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(A Constituent College of Egerton University)

Office of the principal
 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:

A. Administration Division

1. Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Development) 
Grade 16
Ref:LUC/DP/07
1 Post

Qualifications

Applicants for this position should satisfy the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned PhD from a recognized university in a relevant discipline including but not limited to Economics, Finance, Project Planning and Development, Business and Administration
  • Have at least eight (8) years of experience at a senior position in a University setting or related industry setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership or academic excellence;
  • Have held senior administrative posts such as Dean or Director or equivalent for a period of four (4) years
  • Have proven capacity to promote learning, teaching,research and development in a University or related industry setting;
  • Be familiar with the National Government Policies and current trends in higher education world-wide;
  • Have high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in ICT
Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Development) shall, under the general
direction of the Principal:
  • Coordinate central services;
  • Coordinate physical infrastructure planning and development;
  • Coordinate preparation and implementation of strategic plan;
  • Coordinate preparation of short-term and long-term development plans;
  • Quality Assurance including Performance Contracting and Quality Management Systems (ISO);
  • Maintenance and repair of existing facilities;
  • Development of Master Plans;
  • Procurement;
  • Preparation of Budgets;
  • Expenditure Control and Revenue Collection;
  • Ensure maintenance of proper books of accounts
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the Principal.
  • Coordinate Human Resources services in the University College
Terms and Conditions of Service

Employment will be on a five (5) year contract term, renewable once depending on performance.

Terms and Conditions of Service are performance-based and include the following:
  • Salary Scale: KShs.184,275 – 232,535 p.m.
  • House Allowance: KShs.60,000 p.m.
  • Medical cover as per the University College Medical Scheme
  • Leave allowance
  • A chauffeur-driven official car
  • Gratuity of 31% of basic salary at expiry of the contract
2. Senior Internal Auditor 
Grade 13
Ref:
 LUC/SIA/08
1 Post

Qualifications
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance option) with relevant professional qualifications preferably CPA (K) or CIA (K) Certified Internal Auditor);
  • Must be registered with ICPAK;
  • Candidates with Certified Information Systems Auditors certificate will have an added advantage;
  • Must have MBA and CPA (K) or CIA (K);
  • Computer Literacy in common accounting packages;
  • Exemplary work performance.
Relevant Experience and Skills
  • At least five (5) years in a senior audit position, excellent knowledge of the public service accounting regulations
  • Good managerial decision making and supervisory skills
  • High analytical and problem solving skills
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overseeing the day to day administration of the Audit Section
  • Organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling audit services
  • Make annual and departmental audit plan and guidelines
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and carry out financial health checks
  • Follow up outstanding issues to ensure appropriate corrective action after external audit
  • Participate in the budget process and prepare internal audit reports
  • Educate staff members on the changes in the law i.e. sensitization of staff on emerging issues
  • Developing and implementing effective risk management, control and governance framework
  • Understanding and mitigating the financial, commercial and strategic risks within the University College
  • Leading discussions on Internal Audit and Risk recommendations and agreed remedial actions and plans
  • Liaising with external auditors in carrying out audits
  • Responsible for realization of departmental performance contract targets and general performance management
  • Prepare audit reports for the University College Council
Terms and Conditions of Service

Employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms.

Terms and Conditions of Service are performance-based and include the following:
  • Salary Scale: 69,840 x 2012 – 73,864 x 2507 – 81,385 x 2774 – 92,481 p.m.
  • House Allowance: KShs.51,600 p.m.
  • Medical cover as per the University College Medical Scheme
  • Leave allowance
3. Human Resources Manager 
Grade 13
Ref:
 LUC/HRM/09
1 Post

