6 Feb 2020

Laboratory Technician, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Pwani University

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Pwani University began as Kilifi Institute of Agriculture in 1984 though the first intake of 200 students for the Two Year Certificate Course in Agriculture and Home Economics was in July 1987. By 2007, Kilifi Institute of Agriculture had graduated 3,837 students.

1. Laboratory Technician (Psycholinguistics) Grade C

REF: PU/ADV/1 /2/2020

GRADE C

This is an entry positon in technical services in the University, and appointment is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance-based contract, depending on age, citizenship, or any other reason.

REQUIREMENTS

Academic Qualifications Applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology or its equivalent from an accredited and recognized university.
  •  Experience  Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in a busy Laboratory or Research Institution with proven Integrity, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines

In addition, applicants

  • Must Be registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable).
  • Should show active involvement in International/Continental/ Regional/ National/ Local/ Community activities
  • Skills and Competencies    Applicants should possess the following skills   Strong technical ability in the field
  • Data and procedure analysis.
  • Computer Literacy (computer skills and working knowledge of office computer software)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technical Communication skills Teamwork skills

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of inventory
  • Setting up and clearing after procedures
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software problems
  • Assist in the development of procedures and/or methods for laboratory use
  • Provide computing assistance as needed with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as needed
  • Assist in preparing for and conducting lab and research activities as needed
  • Set up of laboratory equipment required for specific tests
  • Making appointments and booking of lab slots
  • Administering general discipline and conduct of students during lab session
  • Planning preventive maintenance, cleaning, security and safety of lab equipment’s according to statutory requirements
  • Guide students during fieldwork
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

TERMS OF SERVICE

Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

2. Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

REF: PU/ADV/2/02/2020

 

GRADE 12

Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a three (3) year renewable performance-based contract, depending on age, citizenship, or any other reason.

REQUIREMENTS

Academic Qualification

  • Applicants MUST have a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree specialization in Clinical Psychology and an earned PhD in Clinical Psychology or equivalent qualifications from an accredited and recognized university.
  • Experience  Applicants should: Have at least three (3) years relevant work experience at university level or in a Research institution or Industry. Have evidence of contribution to university/research institution through activities such as participation in departmental management, students’ academic/research advising, school or university/institutional meetings, committee membership and related matters.  In addition, applicants should Be registered with the relevant professional body.  Demonstrate community involvement (e.g. Member of BOG, SMC etc.)

Skills

  • Applicants should demonstrate  Ability to teach/conduct research and supervise students and/or staff. Ability to design and develop academic programmes and curricula. Leadership Skills Good Communication skills Problem solving skills
  • Publications Applicants with publications will have an added advantage.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Develop and review institutional curricula to ensure quality and cater for advancement in the body of knowledge and meet market needs.
  • Prepare for lectures for systematic and effective delivery of content
  • Deliver the curricula through innovative methods to transfer knowledge and skills.
  •  Maintain appropriate contact hours with students for effective learning by abiding to the scheduled timelines.
  • Prepare teaching and instructional materials for students to maintain standards and uniformity and ensure effective delivery of the teaching process.
  • Set, moderate, administer, mark, compile, report, and process exams to meet University academic standards to evaluate acquisition of knowledge and ensure quality.
  • Establish linkages for students exchange programs and attachment for purposes of training and capacity building
  • Participate in attachment, placements, field trips and teaching practice to equip students with on the job skills.
  • Monitor students’ performance, progress, produce timely feedback, and seek ways to improve performance and content retention.
  • Provide career guidance, Academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students during consultation hours to produce all round and well-grounded individuals.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained by ensuring students abide to policies and regulations in class attendance and examination discipline.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in research activities
  • Identifying research needs in the society in order to inform potential areas of research and contribute to the body of knowledge.
  • Develop and write proposals to inform and justify the need for research and source for funds in accordance to donor regulations and ethical standards.
  • Conduct research by implementing objectives through use of relevant methods to increase in the body of knowledge.
  • Disseminate and share research findings to inform and influence policy and provide solutions to societal needs.
  • Aid the University in meeting its mandate while contributing to individual development and standing of the University in research matters.
  • Identify and initiate external linkages with local and international bodies for purposes of collaboration, research and funding.
  • Engage stake holders for purposes of curricula development, sharing experience and knowledge.
  • Undertake sensitization programs to create awareness on issues affecting local communities.
  • Participating in preparation of Department and Faculty strategic plans and other departmental activities.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Head of Department, Dean of Faculty or other Officer of the University in accordance with the University Statutes.

TERMS OF SERVICE

Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.



      Method of Application

Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position. Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to

The Vice Chancellor Pwani University P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi Applications should include an up to date CV, giving details of applicants age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials. Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons living with Disabilities should attach a copy of their National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) registration Card. Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission for University Education. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday 19th February 2020. Applications received later than this date will not be considered Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification






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