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Post of Lecturer Grade 12A in the School of Law

REF: SEKU/ADV/AC/1/06/2023 (1 POSITION)

Duties and responsibilities of a Lecturer Grade 12A:

Lecturing in the following areas of specialization in accordance with the syllabus:

  • Kenya LL.B. Programme Core subjects,
    • Electoral law,
    • Sustainable development law,
    • Environmental law,
    • Legal issues including resolution of disputes arising from dryland agriculture,
    • Legal issues including resolution of disputes arising from management and conservation of natural resources and the environment including climate change and adaptation, use of technology in these areas etc.
  • Coordinating course projects and practical work;
  • Preparing /teaching / learning materials;                                                                                
  • Setting, invigilating and marking examinations/assignments;
  • Carrying out research work in relevant field or specialization;
  • Preparing students progress reports;
  • Developing proposals for research funding;
  • Writing journal articles and books;
  • Presenting academic papers in conferences/seminars/workshops or symposia;
  • Developing and reviewing academic programmes/curricula; and
  • Supervising Tutorial/Junior Research Fellows and students.
  • Undertake consultancies with local and international organizations within areas of expertise to enhance the image of the University;
  • Establish collaborative linkages and networks through communication, collaboration and participation for resource mobilization for the University;
  • Present research findings and innovations to international conferences in order to increase the visibility of the University and to influence international policy environment for improvement of life;
  • Engage with local and international stakeholders to establish linkages and networks in order to work together for the betterment of communities in various ways such as research and innovations;
  • Execute budgets for student field trips for academic exposure and the application of theory;
  • Controlling and managing research budgets to ensure accountability of allocated funds.

Requirements for appointment.

For appointment to this position the candidate must:

  • Have an earned Ph.D. in law from an accredited and recognized University.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.
  • NB: Experience in private law practice will be an added advantage.

OR

  • Have a Master’s Degree in law (LL.M.) from an accredited and recognized University with at least three (3) years teaching experience at University level.
  • Have a minimum of twenty four (24) publication points (in relevant areas of law), of which at least sixteen (16) should be from refereed scholarly journals,
  • Be registered with Law Society of Kenya and with a valid practising license,
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.
  • NB: Experience in private law practice will be an added advantage.

NB: PUBLICATION POINTS:

  • One university level scholarly book = 24 publication points;
  • Patented invention or innovation = 16 publications points;
  • One tertiary level scholarly book = 8 publication points;
  • One article in a refereed journal = 8 publication points;
  • Refereed learning modules = 6 publication points;
  • One chapter in a university level scholarly book = 6 publication points;
  • One reviewed conference paper = 4 publication points;
  • One secondary school level text book = 4 publication points;
  • Short communication in refereed journal = 4 publication points;
  • Consultancy and project reports = 4 publication points;
  • Refereed exhibitions and performances = 4 publication points;
  • One primary level primary book = 2 publication points;
  • Editorship of a book or conference proceedings = 2 publication points;
  • Scholarly presentations at conferences/workshops/seminars= 2 publication points;
  • One non-reviewed conference paper = 2 publication points.
  • Book review published in refereed journals = 1publication point.

Post of Adjunct Senior Lecturer Grade 13A in the School of Law

REF: SEKU/ADV/AC/2/06/2023 (1 POSITION)
Duties and responsibilities of an Adjunct Lecturer:

  • Be on duty for two to three days a week to provide thematic leadership within the department on matters pertaining to curriculum development and review, academic development and external linkages.
  • Teach one unit relating to the department’s area of expertise.
  • Offer mentorship to academic staff and students within the department.
  • Offer guidance in the development and running of post graduate programs and research in one’s area of expertise.
  • Guide, support and supervise post graduate students within the department as well as academic staff enrolled in PhD programs.

Requirements for appointment.
For appointment to this position the candidate must have :

  • An earned PhD in Law from recognized and accredited university.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience at the University level as a Lecturer Grade 6 or six (6) years research/industry experience.
  • 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.
  • Supervised at least three (3) postgraduate students to completion as a Lecturer SEKU Grade 6 or equivalent.
  • Be registered with Law Society of Kenya and with a valid practising license.
  • Attracted research or development funds as a Lecturer SEKU Grade 6 or its equivalent.
  • In-depth professional/discipline specific knowledge and experience in a specialized field or broad knowledge of a number of fields.
  • Complied with Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity (2010).
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Note:

  • Appointment as an adjunct lecturer shall be for a period of up to two (2) years renewable on expiry of the term.
  • The adjunct teaching member of staff shall be paid Kshs.110,000 per month and Kshs 20,000 as transport allowance (inclusive of tax) or as shall be determined by the University Council from time to time.

