KCA University Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance, Planning and Development Jobs in Kenya

KCA University Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance, Planning and Development Jobs in Kenya


  • KCA University (KCAU) is one of Africa’s top Private Universities, with a strong focus on business and technology. The University
    was founded in July 1989 by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). In 2013 the University obtained its Charter by the Commission of University Education (CUE).

  • KCAU’s main campus is located along Thika Road in Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya with other campuses in the Nairobi CBD, Kisumu and Kitengela. The University has a Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023 focusing on 35 flagship programmes accredited by the Commission of University Education. The University’s academic strength is based on its Doctorate, Masters and Bachelors Programmes, Diploma, Certificate Programmes, as well as Professional programmes.

  • The University offers distance learning mode of study and currently on remote engagement and assessments for all programmes in the College of Business; College of Technology; the School of Education; the School of Research & Graduate
    Studies; the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Leadership; the School of Professional Programmes; and to ensure studies are not disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The University prides of its state-of-the-art Systems Modelling and Data-Analytics labs, its ICT lab and an ultra-modern-library that was ranked 2nd at the Maktaba Awards in year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. Enrolment for both Government and Self Sponsored students is over 15,000 with a staff base of close to 500 employees.

  • The University collaborates with Tohuku University in Japan; the New Zealand Institute of Business & Technology; the Dublin Institute of Technology; and the Galilee International Management Institute of Israel; among others. It also enjoys numerous corporate partnerships, including with Techno Brain and Centurion Systems.
    KCA University is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent, dynamic and visionary leader to fill the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance, Planning and Development.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance, Planning and Development shall provide leadership in matters concerning Finance, Strategy, Planning and the future development of the University. He /she will be;

  • Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Human Resource, Finance, Procurement, Technology and Physical resource management;

  • Responsible for resource mobilization, establishment of linkages, fund raising and revenue growth strategies in accordance with the overall University Strategy;

  • Coordinate the preparation and implementation of the budget, financial statements management reports and ensuring that both annual and medium-term expenditures are consistent with the strategic plan;

  • Develop appropriate procedures and ensure compliance to all statutory and legal requirements in general administration and finance within the University.

  • Maintain efficiency and good order of the university including staff welfare, conduct, discipline and ensure proper enforcement of the Statutes and regulations;

  • Collaborate with the University leadership to plan, develop and review University strategy; monitor the execution of the strategic plan and coordinate the strategy-integrated reporting of the University’s Annual Performance.

  • Promote the use of accurate institutional data to support evidence-based decision making, institutional analysis and reporting
    including Business intelligence, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness initiatives of the University.

  • Champion the long-term, integrated physical resource planning for the University, provide strategic leadership and effective management of the University Master Plan and its related resources.

    Position Requirements

    Academic Qualifications

  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University;

  • Holder of an earned Doctorate degree in Business, Finance, Education, Entrepreneurship or a closely related degree specialization from a recognized University;

  • Be registered member of professional associations such as ACCA, CIM, ICPAK, and IHRM.

    Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in Senior University Management positions;

  • Should have published extensively in recognized refereed Journals;

  • Demonstrate evidence of innovative and creative leadership in areas of planning, resource mobilization, research, human and physical resource management;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Vision 2030 and relevant legislation guiding Higher Education in Kenya;

  • Have an understanding of the national policies and strategies governing University financing, education and training in Kenya;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Strategic Planning and Performance Management;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ISO Quality Management System;

  • Provide evidence of leadership research, networking and ability to attract funds to the University;

  • Have an understanding of the factors and conditions shaping the development of Higher Education in Kenya;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and Integrity as provided in the Constitution of Kenya;

    Core Competencies

    The following core competences and skills will be required:

  • ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;

  • visionary thinker and result oriented;

  • excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills;

  • outstanding organization development skills, entrepreneurial acumen and business process re-engineering competencies;

  • logical and sound decision-making abilities within the context of a dynamic environment;

  • creativity and innovation abilities with a strong implementation, monitoring and evaluation focus;

  • negotiation and conflict resolution skills;

  • an excellent mentor and

  • firm, fair, accountable and transparent in the conduct of duties.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:

    • National Identity Card;

    • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts;

    • Any other supporting documents and testimonials;

    • Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations; and

    Certificate of Clearance from the following bodies:

    • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

    • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and;

    • Certificate of good conduct.

    How to Apply

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


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