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Deputy Vice - Chancellor, Finance and Administration Job in Kenya

Daystar University, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is an inter-denominational Christian institution that is well known for its exciting approach to higher education, its high standards in teaching, and its vibrant community life.

The vision of Daystar University is to be a distinguished Christ centered institution of higher learning for the transformation of church and society.

Our current student body is made up of students from various countries in Africa, Asia and North America, and our graduate employment rote is among the best in Kenya.

The university has three campuses, the main campus in Athi River, a scenic setting less than two hours from the city center, in Nairobi on Ngong Road and Valley Road junction and in Mombasa on Moi Avenue.

Daystar University seeks to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and committed candidate to fill the position of Deputy Vice - Chancellor, Finance and Administration.

This is a senior position within the University’s Management structure and the role holder is the Chief Finance and Administration officer of the University.

Job Objective

Reporting to the Vice - Chancellor, the DVC Finance & Administration will be responsible for the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies that ensure financial and administrative strength needed by the University to realize its mission and objectives

The overall job summary

  • Provide leadership, guidance, coordination and direction in the four departments within the division — Finance, Human Resources, Administration, and Information, Communication & Technology.
  • Ensure each department has policies and systems that support departmental, divisional and overall organization strategies towards the realization of Daystar’s Mission Statement.
  • Develop and implement all fiscal, administrative policies and appropriate procedures to ensure common understanding in the performance of duties and responsibilities and align them to the University’s strategic plan.
  • Coordinate preparation of financial statements, budgets, reports and special analysis for presentation to management and Daystar Management board for approval.
  • Liaising with Financial Institutions such as banks and insurance companies, relevant government offices, suppliers, creditors, student, staff and faculty on various management and technical issues.
Description of Duties
  • Secretary to the Management Board.
  • Adviser to the VC and Management Board and on financial matters of the University.
  • Establish and maintain effective budgetary planning and central process for ensuring strict compliance to the approved budgets
  • Coordinate the design, implementation and maintenance of appropriate human resources policies, procedures and systems that attract and retain qualified and experienced Human resource.
  • Ensure the development, deployment and support of an information technology strategy throughout the organization with due consideration of all management, student, academic and administrative needs,
  • Design and co-ordinate the implementation and maintenance of administrative policies, and procedures that lead to efficient provision of services to the University community.
  • Design and co-ordinate procurement policies, and procedures that would ensure the University receives quality services from suppliers and gets value for its money
  • Ensure the University delivers quality services to both its internal and external customers
Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • At least a Master’s degree in business administration, commerce, accounting, finance, economics or equivalent. A PhD or its equivalent in a relevant field will be an advantage.
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA finalist.
  • Member of ICPAK or relevant accounting professional body
  • Member of Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges
  • At least 10 years progressive experience in senior finance and management positions.
  • A committed Christian who is active in his/her local church.
  • Strong team leadership skills.
  • Competency in Accounting & Financial Management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and negotiating skills
  • High Level of Integrity and professionalism
  • Proven ability to effectively co-ordinate Administration and Finance functions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of national laws and policies in education.
  • Competency in MS Office Applications and accounting Software
  • Demonstrable capability for supervision and monitoring of subordinated units
The post of Deputy Vice - Chancellor is a one term (5) year contract and will be eligible for renewal on the basis of satisfactory performance.

The post carries a competitive remuneration package, terms and benefits.

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, current telephone numbers, and expected salary and benefits by e-mail to the following address by 3rd June, 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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