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19 Jan 2022

Full-Time Job Openings at Karatina University (7 Positions)

Karatina University – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

Our Vision To ba a University of global excellence,meeting the dynamic needs and development of society.

Senior Internal Auditor

KarU/HR/SIA/2022

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 Requirements for Appointment

Job Requirements for External Recruitment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:

  1. Master’s degree  in finance  or accounting field from a recognized institution
  2. CPA (K)
  3. At least seven (7) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must  have been in a senior  audit  position.
  4. Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body
  5. Knowledge of Information Communication Technology vi) CISA qualification is an added advantage

Job Requirements for Serving Employee

  1. For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have;
  2. Master’s degree  in finance  or accounting field from a recognized institution
  3. CPA (K)
  4. At least three (3) years’ work experience at grade 12.
  5. Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body v)   Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  6. Knowledge  of Information Communication Technology vii) CISA qualification is an added advantage

Responsibilities

Job Description

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Review  and   present  audit   reports  to  the   Chief  Internal  Auditor   to  ensure transparency in the operations of different departments and  directorates within the University;
  4. Conduct staff appraisal to provide feedback to staff in the  department on their work and also to identify  staff for recommendation for promotion.
  5. 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;
  6. Conduct risk based audits to provide reasonable assurance that Risk Management processes and structures put in place by management function effectively;
  7. Participate in  formulation and  implementation of internal audit  policies  and operations to ensure conformance to quality  standards;
  8. Identify and critically evaluate elements of governance and risk management and participate in designing appropriate risk management and  mitigation strategies and procedures for implementation;
  9. Report to the audit  committee of council on risk based  audits conducted in every quarter of the financial year;
  10. Provide    consulting  services   to   various    departments  in   order  to   develop appropriate risk management, control and governance processes to enhance level of assurance to management;
  11. Carry out  value  for  money   audits and  information  systems audit   to  ensure internal controls are followed and accountability of work done;
  12. Examine financial transactions for accuracy  and  compliance with  institutional policies and applicable laws and regulations;
  13. 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;
  14. Examine the Information Systems  and  Database management and  assessing its adequacy in terms of data integrity and security;
  15. 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.
  16. Control  institution expenditure by carrying out pre-audit of payments to ensure they are in line with the university regulations
  17. Provide  input to the Internal Audit Department budget
  18. Any other  duty assigned by a senior  officer

Lecturer – Criminology

KarU/HR/LEC/2022

Job Requirements for Appointment

  • Earned PhD or  equivalent degree  qualification in  the  relevant field  from  a recognized academic institution;
  • Be registered or have  qualification for registration by a relevant professional body.
  • Those with publications shall have an added advantage.

Responsibilities

Job Description

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

 

Assistant Database Administrator I

KarU/HR/ADBA I/2022

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 Requirements for Appointment

 Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

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

  1. Bachelors Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution ii)   At least eleven (11) years relevant work experience
  2. Membership registration in a relevant professional body
  3. 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:

  1. Higher National Diploma/Bachelors Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution.
  2. At least three (3) years work experience service at Grade 9
  3. Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  4. Membership registration in a relevant professional body.
  5. Masters Degree in  a  relevant field  from  a  recognized institution  and  any  other professional qualifications is an added advantage.

Responsibilities

Job Description

  1. Installation of database software in the server to ensure operations of the server in the University.
  2. 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.
  3. Support and troubleshoot problems for end users  and ensure all failed computer products and processes are identified and solved.
  4. Upgrade and  maintenance of  database system   to  enhance performance and effectiveness of the system.
  5. 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.
  6. Prepare daily reports on analysis of system  log and submit them  to the Director, ICT for decision making.
  7. 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.
  8. Carry out other  duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior  officer

 

Tutorial Fellow – Health Sciences

KarU/HR/TF/2022

Job Requirements for Appointment

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

Responsibilities

  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.

