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Massive Recruitment by Cytonn, Nairobi, Kenya

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects.
In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 6th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.
Cytonn Education Services (CES), has the mandate to provide the education services component of our comprehensive master-planned developments such as day care centers for The Alma in Ruaka, Taraji Heights in Ruaka, and The Ridge in Ridgeways. CES also has the mandate to set up comprehensive education institutions for RiverRun Estates in Ruiru and Newtown in Athi River. As part of this mandate, CES is setting up a Technical College, under the brand name, Cytonn Technical College. The institution shall provide comprehensive, quality technical training up to diploma level, complimented with extracurricular activities. We are therefore looking to acquire and retain the best talent, to be part of this vision.
Student Counselor
Reporting to the Head of Academic Affairs, the Student Guidance & Counseling Officer will be an advocate for students’ well-being, and a valuable resource for their educational advancement. The successful candidate will divide his or her time equally between administrative tasks and providing students with guidance and support. He or she must always be available to students who need help with school work, social stress or other issues that might emerge during the school year.

Responsibilities

·         To develop and implement an all-encompassing educational and counseling plan with modern methods of teaching and mentoring;
·         To impart the core principles of impartiality, ethical behavior and teamwork among colleagues and students;
·         To conduct group or individual sessions with the students to identify problems and provide solutions;
·         To pay attention to cultural or societal differences in dealing with the students;
·         To work with the school administration to improve learning conditions;
·         To work as a mediator between the student and the college authorities whenever conflict arises, and to try to resolve it;
·         To communicate regularly to lecturers, parents/guardians and administrators on behavioral and academic problems encountered by students;
·         To review and prepare regular updates on the progress of students;
·         Any other duties that may be allocated to you by your supervisors from time to time.

Requirements

·         Be a qualified and experienced teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education;
·         Be qualified to teach at college level, preferably in any of the courses on offer at CTC;
·         Have experience in a recognized college, preferably as a student counsellor;
·         Have experience in lecturing, teaching, counselling, conducting training, coaching and motivational speaking;
·         Have experience in individual, group and family counselling and psychotherapy;
·         Be a certified counselor, preferably accredited by the Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association;
·         Be able to provide guidance and counselling on the following: Careers, professional ethics, trauma and bereavement, drug abuse and chemical dependency, among others;
·         Should have outstanding supervisory, problem analysis and listening skills;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions;
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018


Sales & Marketing Assistant
Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Sales and Marketing Assistant will be tasked with raising the visibility of the institution by carrying out an effective marketing and communication plan in order to attract new students;

Responsibilities

·         Coming up with the institutions annual marketing plan and budget, seeking approval for the same and ensuring its implementation within the set budget;
·         Ensuring that the institutions website is up to date and that social media pages provide frequent updates and information on the institution;
·         Providing ideas and input into the development of new marketing materials for all of the institutions marketing channels;
·         Writing and producing marketing material (brochures, posters, flyers etc) for the institution’s programs, liaising with the relevant academic staff to update content as necessary;
·         Sourcing student and alumni testimonials; liaising with in-house and external designers on all production issues;
·         Preparing marketing collateral for the School’s corporate relations activities, and PowerPoint presentations to be used during recruitment events and conferences;
·         Overseeing the design, approval and production of the institution’s promotional merchandise;
·         Seeking and organizing for opportunities to market the institution on various media platforms through interviews. Liaising with, and providing information to, the media and arranging interviews with members of staff where necessary;
·         Sourcing for opportunities for the institution to participate in education related exhibitions and planning for the same;
·         Planning and coordination of the institution’s events;
·         Performing market research and analysis to inform the institution’s marketing plan;

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Sales & Marketing;
·         Must have 2 years’ experience in a similar position. Having worked in a tertiary institution is an added advantage;
·         Should have listening, communication skills, interpersonal, organizational and planning skills;
·         Should be able to work with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with others, and to work cooperatively as part of a team;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Should be able to work with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with others, and to work cooperatively as part of a team;
·         Should have listening, communication skills, interpersonal, organizational and planning skills;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions.
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018

Librarian
Reporting to the Head of Academic Affairs, the Librarian will be in charge of overseeing the general administration of the library.

