Latest Job Openings at Utalii College

Latest Job Openings at Utalii College

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Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is a leading African hospitality and tourism training institution. Established 47 years ago the College has trained over 60,000 graduates from around the world who continue to serve in the local and international hospitality and tourism industry. The College opened its doors in 1975 and was established under the Hotels and Restaurants Act, (Cap. 494, Laws of Kenya) which has since been replaced by the Tourism Act, 2011.

Finance Manager

Job Details

  • Planning and co-ordinating accounting services; ensuring safe custody of College’s assets
  • Developing financial controls to ensure prudent usage and management of financial resources
  • Preparation and submission of financial statements as required by the law
  • Developing and evaluating financial systems and make recommendations for improvement
  • Identifying incidences of non-compliance with laid down financial systems and financial risks facing the College
  • Ensuring preparation of timely and accurate accounting management reports; authorizing payments
  • Carrying out operational performance analysis
  • Managing performance in the division
  • Maintaining effective budgetary controls
  • Ensuring implementation of financial controls and procedures
  • Mentoring, training and appraising staff
  • Supervising the preparation of the departmental annual work plans and budgets
  • Prioritizing projects and activities for the purpose of financial reporting
  • Co-ordinating the development and circulate corporate budget template to divisional/departmental heads
  • Co-ordinating and participating in the preparation of the corporate budgets
  • Preparation of Monthly Management reports
  • Preparation of Performance contract reports on Financial aspects
  • Updating data to facilitate the preparation of monthly/quarterly/ annual Financial statements
  • Maintaining and preparing Development Expenditure Reports
  • Ensuring spending is in line with the budget
  • Providing information for audits
  • Working with all divisions/departments and the management team to help make financial decision
  • Recommending ways to reduce costs and increase profits
  • Analyzing financial performance and contributing to medium and long-term organizational planning/forecasts


  • Master’s degree in Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in B.Com (Finance Option)
  • CPA (K) or ACCA III or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Seven (7) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must be in senior management
  • Attended Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • A member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Demonstrated results in work performance

Director of Studies

Job Details

  • Developing, implementing and periodically reviewing the strategic plan and departmental work plans for the smooth operations of the Directorate of Studies
  • Planning, monitoring and controlling budgets/expenditure to ensure effective and sustainable provision of services
  • Advising on the curricula for all programmes to ensure maintenance of high academic and professional standards
  • Representing the Directorate of Studies in Council and management meetings in all matters relating to the Directorate
  • Co-ordinating external collaborations and linkages pertaining to training
  • Overseeing the preparation and implementation of the annual academic calendar to guide the smooth operations of the Directorate of Studies
  • Providing support for scholarly activities such as seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. for continuous professional development
  • Constituting various committees to carry out specific tasks pertaining to the Directorate.
  • Advising on requests for hiring, transfer/deployment and training of staff in the Academic Directorate for enhanced performance of the Directorate
  • Advising on accreditation and quality assurance aspects to ensure conformity with the requirements of various bodies
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the Directorate staff for maintenance of high standards of training
  • Soliciting external examiners from renowned institutions for purposes of quality assurance
  • Implementation of the performance targets of the Directorate of Studies in compliance with the KUC performance contract
  • Co-ordinating activities pertaining to research and strategy in the institution
  • Co-ordinating activities related to ICT management in the institution
  • Co-ordinating activities related to the Learning Resource Centre

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  • Master’s degree in Business Management or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree Hospitality /Tourism Management
  • Eight (8) years relevant experience, two (4) of which must be in senior management
  • A member of professional body where applicable
  • Demonstrated results in work performance
  • Attended Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Method of Application

Applicants must comply with the following and provide clearance certificates from:

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations ( Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Tax Compliance
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their application letter, copies of professional certificates, testimonials and clearance certificates should be sent under confidential cover and with the envelope clearly marked as per the position applied for: KUC/(position)/2019 not later than 24th May, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Principal & Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Utalii College
P.O. Box 31052-00600

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Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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