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Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Finance) Job in Kenya

Karatina University College

A Constituent College of Moi University)

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Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Finance) 

Scale 16


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the indicated post.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning and Finance) will be the principal assistant to the University College Principal in the areas of Administration, Planning and Finance.

The Deputy Principal Administration, Planning and Finance shall be the head of Administration, Planning and Finance division and shall be responsible for human resource, administrative, financial, and infrastructural and development matters.

The successful candidate shall be responsible for ensuring that the Administration, Planning and Finance Department operate effectively and efficiently in line with the vision and the mission of the University College.

Qualifications and experience:

The Applicants must:
  • Be a Professor or an Associate Professor with earned Ph.D who has at least six (6) years experience in senior academic and management positions in University sector or any other large institution with outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record.
  • Demonstrate competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic/research environment
  • Have a track record of success and performance characterized by visionary and strategic thought, rapid growth and service delivery as well as translation of ideas into value outputs.
  • Have the capacity to motivate and influence staff, students and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate evidence of outstanding ability to communicate effectively and good interpersonal skills .
  • Show good understanding of University functions and procedures coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation with the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market and society driven academic programmes
  • Have proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a University setting.
  • Have a good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing university education and training in Kenya.
  • Have a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education in the country.
Terms and Conditions of Service

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with existing terms and conditions of service.

Employment will be on a five year performance-based contract and will be renewable once depending on performance and mutual agreement.

How to apply

Two (2) copies of applications should be submitted in writing together with an updated curriculum vitae giving details of applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates.

This position was originally advertised in December 2010. Those who applied need not apply again. The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated on the application letter. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be addressed to:

Karatina University College
P.O. Box 45891-00100,

So as to reach him not later than Friday 15 July 2011.

Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letter of reference to the above address.

The referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelope within two weeks from the date of this advertisement.

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