Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) is a state owned University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012. The University is located in Meru County, along the Meru-Maua road.

MUST aspires to be a World Class University of Excellence in Science and Technology. The mission of the University is to provide Quality University Education, Training and Research in Science, Technology and Innovation.

MUST is a center of excellence in Innovation, Technology, Engineering, Food Science and Agriculture being an integral part of the realisation of Kenya’s National agenda including Vision 2030.

  1. REGISTRAR, ACADEMIC AND STUDENTS AFFAIRS – GRADE 15 MUST/ACA/01/18 (1 POST)

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research and Students Affairs), the Registrar Academic and Student Affairs shall, on the overall, be responsible for the supervision and management of all administrative and operational functions of the Office of the Registrar (Academic and Student Affairs).

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate shall co-ordinate the following functions and activities:

  1. Implementation of policy guidelines in the Academic Division to ensure that the Academic Division operates effectively and efficiently in line with the vision and mission of the University;
  2. Teaching and training which includes planning for academic programmes, preparation of syllabi and their regulations, timetables, examinations, certificates and transcripts and graduation, library services, and student’s attachment and training of academic staff;
  3. Students affairs which include admissions and records, student’s welfare (recreational, sports and games), counselling and discipline;
  4. Academic support services which include library services, co-ordination of the allocation of resources for academic purposes and safety in teaching areas;
  5. Academic quality assurance that shall include issues such as academic staff and programme appraisals;
  6. Allocation of academic facilities such as buildings, rooms and offices in the University as well as the formulation of the rules governing their allocation and utilization;
  7. Provision and management of Student health care services;
  8. Provision of catering and accommodation services;
  9. Providing secretariat to Committees of Senate and other Committees chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and Student Affairs);
  10. Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and security of all academic records of current and former students;
  11. Manage efficient use of classrooms and supervise programme audit systems;
  12. Counsel and advise students and staff on academic matters;
  13. Interpret and enforce policies and regulations of the University, Senate and Deans Committees;
  14. Exercise such other powers, perform such other official duties, and discharge such other academic functions as are assigned to him/her by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor/authorized officer or as are prescribed by the policies and regulations of the University;
  15. Shall be a member of Senate and University Management Board.

Qualifications for the Registrar, Academic and Student Affairs position 

  1. The Registrar, Academic and Student Affairs shall have a Ph.D from a recognized University and in addition should be at least a Senior Lecturer;
  2. Must have four (4) years’ administrative experience having served as a Dean/Director/Deputy Registrar Academic and Student Affairs Scale 14 or its equivalent for at least three (3) years in a University set up.
  3. Should have ability to lead, guide, co-ordinate and facilitate academic processes.
  4. Should demonstrate ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated creative solutions.
  5. Should demonstrate skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  6. Should demonstrate skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing new strategies and procedures.
  7. Have knowledge and understanding of computerized management information systems, applications and tools.
  8. Should have working knowledge of Performance Contracting and Quality Management System.
  9. Should have strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

 

2. CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR – GRADE 15 – MUST/ADM/03/18  (1 POST)

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The Chief Internal Auditor shall be administratively responsible to the Vice Chancellor and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Council.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review of accounting systems and related internal controls.
  2. Continuous evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of internal control systems.
  3. Investigate and advise on matters pertaining to internal and external audit queries.
  4. Review of the implementation of corporate policies, plans and procedures.
  5. Design, implement, co-ordinate and review internal audit control systems.
  6. Responsible for developing and implementing audit work plan.
  7. Serve as a secretary to the Audit Committee of the Council.

Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting/Finance or related field and Masters’ degree in a business field.
  2. Ten (10) years relevant professional experience, 5 years of which as a deputy Chief Auditor or its equivalent.
  3. Must be a CPA (K), ACCA final or its equivalent.
  4. Be a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and membership of a professional body.
  5. Demonstrated experience in Systems Audit and practical knowledge of ICT.
  6. Effective communication, good interpersonal and reporting skills.
  7. Proven high degree of integrity, honesty and ethical practices.
  8. Must adhere to Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

Remuneration

An attractive salary and house allowances will be paid.

How to apply

  1. Application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
  2. Applicants must also submit valid clearances from the following bodies;
    1. Kenya Revenue Authority
    2. Higher Education Loans Board
    3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    4. Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct)
    5. Registered Credit Reference Bureau
  3. They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
  4. Ten (10) copies of the application and referees’ confidential reports on the applicants’ suitability for the post should be sent via registered mail or courier “marked with the reference number on the left hand corner of the envelope” and sent to the under-signed to be received on or before 4th September, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

NB: Those who applied earlier for the post of Chief Internal Auditor need not re-apply as their applications will be considered.

Meru University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employerWomen, marginalized and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

The Vice Chancellor

Meru University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 972-60200

MERU