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Vacancies in USIU (Many Positions)

The United States International University - Africa is the largest, private, secular university in East and Central Africa catering to over 5,600 students representing 65 nationalities and with a global network of over 11,000 alumni.

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

We are looking to recruit a qualified person for the following position:

Senior Library Assistant (Liaison Services)

Reporting to the Liaison Librarian, the successful candidate will assist in providing liaison support to academic programs.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of library advocacy/promotional activities.
  • Work with a team of librarians to develop workshops, seminars and other trainings.
  • Contribute to the overall collection development in the library.
  • Assist library users on how to use electronic resources
  • Handle daily library duties including shelving books, shelf reading, maintaining stacks and ordering supplies for the section
  • Charging and discharging library information resources to users for various information needs.
  • Provision of quick reference and information services to users for effective use of library materials and how to search the OPAC as well as the e-Library.
  • Carry out orientation for new users to ensure effective use of library resources.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
Minimum qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an accredited university.
Minimum experience:
  • 3 years recent relevant professional experience preferably in a tertiary educational environment.
Skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem solving skills.
Competencies
  • Knowledge of search procedures relating to scholarly databases
  • Knowledge of and experience in instruction and reference work.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

Senior Archives Assistant
 
Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will preserve and conserve library / university materials.
Key Responsibilities


  • Select, scan and transfer valuable records for permanent preservation, e.g. online
  • Download relevant newspaper articles to create an archival inventory for reference.
  • Process archival materials and preparing accession records and finding aids for all archives collections
  • Update and maintain the library’s institutional repository and any other digitization projects
  • Assist users to retrieve archival documents and information
  • Develop library exhibits that highlight the archival collection.
  • Shelving and shelf reading of archival materials to facilitate retrieval
  • Supervise work-study students, interns/attachment students and part time employees in various library and archives tasks.
  • Handle daily library duties including answering reference queries
  • Maintain stack areas and ordering supplies for the archives section
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Archives and Records Management OR a Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Sciences, Records and Archives Management option from an accredited university.
  • Those with Higher National Diploma in Archives and Records Management plus five years’ experience from an accredited college or university will also be considered.
Skills Required
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
Competencies
  • Good working knowledge of MS-Office Software
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

Security Officer I (a)
 
Responsible for: Access control and physical security operations

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manages a warden system according to policy; Output.
  • Providing an effective deterrent measures geared towards preventing incidences of potential threats of thefts, disorderliness or offensive behaviors and other crimes.-
  • Identify and control of staff, equipment, students and visitors in and out of the university premises.
  • Prevent, Detect, and Protect Against all illegal invasion and destruction of the university’s assets and information.
  • Advising management where necessary (through the head of security) on a wide range of security related events, specific to the organization and its various operations which impact on the safety of university personnel/property.
  • Ensure that all exit and entry point to and from the university are protected and there is a physical presence of guards 24 hours day.
  • Co-ordinate the functions of the contracted security guards by supervision to ensure that they meet the university expectation.
  • Report all the daily occurrences for action through the chain of command.
  • Assist with the security training and awareness to all contracted guards to conform to the university internal security needs (done by carrying out routine lectures, compliance physical checks of the guards their assignments
  • Monitoring movements of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes.- Out put university property are returned to campus promptly
  • Ensuring that all university equipment is serviceable.
  • Enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies with which it is charged.
  • Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, Fire-fighting equipment and securing lighting system in the university.
  • Preventing and protection against hazards of flooding by constantly checking on taps to turn off is left running.
  • Ensure that only members of USIU community use the university facilities unless otherwise as will be specified. 
  • Vet all visitors and direct them to appropriate offices/vet library users/ to ensure only authorized people gain access to campus.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science from an accredited university.
  • A diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science.   
  • Must have attained a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, or equivalent qualification.
  • A valid driving license.
  • Have attained the rank of an inspector or an equivalent in the disciplined forces, or security manager from a recognized security firm.
Minimum years of experience
  • Must have served for a period of five (5) years in the disciplined forces.
Skills required:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management  skills
  • Problem solving skills
Competencies required:
  • Possession of a valid driving license.
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures
  • Knowledge of public order management.
  • Knowledge of MS-Office software
Security Officer I (b)
 