Responsibilities

·         Ensure that library users follow the rules and regulations of the library;
·         Facilitate user education for first time users of the library;
·         Maintain an up to date database of all library resources and users;
·         Ensure that resource collection records are properly maintained;
·         Ensure the proper maintenance on all library resources, furniture and equipment;
·         Ensure that all library information is classified, catalogued and indexed, using the library of congress on-line library classification system;
·         Organize library information materials, provide assistance to library users and help them locate and use information references;
·         Ensure circulation of books in the library and also accessioning, filing, spine marking and shelving of books and other informational material;
·         Provide recommendations to help library users access useful materials, help them to use computers and remote databases, and the internet to locate information;
·         Provide guidance and recommendation to the management on the books and resources required by lecturers and students, their costs and liaise with the procurement department on the purchase of the same;
·         Work with book binders to bind books that need repairs, newspapers and any other information materials that need binding;
·         Provide recommendations to the management on ways that the library can improve its service delivery and efficiency;
·         Any other duties that may be allocated to you by your supervisors from time to time.

Requirements

·         Be a holder of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Library Studies;
·         Have experience in a distinguished tertiary college and career experience of not less than 2 years, preferably as a Librarian or assistant Librarian;
·         Demonstrate a good understanding of the Ministry of Education’s and TVETA’s college guiding policy;
·         Have experience in using a college library management system;
·         Should have outstanding supervisory, interviewing, problem analysis and listening skills;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions;
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018

Dean of Students
Reporting to the Head of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students will serve as the liaison between the college administration and the student fraternity. The dean of students will coordinate personal services and programs related to the student development and academic success efforts;

Responsibilities

·         Responsible for learning and development of students outside the classroom;
·         Coordinates with academic manager in developing and managing co-curricular and learning opportunities;
·         Direct students in establishing and running activities of various students’ clubs and societies;
·         Supervise and regulate the activities of students’ clubs and societies so as to conform with the college policies and procedures;
·         Guide students in developing a student union constitution;
·         Organize and supervise the student union elections;
·         Work with student groups and other members of the college community in developing extracurricular programmes;
·         Help in establishment of a student culture where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership;
·         Provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies and regulations pertaining to student life, especially those related to alcohol and drug abuse;
·         Administer the policies and regulations of the college as they pertain to students, including disciplinary procedures;
·         Serve as ambassador for college with alumni, students, and community leaders;
·         Direct and assist in planning social, recreational, and curricular programs;
·         Review reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to college policies;
·         Guide students accordingly to seek financial support from financial support providers, such as HELB;
·         Develop a budget for students’ activities and direct appropriations to various activities;
·         Counsel or advise individuals and groups on matters pertaining to personal problems, educational and vocational objectives, social and recreational activities, and financial assistance;
·         Any other duties that may be allocated to you by your supervisors inclusive of teaching some classes.

Requirements

·         Be a holder of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree;
·         Have experience in a distinguished tertiary college and career experience of not less than 2 years, preferably as Dean of Students;
·         Demonstrate a good understanding of the Ministry of Education’s and TVETA’s college guiding policy;
·         Should have outstanding supervisory, problem analysis and listening skills;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions.
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018

Examination Officer
Reporting to the Head of Academic Affairs, the Examination Officer will be in charge of all matters relating to students’ examination registration, booking, administration and records

Responsibilities

·         To manage inquiries received via e-mail and telephone relating to examinations;
·         To process examination entries received from candidates;
·         Ensure that students are registered for their respective examinations on time;
·         Assist in supervision of the conduct of both internal and external examinations;
·         Keep up-to-date with all examination requirements and ensure that staff and students are aware of the relevant regulations
·         Assist in the preparation for and organization of all exams, both internal and external, in accordance with the regulations laid down by the regulators, the examination board and the institutions management;
·         To receive, record and store all examination papers as they arrive and be responsible for all examination stationery;
·         Assist in providing a solution for students who have an exam clash, or other special requirements and ensure arrangements for candidates with special needs are made during their examinations;
·         Be present at the start and finish of each examination session where possible and to check attendance according to seating plans;
·         To deal with and resolve inquiries or complaints regarding any exams from staff, students, parents and exam boards;
·         Any other duties that may be allocated to you by your supervisors from time to time.
·         Having used the Library KOHA system will be an added advantage

