Deputy Vice Chancellor at Taita Taveta University (TTU)



Taita Taveta University (TTU) is a young dynamic fully fledged newly chartered public University in Kenya. It is strategically located near Voi Town, about 8 kilometers off the Mombasa-Nairobi highway in Taita Taveta County. It is an Academic Centre of Excellence with a special focus on Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering.

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  1. be a professor or an Associate professor with an earned PhD from a university recognized in Kenya;
  2. have at least eight (8) years hands on academic and research experience at senior level and possess demonstrable capacity for leadership in an academic and/or research institution, having served substantively with demonstrable result at least in the position of Dean/Director of Faculty/School, and/or Deputy Principal of a Constituent University College;
  3. possess an outstanding and internationally recognized scholarship record as evidenced by peer refereed journal publications and university-level books or book chapters;
  4. have demonstrable ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate the administration, finance and planning functions in the University;
  5. possess demonstrable knowledge of and experience in strategic planning and implementation of physical and human resource development functions;
  6. have knowledge of Finance and/or Accounting;
  7. have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization in an academic/research institution;
  • be a registered and active member of professional associations in his/her profession;
  • possess corporate governance skills, interpersonal and communication skills, high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism; and
  • comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya ,2010 on leadership and integrity

Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Vice Chancellor- Administration, Finance and
Planning will include:

  • overseeing development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and appropriate procedures to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in the university;
  • coordinating and advising management on matters relating to labour relations, staff union matters, promotions, discipline, employee services and staff welfare related issues;
  • establishing and maintaining effective workable systems for regular monitoring and evaluation of performance, quality of service, relevance and efficiency of all planning, finance and development units;
  • coordinating the preparation of statutory financial statements and management reports for planning and decision making;
  • coordinating physical infrastructure planning and development as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • overseeing the implementation of the Master Plan and Strategic Plan;
  • coordinating preparation of budget and management of expenditure;
  • providing leadership in the management of the planning and partnership activities of the university;
  • establishing strategic linkages with government/regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions to enhance functional areas of the Division;
  • coordinating the design and implementation of appropriate human resource systems which will attract, develop and retain competitive human resource capital;
  • developing strategies for and coordinating implementation of the university’s income generating projects;
  • coordinating the effective and efficient delivery of catering services, facilities management, staff and student health care services, maintenance and repair of university facilities, and ensuring their compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements; and
  • performing such other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the vice Chancellor


  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) -Taita Taveta University”and delivered to:

    THE SECRETARY/CEO
    Public Service Commission Commission House
    P.O Box 30095-00100NAIROBI.

  6. Online applications may be submitted via email to:

    [email protected]

Closing Date : 28th June, 2021




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