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Massive Recruitment at USIU (6 Positions)


The United States International University is the leading international university in East and Central Africa catering to over 5000 students representing over 54 nationalities and with a global network of over 10000 alumni. 

USIU is committed to providing a quality, international education through world-class service delivery platforms.

USIU is seeking to recruit qualified candidates for the position listed below. 

Chief Accountant

Job Purpose: Overall responsibility of applying sound financial controls and proper accounting of the University’s assets.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the accounting function of the University, including supervision of staff.
  • Managing the student debtor account, ensuring timely payments of school fees and development of payment plans where necessary.
  • Leading the annual audit by preparing the final accounts and audit schedules, and ensuring tax compliance.
  • Ensuring integrity of all accounting ledgers.  Review the master budget to ensure that departmental budgets have been captured accurately.
  • Ensuring taxation issues (PAYE, Withholding Tax and VAT on imported services) and in compliance.
Minimum qualifications
  • Graduate degree in business administration, commerce, accounting, finance, economics or equivalent.
  • Professional Qualifications: CPA (K) or ACCA
Other Requirements: Member of ICPAK or relevant accounting professional body

Skills required: Computer proficiency skills

Minimum Experience: At least five (5) years relevant professional experience in the same capacity

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, telephone numbers, both current and expected salary and benefits by post or e-mail by Thursday, September 20 2012 to either of the following addresses:

Head of Human Resources
United States International University, 
Off Thika Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
E-mail: jobs@usiu.ac.ke or hr@usiu.ac.ke
 
Website: www.usiu.ac.ke



Internal Auditor

Job Purpose: Developing and implementing an effective and efficient internal audit function within USIU. Internal audit function as an independent, objective, assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve university operations

Responsibilities:
  • Developing and implementing an effective and efficient internal audit function within USIU. Internal audit function serves as an independent, objective, assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve university operations by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • Developing in consultation with senior management a yearly  risk based internal audit plan for the entire university and submit for the board audit committee approval
  • Ensuring a smooth and efficient internal audit department with sufficient resources to expedite plans, qualified and efficient staff, and applying the best audit methodologies and standards in the practice
  • Ensure quality of audit reports clearly communicating findings and recommendations on areas for improvement to safeguard risk and assure efficiency in operations
  • Obtaining  and corroborating feedback from management the status on the implementation of internal audit reports on a timely basis
  • Promoting adoption of best practice in all university processes
  • Liaising with the University’s external auditors and follow-up on issues identified in the external audit to ensure they are resolved
Skills required:
  • Computer proficiency skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Commerce or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent.
  • Professional Qualifications: CISA and CPA (K) or ACCA
Minimum Experience: At least 5 years work experience in a similar position.

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, telephone numbers, both current and expected salary and benefits by post or e-mail by Thursday, September 20 2012 to either of the following addresses:

Head of Human Resources
United States International University, 
Off Thika Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
E-mail: jobs@usiu.ac.ke or hr@usiu.ac.ke
 
Website: www.usiu.ac.ke



Assistant Accountant

Job Purpose: Management of accounts receivables   

Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining and update the student accounts.
  • Handling queries pertaining to student fees balance and administer the production of statements as and when required.
  • Generating and send out student statements to students/sponsors to hasten collection.
  • Giving financial and final clearance to students and also clear financial holds.
  • Processing student refunds monthly.
  • Reconciling cafeteria debit notes monthly
  • Making payment arrangements with students, parents and sponsors with outstanding fee balances at the beginning of each semester.
  • Producing debtors aging analysis monthly.
  • Drafting letters and prepare invoices for students.
Skills required
  • Computer proficiency
Minimum Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, commerce, accounting, finance, economics or equivalent.
  • Professional Qualifications: CPA II
Minimum Experience: 2 years in a similar position

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, telephone numbers, both current and expected salary and benefits by post or e-mail by Thursday, September 20 2012 to either of the following addresses:

Head of Human Resources
United States International University, 
Off Thika Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
E-mail: jobs@usiu.ac.ke or hr@usiu.ac.ke
 
Website: www.usiu.ac.ke


Business Application Administrator

Job Purpose: To ensure business applications on the campus are running effectively and provide support to users in resolving their issues in a timely manner.

