Garissa University Deputy Vice-chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) Jobs in Kenya

Garissa University Deputy Vice-chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) Jobs in Kenya

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 35(1)(a) (v) of the Universities Act, 2012 (Revised
2018), the Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons
to be considered for appointment to the following positions.

For appointment to this post, a candidate must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a full Professor or an Associate Professor with an earned Doctorate degree from a University recognized by the Kenya Commission for University
  • Have had at least ten (10) years’ experience in senior academic and management level at a University, equivalent academic and or research institutions;
  • Demonstrate having published in five (5) internationally peer-reviewed journal(s)
    and presented in the international conference(s);
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in structural, legislative and regulatory
    framework for administering University education;
  • Be an accomplished scholar with proven track-record and demonstrated evidence in formulating and managing academic programs, supervising and
    mentoring Masters and PhD students;
  • Have an outstanding international recognized record of scholarship and academic leadership;
  • Have work experience, knowledge and skills in academic administration, curriculum development and management at a University level;
  • Have understanding and working level of computer and relevant softwares;
  • Have demonstrated experience in stakeholder management, networking, harnessing grants, fundraising and resource mobilization including building solid partnerships and linkages;
  • Have capacity to promote learning, teaching and research in a university;
  • Have demonstrated high ethical standards, integrity, transparency and accountability, professionalism, teamwork and stewardship; and
  • Have complied with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010).

    Core Competencies

    The following core competences shall be required:-

  • High levels of professionalism and ethics;
  • Managing and leading teams;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skill as well
    as logical and sound decision making ability;
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Visionary, innovative and results oriented; and
  • Firm, fair, accountable and transparent in conduct of requisite duties.

    Duties and Responsibilities
  • An officer at this level will be responsible to the Vice Chancellor for discharge of the
    academic and students’ affairs function.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Implementing policy matters pertaining to admission of students, learning and teaching processes, examinations, academic staff planning and development, academic staff recruitment, training appraisal, academic quality assurance, and student development services (mentoring, student
    health, attachment and internship, career services);
  • Advising the Senate on all aspects of learning and research programmes in line with requisite professional, national and international standards;
  • Providing leadership in planning for academic resources and having oversight responsibility for the University’s academic development strategy and policy regarding student quality and demographics, staff development, programme development, learning and teaching, examinations, academic information
    resources, student discipline, academic staff discipline;
  • Overseeing students’ activities including games and sports, clubs and societies,
    Student Council;
  • Overseeing and monitoring the performance of Registrar’s office, Dean of Students, Deans of Schools, Faculties or Institutes, Strategy and Quality Assurance; Library Services and mentoring Services;
  • Development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of research, innovation,
    extension and industrial linkage activities, strategies and policies;
  • Being the Chairperson of all the relevant Senate committees on Academic and
    Student Affairs;
  • Mobilizing resources for academic programmes and requisite physical facilities and formulating rules governing use of those resources.

    How to Apply
  • Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications.
  • All applications should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy
    of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant
    supporting documents.
  • Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
    “Application for Vice Chancellor – Garissa University”
  • Or
  • “Application for Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students’ Affairs) – Garissa
  • Or
  • “Application for Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance, Administration and Planning) –
    Garissa University”
  • The Secretary/CEO
  • Public Service Commission
  • Commission House
  • P.O Box 30095-00100
  • Nairobi.
  • Online applications may be submitted via email to:
  • All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 20th August
    latest by 5.00 p.m. (East African Time)
  • For more information and job application details, see; Garissa University Deputy Vice-chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) Jobs in Kenya

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