JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Meru University of Science and Technology wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated staff to fill the following vacant positions:

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Note: In your application, for the positions from Ref. MUST/ACA/01/16 to MUST/ACA/05/16, indicate whether you should be considered for full- time, adjunct or both.

PROFESSORS – GRADE 15 – MUST/ACA/01/16 (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for posts of Professor in the following areas:

  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Medical Education
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Health Systems Management
  • Epidemiology

Applicants must have:

  1. .An earned Ph.D or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized university.
  2. At least three (3) years of teaching experience as Associate Professor or equivalent; and research experience.
  3. A minimum of sixty (60) publication points since attaining Associate Professorship or equivalent of which at least forty (40) should be from refereed scholarly journals.
  4. Supervised a minimum of five (5) postgraduate students to completion, at least two (2) at doctoral level.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability.
  6. Attracted research or development funds as an Associate Professor or equivalent
  7. Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable).
  8. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned Conferences, Seminars or workshops.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS – GRADE 14 – MUST/ACA/02/16  (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for posts of Associate Professor in the following areas:

  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Medical Education
  • Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Health Systems Management
  • Mathematics Education

Applicants must have:

  1. An earned Ph.D or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized University.
  2. At least three (3) years of teaching experience at the university as a Senior Lecturer or Senior Researcher/Industry experience or equivalent.
  3. Supervised a minimum of four (4) post-graduate students to completion, including at least one doctoral student since being appointed Senior Lecturer.
  4. A minimum of forty eight (48) publication points as a Senior Lecturer or equivalent; of which at least thirty two (32) should be from refereed scholarly journals.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability.
  6. Attracted research or development funds as a Senior Lecturer/Senior Research fellow.
  7. Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable).
  8. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned Conferences, Seminars or workshops.

SENIOR LECTURERS – GRADE 13 – MUST/ACA/03/16  (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for post of Senior Lecturer in the following areas:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Co-operative Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Procurement & Logistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Materials Science
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Analysis
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Veterinary Science
  • Plant Breeder
  • Information Science
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Molecular Biology
  • Health Systems Management
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Community Health
  • Human Anatomy
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Health Systems Management

Applicants must have:

  1. An earned Ph.D or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized University.
  2. At least three (3) years of teaching experience at the university level as a Lecturer or six (6) years research/industry experience.
  3. Successfully supervised at least three (3) post-graduate Students to completion since being appointed Lecturer or equivalent.
  4. A minimum of thirty two (32) publication points as a Lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty four (24) should be from refereed scholarly journals.
  5. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  6. Evidence of winning grants either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Lecturer.
  7. Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable).

LECTURERS – GRADE 12 – MUST/ACA/04/16  (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for post of Lecturer in the following areas:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Co-operative Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Procurement & Logistics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Material Science
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Veterinary Science
  • Floriculture
  • Information Science
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Molecular Biology
  • Health Systems Management
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Community Health
  • Human Anatomy
  • Nursing

Applicants must have:

  1. An earned Ph.D or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized university.

OR

A Master’s degree in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized University (in special cases) with at least three (3) years teaching experience at University level or in research or in industry.

  1. A minimum of 24 publication points, of which at least sixteen (16) should be from refereed journal papers.
  2. Registered or be register-able with the relevant professional body (where applicable).
  3. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

TUTORIAL/RESEARCH FELLOW – GRADE 11 – MUST/ACA/05/16 (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for post of Tutorial/Research Fellow in the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Veterinary Science
  • Nursing

Applicants must:

  1. Have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree qualification from an accredited and recognized University in the relevant field.
  2. Be registered/registrable for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) or equivalent Doctoral degree qualification.
  3. Be registered /registrable with the relevant professional body (Where applicable).

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR – GRADE 11- MUST/ ACA/06/16(1 POST)

Applicants are invited for post of Learning Management System Administrator.

Applicants must:

  1.  Have a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or related field from an accredited and recognized university.
  2.  Have trained on learning management systems.
  3.  Have knowledge in web-based technologies.
  4.  Be competent in database management.
  5.  Be a business analyst.
  6.  Have at least two (2) years working experience with Moodle®, Blackboard® or similar online educational platforms in a busy institution of higher learning.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT/RESEARCH ASSISTANT – GRADE 8 – MUST/ACA/07/16 (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for post of Graduate Assistant/Research Assistant in any of the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Biosystems Engineering

Applicants must:

  1. Have at least Upper Second Class Honors Bachelor’s degree from an accredited and recognized university in the relevant field.
  2.  Be registered/registrable for a relevant Masters degree.
  3.  Be registered/registrable with the relevant professional body (Where applicable).

TECHNOLOGISTS/TECHNICIANS – GRADE 5/6 – MUST/ACA/08/16 (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for post of Technologist/Technician in any of the following areas:

  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Food Science
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Nursing Skills laboratory
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Educational Media Technology

Applicants must be holders of a Diploma in relevant fields from a recognized institution. In addition, the applicant must:

  1. Have KCSE mean grade C (Plain) and above.
  2. Be computer literate.
  3.  Show exemplary work performance.
  4.  Have 3 years relevant experience.

