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The United States International University - Africa is the largest, private, secular university in East and Central Africa catering to almost 6000 students representing 65 nationalities and with a global network of over 12000 alumni. USIU - Africa is committed to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms.

USIU-Africa’s Institutional Planning and Advancement Division is the university’s commercial unit, responsible for strategic planning, marketing and communications, fundraising and alumni functions. 

The Division is looking to recruit an appropriate candidate for the following position:

Project Accountant

Key responsibilities
  • Effectively communicate with project managers and university management regarding contract documents, contract modifications and approvals.
  • Maintain project-related records, including contracts and budgets.
  • Communicate and coordinate with project managers and donors on various project-related issues
  • Prepare accurate financial reports in line with the approved budget on a monthly basis to university management and project managers
  • Monitor project funds balances to ensure there is no unauthorized over-expenditure.
  • Provide ad hoc reports as may be required by the project managers or university management
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to university management and project managers
  • Prepare invoices from various projects for approval by the Chief Accountant
  • Follow up payments from various projects
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • An undergraduate degree in business administration (accounts), commerce or a related field from an accredited university.
  • Certified Public Accountant– Kenya (CPA-K) /Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • At least 2 years’ working experience in a busy accounting office
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proficient in use of accounting software and wide exposure to all accounting aspects
  • Knowledge of IAS’s and IFRS’s
  • Ability to work with minimum or no supervision
  • Ability to meet set targets and timely deadlines
  • Flexible to adapt to changing work conditions and assignment

Aerobics, Dance & Leisure Instructor

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan and implement aerobics, dance and leisure programs and classes to promote different levels of fitness and health programs
  • Plan routines; choose appropriate music and techniques for set of muscles within the students’ capabilities and limitations
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing the sport and use of the recreational facilities
  • Teach and demonstrate use of training equipment such as weights to supplement the aerobics and dance fitness programs
  • Plan and implement group and individual health package such as fitness, nutrition, exercise and rest schedules among others.
  • Organize and conduct competitions on and off campus
  • Issue and maintain equipment inventories as per the needs of students
  • Enforce the code of conduct in all programs/activities
  • Chaperone students on external functions under various fitness programs
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent from a reputable academic institution.
  • Training in aerobics and any other indoor fitness activities (e.g. Zumba, etc..)
  • At least 2 years continuous experience in training aerobics and related sports field
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Computer skill
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • First Aid skills will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of the sports discipline rules

Assistant Sports Activities Coordinator

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that all sports activities on and off campus are conducted with full compliance of all policies and procedures as stipulated in the Students Handbook and Sports Handbook.
  • Facilitate the provision of First Aid and emergency medical needs of students engaging in any approved sports and co-curricular programs-related activity on campus and follow-up on injuries and treatment plans.
  • Oversee the upkeep and marking of sports fields/pitches.
  • Supervise and schedule work for work study students in the sports office.
  • Generate timely and periodic reports on sports events and results and submit them for publishing on the approved communication channels.
  • Conduct sports events publicity campaigns for all USIU-Africa sports events.
  • Plan and oversee coach work schedules, attendance and training programs and submit their performance reports on semester basis to the Sports Activity Coordinator.
  • Manage the sports store including: maintaining the kits, gym equipment and trophies inventory, tracking the distribution and use of USIU –Africa sports equipment and gear.
  • Provide oversight services in the activities of the Sports Affairs Committee (SPAC), including elections, sports activities calendar, meetings, intra murals, sports day, internal sports tournaments, attending planned fixtures and planning university wide events
  • Advise the head of section on sports-related matters such as emerging students sports trends and needs, status on kits/equipment and facilities, discipline and on the training needs of the coaches or teams.
  • Assist in chaperoning sports events
Qualifications and Experience
  • An undergraduate degree in social sciences or related field from an accredited university.
  • At least 2 years continuous experience at a supervisory or similar level in a sports program or institution
Skills and competencies
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Knowledge of team discipline rules

Alumni Relations Officer

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Head of Alumni Affairs in planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in strengthening the Alumni Association’s programs while providing tangible benefits to both alumni and the university.
  • Publish Alumni Affairs content via alumni webpages, publications and social media.
  • Provide administrative support of the planning and implementation of social activities and events that strategically engage the alumni community.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports regarding alumni activities.
  • Assist to implement and promote alumni programs as well as the goals of the USIU-Africa Alumni Association
  • Management of accurate and complete alumni database records.
  • Assist in the facilitation of communication with the alumni community.
  • Maintain an organizational calendar of alumni-related events and activities.
  • Assist in the organization and execution of alumni activities in partnership with the university.
  • Assist in providing guidance and meaningful opportunities to alumni volunteers.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Marketing or a business-related field, from an accredited university.
  • At least two (2) years in a similar or comparable position.
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Media Skills
  • Event Planning and Management Skills
  • Networking Skills
  • Fundraising Skills
  • Editorial Skills
  • Ability to multi-task simultaneous projects
  • Ability to work with other organizational units within the university.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Resourcefulness
  • Initiative
  • Working closely and lead team members to achieve objectives
  • Excellent ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Work independently.
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 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: Friday, 23 September 2015.

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

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USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer

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