Corporation Secretary & Director Legal Services- SEKU Grade 3 (Formerly- Grade 15)

SEKU/ADV/AD/1/4/2023

TERMS: FIVE  (5) -YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

Job Purpose

  • The Corporation Secretary & Director, Legal Services is responsible for providing advice and support on all legal matters to the University ensuring that the University complies with all statutory, legal, social and regulatory requirements in the execution of its strategies. In addition, the Director provides secretariat services to the Council, manages the Council affairs, and promotes good corporate governance through planning and implementing suitable training programmes for the Council. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing Council secretariat and heading legal services Directorate.
  • Providing guidance to the Council on their duties and responsibilities.
  • Assisting the Council in carrying out; induction and training, updating the Council and Committee charters, preparation of work plans, evaluation, Governance audit, implementation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • Maintaining and updating the register of conflicts of interests
  • Providing guidance on governance and adherence to statutory obligations.
  • Establishing and managing the Council Securities Register for the custody and maintenance of securities, bonds or other proprietary instruments resulting from the University’s transactional activities, as required.
  • Providing legal advice to the Council and University Management.
  • Overseeing and supervising litigation for the University.
  • Facilitating the development and review of all policies that have bearing on the University mandate.
  • Continuously managing, reviewing and updating of the University Statutes, codes, regulations, rules, guidelines, by-laws and treaties for consistency with each other.

Requirements for the appointment.

  • Be a holder of Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration from an accredited and recognized university.
  • Be a holder of Bachelors Degree in Law from an accredited and recognized university.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be at management level in a public or private sector.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and in good standing.
  • Must have a valid practicing certificate.
  • Must be Certified Public Secretary and a member of Institute of Certified Secretaries in good standing.
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks cumulatively from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) on Leadership and Integrity upon successful appointment.

Director, Internal Audit & Risk Assurance- SEKU Grade 3 (Formerly Grade 15)

SEKU/ADV/AD/4/4/2023

TERMS: FIVE (5) YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

Job Purpose

  • The Director is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an internal audit strategy that provides independent, objective assurance and consulting  aimed at adding value, improving the operations of the University and establishing risk management controls and governance processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulating internal audit policies and programs in accordance to the professional standards that govern auditing.
  • Establishing and assigning departmental goals to team members and evaluate their performance.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing career paths for direct reports.
  • Allocating of duties and responsibilities to the internal audit staff as per the work plan to ensure the objectives set are met.
  • Secretary to the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee of Council.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of fraud investigation strategy to ensure all associated risks are detected in time.
  • Developing and overseeing implementation of risk assessment framework to ensure less risk exposure.
  • Developing internal audit budgets and work plans.
  • Assessing training needs of internal audit staff for capacity building purposes.
  • Developing annually a risk-based internal audit plan for Audit, Governance and risk Management Committee review and approval.
  • Overseeing the implementation of the approved plan, ensure proper resourcing for implementation of the plan.
  • Providing technical assistance with investigations, special audits, and provide subject-matter expertise as needed.
  • Performing organization-wide risk assessments to identify significant risks or exposure related to internal controls or compliance with University’s policies and procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Directing the work of external auditors on select audits, as directed by the Audit Committee and senior management, to ensure the audit work remains within the prescribed guidelines.
  • Recommending University-wide training based on gaps identified to ensure adherence to University practices and policies.

Requirements for appointment.

  • Be a holder of Masters Degree in Finance/Accounting option or its equivalent from an accredited and recognized university;
  • Be a holder of Bachelors Degree in Finance/Accounting option or its equivalent from an accredited and recognized university;
  • Must be a certified Public Accountant (K).
  • Be registered with ICPAK OR IIAK K and in good standing.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be at management level in a public or private sector.
  • Management course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks cumulatively from a recognized institution.
  • Have outstanding professional competence and hands-on experience in Financial and Systems Audit and reporting.
  • Be computer proficient (Accounting packages) with detailed understanding of ERP.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity upon successful appointment.

