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Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance And Planning) (AFP)

Closing: May 30, 2022

6 days remaining

Published: May 11, 2022 (13 days ago)

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For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a Professor or Associate Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least nine (9) years of progressive experience in a senior university leadership/management position such as Dean/Director, Deputy Principal/Principal of a Constituent College/Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
  • be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of higher education;
  • (have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • have thorough knowledge of governance, government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning, public finance management, human resource management, budgeting process, procurement laws, infrastructural development and governing laws, further supported by relevant trainings and certificates;
  • show evidence of having dealt with human resource matters;
  • possess vast experience in decision making in finance and supported by relevant testimonials;

Core Competencies

The following core competencies and skills will be required for this position. ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;

  • be a visionary and result oriented thinker;
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • have firm, fair, accountable and transparent management style;
  • evidence of resource mobilization and attracting grants from reputable donors
Method of Application

INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO NOTE:

The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;

  • 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; and
  • Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations.

Mode of Application

  • Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;
  • All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents;
  • Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
  • The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages
  • “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) – Rongo University; OR “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) – Rongo University” and delivered to:

THE SECRETARY/CEO

Public Service Commission

4th Floor Commission House Off Harambee Avenue

P.O Box 30095-00100 NAIROBI 6.

Online applications may be submitted via email


Responsibilities

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a Professor or Associate Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least nine (9) years of progressive experience in a senior university leadership/management position such as Dean/Director, Deputy Principal/Principal of a Constituent College/Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
  • be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of higher education;
  • (have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • have thorough knowledge of governance, government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning, public finance management, human resource management, budgeting process, procurement laws, infrastructural development and governing laws, further supported by relevant trainings and certificates;
  • show evidence of having dealt with human resource matters;
  • possess vast experience in decision making in finance and supported by relevant testimonials;

Core Competencies

The following core competencies and skills will be required for this position. ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;

  • be a visionary and result oriented thinker;
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • have firm, fair, accountable and transparent management style;
  • evidence of resource mobilization and attracting grants from reputable donors
Method of Application

INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO NOTE:

The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;

  • 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; and
  • Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations.

Mode of Application

  • Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;
  • All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents;
  • Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
  • The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages
  • “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) – Rongo University; OR “Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) – Rongo University” and delivered to:

THE SECRETARY/CEO

Public Service Commission

4th Floor Commission House Off Harambee Avenue

P.O Box 30095-00100 NAIROBI 6.

Online applications may be submitted via email


Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) will be one of the Principal Assistants to the Vice Chancellor, the head of the Administration, Finance and Planning Division of the University and will be responsible for the management of physical and financial resources, infrastructural and development matters in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the university’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will include:-

  • organizing and directing the financial matters of the university;
  • carrying out the day-to-day business of the division;
  • developing of and recommending to the Council the long term university finance strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets, and establishing proper
  • internal monitoring and control procedures;
  • coordinating and preparing business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration by council;
  • ensuring that there is effective communication between the division, university management and Council on finance and development matters;
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;
  • ensuring compliance with the laws of the country and government regulations;
  • coordination, development and implementation of sound financial, administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the strategic objectives of the university in accordance with the university Master Plan and Strategic Plan and to ensure efficient performance and delivery of service in the university;


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