Overview

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. MKU is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

 

In pursuit of fulfilling the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is mandated to facilitate and support the Mission operations of the University by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following positions;

Qualification

  • Be a holder of Ph.D. degree from a reputable university;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in similar and related working environment with a recognized institution
  • Have a good understanding of policies and strategies governing higher education in Kenya and in the region;

OR

  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience at a comparable position.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession where applicable;

Key responsibilities also include

  • Work closely with the academic department on a recruitment strategy to improve awareness of University programmes.
  • Prepare summaries of applicants for admission for consideration by the Admission Committee.
  • Ensure compliance to University admission criteria and process in all campuses.
  • Formulation and development of marketing policies in diaspora
  • Formulation of strategies and procedures for marketing policies and strategies in diaspora.
  • Organize student recruitment functions and meetings to create awareness and promote Mount Kenya University in respective country (ies).
  • Incharge of marketing and corporate relations in the countries of coverage.
  • Advice the Directorate of Communication and Corporate Affairs on programmes to be advertised
  • Enhancing the corporate image of the university internationally.
  • Ensure compliance to University admission criteria in countries where student recruitment activities are undertaken
  • Implement the University Service Charter in relation to recruitment matters
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time by the Director Student Recruitment, Admissions and Registration

Requirements

  • Be a holder of Ph.D. degree from a reputable university;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in similar and related working environment with a recognized institution
  • Have a good understanding of policies and strategies governing higher education in Kenya and in the region;

OR

  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience at a comparable position.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession where applicable;
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