TECHNOLOGISTS/TECHNICIANS – GRADE 4  – MUST/ACA/09/16 (1 POST FOR EACH CATEGORY)

Applicants are invited for post of Technologist/Technician in any of the following areas:

  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical/ Electronics
  • Food Science
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Clinical Medicine

Applicants must be holders of a Certificate in relevant fields from a recognized institution. In addition, the applicant must:

  1. Have KCSE mean grade C- (Minus) and above.
  2. Be computer literate.
  3. Show exemplary work performance.
  4. Have 3 years relevant experience.

ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS

REGISTRAR  –  ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING – GRADE 15 – MUST/ADM/01/16  -(1 POST)

The Registrar (Administration and Planning) will work under the direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning). The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of key administrative and policy areas that relate to Administration and Planning in the University. He/ she will be expected to provide strategic planning and guidance in managerial decision-making.

Qualifications

  • PhD in a Management related field and five (5) years administrative experience with three (3) years at Deputy Registrar level or equivalent in a University or comparable organization.

OR

  • A Master’s Degree in Management, Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Economics from a recognized institution.
  • Eight (8) years’ administrative experience with three (3) years at Deputy Registrar level or equivalent position in a University set – up.
  • Should have ability to lead, guide, coordinate and facilitate strategic planning processes.
  • Should demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Should demonstrate ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated creative solutions.
  • Should demonstrate skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Should demonstrate skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing new strategies and procedures.
  • Be able to develop and administer various human resources plans and procedures for all University personnel.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of computerized management information systems, applications and tools.
  • Should have working knowledge of Performance Contracting and ISO.
  • Should demonstrate advanced verbal and communication skills.
  • Should have strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide leadership, guidance, coordination and direction of the departments within the Division of Administration and Planning (A & P).
  • Responsible for establishment and management of effective and efficient structures and systems for human resources management including records management, performance contracting management, staff development and corporate communications.
  • Plan, organize and control all activities of the departments under the Registrar A & P and develop departmental goals, objectives and work plans.
  • To develop, recommend and implement appropriate human resource policies, plans and procedures that attract and retain qualified and experienced human resource.
  • Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  • Co-ordinate research, identification, assessment and prioritization of university-wide existing physical infrastructure facilities requiring repair, renovation and maintenance.
  • Co-ordinate the administration of construction of development projects and drawing programmes designed to clear the university backlog of capital projects.
  • Should demonstrate knowledge of ISO, Performance Contracting and E-Promise.
  • Evaluate reports, decisions and results of the division in relation to established goals; recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvement in efficiency of the division.

REGISTRAR (VICE-CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE) – GRADE 15 – MUST/ADM/02/16  (1 POST)

The Registrar (Vice-Chancellor’s Office) will work under the direction of Vice- Chancellor. The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of key administrative and policy areas that relate to the University as a corporate body. He/ she will be expected to provide administrative support to the Vice–Chancellor to ensure smooth operation of the university.

Qualifications

  • PhD in a Management related field and five (5) years administrative experience with three (3) years at Deputy Registrar level or equivalent in a University or comparable organization.

OR

  • A Master’s Degree in Management, Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Economics from a recognized institution.
  • Eight (8) years’ administrative experience with three (3) years at Deputy Registrar level or equivalent position in a University set-up.
  • Should have ability to lead, guide, coordinate and facilitate strategic planning processes.
  • Should have strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Should demonstrate skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Should demonstrate skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing new strategies and procedures.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of computerized management information systems, applications and tools.
  • Should have excellent writing and communication skills
  • Should have strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing secretariat to the University Council and Management
  • Advice and support for the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor
  • Responsible for strategic planning and co-ordination of its implementation.
  • Responsible for policies and statutes.
  • Responsible for legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for risk and emergency planning.
  • Responsible for supervision of all administrative and support staff in the Vice- Chancellor’s Office.
  • Responsible for acquisition and maintenance of the furniture in the Vice- Chancellor’s Office
  • Carries out research on specific issues as directed by the Vice-Chancellor
  • Oversees the development of the Vice-Chancellor’s budget and monitors its performance.
  • Gathers and present information to facilitate decision making.
  • Prepares reports and drafts briefs and presentations.

INTERNAL AUDITOR – GRADE 12 – MUST/ADM/03/16 

Applicants:

  • Must be holders of Master of Business Administration degree (Accounting option) or equivalent degree from a recognized University with three (3) years experience as an internal Auditor.

