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The Catholic University of Eastern Africa wishes to recruit a dynamic, qualified and result oriented person to fill the position of Dean of the School of Business.
 
Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor / Academic Affairs
and Research.
 
JOB SUMMARY: Provide academic / administrative leadership and conducive environment for learning, teaching, research and community service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.           Offer academic leadership to the faculty hence promoting quality research, teaching and community service programmes in the faculty;
2.           Oversee/supervise all functions of the faculty including formulating and reviewing all programmes;
3.           Monitor and evaluate strategic and development plans, realistically and timely 4. Coordinate staff and students recruitment in the faculty;
4.           Organize and chair Faculty Academic and Examination board meetings;
5.           Promote unity, justice and peace in the faculty;
6.           Represent the Faculty in the University Management Board, Senate and other Committees;
7.           Oversee budget development and implementation as the Chief Accounting Officer in the Faculty;
8.           Supervise and appraise the Heads of Departments, lecturers and administrative staff within the Faculty;
9.           Be a link between the faculty and various professionals, other faculties, alumni directorate and institutions;
10.        Promote a conducive working environment in the faculty including spiritual and social welfare;
11.        Present students for graduation;
12.        Oversee timely processing of trimester examinations as the Chief Examination Officer of the faculty;
13.        Lead the faculty in resource mobilization to ensure availability of essential resources to support faculty programmes;
14.        Promote professional development of all staff;
15.        Ensure effective implementation of performance management system in the faculty;
16.        Promote University’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
17.        Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
·                     Should be a Phd holder or equivalent;
·                     At the level of Senior lecturer and above
·                     Taught for at least seven years at University level;
·                     Evidence of administration experience;
·                     Evidence of academic leadership;
·                     Should have excellent team leadership skills;
·                     Proficiency in computer packages;
·                     Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills;
·                     Should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.

Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.

NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of Registrar, Academics.
 
Reporting to: Deputy Vice Chancellor / Academic Affairs and Research
 
JOB SUMMARY: To provide leadership to plan, organize and manage all of the activities related to the admissions, enrolment records and registration of students, including serving as the official authorized keeper of the University's student records.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·                     Responsible for effective administrative academic systems in line with University policies and procedures in line with the best practices;
·                     Ensure effective coordination and planning of units to be taught in accordance with University curricula/syllabuses, and rules and regulations governing the implementation of academic programmes;
·                     Organise and administer the records, registration and graduation functions, including transcript evaluations, health profession admissions and the IAI certification process in order to provide maximum service to students while ensuring efficient and effective workflow;
·                     Ensure the integrity, accuracy and security of academic records (production and issuance of official academic transcripts and certificates) of current and former students;
·                     Ensure effective students admission, registration and enrolment;
·                     Interpret and enforce policies and regulations of the University touching on academic matters;
·                     Provide leadership and develop appropriate recommendations for the implementation of related technology application in support of enhanced services offered through registration and records;
·                     Develop and administer the departmental budget;
·                     Problem solve the research, analysis and resolution of student disputes as they relate to records and registration;
·                     Collaborate with administrators, deans, faculty, IT and counsellors to facilitate and improve services to students, including catalogue and registration/records policy;
·                     Serves as Secretary to the Senate;
·                     Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
·                     Integrity and accuracy of students’ records.
·                     Effective administration of academic systems.
·                     Systematic coordination of delivery of academic programmes.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
·                     PhD or equivalent doctoral degree.
·                     Eight years of experience in an administrative role in a learning institution.
·                     Demonstrated understanding of the application of technology to deliver records and registration services.
VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
·                     Integrity - ensures ethical practices and integrity.
·                     Professionalism – maintains a professional approach based on ethics and CUEA values.
·                     Excellent organizational and analytical skills communication and interpersonal skills.
·                     Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
·                     Ability to guide, counsel and mentor students.
·                     A proven record in working successfully with diverse populations.
·                     Outstanding managerial and administrative capability to collaborate effectively with college departments and cross-functional teams.
·                     Proven leadership skills.
·                     Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.

Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.

NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa wishes to recruit a dynamic, qualified and result oriented person to fill the position of Dean of the Faculty of Science.

Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor / Academic Affairs and Research.
 