Qualifications and Experience
  • Must posses MBA in Human Resource Management;
  • Must be registered with relevant professional body(s);
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Must have served in a senior Human Resources management position for at least five (5) years;
  • Must posses good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be conversant with labour/ industrial relations
  • Must have high ethical and integrity standards
  • Legal qualification will be an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and manage Human Resources policies and ensure compliance with Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Design and review the basic administrative structure of the organization, direction and control with a view to designing and developing Human Resources Planning and development programmes
  • Review work programmes, planning and programming of departmental needs
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive Human Resource Management System
  • Development of effective tools to assist in creating an optimal organizational structure productive work environment (HR guideline materials including orientation manuals, performance appraisals tools, induction, etc)
  • Maintain staff health and pension systems
  • Manage the recruitment process, coordinate induction programme for new staff, and provide full briefing to staff on personnel policy guidelines as well as benefits.
  • Encourage a positive and team-focused working environment and setting standards for good communication and ensure staff behavior is in line with organization’s core values
  • Ensure succession plans are in place for key leadership roles
  • Assessment of training needs and development
  • Management of a staff training programme
  • Arbitration and conflict resolution
Terms and Conditions of Service

Employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms.

Terms and Conditions of Service are performance-based and include the following:
  • Salary Scale: KShs. 69,840 x 2012 – 73,864 x 2507 – 81,385 x 2774 – 92,481 p.m.
  • House Allowance: KShs.51,600 p.m.
  • Medical cover as per the University College Medical Scheme
  • Leave allowance
B. Academic and Research Division

4. Research Development Manager 
Grade 14
Ref:
 LUC/RDM/10
1 Post

The Research Development Manager will promote the University’s research capabilities, and
identify and assist in securing research opportunities and sources of research funding.

The candidate should be a self-motivated person able to take significant responsibility for
achieving agreed research outcomes.

Qualifications
  • PhD or Masters degree and at least five (5) years experience in the field;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to plan strategically;
  • The ability to identify project opportunities through interactions with a range of agencies, government and industry;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, grant writing and fund raising;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate scientific/academic concepts to a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to develop and implement marketing and communication strategies;
  • Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative work environment;
  • High level of ICT proficiency.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintenance of a comprehensive profile of the research interests of the University College members;
  • Providing publicity and actively market the research capabilities of the University College;
  • Create opportunities and develop innovative approaches that will enhance research activities and collaborations;
  • Identify, promote and coordinate the professional development activities for professional groups in industry, government and the community;
  • Develop funding opportunities, assist academic staff in developing new research grant proposals, and explore sponsorship options;
  • Assist in the planning of symposia and conferences;
  • Responsible for realization of departmental performance contract targets and general performance management.
Terms and Conditions of Service

Employment will be on a 2-year renewable contract.

Terms and Conditions of Service are performance-based and include the following:
  • Salary Scale: KShs. 89,707 x 2774 – 92,481 x 3352 – 115,945 p.m.
  • House Allowance: KShs.54, 825 p.m.
  • Medical cover as per the University College Medical Scheme
  • Leave allowance
  • Gratuity of 25% of basic salary after the expiry of the contract
C. Faculty of Science

Applications are invited for the following position:

5. Senior Lecturer 
Grade 13
Ref:
 LUC/SL/11
1 Post

Qualifications
  • Be holders of a PhD degree in Biological or Physical Sciences from a recognized university;
  • Have at least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as a full-time Lecturer with PhD qualification;
  • Have successfully supervised at least three (3) Masters Students since being appointed Lecturer;
  • Show evidence of continuing research including having published at least four (4) articles in refereed journals or two (2) articles and a book since being appointed Lecturer;
  • Show evidence of attendance and contribution at learnedConferences, Seminars or Workshops;
  • Show evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
Terms and Conditions of Service

Employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms.

Terms and Conditions of Service are performance-based and include the following:
  • Salary Scale: KShs.73,680 x 2122 – 77,924 x 3006 – 92,954 x 3203 – 105,766 p.m.
  • House Allowance: KShs.51,600 p.m.
  • Medical cover as per the University College Medical Scheme
  • Leave allowance
Mode of Application

Applicants MUST submit seven (7) copies of applications and attach a detailed CV.

They should also enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials and give names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

The name and reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope, and addressed to the undersigned so as to reach on or before 10th January, 2011

The Principal
Laikipia University College
P.O. Box 1100 – 20300
Nyahururu
Kenya

Laikipia University College is an equal opportunity employer

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