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Manager, Human Resource and Administration at Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service


Human Resources

KES Confidential
1 month ago

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The Kenya Universities and colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS) is a corporate body established under the Universities Act to succeed the Joint Admissions Board (JAB). The Service is governed by the Placement Board. In the performance of its functions, the Placement Board seeks to promote equity and access to university and college education, by among other things, developing criteria for affirmative action, for the marginalized, the minorities and persons with disabilities. The placement Board also seeks to establish a criteria to enable students access the courses for which they applied taking into account the students’ qualifications and listed priorities. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Independent Part, a university or college may independently admit students to its programmes in accordance with its approved admissions criteria.


Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

Forecasting and planning on human resource needs of the Placement Service; Initiating best practices in the management of human resource function; Championing change management programmes in the Placement Service; Managing succession plans of the Placement Service; Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programmes; and Leading the placement service in formulating and implementing efficient Performance Management Systems; Formulating and reviewing administrative policies, strategies procedure and systems; Managing service contracts and service level agreements for outsourced services; Forecasting Placement Service’s needs for equipment, security and cleaning services; Overseeing the process of acquiring new service providers related to all outsourced services falling under administration section; Coordinating renewal of general insurance covers for vehicles, buildings and equipment; Ensuring efficient provision of transport, security and cleaning services in the Placement Service; Safeguarding the Placement Service’s assets; Facilitating Board and staff functions; Facilitating travel clearance, visas and other necessary travel documents for the Board ofDirectors and all staff traveling out of the country on official duties; Initiating the identification and acquisition of the Placement Service’s assets for repair, maintenance and disposal; Developing budget plans for Administration section; Overseeing the provision of efficient records management and information service in the Placement Service; and Coordinating the preparation of periodic progress reports.

Minimum Requirements

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

Have a minimum period of ten years relevant work experience and at least three years in a management position in comparable and relevant position; Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Human Resource Management, personnel Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. Have a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines is desirable:- Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from recognized institutions; Have a certificate in Management Course or its equivalent lasting not less than weeks. Have a professional qualification and be a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM); Be proficient in Computer applications; and Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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