Massive Recruitment in USIU, Nairobi, Kenya

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) is a Higher Learning Institution based in Nairobi, Kenya. USIU-Africa is accredited by both the American Government through the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission, and the Kenya Government through the Commission for University Education.

In line with USIU - Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit suitable candidates for the following positions.

Security Officer II - Physical Security & Access Control

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all exit and entry point to and from the university are protected and there is a physical presence of guards 24 hours
  • Co-ordinate the functions of the contracted security guards by supervision to ensure that they meet the university expectation.
  • Report all the daily occurrences for action through the chain of command.
  • Assist with the security training and awareness to all contracted guards to conform to the university internal security needs (done by carrying out routine lectures, compliance physical checks of the guards their assignments).
  • Monitoring movements of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes.
  • Conduct regular searches to unearth crime and criminality. Enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies with which it is charged.
  • Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, Fire-fighting equipment and securing lighting system in the university.
  • Preventing and protection against hazards of flooding by constantly checking on taps to turn off is left running.
  • Ensure that only members of USIU community use the university facilities unless otherwise as will be specified.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the management /laws from time to time.
Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science (OR a diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science) from an accredited university.
  • Kenya Certificate Secondary Education grade C+ (plus) or equivalent.
  • Have served for a period of five (5) years in the disciplined forces or held a supervisory role from recognized security firms.
  • Possession of a valid driving license.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Recording devices operation skills.
  • Knowledge of zone warden system operations
  • Knowledge of basic field security procedures
  • Knowledge of security training procedures
  • Ability to carry out comprehensive investigations
  • Ability to manage teams
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures
  • Knowledge of public order management.
  • Knowledge of MS-Office software
Hostel Receptionist
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain security issues in the hostels for control purposes while within the hostel environment;
  • Perform front office activities for control of visitors and students;
  • Receive and direct telephone calls and messages for residents;
  • Carry out custodian duties to ensure room keys are well maintained;
  • Carry out inspection on drugs and alcohol abuse to avoid trafficking in the hostels;
  • Maintain records and make reports for reference;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned;
Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Diploma in Front Office Management
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education: Grade C+ or higher
  • 2 years’ experience as a Front Office Officer
  • High levels of integrity
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Listening
  • People Focus
  • Time Management
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Basic security skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Inter-personal Skills
  • Decision Making skills
University Nurse

Key Responsibilities
  • Observation of vital signs and giving treatment at the triage room.
  • Man the health center reception and receive patients.
  • Maintaining medical records.
  • Observation and monitoring of patient conditions as well as maintenance of records.
  • Offering medical advice to patients.
  • Assistance in surgical procedures.
  • Sterilization and packaging of surgical equipment.
  • Referral (where necessary) of medical emergencies.
  • General housekeeping of the Health Center (includes preparation of First Aid kits, pre-packaging of drugs/pharmaceuticals and maintenance of hygiene).
  • Assisting the Clinician in dispensing drugs when needed.
  • Assisting in the monthly stock take.
  • Process and follow up on insurance and hospital invoices
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Health Service Coordinator
Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Diploma in Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) from an accredited medical institution.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education grade C (plain) or equivalent.
  • Valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Over 5 years working experience as a nurse in a hospital/university clinic. Experience managing the reception of a busy hospital, and processing of patient medical records will be an added advantage.
  • Good customer care
  • Team work.
  • Accuracy, neatness, and consistency
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Planning and Organization skills
  • Decision Making skills
Research Analyst

Key Responsibilities
  • Performs programming and analysis tasks using SPSS, Excel, Access, and other software as appropriate.
  • Programs questionnaires in survey monkey and other software.
  • Collects data using a variety of methods including but not limited to field data collection,  Telephone surveys and online surveys
  • Coordinates field surveys
  • Data cleaning and preparation of code books
  • Prepares and labels SPSS data files for analysis and reporting.
  • Analyzes survey results data and any other analysis as required
  • Performs Data Mining from the data warehouse.
  • Prepares summary report for institutional data that supports institutional decision making
  • Assists with drafting and editing of project reports and methodological reports as assigned
  • Acts as Project Coordinator for research projects as assigned.
  • Prepares time lines for assigned projects.
  • Assists with budget preparation and budget revisions for assigned projects.
  • Maintains communication with client on survey progress.
  • Submits brief, written report on project progress each week supervisor and reports on project progress, needs, and plans at weekly project scan meeting.
  • Maintains communication with project team using e-mail and team meetings as needed.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that projects stay within budget.
  • Coordinates with Head of Institutional Research regarding scheduling or resource problems affecting timely completion of assigned projects and any issues affecting survey quality.
  • Responsible for Institutional Research Office Administration including
  • Filing of office documents
  • Raising requisitions
  • Renewal of Membership registration  and  software licenses
  • Allocates tasks and coordinates research assistants.
Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or related field that involves research design, implementation and analysis from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in institutional data analysis
  • Proven track record in programming and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Work experience in an educational environment.
  • Understanding of database management procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information and data in accordance to the university’s policy
  • Demonstrate competency in Excel, SPSS, STATA, R or any other statistical software
  • Ability to pay attention to details, prioritize projects and set and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to extract and compile data from Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • Ability to retain learned knowledge
  • Excellent data extraction skills from a variety of databases
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint , Excel, Access, Project
  • Effectively communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Health Services Coordinator

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise employees in the Health Services department
  • Oversee the day to day operations of the department to ensure good service delivery and smooth operations in accordance with the university policies and best practice in medical services.
  • Diagnosing and treatment of patients
  • Carry out minor surgical procedures
  • Advising and counseling of patients
  • Handle referrals of Patients
  • Organize regular health education forums for the university community
  • Follow up of the university’s, staff and students insurance claims.
  • Manage the health services department to ensure the university gets value for money.
  • Management of student insurance covers.
  • Management of employee medical, life and Group Accident insurance covers.
Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Undergraduate degree (preferably in business or management) from an accredited university
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and surgery from an accredited medical training institution
  • Registered with the Clinical Officer Council
  • At least 10 years working experience as a clinical officer 5 of which should be in a management role.
  • Experience managing a busy health services center or hospital
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Good people management, team building and upholding employee morale
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Be self-motivated and highly-disciplined
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational and analytical skills
  • Good Computer skills
Security Officer II - Closed Circuit Television & Recording Devices

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide evidence during investigations through exhibits and video footage during disciplinary cases /hearing at the university.
  • Advising management where necessary (through the Head of Security and the Head of Section ) on a wide range of security-related events, specific to the organization and its various operations which impact on the safety of university personnel/property
  • Perform supervisory and shift duties under a Head of Section.
  • Perform any other duties as directed from time to time.
Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science (OR a diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science) from an accredited university.
  • K.C.S.E grade C+ (plus) or equivalent.
  • Have served for a period of five (5) years in the disciplined forces or held a supervisory role in (a) recognized security firm(s).
  • Those with training on CCTV have an added advantage.
  • Basic closed circuit television skills.
  • Basics recording devices skills.
  • Public order management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Advanced security (in the field) skills
  • Basic investigations
  • Basic technical support skills.
  • Tactical training skills
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Leadership ,administration and management  skills
  • Basic driving skills.
Generic set skills e.g.  Duty officer/Shift leader duties/generic logistics.   

If you had previously applied for any of the listed positions, please do not re-apply. Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

Should you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800,
Nairobi, Kenya
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