Principal - Garissa University College - Nairobi

Garissa University College
(A Constituent College of Moi University)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following post.


Scale 17 (XVII)


Qualifications and Experience

The Principal shall be the Chief Executive of the University College and should have the following qualifications and experience:

    Be a Professor or Associate Professor with earned Ph.D or its equivalent from a recognised University.
    At least lo years of experience in senior academic and management positions at the level of senior lecturer and above.
    Demonstrated leadership experience in a modern university environment.
    Ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate the academic and administrative functions ¡n the University College. Provide academic and research leadership
    Knowledge and experience in strategic planning and master planning in education development
    Proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development and extension in a university.
    Have a good understanding of the national laws, policies and strategies governing University education and training in Kenya.
    Have a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education in the country.
    Demonstrate evidence of excellent interpersonal relations, good communication and negotiation skills.
    Have experience ¡n international and regional collaboration in higher education.
    Have credible track record ¡n resource mobilization.
    Meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the general direction of the Council the successful applicant shall:
    Be the academic, administrative head of the University College.
    Steer the formulation and implementation of the College’s strategic and master plans.
    Be responsible for the overall day-to-day management, design, direction, organization, administration and programmes of the University College.
    Be responsible to the Council for the general conduct and discipline of staff and students.
    Ensure effective accountability to the Council for proper management of the University College’s facilities and resources.

Terms and Conditions of Service

Successful candidates will be offered competitive remuneration packages in accordance with the existing terms and conditions of service.

Employment for the above position will be on a five-year performance based contract and renewable only once on mutual agreement.

Ten (10) copies of applications should be submitted together with updated curriculum vitae giving personal data, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three academic referees plus certified copies of certificates and testimonials.

The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated on the application letter and on the envelope.

Applications are to be addressed to:

The Chairman of Council
Garissa University College,
Bazaar Building 15tb Floor
P.O. Box 63056 - 00200,

So as to reach him not later than 2.00 pm on Friday 4th January 2013.

Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address under sealed envelope not later than 2.00 pm on Friday 4th January 2013.


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