General News

Latest Recruitment at United States International University – USIU Africa

Latest Recruitment at United States International University – USIU Africa.

View Jobs in Education / Teaching / View Jobs at United States International University – USIU Africa

United States International University – Africa is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving 6512 students representing 69 nationalities.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance & Operations

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, this is a 3-year Fixed Term Contract whose role provides exemplary strategic leadership in the Finance & Operations Division overseeing four departments: Finance, Digital and Information Technology, Facilities Management and Procurement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of sound financial policies, controls and procedures that ensure financial strength needed by the University to realize its mission and objectives.
  • Lead a consultative and participatory process to develop and report to all governance organs on strategy, operating budget, research. fund raising and projects.
  • Drive the Digital & ICT strategy and coordination efforts to ensure the security of the Universities cyber space.
  • Direct, manage and provide leadership in Facilities Management at strategic levels and monitor areas of Infrastructure, capital constructions development projects, cafeteria and Transport services.
  • Oversee the procurement of goods and services to support the University’s delivery of services to both its external and internal customers.
  • Serve on the Senior Leadership Team (Management Board) and be a strategic partner to the VC and the University, providing operational leadership in support of the University goals.
  • Mentor, coach and supervise direct reports.

Job Dimensions:
Financial Responsibility

  • Develop and Manage the University Finance and Operations Division Budget.

Job Specifications:
Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy/ Doctor of Business Administration in the field of specialization from a recognized University an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies/ Publication

  • Relevant professional qualification. ACCA, CPA.
  • Member of a relevant professional body ICPAK.
  • Professional Leadership Certificates.
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Work Experience Required

  • Over Thirteen (13) years’ relevant experience with over five (5) years in management, three (3) of which should be at senior management level.
  • A track record of successful leadership, experience from institutions of higher learning an advantage.

Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills with strategic.
  • Collaborative mission-driven, engaged, and a hands-on leader who will approach the role with a strategic resource management mindset.
  • Strong relationship builder who will find ways to encourage collaboration across both academic and operations building support functions to ensure the University serves students.
  • Executive disposition and demonstrate high levels of integrity.
  • Broad and detailed knowledge of the Higher learning sector.
  • Strategic and innovative with the ability to sell the vision of the University.
  • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy and innovative.
  • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional financial and operational plans.
  • Ability to sell the vision of the university.
  • Strong leadership skills.

Head of Digital and Information Technology

Job Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance and Operations, the job holder will lead Digital and ICT strategy and coordinate efforts to ensure the security of the Universities cyber space.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and direct the implementation of Digital and ICT strategic goals, policies and standards that support the University’s core mission and vision.
  • Lead the use of ICT in research, teaching i.e. learning/classroom technologies & administrative processes and partner with faculty, staff & students to support digital learning initiatives.
  • Oversee the collaborative relationships across the University to create an integrated, secure and dependable ICT systems, business processes, and practices.
  • Manage ICT and advice management on the impact of the ICT solutions so as to realize optimum benefits of the ICT systems and achieve best value out of the ITC investment.
  • Oversee the University’s LAN/WAN and Wi-Fi infrastructure including instructional and research laboratories to ensure smooth learning and create research environment for the students and faculty.
  • Liaise with DVC Transformative Teaching, Learning & Research to conduct ICT (R&D) research and development and provide the University with cost/benefit analysis and recommendations so that the University can benefit from emerging technologies and therefore offer world class ICT services to its customers and real value of its investment.
  • Oversee the employment, training, utilization and evaluation of the University’s central ICT environment & staff to guarantee efficient service delivery to the University community.
  • Develop and implement the University’s overall security and contingency plans so as to control risks exposure of the University’s information.
  • Lead and develop the provision of the University’s core Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics that support tactical and strategic decision making through integrated data warehousing of corporate data, availability of corporate data in corporate reporting tools and documentation of data & its meaning.

Job Dimensions:
Financial Responsibility

  • Develop and Manage the Digital and Technology Budget.

Job Specifications:
Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology or related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies/ Publication

  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Member of a relevant professional body.

Work Experience Required

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years overall experience and out of which at least four (4) years should be at managerial level.

Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Executive disposition and demonstrate high levels of integrity.
  • Broad and detailed knowledge of the Higher learning sector.
  • Strategic and innovative with the ability to sell the vision of the University.
  • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy and innovative.
  • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans.

Method of Application

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international, and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply indicating in the subject line of the email address the position you are applying for. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts by 5.00pm, Friday, September 15, 2023 to:

Director Administration,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: diradmin@usiu.ac.ke

Latest Recruitment at United States International University – USIU Africa

Back to top button