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Nov 29, 2017

Kaimosi Friends University College Deputy Principal (Finance and Development)

Kaimosi Friends University College
(A Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology)
Declaration of Vacancy for Position of Deputy Principal (Finance and Development)
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 (Finance and Development)
Ref. KAFUCO/03/2017
The Deputy Principal shall report to the Principal and shall be the Head of Finance and Developmentand 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 degree 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 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;
  5. Be outstanding and internationally recognized scholar as evidenced by publications in international refereed journal or University level books (at least eight (8) in the last five years);
  6. Have a good understanding of legal framework for University education, University governance structures, Public Finance Management, fiscal policies, infrastructural growth, strategic planning and Kenya Vision 2030 flagship projects;performance management, human resource management, Procurement and Asset Disposal legal requirement;
  7. Have an excellent understanding of 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. Demonstrate ability and experience in managing students affairs and strategicinstitutional linkages;
  9. Demonstrate an outstanding ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  10. Demonstrate ability to network, fundraise and mobilize training and research grants towards the development of University;
  11. Demonstrate competence in administrative and financial leadership;
  12. Have a good understanding of government financial and fiscal policies;
  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, Finance and Development in consultation with Principal shall:
  1. To provide leadership and direction in the management of University’s College financial resources.
  2. Coordinate the preparation of statutory financial statements and other management reports.
  3. Oversee projects and prepare periodic status reports.
  4. Advice the Principal and the Management Board on financial status of the University.
  5. Develop and implement the enterprise development program to contribute to long term Kaimosi Friends University College’s sustainability.
  6. Make proposals and Coordinate development projects.
  7. Prepare and submit status and review reports on procurement to the Management Board.
  8. Coordinate and oversee the procurement process.
  9. Submit reports on implementation of procurement processes to the Principal.
  10. Undertake such other responsibilities and duties as may be assigned or delegated by the Principal and Council.
  11. Make proposals for development of policies on financial matters.
  12. Oversee the implementation of financial and development policies.
  13. Manage the budgeting process of the University.
  14. Quarterly review infrastructure development and submit reports to the Principal.
  15. Prepare and submit relevant and statutory reports on the division to the Principal.
  16. 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;
Terms and Conditions: The above post carries a competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance, and medical cover as per the University College’s medical scheme, leave allowance, official 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, email address and telephone contacts, copies of academic certificates and other documents.
  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 confidential reports to the address below within the application deadline.
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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