Deputy vice chancellor -research, planning and development

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Assisting the Vice Chancellor in the development and implementation of the university policies

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

Job Description/Requirements

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Our Vision
“A citizen-centric public service”.

Our Mission
“To transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”. DECLARATION OF VACANCIES - CHUKA UNIVERSITY

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 35(1)(a) (v) of the Universities Act, 2012 (Revised 2018), the Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the following positions.

2. DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR -RESEARCH, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - ONE (1) POST
Basic Salary: -Ksh.336, 478 - Ksh.470, 711 p.m.
House Allowance: -Ksh. 82, 704 p.m.
Medical Cover & Other Allowances: -As provided by the University.
Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance

For appointment to the position, a candidate must:
(i) be a holder of an earned Ph.D. degree, and serving as either a Professor or Associate Professor in a university;
(ii) have at least (8) years progressive experience in a senior leadership/management position such as Dean/Director, principal of a University college or DVC of a chartered university or leadership in a comparable or other higher learning institutions;
(iii) have outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by refereed journals, publications, University level books as well as project grants and awards;
(iv) have demonstrable ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate administration and financial functions and be familiar with financial planning and accounting;
(v) have demonstrated ability in strategic planning and quality management systems and training in management sciences at master’s level will be a distinct advantage;
(vi) have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
(vii) be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of the constitution of Kenya

Core competences:
The following core competences and skills will be required:

(i) exemplary high level of professionalism and work ethics;
(ii) possess strategic management Leadership skills with results oriented mindset;
(iii) visionary and innovative leadership;
(iv) all-inclusive management style with balanced firmness and fairness; and
(v) ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Planning and Development) shall be the head of the research, planning and development division.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
(i) assisting the Vice Chancellor in the development and implementation of the university policies;
(ii) overseeing the formulation, development and implementation of sound administrative, research, planning and development policies;
(iii) providing leadership, guidance, coordination and direction of the departments within the RP&D Division;
(iv) supervising the research, planning and development activities of the University including efficient allocation of resources;
(v) overseeing development and management of University operating and capital budgets, Physical plant and capital construction;
(vi) overseeing preparation and analysis of the university Strategic and Operational plans and performance contracts for presentation to Management and the University Council for approval;
(vii) establishment and maintenance of effective budgetary planning and procedures for ensuring strict compliance with the approved budget;
(viii) coordinating implementation of procurement policies and procedures that would ensure the university receives quality goods; works and services from suppliers and value for money, including preparation of contracts, specifications and procurement rules and regulations;
(ix) ensuring that the Kenya Vision 2030 goals and objectives are mainstreamed into university core functions; and
(x) any other duty as may be assigned and delegated by the Vice Chancellor.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO NOTE:
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; and
(d) 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); and
(e) Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations. 3. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address below.

MODE OF APPLICATION
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. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
4. The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages and community service, email address and telephone contacts;
5. Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
“Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administrating and Finance)- Chuka University”
OR
“Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Planning and Development) - Chuka University” as applicable and delivered to:
THE SECRETARY/CEO
Public Service Commission
Commission House
P.O Box 30095-00100
NAIROBI.

6. Online applications may be submitted via email to: chuka2021@publicservice.go.ke
All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 22nd June 2021 latest by 5.00 p.m. (East African Time).

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