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Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs

Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a state owned University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012. The University is located in Meru County, along the Meru-Maua road.
MUST aspires to be a World Class University of Excellence in Science and Technology. The mission of the University is to provide Quality University Education, Training and Research in Science, Technology and Innovation.
MUST is a center of excellence in Innovation, Technology, Engineering, Food Science and Agriculture that are some of the key enablers of Kenya’s National agenda including Vision 2030 and the Big Four agenda.
·         Academic planning and development;
·         Academic policies and procedures;
·         Teaching and training which includes planning for academic programmes, preparation of syllabi and their regulations, timetables, examinations, certificates and transcripts and graduation, library services, and students attachment and training of academic staff;
·         Students affairs which include admissions and records, University students welfare (recreational, sports and games), counselling and discipline;
·         Academic support services which include library services, co-ordination of the allocation of resources for academic purposes and safety in teaching areas;
·         Academic quality assurance.
·         Allocation of academic facilities such as buildings, rooms and offices in the University as well as the formulation of the rules governing their allocation and utilization;
·         Planning and coordination of election of Deans of Schools.
·         Exercise such other powers, and discharge other academic functions as are assigned to him/her by the Vice-Chancellor in accordance with the statutes;
·         Shall be a member of Senate and University Management Board.
·         Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned Ph.D. from a recognized University;
·         Have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience at a senior lecturer position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence;
·         Be registered with, and be an active member of professional associations in his/her profession;
·         Have held senior administrative posts of at least Chair of Academic department or leadership of comparable levels in a university or other institutions of higher learning for at least five (5) years;
·         Possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer-refereed journal publications and university level books or book chapters and supervision of masters and doctoral students;
·         Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate teaching and research functions in the University;
·         Have the capacity to promote learning in competitive environment through commitment to academic excellence;
·         Possess demonstrable knowledge of Performance Contracting and Quality Management System and strategic planning in academic development of the University;
·         Have demonstrated ability to attract research grants and other awards;
·         Have excellent understanding of current trends in university education and training globally and the factors and conditions shaping development of university education in Kenya;
·          Have demonstrated competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
·         Demonstrate capacity to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market and society driven academic programmes
·         Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Demonstrate ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated creative solutions.
·         Have knowledge and understanding of computerized management information systems, applications and tools.
·         Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
·         Comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on leadership and integrity.

Chief Legal Officer
Grade 14 –      MUST/ADM/05/18 (1 POST)
The Chief Legal Officer shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for efficient legal, advisory and secretariat services of the Council.
·         Serving as Secretary to the Council and all its Committees
·         Guiding the Council on the key Governance and compliance issues
·         Recording and circulating minutes of the Council
·         Acting as custodian of seals, minutes and various records to ensure conformity with regulations
·         Proactively promoting good governance in all committees of Council
·         Providing guidance to the Council and its committees about its responsibilities and accountabilities under the Universities Act, Charter and Statutes; and on how these should be discharged
·         Ensuring that the Council and its committees adopt best practice in all their work
·         Working closely with the Vice Chancellor to ensure that Council meetings and business are conducted efficiently and in compliance with relevant legislation.
·         Review university’s legal and regulatory framework to ensure compliance, removal of impediments and security of member’s contributions.        
·         A Master’s Degree in Law
·         Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized University
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the LSK, and have a valid practicing certificate.
·         Certified Public Secretary and member of ICPSK with a valid membership certificate
·         At least 3 years’ experience as a board Secretary in a large corporation.
·         Fully computer literate
·         Proven knowledge of corporate regulatory and company law, rules and norms
·         Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
·         Be of high integrity and ensure confidentiality.
·         Have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
·         Comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on leadership and integrity.

Deputy Chief Security Officer
GRADE 11/12 – MUST/ADM/04/18 (1 POST)
The Deputy Chief Security Officer shall be responsible to the Vice Chancellor and will be in charge of the Department of Security and Safety, in overall management, direction, control and co-ordination of Security Operations at the University.
·         In-Charge of the security department.
·         Responsible for security matters related to students and staff.
·         Manage security intelligence systems within the University
·         Carry out any investigation requested by Vice-Chancellor
·         Investigation of disciplinary matters as referred by Management Board
·         Attend to all security meetings in all Campuses
·         Plan and organize training for security staff

