Job Openings at Umma University

Computer Science/Lecturer - Grade 16 at Umma University, Job Openings at Umma University

Job Openings at Umma University,

Job Openings at Umma University

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Job Openings at Umma University

Umma University is an established university in Kenya accredited by the Commission for University Education. The University has two campuses; Thika and Kajiado. Umma University offers courses in Computer Science, Nursing (Direct Entry and Upgrading), Business Management, Information and Communication Technology, Islamic Sharia, Islamic Banking & Finance.

Computer Science/Lecturer – Grade 16

UALIFICATION FOR LECTURERS  (1) POSTS.

  • Must have master’s degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or related areas from accredited and recognized university.
  • A Doctorate in Computer Science / Information Technology is an added advantage.
  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Three years’ teaching experience and able to demonstrate experience in Facilitating learning and lecturing in in Computer Science/Information Technology/Software Engineering/ Informatics
  • A minimum of twenty-four (24) publication points of which at least sixteen (16) should be from referred journal papers.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials.
  • Design, prepare and develop courses, modules and teaching materials.
  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research.
  • Assess students’ coursework.
  • Set, mark and moderate examinations and assessments.

Computer Science/Tutorial Fellow- Grade 15

QUALIFICATION FOR TUTORIAL FELLOW

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or related areas from accredited and recognized university.
  • PhD Registration will be an added advantage
  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • They must be registered or registrable with the relevant professional body.
  • A minimum of twenty-four (24) publication points of which at least sixteen (16) should be from referred journal papers.
  • Teaching experience and ability to demonstrate experience in Facilitating learning and lecturing in in Computer Science/Information Technology/Software Engineering/ Informatics is an added advantage.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials.
  • Design, prepare and develop courses, modules and teaching materials.
  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research.
  • Assess students’ coursework.
  • Set, mark and moderate examinations and assessments.

Academic Affairs/Time Tabling Officer – Grade 14

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR TIMETABLING OFFICER (1) POST

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with timetabling databases
  • Having worked within higher Education & Experience of office Administration
  • Advanced level of MS office and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver a high quality exam timetable to all students and academic staff across designated schools and services by proactively understanding their timetable requirements and making sure they fit with the overall University timetable plan.
  • To lead regular meetings with Dean’s/COD’s, programme leaders and academics collating information and advising and guiding colleague’s through the timetable procedures and scheduling processes.
  • Be the first point of contact for all allocated schools and services timetable and room bookings across the University. Responding to queries making sure issues are dealt with in a timely manner keeping customers informed of progress and escalating issues where resolution cannot be found.
  • To lead on collating data from various sources to input, analyze and manipulate data to produce a quality timetable (Student system, Timetabling system, room bookings and Schools).
  • As a business partner for allocated schools liaise and negotiate with senior academic members of staff regarding time table changes and requests often under pressure and within stressful situations.
  • To lead and analyze detailed reports based on forecasts, student enrolment and programme structures. Analytical and judgement skills are required to make decisions based on best fit for students whilst dealing with complexed and confidential information.
  • To develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of their school and programmes whilst understanding the Timetabling and student system.
  • Ensure accurate record and data entry onto all systems, as required by management to enable accurate and full reporting.
  • To support ARSA/Timetabling managers in the scheduling stage of the timetable.
  • To manage and organize their schools data, making sure deadlines of key milestones are met.
  • As required deal with the wider general room bookings requests making sure that these are dealt with efficiently and effectively and run seamlessly with the timetable operation keeping the timetable manager aware of major issues and concerns. .
  • Liaise with external venues regarding possible room bookings arrangements keeping line managers informed and seeking their approval to proceed when campus facilities are not available.
  • Contribute to enhancing the student experience and outcomes by working with University wide colleagues to create a student driven timetable.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor

School of Education/Senior Lecturer – Grade 17

QUALIFICATION FOR SENIOR LECTURERS (1) POST.

  • A Doctorate in related areas from accredited and recognized university.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience as lecturer or six (6) years research/industry experience
  • A minimum of thirty-two (32) equivalent publication points as a lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty-four (24) should be from referred scholarly journal.
  • Supervised a minimum of three (3) postgraduate students to completion as a lecturer or equivalent.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials.
  • Design, prepare and develop courses, modules and teaching materials.
  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research.
  • Assess students’ coursework.
  • Set, mark and moderate examinations and assessments.

Computer Science/Senior Lecturer – Grade 17

QUALIFICATION FOR SENIOR LECTURERS (1) POST.

  • A Doctorate in Computer Science / Information Technology or related areas from accredited and recognized university.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience as lecturer or six (6) years research/industry experience
  • A minimum of thirty-two (32) equivalent publication points as a lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty-four (24) should be from referred scholarly journal.
  • Supervised a minimum of three (3) postgraduate students to completion as a lecturer or equivalent.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials.
  • Design, prepare and develop courses, modules and teaching materials.
  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research.
  • Assess students’ coursework.
  • Set, mark and moderate examinations and assessments.

