Karatina University Job Vacancies-Over 100 Positions

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Karatina University wishes to recruit qualified and interested applicants for the vacant positions listed below:

 

SNO ACADEMIC POSITIONS
       
  Position Grade Reference Number
1. Professor 15 KarU/HR/PROF/2017
2. Associate Professor 14 KarU/HR/APROF/2017
3. Senior Lecturer 13 KarU/HR/SLEC/2017
4. Lecturer 12 KarU/HR/LEC/2017
  NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS
5. Deputy Chief Internal Auditor 14 KarU/HR/DCIA/2017
6. Senior Accountant 13 KarU/HR/SACCT/2017
7. Senior Assistant Registrar 13 KarU/HR/SAR/2017
8. Procurement Officer 12 KarU/HR/PO/2017
9. Medical Officer 12 KarU/HR/MO/2017
10. Librarian I 11 KarU/HR/LIB I/2017
11. Hostels Officer II 11 KarU/HR/HOII/2017
12. Senior Administrative Assistant 11 KarU/HR/SAdmA/2017
13. Assistant Games Tutor II 10 KarU/HR/AGTII/2017
14. Clinical Officer III 9 KarU/HR/COIII/2017
15. Assistant Internal Auditor II 9 KarU/HR/AIAII/2017
16. Administrative Assistant II 9 KarU/HR/AdmAII/2017
17. Senior Technician III 8 KarU/HR/STECIII/2017
18. Senior Cateress I 8 KarU/HR/SCATI/2017
19. Assistant Secretary I 7 KarU/HR/ASECI/2017
20. Technician II 6 KarU/HR/TECHII/2017
21. Security Assistant II 6 KarU/HR/SAII/2017

 

Part Time Lecturers

 

Karatina University also wishes to recruit qualified and interested applicants for the vacant positions of part time Lecturers in the following areas: Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Environmental & Natural Resources, Pure & Applied Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science, Education, Criminology, Political Science, Agriculture & Biotechnology, Food Science & Nutrition and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

 

For information related to job specifications, areas of specialization and general requirements, kindly visit our website www.karu.ac.ke Interested applicants should send the applications quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received on or before Friday 10th November, 2017.

 

Those who had applied earlier need not to re-apply, their applications will be considered alongside the new ones.

 

Karatina University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore applicants of either gender, persons with disability and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENT FOR VACANT POSITIONS

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

  1. JOB TITLE: PROFESSOR– GRADE 15: KarU/HR/PROF/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

  1. Teach and assess courses in one’s discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level

 

  1. Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programmes

 

  • Supervise dissertations/theses at the graduate level

 

  1. Develop undergraduate and postgraduate courses

 

  1. Initiate, promote and participate in research projects and publish

 

  1. Give an inaugural lecture in one’s discipline

 

  • Provide academic leadership through programme development, Mentoring and research

 

  • Provide professional and community services including initiating linkages and fundraising.

 

  1. Carry out administrative and other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

  1. b) A Professor must have:

 

  1. Must have an earned PhD or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from accredited and recognized University;

 

  1. At least three (3) years teaching experience as an Associate Professor or equivalent; and research experience;

 

  • A minimum of sixty (60) equivalent publication points since attaining Associate Professorship or equivalent of which at least forty (40) should be from refereed scholarly journals;

 

  1. Supervised a minimum of five (5) postgraduate students to completion, at least two at doctorial level;

 

  1. Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable);

 

  1. JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR– GRADE – 14: KarU/HR/APROF/2017

 

  1. a) Job Description

 

  1. Teach and assess courses in one’s discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

 

  1. Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programs

 

  • Supervise dissertations/theses at the graduate level.

 

  1. Develop undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

 

  1. Initiate, promote and participate in research projects and publish.

 

  1. Provide academic leadership through programme development, mentoring and research.

 

  • Provide professional and community services and initiate linkages and fundraising.

 

  • Carry out administrative and other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

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  1. An Associate Professor must have:

 

  1. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized university;

 

  1. At least three (3) years teaching experience at the university as a Senior Lecturer; or Senior Researcher / Industrial experience or equivalent;

 

  • A minimum of forty eight (48) publication points as a Senior Lecturer or its equivalent, of which at least thirty (32) should be from refereed scholarly journals;

 

  1. Supervised a minimum of four (4) postgraduate students to completion, including at least one doctoral student;

 

  1. Attracted Research or development funds as a Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow.

 

  1. Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable);

 

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: SENIOR LECTURER– GRADE 13: KarU/HR/SLEC/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

  1. Teach and assess courses in one’s discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level

 

  1. Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programmes

 

  • Supervise dissertations/theses at the graduate level.

