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Nov 29, 2017

Kaimosi Friends University College Principal

Kaimosi Friends University College
(A Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology)
Declaration of Vacancy for Position of Principal
Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO) is a Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. The University College is established under Section 3 of the Kaimosi Friends University College Order, 87 of 2015. 

The University College is located in Vihiga County within a serene environment conducive for learning. KAFUCO aims to fulfill its Vision of being a center of academic excellence, innovation and holistic development.
The Council of the University College invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent academic and credentials to provide strategic and visionary leadership to the University College in the positions of the Principal and Deputy Principals of the College. 

The successful applicants are expected to take the lead in spurring robust infrastructural development, ensuring financial stability and growth, expansion of innovation and relevant academic programmes, an enhanced student population, and result oriented staff management.
Vacancy for Position of Principal
Ref. KAFUCO/01/2017
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
  1. Must be a full Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate degree for at least three (3) years from a recognized University;
  2. Have at least ten (10) years of hands-on academic and research experience at senior level and demonstrated leadership and management skills in an academic or research institution;
  3. Should have served substantively for eight (8) years with demonstrable results at least as academic dean or director and above in a recognized University;
  4. Be outstanding and internationally recognized scholar as evidenced by publications in internationally refereed journals or University level books (at least ten (10) in the last five years);
  5. Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in formulating and managing academic programmes, successfully supervised Masters and Ph.D. students and mentoring postgraduate and academic colleagues;
  6. Have a good understanding and demonstrated experience of governance structures, Public Finance management and fiscal policies, infrastructural growth, strategic planning and Vision 2030, performance management, human resource management and development, procurement and asset disposal legal requirements;
  7. Have an excellent understanding of 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;
  8. Have demonstrated ability and experience in managing student affairs and strategic institutional linkages;
  9. Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  10. Have demonstrated ability to network, fundraise, mobilize training and research grants towards the development of the University;
  11. Must be of high ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism, teamwork and stewardship and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution.
  12. Applicants with postgraduate qualification in management sciences will have an added advantage.
  13. Comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Core Competence
The following core competencies and skills are required:
  1. Firm, fair and transparent style of management;
  2. Ability to espouse and promote the national values and principles of governance;
  3. Be a visionary and results oriented leader;
  4. Possess transformative leadership skills;
  5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  6. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Principal shall as provided in the Universities Act and the University College Statutes:
  1. Carry out responsibilities as detailed therein as the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer;
  2. Be the academic and administrative head of the University College, and as such be responsible to Council for the efficient management of the University College resources, both human and material;
  3. Have the overall responsibility for the direction, organization and administration of programmes of the University College;
  4. Be the Chairperson of the Management and Academic Boards, and in that capacity provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Council and coordinate key technical, financial and administrative matters to Council;
  5. Make proposals and submit reports to Council for approval on; University College policies;Fees and charges;Annual estimates and procurement plans; staff establishment and promote partnerships and linkages including public-private partnerships among others;
  6. Be responsible for fundraising and sustainable development of the University College;
  7. Provide leadership in performance based management through development and application of a result based performance management system;
  8. Put in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems;
  9. Ensure adherence of policies and systems of the University College;
  10. Undertake such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by Council.
Tenure of Office: In accordance with the Universities Act (2012), the Principal shall hold office for a term of five (5) years, with the eligibility for a further equivalent term on competitive basis.
Terms and Conditions: The above posts carry competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance, and medical cover as per the University College’s medical scheme, leave allowance, transport and gratuity at the end of the contract period as per University College provisions. 

The salary entry point will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Application Process
  1. Application should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae indicating academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership to professional associations, linkages and community service, copies of academic certificates and other documents, email address and telephone contacts.
  2. Applicants must submit copies of certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and clearance documents from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  3. The applicants should also request their referees to submit their confidential reports to the address below within the application deadline.
How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application by email, post office or hand delivery clearly indicating the position and reference number on both the cover letter and envelope to be received not later than 18th December 2017 at 5.00 p.m. to the following address:

The Chairman,
Kaimosi Friends University College Council,
P.O Box 385-50309 
Website: www.kafuco.ac.ke
KAFUCO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and gender equality and therefore encourages qualified persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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