Director, Human Resource Management- SEKU Grade 3 (Formerly Grade 15)

Ref: SEKU/ADV/AD/3/4/2023

TERMS: FIVE  (5) -YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

Job Purpose

  • The Director is responsible for developing and implementing Human Resource policies, strategies, procedures, and annual work plans of the University. The Director is also responsible for advising the University on best Human Resource practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the formulation and implementation of policies, strategies and procedures for the Human Resource Directorate
  • Coordinating and preparing annual departmental budgets and procurement plans.
  • Ensuring adherence to relevant industrial relations matters.
  • Formulating and implementing annual work plans in the Directorate to guide employees in day to day operations.
  • Participating as a full member of the University’s Management Board to give advice on the policy guidelines of its functional areas.
  • Coordinating the implementation of decisions made in the Management Board and Senate so that there is no misinterpretation.
  • Formulating, negotiating and vetting the implementation of performance contracting targets in the Directorate.
  • Ensuring adherence to ISO standards and the implementation of performance standards for the Directorate.
  • Coordinating staff performance in order to maximize staff productivity in the University.
  • Designing and conducting surveys to obtain feedback from key stakeholders in regards to Human Resource Management.
  • Offering Secretariat services to the University Management Board.

Requirements for appointment.

  • Be a holder of a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or Human Resource Management or equivalent from an institution accredited and recognized in Kenya.
  • Be a holder of Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or Social Science or equivalent with a postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) from an institution recognized in Kenya.

OR

  • Be a holder of Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management from an accredited and recognized University
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years of cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be at management level.
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks cumulatively.
  • Have outstanding professional competence in administration or Management.
  • Membership certificate of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) in good standing.
  • A valid practicing certificate from Institute of Human Resource Management.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity upon successful appointment.

Director, Information Communication Technology (ICT)- SEKU Grade 3 (Formerly Grade 15)

SEKU/ADV/AD/3/4/2023

Job Purpose

  • The Director is responsible for advising, developing, and implementing ICT policies, strategies, infrastructure, and applications systems that drive innovation and support SEKU to effectively carry out its Mandate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Spearheading formulation and implementation of ICT policies, strategies and systems;
  • Spearheading management of ICT risk management in line with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework;
  • Spearheading the development, tracking and control ICT annual operating and capital budget;
  • Spearheading the development, implementation, and maintenance of software applications;
  • Overseeing acquisition, installation and maintenance of ICT hardware, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) and infrastructure systems;
  • Providing leadership in technological innovations, analysis, Big Data analytics and re-engineering of business processes;
  • Spearheading the development and implementation of a working disaster recovery site and ICT business continuity plan in line with the SEKU Business Continuity Management Framework;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the ICT Governance Framework;
  • Ensuring accountability for the provision of all ICT infrastructure systems & support services; servers, local area network (LAN), telecommunications, remote access & Desktop support;
  • Spearheading implementation of Quality Management System (ISO) procedures;
  • Ensuring that SEKU meets legal and contractual obligations relating to ICT resources, systems, services and usage, complying with regulatory requirements such as Data Protection Act of 2019 as well as Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA) standards;
  • Spearheading delivery of ICT objectives and overseeing ICT staff development by establishing a clear career path through coaching and mentoring within an optimal ICT structure;
  • Collaborating with business units towards anticipating market business trends and navigating the Organization around developing new technologies and innovations;
  • Scrutinizing the environment to identify, diagnose and mitigate information security threats;
  • Ensuring maintenance of accurate asset registers of physical and digital ICT assets
  • Ensuring proper management of mission critical corporate applications;
  • Leading vendor contract negotiations for maintenance of existing ICT related equipment, all new ICT equipment and software purchased for the Institution;
  • Ensuring continuous delivery of ICT services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and service providers;
  • Driving the execution of the approved directorate work plans and budgets; and
  • Overseeing the preparation and submission of periodic board and management reports for the directorate.

Requirements for appointment.

