Rongo University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) (ASA) Job Vacancy in Kenya

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 35(1)(a) (v) of the Universities Act, 2012 amended through Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act No. 18 of 2018, the Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the following vacant positions.


Basic Salary: - Ksh. 336, 478 – Ksh.521, 502 p.m.
House Allowance: - Ksh. 82, 704 p.m.
Leave Allowance: - As Provided by the University
Medical Cover & Other Allowances: - As provided by the University
Terms of Service: -Five (5) years contract, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance
Location: - Main Campus, Rongo

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • be a Professor or Associate Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate Degree or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least nine (9) years of progressive experience in a senior university leadership / management position such as Dean / Director, Deputy Principal/Principal of a Constituent College/Deputy Vice-Chancellor;
  • have thorough knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • have a good understanding 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;
  • be a recognized scholar as evidenced by the number of successfully supervised postgraduate students, attracted research grants/awards, recent publications in internationally recognized journals and university level books;be familiar with national, regional and global trends in higher education;
  • demonstrate proven experience in policy making, strategic planning, developing and implementation of relevant and quality market driven academic programmes;institutional linkages and strategic management for the promotion of scholarship;
  • have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • be a registered member and demonstrate active involvement in professional associations;
  • demonstrate ability in networking, fundraising, resource mobilization and fund management;
  • have a good track record of successful change management;
  • meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution; and 
  • be of highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability and professionalism, teamwork and stewardship, and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

Core Competencies

The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of the
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs):

  • ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  • be a visionary and result oriented thinker;
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication including ICT skills;
  • capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines; and
  • firm, fair, accountable and transparent management style

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) will be one of the Principal Assistants to the Vice Chancellor, the head of the Academic and Student Affairs Division of the University and will be responsible for the management of academic and student matters in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the university’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will include:-

  • delivering university teaching which includes inter alia planning for academic programs, preparation of syllabi and their regulations, timetables, examinations, certificates and transcripts, graduation, library services, students’ attachment and training of Academic staff;
  • delivering university training and research strategy through effective management of research and extension services;
  • coordination of students affairs which include admissions and records, student welfare (recreational, sports and games), catering and accommodation services, counseling and discipline;
  • managing academic support services which include library services, coordination of the allocation of resources for academic purposes and safety in teaching areas;
  • development and implementation of academic policies of the university in accordance with the university’s Master Plan and Strategic plans;
  • working closely with the other Deputy Vice Chancellor on academic staff appraisals, development, training and research;
  • advising the university Senate in the development of academic programmes in conformity with ethical standards and legally recognized professional bodies;
  • providing secretariat to the Senate and its relevant committees on academic matters;
  • providing secretariat for the Honorary Degrees Committee of Council; and
  • carrying out such other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the ViceChancellor from time to time.

“Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) – Rongo University;

Public Service Commission
4th Floor Commission House
Off Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30095-00100

6. Online applications may be submitted via email to:

All applications should reach the Public Service Commission on or before 30th May, 2022 latest 5.00 p.m. (East African Time).