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Manager (Academic Administration) Job in Kenya


Position: Manager (Academic Administration)

Location:
 Nairobi

Our client, a private non- profit international University with 13 teaching sites in 8 Countries seek to fill in a position of Academic Manager.

This is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. It offers academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
 

Reporting to the Provost, the Manager Academic Administration will support the Provost in the development of academic strategy and implementation plans. 

S/he will also manage annual budgets, monitor academic performance and participate in reviews including special projects. 

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the development of the University’s  overall academic strategy, especially shaping and guiding the work of ad hoc task forces or working groups set up to further the Academic Strategy design and implementation, including setting up and facilitating discussions; articulating and synthesizing concepts, ideas, and generating feedback and responses for further consideration
  • Designing a portfolio of projects in close consultation with the Provost that support the development and implementation of the Academic Plan, measure its quality and outcomes and/or fine-tune its direction
  • Undertaking key Projects as required or oversee and monitor the successful delivery of agreed projects undertaken by others
  • Establishing program office functions to manage large projects and/or institute structured Project management methods to ensure that projects are successfully delivered on time and within budget 
  • Undertaking feasibility studies, option appraisals and project evaluations as required
  • Overseeing the development of annual budget and activity plans from respective academic entities, and for the Provost’s office, which support the delivery of the academic strategy and its implementation plans
  • Working with the Provost and the Deans, strengthen the process and measures for quarterly and annual monitoring and review of departments performance against their annual plan goals and deliverables within the academic strategy.
Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree from a recognized university
  • At least 5 years in Management preferably within an academic setting or developmental sector
  • Must be a strategic thinker
  • Excellent interpersonal, team-working skills and project management skills
  • S/he should be flexible, creative and have the ability to work under pressure with attention to detail.
To apply 

Please send your curriculum vitae to recruitment@careerdirections.co.ke before Monday 8th April 2013 indicating the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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