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JOB VACANCIES

Karatina University wishes to recruit qualified and interested applicants for the vacant positions listed below: Specific specializations are indicated in the university website www.karu.ac.ke

S/No

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

Position

Grade

Positions

Reference Number

1.

Lecturer

12

2

KarU/HR/LEC/2022

2.

Tutorial Fellow

11

1

KarU/HR/TF/2022

NON – ACADEMIC POSITIONS

3.

Finance Officer

15

1

KarU/HR/FO/2022

4.

Deputy  University Librarian

14

1

KarU/HR/DUL/2022

5.

Senior  Librarian

13

1

KarU/HR/SL/2022

6.

Senior  Internal Auditor

13

1

KarU/HR/SIA/2022

7.

Corporate Communication

Officer

12

1

KarU/HR/CCO/2022

8.

Assistant Database

Administrator I

10

1

KarU/HR/ADBA I/2022

For  information related to  person  specifications, areas   of  specialization and  general requirements, kindly visit our website  www.karu.ac.ke. Interested applicants should send the applications quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received  on or before Tuesday 8th February, 2022.Karatina University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore applicants of either gender, persons with disability and those from marginalized areas  are encouraged to apply.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENT FOR VACANT POSITIONS

KarU/HR/LEC/2022

1. JOB TITLE: LECTURER– GRADE 12:

Basic Salary  for this  position is between Kshs.  110,591/= by Kshs. 4,524/= to Kshs. 160,357/=

Specialization

Criminology (2 Positions)

 

Job Description

  1. Teach and assess courses in the discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  2. Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programmes.
  3. Supervise dissertations/theses at graduate level.
  4. Participate in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses v) Initiate, promote and participate in research projects.
  5. Provide professional   and    community   services    and    initiate   linkages    and fundraising.
  6. Carry out administrative and other  duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Job Requirements for Appointment

  1. Earned PhD  or  equivalent degree  qualification in  the  relevant field  from  a recognized academic institution;
  2. Be registered or have  qualification for registration by a relevant professional body.
  3. Those with publications shall have an added advantage.
KarU/HR/TF/2022

JOB TITLE: TUTORIAL FELLOW– GRADE 11:

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 97,842/= by Kshs. 3,825/= Kshs. 139,915/=.

Specialization

Health Sciences (Clinical Medicine / Medical Laboratory Technology) (one position)

Job Description

  1. Teach and assess  courses in one’s discipline at undergraduate level.
  2. Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programmes
  3. Initiate, promote and participate in research projects and publish.
  4. Carry out other  duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Job Requirements for Appointment

  1. Must  have  a  Masters Degree  and  a  Bachelors Degree  from  a  recognized university;
  2. Be registered or be ready to register for a Doctorate (PhD) degree  programme.
  3. Demonstrate potential for  university teaching and/or  research during the appointment interview.
  4. Registration by the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya (for Clinical Medicine) or Kenya Medical and Laboratory Technicians & Technologist Board (for Laboratory Technology).
  5.  A valid practicing license from the relevant regulatory body.
KarU/HR/FO/2022

JOB TITLE: FINANCE OFFICER – GRADE 15:

Basic  Salary  for  this  position is between Kshs.  209,694/=  by Kshs.  6,672/=  to  Kshs. 283,087/=.

Specialization

The  Finance Officer  is the  head  of Finance Department who  is responsible for overall formulation and  implementation of finance  policies  and  strategies, organization, control and supervision of the department

Job Description

i) Provide  technical advice on financial matters to University Management and Council.

ii) Develop  the  Departmental  strategic plan  to  meet   strategic and  financial objectives of the University.

iii) Develop   departmental  work   plans   that   will  guide   the   members  of  the Department each year in achieving the strategic objectives.

iv) Advice and set financial targets for the University and evaluate them  through performance contracts.

v) Prepare University budgets to request for funds  from the Ministry and guide utilization of financial resources.

vi) Prepare and  submit management reports (financial projection/ cost benefit analysis) to facilitate decision making.

vii)  Prepare and  submit annual financial statements and  quarterly reports in compliance with statutory requirements.

viii) Review  and   formulate  accounting  policies   and   regulations  that   govern operations of the University.

ix) Institute internal controls in  the  operations of the  Department to  ensure accuracy  of financial records and enhance efficiency in service delivery.

x) Review and  formulate quality  management procedures to guide  operations within  the department.

xi) Allocate duties, supervise and conduct appraisals to evaluate the performance of finance  staff.

xii) Promote   staff    development   and    capacity    building   through   training, mentorship  and   coaching   to  ensure  subordinate  are  equipped  with  the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out their  duties effectively.

