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Laboratory Technologist
Reporting to the Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the successful candidate in each of the following fields will be expected to support teaching and research activities in the laboratory and engage in service to community, hospitals and industry:

Medical Biochemistry
Pharmaceutics & Pharmacy Practice
Parataxonomist (Botanical or Biological Sciences)

Responsibilities

·         Performing tests and laboratory procedures such as preparing samples, specimen and doing manual tests that are based on detailed instructions and protocol.
·         Planning, documenting, setting up, undertaking (and guiding students on) controlled experiments and trials.
·         Maintaining laboratory use records, with reports as and when needed
·         Providing Semester and Annual inventories reports
·         Preparing laboratory test samples and specimen for examination by faculty and students
·         Discussing results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with faculty and students
·         Operating and maintaining sophisticated instruments and apparatus; and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time.
·         Setting up, calibrating, maintaining, operating and shutting down laboratory instruments.
·         Preparing equipment maintenance schedules and ensuring timely and satisfactory maintenance
·         Maintaining competence in a Laboratory Information System that is crucial to the quality operations of the laboratory.
·         Maintenance of material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products.
·         Actively participating in Quality Improvement Programs essential to ensure that laboratory testing is accurate, timely and meets customer needs.
·         Training and orientating new Laboratory Technologists in the performance and interpretation of tests.
·         Engaging in service to the University, the Profession and to the Community.
·         Adhering to the USIU-Africa Laboratory Safety and Operational Guidelines
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
·         Additional responsibilities for Parataxonomist:
·         Ensuring botanical naming of all trees within the USIU compound
·         Custody, care, maintenance and appropriate utilization of the School’s Botanical Garden
·         Preservation and propagation of selected medicinal plants within the Botanical Garden
·         Setting up, operating and maintaining operational Herbarium and Parasitology /Vectors Museum within the SPHS.

Qualifications

·         Higher National Diploma in the relevant study field from an accredited University (Degree holders are preferred)
·         Relevant experience of three (3) years post-qualification in a Research Institution or at a university is mandatory.
·         Registration with relevant Regulatory Board.
·         Evidence of support given to students during their research projects.
·         Personal Attributes and Competencies
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
·         Confidentiality and integrity;
·         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
·         Good communication skills;
·         Self-motivated;
·         Attention to detail;
·         Adaptability and reliability
·         Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

Senior Digital Marketing Officer
Reporting to the Chief Manager – Marketing and Communications, the Senior Digital Marketing Officer is charged with the responsibility of driving the University’s digital strategy, helping to meet and leverage on the ever-growing dynamics of key stakeholders.
The officer will have excellent understanding of traditional and digital marketing in addition to social media, websites, mobile apps and their analytics; providing sustainable brand solutions using digital technologies.

Responsibilities

·         Development and management of the digital and social media strategy for the university.
·         Develop and educate on digital engagement policies and procedures
·         Provide leadership in the development of a Social Media Agency that encompasses students, faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders in driving positive and balanced conversations.
·         Compellingly communicate the university’s story by envisioning how content will be presented/distributed in formats other than text-based articles, such as infographics, Audio/Visual & Interactive elements.
·         Deliver an excellent user experience by working on quality and compelling content.
·         Lead digital plan development (Search Engine Marketing; Search Engine Optimization; Paid Digital Media (Google AdWords/Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Ads, inbound marketing).
·         Work with stakeholders to define website architecture detailing what sites and social assets the university will maintain.
·         Conduct digital asset audits to map a brand’s global web presence and assess the effectiveness of each asset.
·         Drive lead generation and conversions through digital campaigns.
·         Apply analytics to better profile, target and retarget prospects, adapting campaigns to deliver higher quality responses and improve conversions rates.
·         Research and recommend best practices using analytics and on-going testing.
·         Monitor activity on digital properties and report back and take appropriate action on negative and positive tonality.
·         Monitor ROI goals on all marketing initiatives and adapt accordingly.

