Rongo University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) (AFP) 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;
  • be familiar with current national, regional and global trends in provision of higher education;
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • have thorough knowledge of governance, government financial and fiscal policies, strategic planning, public finance management, human resource management, budgeting process, procurement laws, infrastructural development and governing laws, further supported by relevant trainings and certificates;
  • how evidence of having dealt with human resource matters;
  • possess vast experience in decision making in finance and supported by relevant testimonials;
  • be a recognized scholar as evidenced by the number of postgraduate students supervision and publications, research grants, recent publications;
  • demonstrate experience in policy making in finance, strategic planning and development;
  • have good track record of change management;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Core Competencies

The following core competencies and skills will be required for this position.

  • 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 skills;
  • capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • have firm, fair, accountable and transparent management style;
  • evidence of resource mobilization and attracting grants from reputable donors

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) will be one of the Principal Assistants to the Vice Chancellor, the head of the Administration, Finance and Planning Division of the University and will be responsible for the management of physical and financial resources, infrastructural and development matters in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the university’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will include:-

  • organizing and directing the financial matters of the university;
  • carrying out the day-to-day business of the division;
  • developing of and recommending to the Council the long term university finance strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets, and establishing proper internal monitoring and control procedures;
  • coordinating and preparing business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration by council;
  • ensuring that there is effective communication between the division, university management and Council on finance and development matters;
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;
  • ensuring compliance with the laws of the country and government regulations;
  • coordination, development and implementation of sound financial, administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the strategic objectives of the university in accordance with the university Master Plan and Strategic Plan and to ensure efficient performance and delivery of service in the university;
  • organizing and directing the administration and financial aspects of the university;
  • maintaining efficiency and good order of the university and ensuring proper enforcement of the statutes and regulations;
  • providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of finance, human resources, planning, infrastructural development and community linkages;
  • coordinating the design and implementation of appropriate human resource system which will attract, develop and retain competitive human resource capital;
  • providing guidance to the Vice-Chancellor and the Management Board on the human resource, procurement, policy formulation, legal services, planning, ICT and financial matters regarding the university; and  performing other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.


  1. The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Commission’s website;
  2. 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.
  3. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address below within the application deadline.


  1. Candidates may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications;
  2. 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;
  3. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the online application;
  4. 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;
  5. Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:

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

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).