xiii) Custodian of the assets  register of the University to ensure safe guarding of assets.

xiv) Provide  interpretations to  various   financial policies  and  laws  to  enhance implementation of the same.

xv) Update the University management on the new/ current financial trends and their  impact to the University – this  is to facilitate compliance and  review of strategy.

xvi)  Act as  the  liaison  person for  all  financial audits both  internal & external audits.

xvii)  Ensure adherence and compliance to financial regulations and standards e.g. IPSAS.

xviii)    Liaise  with  the  Ministry of Education and  other   financial institutions  on financial matters to facilitate smooth running of the University.

xix)  Cash  management by monitoring cash  flows of the  University to  facilitate planning and utilization of same.

xx) Keep records to ensure that  all books of accounts are properly maintained as a statutory requirement.

xxi)  Custodian of accountable documents for finance in compliance with statutory requirements.

xxii) Facilitate effective and efficient service delivery to ensure all clients  are given services to the required standard and as per the University service charter.

xxiii)  Attend  to customer feedback by providing responses to all complaints and compliments.

xxiv) Advise  University committees  on  financial matters  to  facilitate  decision making.

xxv) Approve  payments and  release of funds  to enable  the  execution of various tasks within  the University.

xxvi) Monitor budget operation activities at  all levels  to ensure all activities are within  the stipulated budgetary allocations.

xxvii) Monitor and ensure the University revenue targets and projections are met in order to advise on expenditures.

xxviii)  Assist in budgetary controls to ensure budgets are adhered to. xxix) Authorize payments to be settled for expenditures incurred.

xxx)  Any other  duty assigned by a senior  officer.

Job Requirements for Appointment

a. Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:

i) Masters  Degree   in   finance   or   accounting  field   from   a  recognized institution

ii) CPA (K)

iii).  At least fourteen (14) years relevant work experience, ten (10) of which must  have been in a senior  managerial position.

iii)   Membership registration with ICPAK or any other  relevant professional body

iv) Knowledge  of Information and Communication Technology

v) Doctorate degree  is an added advantage

b. Job Specification/Requirements for serving employees

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have;

i) Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting field from a recognized institution

ii) CPA (K)

iii)  At least three (3) years work experience at grade 14.

iv) Membership registration with ICPAK or any other  relevant professional body

v) Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results

vi) Knowledge  of Information and Communication Technology

vii) Doctorate degree  is an added advantage

 

KarU/ HR/ DUL/2022

JOB TITLE: DEPUTY UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN - GRADE 14:

Basic  Salary  for  this  position is between Kshs.  162,203/=  by Kshs.  6,050/=  to  Kshs.228,848/=

Specialization

The position of Deputy  University Librarian exists to support the University Librarian in provision of leadership, administration, human resource management and budgeting for the  University Library  and  its  campuses to  ensure the  university library  achieves  its objectives.

Job Description

i) Impart  research and   scholarship  skills  through  conducting  Information Literacy Trainings for researchers and scholars to improve research skills.

ii) Participate in  negotiation  for  research  database  licenses, copyright and consortia agreements so as to avail research resources (e-journals, databases)

iii) Engage in research and information related issues and publish findings so as to keep in touch  with changing information landscape.

iv) Seek  research grants through competitive proposals from  external funding agencies  for research and professional work to acquire resources for research.

v) Assure  adequate library  and  research resources are  available  to meet  faculty and  student needs, within  assigned budget through policy  formulation and implementation.

vi) Maintain,   enhance   and     improve   the    Library’s    integrated   learning environment, and   the  engagement of  students, faculty  and   staff  through creation and control of physical and virtual environments to enhance learning.

vii)   Teach  information  management  related  courses e.g.  Information  literacy, communication  skills;   research  skills,  study   skills  and   other   information science – related courses so as to enhance life-long learning.

viii)  Develop  liaisons with  outside institutions on  Library  official  commitments, both  locally and internationally through partnerships, consortia, for purposes of developing the university library  and information services.

ix) Partner with primary and secondary schools  in sharing information resources to improve the literacy levels in the community.

x) Train  teacher librarians in primary and  secondary schools  to enhance library development and management.

xi) Participate in development, revision and implementation of the vision, mission and   objectives  of  the  library   through  policies   so  as  to  provide  strategic leadership to the university library.

xii) Provide  leadership in overall  planning, development, organization and management of the University Library  and information services  so as to meet the mission of the library.

xiii)  Participate in recruitment, training and  performance reviews  of staff so as to ensure a high level of professional service.

