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Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Registrar Job Vacancies


Kenya Highlands Evangelical University is a fully chartered university offering degree, diploma, and certificate programs in the areas of business, theology, education, and computer science, among other academic disciplines.

As a Christian university, KHEU strives to train a generation of leaders who are equipped for God's service.

In seeking to continue with the growth already achieved, the University Council seeks competent and visionary professionals to fill the following positions:

Vice-Chancellor


Overall, the Vice-Chancellor drives the strategic mission of the University and is responsible to the University Council for management of the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor will ensure growth and development of the University in a direction that poises the institution for a strategic position in the future of private Christian university education in Kenya.

Qualifications/Competencies/Experience:

  • A minimum of senior lecturer level at a recognized university, with an earned Ph.D.
  • At least five years of experience in senior academic and management positions.
  • A highly developed understanding of current and emerging issues in Higher Education.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service to community and profession.
  • A well-developed understanding of partnerships and evidence of successful linkages with local and international partners.
  • A track record of personal excellence in leadership, management, communication, and public relations.
  • Highest Christian ethical standards and integrity in all areas of personal, social and corporate life.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that the University operates within its vision, mission and Christian context.
  • In charge of overall management of the University and its facilities, services, resources, security, staff and students.
  • Recruit and build a dynamic and highly motivated academic staff and management team.
  • Play a prominent and sustained role in fund raising, including direct solicitations from donors and partners to expand the University's resource base, operating funds, development projects, endowments, research grants and contracts.
  • Ensure proper and accountable financial and human resource management.
  • Initiate, develop and oversee linkages with other institutions of higher learning, both local and international for academic and research purposes.
  • Represent the University and maintain and promote the academic standing and general image of the University.
  • Recommend to the University Council necessary or desirable changes in policies, procedures and operations.
General Terms and Conditions:
  • Five-year performance-based contract, renewable by mutual consent, with a gratuity at end of contract.
  • Competitive salary, house allowance, and other allowances.
  • Provision of official car.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is responsible for administration regarding areas of financial affairs, academic affairs, and general University development strategies.

Qualifications/Competencies/Experience:
  • A minimum of senior lecturer level at a recognized university with an earned Ph.D.
  • At least three years of experience in senior academic and management positions
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to scholarship.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful experience in academic planning, program development and assessment and management of academic staff preferably at the level of school dean or principal of a university college.
  • Ability to direct, motivate and inspire staff.
  • Strong financial management, operations and logistic skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in information technology systems.
  • Highest Christian ethical standards and integrity in all areas of personal, social and corporate life.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advise the Management Board and University Council on financial matters of the University.
  • Establish and maintain an effective budgetary planning and control processes.
  • Oversee formulation and implementation of appropriate human resource policies, procedures and systems to attract and retain qualified and experienced personnel.
  • Oversee the development, deployment and support on information technology throughout the University with due consideration to all management, student, academic, and administrative needs.
  • Oversee the general maintenance of University facilities, including buildings, motor vehicles, and grounds.
  • Overall supervision of academic programs, including academic planning and curriculum development.
General Terms and Conditions:
  • Five-year performance-based contract, renewable by mutual consent, with a gratuity at the end of contract
  • Competitive salary, house allowance, and other allowances.
Registrar

Qualifications/Competencies/Experience:
  • A Ph.D. holder with at least three years' work experience in senior academic position, or Master's Degree with at least five years of relevant management experience at senior level.
  • Should have good IT and public relations skills.
  • Should have a good understanding of education systems both local and international.
  • Ability to lead, guide and develop a professional team.
  • Highest Christian ethical standards and integrity in all areas of personal, social and corporate life.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Registrar will be responsible for supervision and leadership of several key
areas of the institution, including:
  • Recruitment and admission of students.
  • Coordination of academic programs.
  • Development of new academic programs.
  • Management of the academic calendar and University examinations.
  • Quality assurance and research.
General Terms and Conditions:

This post is a permanent and pensionable position with a competitive salary, house allowance, and other allowances.

How to Apply:

Candidates should send their application with a detailed CV (including current / most recent post and salary), daytime telephone and e-mail contacts, and names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable of the candidate's competency.

All should be submitted to the undersigned no later than 4:00pm on Friday, 30th March 2012.

Any electronic submissions should be sent in PDF format.

The University Council Chairman
Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
P.O. Box 123 - 20200,
Kericho, Kenya

Email: council@kheu.ac.ke

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