Responsibilities
  • Managing the ERP, Library System, e-learning platform and other business applications 
  • Managing SQL, Oracle and Informix databases that run various business applications
  • Developing reports across the different systems to support decision making in the University
  • Ensuring that access to the business applications is secure and available 24x7
  • Responsible for backup and restore procedures across the different systems
  • Undertake system upgrades and patches for the applications and databases
  • Responsible for undertaking projects to upgrade systems or add on new modules
  • Working with local and international vendors to resolve problems logged into the helpdesk in a timely manner
  • Ensuring documentation for the various systems are up to date
Minimum Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or related degree
  • Database Certification in Oracle or Microsoft SQL
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years’ experience managing applications in a busy environment

Skills required
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Innovative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal  communication skills
Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, telephone numbers, both current and expected salary and benefits by post or e-mail by Thursday, September 20 2012 to either of the following addresses:

Head of Human Resources
United States International University, 
Off Thika Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
E-mail: jobs@usiu.ac.ke or hr@usiu.ac.ke
 
Website: www.usiu.ac.ke



External Communications Coordinator

Job Purpose: Establishing, maintaining and continually improving a joined up, proactive and effective External communications process for USIU.   

Responsibilities:
  • Contributing to and develop the University’s External communications strategies. Managing External communication activities, the University website, intranet, POS material and other External communication needs as required.
  • Giving updates on external activities to be up loaded on the university social sites to ensure they are fully updated to meet USIU’s publicity, marketing, fundraising and communication needs.
  • Overseeing production of news and feature stories, publicity materials, press releases, photographs, videos, and other strategic and targeted communications as required.
  • Plan, organize and direct Public Relations activities and events that enhance USIU’s relationship with various target audiences and enhance positive publicity.
  • Collating and analyzing media coverage.
Skills required:
  • Excellent ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Strong editing skills
  • Strong conceptual skills
  • Excellent ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Ability to write clear, concise, persuasive prose
  • Ability to proof work for quality, clarity and accuracy
  • Resourcefulness
Minimum qualifications: Undergraduate degree in Communications Studies / Advertising / Public Relations / Marketing

Minimum Experience:  5-7 years in Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, telephone numbers, both current and expected salary and benefits by post or e-mail by Thursday, September 20 2012 to either of the following addresses:

Head of Human Resources
United States International University, 
off Thika Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
E-mail: jobs@usiu.ac.ke or hr@usiu.ac.ke
 
Website: www.usiu.ac.ke



External Relations Assistant 

Job Purpose: To establish a robust coordination mechanism with USIU’s stakeholders to achieve overall effectiveness in fundraising and social investment programs.

Responsible for:
  • Advancing USIU CSR programs
  • Profiling and advancing IPA flagship projects and events
  • Promoting implementation and enforcement of the university fundraising policy across the university community
  • Supporting external communication with current and potential partners.
  • Identifying and researching opportunities in Fundraising and Grants.
  • Managing relevant records for partners,  networks, donors, alumni and volunteers
  • Promoting knowledge management for IPA Division
  • Coordinating the Fundraising Readiness Assessment processes
  • Monitoring fundraising milestones and outputs
Skills required:
  • Interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Computer literacy skills
Minimum qualifications: Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Marketing (Public Relations) or Project Management.

Minimum Experience: 3 years in a similar position

Interested applicants must send detailed CV, contact address, telephone numbers, both current and expected salary and benefits by post or e-mail by Thursday, September 20 2012 to either of the following addresses:

Head of Human Resources
United States International University, 
off Thika Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
E-mail: jobs@usiu.ac.ke or hr@usiu.ac.ke
 
Website: www.usiu.ac.ke

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