Qualifications

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Business or equivalent from an accredited university.
·         A working experience in developing integrated digital marketing strategies.
·         A strong working experience in user-centered design, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process.
·         Extensive experience in Content Management Systems e.g. Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Hootsuite, Adobe Marketing Cloud.
·         Knowledge of photo and video editing to augment text content in various campaigns will be an added advantage.
·         5 years and above relevant work experience managing websites within a content management system framework and digital marketing strategy development and execution.
Skills
·         Demonstrated competence and qualifications in digital marketing, communications, public relations, business and IT.
·         Applicable knowledge and ability in successfully integrating digital channels to deliver multi-channel campaigns.
·         Output oriented, can handle time-sensitive projects and working to deadlines.
·         Can work well with minimum supervision in a diverse team and across various functions both internally and externally.
·         Ability to adapt and learn new technologies and trends in the digital space.
·         Requisite experience in managing online technologies, standards and trends and the capacity to identify opportunities to deliver improved online services.
·         Experience in optimizing digital content through A/B testing.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and liaise at all levels.
·         Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with the website / webserver alone or in conjunction with third parties in a timely manner.
·         Good analytical and research skills including the ability to summarize complex information clearly and concisely.
·         Strong organizational skills with the ability to set and adhere to strict deadlines and to manage competing priorities.
·         Experience in managing day to day social media, mobile apps and website content delivery.
·         Experience in reviewing and renewing corporate websites by engaging user experience.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
·         Confidentiality and integrity;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;

·         Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
·         Good communication skills;
·         Self-motivated;
·         Attention to detail;
·         Adaptability and reliability

Principal Marketing & Communications Officer
Reporting to the Chief Manager – Marketing and Communications, the successful candidate will be part of the Marketing & Communications team charged with the role of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans that raise the profile of USIU-Africa and demonstrate communications best practice.

Responsibilities

·         Build and execute effective and dynamic external communications campaigns.
·         Identify external communication gaps and solutions.
·         Create stakeholder maps, refreshing them regularly based on internal and external influences.
·         Identify and consult stakeholders in developing appropriate communications collateral
·         Track effectiveness of communications tactics and channels, responding to the feedback and experience of stakeholders to continuously improve and benchmark with the global communications strategy.
·         Optimize trends in communications and communications best practice.
Collaborate with communications professionals in the region and globally to ensure consistency in messaging and strategy.
·         Support University-wide communications initiatives
·         Develop processes and channels for seeking and publishing USIU-Africa stories within the Region and globally.
·         Work with faculty to make their research relevant in the mainstream media, including op-ed pieces
·         Research, write and edit compelling stories about USIU-Africa for internal and external use and promotion, working closely with stakeholders.
·         Support marketing programs with developing promotional material including brochures, advertisements, etc.
·         Contribute to internal USIU-Africa newsletters, profiling campus activities and impact; leveraging on them to build external profile of the University.
·         Utilize internal resources to position USIU-Africa in print, digital and social channels.
·         Work closely with relevant offices to populate the USIU-Africa website and social media channels with interesting, balanced, accurate and compelling stories.
·         Supervise interns, volunteers and/or research assistants to help raise profile of USIU-Africa
·         Build and maintain strong relationships with local, regional and international media houses to showcase USIU-Africa’s activities and impact.
·         Influence professional media contacts through thought-leadership, engaging them to help transform the higher education sector by their outputs.
·         Coordinate logistics and liaise with media for on-site events and promotions.
Support all communications for USIU-Africa’s events.
·         Develop concepts and protocols for major campus events.
·         Plan and manage campus wide events that are well thought out and aligned to the USIU-Africa brand and within the allocated budget.

Qualifications

·         Master’s Degree in journalism, communications, business, social sciences or equivalent, from an accredited university.
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Served as Senior Marketing & Communications Officer for a minimum of 5 years.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results5 years and above relevant work experience managing websites within a content management system framework and digital marketing strategy development and execution.
Skills
·         Demonstrated competence and qualifications in communications, public relations, business and IT.
Applicable knowledge and ability in successfully integrating digital channels to deliver multi-channel campaigns.
·         Output oriented, can handle time-sensitive projects and working to deadlines.
·         Can work well with minimum supervision in a diverse team and across various functions both internally and externally.
·         Ability to adapt and learn new trends in the digital space.
·         Requisite experience in managing online technologies, standards and trends and the capacity to identify opportunities to deliver improved online services.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders and liaise at all levels.
·         Good analytical and research skills including the ability to summarize complex information clearly and concisely.
Personal Attributes & Competencies
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
·         Confidentiality and integrity;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
·         Good communication skills;
·         Self-motivated;
·         Attention to detail;
·         Adaptability and reliability

Accountant
Reporting to the Principal Accountant- Receivables in the Department of Finance, the successful candidate will responsible for supporting the day-to-day running of the accounts receivables function.