·         Execute periodic security surveys for all campuses
·         Liaise with the external security agent
·         Advisor to the University Management Board on security Issues
·         Responsible for formulation, planning and control of the departmental budget
·         Effective coordination and implementation of policies in the department
·         Responsible for formulation and implementation of departmental strategic plan
·         Responsible for the procurement of stores for the department
·         Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time
·         Must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology/Security Science or its equivalent from a recognized Institution. A Master Degree in Criminology/Security Science will be an added advantage
·         Must have worked with any of the Disciplined Forces of Kenya for at least ten (10) years
·         Must have served at the level of Chief inspector of police or captain
·         Must have a clean Discharge Certificate
·         Must possess Certificate of Good Conduct
·         Must possess First Aid Certificate
·         Must possess Fire Fighting Certificate
·         Must have at least three (3) years working experience as Security Officer or comparable position
·         Must be Computer literate
·         Must be medically and physically fit

Student Counselor
GRADE 11/12        –       MUST/ADM/06/18  (1 POST)
·         At least a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology
·         Must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling psychology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
·         At least five (5) years post qualification related work experience at a university setting or other institutions of higher learning
·         Applicants with training or education background and experience in designing and conducting training programs for the holistic development of youth will have an added advantage.
·         Excellent guiding, counselling and problem solving
·         Applicants are expected to be computer literate with good written, and oral communication and interpersonal skills among others.

Senior Lecturer
GRADE 13 – MUST/ACA/03/18 
Applicants are invited for post of Senior Lecturer in the following areas: –
·         Mechanical Engineering
·         Mechatronics Engineering
·         Civil Engineering
·         Electrical/Electronic Engineering
·         Biosystems Engineering
·         Quantity Survey
·         Statistics
·         Economics
·         Molecular Biology
·         Biochemistry
·         Human Nutrition and Dietetics
·         Entrepreneurship
·         Computer Science/Information Technology
·         Information Science
·         Actuarial Science/Financial Engineering
·         Environmental Science & Resource Management
·         Architecture
·         An earned Ph. D or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized University.
·         At least three (3) years of teaching experience at the university level as a Lecturer or six (6) years research/industry experience.
·         Successfully supervised at least three (3) post-graduate Students to completion since being appointed Lecturer or equivalent.
·         A minimum of thirty two (32) publication points as a Lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty four (24) should be from refereed scholarly journals.
·         Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
·         Evidence of winning grants either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer.
·         Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable).

Graduate Assistants
GRADE 8 – MUST/ACA/06/18
Applicants are invited for post of Graduate Assistant in the following areas:
·         Mechanical Engineering
·         Mechatronics Engineering
·         Civil Engineering
·         Electrical/Electronic Engineering
·         Biosystems Engineering
·         Quantity Survey
·         Architecture
·         Actuarial Science/ Financial Engineering
·         Economics
·         Have a Bachelor’s degree qualification from accredited and recognized University in the relevant field.
·         Be registered/registrable for Master’s degree qualification.
·         Be registered /registrable with the relevant professional body (Where applicable).

Laboratory Technician
GRADE 5/6/7 – MUST/ACA/07/18
·         Have a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or relevant fields from accredited and recognized University in the relevant field.
·         Have worked in a hospital or Research Laboratory.
·         Be registered /registrable with the relevant professional body (Where applicable).

Skills Laboratory Technologist
GRADE 8 – MUST/ACA/08/18
·         Have a Bachelor’s degree qualification from accredited and recognized University in the relevant field.
·         Be registered/registrable for Master’s degree qualification.
·         Be registered /registrable with the relevant professional body (Where applicable).
How to Apply
·         Application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
·         Applicants must also submit valid clearances from the following bodies;
o    Kenya Revenue Authority
o    Higher Education Loans Board
o    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
o    Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct)
o    Registered Credit Reference Bureau
·         They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
·         Two (2) copies of the application and referees’ confidential reports on the applicants’ suitability for the post should be sent via registered mail or courier “marked with the reference number on the left hand corner of the envelope” and sent to the under-signed to be received on or before 11th December, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
·         Applicants are also required to fill a job application summary form availed in MUST website and send hard and soft copies (Microsoft word document) to (Compulsory)
·         Applicants with foreign earned qualifications should have their certificates certified by the Commission for University Education.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Meru University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employerWomen, marginalized and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
The Vice Chancellor
Meru University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 972-60200

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