VACANCY: THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR FOR ADMINISTRATION

Appointment of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors

  1. The University Council shall appoint Deputy Vice-Chancellors on such terms and conditions, as the Council shall prescribe.
  2. The Deputy Vice-Chancellors will be university professors or equivalent and be experienced in the respective areas of function.
  3. The Deputy Vice-Chancellors shall be appointed for a term of four years, which could, upon expiry, be renewed for only one further term of four years.
  4. A Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall cease to hold office at the expiry of his/or her tenure of office, or upon resignation from office, or if the University Council terminates the services in accordance with the terms and conditions of service.
  5. The Functions of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors of the University shall be as presented below.

Position Summary:

The DVC for Administration and Finances in collaboration with and under the direction of the VC, will be responsible for the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies needed by the University to realize its mission, vision and strategic objectives.

Functions of the DVC
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance shall:

  1. Under the direction of the VC, be the chief financial officer of the University.
  2. Assist the Vice-Chancellor in non-academic administrative issues of the University by having direct supervisory oversight of the finance and administration departments, which currently include finance, human resources, administration, marketing, and Information Communication and Technology support services.
  3. Co-ordinate the process of planning and budgeting and provide management information for effective monitoring and evaluation of implementation.
  4. Ensure implementation of administrative policies and strategies that support the realization of departmental and divisional objectives and the University’s overall mission and vision.
  5. Implement procurement, financial control, human resource, administrative, and marketing policies and procedures to ensure effective performance and delivery of services and cause revisions of such policies and procedures as often as may be necessary.
  6. Develop appropriate procedures and ensure compliance to all statutory and legal requirements in administrative and financial sectors within the University.
  7. Coordinate the design, implementation, revision and evaluation of the University’s strategic plan.
  8. Develop systems and procedures to attract, develop and retain qualified and experienced staff, manage the appraisal system and ensure good work ethos and adherence to the University’s code of conduct.
  9. Chairs the committees concerned with the administrative and financial management of the University.
  10. Be a member of the Senate and Management Board, and serve on any other committees by virtue of office or at the appointment of the University Council or the Vice-Chancellor.
  11. Ensure effective and proper management and implementation of activities in administration and finance within the University.
  12. Be capable of providing timely and quality advice on prudent investment and risk management to the VC and University Council.
  13. Supervises fundraising and resource mobilization.
  14. Perform other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the University Council or the Vice-Chancellor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. A doctorate degree in a relevant field and preferably ranked an associate professor from a recognized University.
  2. Either holder of professional accounting qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA, or rich experience in financial management of an institution of higher learning or similar administrative position.
  3. A minimum of 7 years experience in a senior administrative or financial management position or served as a Dean or college/campus principal for at least 3 years.
  4. Demonstrable ability in management of financial planning systems, budgets, risk mitigation and procurement procedures.
  5. A person who is both people and performance oriented.
  6. Experience in the running of university affairs, procedures and systems, and be well versed with the context of the Kenyan system of higher learning.
  7. Experience in resource mobilization, networking and fund raising.

How to Apply:

  1. Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, 3 Sealed Recommendation letters, National Identity Card /Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
  2. Application should be submitted on or before 12th August 2016.
  3. Application should be addressed to The Principal, Tangaza University College.  P.O. BOX  15055-00509, Nairobi, Kenya.

NOTE: Tangaza University College is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

 

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