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Head, School of Management and Leadership at Management University of Africa

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The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a premier private university that aims at providing innovation, leadership and management solutions to industries and communities in Africa and beyond. The distinct focus of the Management University of Africa is to be the centre of excellence in capacity building in management, leadership, governance and entrepreneurship. At MUA we believe that it is only people who have mastered themselves and discovered their potential, who are best equipped to contribute responsibly and effectively towards the sustainable development of this country. To this end, we have made every effort to create an environment for our students to discover their inherent talents and to equip them with the necessary skills and capacity to employ the same effectively. MUA is Located on Popo Road, South C Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya. The University also owns 80 acres of land in Kisaju, Kitengela for future development.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic and Budgetary Planning

Developing a strategic plan for the School, in consultation with the Dean, of Schools, including the preparation of a staffing and resource plan. Engaging the staff of the School and the Dean of Schools in devising and agreeing the School’s plan. Reviewing the performance of the School in terms of its objectives as stated in its strategic plan and in its staffing and resource plan. Managing and monitoring of implementation of the resource allocation process within the School.

Staffing

Ensuring the School is adequately staffed. Membership of the relevant Committees including school board and school board of examiners Creating a supportive working environment for all staff in the School and fostering their career development. Ensuring that staff targets are developed reviewed and completed in a timely manner. Completing probation reviews with all newly appointed academic staff in line with the University policy, in consultation with the Dean of Schools. Allocating duties to staff within the School and the management of staff in consultation with Dean of Schools in accordance with the University policies and procedures. Handling grievance procedures for staff except where a grievance is against the Head of school, in which case the Schools Dean is responsible. Managing relevant disciplinary procedures for both staff and students.

Teaching, Learning and Research

Having overall responsibility for the management of the School’s programme of teaching and research and the implementation of the College’s academic policy. Ensuring the effective delivery of high quality teaching and the maintenance of academic standards. Promoting a culture of learning that is directed to student needs, and of teaching that is informed by the research interests of the School’s staff. Dealing with professional matters where relevant to the activities of disciplines and in particular, the educational requirements of professional accreditation bodies. Fostering the development of academic policy and initiatives within the context of the long-term strategies of the College and the School. Developing and maintaining a vibrant research culture of international standard, including the promotion of research initiatives and networks. Fostering interdisciplinary both within the School and between Schools. Promoting excellence and improvement in all matters of teaching, learning, research and administration. Ensuring the regular review, evaluation and development of programmes offered by the School. Advising the Senior Lecturer and the Dean of Graduate Studies on entry requirementsfor specific courses, in consultation with the relevant course committee and Directors as appropriate. Promoting collaboration within the School, with other Schools, and with other institutions. Liaising appropriately with the Faculty Dean on cross-School and Faculty-wide issues. Nominating External Examiners for undergraduate programmes to Council for approval.

General

Representing the School both internally and externally, including representation on College committees. Managing and encouraging an information flow to staff and students within the School regarding School and University developments. Ensuring the effective operation of the School in accordance with approved governance procedures. The general management, subject to College policy, of the School’s physical facilities and equipment, including the allocation of rooms and other space. Having overall responsibility for ensuring that the School’s arrangements comply with legal requirements and related College policies such as health and safety, data protection and data retention policy, freedom of information.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic and Budgetary Planning Developing a strategic plan for the School, in consultation with the Dean, of Schools, including the preparation of a staffing and resource plan. Engaging the staff of the School and the Dean of Schools in devising and agreeing the School’s plan. Reviewing the performance of the School in terms of its objectives as stated in its strategic plan and in its staffing and resource plan. Managing and monitoring of implementation of the resource allocation process within the School.

Staffing

Ensuring the School is adequately staffed. Membership of the relevant Committees including school board and school board of examiners Creating a supportive working environment for all staff in the School and fostering their career development. Ensuring that staff targets are developed reviewed and completed in a timely manner. Completing probation reviews with all newly appointed academic staff in line with the University policy, in consultation with the Dean of Schools. Allocating duties to staff within the School and the management of staff in consultation with Dean of Schools in accordance with the University policies and procedures. Handling grievance procedures for staff except where a grievance is against the Head of School, in which case the Schools Dean is responsible. Managing relevant disciplinary procedures for both staff and students.

Teaching, Learning and Research

Having overall responsibility for the management of the School’s programme of teaching and research and the implementation of the College’s academic policy. Ensuring the effective delivery of high quality teaching and the maintenance of academic standards. Promoting a culture of learning that is directed to student needs, and of teaching that is informed by the research interests of the School’s staff. Dealing with professional matters where relevant to the activities of disciplines and in particular, the educational requirements of professional accreditation bodies. Fostering the development of academic policy and initiatives within the context of the long-term strategies of the College and the School. Developing and maintaining a vibrant research culture of international standard, including the promotion of research initiatives and networks. Fostering interdisciplinary both within the School and between Schools. Promoting excellence and improvement in all matters of teaching, learning, research and administration. Ensuring the regular review, evaluation and development of programmes offered by the School. Advising the Senior Lecturer and the Dean of Graduate Studies on entry requirements for specific courses, in consultation with the relevant course committee and Directors as appropriate. Promoting collaboration within the School, with other Schools, and with other institutions. Liaising appropriately with the Faculty Dean on cross-School and Faculty-wide issues. Nominating External Examiners for undergraduate programmes to Council for approval.

General

Representing the School both internally and externally, including representation on College committees. Managing and encouraging an information flow to staff and students within the School regarding School and University developments. Ensuring the effective operation of the School in accordance with approved governance procedures. The general management, subject to College policy, of the School’s physical facilities and equipment, including the allocation of rooms and other space. Having overall responsibility for ensuring that the School’s arrangements comply with legal requirements and related College policies such as health and safety, data protection and data retention policy, freedom of information. Implementing decisions of Board and Council and the supply of information in accordance with Board and/or Council directions. Prepare an annual report in agreement with the School’s Executive Committee and for consideration by the School Committee. Delegating to an Acting-Head during any period of absence of more than three working days (see below). Conducting elections to Headship of Discipline in the School, as required. Other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Must have a Ph.D. degree or its academic equivalent in the relevant field. Must have a teaching experience of at least 5 years at university or college level Must have at least four articles in refereed journals. OR (those with Masters Degree) Must have a Master’s Degree in the relevant area with five years of University teaching experience as a Lecturer or as a Research Fellow. Must have at least three publications in refereed journals OR one book plus two articles in the relevant area since becoming a Lecturer or Research Fellow. Should have successfully supervised a minimum of 2 postgraduate degree students or should have been a research team leader or principal investigator in a project. Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars and workshops. Should have evidence of continued research or effective teaching. Should have evidence of contribution to University life through active participation in meetings and Corporate Social Responsibility. Should be a member of recognized and relevant professional bodies

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