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Nov 29, 2017

Kaimosi Friends University College Deputy Principal (Academic and Students Affairs)

Kaimosi Friends University College
(A Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology)
Declaration of Vacancy for Position of Deputy Principal (Academic and Students Affairs)
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 Advertisement: The Deputy Principal (Academic and Students Affairs) 

Ref. KAFUCO/02/2017
The Deputy Principal shall report to the Principal and shall be the Head of Academics and Student Affairs and will ensure these functions evolve into pillars of excellence within the University College.
The applicant should;
  1. Be a Professor or Associate Professor and a holder of earned doctorate from a recognized university;
  2. Have at least eight (8) years of 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 at least four (4) years with demonstrable results 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 journal or University level books (at least eight (8) 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. Demonstrate the ability to attract project grants or awards;
  7. Have supervised postgraduate students;
  8. Demonstrate the ability to develop Curricula, programmes and projects;
  9. Demonstrate competence in administrative and financial leadership in an academic and research environment;
  10. Have a good understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and vision 2030 flagship projects, Public Procurement and Disposal Law;
  11. Have an excellent understanding of the current trends in university education, training and research nationally and globally;
  12. Demonstrate an outstanding ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  13. Comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Core Competences
The following competences and skill are required
  1. Firm, fair and transparent style of management
  2. Ability to espouse and promote the national values and governance
  3. Be a visionary and results oriented leader
  4. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
Duties and Responsibilities
Deputy Principal in consultation with Principal shall:
  1. Coordinate the development of academic policies of the University College in consultation with the Academic Board and the Senate;
  2. Direct and organize academic policies and programmes of the University College;
  3. Coordinate and manage students affairs;
  4. Coordinate and manage examinations and the preparation of academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees;
  5. Develop research agenda with clear guidelines on research alliances and partnerships nationally and internationally;
  6. Develop and implement strategies to facilitate growth in revenue to support research and innovation;
  7. Provide strategic direction, leadership and management of the centres and departments that comprise the research and innovation portfolio;
  8. Oversee the protection and commercialization of the innovations;
  9. Establish linkages with industry and business through local, national and international networks to leverage research outcomes and opportunities;
  10. Perform such other functions and responsibilities assigned by the Principal and University Council as may be necessary and in the interests of the University College as per its rules and regulations;
Tenure of Office: The Deputy 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 of professional associations, linkages and community service, copies of academic certificates and other documents; and 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 relevant documents from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  3. The applicants should also request their referees to submit their reference directly to the address here below within the stipulated period.
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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