UoN Office of Career Services (OCS)


The @UoNCareerOffice hosted Gitiha Secondary School from Kiambu for a Career Guidance session and tour on Friday February 4, 2022.

Today, most High School students if not all share similar goals: either to pursue their higher education in local Tertiary, Colleges and universities or to secure opportunities abroad to further their studies. However, most of them still face several challenges in making selections of their course of study, lack of knowledge on the evolving job market that should in return influence their career choices and shying away from considering entrepreneurship as an option to employment to curb the high rate of unemployment in the country.

The UoN Office of Career Services has therefore been mandated to engage High School students offering them career advice and also recruiting them to consider joining the University. This entails;

  1. Providing details on various aspects of student’s life in the University that will include testimonials from current students, parents, alumni and staff
  2. Using informative brochures at recruitment events including most attractive features at the institution and its programs already with name, phone number and email of the Career Office for prospective students to contact directly
  3. Planning recruitment events in conjunction with high school principals and teachers
  4. Addressing obstacles to enrollment e.g. if students will need financial aid or specific courses (bridging courses) before attending universities and tertiary institutions

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Job Opportunities with Huawei Technologies Kenya Company

The Office of the Dean of Students and Career Services is Partnering with the Huawei Technologies Kenya Company (Eastern Africa Device Department) to offer job opportunities to our Graduate students.

Huawei is currently looking for Merchandisers and Promoters to engage on a full-time basis in their shops.

Recent Graduates from the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences are invited to apply for these positions. A detailed description of the two Job Roles is attached.

The Deadline for receiving applications is Thursday 13th January 2022 Close of Day.

Applications (CV and Cover Letter only) to be submitted to selina.wamaitha.kimani@huawei.com copied to pius.munandi@huawei.com.

The Job Descriptions for the two roles are attached on the links below:



UNESCO 03 Plus Project – Recruitment of Student Champions

The University of Nairobi in collaboration with UNESCO is in the process of implementing the Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3 Plus) project. The overall goal of the 03 plus project is to ensure that young people in higher and tertiary education institutions in the Eastern and Southern Africa realize positive health, education and gender equality outcomes through sustained reductions in new HIV infections, unintended pregnancy and gender based violence.

One of the key activities of the project is the training of champions from all UoN campuses (Main, Chiromo, Kenyatta, Kenya Science, Kikuyu, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Parklands, Mombasa and Kisumu Campuses). The champions will then engage comrades with activities and behaviour change messages during the 16 days of activism from November 25 to December 10, 2021.

The Office of the Dean of students is therefore requesting interested students to apply to be engaged as champions in their campuses.


  1. Trained peer counselor/ Leader
  2. Served as a leader in a professional group, club or religious group at the University
  3. Evidence of ability to mobilize students
  4. Attach a one  page  write up on issues you  would champion  during the 16 days of activism and how
  5. Good academic appraisal (attach latest transcript)
  6. Disciplined

Champions will be taken through a two days training to prepare them to engage other students.

Send your application to the Dean of Students through your Faculty Assistant Dean of Students. The closing date for applications is November 5, 2021

Click here for a brief description of the 03 plus project.



Carlcare Service Ltd, a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings is a Telecommunications Company which continues to enjoy tremendous growth in Telecommunication and Technology fronts majorly in the mobile phone industry. The company deals with Tecno, Infinix and Itel phones among other home appliance gadgets.

Carlcare Service Ltd is conducting a Campus Recruitment Exercise for job and internship opportunities. The company aims to attract young talents and nurture them in the following fields;

  1. Engineering (Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication)
  2. Marketing
  3. Business Management
  4. PR & Communication

Students are invited to send their CVs by Friday November 12, 2021

Check attached posters for more details.


50 UoN Students Traveling to Israel for Advanced Agricultural Training Flagged Off

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water, Sanitization and Irrigation Hon. Sicily Kariuki on Wednesday October 27th officially flagged off students traveling to Israel for an 11 months Advanced Agricultural Training at the Arava International Centre for Agriculture Training (AICAT).

Since 2016 when President Uhuru Kenyatta signed an MoU between Kenya and the State of Israel, The University of Nairobi among other Agricultural, Water and Irrigation Training institutions in Kenya have sent over 440 Agricultural students to the Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT) to study an Advanced Diploma in Agriculture and Agribusiness.

