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Multimedia University of Kenya
Vice Chancellor

Job Ref: MMU/VC/4-2013
Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) is a state owned university established by the Kenya Government under the Universities Act 2012, and is among the recently established fully fledged universities. MMU’s main campus is located in a serene environment at Karen 25 kms south of Nairobi City Centre along Magadi road, and 1 kilometre away from Ong’ata Rongai town.
The Mission of the university is to provide quality training in Engineering, Media & Communication, Information & Communication Technology, and Business to meet the aspirations of a dynamic society, while inculcating strong research, outreach, and innovation culture within an efficient team of academic, technical and administrative staff.

The Vision of the university is to be a world-class centre of excellence in training, research and innovation in cutting edge technologies.
Multimedia University of Kenya is rapidly expanding as a centre of excellence in Engineering, ICT, Multimedia and Business Studies. Indeed the university takes pride in having been recently ranked as the top Public University in Kenya in ICT Excellence, and fifth best overall in East Africa.
The Multimedia University of Kenya Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to lead the institution as its first Vice Chancellor.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice Chancellor will be the Chief Executive Officer of the university and will be responsible and accountable for the Council’s and Institution’s mandate.

The successful candidate will:
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the university and represent the university nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • Be the academic and administrative head of the university;
  • Have overall responsibility on the direction, organization and the administration of programs of the university;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the university in accordance with the University’s Master Plan and the Strategic Plan;
  • Maintain efficiency and harmony of the university and ensure enforcement of the statutes and regulations;
  • Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Academics, Finance, Planning and Development; general administration; research and partnerships;
  • Play a key role in the facilitation and maintenance of linkages with government/regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions of higher learning.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:-
  • Be holder of an earned PhD from a recognized university, and should be a Full Professor (or Associate Professor of exemplary performance record), preferably in the areas of Engineering, ICT, Multimedia or Business;
  • Have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience at senior level and demonstrated leadership skills in an academic and/or research institution (at least 6 years at the level of Associate Professor and above);
  • Should have served substantively with demonstrable results at least as a Principal of a Constituent University College or as a Deputy Vice Chancellor of a university, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
  • Should have published in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals, and extensively presented in international conferences;
  • Have good understanding of governance structures, government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and vision 2030, human resource management, procurement and asset disposal legal requirements, further supported by relevant trainings and certificates;
  • Have excellent understanding of the current trends in university education and training in Kenya and globally, and a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of university education in Kenya;
  • Be a leader with potential to plan, develop and implement academic programs and develop strategic institutional linkages;
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Have demonstrated ability to network, fundraise, mobilize training and research grants that will be central to the development of the university;
  • Be registered with a recognized professional association/body in their profession;
  • Be of highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability and professionalism, teamwork and stewardship, and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution. Applicants to submit certificate of good conduct from the CID, clearance certificate from HELB, clearance certificate from KRA, and clearance or relevant documents from EACC.
Terms and Conditions of Service
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service Guidelines and Circulars.
The appointments will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable for a further period of five (5) years through a competitive process or otherwise.
Applicants should submit two copies of an application letter, two copies of a detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations/bodies and linkages), copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts.
They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
Applications should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 17th May 2013.
The Chairman of University Council
Multimedia University of Kenya
P.O. Box 15653 – 00503, 
Nairobi, Kenya
Multimedia University of Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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