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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS’ INITIATIVE (YALI)

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTER EAST AFRICA (NAIROBI)

Exciting Job Opportunity

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

 

ABOUT YALI

On July 28, 2014, the United States Government announced the creation of four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2015, these Centers have improved the availability and quality of leadership training programs and professional development opportunities for young African leaders. The Centers focus on engaging young leaders from a wide range of organizations and backgrounds and with a diversity of experiences.

The Regional Leadership Center (RLC) East Africa, based in Nairobi, focuses on 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The objectives of the RLC is to:

  • Provide Quality Leadership Training: Centers provide courses on leadership and issues across multiple sectors.
  • Support Entrepreneurship: Centers provide entrepreneurship support services, including mentoring, technology, and access to capital.
  • Enhance Professional Networking: Centers offer young leaders the opportunity to connect with experienced professionals and experts from across the region.

Main Purpose of Job

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party (CoP), the Finance and Administration Manager shall support the CoP in the general administration of the program, overseeing the financial management of the award, budgets, transformation fund grants, financial planning & management of the USAID-YALI RLC EA program in Kenya and ultimately achieving program goals. S/He will ensure compliance with University and USAID policies and sound management of YALI RLC EA resources to accomplish the project mission.

Key Responsibilities

The Finance Manager’s key roles and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Budgeting:

  • Lead the annual budgeting and periodic forecasting process for the YALI RLC EA project.
  • Assist the CoP and program staff with work plan budget development, technical budget estimates, and scenario-based forecasts for program spending.
  • Work closely with the University Finance Unit and the CoP to identify priorities and target funding sources for cost share.

Reporting:

  • Provide timely financial reporting with detailed budget vs. actuals and by component to the Chief of Party (CoP) and the Program management team. Provide CoP with necessary financial reports (including analysis) for regular meetings.
  • Work with the University and the program leadership to prepare required quarterly, annual, and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Prepare quarterly expenditure reports and burn rate projections by component for the YALI RLC EA management team and the program's leadership team.

Financial Management:

  • Monitor overall expenses and revenues to ensure that projections are accurate, the program does not overspend with available revenue, and restricted funds are used according to donor requirements.
  • Maintain and update the overall program budget against the approved budget, including work plan budgets, the chunk budget, and budgets by components.
  • Oversee the program's financial management and operations, including setting up and overseeing financial procedures in accordance with USAID and KU requirements and setting up and maintaining financial accounts.
  • Work with the University finance focal point of the program to ensure day-to-day financial processes and procedures are implemented and working correctly, with the appropriate checks and balances in place.
  • Lead the program's financial activities, including, but not limited to, reviewing and submitting approved milestones for payment and reviewing and approving program accounting reports and supporting documentation.
  • Manage time and expense reporting, finance& accounting procedures in alignment with the policies and procedures.
  • Maintain effective timelines and quality control processes for financial and operational deliverables and financial management processes.
  • Ensure contract terms with Donors are being met and help the program team closely follow the projected annual budget and work plan.

Coordination with Kenyatta University Key Departments

  • Be the primary contact point for the YALI RLC EA project for all financial matters relating to the program implementation.
  • Coordinate with the University to ensure all financial activities meet program needs, e.g., accurate and timely production of invoices, spending plan tools, other financial trackers, and responding to USAID inquiries.
  • Work closely with the finance analyst on tracking VAT

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a relevant field.
  • Possession of relevant professional certifications, specifically, CPA-K or ACCA.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant and progressively increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, and administration, including four (4) years in a supervisory role managing finance and administration of a donor-funded activity.
  • Demonstrated experience administering and managing complex grant funding.
  • Experience developing and/or maintaining budget tracking tools.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team and supervising office and field staff.
  • Ability to implement effective workflow processes and procedures to monitor, evaluate, and report on grant implementation and expenditures.
  • Ability to work with community stakeholders and build capacity of nascent youth organizations and networks.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and experience working with several different accounting software packages.
  • Strong Communication skills – both oral and written.

Key Performance areas

  • Delivery excellence
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving
  • Business Technology Acumen

Technical competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills.
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good research capacity, data analysis and information management skills; and
  • Ability to work in a team.

Your role as a leader

At Kenyatta University, we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels.  We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make.

Influence—Positively influences clients, teams, and individuals, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people.

Performance drive – Delivers exceptional client service, maximizes results, and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders.

Strategic direction - Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives.

Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities.

 

 

Email your application package including application letter, detailed CV, copies of academic/professional certificates and details of your referees to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Responses should be sent not later than Monday 29TH July 2024, 5:00 p.m. Eastern African Time (EAT)

 


 


KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP (KTP) ASSOCIATE

Nairobi-based Sanergy Ltd in collaboration with Kenyatta University and the University of Surrey, UK seeks a highly motivated recent postgraduate to spearhead a groundbreaking African Agriculture Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Project in accordance with a pre-define programme of works.

The African Agriculture KTP Project is a powerful four-way collaboration between the KTP Associate, a UK university (UK Knowledge Base), a Kenyan university (African Knowledge Base) and a company (Business Partner). This partnership fosters knowledge sharing, innovation, and mutual learning. This KTP project is funded by Innovate UK. The KTP Associate will be employed by the knowledge base, but will be based at the Business Partner’s location, working under the guidance of key company personnel and with ongoing support from university academics. The position is a fixed-term contract for 24 months with potential for recruitment by the business partner at the end of the KTP.

This position is based at Sanergy Ltd production site at Kinanie near Nairobi and supported by a team of experts from the University of Surrey, UK and from Kenyatta University, Kenya. Sanergy Ltd strives to solve the sanitation crisis through the power of circular economy. The KTP Associate role aims to lead the implementation of innovative solutions to enhance process predictability and efficiency across Sanergy composting and Black Soldier Fly (BSF) production operations.

The role in brief:
In this role, the Associate will be involved in:
1. Implementing hybrid mechanistic/artificial intelligence models of composting and BSF processes to improve predictability and performance.
2. Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data from various sources to inform model development and optimization strategies.
3. Collaborating with internal stakeholders and external partners to validate models, implement solutions, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
4. Applying optimization under uncertainty techniques to enhance decision-making and mitigate risks associated with process variability and supply chain dynamics.

Skills and Qualifications
 Ideally a master’s degree in engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Bioengineering, or related field. A bachelor’s degree with work experience may be considered.
 Strong proficiency in programming languages (e.g., Python, R) and data analysis tools.
 Experience with software tools and platforms for modeling, simulation, and/or optimization (e.g., MATLAB, Python)
 Solid understanding of bioprocess engineering principles. Specific knowledge and 2yrs of experience in industrial insect production company (production of insect protein on composting and insect rearing is preferable)
 Experience in computational optimization, data-driven modeling, and/or artificial intelligence, preferably in the context of bioprocesses or supply chain management, will be a significant advantage.
 Strong mathematical foundations are preferred.

 Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
 Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
 Willingness to learn a wide range of skills.


