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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
University of Science and Technology
Recruitment of Deputy Vice-Chancellors

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) was established as a fully-fledged University in Kenya through the grant of Charter on 13th February 2013 under the University Act, 2012 as a result of the upgrading of Bondo University College.

The main campus of the University is strategically located within Bondo Town by the quiet serene beaches of Lake Victoria and focuses on the development of Kenya’s cultural heritage through the utilization of the vast natural resources for academic advancement and research purposes premised on improving the socio-economic status of communities. 

The location of the University is not only friendly for pursuit of academic excellence and scholarship but also suitable for the high profile research undertaking as well as community outreach.
JOOUST currently has 3,729 students and is a premier institution of higher learning offering relevant and quality market driven academic programmes for steering socio-economic development. The strength of the graduates from JOOUST lies in their ability to be job creators, innovators, leaders in the diverse disciplines for sustainable community development and societal needs.
The mission of JOOUST is to provide quality University education that nurtures creativity and innovation through integrated Training, Research, and Community Outreach. 

The University is keen in fostering an entrepreneurial culture through application of Science, Technology, Innovation, Engineering, Research, and Community Outreach; and life Skills for sustainable socio-economic improvement. Our vision is ‘the beacon in training, research and sustainable development’ executed through creativity, imagination and innovation. 

Our treasured values include the pursuit of excellence in transforming knowledge into goods, products and services in meeting the needs of humanity.
Accordingly, JOOUST’s Council is looking for dynamic, visionary, energetic, motivated and result oriented Deputy Vice-Chancellors as follows:
1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Administration and Finance)
Ref: JOOUST/ DVC/ 1 /2013
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Planning, Administration and Finance (PAF) and acting under the authority of the Vice-Chancellor will be in charge of Planning, Administration and Finance division of the University with the following specific responsibilities and duties:-
  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning, human resource management, financial and physical resource management;
  • Ensuring general conduct and discipline of staff;
  • Overseeing the implementation of all procurement, fiscal, human resources, administrative policies and appropriate procedures for efficient performance and delivery of services in the University in line with the strategic plan and annual work plans;
  • Ensuring sound financial controls;
  • Coordinating the preparation and implementation of the University budget, financial statements, management reports for presentation to the University management and Council;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Performance Contracting in the University;
  • Overseeing the implementation of Quality Management Systems;
  • Maintaining physical facilities for effective and efficient use in the University;
  • Any other duties that shall be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.
2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Outreach)

Ref: JOOUST/DVC/ 2 /2013

Duties and responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) and acting under the authority of the Vice-Chancellor will be in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach Division with the following specific responsibilities and duties:-
  • Coordinating University wide research and consultancies;
  • Coordinating innovation and outreach activities;
  • Developing and implementing intellectual property rights as well as overseeing linkages and partnerships with other institutions with the University;
  • Coordinating the mobilization of research funds;
  • Planning research activities and priorities;
  • Administering the logistical support for research at all levels
  • Managing research libraries and archives;
  • Branding, setting standards, quality assurance/control and capacity building for research;
  • Coordinating the seminars, consultancies, workshops, conferences and symposia;
  • Research benchmarking for global visibility and exchange of scholars;
  • Ensuring that research, innovation and outreach functions evolve into pillars of excellence within the University;
  • Ensuring that the research, innovation and outreach departments operate effectively and efficiently in line with vision and mission of the University;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.
3. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) 

Ref: JOOUST/ DVC/ 3/2013
Duties and responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs acting under the authority of the Vice Chancellor will take charge of Academic Affairs Division with the following specific responsibilities and duties;
  • Developing and preparing academic programmes, courses, syllabi and regulations;
  • Coordinating examinations, admissions and registration of students, and postgraduate studies;
  • Ensuring that the academic programmes evolve into pillars of excellence;
  • Ensuring effective accountability to the Vice-Chancellor for proper management, implementation of the academic programmes and regulations;
  • Providing leadership, guidance and direction to the academic departments within the Division;
  • Directing, organizing and administering learning programmes in the University;
  • Coordinating teaching and providing the necessary support needed for academic programmes in the University;
  • Offering Secretariat services to the Senate through the development of programmes in conformity with national and international standards, and legally recognized bodies;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of programmes for student mentorship;
  • Coordinating student industrial placements, graduate employment and alumni liaisons;
  • Coordinating student welfare activities;
  • Ensuring and enforcing the general conduct and discipline of students;
  • Coordinating Alumni activities; and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.
Qualifications and experience for the Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • Must be holders of earned PhD degree from a recognized University;
  • Be Professors or Associate Professors with at least 10 years of experience in a senior management positions with outstanding results;
  • Demonstrate competence in administrative and academic leadership in academic and research environments;
  • Have a track record of scholarship as evidenced through publications and attraction of funding and supervision of postgraduate students;
  • 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 motive and influence staff, students and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate evidence of outstanding ability to communicate effectively and good interpersonal skills;
  • Show good understanding and commitment to the University coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in administration, 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 society driven academic programmes;
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and sustain linkages and networks for the promotion of scholarship;
  • 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;
  • Must be a person meeting the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution;
  • Must obtain clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and have a Certificate of Good conduct.
Terms and conditions of service
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the existing terms and conditions of service. 

This appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable once for a further five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants meeting the specifications above should submit detailed Curriculum Vitae, (including academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/ scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations, and community service), copies of certificates, testimonials and evidence of clearance from the organizations listed above, e-mail addresses, and telephone contacts.

They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees. 

Applications and the referees’ confidential report on the applicant’s suitability for the respective post should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 14th June 2013.
The Chairman of Council
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
P.O. 210-40601 
Bondo, Kenya

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