University of Eldoret Job career in Kenya 2013

Office of the Chairman of Council
Recruitment of the Vice-Chancellor

Ref: UoE/VC/01/2013

Institutional Profile
The University of Eldoret is one of the fifteen public universities in Kenya that were granted University Charters by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki , the President and Commander in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya. The award ceremony was held on 11th February, 2013.
The University of Eldoret was known as Chepkoilel University College that initially was started in 1990 as a campus of Moi University to deal with increased student numbers.
The University of Eldoret is Science, Agriculture, Environment, Engineering and Technology based and has grown steadily from the initial Department of Forestry to 8 schools with 17 academic departments and a student population of above 10,000. Teaching and non-teaching staff number over 1,300.
In addition, the University operates 2 Nursery schools, 2 Primary schools and a Secondary school. The total University acreage is 1,057, part of which is set aside for agricultural production.
The Vision of the University of Eldoret is: “To be a premier university that is globally visible in knowledge generation and technological innovations”.
The University has planned to focus on nine (9) key Strategic Issues namely: Teaching and Learning; Library Resource; Students Affairs; Research, Outreach and Extension; University infrastructure; Human Resource; Financial Resource; Environmental Management; and Networking, Partnership and Linkages.
The University of Eldoret Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to provide leadership to the institution in the position of Vice-Chancellor.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor shall be as provided for in the Universities Act of 2012;
The University of Eldoret Charter and Statutes and shall include the following:
i). The Vice Chancellor shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the University;
ii). The Vice Chancellor shall be the academic and administrative head of the University and as such shall provide strategic direction and transformative leadership to the University and represent the University nationally, regionally and internationally;
iii). The Vice Chancellor shall be responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of academic and administrative programs and policies of the University in accordance with prescribed Statutes, strategic plan, regulations and procedures, and shall implement the Council’s decisions and resolutions including those related to fundraising and resource mobilization and general development of the University;
iv). The Vice Chancellor shall provide innovative and transformative leadership in research, outreach, extension, networking, partnerships and linkages with government/regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions of higher learning.
v). The Vice Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the University Management Board, Senate, and Vice Chancellor’s Appointments’ Committee.
vi). The Vice Chancellor shall have such other powers, duties and responsibilities as may be conferred upon him by Council in accordance with the Universities Act, 2012, the University Charter and Statutes.
vii). The Vice Chancellor may assign or delegate any of his duties and responsibilities to a senior member of the University Staff and may withdraw such assignment or delegation at any time.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
Academic Leadership
i). Be a holder of an earned PhD from a recognized and reputable university;
ii). Be a Professor or Associate Professor in a reputable University and in a field of study covered in the programs of study within the University;
iii). Have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience at a senior level and possess demonstrable leadership skills in an academic and/or research institution;
iv). Should have served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Principal of a Constituent University College or as a Deputy Vice Chancellor of a university, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
v). Should have published in internationally recognized peer reviewed Conference Proceedings and Journals in the areas of specialization;
vi). Be a leader with potential and experience to plan, develop and implement academic programs;
Management and Leadership
vii). Have sound understanding of government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and Vision 2030, human resource management, procurement and asset disposal regulations;
viii). Have excellent understanding of the current trends in university education and training globally and have a broad understanding of the factors and conditions shaping the development of university education in Kenya;
ix). Must demonstrate effective communication, persuasive and interpersonal skills, as well as strategic, logical and sound decision making abilities;
x). Have demonstrable experience in developing strategic institutional linkages networking, fundraising and resource mobilization in the development of a university; and
xi). Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism, teamwork and good stewardship and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Terms and Conditions of Service
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remunerative package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service and Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s guidelines.
The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable for a further term of five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should submit detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations, linkages and community service), copies of certificates, email addresses, and telephone contacts.
Applicants should also provide names, telephone numbers, contact addresses and emails of three referees.
Applicants must clearly indicate on top of the envelope the position being applied for and the reference number provided above.
Applications and referees’ confidential reports should be sent in hard and soft copies to the undersigned to be received on or before 9th April, 2013.
The Chairman
University Council
University of Eldoret
P.O Box 1125-30100,
Eldoret, Kenya
Hand delivered applications should be dropped in the tender box in the Chairman of Council office marked ‘Applications for V.C’.
University of Eldoret is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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