 

Finance Officer

KarU/HR/FO/2022

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 Requirements for Appointment

Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:

  1. Masters  Degree   in   finance   or   accounting  field   from   a  recognized institution
  2. CPA (K)
  3.  At least fourteen (14) years relevant work experience, ten (10) of which must  have been in a senior  managerial position.
  4. Membership registration with ICPAK or any other  relevant professional body
  5. Knowledge  of Information and Communication Technology
  6. Doctorate degree  is an added advantage

Job Specification/Requirements for serving employees

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have;

  1. Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting field from a recognized institution
  2. CPA (K)
  3. At least three (3) years work experience at grade 14.
  4. Membership registration with ICPAK or any other  relevant professional body
  5. Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  6. Knowledge  of Information and Communication Technology
  7. Doctorate degree  is an added advantage

Responsibilities

Job Description

  1. Provide technical advice on financial matters to University Management and Council.
  2. Develop  the  Departmental  strategic plan  to  meet   strategic and  financial objectives of the University.
  3. Develop   departmental  work   plans   that   will  guide   the   members  of  the Department each year in achieving the strategic objectives.
  4. Advice and set financial targets for the University and evaluate them  through performance contracts.
  5. Prepare University budgets to request for funds  from the Ministry and guide utilization of financial resources.
  6. Prepare and  submit management reports (financial projection/ cost benefit analysis) to facilitate decision making.
  7. Prepare and  submit annual financial statements and  quarterly reports in compliance with statutory requirements.
  8. Review  and   formulate  accounting  policies   and   regulations  that   govern operations of the University.
  9. Institute internal controls in  the  operations of the  Department to  ensure accuracy  of financial records and enhance efficiency in service delivery.
  10. Review and  formulate quality  management procedures to guide  operations within  the department.
  11. Allocate duties, supervise and conduct appraisals to evaluate the performance of finance  staff.
  12. 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.
  13. Custodian of the assets  register of the University to ensure safe guarding of assets.
  14. Provide  interpretations to  various   financial policies  and  laws  to  enhance implementation of the same.
  15. 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.
  16. Act as  the  liaison  person for  all  financial audits both  internal & external audits.
  17. Ensure adherence and compliance to financial regulations and standards e.g. IPSAS.
  18. Liaise  with  the  Ministry of Education and  other   financial institutions  on financial matters to facilitate smooth running of the University.
  19. Cash  management by monitoring cash  flows of the  University to  facilitate planning and utilization of same.
  20. Keep records to ensure that  all books of accounts are properly maintained as a statutory requirement.
  21. Custodian of accountable documents for finance in compliance with statutory requirements.
  22. Facilitate effective and efficient service delivery to ensure all clients  are given services to the required standard and as per the University service charter.
  23. Attend  to customer feedback by providing responses to all complaints and compliments.
  24. Advise  University committees  on  financial matters  to  facilitate  decision making.
  25. xxv) Approve  payments and  release of funds  to enable  the  execution of various tasks within  the University.
  26. xxvi) Monitor budget operation activities at  all levels  to ensure all activities are within  the stipulated budgetary allocations.
  27. xxvii) Monitor and ensure the University revenue targets and projections are met in order to advise on expenditures.
  28. xxviii)  Assist in budgetary controls to ensure budgets are adhered to. xxix) Authorize payments to be settled for expenditures incurred.
  29. xxx)  Any other  duty assigned by a senior  officer.

