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Kenyatta University Career Opportunities in a Fast Growing Institution
Kenyatta University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions.

Directorate of Security Services:

1. Security Officer
Grade A/B

  • KCE division III or KCSE C (plain) and above
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience
  • Served in the Discipline forces and attained the rank of Corporal and above
  • Clean Discharge certificate for those who have retired
  • Ability to use communication equipment such as HF, VHF or related
  • Mid - level supervisory experience
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

The following experience and qualifications will be an added advantage:
  • Previous experience as Instructor in First Aid (CPR), fire fighting, disaster response, evacuation and management
  • Investigator with a minimum of two (2) years experience performing investigative /information analysis duties in a busy environment
  • Experience in explosive devices and other hazardous materials
  • Experience in dog handling
2. Security Officer
Grade III/IV
  • KCE Division IV or KCSE Grade D+ (Plus) and above
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience
  • Served in the Discipline forces or reputable Security firm
  • Computer literate
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Applicants with first Aid (CPR) and fire fighting experience will have an added advantage
3. Sessional Security Guard
  • KCE Division IV or KCSE Grade D (Plain) and above
  • Security training
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Physically fit
Those applying for the post of Sessional Security Officer will serve for a period of three (3) months to be renewed on need be basis.

Transport Department:
1. Transport Manager
Grade 12
This is a responsible position which calls for a person of integrity, honesty, good interpersonal skills and ability to be a team leader.

Applicants must be holders of a Masters Degree in Management or Administration or equivalent from a recognized university.

In addition applicants must have the following:
  • Training in Transport Management
  • At least five (5) years experience in supervisory position in a busy Transport Department
  • Conversant with computerized fleet management system
  • Valid Driving License
Candidates with a first Degree in the relevant field, who have been Transport Officers/Managers for at least eight (8) years in an organization with a large fleet of vehicles will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration of the Department; maintenance of University vehicles and staff records; scheduling and budgeting.

Terms of Service:
 The terms of service for the above include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance. 

Successful candidates will be offered two (2) years renewable performance based contract and gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

Kenyatta University Funeral Home:
1. Mortuary Superintendent
  • KCE Division II or KCSE mean Grade C+ (plus) and above
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and Higher National Diploma in Histopathology OR
  • BSc. Degree in Human Anatomy will also be considered
  • Certificate of training in Mortuary Sciences from a recognized institution
  • Served as a Mortician for a minimum duration of one (1) year after the Mortician's Certificate course
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Hospital or teaching Mortuary
  • Computer literate
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

  • Overall technical supervision of all Morticians and Mortuary Assistants
  • Technical advisor to the Director KUFH in matters relating to deaths and funeral
  • Receiving, preservation and dispatching of bodies
2. Mortician
  • KCE Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) and above
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Technology from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in Mortuary Practice
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy Mortuary or a reputable Funeral Home
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong English and Swahili language skills
The following qualities will be an added advantage:-
  • Certificate in Customer Care
  • Knowledge of lowering gear operations
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables
  • Specialization in Histopathology or Anatomic Sciences
Successful applicants will be involved in reception, preservation, storage and dispatch of bodies in addition they will be assigned administrative duties from time to time as well as supervision of post mortem.

3. Assistant Mortician
  • KCE Division IV OR KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) and above
  • Certificate in Mortuary Practice
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in a busy Mortuary or a reputable Funeral Home
Applicants without professional Certificates but have proven cumulative five (5) years relevant work experience in a similar facility will be considered

The applicant should give full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary; telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of Certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to the undersigned:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, Friday, 8th May 2015.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Women are encouraged to apply.

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