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Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following
positions:
1. CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Finance & Development ) , the
Chief Finance Officer will oversee, coordinate and provide strategic guidance on financial
management and accounting services through implementation of University Financial
regulations.
Main Duties and Responsibilities;
 Be the head of the Finance Department in the University and ensure it has all the
required Human Resource and non-human resources to operate optimally.
 Ensure preparation and timely submission of annual University Budget and Estimates as
per the government timelines.
 Formulate and oversee the implementation of financial policies and strategies in the
University.
 Coordinate response to audit queries emanating from to external and internal auditors to
ensure compliance with public Audit Act.
 Offer guidance on periodic financial analysis of the University and produce financial
statements and reports as may be required by stakeholders from time to time.
 Establish internal controls for the University to safeguard its finances and assets.
 Ensure prudent investment of University public funds in line with legal guidelines.
 In liason with the other relevant departments oversee management of all University
financial commitment.
Qualifications:
a) Masters’ Degree in Financial Management or equivalent from a registered and
recognized institution
b) Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Management or equivalent from a
registered and recognized institution
c) CPA (K) or the equivalent qualification
d) Registered member of ICPAK with good standing
e) At least seven (7) years’ working experience as a Senior Finance Manager at a
similar level in a reputable organization
f) Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of
Kenya
g) Knowledge of IFMIS will be an added advantage
Additional Skills / Requirements
i. Communication skills
ii. Organizational skills
iii. Leadership skills
iv. Team building skills
v. Negotiation skills.
vi. Conflict Management skills
vii. Analytical skills
viii. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
2. DEPUTY FINANCE OFFICER – REVENUE
Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the Deputy Finance Officer will be in charge of the
Revenue Management in the Finance department.
Main Duties and Responsibilities;
 To prepare the accounts for all student income, Income generating activities and any
other revenue items for reporting to management as may be required.
 To work with budget holders in developing long term financial forecasts and provide
advice to budget managers across the University on technical accounting
 Prepare Annual University Budget by compiling departmental income and expenditure
for control and management of the University resources.
 Review disbursement and utilization of donor funds and research grants to ensure
compliance with existing regulations
 Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
a) Masters’ Degree in Financial Management or any other relevant area from a recognized
institution
b) Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Management or equivalent from a recognized
institution
c) CPA (K) or the equivalent qualification
d) At least five (5) years’ working experience as a Senior Finance Officer in a similar
position in a reputable organization.
e) Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
f) Knowledge of IFMIS will be an added advantage
Additional Skills / Requirements:
i. Communication skills
ii. Organizational skills
iii. Leadership skills
iv. Team building skills
v. Negotiation skills.
vi. Conflict Management skills
vii. Analytical skills
viii. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
3. DEPUTY FINANCE OFFICER – EXPENDITURE
Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the Deputy Finance Officer w
c) Leadership skills
d) Attention to detail
e) Analytical skills
f) Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
4. CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Chief Internal Auditor will work together with the
University Management and the University Council Audit Committee to provide internal
processes control and risk management.
Main Duties and Responsibilities;
 Oversee the development of implementation policies and procedures that guide the
University Internal Audit Functions.
 Carry out a full audit cycle on University Operation effectiveness, financial reliability and
compliance with all applicable government directives and regulations.
 Analyze and evaluate reports, data and any other relevant documentation from Finance
Department and recommend how procedures and processes can be made more
effective.
 Facilitate the development and implementation of the yearly Internal Audit plan
 Provide Management with reports on internal audit activities and engagements, as may
be required.
 Provide quarterly reports to the University Council Audit Committee to facilitate
decision making.
 Carry out investigative audits as may be requested by Management from time to time.
 Liaise with external auditors in both interim and final audits, for an external opinion of
the financial affairs of Kenyatta University.
Qualifications:
a) Masters’ Degree in Financial Management or any other relevant area from a registered
and recognized institution
b) Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Management or any equivalent from a
registered and recognized institution
c) CPA (K), ACCA or the equivalent qualification
d) At least five years’ working experience as a Senior Finance Manager in a reputable
organization.
e) Computer literate
f) Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
g) Knowledge of Accounting systems
h) Knowledge of the relevant legislations
i) Knowledge of professional standards
Additional Skills / Requirements
i. Communication skills
ii. Leadership skills
iii. Attention to detail
iv. Analytical skills
v. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
vi. Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of
Kenya
5. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), the Human Resource Manager
will plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management functions of the University to
maximize the strategic use of human capital.
Main Duties and Responsibilities;
 Develop proposals and provide technical guidance on Human Resource policies and
strategies for the university within the framework of Industrial and Labor Laws of Kenya.
 Regularly review the staff establishment and submit recommendations on necessary
adjustments.
 Perform annual Human Resource audits and submit reports to the University Management
Board.
 Develop and oversee implementation of a comprehensive framework for effective
succession management in the University.
 Conduct performance appraisal to establish skills gaps and provide relevant training in the
department among members of staff in the university.
 Prepare notices and advertisements for vacant positions to assist in the attraction of
competent candidates for enhanced service delivery.
 Develop human resource work plans, budgets and procurement plans to ensure continuous
provision of services and ensure staff have the requisite tools and equipment to perform
their tasks
 Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupation and job positions in the
University to ensure proper placement and compensation
 Oversee the welfare of the staff through medical services, provision of logistical support in
cases of bereavement of staff or dependents and provision of relevant insurance cover.
 Ensure adherence to OSHA and WIBA regulations.
 Provide and coordinate training opportunities for staff and career development.
Qualifications:
a) Masters’ Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or any
other relevant qualification from a registered and recognized institution or HND in
Human Resource Management
b) Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or any
other relevant registered and recognized institution
c) At least five years’ working experience as a Human Resource Manager in a reputable
organization.
d) Registered member of IHRM
e) Knowledge of the relevant legislations
f) Knowledge of professional standards
Additional Skills / Requirements:
i. Communication skills
ii. Leadership skills
iii. Attention to detail
iv. Analytical skills
v. Ability to work under pressure
vi. Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of
Kenya
6. PRINCIPAL PENSIONS OFFICER
Reporting to the Kenyatta University Pension Trustee Board, the Principle Pensions Officer
will work together with the University to manage the Kenyatta University Employee Pension
Fund.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
a) To give advice to the Board of Trustees of Kenyatta University in relation to legislative
issues concerning pensions.
b) Be in charge of management of the University’s pension scheme
c) Responsible for all statements, advice and information given to employees and members
of the various pension schemes as required.
d) Ensure monthly and annual reconciliation of contributions of contributions to the
pension scheme.
e) In consultation with the Trustee Board make decisions with regards to the running of
the Pension Schemes by interpretation of scheme rules, legislation and current custom
and practice.
f) Act as the first stage decision maker for Internal Disputes Resolution and make
appropriate decisions on behalf of the Scheme
Qualifications:
 Masters’ Degree in Financial Management or any other relevant area from a recognized
institution
 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option)
 Holder of CPA (K).
 Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in pensions administration or pensions
consultancy or in a related role such as accountancy, actuarial work or investment
management.
Additional Skills / Requirements:
i. Communication skills
ii. Leadership skills
iii. Attention to detail
iv. Analytical skills
v. Ability to work under pressure
vi. Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of
Kenya
TERMS OF SERVICE:
The terms for the above position includes a two (2) year performance based renewable contract, a
generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.
The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work
experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.
Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of
three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.
Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Kenyatta University
P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
NAIROBI
Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than,
16th July, 2019
Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only successful candidates will be contacted

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