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Commission Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

Closing: Jun 2, 2022

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Published: May 10, 2022 (16 days ago)

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Job Purpose
The Commission Secretary / CEO shall demonstrate commitment to the Commission ’s vision, mission, core valuesand mandate and be responsible for the implementation of the Commission’s decisions in a result -oriented andtimely manner to achieve the Commission ’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.


Desired Qualifications and Experience
The Commission wishes to recruit to this position an individual of high integrity who possesses the following:i) A Masters degree from a university recognized in Kenyaii) At least ten (10) years experience in the management of a universityiii) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
The Suitable candidate must have:
• Extensive experience of setting, implementing and achieving goals;• Thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives;• Demonstrable professional competence and ability to represent the Commission at all levels;• Broad knowledge of strategic planning, financial management and capacity building;• Demonstrable ICT skills;• Integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and ethical work behavior;• Proven ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;• Ability to work individually and manage a diverse team and improve relationships; and• Good negotiation skills.


Responsibilities
Job Purpose
The Commission Secretary / CEO shall demonstrate commitment to the Commission ’s vision, mission, core valuesand mandate and be responsible for the implementation of the Commission’s decisions in a result -oriented andtimely manner to achieve the Commission ’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.


Desired Qualifications and Experience
The Commission wishes to recruit to this position an individual of high integrity who possesses the following:i) A Masters degree from a university recognized in Kenyaii) At least ten (10) years experience in the management of a universityiii) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
The Suitable candidate must have:
• Extensive experience of setting, implementing and achieving goals;• Thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives;• Demonstrable professional competence and ability to represent the Commission at all levels;• Broad knowledge of strategic planning, financial management and capacity building;• Demonstrable ICT skills;• Integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and ethical work behavior;• Proven ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;• Ability to work individually and manage a diverse team and improve relationships; and• Good negotiation skills.


Key Responsibilities shall include:
• Ensure that the Commission complies with the spirit and letter of the Constitution• Lead the process of regulation of the University Education Sector (the Sector) as prescribed by the Act and theRegulations enacted thereunder• Ensure provision of strategic and transformative leadership towards achievement and sustainability of high-quality standards in the Sector• Lead the process of accreditation and quality assurance in the Sector• Ensure the development of effective service delivery systems to address the expanded and dynamic nature ofthe Sector• Build and maintain strategic partnerships with stakeholders including regional and international organizations• Ensure that policy on the management of stakeholder relationships is developed and implemented and maintain efficiency and harmony with stakeholders to facilitate enforcement of the relevant Statutes and Regulations• Assure prudent management of human, financial and infrastructural resources of the Commission• Build and nurture a highly motivated and disciplined workforce• Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning and development; research and partnershipand general administration• Put in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems• Develop and recommend to the Commission the annual business plans• Ensure that the Commission has an effective management structure including succession plans• Ensure that Board papers are accurately written, relevant and availed to the Commissioners on time• Provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Board on technical, financial and administrativematters• Serve as the link between the Board and Management• Ensure that the operations of the Commission are guided by ethical practices that seek to promote good corporate citizenship• Enhance the corporate image of the Commission• Ensure that policies, practices and strategic plans of the Commission are aligned with Government directives,National Policies, and National Development Goals including the Kenya Vision 2030• Adhere to and promote the Kenya Government’s ‘Mwongozo Code of Governance for State Corporations’• Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission


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