 

CARTA Program Communications Officer

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field. Master’s degree desirable;
  • At least 4 years’ post-qualification work experience in communications, marketing, writing and content creation preferably at an international organization;
  • Experience in an academic and/or research institution;
  • Excellent editing and writing skills;
  • Visual media skills including use of still and video camera;
  • Experience in using and monitoring social media channels;
  • Experience of creating and editing digital media and publishing across a variety of media platforms;
  • Experience with web-based publishing platforms includingWordPress;
  • Knowledge of using email distribution systems such as Constant Contact and Mailchimp;
  • Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness initiative, maturity of judgment as well as willingness to work as part of a team;
  • Experience working with academics or researchers;
  • Interest in research capacity strengthening, and in exploring the role that communication has to play in making these initiatives successful and facilitate long-term funding.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the internal and external communications of the CARTA consortium, keeping the partners up to date with the events and progress of the program and facilitating easy sharing of information among the different stakeholders;
  • Manage the communications from the Secretariat to the fellows and partner institutions about available calls, information required, opportunities available, and others that may be needed;
  • Keep an updated database of achievements, promotions, recognitions and other indicators of success by fellows and institutions within the program;
  • Compile and edit updates for weekly, monthly and annual reports on the activities of the Secretariat and the achievements of the program;
  • Plan and coordinate CARTA events for community and public engagements (CPE) including CARTA-related conferences;
  • Design and coordinate production of CARTA branded materials;
  • Rapporteur in main CARTA events, including conferences and workshops;
  • Engage with the media to disseminate information on the success stories of CARTA;
  • Produce content for the CARTA website;
  • Produce monthlyE-Newsand the semi-annual CARTA newsletter;
  • Drive multimedia innovations to showcase CARTA fellows;
  • Engage in communication and CPE strategy development to promote the role of CARTA in improving research leadership across Africa;
  • Monitor the implementation of the CARTA communication and CPE strategies;
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts for capital campaign;
  • Conduct trainings in communications and knowledge translation for doctoral fellows;
  • Support marketing and visibility of short-course programs; and
  • Support the Research Capacity Strengthening Division’s communications.

 

Deputy University Librarian

KarU/HR/DUL/2022

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 Requirements for Appointment

  1. Doctorate degree  in the relevant field from a recognized institution.
  2. At least four (4) years relevant work experience.
  3. Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.
  4. Membership registration to a relevant professional body.
  5. Published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications.

Job Specification/Requirements for Serving Employees

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

  1. Doctorate degree  in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
  2. At least three (3) years work experience at Grade
  3. Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  4. Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.
  5. Membership registration to a relevant professional body.
  6. Published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications.

Responsibilities

Job Description

  1. Impart research and   scholarship  skills  through  conducting  Information Literacy Trainings for researchers and scholars to improve research skills.
  2. Participate in  negotiation  for  research  database  licenses, copyright and consortia agreements so as to avail research resources (e-journals, databases)
  3. Engage in research and information related issues and publish findings so as to keep in touch  with changing information landscape.
  4. Seek  research grants through competitive proposals from  external funding agencies  for research and professional work to acquire resources for research.
  5. Assure  adequate library  and  research resources are  available  to meet  faculty and  student needs, within  assigned budget through policy  formulation and implementation.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Partner with primary and secondary schools  in sharing information resources to improve the literacy levels in the community.
  10. Train  teacher librarians in primary and  secondary schools  to enhance library development and management.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Participate in recruitment, training and  performance reviews  of staff so as to ensure a high level of professional service.
  14. Create   library   publicity  through  library   movements,  talks,   association’s national and international committees so as to improve the library  profession.
  15. Prepare proposals and library reports to university librarian to inform decision making in the library.
  16. Develop  work plans  for the  library  so as to facilitate for planning for library activities.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Participate in  performance reviews  for  staff  in  liaison   with  the  university librarian through appraisals so as to ensure a high level of professional service.
  20. Formulate policies  in conjunction with  the  University Librarian that  enable library share information and metadata nationally so as to enable international collaborations.
  21. Coordinate the management of library  staff including task allocation, training and supervision to ensure smooth operations in the library.
  22. Provide  consultancy services in the area of research, documentation, report writing  dissemination and information/knowledge management to ensure quality  research and publication.
  23. Carry out administrative and other  duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior  officer

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Karatina University on karu.ac.ke to apply

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