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21 Vacancies in Chuka University, Kenya

Chuka University, the second Public University to be chartered, located in a serene breathtaking scenery 186 Kms from Nairobi, invites suitably qualified, highly competent and self-driven candidates to fill the following position:

The Human Resources Manager will work under the Registrar ((Administration and Planning).
The successful candidate will provide strategic planning and guidance in the development, coordination and implementation of Human Resources in the University. She/he will identify and assess university human resource needs including recruitment, training, employee welfare and retirement benefits. She/he will provide timely and accurate information to the University for planning and managerial decision-making.

She/he will deal in HR matters such as appointments, promotions, retirement, disciplinary action, sanction of leave, incentive pertaining to both teaching and non-teaching staff, Coordinate the design, implementation and maintenance of appropriate human resources policies, procedures and systems that attract and retain qualified and experienced Human resource.
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Human resources management, business administration, or a related field
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in a Human Resource office
  • Should demonstrate skills in interpersonal communication, decision-making, organization, leadership, and speaking
  • Should possess the ability to use human resource management
The managerial and operative functions of the Human Resources Manager will include:
  • Provision of leadership for Human Resources Strategic Planning by collecting, analyzing and identifying current and future Human Resources needs within the
  • Implement all Human Resources policies, programmes, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.
  • Develop and monitor an annual budget that includes Human Resources services, employee recognition, sports teams and community events support, company philanthropic giving, and benefits
  • Oversee compliance with regulatory concerns regarding
  • Organize and allocate tasks to staff as per their skills and activities aimed at achieving the overall goals of the
  • Direct and activate employees so that they contribute maximum towards organizational goals. Identify the potentialities of employee through motivation and
  • Plan, organize and direct employee performance by checking, verifying and monitoring achievement according to performance targets and goals and control deviations from the set plan and
  • Assist in recruitment and selection the right candidates for the
  • Issue job descriptions, required qualifications, skills, work experience required for specific job positions, duties and responsibilities and conduct job
  • Manage performance and improve systems by check and analyzing employee job performance by appraising them
  • Assess and determine employee training needs skills and knowledge to enable them perform their job effectively.
  • Ensure that the payroll is checked and that different job types are compensated accordingly. Motivate and provide incentives, bonus, benefits related to a job
  • Ensure employees get services, benefits and provide facilities to enhance employee well- being.
  • Retain employees by minimizing turnover and sustaining best performing employees within the
  • Maintain cordial Labour Relations with regards to the unionized workforce
  • Engage in industrial relations for best Management /Union understanding on wages, promotions, work conditions, welfare activities, leadership, employee satisfaction and other key
  • Document and maintain employee records and information including employment history, work hours, earning history
  • Health and safety of the
  • Participates in executive, management, and company staff meetings and attends other meetings and
  • Develop and administer programmes, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the University strategic
  • Prepare periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal

  • Must have a Master’s degree in Medicine from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery/ Bachelor’s degree in dentistry from a recognized
  • Must be registered in Kenya as a medical practitioner
  • Must have 3 years’ experience in medical practice with exemplary work
  • Treat patients in the area of specialization.
  • Admit and manage patients within the dispensary and outside the
  • Manage the University Health
  • Ensure proper operation of University Health
  • Organizing, planning and controlling resources
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

The applicant must have the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing / Higher Diploma in Nursing from a recognized
  • Be registered as Kenya registered
  • Exemplary work
  • 3 years’ experience as a Nursing Officer I or equivalent.
  • Plan, supervise and co-ordinate nursing
  • Ensure availability of medical supplies
  • Counsel clients, patients and staff under him/her.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or its equivalent and CPA part I
  • Must have a certificate in Computer Assisted Accounting Packages
  • Should show exemplary work performance
  • Should have experience of 2 years as senior account assistant 1
  • Supervise staff under them
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Maintain accountable documents (Register)
  • Maintain and update assets register
  • Supervise the preparation of cash books and bank reconciliation statements
  • Ensure the remittance of all statutory deductions as per the law
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by immediate supervisor

  • KCSE Certificate with a minimum grade of C- (minus)
  • Certificate in relevant field
  • On the job training
  • Exemplary work performance
  • 3 years’ experience as Custodian II
  • Assist in maintenance of security in the students’ hostels
  • Ensure cleanliness in the hostels
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of students and their visitors in hostels
  • Verify room occupancy
  • Conduct checks of facilities and properties
  • Ensure no authorized individuals have access to hostels
  • Report on repair works in their respective hostels
  • Issue and manage stores in their respective hostels
  • Any other duties assigned by immediate supervisor

For appointment to this post a candidate must have:
  • Master’s degree in the relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized
  • 3 years’ experience as Estates Manager Grade
  • In charge of estates department.
  • Responsible for maintenance of university plants, properties and equipment.
  • Submission of plant, property and equipment reports to the University.
  • Advise management on the physical development of the university.
  • Formulate and submit policy proposal on physical infrastructure and development of the university.
  • Responsible for preparation and control of budget
  • In-charge of staff matters within the department
  • Responsible for formulation of strategic plan of the department
  • Responsible for the organization, management and performance of all functions of the department.
  • Any other duties that may assign by immediate supervisor

For appointment to this post a candidate:
  • Bachelor’s degree/HND in Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Exemplary work
  • 2 years’ experience as Elevator Installer and Repairer or equivalent
  • Detect and disassemble defective units, and repair or replace parts such as locks, gears, cables, and electric
  • Inspect wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment will operate
  • Maintain installed electrical wires, controls and attached conduits along shaft walls on every floor, plastic-covered wires through the conduit cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment operates
  • Using test equipment, locate malfunctions in brakes, motors, switches, signal and control systems,
  • Maintain a log book that detail records of all repairs and checks performed
  • Prepare a scheduled maintenance plan
  • Operate elevators to determine power demands, and test power consumption to detect overload
  • Read and interpret blueprints to understand and determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations in case of a
  • Test all newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications, such as stopping at floors for the set amounts of
  • Participate in additional training to keep skills up-to-date.
  • Adjust safety controls, counterweights, door mechanisms, and components such as valves, ratchets, seals, and brake
  • Assemble, install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, and dumbwaiters, using hand and power tools, and testing devices such as test lamps, ammeters, and
  • Check that guide shoes and rollers are attached to minimize the lateral motion of cars as they travel through
  • Check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying standards are conformed
Further Details
Interested applicants are advised to visit Chuka University website at
for the conditions for eligibility, requirements and other details for all the positions.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit ten (10) copies of application letters giving details of their age, Education and professional qualifications, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s day telephone and email address, and enclosing duly certified copies of certificates and testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicants’ competence accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae.
Applicants should request their referees to write and send their confidential recommendation letters on their behalf directly to the undersigned. The name and the reference number of the position for which application is made should be clearly indicated on the envelope.
 Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday 31st January, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Vice Chancellor
Chuka University
P.O Box 109-60400
Chuka University is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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