 

  1. Develop undergraduate and postgraduate courses

 

  1. Initiate, promote and participate in research projects

 

  1. Participate in academic leadership programmes

 

  • Provide professional and community services and initiate linkages and fundraising.

 

  • Carry out administrative and other duties & responsibilities as may be assigned

 

  1. A Senior Lecturer must have:

 

  1. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree qualification (or a Master’s degree qualification in special cases) in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized University

 

  1. At least three (3) years of teaching experience at University as a Lecturer or six (6) years research / Industrial experience

 

  • A minimum of thirty (32) publication points as a lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty four (24) should be from refereed scholarly journals;

 

  1. Supervised at least three (3) postgraduate students to completion as a Lecturer or equivalent;

 

  1. Registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable);

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. JOB TITLE: LECTURER– GRADE 12: KarU/HR/LEC/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

  1. Teach and assess courses in one’s discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level

 

  1. Supervise undergraduate projects and other experiential learning programmes

 

  • Supervise dissertations/theses at graduate level.

 

  1. Participate in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses

 

  1. Initiate, promote and participate in research projects

 

  1. Provide professional and community services and initiate linkages and fundraising.

 

  • Carry out administrative and other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

 

  1. b) A Lecturer must have:

 

  1. An earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from accredited and recognized university and be registered or registerable with the relevant professional body (where applicable).

 

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A master’s degree in the relevant field form an accredited and recognized university (in special cases) with at least three (3) years teaching experience at university level or in research or in industry; and

 

  1. A minimum of twenty four (24) publication points, of which at least sixteen (16) should be from refereed journal papers; and

 

  • Registered with a relevant professional body (where applicable)

 

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: DEPUTY CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR – GRADE 14: KarU/HR/DCIA/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails overall operations and supervision of audit programmes, ensure correctness and accuracy of accounting records, facts, and reports submitted by auditors. In addition, the officer is expected to ensure maintenance of high audit standards within the department, monitor and review audit work programmes and auditing techniques to match the rapid development in the profession and general supervision of staff in the department including their training and development.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

 

  1. Masters Degree in finance or accounting field from a recognized institution

 

  1. CPA (K)

 

  • Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body

 

  1. At least eleven (11) years relevant work experience, seven (7) of which must have been in a senior position.

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  1. Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. Doctorate degree and CISA qualification is an added advantage

 

 

 

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: SENIOR ACCOUNTANT – GRADE 13: KarU/HR/SACCT/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails; organization and management of accounting units, directing, controlling and coordinating of both routine and non-routine accounting matters. Interpreting financial policies, budgetary control, management accounting and periodic financial returns, staff development and capacity building and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

 

  1. Masters Degree in finance or accounting field from a recognized institution

 

  1. CPA (K)

 

  • At least seven (7) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a senior managerial position.

 

  1. Membership registration with ICPAK or any other relevant professional body

 

  1. Knowledge of Information and Communication Technology

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR – GRADE 13: KarU/HR/ SAR/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and controlling of administrative functions of the various administrative units in the University. In addition, budgeting, procurement, identification of training needs of staff and promotion of staff development and capacity building in the department and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution

 

  1. At least five (5) years relevant post masters work experience and proven performance in a comparable position.

 

  • Knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

 

  1. Should be a person of high integrity

 

  1. Membership with relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

 

 

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NB: To be appointed Senior Assistant Registrar in Personnel/Recruitment department; one must have undertaken a human resource related course either at Bachelors, Postgraduate diploma or Masters Level and be registered with the IHRM (Kenya).

 

 

 

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: PROCUREMENT OFFICER – GRADE 12: KarU/ HR/PO/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails implementation and enforcement of procurement regulations and procedures, procurement planning, preparations of supplies estimates and expenditure, control of supplies vote, keeping record of pre-qualified suppliers, verification and disposal of unserviceable stores, examining of the established stores units to determine the quantities of supplies held and their numerical relationship to bin cards, stock ledgers, computer print outs of stock levels, condition of supplies, operating procedures and documents in use and their conformity with the prescribed regulations. In addition maintain stores catalogue and its contents, advising of any irregularities in supplies procurement and management, staff development and capacity building, secretariat to Procurement committees and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

 

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Master’s Degree in relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

 

  1. At least seven (7) years relevant work experience

 

  • Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. Membership registration with a relevant professional body

 

  1. JOB TITLE: MEDICAL OFFICER – GRADE 12: KarU/HR/ MO/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails provision of medical services to patients and clients in the institution health centre and make follow-up of cases of patients referred to the hospital. In addition, provides staff development and capacity building both formal and informal to other health personnel working under him/her and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specifications/Requirements for Appointment

 

For appointment to the grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from a recognized institution.