Remuneration
The position offers an attractive package including level position salary, on the job trainings and a medical cover Email your application dossier in a single pdf file including application letter, detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and details (email and telephone number) of three referees who can be contacted to;

Application to be sent by midnight East African Time 31 st July 2024

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For more information visit the partners social media handles

#KTP #JobOpening #Innovation #Agriculture #AI #Sanergy #Kenya #Engineering

 


 KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAST GROWING INSTITUTION

INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions:
1. HEAD PROCUREMENT - GRADE 13.
Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) the Head Procurement will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the management in the University
Qualifications:

a) Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
b) Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
c) At least seven (7) years’ working experience, three (3) of which must be as a Procurement (and Supply Chain) Manager or equivalent position in a similar level organization.
d) Professional certification in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS, CSCP and CPSP-K
e) Member of CIPS and or KISM.
f) Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License
g) Proficient in relevant Computer applications systems.
h) Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
i) Knowledge of the relevant legislations
j) Knowledge of professional standards

2. PROCUREMENT OFFICER II - GRADE 11.
Reporting to the Head Procurement the Procurement Officer II will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the management in the University
Qualifications:

a) Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
b) Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
c) At least five (5) years’ working experience in Procurement (and Supply Chain), two (2) of which must be at procurement officer II position or equivalent position in a similar level organization.
d) Professional certification in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS, CSCP and CPSP-K
e) Member of CIPS and or KISM.
d) Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License
i) Proficient in relevant Computer applications systems.
j) Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
k) Knowledge of the relevant legislations
l) Knowledge of professional standards

TERMS OF SERVICE:

A competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, generous house allowance, and medical cover will be provided.
The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration & Finance)

Kenyatta University
P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
NAIROBI

Applications should be received not later than,

13th July, 2024

For details related to job specification and general requirements, kindly visit our website:

www.ku.ac.ke

*Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic

disqualification.

*Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAST GROWING INSTITUTION

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill the following positions:

 

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION:

 

Human Resource Manager Grade 15:

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance), the Human Resource Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management functions of the University to maximize the strategic use of human capital.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop proposals and provide technical guidance on Human Resource policies and strategies for the University within the framework of Industrial and Labor Laws of Kenya as well as international Human Resource Management principles.
  • Ensure planning for all human resources required in the University in collaboration and coordination with other heads of departments.
  • Coordinate all the Human Resource functions within the established policies and procedures.
  • Regularly review the staff establishment and submit recommendations on gaps identified and make necessary adjustments in order to attract and retain competent staff.
  • Perform annual Human Resource audits and provide feedback on progress and achievement of the human resource management programmes, procedures, processes and services to the University Management Board.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a comprehensive framework for effective succession planning management in the University.
  • Spearhead performance management and training function in the University for Staff Career Development.
  • Develop human resource work plans, budgets and departmental procurement plans.
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupation and job positions in the University for proper placement and compensation
  • Liaise with government agencies such as the Public Service Commission, Salaries and Remuneration Commission and Trade Unions to ensure human resource management and relations compliance by the University

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or  any other relevant qualification from a  registered and recognized institution
  • For those with no human resource management specialization in their master’s degree, a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Human Resource Management is a requirement 
  • At least five (5) years’ working experience as a Human Resource Manager or equivalent in a large organization. 
  • A practicing member of IHRM in good standing, with a current practicing certificate.
  • Experience in deployment and management of HR Information Management Systems.
  • Well versed with relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards

Additional Skills/Requirements:

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

 

DIRECTORATE OF UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES:

Pharmacist   -   Grade 12.

Reporting to the Director of University Health Services, the Job holder will be in charge of the University Pharmacy.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify pharmacy related issues/challenges and propose solutions to the Director of University Health Services.
  • Plan and offer pharmacy services to members of Kenyatta University Community in accordance to agreed work plans.
  • Supervise supply and usage of medicine and ensure the pharmacy is fit for dispensation of medicine.
  • Assess quality of Medicine before they are supplied to patients.
  • Monitor pharmacy operational requirements and manage Technologist schedules.
  • Supervise verification processes of patients’ orders and charges.
  • Maintain current registration, study existing and new legislations, and advise management on needed action.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Pharmacy from a registered and recognized institution.
  • Current registration certificate from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience in a Public Institution pharmacy or a busy Pharmacy.
  • Valid practicing License.
  • Computer Literate.

Additional Skills / Requirements:

  • Communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Team building skills.
  • Conflict Management skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

 

Pharmaceutical Technologist Grade C/D:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dispense medications by compounding, packaging, and labeling.
  • Monitor drug therapies, advice interventions and counsel patients on drug therapies.
  • Prepare medications by reviewing and interpreting doctors’ orders and detecting therapeutic incompatibilities.
  • Provide pharmacological information by answering questions from patients and health care professionals.
  • Adhere to infection control protocols to protect patients and colleagues.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Keep records of patient history and all activities regarding refilling of medicine.
  • Any other additional tasks as may be assigned by the Director of University Health Services, Head of Clinical Services or Pharmacist in-charge.

Qualification:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy from an accredited Medical Training Institution. Possession of a relevant Higher National Diploma or a Bachelors’ Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience preferably in a hospital set up.
  • KCSE C (Plain) mean grade or equivalent.
  • Registered and with a valid license from Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Computer Literate.

 

Senior Care Management Assistant Grade E/F:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Liaise on daily basis with contracted hospitals where staff member or their dependents are admitted to check on medical progress and coherence to established treatment protocols.
  • Visit and physically verify admitted member identity at the various contracted hospitals upon notification.
  • Monitor on daily/real-time basis treatment bills incurred at contracted hospitals.
  • Verify invoices submitted for payment for appropriate charging as per prior approvals.
  • Prepare scheme performance reports with recommendation for improvement.
  • Perform any other additional tasks as may be assigned by the Director of University Health Services, Head of Clinical Services or any other Authorized Officer.

     Qualification:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing from an accredited and recognized Medical Training Institution. A Higher National Diploma or Bachelors’ Degree will be an added advantage.
  • KCSE C (Plain) mean grade or equivalent.
  • At least five (5) years post-registration experience with a minimum of two (2) years working experience in Care Management and handling medical claims.
  • Registered with relevant professional body and possess a valid practice license.
  • Computer Literate. 

Clinical Officer Grade C/D:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Provide comprehensive and high-quality clinical services to patients.
  • Order investigation, interpret results of diagnosis and explain to patients the intended treatment.
  • Attend emergencies presented to the Health Facility and recommend referrals where necessary.
  • Ensure that all required observations and vitals, prescribed treatment and procedures are carried out and documented on patients’ charts.
  • Create phenomenal patient experiences, including counseling and sensitizing patients through health talks on preventive and promotive health.
  • Embrace, learn and develop in an evidence-based medical system in line with the Hospital’s approved protocols.
  • Participate in continuous professional development to stay current with advances in medical practices and technology.
  • Perform any other additional tasks as may be assigned by the Director of University Health Services, Head of Clinical Services, Clinical Officer in-charge or any other Authorized Officer.

