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Posted on Feb 14,2024 by kisii-university

Kisii University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

  1. Registrar (Research, Innovation and Resource Mobilization), Grade 15



Basic Salary: Kes. 209,694 - 283,087 per moth

House Allowance: Kes. 73,715

All other benefits will be as provided in the terms of service applicable for the position.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research and Student Affairs), the Registrar (Research, Extension, Innovation and Resource Mobilization) shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. setting policies to shape the Universitys' research, extension, innovation, resource mobilization and linkages agenda;

  2. facilitating the transfer of the Universitys' innovation into the public domain while protecting the Universitys' intellectual property rights and interests;

  3. overseeing the preparation and implementation of University resource mobilization policy;

  4. promotion and implementation of policies and strategies on sponsored research and coordination of research, linkages and innovation activities in the University including:

  1. research management and support;

  2. communication and publication of research findings by Universitys' scholars;

  3. research ethics management, technology transfer and innovation;

  4. commercialization and entrepreneurship of research; and

  5. fundraising for research from industry and other external organizations;

  1. safe custody of the Universitys' research, repository and ensuring that an e-Research and learning repository is created, and maintained in the library, and is kept up-to-date;

  2. ensuring that operational research management plans are prepared and submitted for review by the Research and Innovation Board;

  3. ensuring that strategic plans for research in the University are prepared and submitted for review by the Research and Innovation Board;

  4. preparation of the annual research budgets and submitting them for review by the Research and Innovation Board;

  5. developing and applying metrics for measuring research performance by individuals, Schools and the University as a whole;

  6. ensuring that applications for internal research grants are processed in a timely manner and presented for review and evaluation, and award of grants to successful applicants by the Research and Innovation Board, in accordance with approved procedures and policies;

  7. ensuring that annual research reports are prepared and submitted to the Council in a timely manner;

  8. providing advice and support in the protection and development of intellectual property arising out of the Universitys' research and innovation activities;

  9. providing advice and support in the protection and development of intellectual property arising out of the Universitys' research and innovation activities;

  10. continually reviewing the University regulations on research policies, resources and services to ensure that they reflect the changing needs of the University and its sponsors and submit proposals to the Board of Research and Innovation;

  11. serving as the secretary of the Universities' Board of Research and Innovation;

  12. coordinating all research, extension, resource mobilization and linkages in the University;

  13. preparing, implementing and reviewing the departments' strategic plan and annual work plan;

  14. conducting annual appraisal of members of staff in the department;

  15. preparing the departments' annual budget and procurement plan; and

  16. undertaking such other responsibilities as shall be assigned by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research and Student Affairs).

Academic and Professional Requirements and Experience

For appointment to the position of Registrar (Research, Innovation and Resource Mobilization) one must meet the following requirements:

  1. PhD degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

  2. Be at the rank of at least Associate Professor;

  3. Proven track record in promoting learning, teaching, research and development on a university;

  4. Evidence of publications in refereed journals and published works;

  5. Strong analytical skills;

  6. Advanced computer literacy skills;

  7. Demonstrate experience in writing research proposals, developing fundable proposals and good document/editing skills; and

  8. Knowledge of national laws and policies governing education.


  1. Applicants should email their application letters, certified copies of certificates and curriculum vitae (CV) giving details of their qualifications, experience and three (3) referees, as well as indicating their telephone and email contacts.

  2. Applicants should state their current designation, salary, and other benefits attached to those positions.

  3. Applicants should meet requirements of chapter six of the Constitution:

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority

  2. Higher Education Loans Board

  3. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission

  4. Criminal Investigation Department

  5. Credit Reference Bureau

  1. Applications should be addressed to: Chair of Council, Kisii University, P.O. Box 408-40200, KISII

  1. Electronic applications should be sent as one PDF file to:

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 27th  February, 2024 at 5pm



P.O BOX 408-0200


Kisii University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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