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Kenyatta University Cisco Networking Academy 7th March 2016 Intake

Kenyatta University Cisco Networking Academy in its teaching role wishes to advertise Full time & Part-time courses in PC Hardware and Software maintenance and CCNA 1 for all Form IV leavers and CCNA Security. The course will be offered in Kenyatta University Main Campus, City Campus, Kitui, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nyeri, Kericho, and Embu Campuses.

Mode of learning

  • March intake starts on 7th March 2016
  • The students are expected to attend four hour of training each day during weekdays for a period of four weeks.
  • The four hours each day will include both theory and practical lessons.
  • EVENING CLASSES (Starting at 5:30pm) AND SATURDAY CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES INDICATED ABOVE FOR THOSE WISHING TO STUDY PART TIME.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EXPERTS AND TRAINERS FOR AFRICA CENTRE FOR TRANSFORMATIVE & INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP (ACTIL)

Background:
Kenyatta University with the support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) established the Africa Centre for Transformative and Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL) in 2013 at Kenyatta University, main campus Nairobi (Kenya). The Mission of the Centre is to build the capacity of current and future leaders and develop a critical mass of transformational leaders in Africa, especially women and youth in politics, business, government and civil society organizations that can transform the continent.

ACTIL develops strategic and transformational leadership capacities of current and emerging leaders in the region. ACTIL does this through a combination of methodologies which include classroom-based trainings, experiential learning and mentorship approaches. ACTIL has so far trained a total of over 600 aspiring and existing Leaders; political leaders (including parliamentarians) and policy makers from both Anglophone and Francophone countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Swaziland, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe on the following core modules:

  • Transformational leadership
  • Women in political leadership
  • Conflict analysis and management
  • Gender Responsive Evaluation
  • Women in Agri-business

The core foundational course for all ACTIL modules is the Transformative Leadership course, which aims to unlock the potential of participants to transform themselves and to become not only agents but also catalysts of positive change in their spheres of influence and beyond.

ACTIL is inviting experienced experts and trainers to apply in any of the following thematic areas of expertise. The successful applicants will join a pool of diverse range of knowledgeable and experienced trainers around the world who possess expertise in the areas of work covered by ACTIL.

THEMATIC AREAS

1 Transformative Leadership* (TL) for leaders
2 Economic Development and Sustainable Development
3 Women’s Political Leadership 11 Business Management & Financial Mgt.
4 Strategic Management and Governance 12 Entrepreneurship Development
5 Gender Equality 13 Agribusiness and Enterprise Development
6 Gender, Peace and Conflict Management
7 Youth Leadership Development for transformation
8 Gender Responsive Budgets 16 Human Resource Management
9 Gender &Health
10 Mentorship
11 Business Management & Financial Mgt.
12 Entrepreneurship Development
13 Agribusiness and Enterprise Development
14 Marketing and Branding
15 Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Competencies
1. Demonstrate commitment to ACTIL Mission and Vision
2. Ability to work in teams and develop synergies
3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment
4. Innovativeness and Creativity
5. Flexibility and ability to receive and utilize feedback
6. Sensitivity to culture, gender, religion and nationality
7. Ability to empathize
8. Experiential Trainer

Academic Qualifications and Experience
Education:
Advanced University degree (Master, PhD) relevant to the thematic area from a recognized University.Language: English. NB: Any foreign language is an asset

Experience:
1. At least five years of proven working experience relevant to the selected thematic area;
2. Extensive technical knowledge relevant to the thematic area;
3. Exposure to experiential training and facilitation
4. Experience with pedagogical skills

Interested facilitators who meet the stated requirements are advised to apply. The Facilitator should identify the thematic area that best fits his/her expansive expertise. Where applicable a  trainer can select more than one thematic area. Only applicants who pass all criteria for selection of resource persons will be included in the databank.

Evaluation of Applicants:
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified for each thematic area/subcategory.

Contracting Arrangements:
Successful candidates will be included in the relevant thematic area of ACTIL Experts.
Assignments will be demand driven.

Application procedures:

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Applicants should send an updated CV and statement of competence by by 25th February,2016.Kindly ensure that you have provided all requested information

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Thank You
PROF SAUDA SWALEH
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY- DAAD In-Country/In-Region Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships Available for 2016/2017 Academic Year

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1. The Call
Kenyatta University is pleased to announce the second call for M.Sc and PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding support. DAAD promotes  international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through various funding and scholarship programmes. These scholarships are targeting applicants from Kenya and Sub-Saharan African region to support selected M.Sc and PhD Programmes. The scholarships are tenable for 2016/17 academic period. The M.Sc and PhD training programmes will commence in September 2016; therefore, only candidates available to start the training during this period should apply.

2. List of Eligible Programmes/ Study fields
The call is open to students who are interested/ registered in the following programmes:
i. M.Sc in Renewable Energy Technology
ii. M.Sc in Biotechnology
iii. M.Sc in Environmental Planning and Management
iv. M.Sc in Integrated Watershed Management
v. PhD in Renewable Energy Technology
vi. PhD in Biotechnology
vii. PhD in Environmental Planning and Management

>>Details about the above programmes and the requirements are accessible here<<.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates. Female applicants, candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

3. Duration and commencement
Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of two years (Master) and three years (PhD) and will initially be granted for one year but may be extended upon individual student request using the form provided by DAAD.

