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Job Summary

Category: Education Entry Experience: 10 years
Job Type: Full time Positions: 1
Min Qualification: Bachelor Salary: Undisclosed
Entry Level: Management Level Date Posted: Aug 14, 2023
Location: NAIROBI Apply Before: Aug 28, 2023
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Job Description

Basic Salary: Ksh: 454,820– 604,825 pm
House Allowance: Ksh: 80,000 pm
Leave Allowance: As provided by the University
Medical Cover and Other Allowances: As provided by the University
Terms of Service: Five (5) year contract renewable once
subject to satisfactory performance
For appointment to this position, a candidate must: -
(i) be a Professor with an earned PhD from a university recognized in Kenya;
(ii) have served for a minimum period of five (5) years with demonstrable results
at the level of Vice Chancellor or Deputy Vice-Chancellor of a University or a
Principal of a university college;
(iii) have at least ten (10) years of academic and research experience with scholarly
record demonstrated by refereed journal articles, university level books as
well as project grants and awards;
(iv) proven ability to coordinate and network with development partners in
mobilizing resources to enhance the resource base of the University for
sustainable growth and development;
(v) have demonstrated management capacity including experience in
transformative and strategic leadership and evidence of attendance of
leadership trainings in higher education;
(vi) have contributed towards policy direction in higher education locally and /or
(vii) demonstrated leadership in community outreach activities;
(viii) have demonstrated management capacity including knowledge of the Public
Finance Management Act No. 18 of 2012, the Public Procurement and Asset
Disposal Act. 33 of 2015 and Strategic People Management;
(ix) have demonstrated knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory
framework of managing a university;
(x) have excellent understanding of major trends in national and international
education and training and broad awareness of the major factors influencing
the development of university education in Kenya;
(xi) supervised and mentored students in Masters and PhD degree programs;
(xii) be registered with and be an active member of professional associations in the
profession (where applicable); and
(xiii) fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Core Competencies
The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of the
(i) ability to portray and uphold positive national and international image and
work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity to and respect for
(ii) promote project and the image of the university;
(iii) a visionary and result oriented individual;
(iv) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
(v) capacity to work under pressure to meet deadlines;
(vi) firm, fair, communicative and transparent management style;
(vii) ability to initiate, implement, monitor and evaluate academic and research
programs and policies;
(viii) creative and innovative ability to bring about change for the sustainable
growth of the university; and
(ix) ability to exercise soft power by detecting and dissipating tensions, and by
negotiating, mediating and arbitrating conflict.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice Chancellor shall report to the University Council. The duties and
responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor as set out in the Universities Act and the
university’s Charter and Statutes will include:-
(i) being the Accounting and Chief Executive Officer of the university;
(ii) being the academic and administrative head of the university with overall
responsibility for the direction, administration and programmes of the
(iii) being the Secretary to the Council, chairperson of the University Management
Board, Senate and other key university committees;
(iv) providing strategic direction and transformative leadership to the university;
and representing the university nationally, regionally and internationally;
(v) being 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
(vi) implementing the Council’s decisions and resolutions including those related
to fundraising and resource mobilization and general development of the
(vii) providing innovative and transformative leadership in research, outreach,
extension, networking partnerships and linkages with
government/regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions of
higher learning;
(viii) assigning responsibilities and leading the Deputy Vice-Chancellors as
designated in the university statutes;
(ix) conducting performance appraisal to evaluate productivity in achieving the
set targets and developing capacity building;
(x) having such other powers, duties and responsibilities as may be conferred
upon him/her by the Council in accordance with the Universities Act of 2012,
the university Charter and Statues.

How to Apply

. Candidates should submit manual (hard copy) applications;
2. All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum
Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and
any other relevant supporting documents;
3. The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications,
professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications,
awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association,
linkages and community service, email address and telephone contacts; and
4. Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
“Application for the Position of Vice Chancellor – Maasai Mara
University’’ and delivered to:
Public Service Commission
Commission House
P.O Box 30095-00100
All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 28th August
2023 latest by 5.00 p. m (East African Time).

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