Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)

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: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

Our Vision
“A Citizen-Centric Public Service”.

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



C) Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) - ONE (1) POST
Basic Salary: - Ksh.336,478- Ksh.470,711 p.m.
House Allowance: - Ksh.82,589 p.m.
Medical Cover As may be provided by the University
Other Management Allowances
Terms of Service: - Five (5) years Contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance).

For appointment to this position, a candidate must;
(i) be Kenyan citizen;
(ii) be a holder of an earned PhD from a reputable university as well as a full professor or associate professor of a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) have had at least ten (10) years academic and research experience with scholarly record demonstrated by publications in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization and supervision of Masters and Doctoral students;
(iv) have served successfully in a Senior Administrative and Management position at the level of a either Dean/Director or Deputy Principal of a Constituent College/Principal of a Campus College in a university or in other comparable level(s) for at least three (3) years;
(v) have demonstrated ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate planning and finance and administrative functions in a University environment;
(vi) be a team player with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and have a capacity to work effectively with, students and stakeholders;
(vii) show good understanding of university functions and procedures coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation;
(viii) have good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing university education training in Kenya;
(ix) be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of university education;
(x) have thorough knowledge of governance, government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning, public finance management, human resource management, budgeting process, procurement laws infrastructural development and governing laws, further supported by relevant trainings and certificates;
(xi) be a registered member of professional association/s, where applicable, and be of good standing;
(xii) demonstrate ability in networking and capacity to mobilize resources and expand physical facilities necessary to cater for the increasing student enrolment and academic programmes; and
(xiii) be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Core Competencies
The following core competencies will be required:

(i) excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills as well as logical and sound decision-making ability;
(ii) creativity and innovation;
(iii) be visionary and result oriented; and
(iv) be firm, fair, accountable and transparent in the conduct of one's duties.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance) will oversee Administration and Finance Division of the university. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
(i) establishing and maintaining workable systems for regular measurement, monitoring and evaluation of performance, quality, relevance and efficiency of all human resource, rewards management, finance, planning and development programmes;
(ii) providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Human Resource, Finance, Procurement and Physical resource management;
(iii) overseeing the implementation of all sectoral policies and appropriate procedures to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in the university in line with the strategic plan;
(iv) coordinating the design, development, implementation and maintenance of appropriate human resource policies, procedures and systems to attract, develop and retain qualified and experienced staff;
(v) mobilizing resources that the University may need and coordinating the preparation and implementation of the budget, financial statements management reports and ensuring that both annual and medium-term expenditures are consistent with the strategic plan;
(vi) ensuring the development, implementation and review of quality management systems, operational procedures and manuals in the division;
(vii) maintaining efficiency and good order of the university including staff welfare, conduct and discipline and ensure proper enforcement of the Statutes and regulations; and
(viii) advising the Vice Chancellor and Management Board on the university's development needs with respect to students’ facilities, infrastructure and human resource requirements.


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 Certificate)
3. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address below.

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 Vice Chancellor – MMUST”
“Application for Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Students Affairs) - MMUST”
“Application for Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) - MMUST”
“Application for Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning Research & Innovation) - MMUST” and delivered to:

Public Service Commission
Commission House
P.O Box 30095-00100

4. Online applications may be submitted via email to:

All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before2nd March, 2021 latest by 5.00 p.m. (East African Time)

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