 

Qualification:

  •  Diploma in Clinical Medicine from an accredited Medical Training Institution. A Higher National Diploma or Bachelors’ Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years clinical experience.
  • KCSE C (Plain) mean grade or equivalent.
  • Registered with Clinical Officers Council and have a valid practicing license
  • Computer Literate.

 

DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:

 

ICT Security Engineer – Grade 11

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement, manage and monitor the ICT security solutions and systems for the protection of information assets, systems and networks.
  • Ensure network security at all times by managing security infrastructure devices to provide safety of information passed through the network.
  • Regularly review and evaluate information system security policies so as to ensure secure usage of systems by the various authorized users.
  • Provide continuous maintenance of information system security through proper management of firewalls and antivirus software so as to safeguard information stored and passed in the computer system.
  • Implement solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities by designing system hardening processes and procedures.
  • Run regular penetration tests and remediate gaps identified
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and ensure that security incidents are promptly mitigated and reported.
  • Prepare ICT security reports including risk assessment findings and proposals for system security enhancement.
  • Developing measures and strategies for user sensitization on ICT Security through Cyber Security Awareness.

Qualification:

  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an ICT related field.
  • Master’s Degree in an ICT related field, or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Must have certification in either Checkpoint Systems (CCSA/CCSE), Cisco Security (CCNP-Security or HCIP-Security) or equivalent.
  • Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) will be an added advantage.
  • Must have 5 years’ experience working in a busy IT environment as an ICT Security Officer or Network Engineer.
  • Must have hands on experience in ICT security and technologies especially on Next Generation Firewalls, Web Application Filters/Firewalls, Wireless Systems etc.
  • Must have a good understanding of encryption algorithms, VPN configuration, setup and troubleshooting.
  • Must have hands on experience in implementing and maintaining Enterprise Security Systems such as Anti-virus, Firewalls, Log Management/SIEM solutions, Authentication Systems, SSL certificates and IDS/IPS.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of penetration testing processes and remedial actions.
  • Member of an ICT professional body will be an added advantage.

 

Key Competencies and Skills:

 

  1. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and produce concise documentation.
  2. Ability to analyze and apply technical knowledge to solving complex IT problems.
  • Project Management and Interpersonal skills.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH:

 

Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD degree in relevant area
  • MBChB. Degree or its equivalent and M. Med. in and Mental Health or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Three (3) Years University Teaching & Research /Clinical experience from a recognized institution.
  • Must have attained professional level Psychiatry and Mental Health.
  • Must have published one article in a refereed journal.
  • Must be registered by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and have a specialist recognition.


DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE: -
KITUI CAMPUS.

Technician Grade C/D:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Specialization in Animal Health and Production; or Applied Biology; or  Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • At least three (3) years’ work experience in a learning institution or comparative organization in an area of Animal Health and Production or applied Biology.
  • Computer literate.

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY- KITUI CAMPUS:

Lecturer:

Qualification:

  • An earned PhD degree or equivalent degree from an accredited and recognized university with specialization in Plant Pathology.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience at University Level.
  • Evidence of good quality teaching.
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Show evidence of publishing in refereed journals.

 

Tutorial Fellow:

Qualification:

  • An earned Masters degree or equivalent from an accredited and recognized university with specialization in;
  • Agronomy
  • Entomology
  • PhD registration will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability in University teaching and research

 

Technician Grade C/D:

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Specialization Plant Sciences (Botany), Soil Biochemistry /Soil Science.
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a learning institution or comparative organization.
  • Computer literate.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY:

 

Chief Technician – GRADE 11

Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or related field from an accredited and recognized University with three years relevant work experience OR;
  • Bachelors Degree or HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related field from an accredited and recognized University with 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Training and experience in managing a learning resource centre, management of teaching resources, ICT support services management of Microteaching studios, ICT studios, development of applications used in integration of education.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Demonstrate leadership and administrative skills

 

Technological, Pedagogical and Communication Technician - Grade A/B

Qualification:

  • Diploma in Information Technology / Computer Science from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrate Technological Pedagogical knowledge.
  • At least three (3) years’ work experience teacher training environment.
  • Must be conversant with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and related online facilitation skills.
  • Teaching experience will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate.

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION, MEDIA, FILM AND THEATRE STUDIES:

 

Lecturer:

Qualification:

  • An earned PhD degree or equivalent degree from an accredited and recognized university with specialization in the following areas;
  • Animation
  • Broadcast Media
  • Television Graphics
  • Theatre and Film Studies
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience at university level.
  • Evidence of good quality teaching.
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  • Show evidence of publishing in refereed journals.

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NURSING:

 

Lecturer:

Qualification:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited and registered institution of Higher Learning with specialization in the following areas; Mental Health, Midwifery & Oncology.
  • PhD Degree from an accredited and registered institution of Higher Learning with specialization in the following areas; Mental Health, Midwifery & Oncology will be an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years university teaching & research.
  • Must be registered with the Nursing council of Kenya and have a valid practicing license.

 

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING & PRE-CLINICAL SCIENCES: 

 

Lecturer:

Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited and registered institution of higher learning with specialization in the following areas; Nephrology Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Leadership & Management Nursing, and Critical Care Nursing.
  • PhD from an accredited and registered institution of higher learning with specialization in the following areas; Nephrology Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Leadership & Management Nursing  and Critical Care Nursing  will be an added advantage
  • Minimum three (3) years university teaching & Research / clinical nursing experience.
  • Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and have a valid practicing license.

 

Tutorial Fellow:

Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited and registered institution of higher learning with specialization in the following areas; Nephrology Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing Leadership & Management Nursing and Critical Care Nursing.
  • Registered or willing to register for a PhD degree in the following areas; Nephrology Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Leadership & Management Nursing and Critical Care Nursing.
  • Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and have a valid practicing license.

 

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY MODEL SCHOOL:

 

School Bus Driver:

Qualification:

  • KCSE D+ Plus or equivalent.
  • Valid Driving license D1, D2, D3(for institutional vehicles)
  • Valid PSV license.
  • Minimum three years experience in a school setup.
  • A valid certificate of good conduct.
  • First aid skills.

Desired competencies and attributes:

  • Knowledge of traffic and safety laws and regulations.
  • Ability to read and follow map schedules and directions.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic mechanical and vehicle maintenance skills/knowledge.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of children.
  • Patience and calm under pressure.

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

LECTURER

  • An earned PhD degree in Agricultural Economics or equivalent from an accredited and recognized university in the following areas of specialization:
  • Agricultural and Resource economics
  • Agricultural and food policy analysis or
  • Quantitative techniques in Agriculture
  • He/she must also have a minimum of three (3) years university teaching experience OR a minimum of four (4) years of industry experience in the relevant field.
  • Evidence of post graduate supervision.
  • Show evidence of publishing in refereed journals.

