Head of Strategic Partnerships and External Relations Job in Kenya – Africa Nazarene University

Head of Strategic Partnerships and External Relations Job in Kenya – Africa Nazarene University


Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is an accredited Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of Nazarene International, which follows the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition.

It integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times.

Applications are invited from qualified professionals to fill the following position:

Job Title: Head of Strategic Partnerships and External Relations

Grade: ANU 4

Department: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs Office

Location / Work Station: Main Campus

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Direct Reports: None

Job Purpose: Responsible for identifying and developing new strategic partnerships with potential partners for the university and lead the student academic exchange program.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

  • Identify and prioritize potential partners based on strategic fit, speed of implementation, and growth opportunity
  • Assess viability of partnerships including overseeing all necessary economic assessment, financial valuation, and other supporting analyses for specific opportunities
  • Manage contract development and negotiations to secure mutually beneficial arrangements that provide an opportunity for long-term growth
  • Ensure measurement and tracking systems are in place to gauge new opportunity effectiveness by preparing dashboards and other communication tools; and lead cross-functional forums to provide regular updates
    and performance reviews.
  • Lead collaboration efforts with identified partners for the University
  • Work with the Deans of Schools, Dean of Students and Academic Registrar to execute the student academic exchange program

    Job Dimensions:

    I. Financial Responsibility: N/A

    II. Working Conditions: Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    N/A

    Work experience required

  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organising and time management skills
  • Team player
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Time flexibility

    How to Apply

    Applications giving full details of age, marital status, education and professional qualifications, experience, current post, salary and other financial benefits, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer) should be addressed to: –

    The Vice Chancellor
    Africa Nazarene University
    P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Applications should reach the office not later than 8th November, 2019.

    Applications could also be dropped at the Vice Chancellor’s Office at the Ongata Rongai Campus.

    Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that Africa Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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