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Vacancies in KCA, Nairobi, Kenya

KCA University (KCAU) is ranked the fourth (4th) best private university in Kenya, and is the ninth (9th) best university countrywide by Webometrics World Ranking of Universities.

We are a chartered business and technology university committed to quality service and ethical practices. We are shaping higher education in Kenya, and have embarked on a number of strategic changes, including alliances with renowned universities, development agencies and investors.
KCA University seeks to recruit a highly motivated and innovative candidate to fill the following position;

Facilities Planning & Operations Manager
Objective: Oversee the development, maintenance of the physical university facilities and grounds in a condition of operating excellence, cleanliness and safety so that full educational and operational use is ensured.
Position Summary: Facilities Planning & Operations Manager is responsible for daily operations and planning for Facilities Management; coordinating, directing, supervising and evaluating university-wide buildings and grounds maintenance program and related activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Develop and administer department budget (e.g. plans, controls, monitors, etc.) for the purpose of meeting department objectives in compliance regulator guidelines.
·         Prepare written materials (e.g. work schedules, work orders, solicitations, supporting materials, etc.) for the purpose of documenting and communicating activities as required.
·         Work independently to complete tasks with minimal direction from the supervisor and exercises discretion appropriately for the best interests of the university.
·         Manage maintenance services at the various sites: Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical services including overseeing of support services e.g. messengerial services, front office services and general cleanliness of the facilities.
·         Assess the current condition of electrical, air conditioning, plumbing and other essential facilities and equipment and create a schedule of regular evaluation of the facilities
·         Provide direction to grounds, custodial, and maintenance supervisors, ensuring delivery of a full range of building and grounds maintenance and repair, and supportive work functions; monitors the department activities in compliance with district objectives and quality control standards and work practices.
·         Maintain accurate records of the condition of equipment and other systems in the buildings
·         Participate in the development of policies and procedures that affect the use of supplies and facilities.
·         Ensure the safety of the building or establishment from fire, flood and other hazards through initiating an active campaign on safety measures in the building.
·         Prepare & maintain pertinent records and reports for the university.
·         Participate in preparing annual budget so that the facilities maintenance gets adequate funds for its operation.
·         Educate the workers of the establishment on the proper use and care of its equipment and other facilities.
·         Develop a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan.
·         Develop effective space management strategies to deal with the requirements of the academic program.
·         Establish a service recognition program for Facilities Management and Planning employees.
·         Establish a design guideline and review process to support the renovation and construction process.
Qualifications and Experience
·         Master’s Degree in Project Management or relevant field from a recognized institution
·         Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, land economics or related field from a recognized institution.
·         Minimum 5 years relevant working experience in a recognized institution.
Other Skills and Competences
·         Technically competent, excellent problem solving, analytical, IT and Managerial skills.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
·         Ability to manage complex assignments.
·         Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
·         Good leadership skills

Human Resources Officer
Job Objective: To coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To maintain and update the HR Management Information system and staff records
2. To support Employee recruitment and selection function through
·         Contract management
·         Employee induction
3. To support Institutional compliance with relevant statutory/regulatory requirements and generate relevant staff reports
4. Coordinate the management of the staff medical scheme
5. Manage the HR website homepage in conjunction with webmaster and HRD
6. Coordinate the management of expatriate employees
7. Enhance employee engagement
8. Coordinate the implementation of staff benefits programs and welfare activities
9. Coordinate general HR Administration
10.Coordinate the staff separation
11. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by the HR Director from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience.
·         At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
·         Professional qualification in relevant field
·         2 years’ experience in a busy HR environment
·         Current membership of the IHRM is mandatory
Other Skills and Competencies
·         Computer literacy
·         Knowledge in HRMIS
·         Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
·         Good analytical skills
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV, and three referees via email to to be received not later than 19th October, 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Director Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

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