9 Mar 2017

Planning & Admin Deputy Vice Chancellor Job in Kenya - University of Embu

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Administration & Finance)

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Administration & Finance) shall be the head of the Planning, Administration & Finance Division of the University and shall be responsible for the following:

  • Overseeing the overall implementation and monitoring of the University’s strategic plan;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of all divisional policies and procedures to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in the University;
  • Coordinating the preparation and implementation of the University budget, financial statements, and management reports and ensure that expenditures are consistent with the budget and regulatory guidelines;
  • Coordinating the design, development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate human resource policies, procedures and systems to attract, develop and retain qualified and experienced human resources;
  • Maintaining efficiency and good order of the University’s assets and ensure proper controls of financial expenditure;
  • Mobilizing financial and other resources that the University may require to carry out its mandate;
  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of overall University administrative services and ensuring productivity and efficiency of the University’s human resources including overseeing staff welfare, conduct, appraisal and discipline;
  • Determining and advising the University Council, Vice-Chancellor and Management Board on the University’s development needs with respect to facilities, infrastructure and other requirements;
  • Developing and implementing procurement policies, and procedures that would ensure the University receives quality services from suppliers and gets value for its money;
  • Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.

Qualifications for the Planning & Admin Deputy Vice Chancellor Job

  • Be at least an Associate Professor and a holder of an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University accredited and recognized in Kenya;
  • Have minimum of five (5) years of administrative, academic and research experience at the level of a Dean or above in a university and/or research institution;
  • Understand the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • Be familiar with formulation and implementation of guidelines on Administrative, finance, planning and development services of a University and demonstrate evidence of administrative leadership;
  • Have a proven track record of research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs and books;
  • Demonstrate experience in networking, resource mobilization and harnessing research grants;
  • Be conversant with modern management techniques, including relevant aspects of Information Technology.
  • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills including analytical problem solving skills; and Possess high ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism and teamwork and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Tenure of Office:
In accordance with the Universities Act (2012) and the University of Embu Charter and Statutes, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors shall hold office for a term of five (5) years with the possibility of a further and final term of five (5) years subject to a positive appraisal by the University Council.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their application, accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, National ID card or Passport, and other relevant testimonials to the Chairperson of Council through the address given below;

The Chairman of Council,
University of Embu,
P.O. Box 6-60100,
Embu, Kenya.

In addition, applicants must also submit the following:

  1. Clearance certificate from;
  2. Kenya Revenue Authority
  3. Higher Education Loans Board
  4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  5. Credit Reference Bureau
  6. Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department
  7. Letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes) from at least three persons familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and general character.

Applications together with referee letters (with job reference number clearly marked on the envelope) should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 17th March 2017. In addition to the hard copies, an electronic applications in PDF Format should be sent to the Chairperson of Council using the following e-mail address:

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