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Head of Academic Department Machakos Hospitality & Technical Institute

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The Machakos Institute of Technology is a Limited Liability Company by shares operating as a training institution under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The Institute is located in Machakos town on Mbolu Malu Road, on the first and second floor of Kinyali Building. The Main Campus is located at the Machakos – Mombasa Junction.

Reports to: The Principal
Supervises: Lecturers

Job Function:  The key role of this position is to supervise delivery of the curriculum to artisan, craft and diploma programs to ensure that the lecturers teach operational, practical and managerial aspects and supervise student projects through innovative teaching methods.

Specifically the Head of Academic Department will be expected to:

  • Recruit competent Lecturers
  • Supervise and guide Lecturers
  • Prepare and update course curriculum as stipulated by the Institute and regulatory bodies
  • Prepare time tables in conjunction with the time-tabling Committee
  • Preparation of exam moderation, timetables, supervision and integrity within the guidelines of the Institute and exam bodies
  • Preparation of assessment and certification reports
  • Guide, mentor  and counsel students
  • Carry out Lecturers appraisal
  • Submit Bi-monthly reports on curriculum implementation by Lecturers to the Principal
  • Prepare reports on student academic performance for presentation to the Academic Board Committee
  • Be a member of the Academic Board Committee
  • Be a member of the Graduation Committee
  • Have a good knowledge and expertise in theory and practical in at least two units
  • Prepare course outlines and teaching materials and deliver in at least one unit per term
  • Supervise student projects
  • Use a range of delivery of subject techniques
  • Manage the delivery of individual and collaborative research projects
  • Meet deadlines in subject delivery, handling of examinations.


  • A Master’s degree in Hospitality Management or equivalent from an accredited and  recognized institution and at least 3 years’ experience in teaching or a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or equivalent from an accredited and recognized institution and at least 5 years’ experience in teaching
  • Have experience as a Head of Department in an academic institution for at least 3 years
  • Pedagogical skills
  • Relevant Industry experience
  • Registered by TVET
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Certificate in Computer literacy skills

Applications Can Be Sent To:

The Principal
Machakos Institute of Technology,
P.O. Box 2069, 90100, Machakos, Kenya

Cell: 0733 601227 / 0722 973271

Email: /

Closing Date : 7th November, 2020

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