in a comparable
organisation, will also be considered.

In addition, they should be team-builders with demonstrable leadership and communication skills and have a clear understanding of students’ social and developmental issues as well as current global trends in higher education and training.Terms and ConditionsSuccessful applicants will be offered a competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, allowances and medical cover as per the Technical University of Kenya Medical Scheme and the Kenya Government Public Service guidelines.

The salary entry point will depend on qualification and experience of the applicant.

Application Guidelines
Applicants should submit ten (10) copies of application letter accompanied by copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, a curriculum vitae (detailing qualifications, work and professional experience, leadership, membership to professional associational and community service, email addresses and telephone contacts) and copies of a national identity card.

They should provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

The applicant should request their referees to submit their references directly to the Undersigned.

Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the relevant position should be addressed to the undersigned and received on or before 2nd August 2014.

The Vice Chancellor
The Technical University of Kenya
Haile Selassie Avenue
P. 0. Box 52428 – 00200
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 (020) 343672, 2249974, 2251300, 341639
E-mail: vc@kenpoly.ac.ke
Website: www.tukenya.ac.ke

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