xiv)  Create   library   publicity  through  library   movements,  talks,   association’s national and international committees so as to improve the library  profession.

xv) Prepare proposals and library reports to university librarian to inform decision making in the library.

xvi)  Develop  work plans  for the  library  so as to facilitate for planning for library activities.

xvii) Provide   varied,   authoritative  and   up-to-date  information resources in  all formats (physical, electronic) to all categories of users through budget controls so as to facilitate teaching, learning, research and community service.

xviii) Plan and manage the physical and virtual  resources and facilities in the library in  liaison  with  the  university librarian so  as  to  provide a  convenient and conducive place for study and research.

xix)  Participate in  performance reviews  for  staff  in  liaison   with  the  university librarian through appraisals so as to ensure a high level of professional service.

xx) Formulate policies  in conjunction with  the  University Librarian that  enable library share information and metadata nationally so as to enable international collaborations.

xxi)    Coordinate the management of library  staff including task allocation, training and supervision to ensure smooth operations in the library.

xxii)   Provide  consultancy services in the area of research, documentation, report writing  dissemination and information/knowledge management to ensure quality  research and publication.

xxiii)  Carry out administrative and other  duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior  officer.

Job Requirements for Appointment

i) Doctorate degree  in the relevant field from a recognized institution.

ii) At least four (4) years relevant work experience.

iii)  Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

iv) Membership registration to a relevant professional body.

v) Published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications.

 

Job Specification/Requirements for Serving Employees

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have:-

i) Doctorate degree  in a relevant field from a recognized institution;

ii) At least three (3) years work experience at Grade 13

iii)   Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

iv)   Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

v) Membership registration to a relevant professional body.

vi)   Published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications.

KarU/ HR/ SIA/2022

JOB TITLE: SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR – GRADE 13 :

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 127,116 by Kshs. 5,200/= to Kshs. 184,318/=

Specialization

This  position is  responsible for  provision  of  independent appraisal of  the  university operations and  advise   the  management on  the  compliance with  set  regulations and measures through evaluation of Internal Control  Systems  and  giving necessary guidance on improvement of the  same  and  appraisal of risk management, value for money  audits and information systems audits

Job Description

i) Participate in the  development, implementation  and  maintenance of internal audit   plan   and   system   of  internal  controls to  help   provide assurance  that applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures are complied with;

ii) Participate in the preparation of annual departmental work plans  adopting a risk based  approach to ensure that  work  done  is accomplished within  the  required time;

iii)   Review  and   present  audit   reports  to  the   Chief  Internal  Auditor   to  ensure transparency in the operations of different departments and  directorates within the University;

iv) Conduct staff appraisal to provide feedback to staff in the  department on their work and also to identify  staff for recommendation for promotion.

v) Conduct systems  audits  in  order to  provide reasonable  assurance  that   key operating systems are  functioning effectively  and  that   strategic/  operational objectives are consistently met in an efficient and cost effective manner;

 

vi) Conduct risk based audits to provide reasonable assurance that Risk Management processes and structures put in place by management function effectively;

vii)  Participate in  formulation and  implementation of internal audit  policies  and operations to ensure conformance to quality  standards;

viii) Identify and critically evaluate elements of governance and risk management and participate in designing appropriate risk management and  mitigation strategies and procedures for implementation;

ix) Report to the audit  committee of council on risk based  audits conducted in every quarter of the financial year;

x) Provide    consulting  services   to   various    departments  in   order  to   develop appropriate risk management, control and governance processes to enhance level of assurance to management;

xi) Carry out  value  for  money   audits and  information  systems audit   to  ensure internal controls are followed and accountability of work done;

xii)  Examine financial transactions for accuracy  and  compliance with  institutional policies and applicable laws and regulations;

xiii) Identify, assess and evaluate the risk management of the University to ensure that risks are properly identified and there are measures in place to mitigate the risk;

xiv)  Examine the Information Systems  and  Database management and  assessing its adequacy in terms of data integrity and security;

xv) Undertake spot checks and cash surveys in cash collection points and at the casual works areas  of operation to ensure effective and efficient utilization of university resources.

xvi)  Control  institution expenditure by carrying out pre-audit of payments to ensure they are in line with the university regulations

xvii) Provide  input to the Internal Audit Department budget

xviii) Any other  duty assigned by a senior  officer

 

Job Requirements for Appointment

a. Job Requirements for External Recruitment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:

i) Master’s degree  in finance  or accounting field from a recognized institution

ii) CPA (K)

iii) At least seven (7) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must  have been in a senior  audit  position.

iv) Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body

v) Knowledge of Information Communication Technology vi) CISA qualification is an added advantage

Job Requirements for Serving Employee

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have;

i) Master’s degree  in finance  or accounting field from a recognized institution

ii) CPA (K)

iii) At least three (3) years’ work experience at grade 12.

iv) Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body v)   Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results

vi)  Knowledge  of Information Communication Technology vii) CISA qualification is an added advantage

KarU/HR/CCO/2022:

JOB TITLE: CORPORATE COMMUNICATION OFFICER - GRADE 12 :

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 108,714 by Kshs. 4,250/= to Kshs. 155,461/=

Specialization

This job exists to coordinate internal/external public relations activities, press conferences,and publicity promotions to enhance University public image.

