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Managing Director Job Vacancy in Kenya

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of Nairobi. 

Among other things, UNES was formed to: harness the resources of the University of Nairobi with a view to enhancing the University’s core functions which include teaching and research capabilities and community service; promote, co-ordinate, and provide managerial services for income-generating activities within the University; undertake consultancy, research, production; and provide managerial services for the same; and register patents of any inventions innovation.

UNES is now seeking the services of an outstanding person to be the
 Managing Director, responsible to the board of directors. 

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the Company; 
  • initiate and coordinate policy formulation and development of corporate strategic planning; 
  • interpret and implement the corporate strategies in accordance with the vision, mission and mandate of the Company; and in line with the vision and mission of the University;
  • identify, develop and ensure sustainability of profitable business areas; 
  • establish, promote and maintain strategic links with internal stakeholders and in particular with academic members of staff responsible for income generating units; 
  • establish, promote and maintain strategic commercial links with external stakeholders especially the Government and business community; 
  • ensure an efficient utilization of Company resources including attraction and retention of staff, systems and infrastructure;
  • Ensure effective communication between the Board of Directors and the University; and 
  • perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors on behalf of University of Nairobi Council.
The Person 

We are looking for an energetic, innovative and creative individual who has a good record of at least 5 years in leadership experience gained at the level of a manager or equivalent in large institutions.

Minimum qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. holder or equivalent degree from a recognized University (those with an MBA degree will have an added advantage); 
  • be at the level of, or appointable to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor; 
  • have a good track record of managing and developing academic programmes, staff and/or income generating activities; 
  • must demonstrate high level capacity, to establish, develop, broaden, diversify and implement long-term business strategies of the company away from the traditional Module II academic programmes; 
  • must have excellent strategic, analytical, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • must be a good planner, organizer and excellent decision maker, and a team player able to provide effective leadership under pressure.

In view of the demanding nature of this job, an attractive remuneration package will be given to the successful candidate.

If you think you are the person we are looking for, we encourage you to clearly write to the undersigned, attaching a current CV and clearly stating in the cover letter why you think you qualify for this position.

The application should reach the undersigned on or before 2nd September 2011.

The reference no. UNES 2011/08/1 MUST BE QUOTED on the envelope.

The Vice-Chancellor
University of Nairobi
2nd Floor, Administration Block
P.O. Box 30197-00100
Main Campus, Nairobi

UNES is an equal opportunity employer

Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification of the applicant.

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