Massive Recruitment by MKU (Many Vacancies) 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Massive Recruitment by MKU (Many Vacancies) 2021
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Overview

Mount Kenya University
(MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a
broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is a
member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the
Association of Commonwealth Universities. MKU is largely known for its dynamic,
comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as
linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates
from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru,
Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL)
centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of fulfilling
the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is
mandated to facilitate and support the Mission and operations of the University
by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right
number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive
edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent,
dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the
following vacant positions.

Library Assistant

 

Faculty/Directorate:
LIBRARY (View All
Jobs)

Qualification

1. Diploma in Library
and Information Science or Archives & Records Management or its equivalent
from recognized institution.

2. Computer literacy.

3. Three (3) years’
experience in a comparable position

Key responsibilities
also include

Duties and
Responsibilities

1. Verifying
bibliographical details of Library materials

2. Conducting shelf
reading and weeding Library materials.

3. Classifying Library
materials

3. Undertaking
acquisition of Library materials

4. Verifying pro-forma
invoices against order cards

5. Circulating published
catalogues to departments

6. Supervising filling
and updating of Library records

7. Educating library users.

8. Undertaking short
loan reservations

9. Receiving and
recording journals in card indices

10. Keying in new
acquisitions and user’s data into the computer

11. Analysing library
statistics.

12. Co-ordinating
issuance and receiving of library materials.

13. Performing any other
duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

1. Diploma in Library
and Information Science or Archives & Records Management or its equivalent
from recognized institution.

2. Computer literacy.

3. Three (3) years’
experience in a comparable position.

 

ICT Officers

Faculty/Directorate:
Information Communication Technology (View
All Jobs)

Qualification

1. Bachelor’s degree
with specialization in ICT or its equivalent.

2. Certification in
specific area such as Web, Security/Networking (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle).

3. Minimum of 3years’
experience or at a similar position in a recognized academic institution.

Key responsibilities
also include

Duties and
Responsibilities

1. Assessing the ICT
Requirements of Departments in liaison with the other ICT staff to meet the
needs of these Departments;

2. Conducting user
training and support for all staff on the necessary skills needed for effective
service delivery in the end-user environment;

3. Developing and
maintaining suitable tools for the preparation of statistics and reports as may
be required from time to time by the University;

4. Working closely with
the applications team, network team, technical team and the University
administration   to   coordinate  
their   efforts   towards    effective user
support in the Departments

5. Developing,
maintaining and regularly carrying out appropriate data and application backup
and security procedures.

6. Designing, developing
test and maintaining core applications and databases towards meeting the
expanding needs of the University;

7. Working closely with
the network team, ICT support team and the University Management towards
achieving an effective, fully integrated information system to meet the
changing needs of the University.

8. Designing and
implementing disaster recovery and continuity systems for University software
applications and databases; and Train and develop the requisite leadership,
managerial and technical skills towards meeting the needs of the Applications
Management Team.

9. Performing any other
duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree
with specialization in ICT or its equivalent.

2. Certification in
specific area such as Web, Security/Networking (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle).

3. Minimum of 3years’
experience or at a similar position in a recognized academic institution.

 

Senior Human Resources
Officer

 

Faculty/Directorate:
HUMAN RESOURCES (View
All Jobs)

Qualification

1. A Master’s Degree in
Human Resource Management

2. Minimum of 3 years of
experience as a Human Resource Officer in MKU or in a higher learning
institution/ reputable organization.

3. Be registered with
IHRM

OR

1. A Bachelor’s degree
in HR /Business Studies or Social Sciences

2. More than five (5) years
of experience in a higher learning institution/ reputable organization.

3. Be registered with
IHRM

Key responsibilities
also include

Duties and
Responsibilities

1. Assisting with
developing, updating and implementing Human resource policies and procedure.

2. Acting as a key point
of contact for line managers for employee relations issues and provide advice
and guidance in line with the University policies, procedures, employment law
and best practice.

3. Ensuring compliance
with the legal and statutory requirements.

4. Supporting and
coaching line managers through all aspects of Human Resource management and
employment law to build their capacity.

5. Helping to manage
core Human Resources services in a professional and efficient manner.

6. Providing front line
support and advising on all people related issues.

7. Any other duties as
may be allocated.

Requirements

1. A Master’s Degree in
HR

2. Minimum of 3 years of
experience as a Human Resource Officer in MKU or in a higher learning
institution/ reputable organization.