Job Description

i) Supervise all staff under him/her.

ii) Liaise with media  (coverage  of all University functions)

iii)  Write,  edit  and  distribute various  types  of content, including material for a website,  press  releases, marketing material and  other  types  of content that take the message to the public.

iv) Oversee,  prepare and  contribute stories, photos and  editing of the  internal newsletter

v) Coverage of University activities (both  video and photography)

vi) Ensure posting of all advertising both internally and externally (media houses)

vii)  Ensure   Media    monitoring   and    evaluation   and    advice    management accordingly.

viii)  Organize and coordinate University exhibitions and marketing activities.

ix) Responsible for development and implementation of the strategic plan for all departments (for all HOD’s) Maintain a database of media  organizations and contacts within  them.

x) Manage  the company’s or organization’s social media  communications.

xi) Regularly  meet with and conduct interviews with media  personnel.

xii)   Create and produce Annual  newsletters for the organization.

xiii)  Develop and maintain working relationships with journalists in multiple types of media  outlets.

xiv)  Act as a spokesperson for the organization.

xv) Prepare and manage the organization’s communication budget

xvi) Coordinate the implementation of Corporate Communication and Branding Policy;

xvii) Establish and  maintain continual information flows between the  University and its stakeholders;

xviii) Ensure prudent and efficient  management and utilization of resources within the Corporate Communication and Branding Office;

xix)Lead   on   brand  building  and   brand  communications,  including content planning and reporting;

xx) Provide  leadership in the conceptualization, planning and implementation  of brand sensitization activities and supporting partners as needed.

xxi)  Developing and revising  communication strategies,

xxii) Scanning and assessing the internal and external environment, for issues that might  impact the  University Brand, and  helping the  University adapt to the information needs  of its stakeholders,

xxiii)   Devising mechanisms to enable  Monitoring and Evaluation of the University’s Communication and Branding strategies

xxiv)  Any other  duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements for Appointment

Job Requirements for External Recruitment

For appointment to this grade,  one must  have:

i) Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

ii) At least six (6) years relevant work experience

iii) Good  knowledge of Information Communication Technology iv)     Membership registration with a professional body

 Job Requirements for Serving Employee

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have:

i) Master’s degree  in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

ii) At least three (3) years’ work experience at grade 11 or a comparable position

iii)   Show merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results

iv) Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology

v) Membership registration with a professional body

KarU/ HR/ SL/2022

JOB TITLE: SENIOR LIBRARIAN – GRADE 13:

Specialization

The position exists  to oversee  the implementation of policies  in campus libraries and  all other  library  sections, including human resource management and  budget utilization control for all library  departments in campuses to facilitate smooth operation within  the library.

Job Description

i) Impart research and scholarship skills through conducting Information Literacy Trainings for researchers and scholars to improve research skills.

ii) Participate  in   negotiation  for   research  database   licenses,  copyright  and consortia agreements so as to avail research resources (e-journals, databases)

iii) Engage  in research in information related issues  and  publish findings so as to keep in touch  with changing information landscape.

iv) Seek  research  grants  through  competitive proposals from  external funding agencies  for research and professional work to acquire resources for research.

v) Assure adequate library  and research resources are available  to meet faculty and student   needs,  within    assigned  budget  through   participation   in   policy formulation and implementation.

vi) Participate in  maintenance, enhancement and  improvement of the  Library’s integrated learning environment, and  the engagement of students, faculty and staff  through creation and  control of  physical   and  virtual   environments to enhance learning.

vii)  Teach  information management related courses such  as Information literacy, communication skills; research skills study skills and other  information science– related courses so as to enhance life-long learning.

viii) Develop liaisons with outside institutions on Library official commitments, both locally  and  internationally through partnerships,  consortia, for  purposes  of developing the university library  and information services

ix) Participate in  development,  revision  and   implementation  of  statements   of vision,  mission and  objectives of the  library  through policies  so as to provide strategic leadership of the university library.