Responsible for: Closed circuit television and recording devices operations

Key Responsibilities:
  • Monitoring all the footage of CCTV and other recording devices daily, record and   report all incidents through the chain of command.
  • Prevent, Detect, and Protect Against all illegal invasion and destruction of the university’s property through surveillance.
  • Provide evidence during investigations through exhibits and video footage during disciplinary cases /hearing at the university.
  • Advising management where necessary (through the head of security) on a wide range of security related events, specific to the organization and its various operations which impact on the safety of university personnel/property
  • Perform leadership and shift duties with the staff under the section.  .
  • In charge of the  incident command center .output; effective planning ,command, direction and superintendence of emergencies  
  • Perform any other duties as directed from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science from an accredited university.
  • A diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science.   
  • Must have attained a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, or equivalent qualification.
  • A valid driving license.
  • Have attained the rank of an inspector or an equivalent in the disciplined forces, or security manager from a recognized security firm.
Minimum years of experience
  • Must have served for a period of four (5) years in the disciplined forces.
Skills required:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management  skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Recording devices operation skills.
Competencies required:
  • Knowledge of field security procedures
  • Ability to carry out comprehensive investigations
  • Ability to manage teams
  • Possession of a valid driving license.
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures
  • Knowledge of public order management.
  • Knowledge of MS-Office software
Security Officer II
 
Responsible for: Access control and physical security operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervise the vetting of visitors, identification of students, in and without the university.
  • Ensure that guards are alert in the Prevention, Detection, and Protect against destruction of the universities’ assets and information in all areas.
  • Prevent, Detect, and Protect Against all illegal invasion and destruction of the university’s assets and information.
  • Monitor the serviceability of the electrics fence and other physical security measures and report through the chain of command.
  • Ensure that all exit and entry point to and from the university are protected and there is a physical presence of guards 24 hours day..
  • Co-ordinate the functions of the contracted security guards by supervision to ensure that they meet the university expectation.
  • Report all the daily occurrences for action through the chain of command.
  • Assist with the security training and awareness to all contracted guards to conform to the university internal security needs (done by carrying out routine lectures, compliance physical checks of the guards their assignments).
  • Monitoring movements of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes.
  • Conduct regular searches to unearth crime and criminality. Enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies with which it is charged.
  • Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, Fire-fighting equipment and securing lighting system in the university.
  • Preventing and protection against hazards of flooding by constantly checking on taps to turn off is left running.
  • Ensure that only members of USIU community use the university facilities unless otherwise as will be specified.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the management /laws from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science from an accredited university.
  • A diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science.
  • Must have attained a minimum of grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, or equivalent qualification.
  • A valid driving license.
  • Have served in the disciplined forces or a recognized security firm.
Minimum years of experience
  • Must have served for a period of five (4) years in the disciplined forces.
Skills required:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management  skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Recording devices operation skills.
Competencies required:
  • Knowledge of zone warden system operations
  • Knowledge of basic field security procedures
  • Knowledge of security training procedures
  • Ability to carry out comprehensive investigations
  • Ability to manage teams
  • Possession of a valid driving license.
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures
  • Knowledge of public order management.
  • Knowledge of MS-Office software

Assistant Head of Security
 
Reporting to the Head of Security, the successful candidate will oversee professional, effective and robust investigations
Key Responsibilities


  • Strategize and develops effective security and contingency plans for the operations of the Investigations Section.
  • Supervises the investigation of security-related incidents involving USIU personnel, project personnel or visitors.
  • Prepare all witnesses to give evidence during a hearing /during investigations.
  • Together with the Head of Security, participate in Disciplinary Committee hearings by giving evidence to ensure that appropriate disciplinary action is taken.
  • Together with the Head of Security, visit all scenes /incidents, involving, students, staff, accidents involving USIU motor vehicles and any other case as directed.
  • Be the primary liaison between the department, security agencies and other stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
  • Collect and preserve all evidence and exhibits before, during and after investigations.
  • Provide timely and updated reports on all investigated cases and incidents and the requisite recommendations to the management for information and decision making through the chain of command.
  • Perform any other function conferred on him by any law within the university.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science from an accredited university.
  • Training from reputable security firm and/or Kenya Defence Forces/National Police Service.
  • Have attained the rank of an inspector or an equivalent in the disciplined forces, or security manager from a recognized security firm.
  • A graduate (Master’s) degree will be an added advantage.
Minimum years of experience
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a similar position.
Skills required
  • Investigation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Technical support skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management skills.
  • Problem solving skills
Competencies
  • Possession of a valid driving license.
  • Knowledge of security management, combined with a solid background of military, police or security specialization
  • Capacity to competently manage security units
  • Efficiency in handling work assignments
  • Result and goal oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of MS-Office software
How to Apply

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member ¡n a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.
 
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV 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: Wednesday, 12 November, 2014.

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


Email: hr@usiu.ac.ke or jobs@usiu.ac.ke

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