11 Aug 2014

KYMCA NTI Principal Job Vacancy

The Kenya YMCA National Training Institute (KYMCA NTI) was established in 1966 as YMCA Crafts Training Centre with the aim of providing vocational training to young school leavers.

In 2005, it was rebranded to National Training Institute and its programmes reviewed so as to meet the emerging students, industry and business needs. The KYMCA NTI is seeking to recruit for the following position:

Vacancy: Principal

Job Purpose

  • To work with the governing body to plan and implement significant process of change, that will align strategic and operational plans with a new structure of governance and accountability.
  • To work with the task force to further develop the vision and strategy to take the institution forward to achieve excellence in all areas.
  • To provide inspiring leadership to enable the institution achieve its short term and long term objectives upholding and promoting the values and reputation of the institution.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide inspiring leadership for the institution ensuring that all staff are working in collaboration to achieve the highest results for learners
  • Ensure that the appropriate targets are set and agreed through the institution in order to achieve the agreed short term plans, that performance against these targets is monitored and that the institution meets these targets.
  • Foster positive internal and external communication ensuring staff is made aware of developments and decisions of the task force.
  • Be an outstanding ambassador for the institution promoting and represent the institution at local, regional and international level.
  • Ensure that overall management, internal organization and discipline of staff and learners are consistent with agreed policies and that they are applied fairly.
  • To provide strategic leadership for the institution to achieve its mission, priorities aims and developing a vision.

Financial and Resource Management

  • To be the institution ’s accounting officer
  • To be responsible to the governing body for the preparation of annual estimates of income and expenditure and the efficient and effective management of resources in line with approved budgets.
  • To ensure there is proper and effective operation of financial planning and management controls.
  • To ensure the institution continued solvency and good financial health.
  • Ensure that information system are in place to provide timely robust data to support the management of the institution
  • To ensure the assets of the institution are maintained in proper order to avoid deterioration in value and promote further development to support the institution’s objectives.
  • Ensure the repair, stocking of labs and the library and maintenance of all the institution’s resources and facilities for promotion of teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning

  • To promote and facilitate the innovation and development of the curriculum to ensure the institution delivers an outstanding range of education and training opportunities.
  • To ensure that high quality standards are set and achieved for all programmes and promote practices that support learners.
  • Facilitate curriculum development of courses that are relevant to market needs.
  • Facilitate the growth of NTI programmes and authority to award own certification.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters Degree level qualification
  • Evidence of training with leadership focus
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial skills required in managing a technical institution
  • At least 10 years experience in education management of a technical institution
  • Desired Skills and Competencies
  • Strong decision making skills including willingness to confront top management issues when necessary
  • The ability to analyze, solve problems and implement change with successful track record of managing and delivering change
  • The ability to communicate a vision, show how it can be achieved, inspire others to embrace it and successfully take it forward
  • An awareness and understanding of relevant legislation & regulation as it applies to education

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and CV by 22nd August 2014 via e-mail to

Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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