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Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance & Operations

Closing: Jun 14, 2024

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Published: Jun 3, 2024 (12 days ago)

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Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, this is a 3-year Fixed Term Contract whose role provides exemplary strategic leadership in the Finance & Operations Division overseeing four departments: Finance, ICT/Digital and Information Technology, Facilities Management and Procurement.

Job Specifications:Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy/ Doctor of Business Administration in the field of specialization from a recognized University an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies/ Publication

  • Relevant professional qualification. ACCA, CPA.
  • Member of a relevant professional body ICPAK.
  • Professional Leadership Certificates.
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Work Experience Required

  • Over Thirteen (13) years’ relevant experience with over five (5) years in management, three (3) of which should be at senior management level.
  • A track record of successful leadership, experience from institutions of higher learning an advantage.

Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills with strategic.
  • Collaborative mission-driven, engaged, and a hands-on leader who will approach the role with a strategic resource management mindset.
  • Strong relationship builder who will find ways to encourage collaboration across both academic and operations building support functions to ensure the University serves students.
  • Executive disposition and demonstrate high levels of integrity.
  • Broad and detailed knowledge of the Higher learning sector.
  • Strategic and innovative with the ability to sell the vision of the University.
  • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy and innovative.
  • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional financial and operational plans.
  • Ability to sell the vision of the university.
  • Strong leadership skills.

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international, and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply indicating in the subject line of the email address the position you are applying for. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts by 5.00pm, Friday, June 14, 2024 to:


Director Human Resources,

United States International University - Africa,

P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: [email protected]



Responsibilities
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, this is a 3-year Fixed Term Contract whose role provides exemplary strategic leadership in the Finance & Operations Division overseeing four departments: Finance, ICT/Digital and Information Technology, Facilities Management and Procurement.

Job Specifications:Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy/ Doctor of Business Administration in the field of specialization from a recognized University an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies/ Publication

  • Relevant professional qualification. ACCA, CPA.
  • Member of a relevant professional body ICPAK.
  • Professional Leadership Certificates.
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Work Experience Required

  • Over Thirteen (13) years’ relevant experience with over five (5) years in management, three (3) of which should be at senior management level.
  • A track record of successful leadership, experience from institutions of higher learning an advantage.

Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills with strategic.
  • Collaborative mission-driven, engaged, and a hands-on leader who will approach the role with a strategic resource management mindset.
  • Strong relationship builder who will find ways to encourage collaboration across both academic and operations building support functions to ensure the University serves students.
  • Executive disposition and demonstrate high levels of integrity.
  • Broad and detailed knowledge of the Higher learning sector.
  • Strategic and innovative with the ability to sell the vision of the University.
  • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy and innovative.
  • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional financial and operational plans.
  • Ability to sell the vision of the university.
  • Strong leadership skills.

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international, and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply indicating in the subject line of the email address the position you are applying for. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts by 5.00pm, Friday, June 14, 2024 to:


Director Human Resources,

United States International University - Africa,

P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: [email protected]



  • Oversee the development and implementation of sound financial policies, controls and procedures that ensure financial strength needed by the University to realize its mission and objectives.
  • Lead a consultative and participatory process to develop and report to all governance organs on strategy, operating budget, research. fund raising and projects.
  • Drive the Digital & ICT strategy and coordination efforts to ensure the security of the Universities cyber space.
  • Direct, manage and provide leadership in Facilities Management at strategic levels and monitor areas of Infrastructure, capital constructions development projects, cafeteria and Transport services.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services to support the University’s delivery of services to both its external and internal customers.
  • Serve on the Senior Leadership Team (Management Board) and be a strategic partner to the VC and the University, providing operational leadership in support of the University goals.
  • Mentor, coach and supervise direct reports.

Job Dimensions:Financial Responsibility

  • Develop and Manage the University Finance and Operations Division Budget.


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