 

Tutorial Fellow

  • Must Be a holder of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Agricultural Economics or a related field from a recognized University with specialization in:
  • Agricultural and Resource economics
  • Agricultural and food policy analysis or
  • Quantitative techniques in Agriculture
  • Registered or ready to register for a PhD degree
  • Experience in university teaching will be an added advantage

 

Department of Environmental Sciences and Education

Lecturer

  • Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in the following areas of specialization
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Education
  • Forestry/Agroforestry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience at University level or in research or in industry
  • Published in refereed journals
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution in conferences, seminars or workshops

 

Tutorial Fellow

  • Master’s Degree or its Equivalent in the following areas of specialization
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Education
  • Forestry/Agroforestry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evidence of teaching experience at university level or in research or in industry will be an added advantage
  • Registered or ready to register for a PhD degree

TERMS OF SERVICE:

The terms of service include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

Applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

 

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration & Finance)

Kenyatta University

P.O. BOX 43844 – 00100

NAIROBI

 

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than,

16th July 2024

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


 

RECRUITMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH ACCOUNTS ESTIMATION 2024 RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

BRIEF ABOUT USAID HERO 

The USAID Health Equity Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) project is led by Kenyatta University in collaboration with Abt Global- a leader in health systems strengthening organization based in the United States. This project works in 10 counties in Kenya and seeks to enhance health outcomes through improved Domestic Resource Mobilization for sustainable financing of essential health services, improved financial and social protection systems for health and improved availability and use of quality evidence to inform policy, planning and implementation of health services. 

USAID HERO works with a diverse group of stakeholders drawn across the national and county governments, partner organizations working in health and social protection sectors and local communities represented by local civil society organizations. By working with public and non-state actors at both national and county levels the USAID HERO mechanism seeks to increase resource allocation to the country’s health sector and increase efficiency, equity, and effectiveness in their use. This is done using the systems thinking approach to mobilize more resources for health.

NATIONAL HEALTH ACCOUNTS ESTIMATION

National Health Accounts (NHA) are records of a country’s health system expenditure over a given period and are an important policy tool for evaluating progress towards universal health coverage. NHA is designed to facilitate the successful implementation of health system goals by policymakers who are responsible of providing an optimal package of goods and services to maintain and enhance the health of individuals and populations. NHA provides crucial data for optimising health resource allocation and mobilisation, identifying and tracking shifts in resource allocations (e.g., from curative to preventive, or from public to private sector), for comparing findings with other countries, and finally, for assessing equity and efficiency in a dynamic health sector environment.

Data generated through the NHA estimation process provides a comprehensive picture of the health financing landscape in the country in terms of source funds, how health funds are managed or pooled, and how health goods and services are purchased. Health accounts can improve the financing of health systems health by monitoring the extent to which resources are mobilized, used and allocated efficiently and equitably. This, in turn, helps ensure health services are available and affordable when people need them.

The Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with USAID HERO project, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners, is conducting the NHA estimation for the periods 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022. To this end, USAID HERO is recruiting research assistants to assist in data collection.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Research Assistants (RAs) will support generation and utilization of evidence to inform decision making.  This role involves working closely with Short-Term Technical Experts for forthcoming assignment on collecting and analysing health expenditure data from selected institutions. The RAs will also assist in compiling comprehensive datasets that reflect the allocation and utilization of health resources at a national and sub-national levels. The Research Assistants will be expected to play a critical role in the NHA implementation. In general, the responsibilities of the Research Assistants in the survey include:

  • Participate in capacity building workshop on the NHA methodology, process and data collection tools.
  • Collect health expenditure data from selected institutions within the counties and fill in the data collection tool as explained from the orientation.
  • Check the completed data collection instruments for completeness and accuracy as demonstrated in the orientation.
  • Return to the respondent by appointment to finish incomplete interviews if any (call backs).
  • Data entry from hard copy to excel format as per instructions from the orientation and identification of any omissions for call backs. 
  • Submit clean, complete, and validated data set in MS Excel for analysis to NHA focal person.

KEY DELIVERABLES

 

  1. Attendance of data collection training.
  2. Produce daily summarized report of field activities in terms of timelines, progress and major incidents that may affect the quality of the data or performance issues.
  3. Produce a weekly comprehensive report including copies of completed data collection instruments and submit them to the supervisor.
  4. Ensure the complete sample size is covered.
  5. Transcription of interviews for all sampled units.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE/COMPETENCIES PREFERRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, or a related field. A Master’s degree or progress towards one is preferred.
  • Knowledge on health sector programs or health care financing.
  • Previous experience in collection of Health-related data (NHA, CHA, HSA, PETS) will be prioritized.
  • Proficient in Excel and MS word.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Swahili.
  • Good listening, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; strong organizational abilities; and demonstrated creativity and flexibility.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to areas outside of their home base, which means the possibility of being away from home for several days at a time.
  • Ability to commit to work solely on the designated survey during the length of fieldwork.
  • Previous experience in data collection will be an advantage but not a requirement for recruitment.

DURATION

The period for engagement for the research assistants will be for a maximum of 45 days.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the required qualification and experience are invited to submit their application by 1st July, 2024 through this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

All enquiries should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 


KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Tharaka Nithi County Observation Lead:

Kenyatta University and the Economic Growth Center at Yale University are seeking highly skilled individuals to serve as Observation Lead for a childcare intervention project located in Tharaka Nithi County. The role will involve supervising and training Classroom Observers for an early childhood development intervention targeting 3- and 4-year-olds in PP1 classrooms. The Observation lead will work collaboratively with local stakeholders from Tharaka Nithi County, and researchers from Kenyatta University, Yale University, Bangor University, and the University of the West Indies.

Location:

The role is based in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya.

Role Description:

The Observation Lead will be responsible for training and supervising Classroom Observers and ensuring the accurate and consistent collection of data on classroom dynamics and teacher-children interactions. He/She will also play a critical role in training Observers and in providing valuable insights into classroom activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Train Classroom Observers to conduct classroom observations using a structured observation tool in preschool classrooms (PP1)
  • Supervise Classroom Observers and ensure adherence to designated observation protocols
  • Conduct ongoing quality control on observational data to maintain accuracy and consistency
  • Provide support and guidance to Classroom Observers as needed
  • Attend project meetings and training sessions as required
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical guidelines throughout the observation process

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Candidates must reside in Tharaka Nithi County or be willing to relocate to the county
  • Be fluent in English and demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken languages in Tharaka Nithi County
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences or a related field. Candidates with a Master's degree would be preferred.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with data collection or research is preferred
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and neutrality during observations
  • Willingness to travel to all experimental schools spread across the county
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Contract Period: TBD

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2024

Commencement: June 2024

Reports to: Principal Investigator- RCT Crèche Project

How to apply:

The application should be addressed to:

Kenyatta University

The Deputy Vice Chancellor

Finance and Administration

PO Box 43844-00100

Nairobi.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualification and experience are invited to submit their application through this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with “Tharaka Nithi County Observation Lead” in the subject line. Only e-mail applications with attachment of relevant testimonials will be accepted.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

 


 

                                                                                        

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAST GROWING INSTITUTION

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit a competent, dedicated and experienced Chief of Party who will lead the implementation the USAID – HERO Project.

