KCA University Principal (Kisumu), Curriculum Development Specialist, Senior Lecturers, Enrolment Manager and Systems Administrator Jobs in Kenya

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KCA University is a dynamic private business university committed to quality service and ethical practices.

KCA University invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the following positions.

Principal - KCA Kisumu

Reporting to: Office of the DVC – Academic Affairs

Purpose of the Job: To manage the campus in line with overall University strategic plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement strategies for the campus
  • Develop a business plan for the campus focusing on recruitment and retention of students
  • Inculcate a culture of research at the campus
  • Prepare and manage annual budget for the campus
  • Oversee the day to day academic and administrative functions of the campus
  • Represent the campus in academic/non academic meetings
  • Prepare progress reports on academic and business performance of the campus
  • In consultation with HR at the Main campus, oversee the recruitment of full time and part time staff at the campus
  • In consultations with the procurement manager at the main campus, oversee the acquisition of goods and services at the campus
  • Oversee the management of facilities of the campus
  • Develop a risk management framework of the campus
  • Promote welfare activities for both students and staff
  • In consultations with the main campus, enter into various negotiations and agreements on behalf of the institution relating to financial, contractual and community affairs
  • In liaison with Min campus carry out fund raising activities for the campus
  • Mentor, train and develop staff
Job Requirements:
  • Masters Degree (PhD will be an added advantage)
  • 9 to 10 years experience with at least 4 years experience at a Senior supervisory level
Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • People skills
Curriculum Development Specialist

Report To: Office of the DVC – Academic Affairs

Purpose of the Job: To oversee the Curriculum Development Function

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Set standards and regulations in the processes and procedures of curriculum development
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of new curriculum.
  • Coordinate the assessment of current curriculum to ensure that it is consistent with specific discipline
  • Monitor quality in terms of deliverables of specific discipline
  • Oversee that curriculum achieves expected outcome and accreditation requirements
  • Develop courses in the field of curriculum development
  • Train faculty in the processes of curriculum development
  • Develop and maintain research database that may be utilized to develop and review curriculum
  • Act as the University’s liaison for curriculum development and review by coordinating activities with faculty
Job Requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Curriculum development (PhD will be an added advantage)
  • 5 to 6 years experience in the field of curriculum development
  • Knowledge of current techniques and procedures used in the design and development of curriculum
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Senior Lecturers

Purpose of the Job: To provide Training and Evaluation of students, contribute to the development of curriculum and to conduct research in one or more areas of interest to the institution.

Faculty of Commerce

Departments: Finance & Accounting, Banking, Human Resources, Logistics, Tourism, Marketing & Management

Courses: Banking & Finance, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Business Statistics, Sales & Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Procurement Logistics, Cooperative Management, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management, Project Management, Transport Logistics, Corporate Communication.

Faculty of Information & Communication Technology

Departments: Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications

Courses: Artificial Intelligence Software &Hardware Development, Distributed Systems, Business Information Systems, Telecommunications, Management Information Systems, Logic Systems

Faculty of Science

Departments: Health Sciences, Applied Technology, Energy Studies

Courses: Community Health, Environmental Health, Nutrition, Solar Energy, Electronics and Electrical Technology, Actuarial Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

Departments: Environmental Studies, Law, Community Development

Courses: Conflict /Disaster/Refugee Management, Environmental Management, Community Development, Psychology, Gender studies, Law, Social Work, Leadership, Culture, Counseling Psychology, International Relations

Faculty of Education and Arts

Departments: Education, Economics, Communication, Linguistics

Courses: Literature & Languages, Journalism, Mass Communication, Curriculum Development

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lecture in relevant unit(s) and prepare students to acquire knowledge to work in the current and future environment;
  • Set examinations;
  • Mark Continuous Assessment Test and final examinations and submit students’ grades to the faculty.
  • Key in students’ examination scores into the exam module in the ERP;
  • Guide students in project writing which includes proposal preparation , final project writing, presentation through defense panels and finally to assess their work at the end of the writing;
  • Assess students of different levels in their attachment in the various industries within the country;
  • Participate in the moderation and verification procedures of examination within the university (quality of examinations set;
  • Develop the curriculum and identify consumer requirements
  • Conduct research and publication in area of specialization;
  • Provide academic counseling and tutorial support to students;
  • Prepare e-learning and distance learning materials that is useful for reaching a variety of students;
  • Monitor student attendance and performance;
  • Assist in the credit control process by using the system generation sheets and examination cards;
  • Sit in panels during student defense of proposals and projects;
Job Requirements:
  • Masters Degree (PhD will be an added advantage)
  • 5 to 6 years experience in teaching and curriculum development;
  • Evidence of scholarly and professional achievements and significant contribution to teaching, research, and curriculum development
Enrolment Manager

Reporting to: Office of the DVC - AA

Purpose of the Job: Spearhead and implement the Student Recruitment Function

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement student recruitment plan
  • Spearhead market intelligence to inform recruitment initiatives
  • Develop and maintain partnership with potential clients
  • Formulation of recruitment strategies
  • Manage enquiries and other correspondence with regard to student recruitment
  • Establish and use student data base in formulation of recruitment strategies
  • Continuous evaluation of recruitment strategies
  • Set customer service standards and develop mechanisms to ensure excellent service delivery to potential clients at point of recruitment
  • Attain recruitment targets in conjunction with the Faculty heads
  • Train recruitment team on University products and recruitment strategies
  • Offer thought leadership in market strategy design and implementation
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing
  • 7 to 8 years relevant work experience with at least 3 years at supervisory level
  • Professional Qualification in Marketing
Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • People skills
Systems Administrator

Reporting to: Office of the DVC – FPA

Purpose of the Job: To support and improve on the use of Management Information System

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure existing ICT systems can be accessed by all users at all times
  • Ensure critical systems backup for business continuity
  • Ensure systems data integrity and clean up
  • Ensure security systems are in place
  • Provide user support
  • Prepare test data and test programs to eliminate errors in logic or coding, analyze and correct system performance problems during the test phase
  • Analyze user requirements in a data [processing environment
  • Manage systems development and implementation
  • Install , configure and maintain ICT systems
  • Conduct routine audit of ICT systems
  • Simplify user manuals
  • Generate systems reports such as log errors
  • Train users on ICT system s
  • Troubleshoot and isolate network faults
  • Maintain internal systems e.g. servicing servers
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in IT or Computer Science
  • 3 to 4 years experience as Systems Administrator in a busy institution
Skills:
  • ERP Certification
  • SQL Server certification
  • Oracle Certification
  • Other Certifications
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications and detailed CV indicating work experience, current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contact and names, addresses and email of three referees to reach the undersigned not later than 23rd September, 2011.

The Director, Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.O Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi.

Or through E-mail: hr@kca.ac.ke