 

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  1. Valid registration by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

 

  • At least two (2) years post internship work experience with proven performance

 

  1. Evidence of continuing professional development

 

  1. Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. Current practicing Certificate

 

NB: This employment is a two year contract

 

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: LIBRARIAN I/ SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN I – GRADE 11: KarU/HR/ LIB I/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails management of library and information resources, abstracting and indexing; stock editing; library promotion and use; teaching and conducting research in library and information skills; supervision, staff development and capacity building. In addition provide electronic information and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Bachelors Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution;

 

  1. At least seven (7) years relevant work experience.

 

  • Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

 

  1. Membership registration to a relevant professional body.

 

  1. Masters Degree is an added advantage

 

  1. JOB TITLE: HOSTELS OFFICER II- GRADE 11: KarU/HR/ HOII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Duties and responsibilities of a Hostels Officer II at this level will entail, ensuring high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in all the hostels are maintained; implementing wardens committee decisions on students accommodation; and taking care of the current stores stock levels and initiate re-ordering action. In addition compile relevant reports for action and make monthly returns of students’ bed occupancy returns for management use and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specifications/Requirements for direct appointment

 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

 

  1. Masters Degree in the relevant field or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution.

 

  1. At least five (5) years relevant working experience. Those with Bachelors Degree and eleven (11) years experience may be considered.

 

  • Knowledge of Information and Communication Technology.

 

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  1. JOB TITLE: SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – GRADE 11: KarU/HR/ SAdmA/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails doing general administrative duties at Schools, Academic and Administrative Division of the University where an employee will be exposed to broad administrative duties, general staff matters and coordination of University functions. In addition, administration of students records, supervision of staff, assisting the Dean/ Director or Dean of Students in day to day running of students affairs, examination matters, secretariat to various committees, ascertain fees collection, admission of students, preparation of senate documents, participation in various functions of the university: graduation, shows, exhibitions and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specifications/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade a Candidate must have:-

 

  1. Masters Degree in a relevant field

 

  1. Relevant Postgraduate or Professional qualification in management

 

  • At least Three (3) years relevant experience with proven performance

 

  1. Knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

 

  1. JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT GAMES TUTOR II/ SPORTS OFFICER II – GRADE 10: KarU/HR/ AGTII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails coaching various sports activities, taking charge of all sports equipment and facilities, officiating various games and sports activities, responsible for students going for external fixtures, popularizing sports and games activities among students, conducting specialized training, designing and implementing income generating units and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Bachelors Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution

 

  1. At least eleven (11) years relevant work experience

 

  • Physical and mental fitness

 

  1. Good knowledge of Information Communications Technology

 

  1. Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution is an added advantage

 

 

 

 

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  1. JOB TITLE: CLINICAL OFFICER III – GRADE 9: KarU/ HR/COIII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails management of clinical services at the University clinics, examining, diagnosing and treating patients at the University and referring them where appropriate to the specialists and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specifications/Requirements for Appointment

 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution

 

  1. At least two (2) years relevant work experience

 

  • Valid registration certificate with the relevant professional body

 

  1. Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT INTERNAL AUDITOR II – GRADE 9: KarU/HR/AIAII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails checking the accuracy of revenue received and verifying banking of the same, examining petty cash payments to ascertain proper authorization, payroll vouching and verifying creditors, preparation of departmental budget, verification of purchases against budgets, physical verification of stocks, writing preliminary audit reports, audit checks, examining all books of accounts to ascertain that transactions have been made in accordance with the regulations and vouch their accuracy and propriety;, carrying out the audit of records of functional departments. In addition, undertake a set of audit assignments under the overall direction of an audit team leader and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirement for Direct Appointment

 

To be appointed to this grade, a candidate must have;

 

  1. Bachelor degree in finance or accounting field with CPA part III

 

  1. At least three (3) years relevant work experience.

 

  • Knowledge of Information and Communication Technology

 

  1. Membership of professional body an added advantage

 

  1. JOB TITLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II – GRADE 9: KarU/HR/AdmAII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails doing general administrative duties under the guidance of a more experienced employee at Schools, Academic and Administrative Division of the University where an employee will be exposed to broad administrative duties. In addition, administration of students’ records, supervision of staff, assisting the dean/

 

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Director or Dean of Students in day to day running of students affairs, examination matters, secretariat to various committees, ascertain fees collection, admission of students, preparation of senate documents and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specifications/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Bachelors Degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution

 

  1. At least four (4) years relevant work experience

 

  • Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. Postgraduate or Professional qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage

 

  1. JOB TITLE: SENIOR TECHNICIAN III – GRADE 8: KarU/HR/STECIII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails: supervising Technologists, collection and preparation of teaching and research materials, preparation of tools, equipment and machines; obtaining and setting of equipment for practical and demonstrations; ensuring safe keeping and disposal of waste. In addition, will assist teaching staff and students in carrying out various laboratory/workshop and field activities and carrying out basic routine analysis in any relevant discipline in the laboratory/workshop, carrying out basic maintenance of laboratory/workshop equipment; and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification /Requirements for Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

 

  1. Higher National Diploma in a relevant field or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

 

  1. At least six (6) years relevant laboratory/Workshop working experience.

 

  • Knowledge in information communication technology

 

  1. First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety Training

 

  1. Bachelors Degree is an added advantage

 

 

 

  1. JOB TITLE: SENIOR CATERESS I – GRADE 8: KarU/HR/ SCATI/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Cateress services at this level will involve efficient and proper organization and management of catering services, control of stock and inventory and supervision of catering services in the kitchens and dining halls. The employee will also be responsible

 

 

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for the supervision and induction of catering staff working under him/her and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specifications/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Bachelors Degree from a recognized institution in the relevant field

 

  1. Have three (3) years post qualification relevant work experience

 

  • Certificate in First Aid

 

  1. Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT SECRETARY I – GRADE 7 : KarU/HR/ASECI/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails taking shorthand and transcribing; typing from drafts or recordings from dictating machines and operating other related machines; telephone communication; handling mails and writing simple routine correspondences; appointments, public relations, taking charge of documents and files, including confidential materials; reception duties, supervision and guidance of staff, handling inventory and petty cash, and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Advanced Secretarial Certificate (Stage III)/Diploma in Secretarial from Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) or its equivalent from a recognized examining body.

 

  1. Typewriting III (50/60 wpm)

 

  • Shorthand III (100 wpm)

 

  1. Business English III

 

  1. Commerce II

 

  1. Office Practice II

 

  • Secretarial Studies II

 

  • Office Management III

 

  1. At least three (3) years work experience

 

  1. Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

 

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade of at least C-(Minus) or its equivalent.

 

  • Higher National Diploma as an added advantage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. JOB TITLE: TECHNICIAN II – GRADE 6: Karu/HR/TECII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level will entail: cleaning of glassware and apparatus for teaching and research; dusting of all equipment, machines and tools used for teaching and research; ensuring the storage of chemicals and materials in clean, well labeled shelves and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification for Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

 

  1. A diploma or its equivalent in a relevant field from a recognized institution

 

  1. At least seven (7) years relevant work experience in a relevant field

 

  • Knowledge of Information Communication Technology

 

  1. Higher National Diploma in relevant field is an added advantage

 

  1. JOB TITLE: SECURITY ASSISTANT II– GRADE 6: KarU/HR/SAII/2017

 

  1. Job Description

 

Work at this level entails General Security duties; Patrol; prevention and detection of crime; and crime offenders; Mastering dogs; Preserving the scenes of crime, initial

 

investigation in area of supervision; Investigating crimes; supervision of attendants/checkers; Issue the attendants/checkers with instructions/ briefs during parade; Ensuring that handing and taking over duties is carried out and signed by both incoming and outgoing attendants/checkers; and Conveying information and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

 

  1. Job Specification/Requirements for Direct Appointment

 

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

 

  1. Diploma in a security related field from a recognized institution

 

  1. Worked in disciplined/uniformed forces as a corporal for at least five (5) years.

 

  • A clean record of discharge from the uniformed forces

 

  1. Physical and mental fitness

 

  1. Current Certificate of good conduct

 

  1. Computer literacy

 

vii) A clean record of discharge from the uniformed forces

 

  • Has acquired skills and knowledge in fire fighting and rescue or fire prevention and protection

 

  1. First Aid training.

 

  1. Valid driving license is an added advantage

 

  1. Demonstrate outstanding administrative ability in controlling security attendants

 

 

 

 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

 

The successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the existing Terms and Conditions of Service.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

 

Applicants must submit two (2) copies of applications giving details of their educational and professional qualifications, age, detailed work experience, present, post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address. Enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae and a copy of the most recent pay slip.

 

In addition, applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned, in separate sealed envelopes. Interested applicants should send the applications to the address below, quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received on or before Friday, 10th November, 2017.

 

The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

 

P.O. Box 1957- 10101

KARATINA

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.