Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Planning and Finance) – (1) Post at Machakos University

Application Ends: March 20, 2023
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Job Description

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a Professor or Associate Professor for at least three (3) years and holder of an earned Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least six (6) years administrative experience at a senior level in a university leadership/management position such as Dean/Director, Deputy Principal/Principal of a Constituent College/Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
  • be a recognized scholar as evidenced by the number of postgraduate students supervision and publications, research grants, recent publications;
  • demonstrate thorough understanding of Kenya’s governance and business processes for the enrichment of the University’s ability to contribute significantly to national development and achievement of Vision 2030;
  • be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education;
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • have thorough knowledge of Governance structures, Government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning and Vision 2030, human resource management; thorough public finance management: budgeting, procurement and asset disposal legal requirements, further supported by relevant trainings and certificates;
  • have demonstrated management capacity including knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act No. 18 of 2012, the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act No. 33 of 2015 and Strategic People Management;
  • have a demonstrable experience in transformative leadership;
  • show evidence of having dealt with human resource matters;
  • possess vast experience in decision making in finance, supported by relevant testimonials;
  • demonstrate experience in policy making in finance, strategic planning and development;
  • have thorough knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • be a registered member and demonstrate active involvement in professional associations;
  • have proven ability to coordinate and network with development partners in fundraising, fund management, mobilizing resources for sustainable growth and development of the University;
  • have a good track record of successful change management; and
  • meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Method of Application

The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;

  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:
  • National Identity Card;
  • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts; 
  • Any other supporting documents and testimonials; and
  • Recommendations from relevant professional bodies and associations.
  • Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address below within the application deadline.


  • Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;
  • All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents;
  • Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
  • The Curriculum Vitae should include information on academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership of professional association, linkages and community service, email address and telephone contacts;
  • Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked: 

“Application for the Position of Vice Chancellor – Machakos University’’
“Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Planning and Finance) – Machakos University” and delivered to:

Public Service Commission
Commission House
P.O Box 30095-00100

Online applications may be submitted via email to:
All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 20th March, 2023 latest by 5.00 p. m (East African Time)