Chuka University - Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research, Planning and Development Jobs in Kenya

Chuka University - Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research, Planning and Development Jobs in Kenya


For appointment to the position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of an earned Ph.D. degree, and serving as either a Professor or Associate
    Professor in a university;

  • Have at least (8) years progressive experience in a senior leadership/management
    position such as Dean/Director, principal of a University college or DVC of a chartered university or leadership in a comparable or other higher learning institutions;

  • Have outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by
    refereed journals, publications, University level books as well as project grants and awards;

  • Have demonstrable ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate administration and financial functions and be familiar with financial planning and accounting;

  • Have demonstrated ability in strategic planning and quality management systems and
    training in management sciences at master’s level will be a distinct advantage;

  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and

  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the
    requirements of the constitution of Kenya

    Core competences:

    The following core competences and skills will be required:

  • Exemplary high level of professionalism and work ethics;

  • Possess strategic management Leadership skills with results oriented mindset;

  • Visionary and innovative leadership;

  • All-inclusive management style with balanced firmness and fairness; and

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Planning and Development) shall be the head of
    the research, planning and development division.
    Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Vice Chancellor in the development and implementation of the university
    policies;

  • Overseeing the formulation, development and implementation of sound administrative, research, planning and development policies;

  • Providing leadership, guidance, coordination and direction of the departments within the RP&D Division;

  • Supervising the research, planning and development activities of the University including efficient allocation of resources;

  • Overseeing development and management of University operating and capital budgets, Physical plant and capital construction;

  • Overseeing preparation and analysis of the university Strategic and Operational plans and performance contracts for presentation to Management and the University Council for approval;

  • Establishment and maintenance of effective budgetary planning and procedures for ensuring strict compliance with the approved budget;

  • Coordinating implementation of procurement policies and procedures that would ensure the university receives quality goods; works and services from suppliers and value for money, including preparation of contracts, specifications and procurement rules and regulations;

  • Ensuring that the Kenya Vision 2030 goals and objectives are mainstreamed into university core functions; and

  • Any other duty as may be assigned and delegated by the Vice Chancellor.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Chuka University - Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research, Planning and Development Jobs in Kenya


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