Requirements

·         Be a holder of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree;
·         Have experience in a distinguished tertiary college and career experience of not less than 2 years, preferably as an Examination Officer;
·         Demonstrate a good understanding of the Ministry of Education’s and TVETA’s college guiding policy;
·         Have knowledge of various examining bodies, their requirements, and exam schedules;
·         Have experience in exam registration process with various examining bodies;
·         Should have outstanding supervisory, problem analysis and listening skills;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions;
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018

Internal Quality Assurance & Quality Control Assistant
The College Internal Quality Assurance Assistant will advise the Business Manager, Head of Academic Affairs and Heads of Department on matters relating to Quality Enhancement and Assurance for all courses on offer.

Responsibilities

·         Provide leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of quality assurance processes in line with college expectations and TVETA requirements;
·         Work with all teaching and non-teaching staff on improvement and consistency of quality processes within the college to enhance the student learning experience;
·         Oversee the College’s engagement with internal and external quality assurance codes of practice with the aim of maintaining academic standards and enhancing the student learning experience;
·         Promote good practice arising from quality assurance and quality enhancement activity;
·         Be a member of the institution’s examinations committee;
·         In consultation with the head of academic affairs, ensure that the examinations committee is advised on the outcomes of internal and external reviews and that there are opportunities to discuss them at relevant college meetings;
·         Convene and/or attend relevant academic meetings;
·         Produce a quality monitoring report on a term by term basis;
·         Oversee the management of the annual monitoring process within the College and prepare a college level report for the purpose of the TVETA inspections;
·         Review the college’s quality assurance statements to ensure they are appropriate, consistent with college policies and up-to-date;
·         Represent the institution in forums or events, keep up to date with national developments and gain and share information, knowledge and working practices relating to quality assurance;
·         To undertake such other duties as are reasonable in relation to quality assurance policy and good practice.

Requirements

·         At least a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Accounting, ICT, Finance or business related course from a recognized institution;
·         Teaching experience in Hospitality, Business and Accounting or, ICT courses will be an added advantage;
·         Professional qualification in quality assurance and management or other related fields;
·         At least three years’ experience working in a tertiary institution as a quality assurance officer
·         Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office is desirable;
·         Should have outstanding supervisory, problem analysis and listening skills;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions;
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018

Administration Assistant
Reporting to the Head of Academic Affairs, the Administration Assistant will be the first point of contact for the institution, answer all incoming phone calls in a pleasant and informed manner for the purpose of providing information and responding to queries.

Responsibilities

·         Act as the first point of contact for the institution, answer all incoming phone calls in a pleasant, informed manner for the purpose of providing information and responding to queries;
·         Attend to all incoming visitors respectfully and assist in answering their inquiries;
·         Assist in all aspects of maintaining a professional front office, including but not limited to, fielding and directing incoming phone calls to the appropriate staff member in a timely, professional manner, filing and copying of sensitive information, and other related duties;
·         Maintain up to date knowledge on the institution, its offering and any other relevant information and be able to convey the same information to enquiring parties clearly;
·         Consistently exhibits high standards of professional conduct;
·         Assist prospective students and parents with the registration process and readily provide information necessary for them to complete the process efficiently;
·         Sort and stamp out-going correspondence, address envelopes and packages, and prepare printed matter and other material for mailing;
·         Receive, stamp, record and distribute incoming correspondence;
·         Assist with all admissions related tasks, including preparations for and assistance during student inductions and student meetings;
·         Maintain and update the institution’s information, records and database;
·         Ensure that the reception area is kept smart and tidy and that noticeboards are kept up-to-date;
·         Assist with the ordering of stationery, materials and resources and ensuring that stock levels are maintained;
·         Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time.

Requirements

·         Must have achieved at least a Minimum C Grade in high school;
·         A minimum of Diploma in Public Relations or Front Office;
·         Must have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position. Having worked in a tertiary institution is an added advantage;
·         A Bachelors Degree or relevant Diploma in front office management or a related course;
·         Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
·         Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
·         Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
·         Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
·         Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
·         Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
·         Should be able to work with courtesy, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with others, and to work cooperatively as part of a team;
·         Should have listening, communication skills, interpersonal, organizational and planning skills;
·         Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions.
How to Apply
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2018

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