Department of Business Studies/Senior Lecturer – Grade 17

QUALIFICATION FOR SENIOR LECTURERS (1) POST.

  • A Doctorate in related areas from accredited and recognized university.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience as lecturer or six (6) years research/industry experience
  • A minimum of thirty-two (32) equivalent publication points as a lecturer or equivalent, of which at least twenty-four (24) should be from referred scholarly journal.
  • Supervised a minimum of three (3) postgraduate students to completion as a lecturer or equivalent.
  • Registered with the relevant professional body.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials.
  • Design, prepare and develop courses, modules and teaching materials.
  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research.
  • Assess students’ coursework.
  • Set, mark and moderate examinations and assessments.

Information & Communication Technology Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Computer Science from a recognized institution
  • CCNA, CCNP, CISSP or Project Management
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Computer Science, Information systems/technology, or equivalent qualification from a         recognized institution.
  • At least ten (10) years’ work experience, four (4) of which must be in a relevant field at supervisory/management     level
  • Membership certificate to a relevant professional body;
  • Certificate in a leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution of Kenya

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Develop, implement and periodically review the Board’s ICT Strategy;
  • Formulate, manage and control the planning and budgeting for the Board’s ICT services;
  • Develop and manage the department’s annual work plan and budget;
  • Oversee performance management in the division; recruitment, setting performance targets, supervision, scheduling, development, appraisal and disciplinary actions;
  • Provide professional advice to the Board on ICT matters as appropriate;
  • Ensure ICT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning processes are in place and are regularly reviewed;
  • Develop and implement ICT policies and procedures relating to ICT services, including distribution, security, disaster recovery, standards and service provision;
  • Liaise with users to ensure that information processing needs are met;
  • Review and evaluate feasibility studies and reports for implementation;
  • Liaise with heads of departments in developing and implementing change management initiatives;
  • Develop the talents and ensure continuous staff training to guarantee delivery of efficient ICT services at the Board;
  • Ensure newly acquired ICT equipment meet the best specifications as per the latest technology in the market;
  • Work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to deliver ICT solutions that efficiently and effectively enhance the Board’s capability;
  • Oversee ICT special projects, including planning, scheduling, managing and progress reporting;
  • Oversee the implementation of the NG-CDF Management Information System (MIS), and other ICT solutions in the Board; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Systems Librarian

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science with IT/ICT Option
  • Master’s Degree will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Systems Librarian in a University Library;
  • Must be a member of a relevant Professional Body;
  • Minimum of one article in a peer reviewed journal;
  • Thorough knowledge of the applications of computer technology to library operation;
  • Hands-on knowledge on use of Library Management Systems;
  • Familiarity with standards appropriate to library applications such as MARC21 (machine readable cataloguing), HTML, Z39.50, etc;
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically, analyze problems, develop and implement creative solutions;
  • Ability to be a creative leader committed to the exploration, design and implementation of innovative digital library collections and services;
  • Ability to analyze various software packages and hardware configurations to determine which will meet the demands of the organization;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to work effectively with teams, committees, and working groups;
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, oral (make effective oral presentations) and written communication skills;
  • Ability to prepare instructional and procedural materials/manuals for staff use of the Library System’s automated resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing ICT Resources in the University library;
  • Assists in the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures, particularly in the area of systems development.
  • A desire to explore new technologies as needed and keep abreast of new developments in information systems technology.
  • Establish long term needs for information systems, and plan strategy for developing systems and acquiring hardware to meet application needs.
  • Work with ICT Department on user problems related to personal computer (desktop computers), network infrastructure, and related equipment.
  • Coordinate and conduct staff training for development of skills in the use of automated systems and computer-based products and services.
  • Concurrently manage multiple projects, administer systems, troubleshoot computing problems, plan and manage change in the library’s computing environment and act as liaison with other information technology professionals.
  • Ensure automation of services in the University Libraries;
  • Ensure all library automation is compliant with library specific standards;
  • Provide support in the use of electronic sources;
  • Ability to develop web related applications to create personal or library web pages and content and ensure its proper management;
  • Provide online searching using the internet;
  • Manage Operating Systems;
  • Design and realization of bibliographic databases;
  • Database Management and operations;
  • Provide Information Literacy programs;
  • Manage the functions of computing, network and systems, support services;
  • Monthly reports, grants, and prepare budget requests regarding information technology in the library.
  • Supervise implementation of Systems in the Library;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, outside vendors, division staff, and representatives of other departments.
  • Communicate regularly and negotiate with System Vendors;
  • Attend relevant meetings;
  • Ensure proper planning and management of Information Systems development;
  • Designing and realization of electronic information sources and databases;
  • Control and manage ICT resources in the Library;
  • Prepare Systems Reports and Statistics;
  • Mann and ensure security of the equipment in the Digital Library;
  • Retain inventory records of library hardware and software;
  • Provide effective management and control over library computer hardware and software installations and operations;
  • Ensure confidentiality and reliability of organizational data, proprietary information, and intellectual property;
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Library Assistant