 

JOB TITLE: CHIEF OF PARTY – USAID , HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

                       

LOCATION:  (Nairobi), with frequent travels within the ten counties.

Reporting :  Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Output)

 

Matrix working relationship: DCOP, F, G & A Manager, Leads_ Social Protection, strategic purchasing, Capacity Strengthening, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Communication Lead.

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

(2 years)

About Kenyatta University USAID, HERO Project:

USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 10 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Meru, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC).

 

The project is working with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism is focussing on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas:

a)     Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services;

b)    Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health;

c)     Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Chief of Party who will be responsible for leading all the technical, financial, administrative and reporting aspects of the Project.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for leading all technical, financial, administrative and reporting aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the Activity’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, key government, Kenyatta University, consortium partner(s) and other project stakeholders and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to sub recipients.

 

The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the project, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID.

This is a full-time position and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya for the full life of project.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:    

 

1.     Donor relations and grants management

·         Serve as principal liaison with USAID, government counterparts, donors, local partners, and community stakeholders, and build effective relationships with all key stakeholders.

·         Lead and support technical specialists in the development of strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, other USAID-funded projects, civil society actors, and the private sector

·         Manage performance, relationships and communications with Sub-contracts and Sub grants.

 

2.     Programmatic leadership

  • Develop strategic objectives and work plans on domestic resource mobilization, social protection and data analytics
  • Develop systems to ensure project compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management
  • Guide and oversee all aspects of the technical and operational project management of USAID- HERO
  • Lead the overall planning, coordination and technical direction of activities, including strategic planning, work plan and budget development with selected county government stakeholders.
  • Oversee the results reporting to monitor the project’s performance, including preparing quarterly, annual and other ad hoc reporting to USAID

3.     General Management

  • Assume responsibility for overall USAID contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables.
  • Represent USAID-HERO in regional, national forums and international forums as the case may apply
  • Oversee the operational and human resources aspects of the project.
  • Guide and support staff in their development, planning succession, and taking prompt action to address issues of underperformance and any other issues impacting on their professional conduct or implementing their duties and responsibilities.
  • Be accountable for management and monitoring of assigned budget in the capacity of a budget holder’ authorize expenses, monitor spending and ensure the effective compliance of grant management
  • To undertake field visit to the counties where the project is based for effective management and oversight.

4.     Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders:

  • Lead institutional engagement and coordination, collaboration and consultation with diverse stakeholders in the region, including government, donors, private sector entities, financial institutions and implementing agencies.
  • Engage with key government agencies and other stakeholders in particular to support the implementation of USAID Project in Kenya.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the health systems issues in Kenya including national policy development, key players in government

 

QUALIFICATIONS :

·         Minimum of 12 years in a senior role leading and managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary teams, preferably as a Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project.

·         A master’s degree in public health, Health Economics, Public Policy and Management,  Management, or Social sciences from a recognized University or a related field.

·         A strong health background and experience implementing health projects is required.

·         Expertise in health care financing, public health and data analytics is preferred.

·         Ten (10) years of experience building partnerships with local government, donors, multilateral organizations, academia, private sector, local community organizations, policy think tanks and research organizations.

·         Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders, fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and understanding and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.

·         Strong familiarity with building capacity and commitment for public health, social protection and data analytics.

·         Strong network of government, NGO and civil society, donor and private sector.

·         Excellent communication skills in English.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent skills in leadership and managing teams.
  • Skills in project management and administration.
  • Excellent Financial  management skills
  • Proven ability in developing and maintaining close relationships with multi-level stakeholders and partners.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills;
  • Strong team player, with the ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner
  • Skills in networking, coordination and collaboration with diverse  stakeholders

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

 

TERMS OF SERVICE:

This is two (2) performance based renewable contract.

Commencing date: As soon as possible.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualification and experience are invited to submit their application through this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy (CC) to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “USAID – HERO Project (Position Name) in the subject line. 

This position will be filled in a rolling basis

ENQUIRIES:

For details related to job specifications visit our website www.ku.ac.ke . All enquiries should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

 



 

 Research Assistant

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/civilenvironmentalengineering/)

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/)

Staff Category

Research

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Reports To

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Grade

6

Salary Range

£31396 - £34980

Contract Type

Fixed Term (12 months)

FTE

1 (35 hours/week)

Closing Date

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Holidays

31 days + 11 statutory days

Option to purchase additional holidays.

On Site Facilities

Car parking, sports centre, catering.

Pensions

Contributory pension scheme available to all staff including generous employer contribution.

Training

Professional Development with Organisational and Staff Development Unit (OSDU) plus external training if required.

Family Friendly Benefits

Generous parental leave provision, on-campus nursery and options for flexible working.

Health and Wellbeing

University Sport centre, Occupational Health service, access to health and wellbeing events, cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, agile working and established carers support network and carer friendly policies.

 

Job Advert

We have an opportunity for an engaged and enthusiastic researcher from Kenya to join our team on a project to develop a low cost sensor for smallholder farmers being implemented collaboratively by the University of Strathclyde, Kenyatta University and Glasgow School of Art. The aim of the project is to develop a novel, zero waste biosensor using locally available materials, to quantify nutrient concentrations in soil for smallholder farm communities in Kenya. The long-term impact of this project will provide in-country low cost soil fertility monitoring accessible to farmers at point of need. To achieve this goal, the project will use traditional printing processes, taken from the Art and Design field to create a sensing solution that can be deployed in resource constrained environments. You can read more about the project here.

To meet the terms of the grant we are looking for a researcher specifically from Kenya to come to the UK and work for a year as a Research Assistant. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to return to Kenya after the year of research at Strathclyde to continue the development of the sensor at Kenyatta University for a further six months.

In this role as a Research Assistant, your main tasks will be to conduct sensor development research activities as part of a team, working under the general supervision of Dr Andrew Ward and collaborators at Kenyatta University and Glasgow School of Art. You will be required to conduct laboratory work to develop a low cost printable sensor platform for measurement of nitrate and phosphate in soil samples. You will be responsible for managing and prioritising your own workload to defined deadlines, write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications. You will also be involved in field work in Kenya to engage with smallholder farming communities to understand how the developed sensor technology can be implemented to greatest effect.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in an Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences and you will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in laboratory based research processes. This will include designing and executing experiments, presentation and interpretation of results and planning the next steps in a project. To achieve this, you need to have an ability to plan and prioritise your own workload, with general supervision, and you will have an ability to work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and international team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with a higher Degree (Master’s level or PhD level) in the Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences, some relevant laboratory work experience, knowledge and experience of sensors and sensor development, membership/working towards membership of a relevant Chartered/professional body. Knowledge in performing mixed methods research in the context of sustainable development is also high desirable, but not essential to the role.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcomed and should be addressed to Dr Andrew Ward: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dr Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru at Kenyatta University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Job Description

Brief Outline of Job:

To assist in the delivery of research activities as part of a team, working on an established research programme/s under the general supervision of senior colleagues; to input as a team member to administrative activities; to assist where required with relevant teaching and knowledge exchange activities.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

1.

