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Vice Chancellor - Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

For appointment to this position, a candidate must;
(i) be a Kenyan citizen;
(ii) be a holder of an earned PhD degree from a reputable university as well as a full professor of a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) have had at least fifteen (15) years academic and research experience at a senior level;
(iv) have served successfully with demonstrable results as a substantive Principal of a Constituent College or as a Deputy Vice Chancellor of a University for at least three (3) years;
(v) have proven scholarly record demonstrated b y publications in internationally peer reviewed journals, books and book chapters in their areas of specialization, and supervision of Masters and Doctoral students;
(vi) have excellent understanding of the government's financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and Vision 2030, Human Resource Management and Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Processes;
(vii) have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising, resource mobilization, attraction of research grants as well as consultancy in the development of a University;
(viii) have demonstrable record of leadership a n d i m p l e m e n t a t i o n of academic, administrative, planning and financial programmes, development of strategic institutional linkages, staff and student exchange;
(ix) have excellent understanding of current trends in University education and training globally and the factors and conditions shaping development of university education in Kenya;
(x) have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
(xi) be a registered member of professional association/s, where applicable, and be of good standing; and
(xii) be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer and the academic and administrative head of the University. He/she will be answerable to the University Council for the following duties and responsibilities as set out in the Universities Act 2012, the MMUST Charter 2013 and Statutes;
(i) providing strategic, innovative and creative direction and leadership to the University by competitively positioning and representing the University nationally, regionally and internationally;
(ii) developing and recommending to Council strategies, business plans, annual budgets and establishing proper monitoring control systems and procedures;
(iii) be responsible for the implementation of the Council's decisions and resolutions.
(iv) overall responsibility of managing, directing, organizing and administering of programmes of the University.
(v) coordinating the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University in accordance with the University's master plan and the strategic plan;
(vi) promoting efficiency and good order of the University including staff and student welfare, conduct and discipline and ensure enforcement of the Statutes and regulations;
(vii) providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of academics, finance,
(viii) planning and development; general administration; research and partnership.
(ix) facilitating and maintaining cooperation with government institutions, regulatory agencies, local and international institutions of higher learning and other stakeholders.
(x) any other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Council as provided for in the Universities Act 2012, University Charter, 2013 and Statutes.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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