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The Commission for Higher Education is a regulatory agency charged with planning, advising, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education.

The Commission for Higher Education wishes to recruit self-motivated and qualified professionals for vacant positions as outlined here below.

1. Planning Officer (CH6)
1 Post
Ref:
 CHE/HR/1PAF

Qualifications & Experience:

Honours first degree and a masters degree in economics or a related discipline from a recognized university.

At least Five (5) years working experience in an institution of higher learning, educational research or other large organization in any of the following areas:
  • Economic planning, modeling and data analysis;
  • Policy analysis and research;
  • Development planning, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
In addition to the above the applicant must be computer literate and competent in application of packages such as Project Management System, SPSS or any other related system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties of Assistant Commission Secretary shall include:
  • Tracking the implementation and periodic review of the Commission’s Strategic Plan;
  • Advising on policy formulation, analysis and review;
  • Facilitating development, monitoring and evaluation of Commission’s programme of activity;
  • Development and update of statistical data bank on various aspects of university education in Kenya;
  • Analysis of statistical data and production of accurate forecasts for planning purposes.
  • Preparing and reviewing expenditure frameworks.
Terms:

The above position is initially for a 2-year contract. Renewal may be considered depending on satisfactory performance in addition to other considerations at the Commission’s discretion.

2. Human Resource and Administration Officer (CH6)
1 Post
Ref:
 CHE/HR/2PAF

Qualifications & Experience:

Honours first degree and a masters degree in either human resource or administration from a recognized university; candidates with a postgraduate diploma in human resource will also be considered.

At least five (5) years working experience in an institution of higher learning or educational research, three of which should be at management level, dealing with both human resource management and, administration and central services.

Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of current labour laws and regulations;
  • Ability to serve interests of a wide range of employees and clients;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work both as a team leader and as a team player;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties of Human Resource and Administration Officer shall include:
  • facilitate the Commission in recruitment and selection of staff at various levels;
  • arrange for capacity building activities in line with the Commission’s policies;
  • Facilitate annual staff appraisal process;
  • maintain harmonious employee relations and effective communications systems;
  • administer employee benefits;
  • administer common/shared services across departments/offices in the Commission;
Terms:

The above position is initially for a 2-year contract. Renewal may be considered depending on satisfactory performance in addition to other considerations at the Commission’s discretion.

3. Systems Administrator (CH6)
1 Post
Ref:
 CHE/HR/3PAF

Qualifications & Experience:

Honours first degree in either computer science, or information technology or computer engineering from a recognized university. Proficiency in ICT systems administration as demonstrated by relevant professional certification.

Excellent working knowledge of windows and Linux administration systems.

At least five (5) years working experience, with at least two (2) years in a supervisory role in systems administration in a busy environment having a LAN/WAN and data centre set-up; working knowledge of common database packages; proven experience in programming.

Skills:
  • Competence with diverse operating systems and network environments;
  • Ability to adapt new technologies and implement them successfully ;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work as a team leader as well as a team player;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:

To ensure effective support and maintenance of hardware, networks, and operating systems in the organization, and in particular:-
  • Analyzing technical requirements in all functional areas, designing and implementing appropriate solutions;
  • Planning and scheduling of activities in the Information Technology Department;
  • Management of CHE Network, Website, Internet, and mail service;
  • Developing and implementing procedures for disaster recovery to ensure high levels of systems resilience;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the organization’s ICT policy;
  • Monitoring hardware and network systems performance, ensuring that regular systems upgrades including system software upgrades are effected for optimum performance;
  • Managing software and hardware inventory
Terms:

The above position is on permanent and pensionable terms.

4. ICT Technologist 
Grade IX
1 Post

Ref:
 CHE/HR/4PAF

Qualifications & Experience:

Honours first degree in information technology/computer engineering, from a recognized university and an accredited diploma in ICT; professional certification by a recognized authority will be an added advantage.

At least two (2) years relevant working experience in a reputable organization; working knowledge of common database packages; proven experience in programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The ICT Technologist will be responsible for general maintenance of defined computer equipment and for the resolution of identified technical problems, as well as understanding general tasks which will promote the use of ICT across the organization.

Specific duties will include:
  • Installing, testing and maintaining software and equipment in the organization;
  • Setting up and maintaining user e-mail accounts;
  • Assisting in maintenance and general management of the network and ICT services at the Commission;
  • Provide technical support to users including basic hands on training on computer use.
Skills:
  • Be self-driven and innovative;
  • Demonstrate high level problem solving skills;
  • Possess high level interpersonal and communication skills.
Terms:

The above position is on permanent and pensionable terms.

Mode of Application:

Applications, together with the Curriculum Vitae; copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials including daytime telephone contact, should be sent to the undersigned so as to be received on or before 30th June 2011.

The job reference should be indicated on the envelope.

The Commission Secretary / Chief Executive Officer
Commission for Higher Education
P. O. Box 54999 – 00200
Nairobi

E-mail:
 csoffice@che.or.ke;

Website:
 www.che.or.ke

Salary and Benefits

The Commission offers a competitive package within guidelines for the Public Service in Kenya.

Commission for Higher Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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