x) Prepare and  manage campus library   budget to  ensure smooth running of operations

xi) Participate in  provision of leadership through overall  department planning, development,  organization  and  management of  the  University Library   and information services so as to meet the mission of the library.

xii)  Participate in training and  performance reviews  of staff so as to ensure a high level of professional service

xiii) Participate   in   the    academic  administration   of   the    University   through membership to university committees.

xiv) Create library publicity through library movements, talks, association’s national and international committees so as to improve the library  profession.

xv) Develop  work  plans  for  campus libraries so  as  to  facilitate for  planning for campus library  activities

xvi) prepare campus library  reports to the Deputy  University Librarian to facilitate decision making

xvii)  Provide   varied,   authoritative  and   up-to-date  information  resources  in  all formats (physical, electronic) to all categories of users  through budget controls so as to facilitate teaching, learning, research and community service

xviii)  Participate in  development,  revision  and   implementation  of  statements   of vision,  mission and  objectives of the  library  through policies  so as to provide strategic leadership of the university library.

xix)  Participate   in   the    academic  administration   of   the    University   through participation in university committees

xx) Participate in planning for physical  and  virtual  resources and  facilities  in the library  so as to provide a convenient and conducive place for study and research

xxi)  Participate in performance reviews for staff through appraisals so as to ensure a high level of professional service

xxii) Formulate  policies   that   enable    library    share    information  and   metadata nationally so as to enable  international collaborations.

xxiii)  Oversee  departmental information services  through report analysis so  as  to ensure quality  in service provision

 

Job Requirements for Appointment

Job Specification/Requirements for Direct Appointment

For direct  appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:-

i) Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution;

ii) At least five (5) years relevant work experience.

iii)  Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

iv)  Membership registration to a relevant professional body.

v) Published at least one (1) relevant refereed publications.

vi)   Doctorate degree  is an added advantage.

Job Specification/ Requirements for Serving Employees.

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have:-

i) Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;

ii) At least three (3) years work experience at grade

iii)  Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

iv) Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

v)  Membership registration to a relevant professional body.

vi) Published at least one (1) relevant refereed publication.

vii)   Doctorate degree  is an added advantage.

KarU/HR/ADBA I/ 2022

JOB TITLE: DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR I - GRADE 10:

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 57,729 by Kshs. 2,256/= to Kshs. 82,552/=

Specialization

This position is responsible for administration of the University management information system  and ensure security is enhanced at all levels of the database system

Job Description

i) Installation of database software in the server  to ensure operations of the server in the University.

ii) Support end users  with  varying  knowledge and  experience through training on software application of the  database to  equip  them  with  knowledge to  enable them  use the applications effectively.

iii)   Support and troubleshoot problems for end users  and ensure all failed computer products and processes are identified and solved.

iv) Upgrade and  maintenance of  database system   to  enhance performance and effectiveness of the system.

v) Ensure   database   security  is   enhanced   through   assigning  privileges  and permissions to  users  in  the  database to  ensure that  access  to  information is restricted and available  based  on prescribed rules.

vi) Prepare daily reports on analysis of system  log and submit them  to the Director, ICT for decision making.

vii)   Initiate procurement process for  ICT software through  provision of software specifications for required software on time to reduce procurement lead time and facilitate efficient delivery of ICT services.

viii) Carry out other  duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior  officer

Job Requirements for Appointment

 Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:-

i) Bachelors Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution ii)   At least eleven (11) years relevant work experience

iii) Membership registration in a relevant professional body

iv) Masters Degree in a relevant field  from  a recognized institution  and  any  other professional qualifications is an added advantage.

Job Specifications/Requirements for serving employee

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have:

i) Higher National Diploma/Bachelors Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution.

ii) At least three (3) years work experience service at Grade 9

iii) Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results

iv) Membership registration in a relevant professional body.

v) Masters Degree in  a  relevant field  from  a  recognized institution  and  any  other professional qualifications is an added advantage.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The   successful  candidates  will  be   offered   a  competitive  remuneration   package   in accordance with the existing  Terms and Conditions of Service.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Applicants must  submit two (2) copies  of applications giving details of their  educational and  professional qualifications, age, detailed work  experience, present, post  and  salary, applicant’s telephone number and  e-mail  address. Enclose  certified copies  of certificates and   testimonials  and   giving   names  and   addresses  of  three  (3)   referees  who   are knowledgeable about  the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae and a copy of the most recent pay slip.

Interested  applicants should send  the  applications to  the  address below,  quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received  on  or before  Tuesday 8th  February,2022.

The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101

KARATINA

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.