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University Vice Chancellor (Designate) Job Vacancy in Kenya

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Vice Chancellor (Designate)

A membership-based, not-for-profit business development organization is in the process of sponsoring a University.

The proposed University will offer relevant programmes on management leadership and development.

The University targets to have a continental outlook with global linkages and benchmarks.

In this regard, the organization is seeking to recruit a forward looking and results oriented individual to fill the position of the Vice Chancellor (Designate).

Reporting to the University Council, the Vice Chancellor (Designate) will be the academic and administrative head of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the initial setting up of the University;
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the University in line with its mission, vision and philosophy;
  • Ensure the formulation and successful implementation of the University’s strategic plan;
  • Oversee the effective and efficient management of the University’s assets and facilities, including human capital, financial, administrative, industrial and information management resources;
  • Ensure the recruitment of qualified faculty and other personnel;
  • Create an enabling environment for knowledge sharing, effective research and consultancy;
  • Provide leadership for fundraising, marketing, communication, networking and strategic linkages with the University’s partners and stakeholders, including government agencies and the business community;
  • Chair meetings of the University Senate and the Management Board to facilitate the achievement of the institutions goal and strategies; and
  • Overall supervision and administration of academic, business and fiscal operations of the University.
Person Specifications
  • A relevant PhD from a recognized University and Post Graduate training in management. Being an Associate Professor or a Full Professor will be an added advantage;
  • Needs to have served in a leadership position for not less than 10 years in a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Must have published articles in refereed journals and published academic books;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing academic programmes;
  • Academician with not less than 10 years’ research and teaching experience;
  • Experience in conducting extensive research supported by publications;
  • Demonstrable leadership and management experience at a senior level in an academic and/or research institution; and
  • Proven track record of resource mobilization for research, scholarships and development.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts to reach us on or before Friday, 17 June 2011, addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place — Waiyaki Way,
P.O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya


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