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Vacancies in Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Strathmore University is a Chartered University located in Nairobi, Kenya. It was the first multiracial and multi religious educational institution in English speaking Eastern Africa and more recently the first institute of higher learning to be ISO certified in East and Central Africa in 2004.

Director Coaching
Job Description:
This position will be responsible for providing the vision, leadership and strategic direction the organization needs to support all learning in the Business School by translating knowledge to action while serving all stakeholders including students, staff, alumni and external clients. The position will also drive and position Coaching as the main differentiator for the Business School.
Responsibilities:
·         Develop a vision and strategic plan to guide the Coaching and Executive Coaching agenda of the school and act as the professional advisor to the Management Committee on all aspects of the coaching activities. This will also involve conducting official correspondence relating to coaching on behalf of SBS as well as representing SBS at activities that enhance the organization’s profile and visibility,
·         Drive business visibility and marketing strategy for the department including revenue generating sources, sales targets and client engagement platforms for new business. This also involves positioning SBS as a coaching provider of choice for alumni and external clients,
·         Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the coaching department through the development of an operational and Management plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of coaching; drafting policies, procedures and protocols to manage the coaching programs and establishing definable and comparable metrics of a successful coaching program.
·         Liaise with international faculty to design and deliver relevant coaching programs while ensuring that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of Strathmore Business School.
·         Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for coaches & administrators, recruit, interview and select coaches that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission and ensure that they receive an orientation to the SBS coaching concept, and that appropriate training is provided.
·         Implement a performance management system for the coaches, which include monitoring their performance on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
·         Ensure smooth running of operations in the department through the preparation and monitoring of the departmental budget and monitor the monthly cash flow.
·         Drive the research and development of coaching including the compiling of anecdotal evidence in both, write cases related to organizational and personal agenda success stories and present research papers in relevant promotional platforms.
Job Requirements: 
The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
·         A master’s degree in a relevant field.
·         Recognized coach and mentor certifications by International regulatory bodies of coaching  and mentoring
·         At least 8 years’ experience in a senior management position
·         Strong interpersonal skills to manage diverse stakeholders
·         Business acumen
·         Good networking skills
·         An eye for opportunities and courage to follow through
·         Ability to delegate and empower their team as they undertake their duties while he/she focusses on strategic and leadership functions
·         Visionary (ability to create a compelling vision and communicate it enthusiastically and consistently)

Management Accountant
Reporting: Finance Manager
Relationships And Contact: Staff, External Stakeholders
Job Purpose:
The position holder will be responsible for the provision and the maintenance of timely, accurate, complete and reliable financial reports to facilitate decision making in Strathmore Business School.
Responsibilities:
·         Financial and Management Reporting: Facilitate decision making by preparing accurate and complete financial reports and any other ad hoc financial report as per the agreed internal standards and timelines, and the generally accepted local and international financial reporting guidelines;
·         Payment Processing: Facilitate timely processing of payments by ensuring that payments for staff and suppliers are paid and the accounting entries are accurately captured in Kuali Financial system;
·         Budget Processing, Preparation, Planning and Reviewing: Assist the Finance Manager in preparation of the school’s annual budget, assist the Programs Directors in preparation of budgets for customized programs and review all short programs budgets;
·         Bank Reconciliations: Review all bank reconciliation statements monthly and resolve any reconciling differences;
·         Petty Cash Management: Approve petty cash replenishments and verify cash counts monthly;
·         Approvals: Approve all accounting Journal entries;
·         Grant Reporting: Prepare and submit Grant financial reports for the grant on a quarterly basis’
·         Auditing: Prepare for and coordinate external and internal audits by providing appropriate documentation as requested by auditors as well as clearance of matters identified during the audit.
·         Any other duty that may be assigned by management relating to management reports
 Job Requirements 
The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
·         A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or business-related field;
·         Professional qualification in Finance or Accounting such as CFA, CPA or ACCA;
·         At least 5 years’ accounting experience in an educational institution.
·         A good appreciation of financial reporting
·         Attention to detail
·         Ability to multitask
·         Ability to work under minimal supervision
·         Excellent analytical skills
·         Excellent communication skills
How to Apply
If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting the position on the subject title to the Human Resource Manager, Strathmore Business School, to careers@sbs.ac.ke by end of the day (5:30 pm) Friday 22nd November 2019. Due to the large number of applications we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The application package should consist of a single PDF file with;
·         An application letter (not exceeding 1,000 words)
·         An updated Curriculum Vitae
·         A statement of coaching philosophy

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