Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meru University College of Science and Technology Job Vacancies

Academic Positions

Meru University College of Science and Technology, a constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology wishes to fill the academic positions in the following departments;

(i) Computer Science and Information Technology,

(ii) Commerce.

General Requirements.

Senior Lecturer - MUCST/ACA/01

Applicant must have a PhD plus at least three years of teaching/research at University as a lecturer/research fellow. In addition, the candidate must have published at least three papers in refereed journals or one University level book since her/his last appointment.

Applicant must demonstrate ability to supervise postgraduate students

A successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, to initiate and implement research and extension projects.

Lecturer-MUCST/ACA/02

An applicant must have either a PhD in the relevant field or a Masters degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree plus two years of University teaching or research experience and at least three papers in a refereed journal. Successful candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research and supervise undergraduate students.

Assistant Lecturer - MUCST/ACA/03

Must have a Masters degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree plus two years of University teaching or research experience. Successful candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research and supervise undergraduate students.

Library

Senior Librarian Grade 13 - MUCST/LIB/01

An applicant must possess M.A/M Sc. in Library/Information Science and 5 years experience in a University/research library in grade 12 or equivalent or be a holder of PhD in Library/ information Science. In both cases he/she must have experience in ICT application in academic/research library environment. They must also have experience in management of library operations.

Successful candidate will undertake a variety of library work including spearheading development of loan systems, managing library staff, building the stock and arranging for access to e-resources.

Library Attendant Grade5/6 - MUCST/LIB/02

A candidate must have a good KCSE Certificate, hold a Diploma in Information Science and have at least 2 years working experience in a busy organization. Successful candidate will be assigned operational duties in the library.

Procurement Department

Assistant Procurement Officer- Grade 8 - MUCST/PRC/01

A candidate must have either

(i) a Bachelor's degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or

(ii) a Bachelor's degree in Commerce or Economics plus a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management, or

(iii) other equivalent qualifications.

In addition, a candidate must have at least 3 years experience in procurement.

Duties of successful candidate will include the following:

  • Receive requisition for users for purchase of goods and services and confirm correct specification and deliveries requested;
  • obtain quotation or tenders from suppliers, evaluate them and seek approvals;
  • place orders or arrange for confronts,
  • monitor deliveries and ensure that original terms have been adhered to.
Procurement Assistant II/Stores Assistant II Grade 7 - MUCST/PRC/02

An applicant should be a holder of a good KCE/KCSE Certificate and also have a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from a University or should have completed the final stage of a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Government Training Institute or the final stage of Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supplies and also have a minimum of three years experience in a busy procurement/supplies/stores department.

Senior Store Clerks Grade 5 - MUCST/PRC/03

An applicant should be a holder of a good KCE/KCSE Certificate, and an Advanced Certificate in Purchasing and Supplies Management from a recognized institution and have at least 3 years experience in a busy store.

Dean of Students Office

Students Counselor Grade 12 - MUCST/DSO/01

A candidate should be a holder of a Masters degree in counseling or Education Psychology from a recognized university with at least four (4) years work experience in counseling students in a University or comparable Institution. Successful candidates will be responsible for counseling students and staff with social, psychological or health related problems.

Finance

Senior Accountant Grade 13 - MUCST/FIN/01

A candidate must have either (i) a Masters degree in accounting and be CPA (K) or (ii) an MBA plus CPA (K) and in both cases have at least five years working experience in Grade 12. Successful candidate will be in charge of financial accounting.

Assistant Internal Auditor Grade 8 - MUCST/FIN/02

A candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Accounting option), be a Certified Public Accountant in Kenya (CPA(K)), have at least 3 years experience in a similar position, and be familiar with Kenya Government's procurement and Audit policies and practice.

Successful candidate will be required to undertake a variety of auditing work including

(i) carrying out regular audits to ensure compliance with approved management policies, procedures and control system,

(ii) reviewing and recommending sound internal control systems,

(iii) carry out special audit assignments and investigations,

(iv) developing and reviewing of audit manuals,

(v) preparation of audit plans.

Assistant Accountant I &II Grade 7/8 -MUCST/FIN/03

A candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Accounting option), be a Certified Public Accountant in Kenya (CPA(K)), have at least five (5) years experience in a similar position, and be familiar with Kenya Government's procurement and Audit policies and practice.

Account Assistant II Grade 6 - MUCST/FIN/04

An applicant should be a holder of a good KCE/KCSE Certificate and should have CPA part 2 Section 4, and have at least five (5) years experience at the level of Grade 5.

