Karatina University Vice Chancellor Jobs in Kenya

Karatina University Vice Chancellor Jobs in Kenya

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of an earned PhD degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • Be at least an Associate Professor in a recognized university;

  • Have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience with scholarly record demonstrated by refereed journals, University level books as well as project grants and awards;

  • Have demonstrable leadership in an academic and /or research institution, having served substantively with measurable results in the position of a Deputy ViceChancellor, Dean /Director, Principal of a Constituent University /College or leadership in other institutions of comparable levels and for a period of not less than five (5) years;

  • Have demonstrable knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for managing a university;

  • Have demonstrated ability to mobilize and solicit for funds including enhancing the revenue base of the university;

  • Have supervised and mentored students in Masters and PhD Degree Programmes;

  • Have demonstrated management capacity including experience in transformative and strategic leadership;

  • Be registered with, and be an active member of professional associations in the profession (Where applicable);

  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010

    Core Competencies

    The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of the Vice Chancellor:

  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national and International image and work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;

  • Promote, project and protect the image of the University;

  • A visionary and result oriented individual;

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet deadlines;

  • Firm, fair, communicative and transparent management style;

  • Ability to initiate, implement, monitor and evaluate academic and research programs and policies;

  • Creative and innovative ability to bring about change for the sustainable growth of the University; and

  • Ability to exercise soft power by detecting and dissipating tensions, and by negotiating, mediating and arbitrating conflict

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Vice Chancellor shall report to the University Council. The Vice Chancellor shall also ensure reports are provided to all Regulatory and /or Overseeing Agencies in line with the compliance requirements of the applicable legislations. Duties and responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor are as set out in the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 and they include:

  • Being the Chief Executive Officer of the University;

  • Being the academic and administrative head of the University;

  • Having the overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration and programmes of the university;

  • Providing strategic direction and leadership to the University and representing the University nationally, regionally and internationally;

  • Being responsible for the implementation of Council’s decisions and resolutions;

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University in accordance with the University’s Strategic and Master plans;

  • Maintaining efficiency and harmony of the University and ensuring enforcement of University Statutes and Regulations;

  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Academics, Research, Finance, Income Generation, Planning and Development, General Administration and Partnerships;

  • Facilitating and maintaining linkages with Government, Regulatory Agencies, other Institutions of learning and with other strategic partners;

  • Being the Accounting and the overall Fiduciary Responsible Officer in line with the applying legislations such as the Public Finance Management Act and the Public Procurement and Disposal Act; and

  • Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the University’s objectives.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Karatina University Vice Chancellor Jobs in Kenya

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