OR

  • Must be holders of Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) from a recognized University with five (5) years experience as an internal auditor.
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or its equivalent; CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor).
  • Must be a member of ICPAK, CISA or a recognized professional accounting body.
  • Should have excellent computer skills and demonstrate good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems.
  • With knowledge of computer audit packages will have an added advantage.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (EXAMS) – GRADE 10 – MUST/ADM/04/16  – (1 POST)

Applicants should: 

  • Be holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a recognized University.
  • Have five (5) years administrative experience in an institution of higher learning either private or public in an examination processing environment.
  • Demonstrate competence in student Information Management Systems.
  • Demonstrate competence in data analyses.
  • Those who are certified information system auditors will have added advantage.
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

ASSISTANT SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN  – GRADE 8/9/10- MUST/ADM/05/16  – (1 POST)

Applicants should have:

  • At least a BSc. (Information Sciences) or related.
  • Linux system administration skills including basic permission schemes, OpeSSH configuration and usage and system backups. Basic software configuration skills and knowledge of XML and SKL be able to create and use basic relation models in MySQL/ PostgresSQL.
  • Knowledge of Perl, Python, PHP and java to customize applications in open source languages.
  • Basic understanding of MARC format and how it relates to cataloguing standards, especially MARC21.
  • Be able to use perl + MARC
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

Responsibility

The Systems Librarian will be responsible for creation and maintenance of library software to respond to existing and emerging user needs.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – GRADE 8  – MUST/ADM/06/16  – (2 POSTS)

Applicants should:

  • Be holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field from a recognized University.
  • Have three (3) years administrative experience in an institution of higher learning.
  • Demonstrate competence in Management Information Systems.
  • Demonstrate competence in data analyses.
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

ICT ASSISTANT (SOFTWARE DEVELOPER) – GRADE 8 – MUST/ADM/07/16  – (1 POST)

We are seeking a Software Developer with a focus on back end and business logic based development, ideally with knowledge of web services and big data solutions and is willing to learn new programming languages especially C#, X++ for  (Dynamics AX) and C/AL for (Dynamics NAV)
Key Criteria:

  • BSc (or higher) in a Computing or Scientific/Engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated competence in design and development of relational database queries and reports especially MySQL.
  • 3+ years’ Proficient experience in C# (Microsoft .NET Framework) and Java
  • Experience with data export, import and transformation
  • Evidence of Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV or any other Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) in a setup with a high client support requirement.
  • 2+ years working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV especially in a University Setup will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and use of Mobile Application Development, System and Web Design Platforms.
  • Strong, pragmatic and proactive attitude towards Software Development
  • Key skills in communication
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

SPORTS / GAMES ASSISTANT OFFICER II – GRADE 8 – MUST/ADM/08/16  – (1 POST)

Applicants should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a learning institution
  • Obtained clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

SECRETARY III  – GRADE 6 – MUST/ADM/09/16 – (5 POSTS)

Applicants should:

  • Be holders of KCSE mean grade C or KCE Div II or its equivalent with a Credit or C in English language.
  • Be holders of a Diploma in Secretarial studies or sat and passed the following subjects examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council:
    • Shorthand 80 – 100 wpm or Audio Typing III
    • Computerized Document Processing III or Typewriting II (40 – 50 wpm)
    • Communication Skills II or Business English III
    • Office Management III
    • Secretarial Duties II
  • Have at least five (5) years experience as a secretary in a public or private organization.
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

CLERICAL OFFICERS  – GRADE 5 –  MUST/ADM/10/16  – (2 POSTS)

Applicants should:

  • Have a Diploma in Business or a related field from a recognized University.
  • Have three (3) years relevant experience in an institution of higher learning either private or public.
  • Demonstrate competence in Microsoft office.
  • Demonstrate competence in data analyses.
  • Obtain clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police Service.

HOUSEKEEPER – GRADE 5  – MUST/ADM/11/16  –  (1 POST)

Applicants should have:

  • KCE Division II or KCSE mean Grade C and above.
  • A minimum professional qualification of a Diploma in Institutional Management or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience in housekeeping/ laundry.
  • Computer literate and ability to generate housekeeping reports.
  • First Aid skills.
  • Obtained clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

Having worked in an institution of Higher Learning will be an added experience.

SECURITY SUPERVISOR – GRADE 4 – MUST/ADM/12/16  – (2 POSTS)

Applicants should have:

  • Attained rank of Sergeant of Police or Corporal in the Armed Forces.
  • Certificate in First Aid.
  • 3 years of security service.
  • Obtained clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police Service.

Terms & Conditions of Service

Successful candidates, for the above positions, will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Meru University of Science and Technology Terms and Conditions of Service.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit two (2) copies of applications specifying the post together with a detailed curriculum vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, project grants and awards/scholarships, linkages and community service, e-mail and telephone contacts), copies of certificates and other testimonials. They should also provide names, telephone numbers, contact addresses and e-mail addresses of three (3) referees.

Applicants are also required to fill a job application summary form availed in the MUST website and send hard and soft copies (Microsoft word document) to hr@must.ac.ke.

Applications in hard copy and referees’ confidential reports should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before Friday, 14th October, 2016.

The Vice Chancellor

Meru University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 972 – 60200, MERU

 Website: www.must.ac.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Meru University of Science and Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.