3. Be registered with
IHRM

OR

1. A Bachelor’s degree
in HR /Business Studies or Social Sciences

2. More than five (5)
years of experience in a higher learning institution/ reputable organization.

3. Be registered with
IHRM

 

Assistant Store Keepers

 

Faculty/Directorate:
Administration Planning And Institutional Advancement (View All Jobs)

Qualification

1. KCSE or its
equivalent

2. Diploma in
Procurement and Supplies Management or its equivalent from recognized
institution.

3. At least 1 years’
experience in a similar role

Key responsibilities
also include

Duties and
Responsibilities

1. Receiving and issuing
stores supplies.

2. Conducting stock
verification.

3. Supervising store
attendants/clerks.

4. Performing any other
duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

1. KCSE or its
equivalent

2. Diploma in
Procurement and Supplies Management or its equivalent from recognized
institution.

3. At least 1 years’
experience in a similar role.

 

Stores Reprographer

 

Faculty/Directorate:
Administration Planning And Institutional Advancement (View All Jobs)

Overview

Mount Kenya
University(MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed
to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is
a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the
Association of Commonwealth Universities. MKU is largely known for its dynamic,
comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as
linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates
from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru,
Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL)
centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of fulfilling
the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is
mandated to facilitate and support the Mission and operations of the University
by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right
number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive
edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent,
dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the
following vacant positions.

Qualification

1. KCSE or its
equivalent.

2. Diploma in
Procurement and Supplies Management or its equivalent from recognized
institution.

3. At least 1 years’
experience in a similar role

Key responsibilities
also include

Duties &
Responsibilities

1. Photocopying,
printing and print finishing.

2. Dealing with
customer’s daily, both face-to-face and over the telephone, helping with their
requirements, giving job estimates and helping with any queries they may have.

3. Handling transactions
and recording orders in line with agreed procedures for security, and stock
control.

4. Assisting with
general duties including handling/storing stock.

5. Assisting with
control of photocopying equipment on all campuses, responding to fault reports,
contacting service engineers, maintenance of paper stock levels.

6. Maintaining a first
class level of customer service ensuring that all customers are treated
efficiently and in an appropriate manner.

7. Working within the
relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

8. Performing any other
duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

1. KCSE or its
equivalent.

2. Diploma in
Procurement and Supplies Management or its equivalent from recognized
institution.

3. At least 1 years’
experience in a similar role.

 

Digital Academic
Management Director

 

Faculty/Directorate:
OPEN DISTANCE AND ELECTRONIC LEARNING (View
All Jobs)

Qualification

  • PHD degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least three (3) years of academic and
    administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated
    leadership in an academic and/or research.
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic
    leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed
    journals publications, university level books as well as project grants
    and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of
    professional associations in his/her profession;

OR

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least five (5) years of academic and
    administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated
    leadership in an academic and/or research.
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic
    leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed
    journals publications, university level books as well as project grants
    and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of
    professional associations in his/her profession;

Key responsibilities
also include

  • To oversee development, designing and management
    of Open Learning programmes.
  • Advise and coordinate with the relevant schools
    and colleges to implement new courses on the virtual learning management
    platform.
  • Coordinates students’ enrolment, student’s
    admission administration and unit’s registration.
  • Follow ups on the admissible students to ensure
    100% admissible students conversion.
  • Create awareness to both the students and faculty
    to the University set academics deadlines to promote 100% students’
    registration and retention.
  • Generate students’ nominal roll and maintain student
    registry and other documentation and track the online applications.
  • Coordinating preparation of timetables for
    teaching and examinations.
  • Coordinates examinations and assessments
    administration Open, Distance and Electronic Learning students in collaboration
    with the relevant offices in the university and deal with examination
    logistics.
  • Provide the international and local students
    information and provide feedback on certificates equation and admission
    letters and students Identification Cards.
  • Proactively ensure that all issues touching on
    students’ academic matters are sorted out promptly.
  • Coordinates students’ tutorials, monitor teaching
    and learning, practicum and internship, attachment, CATs/assignments
    administration, examinations and teaching practice in collaboration with
    Open, Distance and Electronic Learning administration and schools.
  • Prepare academic calendar in line with the
    University calendar and coordinate matters related to credit transfer with
    the relevant schools and provide feedback to the students.
  • Ensure teaching workload, the right online
    instructors and timetables both academic and examinations timetables are
    prepared and shared with the Technical office for uploading in the website
    and system.
  • Ensure that the curriculum is implemented
    accordingly in conjunction with the University Schools.
  • Coordinate all matters pertaining to Digital
    Academic management and examinations including students’ welfare in
    conjunction with the relevant offices at the Mount Kenya University Open,
    Distance and Electronic Learning.
  • Ensure postgraduate students are allocated
    supervisors and supervised online and complete their work on time and
    conduct support seminars to grow the post-graduate numbers
  • Advise and mentor students on academic and
    examination matters and ensure the recommendation letters, transcripts,
    graduation clearance is conducted on time and students advised.
  • Coordinate personalized students’ library support
    services, graduation and other academic logistics and meet the digital
    school virtual coordinators regularly.
  • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities
    as may be delegated by the Principal, Open, Distance and Electronic
    Learning.

