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Murang’a University College Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance, Planning and Development) Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 8, 2014

Murang’a University College (MRUC) was established under Universities Act 2012 Section 74.
MRUC is positioning itself to develop a distinctive profile as a progressive and international Technical University, growing its enrolment strategically.
The University College is located 1.5 km from Murang’a town, 85 km North East of Nairobi, 70 km South East of Nyeri and 50 km South West of Embu.
Its location provides a serene environment conducive for learning.

The University College Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons to provide leadership to the institution in the position Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance, Planning and Development).

The Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance, Planning and Development)
Ref. MR.U.C/03/2014
The Deputy Principal shall report to the Principal and shall be the Head of Administration, Finance, Planning and Development and will ensure these functions evolve into pillars of excellence within the University College.
Qualifications and experience
The applicant should;
  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor with at least eight (8) years experience in senior management (Dean, Director and above) position in a University;
  • Be outstanding and internationally recognized scholar as evidenced by publications and referee journal (at least ten in the last five years) or university level book chapters and books.
  • Demonstrate the ability to attract project grants/ awards;
  • Have supervised Post graduate students
  • Demonstrate competence in administrative and financial leadership;
  • Have a good understanding of government financial and fiscal policies;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Applicants with an MBA will have an added advantage.
  • Comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Duties and Responsibilities
Deputy Principal Administration, Finance, Planning and Development in consultation with Principal shall:
  • Be responsible to the Principal and the Council.
  • Provide leadership in administration, finance, Planning and development.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the management of University College resources including human, physical, financial and information resources;
  • Coordinate the preparation of Statutory financial statements and other management reports;
  • Advice the Principal and the Management Board on financial status of the University College;
  • Make proposals for development of policies on human resource, administrative, finance and development matters;
  • Manage the budgeting process of the University College;
  • Coordinate and oversee the procurement process;
  • Oversee projects and prepare periodic status reports;
  • Submit reports on implementation of procurement processes to the Principal;
  • Conduct periodic review of academic and administration staff establishments and submit reports to the Principal;
  • Periodically submit reports on the status of central services;
  • Prepare and submit relevant and Statutory reports on the division to the Principal;
  • Perform such other functions and responsibilities assigned by the Principal and University Council as may be necessary and in the interests of the University College as per its rules and regulations;
Terms and Conditions
The above post carries a competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance, and medical cover as per the University College’s medical scheme, leave allowance, official transport and gratuity at the end of the contract period as per University College provisions.
The salary entry point will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Application Procedure
Interested applicants should forward ten (10) copies of applications including a detailed curriculum vitae, with contact details, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, current post and salary, certified copies of certificates and testimonials and get clearance from the following institutions;
  • HELB
  • EACC
  • Kenya Revenue authority
  • Certificate of good conduct
And names of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and areas of specialization to reach the chairman of council not later than 17th February 2014.
Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should request their referees to submit their reference directly to the address here below within the stipulated period.
The Chairman,
Murang’a University College Council,
C/o Institute for Development Studies (IDS),
Gandhi Wing 5th Floor, Rm 511.
P.O Box 30197-00100
E-mail:[email protected]


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