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma in Library and Information Science from a recognized institution;
  • At least 3 years working experience in an established and automated Academic Library;
  • Candidates with Hands-on knowledge in the use of Library Management Systems will be strongly favored;
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to use electronic databases;
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must possess good organizational and effective problem-solving skills;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Must be able to give attention to detail;
  • Must be able to work under minimum supervision;
  • Membership to a relevant Professional Association

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist students, Faculty, staff and administrators in accessing reliable, accurate information through a variety of avenues
  • Provide information literacy instruction designed to support self-directed, self-sufficient learning in a variety of settings and in a variety of instructional modalities;
  • Assist users on the use of catalogues and retrieval of information from the library collection;
  • Issuing library information materials to and receiving returned library information materials from  the library patrons;
  • Sort publications, books and other literary items and return them to their proper shelves and storage areas;
  • Set up new accounts for patrons;
  • Maintain library equipment in proper working order;
  • Maintain records of new and used items received, issued, stored and returned, and file according to library system;
  • Ensure implementation of library policies;
  • Keep up regular communication with supervisors regarding changes, and seek streamline processes where appropriate;
  • Generate reports on a monthly basis;
  • Open and close library following normal business hours;
  • Secure library equipment;
  • Deal with problem or disruptive patrons, or refer them to the Administration;
  • Ensuring book shelves are tidy;
  • Ensuring library seats are well arranged in their proper reading desks/tables;
  • Participate in Community Service;
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Computer Lab Technician

MINIMUM QUALIFI­CATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCES:

  • Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or its equivalent;
  • Should have at least one (1) year experience as a Computer Lab Technician;
  • Hardware certification course such as A+.CCT, Server+;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must be a person of integrity; morally upright and mature;
  • Must be able to work under minimum supervision;
  • He/she should be flexible and adaptable enough to work in a multicultural environment

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure lab accessibility by lecturers and students;
  • Undertake regular proactive maintenance of computers and other accessories;
  • Maintain a daily log-in-log-out register of who uses the lab;
  • Install and maintain an up-to-date software in the labs;
  • Implement any changes as may be advised by the HoD;
  • Implement and maintain network and Internet connection;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the HoD.

Swimming Instructor

QUALIFICATION

  • Lifeguard Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution
  • First Aid Certification
  • Creativity for swimming lessons
  • Previous experience in participation in KSF (Kenya Swimming Federation) events will be an added advantage
  • Experience in coaching a swim team is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years of lifeguard experience
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and good communication skills

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide swimming lessons to students and others.
  • Open the pool each day and close it down each evening, depending on schedule and hours
  • Treat the pool with appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule, test the pH and chlorine level of the water
  • Perform first aid procedures when necessary
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the pool facility e.g cleaning the pool, benches, pool deck and proper disposal of trash
  • Oversee activities at the facility
  • Explain and enforce rules, regulations and policies to ensure safety swimmers;
  • Monitor designated areas to recognize signs of danger and give recommendations
  • Respond to emergencies and rescue swimmers in danger of drowning
  • Report incidents and give possible solutions
  • Maintain a friendly environment for all pool customers

Human Resource Manager

QUALIFICATION:

  • Must have a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.
  • Must be a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)
  • Must have at least 6 years’ experience in a Human Resource office.
  • Should demonstrate skills in interpersonal communication, decision-making, organization, leadership, and speaking.
  • Should possess the ability to use human resource management.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provision of leadership for Human Resources Strategic Planning by collecting, analyzing and identifying current and future Human Resources needs within the University.
  • Implement all Human Resources policies, programmes, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.
  • Oversee compliance with regulatory concerns.
  • Plan, organize and direct employee performance by checking, verifying and monitoring achievement according to performance targets and goals and control deviations from the set plan.
  • Assist in recruitment and selection the right candidates.
  • Issue job descriptions, required qualifications, skills, work experience required for specific job positions, duties and responsibilities.
  • Assess and determine employee training needs skills and knowledge to enable them perform their job effectively.
  • Ensure timely preparation of the payroll.
  • Ensure employees get services, benefits and provide facilities to enhance employee well- being.
  • Document and maintain employee records and information including employment history, work hours etc.
  • Participates in executive, management, and company staff meetings.
  • Develop and administer programmes, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the University strategic direction.
  • Prepare periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal

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