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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAST GROWING INSTITUTION

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following position:

SALES AND MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Reporting to the Director, KU TV & Radio, the Sales and Marketing Executive will: 

Purpose:

1.      To sell TV and Radio advertising space to brands, agencies and other clients managing sales, forecasting revenue and helping the sales and marketing team gain market insights.

2.      Developing sales strategies for all my assigned customers and potential customers.

3.      Selling advertisement on KUTV.

4.      Booking appointments and meeting company heads, to talk to them about Kenyatta University Television.

5.      Assisting in formulation and implementation of long and short-term strategic sales plans for all my accounts within my assigned area.

6.      Track customer complaints and resolve them to the benefit of the customer.

7.      Working closely with our credit department to ensure our terms are met while simultaneously maintaining an appropriate flow of products to customers.

8.      Establishing and maintaining a customer relations database.

9.      Selling events planned by KUTV.

10.  Manage the marketing wing of the sales and marketing department reporting to the section head sales and marketing department.

11.  Overseeing implementation of the Marketing strategy - including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR.

12.  Develop event proposals and concepts that aid in the marketing of the television and generating revenue.

Qualifications:

1.       Bachelor Degree in Marketing or related field from a recognized university

2.      Professional qualification in Marketing or related field

3.      At least two (2) years advertisement sales experience in a similar role, advertising, media selling or TV service

4.      Bachelor Degree in Media or Journalism or Mass Communication with two (2) years marketing experience in a reputable media firm will also be considered.

 

Other Requirements:

1.      A good understanding of media: Radio and TV industry

2.      Ability to work independently and under pressure

3.      Excellent client service, communication and interpersonal skills

4.      Hands-on experience in-market sales and penetration

5.      Proven leadership capability

6.      Good decision making and communication skills

7.      Established conceptual, market modelling and analytical skills

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

Kenyatta University

PO. BOX 43844 – 00100 NAIROBI

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than 

24TH NOVEMBER 2021 

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates will be contacted


 

  1. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER - GRADE 15

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), the Human Resource Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management functions of the University to maximize the strategic use of human capital.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Develop proposals and provide technical guidance on Human Resource policies and strategies for the University within the framework of Industrial and Labor Laws of Kenya as well as international Human Resource Management principles.
  • Ensure planning for all human resources required in the University in collaboration and coordination with other heads of departments.
  • Coordinate all the Human Resource functions within the established policies and procedures.
  • Regularly review the staff establishment and submit recommendations on gaps identified and make necessary adjustments in order to attract and retain competent staff.
  • Perform annual Human Resource audits and provide feedback on progress and achievement of the human resource management programmes, procedures, processes and services to the University Management Board.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a comprehensive framework for effective succession planning management in the University.
  • Spearhead performance management and training function in the University for Staff Career Development.
  • Develop human resource work plans, budgets and departmental procurement plans.
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupation and job positions in the University for proper placement and compensation
  • Liaise with government agencies such as the Public Service Commission, Salaries and Remuneration Commission and Trade Unions to ensure human resource management and relations compliance by the University

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a  registered and recognized institution
  2. For those with Masters Degree with NO Human Resource Management Specialization a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Human Resource Management is a requirement
  3. At least five (5) years’ working experience as a Human Resource Manager or Equivalent in a large organization.
  4. A practicing member of IHRM in good standing, with a current practicing certificate.
  5. Experience in deployment and management of HR Information Management Systems.
  6. Well versed with relevant legislations
  7. Knowledge of professional standards 

Additional Skills / Requirements:

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  1. DIRECTOR, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY TV & RADIO - GRADE 15

Reporting to the Vice –Chancellor, the Director, KU TV & Radio will manage and oversee all work activities at KU TV & Radio.

Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Perform all executive producer roles through planning, co-coordinating and controlling the production and operation of  TV & Radio
  • Managing, directing and evaluating the performance of a team of producers, programmers and designers to follow through the departmental strategy
  • Initiation, formulation and implementation of TV and Radio Programme policies and interpretation of National Policies affecting Programmes.
  • Develop and maintain attractive program schedules to ensure growth and sustainability of audience.
  • Oversee the station’s budget by developing and implementing sales and marketing plans
  • Planning, co-coordinating and controlling the production and operation of TV channels
  • Consistent identification of communication solutions, needs and opportunities for the TV channels
  • Proactively networking with local and international partners to provide a wide spectrum of beneficial working relationships to the University TV &Radio.
  • Participating in high level presentation at Board and Management level and represent KU TV & Radio interests.
  • Prepare periodic reports for management as may be requested from time to time.

Qualifications:

A minimum of Masters Degree in TV Production, Communication, Radio Production or  any other relevant media studies qualification from a  registered and recognized institution with at least five (5) years working experience as a TV Director, Radio Director or Producer or any other comparable position in  print or electronic media 

OR

A Masters Degree in any other area with a HND or Diploma in Media studies from a registered and recognized institution with five (5) years work experience in print or electronic media

  1. Well versed with relevant legislations
  2. Knowledge of professional standards
  3. Must be conversant with contemporary and future trends and dynamics of broadcast media industry
  4. High integrity and ability to work without close supervision

Additional Skills / Requirements:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

 

  1. PENSIONS MANAGER - GRADE 15

Reporting to the Kenyatta University Pension Trustee Board, the Pensions Manager will work together with the Kenyatta University Employee Pension Fund to carry out the following functions.  

            Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To give advice to the University in relation to legislative issues concerning pensions.
  2. Be in charge of management of the University’s pension scheme
  3. Responsible for all statements, advice and information given to employees and members of the pension scheme as required.
  4. Ensure monthly and annual reconciliation of contributions to the pension scheme.
  5. In consultation with the Board of Trustees, make decisions with regard to the running of the Pension Schemes by interpretation of scheme rules, legislation and current practice.
  6. Act as the first stage decision maker for Internal Disputes Resolution and make  appropriate decisions on behalf of the Scheme

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree in Financial Management or any other relevant area from a recognized institution
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option)
  • Holder of CPA (K).
  • At least five (5) years relevant working experience in a similar position in a reputable organization

 

Additional Skills / Requirements: 

  1. Communication skills
  2. Leadership skills
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Analytical skills
  5. Ability to work under pressure

 

  1. CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR -  GRADE 15

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Chief Internal Auditor will work together with the University Management and the University Council Audit Committee to provide internal processes control and risk management.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of implementation policies and procedures that guide the University Internal Audit Functions.
  • Carry out a full audit cycle on University Operation effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable government directives and regulations.
  • Analyze and evaluate reports, data and any other relevant documentation from Finance Department and recommend how procedures and processes can be made more effective.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the yearly Internal Audit plan
  • Provide Management with reports on internal audit activities and engagements, as may be required.
  • Provide quarterly reports to the University Council Audit Committee to facilitate decision making.
  • Carry out investigative audits as may be requested by Management from time to time.
  • Liaise with external auditors in both interim and final audits, for an external opinion of the financial affairs of Kenyatta University.

Qualifications:

  1. Masters’ Degree in Financial Management or any other relevant area from a registered and recognized institution
  2. Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Management or any equivalent from a registered and recognized institution
  3. CPA (K), ACCA or the equivalent qualification
  4. At least five years’ working experience as a Senior Finance Manager in a reputable organization.
  5. Computer literate
  6. Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
  7. Knowledge of Accounting systems
  8. Knowledge of the relevant legislations
  9. Knowledge of professional standards

Additional Skills / Requirements

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must pass the integrity test as required by Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya

The terms for the above position includes a two (2) year performance based renewable contract, a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance. 

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

Kenyatta University

PO. BOX 43844 – 00100 NAIROBI

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than 

11TH NOVEMBER 2021 

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates will be contacted

 

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