Amref International University Academic Registrar Jobs in Kenya

Amref International University Academic Registrar Jobs in Kenya


Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.

AMIU has nurtured leaders and shaped the future of public health practice in Africa for over 40 years under its predecessor Amref International Training Centre (AITC). We lead the way in health sciences education with a breadth of programmes.

We focus primarily on health sciences with a commitment to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present and future needs of African populations.

Amref International University (AMIU) is looking for a qualified Academic Registrar to support the university executive officers (vice chancellor and the deputy vice chancellors), deans and heads of departments and to give strategic leadership in the academic administration of the university and to contribute advice across a wide range of internal structures

Main purpose of the job

  • To support the university executive officers (vice chancellor and the deputy vice chancellors), deans and heads of departments and to give strategic leadership in the academic administration of the university and to contribute advice across a wide range of internal structures
  • The position requires a strong leader to support growth, development of university academic programmes in line with the overarching strategic objectives
  • The Academic Registrar shall be appointed by the Council and shall hold office on a 3 years contract, renewable.
  • He/she will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Academic Administration

  • To be the head of university academic administration which include management of the
    academic calendar to certification for all systems supporting admission, registration and
    examination
  • To ensure that quality standards are adhered to and facilitating staff development and capacity building
  • Ensure that critical process are sustained to meet the statutory requirement and university academic regulatory framework and with external regulators
  • Fully responsible for the accuracy, integrity and quality of students record.

    Strategy Development, Policy and Execution

  • Develop and deliver strategy for the university academic growth and development
  • Provide leadership to university governing bodies and committees and contribute to
    strategy development and implementation
  • Provide direction to ensure the critical interfaces of activity between offices are well
    integrated and coordinated

    University Governing Bodies Role

  • The role holder will chair, participate in and act as Secretary to
    high-level committees
    including senate committee and working groups, to develop appropriate strategies and
    oversee the implementation of change.
  • Support the senate activities and senate committees and convocation

    Legal Role

  • Accountability and compliance with Commission for University Educations (CUE) and
    other institutional statues
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and oversee interpretation and implementation of academic
    procedures by students and staff
  • Interpret and enforce polices and regulations of the university

    Resource Management

  • Prepare and monitor annual budgets for the for the registrar’s office
  • Plan, manage and report budget and expenditure
  • Manage procurement and payment within the budget ensuring compliance with spending
    rules, reviewing and authorizing expenditure
  • Aggressively seek and motivate for additional budget to achieve the Registrar’s office targets

    Partnership and Stakeholder Management

  • Develop proactive relationships with relevant external stakeholder e.g. Commission for University Education, the Nursing Council of Kenya and other partners that contribute to
    university academic quality and growth
  • Liaise with professional organizational and ensure that the senior management team is
    constantly informed of strategic development and trends in students and academic related
    matters
  • Establish a student centered culture within the Registrar’s office
  • Actively participate in higher education forums

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • A post graduate qualification in Education, Management and preferably an earned PhD.
  • Sound knowledge and at least five (5) experience on how a universities operates
  • Proven leader with demonstrable experience in senior academic and administrative role in a
    university or higher education institution.
  • Experience of leading and managing directly or indirectly large teams of people
  • Strong strategic skills, focusing to five years or more and with ability to effectively direct resources to university goals
  • An excellent understanding of University education management and the Commission for
    University Education Standards, Rules and Guidelines.
  • Strong communication, political influencing skills to all levels of university staff and
    engagement with high-level committees
  • Experience in managing budgets, resources allocation, planning, cost saving and service
    efficiencies

    How to apply

  • Email your CV and application letter to recruitment@amref.org by 2nd November, 2018.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref International University Academic Registrar Jobs in Kenya

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