JOB SUMMARY: Provide academic / administrative leadership and conducive environment for learning, teaching, and research and community service.
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·                     Offer academic leadership to the faculty hence promoting quality research, teaching and community service programmes in the faculty;
·                     Oversee/supervise all functions of the faculty including formulating and reviewing all programmes;
·                     Monitor and evaluate strategic and development plans, realistically and timely
·                     Coordinate staff and students recruitment in the faculty;
·                     Organize and chair Faculty Academic and Examination board meetings;
·                     Promote unity, justice and peace in the faculty;
·                     Represent the Faculty in the University Management Board, Senate and other Committees;
·                     Oversee budget development and implementation as the Chief Accounting Officer in the Faculty;
·                     Supervise and appraise the Heads of Departments, lecturers and administrative staff within the Faculty;
·                     Be a link between the faculty and various professionals, other faculties, alumni directorate and institutions;
·                     Promote a conducive working environment in the faculty including spiritual and social welfare;
·                     Present students for graduation;
·                     Oversee timely processing of trimester examinations as the Chief Examination Officer of the faculty;
·                     Lead the faculty in resource mobilization to ensure availability of essential resources to support faculty programmes;
·                     Promote professional development of all staff;
·                     Ensure effective implementation of performance management system in the faculty;
·                     Promote University’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
·                     Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
·                     Should be a Phd holder or equivalent;
·                     At the level of Senior lecturer and above
·                     Taught for at least seven years at University level;
·                     Evidence of administration experience;
·                     Evidence of academic leadership;
·                     Should have excellent team leadership skills;
·                     Proficiency in computer packages;
·                     Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills;
·                     Should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.
 
Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.

NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of Head of ICT.

Reporting to: Deputy Vice Chancellor / Academic Affairs and Research
 
JOB SUMMARY: To provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of the University’s ICT strategies and policies; develop information technology and telecommunication systems and manage ICT risk and security
 
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.           Review and implement ICT standards, policies and procedures in line with best practice in the industry and CUEA’s overall strategy.
2.           Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP).
3.           Liaise with the different divisions and departments to understand their ICT requirements and discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines.
4.           Lead both internal and third party service providers to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer software, networks and information systems as per the University’s requirements.
5.           Ensure the provision of all key ICT services as per Service Level agreements with the other divisions and departments within the University.
6.           Develop standard operating procedures and best practices, including providing written protocols and guidance to IT staff and to end-users.
7.           Identify the most appropriate procurement options for ICT to support the University’s objectives in liaison with the Supply Chain and Finance team and participate in the pre-qualification, negotiation and contracting of third party ICT service providers.
8.           Develop, review and implement CUEA’s ICT Security, disaster recovery and Business Continuity Plans.
9.           Work with HR to develop and implement training programs to broaden ICT skills in the University.
10.        Keep up to date with the latest technologies and determine what new technology solutions and implementations will meet University and system requirements.
11.        Develop and recommend appropriate actions to deliver efficient and effective ICT services.
12.        Prepare quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports.
13.        Coordinate ICT projects in liaison with the user departments.
14.        Develop ICT budgets and manage all ICT operational and capital expenditures by obtaining competitive prices from suppliers, to ensure cost effectiveness.
15.        Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
·                     Work closely with VC and DVCs.
·                     Work Deans and HODs.
·                     Build strong relationship with key stakeholders, donors and development partners.
KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
·                     Project and general management knowledge and expertise.
·                     Information Security Standards/practices.
·                     Software development
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
·                     At least master’s degree in Information Systems
·                     Over 10 years’ working experience with at least 6 years in senior management position.
·                     ICT related Certification
·                     Qualification in Business/Systems Administration will be an added advantage
VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
·                     Integrity, honesty and ethics.
·                     Strong skills in software development

·                     Abreast of leading edge developments in ICT.
·                     Demonstrate good planning and organizational skills.
·                     Excellent verbal & written communication.
·                     Excellent analytical skills.
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills.
·                     Professionalism – maintains a professional approach based on ethics and CUEA values.

Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.
 
Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.

NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of Corporate Secretary.
 
JOB SUMMARY: To provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional legal services including overseeing, scheduling and coordinating the provision of corporate services as necessary.
 
REPORTING: The job holder reports to the Vice Chancellor.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·                     Provide CUEA staff, management and committees as applicable with high quality legal and related advice/analyses tailored to University needs, on matters pertaining to all aspects of CUEA’s statutory mandate and related matters;
·                     Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the affairs of the institution by disseminating the decisions of the Management Board to relevant Managers for implementation;
·                     Provide legal interpretation of statutory and regulatory provisions.
·                     Prepare and review contracts, leases and other legal documents;
·                     Prepare legal reports, advice and opinions;
·                     Represent CUEA in Court matters as need arises;
·                     Review formulated legal policies and procedures and verify adherence to internal and external regulations;
·                     Sensitize other CUEA departments on legal matters pertaining to the organization;
·                     Prepare standard contracts with third parties and advise the CUEA administration on legal contract best practice;
·                     Manage and coordinate CUEA’s approach towards litigation/other proceedings to which CUEA is party or potentially party;
·                     Contribute to the development of CUEA policies, regulations and related material pertaining to CUEA’s statutory functions/powers;
·                     Undertake legal research as required and keep abreast on legal and policy developments;
·                     Participate in Committees and other fora of relevance as required;
·                     Manage the sourcing of external legal services;
·                     Manage CUEA’s relationships with external providers of legal services on an ongoing basis;
·                     Perform any other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
 