  • Be a holder of Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or any other equivalent qualification from an accredited and recognized university;
  • Be a holder of Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or any other equivalent qualification from an accredited and recognized university;
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years of cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be at management level.
  • Have Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks cumulatively.
  • Have IT Management or Information Security and at least four (4) of the following Professional certifications ( CISM, CEH, CompTIA  Security+, CISSP, GSEC CompTIA Project+, CAPM, CGEIT, CSM, CISSP, COBIT, CCNP, CDCP, CCNA Cloud, CCNA Industrial/IoT, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, N+, A+ OCA, CISSP, Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) ))  or other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Project Management Certificate such as Prince2, PMP, Sure Step or equivalent qualification;
  • Proficiency in Programming, Database querying and Data Analytic skills;
  • Member of Computer Society of Kenya or an equivalent Body;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity upon successful appointment.

TERMS: FIVE (5)-YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Management- SEKU Grade 3 (Formerly Grade 15)

SEKU/ADV/AD/5/4/202

Job Purpose

  • The Director is responsible for providing the overall strategic management of supply chain activities; procurements, contracts, disposal processes, inventory control, asset management and rendering procurement professional advice to the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing procurement policies and strategies such as Procurement procedures that govern procurement operations in the University for consistency and compliance with the institutional requirements.
  • Preparing the procurement budget on an annual basis to ensure allocation of enough resources for the University to run its operations optimally.
  • Advising the senior management on procurement matters that affect the University to ensure adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015.
  • Preparing quarterly and mandatory reports as stipulated in the performance contracting and Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015 to advise management.
  • Allocating work to the junior staff in the department and later on evaluate performance of the subordinates to ensure the procurement staff are accountable for their responsibilities.
  • Overseeing procurement of goods and services from competitive quotations from reputable suppliers by carrying out market surveys, research and effective evaluation to ensure fairness of prices in the market.
  • Preparing and evaluating tender documents to ensure level playing ground for all bidders to have a fair environment to compete for the University tenders.
  • Receiving requisitions for the purchase of goods and services after carrying out proper evaluation of the goods and services to ensure the right quality of products is received and paid for.
  • Overseeing safe custody of procurement records to ensure compliance with the procurement policies and strategies as well as future reference by the management.
  • Controlling stock by ensuring stores are properly utilized and proper stock levels are maintained in order to have desired levels for the University to run its operations effectively.
  • Training and inducting new procurement staff to ensure the right skills are acquired to offer efficient and effective services within the procurement department.
  • Preparing departmental budget to facilitate efficient allocation of resources to carry out its operations.
  • Managing and controlling of the University Procurement plans to ensure compliance to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015.

Requirements for appointment.

  • Be a holder of Masters Degree in Purchasing/Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Business Management or its equivalent from an accredited and recognized university
  • Be a holder of Bachelors Degree in Purchasing/Procurement and Supply Chain Management from an accredited and recognized university or equivalent qualification.

OR

  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management from an accredited and recognized university, with a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from a recognized institution.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of cumulative relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be at management level.
  • Have a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks cumulatively.
  • Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License.
  • Demonstrated high administrative capabilities.
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act 2015.
  • Be computer proficient with detailed understanding of ERP system .
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity upon successful appointment

TERMS: FIVE (5) YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

Driver Grade 13 (Formerly Grade 3)

REF: SEKU/ADV/AD/1/06/2023

Terms of Employment

  • The succesful candidates will be engaged on  Permanent and Pensionable terms

Job Specification
The duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Driving assigned plant/vehicles.
  • Maintaining safety and security of plant/vehicles to minimize pilferage and extend the life span of the plant.
  • Maintaining work ticket.
  • Implementing scheduled maintenance.
  • Updating insurance and other licenses.

Requirements for appointment.

For appointment to this position the candidate must:

  • Possess KCSE – D Plain or its equivalent.
  • Have at least Four (4) years’ experience
  • Have a Driving license A, B, C, E and PSV.
  • Possess certificate of good conduct.
  • Be proficient in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be Computer literate.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.

Method of Application

Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.

All applications should be clearly marked with the reference number of the advertised position and submitted as follows:

Interested applicants should send THREE (3) HARD COPIES of Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (giving details of educational and professional qualifications, age, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address), Academic & Professional certificates and other relevant testimonials, to the address below, quoting clearly the relevant reference number on the envelope.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor,

Administration and Human Resource Management

South Eastern Kenya University

P.O. BOX 170-90200,

KITUI.

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  1. All applications should be sent to the above address by Tuesday, 18th July, 2023.
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. SEKU is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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