Conduct laboratory based research to develop a low cost printed sensor for detection of key soil nutrients.

2.

Manage and prioritise own workload within agreed objectives to ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines.

3.

Write up results of own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications.

4.

Participate in visits to Kenya and contribute to community engagement activities related to the development of the technology.

5.

Provide regular reports and input to the wider project objectives, including presentation of research to project partners (at Kenyatta University and Glasgow School of Art) and to the project advisory board.

6.

Assist with the supervision of student projects and the delivery of introductory classes as required.

7.

Input as a team member to Department/School, Faculty and/or University administrative activities.

8.

Engage in continuous professional development.

Person Specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications
(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)

Essential/ Desirable

Assessment Method

Good Batchelor’s level degree in Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences

Essential

Application/CV

Higher degree (i.e. Master’s level or PhD level) or equivalent professional experience in Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences.

Desirable

Application/CV

Membership/working towards membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies.

Desirable

Application/CV

Experience

 

 

Experience of conducting laboratory based experiments on the development of technology.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Some relevant work experience.

Desirable

Application/CV

Biosensor development work, particularly related to the use of electrochemical detection approaches.

Desirable

App/CV/ Interview

Job Related Skills and Achievements

 

 

Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and processes.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Ability to plan and organise own workload effectively with general supervision from senior colleagues.

Essential

Interview

Ability to work within a team environment.

Essential

Interview

Experience of conducting social science like research and knowledge exchange related activities.

Desirable

App/CV/ Interview

Personal Attributes

 

 

 

 

 

To comply with the terms of the grant, the successful candidate will be domiciled within Keyna and demonstrate a commitment to returning to Kenya to fulfil knowledge transfer at the end of the project.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Application Procedure

Select Application Procedure (HR use only)

 

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Andrew Ward, Senior Lecturer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at Kenyatta University.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Research staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

Rewards and Benefits

Our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities, details of which can be found here.

PVG Check

This position involves regulated work, making it a legislative requirement that the successful candidate becomes a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. If appointed, employment with the University will not be confirmed, until membership of the Scheme has been received. The successful applicant will be precluded from working with protected groups until that time.

Basic Disclosure

This role requires the satisfactory outcome of a Basic Disclosure Scotland Check. The successful applicant will be asked to carry out a Basic Disclosure Scotland Check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Probation

Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 9 month probationary period.

Pension

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.

Relocation

Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.

Interviews

Formal online interviews for this post will be held in June 2024. Enter an interview date..

Equality and Diversity

The University of Strathclyde is a socially progressive institution that strives to ensure equality of opportunity and celebrates the diversity of its student and staff community.  Strathclyde is people-oriented and collaborative, offering a supportive and flexible working culture with a deep commitment to our equality, diversity and inclusion charters, initiatives, groups and networks.

We strongly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnicity, women, LGBT+, and disabled candidates and candidates from lower socio-economic groups and care-experienced backgrounds.

University Values

The University’s Values capture what we’re all about: who we are, what we believe in and what we stand for. Our Values have been derived from how we act and how we expect to be treated as  part of Strathclyde.

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SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

P.O. BOX 43844 – 00100 – GPO NAIROBI, Kenya

Telephone: 8710901-19 Ext.3732

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.ku.ac.ke

 

Call for Applications of Editorial Board Members for AJPAS

The African Journal of Pure and Applied Science (AJPAS) is owned and published by Kenyatta University under the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS). The journal is open and online published biannually. Since its launch in 2019 4 volumes with 2 Issues per Volume have been published.

The aim of the journal is to publish original papers.  All articles are subjected to thorough, critical, objective and fair double blinded peer review before publication. 

Currently, the journal seeks to bring on board new members in the Editorial Board who should be qualified in the fields of Plant Sciences, Zoological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Actuarial Sciences, Physics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Term of service

The successful candidates are expected to serve as Members of the Editorial Board for a period of 2 years renewable once. The editors are supposed to participate in blind peer review of articles and also identification of competent reviewers of papers in their area of expertise.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have an earned PhD in any of the listed disciplines, as well have experience in postgraduate supervision and have published widely. The applicants should be computer literate, critical thinkers with ability to analyze and synthesize information. Applicants serving in the academia will have an added advantage.

Applications

Interested candidates are invited to send a  motivation letter indicating why they would be interested in offering the service along with an updated CV detailing their qualifications   to this  email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by 20th March 2024.

 


 

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS’ INITIATIVE

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTER

EAST AFRICA

NAIROBI

 

EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

About YALI

The Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center East Africa (YALI RLC EA) is one of four USAID-funded Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) located at African institutions of higher education, which provide transformational training to young African leaders between the ages of 18-35 through in-person, online, and hybrid modes of learning.  Over the last 8 years, YALI RLC EA has implemented a comprehensive and experiential curriculum seeking to empower young African leaders to transform themselves, their communities, countries, and the African continent. The curriculum is delivered in three tracks focused on civic leadership, business and entrepreneurship, and public management. In addition, there is a cross cutting track that is undertaken by all participants.  The curriculum is designed to stretch the boundaries of current leadership paradigms to create new opportunities for dialogue and capacity building. To promote a collaborative learning environment, the YALI RLC EA focuses on the bottom part of the pedagogy pyramid focusing more on learning by doing and peer to peer learning. Both local and international instructors facilitate a blended learning environment that builds both knowledge and expertise. The YALI RLC EA is in Phase II of implementing the curriculum. YALI RLC EA seeks to recruit dynamic, self-driven and results oriented trainers/facilitators and accessibility support personnel from East and Central Africa to deliver the training in its tracks of Crosscutting, Business and Entrepreneurship, Public Management and Civic Leadership.

Facilitators/Trainers

Overall objective

Deliver impactful in-person (residential), virtual (online) and blended (hybrid) training to the young African leaders from 14 countries served by YALI RLC EA in any of the four tracks of study mentioned above.  In-person training (residential) and residential part of the blended training are held at Kenya at YALI RLC EA premises located at Kenyatta University, main campus at Chandaria Innovation Center, 3rd Floor.

Scope of work

The training will focus on the four main tracks: Cross cutting (including Ethics and accountability in leadership, leadership communication, personal branding, opportunities and challenges in Africa, diversity, equity and inclusion, design thinking, habits for effective leaders) civic leadership, public management and business and entrepreneurship. These will run concurrently targeting youths between the ages of 18-35 from 14 countries covered by YALI RLC EA. The delivery of the training needs to ensure inclusion of PWD (including psychosocial), gender diverse participants and those coming from minority groups from each of the countries.  The training will be through the three modes of training mentioned under the overall objective.

Methodology

The training is delivered using participatory and adult learning approaches which augments the Center’s instructional framework that focuses on: Collaborative Learning - Through group projects, discussions, public speaking, and events; Immersive Learning - through mentorships, individualized coaching, and hands-on application; Static Instruction – Facilitator-led sessions in a classroom setting and, Learning Management System (LMS)- a diverse and dynamic on-line learning environment designed to provide educational, informational and media resources that enable, empower and enhance the knowledge and skills of young leaders who will be the change-makers in the region. 

