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Deputy Vice - Chancellor In Charge Of Research, Innovation And Outreach

Closing: Sep 23, 2022

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Published: Aug 5, 2022 (3 days ago)

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JOB OBJECTIVE

KCA University is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent, dynamic and visionary leader to fill the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University;
  • Holder of an earned Doctorate degree from a recognized University;
  • Be a registered member of a professional association

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 Research, Innovation and Outreach;
  • Demonstrate evidence of current strategic partnerships and networks;
  • 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 Research, Innovation and Outreach in Kenya;
  • Provide evidence of leadership research, networking, and ability to attract funds to the University;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and Integrity as provided in the Constitution of Kenya;

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to portray and uphold a 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 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.

REMUNERATION

  • The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package commensurate with the existing terms and conditions of service. This appointment is for a period of five (5) years.
Method of Application
  • Applicants meeting the above requirements should submit a detailed current curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, professional and awards, membership in professional associations, and community service.
  • Copies of certificates, testimonials and evidence of clearance from the organizations listed above should also be provided, along with an email address and telephone contacts.
  • The applicant should provide the names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees.
  • Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the position should be sent to the undersigned and received on or before 23rd AUGUST 2022.
  • All applications must be clearly titled “Application for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor RIO” on the subject of the email, and electronic copies submitted in PDF format via email
  • Applicants are required to indicate their current or past monthly salary.
  • Applicants who canvas by any means will be disqualified.


Head of Human Resources,

KCA University,

P.0. Box 56808-00200,

Nairobi, Kenya



Responsibilities

JOB OBJECTIVE

KCA University is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent, dynamic and visionary leader to fill the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University;
  • Holder of an earned Doctorate degree from a recognized University;
  • Be a registered member of a professional association

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 Research, Innovation and Outreach;
  • Demonstrate evidence of current strategic partnerships and networks;
  • 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 Research, Innovation and Outreach in Kenya;
  • Provide evidence of leadership research, networking, and ability to attract funds to the University;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and Integrity as provided in the Constitution of Kenya;

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to portray and uphold a 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 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.

REMUNERATION

  • The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package commensurate with the existing terms and conditions of service. This appointment is for a period of five (5) years.
Method of Application
  • Applicants meeting the above requirements should submit a detailed current curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, professional and awards, membership in professional associations, and community service.
  • Copies of certificates, testimonials and evidence of clearance from the organizations listed above should also be provided, along with an email address and telephone contacts.
  • The applicant should provide the names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees.
  • Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the position should be sent to the undersigned and received on or before 23rd AUGUST 2022.
  • All applications must be clearly titled “Application for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor RIO” on the subject of the email, and electronic copies submitted in PDF format via email
  • Applicants are required to indicate their current or past monthly salary.
  • Applicants who canvas by any means will be disqualified.


Head of Human Resources,

KCA University,

P.0. Box 56808-00200,

Nairobi, Kenya



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the development of Research and Innovation infrastructure and formulation of appropriate policies.
  • Oversee Research, Innovation, and Outreach planning, coordination, administration, and logistical support at all levels.
  • Coordinate and source research funds.
  • Oversee protection of Intellectual Assets, commercialization, dissemination and publication of research and innovations
  • Promote strategic alliances with Government, industry, and local and international research institutions.
  • Lead in research and innovation branding, setting standards, quality assurance/control, and capacity building.
  • Coordinate seminars, consultancies, workshops, conferences and symposia.
  • Promote research benchmarking and exchange of researchers and innovators.
  • Negotiate and manage Research and Innovation contracts and consultancies.
  • Guide dissemination of research findings and maintain a database of accredited journals.
  • Oversee the establishment and operations of research centres and institutes in the University.
  • Organize research capacity building for Academic Staff.
  • Perform any other function pertaining to research, innovation and outreach


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