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Recruitment at USIU, Nairobi, Kenya

The United States International University  is the leading international university in East and Central Africa catering to 5400 students representing 56 nationalities and with a global network of over 9000 alumni. 

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

Studio Technician - Radio

Responsible for the performance of highly skilled work in the operation, routine and emergency maintenance and repair of the broadcast equipment. 

Work involves adjusting electronic equipment to produce quality radio programs.

  • Conduct routine and diagnostic checks on equipment.
  • Operate and maintain broadcast quality audio recorders and audio feeds
  • Maintains records regarding equipment repair, service and installations
  • Supervise and guide radio production students doing their practical work in the studio.
  • Supervise the production of all programs in the studio.
  • Ensure that all equipment is stored in a safe, secure setting.
  • Service, maintain and repair studio equipment.
  • Manage the movement of studio equipment in and out of campus.
  • Liaise with respective government departments and agencies to ensure compliance with laws and regulations in force at any particular time covering broadcasting equipment and facilities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering/Diploma in Electronic Engineering.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the running of the radio production studio.
  • At least 3 years working production experience in a radio studio.
Personal Attributes & Competencies:
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Computer skills.

University Librarian

Responsible for: Management of the University research, teaching and learning resources.

  • Manages library programs and services
  • Manages the library's resources, including developing plans for the allocation and reallocation of resources.
  • Formulate, review and implement policies and procedures for smooth operations.  Ensure that all policies and procedures in place.
  • Prepare and monitor library budget to ensure appropriate allocation and efficient utilization of resources.
  • Oversee acquisition of library informational resources to meet user needs and ensure appropriate information resources are acquired.
  • Oversee the operation of the library management information system for efficient delivery of library services.
  • Oversee the information literacy programs to ensure that they meet the information skills needs.
  • Monitor service quality of the various sections for corrective measures and quality assurance.
  • Prepare departmental performance reports for decision making.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of the library staff for performance evaluation and effective service delivery.
  • Represent the university in professional initiatives to ensure information sharing and creation of strategic partnerships.
  • Participate in information professional forums to enrich services delivery and present papers and paper proceedings acquired.
  • Participate in the deliberations of the academic and post-graduate research to drive the research agenda.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree
  • Active participation in professional organizations or publications
  • 5 years progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library
Personal Attributes & Competencies:
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Strategic management skills.

Business Applications 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.

  • 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
  • Work with local and international vendors to resolve problems logged into the helpdesk in a timely manner
  • Ensure documentation for the various systems are up to date
Minimum Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree – Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or related fields.
  • Database Certification in Oracle or Microsoft SQL
  • 1-2 years’ experience managing applications in a busy environment
Personal Attributes & Competencies
  • Self-driven and organized
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organized and pays attention to detail
  • Innovative
  • Excellent written and verbal  communication skills
  • A person of high personal integrity

Assistant Professor 

1 Position
Job Summary:

The successful candidates will be reporting to the Dean Humanities & Social Sciences. 

The candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research and engage in community service.

Key Responsibilities
  • Teach full-time at undergraduate & graduate levels in the area of International Relations.
  • Support and mentor students in their career endeavors.
  • Participate in curriculum development activities to ensure that the programs are up-to-date and marketable.
  • Participate in program assessment and reviews.
  • Engage in research in one’s area of expertise.
  • Engage in service to the University, the profession and to the community.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Must have a PhD in Political Science, International Relations or Public Administration from a recognized University.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience at the rank of Lecturer or five (5) years of equivalent professional experience at the University or an equivalent institution of higher learning.
  • Must have published at least four (4) papers in peer-referred journal articles and/or book chapters.
  • Evidence of supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, theses and/ or dissertations.
  • Good computer background
  • Good administrative skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and highly-disciplined
  • Good listening and mediation skills
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. 

Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Friday, June 21 2013.

Head of Human Resources, 
United States International University,
P.O. Box 14634-00800, 
Nairobi, Kenya.
Web site:

USIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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