Competencies, Experience and Skills Requirements:

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Business and Entrepreneurship

  • A Degree in any of the following areas: Leadership, Strategy, Business Development, International Business, Business and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Economics or Financial Management,
  • At least 5-years’ experience in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in any of the following areas: business strategy, business development, international business, business and entrepreneurship, marketing, Economics or Financial management.
  • Understanding of Human Centered Entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge in different problem-solving approaches including design thinking.
  • Extensive experience in running businesses, managing businesses, or supporting startups and SMEs.
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC EA training will be an added advantage.

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Public Management

  • A Degree in Leadership, Public Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Strategy, Public Sector Management, Government Contracting, Public Sector Strategies, Civic Engagement, Governance, Social Policy, Public Finance, Financial Management, Community Development, or Peace, and Conflict Management.
  • At least 5-years’ experience in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in any of the following areas: leadership, public management, public administration, public policy, strategy, public sector management, government contracting, public sector strategies, civic engagement, governance, social policy, public finance, financial management, community development, or peace, and conflict management.
  • Knowledge in different problem-solving approaches including design thinking.
  • Broad experience working in public Sector – parastatals, government agencies, ministries among others.   
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge and ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC EA training will be an added advantage.

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Civic Leadership

  • A Degree in any of the following areas: Leadership, Public Policy, Project Management, Civic Engagement, NGO’s Management, Social Work, Monitoring and Evaluation, Governance, Social Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, Civil Society Organizations Management, Community Development, or Gender, Diversity, and inclusion.
  • At least 5-years in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in any of the following areas: leadership, public policy, project management, civic engagement, NGOs managements, social work, monitoring and evaluation, governance, social entrepreneurship, civic leadership, civil society organizations management, community development, gender, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Broad experience working with or working in Civil Society Organizations.
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC training will be an added advantage.

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Cross- Cutting Modules

  • A Degree in Communication, Corporate Communication, Mass Communication, Media Relations, Branding, Personal Brand Management, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, Creativity and Design Thinking, Business and Design Thinking, Innovation and Problem-Solving, Gender Studies, Inclusion and Diversity, Gender and Equity, or Leadership, Ethics and Accountability.
  • At least 5 years in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in communication, corporate communication, mass communication, media relations, branding, personal brand management, journalism, public relations international relations, creativity and design thinking, business and design thinking, innovation and problem-solving, gender studies, inclusion and diversity, gender and equity or leadership, ethics, and accountability.
  • Extensive experience in building capacities among the youths across Africa and beyond
  • Knowledge in different problem-solving approaches including design thinking.
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC training will be an added advantage.

Trainer/facilitator Roles and deliverables

The following will be the expected deliverables of the assignment:

  • Successful facilitation of the training using adult and youth centered delivery approaches.
  • Accompany the participants for field trips during in-person sessions.
  • Technical advice and support to participants during the training and field trips
  • Mentor and coach participants during the training and post-training.
  • Technical support to participants on their initiatives.
  • Monitor and support participants during the training.
  • Facilitate and guide the participants to identify design challenges as well as develop viable solutions to the identified challenges.
  • Facilitate and guide the participants to identify viable business ideas/community initiatives as well as develop business concept/community initiative that can be implemented.
  • Support participants to build their pitching and public speaking skills.
  • Guide participants in building their personal brands.
  • Evaluate participants’ pitch presentations.
  • Prepare training presentations, training activities and exercises as per the module. 
  • Participate in the development of learning content for asynchronous learning. 
  • Manage and monitor participants’ attendance during the training. 
  • Attending facilitators’ meetings – before and after cohort training. 
  • Attend facilitators training when scheduled. 
  • Training report preparation and submission. 
  • Continuous personal development.

Duration and time frame

YALI RLC EA leadership program is designed to take between four (4) to six (6) weeks depending on the mode of delivery (virtual, in-person, or blended).  The maximum number of days for planning, preparation and training per facilitator is 18 days depending on the track/module and mode of delivery.  However, the billing will be as per the actual number of days worked per cohort. Facilitators are expected to be available as per the schedule of the training for the tracks/modules they have been contracted.  The number of cohorts a facilitator will train will be determined by the training evaluation outcomes carried out by YALI RLC EA after every cohort’s training.   

Trainers’ report

Each trainer will be required to write a comprehensive training report. The report will document the training process, the context in which the trainings took place, challenges and mitigation strategies employed, lessons learned, recommendations and any unique aspects picked by the trainer including behaviour of the participants, unique needs of the participants and elements of the training that contributed to the achievement of the learning outcomes. The deadline for sending the report is 5 days after completion of cohort training. The report should be submitted together with the timesheets to Learning and Curriculum Manager for approval and submission to Finance Team for payment processing.  

Evaluation and Selection Process

This application is open to experienced Trainers/Facilitators with proven experience and broad knowledge in training young people as well as those with unique ability to utilize the principles, methods, techniques and systems of training and mentorship for youth development. The selected trainer/facilitator will be responsible for designing and executing all the activities described in this TOR under the guidance of YALI RLC EA.

Accessibility Support Personnel (ASP)

Role Summary

The ASPs will provide support to the young leaders with disability from 14 countries served by YALI RLC EA based on the type of need during the in-person (residential), virtual (online) and blended (hybrid) training sessions.  This will happen during the cross-cutting track as well as the three tracks of training – civic leadership, public management or business and entrepreneurship. The services will also be required in the facilitation of the Social Inclusion session which forms the basis of effective leadership.    They will also be required to accompany participants with disabilities in all the movement within the premises (training and accommodation) and during field trips in residential cohorts.  They will promote meaningful and inclusive participation of individuals with exceptionalities in their tracks and group discussions.  YALI RLC-EA is seeking a team of ASPs to support all the training activities. The ASP may be resident or non-resident depending on the mode training (residential, blended, or virtual).

Essential skills and qualifications

Position: Sign Language Interpreters

  • A certified sing language interpreter
  • Proficiency in sign language
  • Experience in providing sign language interpretation services.
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge of different forms of exceptionalities among the youths across the targeted 14 countries.
  • Proven experience in provision of the similar services to other institutions or organizations
  • High level of professionalism and ability to work independently under high pressure situations with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide all-inclusive services to PWD during the virtual, blended, and residential training.
  • Proven and demonstrated ability to support and provide a conducive environment for PWD
  • Must be willing to reside at the complex with the PWD during the entire period of residential training.
  • Passion to support PWD.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Proficiency in Kiswahili(sanifu) or French language is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in supporting YALI RLC-EA leadership training will be an added advantage.