 

Technical Support

 

Faculty/Directorate:
OPEN DISTANCE AND ELECTRONIC LEARNING (View
All Jobs)

Qualification

  • PhD in a relevant field from a recognized
    /accredited university
  • Have at least three (3) years of academic and
    administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated
    leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively
    with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal
    of a constituent university college or a Principal of a school/
    institute/campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at
    comparable levels;
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic
    leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed
    journals publications, university level books as well as project grants
    and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of
    professional associations in his/her profession;

OR

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least five (5) years of academic and
    administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated
    leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served
    substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a
    Deputy Principal of a constituent university college or a Principal of a
    school/ institute/campus of a University, or in other similar institutions
    at comparable levels;
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic
    leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed
    journals publications, university level books as well as project grants
    and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of
    professional associations in his/her profession;

Key responsibilities
also include

  • To oversee digital platform support, content
    development, designing of Open Learning programmes.
  • Performing digital learning and provide technical
    support to both students, staff and instructors, manage e-content
    development, vetting and distribution of approved study materials and
    collaborates with the faculty and other university functions on digital
    learning
  • Developing and implementing strategies that will
    ensure that the university ODEL (Digital Varsity) will deliver a technical
    platform that promotes digital learning through the use of the best
    practices.
  • Capacity building –training and orientation on
    both the ODEL students in order to enhance optimum students’ satisfaction
    and hence retention and progression.
  • Performs day to day administrative and leadership
    functions and assist and advice in set up of the infrastructure to support
    Open Distance and Electronic Learning.
  • Promotes multimedia technology, audio and video
    technology/lectures and virtual technology based teaching and learning.
  • Advise on establishing and managing a digital
    library and E-examinations to support ODEL.
  • Coordinate and manage e-tutorials, instructional
    design and pedagogy, information sources support, research support and
    postgraduate research based support.
  • Develops the necessary students and faculty print
    and voice and image based induction materials and upload them on the
    necessary university approved platforms.
  • Prepare support (training and orientation)
    scheduling and ensure that the effective management of the e-learning
    system and information is uploaded before the beginning of the semester.
  • The design and development of study materials
    within the ODEL context and in line with the university specifications and
    standards and the CUE modules development standards that responds to all
    the relevant policies related to teaching/tuition of Mount Kenya
    University ODEL.
  • Provide tuition and instructional support ensuring
    that the academics integrate blended, active and e-learning approaches and
    alternate/innovative assessment strategies.
  • Implements ODEL delivery system design, study
    materials design and development, instructional design/learning
    development/development of learning experiences and environment.
  • Ensures application of technology to teaching and
    learning and implements various delivery methods and blended learning
    solutions.
  • Plan, schedule and budget activities on students,
    faculty support and administrative support and study materials development
    and instructional design/editorial work and ensure copyright compliance.
  • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities
    as may be delegated by the Principal ODEL

 

Information Systems
Librarian

 

Qualification

1. A Master’s degree in
information Science Information Technology Option

2. Minimum of 3 years’
experience at a comparable position.

Key responsibilities
also include

Duties and
responsibilities

1. Designing planning
implementing and evaluating the present and future automation needs of the
Library, making recommendations for implementation to the Library
administration

2. Managing E-resources,
platforms and relevant software for access to e-content by students and staff

3. Coordinating, Library
wide training on use of automated systems, creating in house documentation as
needed

4. Managing the daily
operations of the Library automated systems and workstations, remaining on call
at all times

5. Integrating Library’s
automation and communication systems, including the innovative interfaces
system, LANs, Web server, Internet access, telecommunications and related
evolving systems

6. Designing and
maintaining the library website as a marketing tool for library operations and
services

7. Developing and
recommending policy and procedures for use of computers and computer systems

8. Installing and
configuring computer hardware and software

9. Overseeing training
and instruction of library users on computer services and evaluates performance

10. Keeping current of
all new technological procedures, processes and equipment in the Library

11. Compiling and
interpreting statistics and preparing reports

12. Monitoring all
system functions and being responsible for proper operations

13. Performing any other
duty as assigned by your supervisor.

Requirements

1. A Master’s degree in
information Science Information Technology Option

2. Minimum of 3 years’
experience at a comparable poition.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Candidates to apply through the Mount Kenya
Online Recruitment Portal
 http://recruitment@mku.ac.ke on or before 26th November
2021.

  • All
    applications MUST be through the
    MKU recruitment online portal.
  • Successful
    candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in
    accordance with the Mount Kenya University terms and conditions of
    service.
  • Mount
    Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only
    short listed candidates will be contacted.