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Deputy Director, Incubation and Mentorship Programme

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Directorate of Research and Development, the successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Actualizing the Innovation and Incubation Centre and driving enterprise and innovation initiatives and programmes at the University.
  • Identifying and evaluating ideas in the university which form a set of initiatives with commercial possibilities and make up a portfolio of projects.
  • Overseeing the activities of the mentorship programme including putting strategies into operation, monitoring the progress of the mentorship programme, managing the development activities and seeking networks and partnerships to foster the growth of the programme and implementing a fundraising strategy to secure revenue for incubation and entrepreneurship activities of viable innovations and business ideas.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a relevant Masters degree from a recognized university
  • Considerable fundraising experience backed up with excellent writing skills
  • Rich entrepreneurial skills and proven track record of mentorship
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • A strong track record of establishing collaborations and partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly proposal writing and reporting, and a first class networker
  • Strong strategic and financial planning skills as well as project monitoring and evaluation expertise
  • Excellent team-building and leadership skills

    The terms of service for the post include a competitive remuneration, medical cover and other benefits will be offered to successful candidates in accordance with Mount Kenya University Terms and Conditions of Service.

    A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae detailing academic and professional qualification, work experience, telephone number, the current remuneration, names, postal and e-mail addresses of three (3) referees and copies of academic and professional certificates should be Submitted alongside the application and be sent to:

    The Human Resources Director
    Mount Kenya University,
    P.O. Box 342 -01000, Thika
    Email hrm [at]

    Submit two copies of your application not later than Thursday,9th May, 2013

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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