Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning Research & Innovation)

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



D) Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning Research & Innovation) – ONE (1) POST
Basic Salary: - Ksh.336,478- Ksh.470,711p.m.
House Allowance: - Ksh.82,589 p.m.
Medical Cover as per the University’s provisions
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 a Kenyan citizen;
(ii) be a holder of an earned PhD from a reputable university as well 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 successfully demonstrated ability and competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic and research environment;
(vi) have a successful record of leadership in development and implementation of Research and extension programmes at University level;
(vii) be a team player with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and have a capacity to work effectively with, students and stakeholders;
(viii) show good understanding of university functions and procedures coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation;
(ix) have good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing university education training in Kenya;
(x) be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of university education;
(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 research activities; 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 (Planning, Research and Innovation) will be in charge of Planning, Research and Innovation Division of the university. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
(i) overall responsibility for direction, organization and administration of planning, research and innovation programmes;
(ii) initiating, coordinating, implementation and monitoring of the strategic plan in line with master plans;
(iii) providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning, research and innovation;
(iv) coordinating workshops and seminars for outreach programmes on technology transfer;
(v) promoting knowledge and skills dissemination to meet the needs of the university, community and industry;
(vi) mobilizing and soliciting financial support for research and community extension programmes;
(vii) advising senate on the status of the development of research, extension and innovation programmes in conformity to national and international standards and legally recognized professional bodies; and
(viii) creating and maintaining collaboration and linkage with industry and community both locally and internationally for research and innovation programmes.


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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