4. Application Requirements
i. Applicants must have completed their last university degree less than 6 years ago at the time of application.
ii. Must be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
iii. A signed curriculum vitae; please use the Europass CV template (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu )
iv. A signed copy of this DAAD Information Sheet for Students
v. Certified copies of all university degree certificates (scanned PDFs)
vi. Certified copies of all university transcripts (scanned PDFs)
vii. An admission letter including fee structure of respective course (original or certified copy only), or an official letter assuring admission
viii. For Master candidates only:

ix. For Ph.D. candidates only:

  • Letter of motivation (Maximum 2 pages in PDF)
  • Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned PDF copy)
  • Ph.D. research proposal including a detailed work plan (10 to 15 pages); plagiarism will be checked!
  • Recommendation letter by head of department indicating that you are a present or prospective member of staff and how you will be integrated into the staff
  • development agenda of the university (scanned PDF copy)
  • Confirmation of study leave from your university (if applicable; scanned PDF copy)
  • Confirmation of teaching release (university staff members only; scanned PDF copy)
  • Note: all documents should be scanned and sent as one PDF document

5. Application Timelines
i. All applications must be received by end of day on 29th February 2016.
ii. Pre- scholarship selection and notification will be completed by 15th March, 2016
iii. Pre-selected candidates will be required to log into the DAAD portal https://portal.daad.de/irj/portal and register themselves and submit the same application.
iv. Final selection of scholarships will be carried out by DAAD by end of June 2016

6. Application Procedure
i. If you require an admission letter from Kenyatta University, apply to:
The Registrar (Academic), Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Application forms for admission to Kenyatta University and additional information is available at http://www.ku.ac.ke/index.php/admission/ku-prospective-students
ii. For applicants of Integrated Watershed Management (IWM), send your applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
iii.All other completed applications in soft copy should be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .k & cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
iv. For any urgent inquiries please email: Dr Maina Mwangi ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) &cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chemchemi International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences:Call for Papers

Overview of the Journal

Chemchemi – International Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 1563 -1028) is a peer-reviewed print journal of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) of Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. The main objective of the journal is to stimulate and encourage debate on key themes in the Humanities and Social Sciences that are both interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary in scope. The journal publishes articles of a theoretical and empirical nature as well as short communications and book reviews.

The editor invites submissions of scholarly abstracts from disciplines under the Humanities and Social Sciences for the forthcoming issue (Volume 11, Issue 1) that focuses on Issues in Governance, Peace and Security in Contemporary Africa. Abstracts for papers bearing arguments and perspectives that underscore this view are highly encouraged. Chemchemi publishes original research articles based on case studies, empirical and other research, as well as solicits book reviews from researchers, academicians, professionals and practitioners from all over the world.

Issues in Governance, Peace and Security in Contemporary Africa

Issues of governance, peace and security in Africa are emerging as critical drivers of academic debate and scholarship. Despite observations made by previous researchers, practitioners and policy analysts, Africa still continue to be ravaged by wars, conflict, poverty, environmental degradation, diseases among other challenges. All these challenges have a critical link to issues of governance, peace and security. Indeed, as the vagaries globalization and other related  transnational entities continue to weigh down on the continent’s present potential and future promise, part of the broad task of the research community remains the need to variedly articulate reasoned responses to the multiple continental challenges. Whereas the context of governance,peace and security seem to project the primacy of Africa within global discourses, the link between these issues and other local, national, regional and international dynamics provide useful interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary reflections. This Chemchemi call seeks to provide an intellectual platform to interrogate and address the aforementioned challenges.

Sub themes:

  • Governance, state fragility and its implication for peace
  • Resource governance and cultures of peace
  • Culture, religion and peace building
  • Conflict management and peace building
  • Gender Perspectives in conflict, peace and post conflict contexts
  • Language, media and security Issues
  • Marginalization, poverty and insecurity
  • Ethno-sectarian identities and conflicts
  • Constitutionalism, devolution and governance
  • Terrorism and transnational insecurity
  • State and non-state responses to security
  • Local, regional and international dimensions to peace and security
  • Role of transport, communication and technology in peace building

Submission of Abstracts

E-mail submission (as an MS Word attachment) is mandatory, and abstracts should not be more than 300 words in length. Book review articles should be 1000 words and adhere to the theme of the issue. A separate cover page indicating the title of the paper, the author’s name and institutional affiliation, and contact information must accompany all submitted abstracts. The author’s name should not appear on the second page. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 or before 19th February 2016. The abstract should be in Times New Roman, Font 12 and adhere strictly to the APA reference style. They can be submitted in English (French and Kiswahili  articles or those in any other language should be accompanied with a translation in English).
Authors of successful abstracts shall be asked to prepare full papers that should be ready by 21 March 2016. Received papers shall be subjected to a rigorous, blind peer review process in line with international scholarly practice. Contributors of articles selected for publication will receive one copy of the journal. Copyright reverts to the contributor after publication.

Please e-mail all submissions and/or related communication to:
Calvine Kayi, PhD.
The Editor-in-Chief
Chemchemi International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi KENYA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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