Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academics, Research and Students Affairs

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 35(1)(a) (v) of the Universities Act, 2012 amended through Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act No. 18 of 2018, the Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the above position.

  • Minimum Qualification: PHD
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

Our Vision
“A Citizen-Centric Public Service”.

Our Mission
“To transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”.



Basic Salary: - Ksh.427,427- Ksh.547,106 p.m.
House Allowance: -Ksh.82,704 p.m.
Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University College
Terms of Service -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance.

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
(i) be at least an Associate Professor of a recognized University with an earned PhD from a University recognized in Kenya;
(ii) have served successfully for a period of at least three (3) years as a Principal of a Constituent or Campus College, Dean or a Director of an academic unit or Directorate of a University;
(iii) have at least eight (8) years academic, research and administrative experience as a senior lecturer; and
(iv) be a person of integrity in accordance with Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Core Competencies
(i) leadership skills and ability to effectively co-ordinate the academic, research and student affairs functions in the university;
(ii) knowledge of strategic planning in education planning;
(iii) ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
(iv) being a visionary and result oriented leader;
(v) excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills; and
(vi) be a creative and innovative leader

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor and working under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academics, Research and Student Affairs will be:
(i) ensuring that the University Senate is properly and promptly advised on the development of academic, research, innovations and student matters in conformity with set standards, guidelines and requirements of statutory and professional bodies;
(ii) responsible for promoting and coordinating research and research outputs, scientific publications, innovation, extension and technology transfer to industry and the community;
(iii) mobilizing funds for the furtherance of the academic mission of the university;
(iv) coordinating academic linkages and collaborations;
(v) implementing and monitoring academic research, innovation and student affairs policies, rules and regulations;
(vi) overseeing development and review of academic programmes;
(vii) developing and monitoring implementing of divisional plans, performance targets and budgets;
(viii) monitoring, assuring and enhancing quality and standards of academic matters in the university;
(ix) in charge of students’ welfare, discipline, counseling, chaplaincy, work study, placement, bursary allocation and management as provided by the university policies;
(x) overseeing the Student Council matters;
(xi) overseeing the co-ordination of student entertainment, sports, cultural, recreation and co-curricular activities;
(xii) preparing and submitting periodic reports on the overall status of the division to the Vice-Chancellor; and
(xiii) undertaking such other responsibilities as shall be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor

1. The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;
2. Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews;
(a) National Identity Card;
(b) Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts;
(c) Any other supporting documents and testimonials;
(d) Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations; and
(e) Clearances from the following bodies:
(i) Kenya Revenue Authority;
(ii) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
(iii) Higher Education Loans Board;
(iv) Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus;
(v) Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance
3. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the Secretary/CEO, Public Service Commission through the above address

1. Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications.
2. All applications should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents.
3. Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
“Application for Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics, Research and Student Affairs) –Laikipia University” and delivered to:


Public Service Commission
4th Floor Commission House
Off Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30095-00100

4. Online applications may be submitted via email to:
All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 2nd March, 2021 latest by 5.00 p.m. (East African Time)

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