Position: Aide

  • Experience in accessibility services to people with different types of disability.
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge of different forms of exceptionalities among the youths across the targeted 14 countries.
  • Proven experience in provision of the similar services to other institutions or organizations
  • High level of professionalism and ability to work independently under high pressure situations with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide all-inclusive services to PWD during the virtual, blended, and residential training.
  • Proven and demonstrated ability to support and provide a conducive environment for PWD.
  • Must be willing to reside at the complex with the PWD during the entire period of residential training.
  • Passion to support PWD.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Previous experience in supporting YALI RLC-EA leadership training will be an added advantage.

Scope of Work

  • Supporting participants with disability to participate in group discussions – in class and outside the training sessions.
  • Ensuring videos are interpreted and following up with facilitators to ensure that have sub-titles.
  • Interpretation of videos without subtitles
  • Awareness creation on sign language, ethics, and inclusivity in handling a person with disability to other participants, facilitators, and staff to ensure more interactions.
  • Supporting participants with disability to fully participate in group discussions – in class and outside the training sessions as well as complete assignments.
  • Taking notes if need be.
  • Ensuring inclusive activities within the classroom and in the field.
  • Supporting participant to work on their individual pitches.
  • Revision of learning materials with the participant at the end of training sessions.
  • Reaching out to YALI RLC EA staff in case participants are in need.
  • Receiving the participant at the airport and escorting them to the airport.
  • Supporting YALI RLC EA to support participants especially those with disability as well as those who may be unwell.
  • Providing information and advice including professional, peer support, advocacy, on issues relating to participants with disability.
  • Fostering inclusivity in and outside classroom
  • For sign language interpreters, they will additionally provide communication support – provision of sign language service inside and outside the classroom.

Key Deliverables:

  • Service provision during the entire training period as per the need – including one day before the training and after the training based on flight schedules.
  • Cohort Accessibility Support Personnel report detailing:
    • Cohort and cohort dates
    • Mode of delivery – blended, virtual, or residential
    • training and field sessions covered.
    • challenges and mitigation strategies, opportunities, lessons learnt, and recommendations.
    • List of participants supported during the training.
  • Duly filled out and signed time sheets (template will be provided) for the entire period and should capture the names of the service provider and bank account details.

Duration:       YALI RLC EA training is a 28 - days training programme. Thus, the expected maximum number of days per ASP is 32 days, but payment shall be as per the number of days worked. 

Supervision:   Learning and Curriculum Manager

Place of performance

YALI Regional Leadership Center-EA in Kenyatta University, Chandaria building, KUCC – residential premises, KU compound, City during city visit and shopping exercises &Field trips – in organizations across Nairobi

 

Mode of Application

The documents to be submitted by applicants for the position of trainer/facilitator include:

  • Application Letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contacts of three recent professional referees (previous clients) for whom similar work has been conducted. 
  • Two (2) sample reports of similar work completed recently. 
  • In the cases of companies, include the company profile – capturing the directors.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)
  • The technical proposal capturing the following:
  • Introduction
  • Information about the Trainer/trainers
  • Applicant understanding of the assignment.
  • Applicant’s competence and experience relevant to the assignment
  • Two (2) recommendation letters of recent assignments undertaken.
  • Methodology that will be used by the trainer to deliver impactful and experiential training to YALI RLC EA target group.

 

  • The financial proposal in Kenya Shillings capturing the following:
  1. Daily rate
  2. Hourly rate – usually our virtual sessions are 2-hour sessions.
  3. Any other training related costs

NB: Both technical and financial proposals should be in one document.

The documents to be submitted by applicants for the position of accessibility support personnel include:

  • Application Letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum vitae (CV) including three (3) referees preferably former employers.
  • Current and expected pay.

Email your application package to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The subject of the email should be the title of the assignment.

The application deadline will be Sunday, 10th March, 2024 at 5.00 pm EAT.


 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

 

USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 10 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Meru, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet & Baringo. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC).

The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced ICT Officer. The ICT Officer will work in close collaboration and direction of the Finance and Administration Manager and the Project Officers in the Regional offices.

TITLE: Information Communications Technology (ICT) Officer, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 10 counties

Reports:  Finance and Administration Manager

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: Finance Officers, Project Officer and Communication Officer.

CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed Term   

ROLE PURPOSE:  Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager, the ICT Officer will be responsible for providing reliable and secure ICT services in support of the project’s offices in Nairobi, Eldoret and Mombasa.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

The main duties of the ICT Officer are:

·         Maintain and troubleshoot all computer related issues;

·         Integrate and configure computer networking for best performance;

·         Troubleshoot and repair of hardware, operating systems and applications;

·         Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks;

·         Identify security gaps and provide relevant solutions in consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager;

·         Test and evaluate all new technology including M&E systems e.g. database systems, websites etc.;

·         In collaboration with MEL Unit, develop participatory strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluating the project;

·         Conduct electrical safety checks on computer equipment;

·         Enhance office IT system through appropriate upgrades and advise Operations Unit on changes or improvements required;

·         Help install and support of all ICT hardware and software;

QUALIFICATIONS 

·         At least 5 years of experience providing ICT support in a development context;

·         Bachelors in information technology or a relevant field required;

·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;

·         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·         Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded programs a plus;

·         Excellent communication and writing skills.

·         Experience in administering Microsoft365 services.

·         Ability to quickly learn technologies in order to deliver results.

·         Ability to hand over operational procedures and coach/empower junior personnel and peers.

·         Ability to analyse problems and react quickly in problematic situations with minimum supervision.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

This is one year (1) performance based renewable contract.

Commencing date: As soon as possible.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualification and experience are invited to submit their application by 6th March 2024 through this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy (CC) to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “USAID – HERO Project (Position Name) in the subject line.  All enquiries should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted


 


 

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions:

  1. HEAD PROCUREMENT - GRADE 13.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) the Head Procurement will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the management in the University

Qualifications:

  1. Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
  2. Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
  3. At least seven (7) years’ working experience, three (3) of which must be as a Procurement (and Supply Chain) Manager or equivalent position in a similar level organization.
  4. Professional certification in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS, CSCP and CPSP-K
  5. Member of CIPS and or KISM.
  6. Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License
  7. Proficient in relevant Computer applications systems.
  8. Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
  9. Knowledge of the relevant legislations
  10. Knowledge of professional standards

 2. PROCUREMENT OFFICER II - GRADE 11.

Reporting to the Head Procurement the Procurement Officer II will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the management in the University

Qualifications:

  1. a) Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
  2. b) Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
  3. c) At least five (5) years’ working experience in Procurement (and Supply Chain), two (2) of which must be at procurement officer II position or equivalent position in a similar level organization.
  4. d) Professional certification in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS, CSCP and CPSP-K
  5. e) Member of CIPS and or KISM.
  6. d) Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License
  7. i) Proficient in relevant Computer applications systems.
  8. j) Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
  9. k) Knowledge of the relevant legislations
  10. l) Knowledge of professional standards

TERMS OF SERVICE:

A competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, generous house allowance, and medical cover will be provided.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration& Finance)

Kenyatta University

  1. P.O. BOX 43844 – 00100

NAIROBI

Applications should be received not later than,

4th March, 2024

*Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

*Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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