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Kisii University

Kisii University. a leading public institution situated in South-Western Kenya obtained its Charter in 2013 under the Universities Act 2012.

To give the institution a dynamic and strategic leadership, the University Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:

1. Registrar (Administration)

Ref: KSU/R(A)/02/2016

Academic and Professional Requirements
  • Holder of a PhD in a relevant field from a reputable University with a minimum of 3 years work experience, preferably in a University setting OR
  • Masters degree in a relevant field or its equivalent with 5 years’ work experience, preferably in a University setting.
  • Exemplary work performance.
  • Should be conversant with Modern Management Techniques including Information Technology skills.
  • Be familiar with all matters in Human Resource, Planning and Finance as applicable in a University setting.
  • Ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate the Administrative functions of the University.
  • Have a demonstrated evidence of good interpersonal relations, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability and professionalism and comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the Management and Administration activities (HR and Material Resources) of the University, Staff Welfare, Appointments / Promotions, Council and University Management Board matters, Staff Discipline, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBAs) among others.
  • Advise the University Management on all matters concerning Administration Activities of the University.
  • Responsible for the formulation and the implementation of the Divisional Work and Strategic Plan.
  • Any other duties that will be assigned to him/her.
2. Legal Officer
Ref: KSU/LO/03/2016
Academic and Professional Requirements
  • Holder of a Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognized institution with 5 years’ work experience.
  • Should be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Should have a Current Law Practicing Certificate.
  • Should be conversant with Information Technology skills as relates to legal matters.
  • Exemplary work performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Handle and advise the University on all Legal Matters.
  • Assist contracted lawyer(s) in all court proceedings involving the University.
  • Attending court and briefing the University authorities on the development of cases.
  • Preparation of agreements and/or contracts for approval by relevant parties.
  • Ensuring that the University adheres to the laid down procedures and regulations in employee matters, disciplinary measures and any other matter which has legal implications.
  • Guide and assist the University Management Board/Council in the interpretation of all legal matters.
  • Any other duties that will be assigned to him/her.
Additional Requirements for both positions
  • Knowledge of National Laws and Policies and Strategies Governing University Education and Planning in Kenya.
  • Applicants should obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • CPS Qualifications will be an added advantage.
Mode of Application:
Applicants must submit ten (10) copies of applications giving details of age, educational and professional qualifications, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number, email address, enclosing copies of testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization accompanied with Curriculum Vitae. 

Applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned.

The applications and information from referees should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 5th August, 2016.

Those who had previously applied need not re-apply.

The Vice Chancellor,
Kisii University,
P.O. Box 408- 40200,

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Kisii University is an equal opportunity employer

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