Responsibilities

·         Handle queries pertaining to student fees balance and issue statements of account as and when required.
·         Maintain and update student accounts
·         Lift holds for registration and financial clearance to students
·         Process student refunds on a monthly basis.
·         Reconcile cafeteria debit notes on a monthly basis
·         Reconcile club accounts and special events account.
·         Reconcile Transport and Student Health insurance accounts
·         Draft letters and prepare invoices for students.
·         Perform other duties assigned

Qualifications

·         An undergraduate degree in business administration (accounts), commerce or a related field from an accredited university.
·         CPA (K) / ACCA (Finalist)
·         At least 3 years of relevant experience in a similar position.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

·         Must have experience working with ERPs and be proficient in Excel.
·         Thorough understanding of IFRS concepts
·         Confidentiality and integrity;
·         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
·         Good Communication skills;
·         Self-motivated;
·         Attention to detail;
·         Adaptability and reliability

Human Anatomy Laboratory Technician
Reporting to the Program Director (Pharmacy Program), in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall maintenance, cleanliness and order in the laboratory and will assist the Laboratory Technologist in the day-to-day activities of the laboratory.

Responsibilities

·         Assisting in preparation of reagents, preservative solutions, samples and specimen for practical classes and examinations.
·         Assisting in identification, collection, handling and preservation of samples and specimen
·         Noting of breakages and other incidences in the laboratories on incidence reports
·         Maintenance of laboratory records and inventory for supplies, reagents & equipment
·         Maintenance of a clean and sanitary working area in accordance with WHO’s Good Laboratory Practices; and general maintenance of laboratory
·         Ensuring the return of all solutions, chemicals and apparatus used in laboratory exercises.
·         Assembling supplies and constructing apparatus; setting up and assisting in conducting classroom experiments and demonstrations.
·         Storage of supplies and equipment; disposing of solutions, used samples and specimen according to guidelines; and keeping storerooms and working areas orderly and clean.
·         Remain abreast of any legislative or industry changes and adjustments that may materially affect health and safety management within the anatomy laboratory
·         Cleans up after each lab session by washing, and if necessary, sterilizing tools, equipment, and supplies.
·         Maintenance of sharps containers and disposable biological waste in accordance with facility protocol.
·         Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

·         Diploma In Medical Laboratory Sciences/ Biological Sciences plus 2 years’ experience as a technician at a
·         University OR Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences/ Biological sciences plus 4 years’ experience as a technician at a University;
·         Certificate in Mortuary Sciences from an accredited university with experience in preparations of human anatomy /pathology specimen;
·         Registration by relevant regulatory body;
Personal Attributes and Competencies
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
·         Confidentiality and integrity;
·         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
·         Good communication skills;
·         Self-motivated;
·         Attention to detail;
·         Adaptability and reliability

Lifeguard
Reporting to the Senior Student Affairs Officer – Sports Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining constant surveillance of patrons in the swimming pool facility, and acting immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency.

Responsibilities

·         Treat the pool with appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule
·         Monitor pool-related activities closely throughout shift and identify any safety issues
·         Direct swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions
·         Monitor weather reports closely to ensure safety of guests
·         Provide swimming lessons and swim team coaching when available
·         Maintain a clean environment in and around the pool
·         Provide assistance to patrons when appropriate or necessary
·         Open the pool each day and close it down each evening, depending on schedule and hours

Qualifications

·         A diploma from an accredited university (Degree is preferred);
·         First Aid Certifications
·         Experience teaching swim lessons or coaching a swim team is highly desirable
·         A minimum of 2 years of lifeguard experience is preferred
Personal Attributes & Competencies
·         Flexible schedule required
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
·         Confidentiality and integrity;
·         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
·         Good communication skills;
·         Self-motivated;
·         Attention to detail;
·         Adaptability and reliability
How to Apply
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 following address by Friday, December 22, 2017.
Director of Administration
United States International University – Africa
P.O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: 
jobs@usiu.ac.ke
www.usiu.ac.ke/jobs
USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.
NOTE:
USIU-Africa has neither appointed any agent(s) to recruit, nor collects any charges/fees on its behalf, for any vacancies it has announced. All University communication to potential candidates is specifically through the following email address: hr@usiu.ac.ke.
Kindly indicate on the subject line (in case of email), whichever position one has applied for

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