Assistant Accounting I Grade 5 - MUCST/FIN/05

An applicant should be a holder of a good KCE/KCSE Certificate and should have CPA part 2 Section 3, and have at least five (5) years experience at the level of grade 4.

Administration

Senior Assistant Registrar (Human Resource Officer) Grade 13 -MUCST/ADM/01

A candidate must be a holder of a Masters degree plus a Bachelor's degree from a recognized University with a strong bias in human resource management with at least six years relevant experience, in a University or comparable organization. A law qualification will be an added advantage. Successful candidate will be responsible for general administration of staff affairs including staff recruitment, development, and training and other personnel duties.

Senior Assistant Registrar Grade 13 MUCST/ADM/03

Applicants should be holders of a Masters degree from a recognized University in Management or related discipline, with a minimum of five (5) years experience at the level of Assistant Registrar or equivalent position in a large educational Institution. The ideal candidates should have thorough knowledge of the administrative procedures of universities. They must demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to supervise staff in the section/ department. Proficiency in Information Technology is mandatory.

Assistant Registrar Grade 12 - MUCST/ADM/03

Applicants should be holders of a Master Degree from a recognized university in Management or related disciplines, with at least three (3) years working experience gained in the University or large educational institution. Or a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five (5) years working experience at the level of Grade 10/11 or equivalent.

Senior Administrative Assistant Grade 9/10 - MUCST/ADM/04

Applicants should be holders of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University and at least five (5) years relevant working experience in University administration or a large educational institution at the level of Administrative Assistant.

Administrative Assistant Grade 8 - MUCST/ADM/05

Applicants should have at least a Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Administration or equivalent from recognized University. The applicants must have worked for at least three (3) years in a large organization preferably in Institution of Higher learning. Knowledge of computer systems, computer applications and project management will be an added advantage.

Catering

Senior Cateress Grade 10 -MUCST/CAT/01

Applicants should be holders of a degree in hotel management, candidates will be required to have at least five (5) years experience at level of grade 8.

Technical Grades, Computer & IT Departments

Senior Technician Grade 10 - MUCST/TEC/01

An applicant should be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science.

In addition, the applicant should have at least three (3) years of relevant work experience as a technician in a University or equivalent research institution.

Applicant must have good working knowledge in and experience in hardware, networking software, Linux, managing servers, knowledge in wireless communication devices, and major PC applications. CISCO certification will be an added advantage.

The successful candidate will be involved in planning, preparing and implementing practical/laboratory classes and research projects for both undergraduate students under guidance of academic members of staff in their respective departments.

Senior Technician Grade 8 - MUCST/TEC/02

An applicant should be a holder of Higher Diploma (or it equivalent) in Computer studies from a recognized post-secondary institution. In addition, the applicant should have at least two (2) years of relevant work experience as an assistant technician or technician in a University or equivalent research institution.

Applicant must have good working knowledge in wireless communication devices, and major PC applications. CISCO certification will be an added advantage.

The successful candidate will be involved in planning, preparing and implementing practical/laboratory exercises for undergraduate and diploma students.

Technician Grade 5/6 - MUCST/TEC/03

An applicant must possess good KCSE/KCE academic certificate, be a holder of an ordinary diploma in information technology or Computer studies, and have three years experience as a technician.

A candidate should also have working knowledge of ICT applications. A successful candidate should be able to operate and maintain computer hardware and software and assist in student laboratory and research work.

Terms of Service

Appointments will be offered on Permanent and Pensionable Terms subject to successful completion of probation. Appointments on contract terms are also possible. Benefits include: A contributory pension scheme or payment of gratuity for those on contract terms, non-contributory medical scheme, generous housing allowance and paid leave among others.

Salary Scales in Kshs Per Month
  • Senior Lecturer: KShs.57,600 x 3,600 - KShs.86,400 per month.
  • Lecturer/Research Fellow: KShs.50,400 x 3,150 - KShs.75,600 per month.
  • Assistant Lecturer: KShs.38,400 x 2,400 - KShs.75,600 per month.
  • Senior Assistant Registrar/Senior Accountant/Senior Internal Auditor Grade 13 KShs.60,214 x 2,003 - 66,223 x 2,273 - 75,315 x 2,550 - 80,415 per month.
  • Assistant Registrar/Accountant/Students Counselor Grade 12. KShs.52,931 x 1,760 - 58,211 x 2,003 - 66,223 x 2,273 - 70,769 per month.
Application Procedure

Interested and suitable candidates should forward their applications enclosing copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of telephone contact, e-mail address, current position remuneration, names and contact of three referees to the address indicated below so as to reach him not later than Tuesday 14th April, 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Principal,
Meru University College of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 972-60200,
Meru.

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