Knowledge of:
·                     The Constitution of Kenya 2010.
·                     Contracts law.
·                     Procurement Legislation.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
·                     Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Law or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from recognized institution. Masters Degree in Law will be an added advantage.
·                     Be a Certified Public Secretary – CPS (K).
·                     Five (5) years’ post-admission experience, three (3) of which should be in a similar position.
·                     Membership to the Law society of Kenya (LSK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (CPS-K).
·                     Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
·                     Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.
·                     Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.
VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
·                     Integrity, honesty and ethics.
·                     Logical reasoning.
·                     Attention to detail.
·                     Good negotiations skills.
·                     Strong analytical skills.
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
·                     A confident and assertive manner.
·                     Good public relations, communication and interpersonal skills.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.
 
Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.

NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.


The Catholic University of Eastern Africa wishes to recruit a dynamic, qualified and result oriented person to fill the position of Director for Quality Assurance and Academic Programmes.
 
JOB SUMMARY:
·                     Provide leadership in championing and promoting quality assurance to ensure that the University offers quality research, teaching/learning and community service;
·                     Formulate strategies and plans for effective and efficient implementation of quality assurance programmes;
·                     To ensure timely review and development of academic programmes.

Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Office of Vice Chancellor.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.           Plan and direct Quality Assurance Programmes;
2.           Provision of leadership on the strategic direction for Quality Assurance for the organization;
3.           Oversee the implementation of internal quality assurance with the collaboration of all function heads;
4.           To ensure that CUEA policy on curriculum development is in consonance with the CUE (Commission For University Education) Guidelines for designing curriculum for University Academic Programmes.
5.           To coordinate the inspection of academic programmes and facilities by regulating bodies such as CUE;
6.           To provide the link between CUEA and accreditation bodies (CUE, Interuniversity council of eastern Africa) on academic programme development and harmonization of university education in the region;
7.           Present regular reports to the Management Board on functioning of the CUEA Quality Assurance System and the performance of QMS; and advise on the areas of improvement;
8.           To oversee the evaluation of Academic programmes for CUEA, Constituent Colleges and Affiliate Institutions before presentation to CUE.
9.           Ensure that the quality assurance evaluations are carried out and analyzed on time;
10.        Coordinate the Quality Management Committee;
11.        Coordinate the ISO Core Committee;
12.        Formulate plans for training and sensitization programmes for quality assurance;
13.        Liaise with external parties on matters of quality assurance on behalf of CUEA;
14.        Represent the Directorate in the University Management Board, Senate and other committees;
15.        Ensure the processes needed for QMS are established, implemented and maintained;
16.        Ensure that Management Review Meetings are held in consultation with the Vice Chancellor and that all recommendations are implemented;
17.        Ensure the promotion of awareness of customer requirement throughout the organization;
18.        Represent the Directorate in the University Management Board, Senate and other committees;
19.        Oversee budget development and implementation as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Directorate;
20.        Ensure effective implementation of performance management system in the Directorate;
21.        Promote University’ Mission, Vision and Core Values;
22.        Perform any other duties appertaining to quality assurance as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
·                     Should have a PhD or its equivalent;
·                     Should have at least seven (7) years’ experience in senior administrative and academic leadership position;
·                     Should be at least at the level Senior Lecturer;
·                     Should be an outstanding scholar with a proven record in promoting ethical scientific research, quality teaching/learning and community service in the University;
·                     Should have outstanding organizing, people mobilization and negotiating skills;
·                     Should be customer oriented with a clear understanding of the University’s customers’ needs, preferences and interests.
·                     Ability to offer leadership in higher education, quality promotion and assurance;
·                     Evidence of in-depth and extensive knowledge of higher education and related quality assurance policies, processes and issues;
·                     Experience in teaching in higher education;
·                     Should have knowledge about the emerging trends, practices and policies affecting University education in Kenya and beyond;
VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
·                     Must be a team player;
·                     Should be result-oriented with a passion for quality services;
·                     Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills;
·                     Must be a person of integrity; morally upright and mature;
·                     Must be able to work under minimum supervision;
·                     He/she should be flexible and adaptable enough to work in a multicultural environment;
·                     Should have the ability to guide and mentor students.
Applications should reach the Registrar, Administration and Human Resources on or before 5th January 2018.
 
Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.

NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.


The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of Head of Communications & International Relations.
 
Reporting to: Vice Chancellor
 
JOB SUMMARY: To develop and implement internal and external communications strategies, and lead in building strong international linkages and partnerships towards the attainment of the University’s Strategic objectives.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.           Work with the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellors to plan, lead, monitor and manage the University’s internal and external communications.
2.           Periodically direct the University on viable ways of branding and rebranding CUEA – that is, build and maintain the corporate brand in consultation with Students Recruitment Officer.
3.           Develop and implement external and internal communications/public relations strategies and policies to establish strategic and long-term links with key influencers, and persuade local, national and international decision makers.
4.           Provide advice to the University in matters of communication, promotional opportunities and crisis management, and oversee production of news and feature stories, publicity materials, press releases, photographs and videos, and other strategic communications.
5.           Enhance and protect the University’s reputation/profile by managing relationships with external stakeholders including media.
6.           Oversee the University’s electronic communications including supervision of content and web administration.
7.           Ensure a cordial working relationship with affiliate and Constituent Colleges, correspond with them and advise them on quality assurance aspects of their programmes in liaison with DQA.
8.           Ensure continuing education linkage services are coordinated, planned and accredited.
9.           Ensure that academic programmes inspections are carried out in Constituent Colleges in liaison with DQA.
10.        Monitor and evaluate CUEA’s partnerships and correspondence with internal and external partners.
11.        Develop and coordinate partnerships and collaborations with other Institutions for linkages inclusion.
12.        Source and coordinate scholarships received through partnerships and work closely with the Students Recruitment Officer to recruit international students.
13.        Formulate and implement viable community service programmes that make the University visible in the society.
14.        Organize and coordinate exchange programmes for students with other institutions.
15.        Budget responsibility for the Corporate Communications function, including profiling and regular evaluation of expenditure.
16.        Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
·                     Work closely with Vice Chancellor and DVCs.
·                     Work with Deans, HODs and ICT Manager.
·                     Build strong relationship with key stakeholders, donors and development partners.
KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
·                     Increased inter-departmental communication.
·                     Enhanced University’s image
·                     Media relations
·                     Stakeholder relations.
·                     Website traffic.
·                     University Linkages and Affiliation.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
·                     Masters Degree in Communications, Public Relations or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
·                     At least 5 years of corporate communications, collaborations and international linkages experience in a similar position, preferably in the higher education sector.
·                     Proficiency on Computer Packages like Microsoft Office.
·                     Significant experience in a senior communications role with demonstration of a measurable improvement in communications impact.
·                     Track record of success in developing strategy and action plans which have achieved their goals in a relevant and complex organization.
·                     Relevant experience in creating and managing corporate communications strategy across an organisation both internally and externally, ideally in a knowledge-led organisation.
·                     Demonstrable success in creating and executing an effective media and public relations strategy which has had a significant impact on reputation awareness.
·                     Experience of high profile media relations.
·                     Experience in print and electronic media advert development.
·                     Experience in academic linkages.
VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
·                     High level of integrity, professionalism and discretion when handling confidential information.
·                     Ability to develop high level networks and partnerships.
·                     Ability to deliver results and meet customer expectations.
·                     Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
·                     Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills.
·                     Excellent networking and relationship management skills and the ability to work across organizational boundaries.
·                     Excellent negotiating and diplomacy skills with the ability to manage through influence internally and externally.
·                     Problem solving skills.
·                     Dynamic, mature and self-driven leader.
·                     Exceptional, visionary and strategic leadership skills.
·                     High sense of initiative and creativity.
·                     Good understanding of legal framework, policies and regulations governing university education in Kenya;
·                     Be customer oriented with a clear understanding of the University’s customers’ needs, preferences and interests.
·                     Persuasive with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·                     Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.

Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.


NB: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES SHALL BE CONTACTED.

Contact Information

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Administration, Finance And Planning
P.O. Box 62157 - 00200 
Nairobi - Kenya
 
Telephone: (020)2525811-5
 
Fax: 254-20-891084
 
E-mail: admin@cuea.edu

Rev. Dr. Pius Male Ssentumbwe
Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Administration, Finance and Planning

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