Kibabii University Deputy Vice Chancellor Job vaccancy

Kibabii University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Job in Kenya

Kibabii University is a fully fledged public institution of higher education and research in Kenya with a student population of 5,600 and staff component of 317. The University aspires to increase its academic programmes, students’ enrollment and human resource capacity in order to realize its strategic vision of a world class centre of excellence in science, technology and innovation while contributing towards meeting increasing demand for relevant skills in rapidly transforming economy.

Kibabii University is a fully fledged public institution of higher education and research in Kenya with a student population of 5,600 and staff component of 317.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation)
Advert No. KIBU/DVC- PPRI/04/12/2015
For appointment to the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation), a person must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be at least an Associate Professor with an earned Ph.D. from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years of academic experience at a senior position in a University setting with a demonstrated capacity for leadership and academic excellence;
  • Have excellent understanding of the Kenya Vision 2030;
  • Be registered with, and be an active member of professional associations in his/her profession;
  • Have the capacity to promote learning in competitive environment through commitment to academic excellence;
  • Have held senior administrative posts such as Deputy Principal of a Constituent University College, Principal of Campus, Dean/Director of a Faculty/School or leadership of comparable levels in a university or other institutions;
  • Possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer refereed journal publications and university level books or book chapters;
  • Have ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate Technology, Innovation and Partnership functions in the University;
  • Possess demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning in academic development of the University;
  • Be familiar with the national education laws and policies with regard to technology, innovations and patenting;
  • Have demonstrated competence in academic leadership in technology, innovation and partnerships;
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market driven academic programmes in technology, innovation and partnerships;
  • Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and Comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution Duties and Responsibilities
    Acting under the authority of the Vice-Chancellor, the incumbent will take charge of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Division with responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University’s research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialization.
    The following are specific duties and responsibilities:-
  • Provide leadership in the management of the Planning, Partnerships, Research and innovation activities of the University;
  • Promote learning, research, innovation and extension services in the University;
  • Coordinate research activities, student attachment and linkages with the industry;
  • Develop and implement intellectual property policy as well as oversee linkages and
  • partnerships with other national and international institutions;
  • Plan and mobilize resources for teaching, innovation and extension services; and
  • Co-ordinate all academic collaborations and linkages with other local/international partners initiating programmes in research, scholarships, student and staff exchange.
  • Tenure of Office: In accordance with the Universities Act (2012),Kibabii University Charter and Statutes of the University, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Partnerships,
  • Research and Innovation) shall hold office for a period of five (5) years with the possibility of one time renewal for a further term of five years subject to a positive appraisal by the Council. How to Apply:
    Each application shall be accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
    Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the email application.
    Applicants must also submit the following:
  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Letters of recommendation from at least three persons familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and character in general should also be sent to the address below before 31st January, 2016. All applications shall clearly be marked with the Reference Number of the Advertised position “Application for the position of (position applied for)”and submitted as follows:
    i. Ten (10) hard copies
    ii. An electronic copy in PDF format by email be sent the Chairman of the Council by email:
    Applications must be submitted on or before 31st January, 2016.
    Applications should be addressed as registered mail to:
    The Chairman of Council,
    Kibabii University,
    C/O Centre for Corporate Governance
    P.O. Box13936-00800
    Westlands, Nairobi,
    Or Dropped at
    The Chairman of Council,
    Kibabii University,
    C/O Centre for Corporate Governance,
    3rd Floor, TVR Office Plaza, Door C,
    Muthithi Road, Westlands
    Nairobi, Kenya.
    Note: Kibabii University is an equal opportunity employer.
    Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.
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