In her speech, the Cabinet Secretary emphasized that imparting knowledge is the starting point of the AICAT program. She urged the students to turn the knowledge and skills they will acquire in Israel beyond white collar jobs and embrace self-employment and Agripreneurship. The students were also urged to train other youth back at home the skills they will learn in Israel when they return. Hon Sicily Kariuki noted that Kenyan students have been applauded for performing and excelling very well in the program and this had led to an increase in the quota every year. She congratulated the University/Institutes Coordinators involved in the selection of the students and wished the students the very best in their studies.

The UoN Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama represented all the other Vice Chancellors from Egerton, Kenyatta, JKUAT, University of Embu, and the Kenya Water Institute at the ceremony. In his speech, Prof. Kiama appreciated the Israel Government for enrolling more students to the program. He gave his commitment to ensure the program succeeds and wished all the students the very best.

The UoN Dean of Students Mr. Johnson Kinyua in his speech highlighted the statistics for the program since 2017. In 2017, UoN sent the first cohort of 10 students to Israel, in 2018, 15 students and in 2019, 19 students from the University of Nairobi’s Faculty of Agriculture. Over the years, the number of students the University of Nairobi has sent to Israel has increased with 2020 being the year with the highest number of students from UoN that have qualified for the program (50 Students).

For the year 2021, Kenya has been offered 200 slots which is the highest since the program began 50 being from UoN. It is a sign of confidence the Government of the State of Israel has with Kenya and this has cemented our bilateral relationship with Israel.

Other guests present at the ceremony were the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Mr. Joseph Irungu, CAS Water, Sanitation & Irrigation Dr. Andrew Tuimur, the Deputy Ambassador State of Israel in Kenya, Dvora Dorsman Yarkoni, Program Coodinators from all Institutions sending students to Israel and representatives of the students.

We wish all the Kenyan students admitted to the AICAT program the very best and a safe journey to Israel on October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd 2021 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd flights respectively.


50 UoN Students shortlisted for an Advanced Diploma from the Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT) in Israel

Following the signing of an MoU between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the State of Israel on 23rd February 2016, the University of Nairobi among other Agricultural, Water and Irrigation Training institutions has been sending Agricultural students to the Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT) to study an Advanced Diploma in Agriculture and Agribusiness since 2017.

50 students from the Faculty of Agriculture who have been selected for the 2021/2022 AICAT Cohort were on Thursday October 21, 2021 taken through a detailed Orientation Session aimed at preparing them adequately for travel to Israel.

The Orientation Ceremony was graced by Officials from the Israel Embassy in Kenya and the various Institutions sending students to Israel. The Deputy Ambassador from the Israel Embassy, Dvora Dorsman Yarkoni was the Key Guest at the event. She congratulated all the 200 students traveling to Israel and wished them a good stay in Israel. The Deputy Ambassador indicated that the AICAT program aimed to promote learning by doing by imparting agricultural skills to students practically.

Mr. Ian Githae, Deputy Director, Ministry of Water and Irrigation emphasized on the importance of cordial relations that exist between the Government of Kenya and Israel. He advised the students to have a mindset and attitude change as they travel to Israel for mechanized agricultural studies and to plan, be disciplined and patient. The students were also requested to develop practical business plans of a project they would implement when they return back home after the 11 months training.

The Dean of Students Mr. Johnson Kinyua welcomed all guests and outlined the journey of the AICAT program at the University of Nairobi. So far, UoN has sent 50 students to Israel since 2017 with 2021 being the year with the largest cohort of 50 students.

The 50 students will be flagged off by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation on 27th October 2021 and depart for Israel on 31st of October 2021. The 11 months training on Advanced Agriculture and Irrigation will be conducted at Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT) in Israel where the students will be attached to work with farmers in Kibbutz and Moshav Jewish forms of settlement. The students will live in farms in the Arava region where they will be exposed to high technologies and the advanced agriculture in Israel. The students are anticipated to complete their training in October 2022.

The program will impact on the graduates’ lives in different aspects including socially, academically, and economically. The students will also gain leadership skills and become community leaders and agricultural mentors; they will have both practical and theoretical tools in food safety and security and knowledge on how to successfully establish agribusinesses and model farms. When they return home, the graduates are hoped to easily integrate professionally in both the public and private sector.

The University is proud to partner with the AICAT in this hands-on training initiative in Agriculture and Agribusiness. The students are acquiring the mechanized agricultural skills and attitudes that will positively impact the Agricultural sector in Kenya.


Sanergy’s 1-Year Graduate Trainee Program – Call for Applications

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya, where conversion of urban organic waste streams into high-quality protein for animal feeds, organic fertilizer for farms, and biomass briquettes for industries is done.

Sanergy is looking for fellows/interns who have an interest in WASH, agricultural inputs, engineering, sales & marketing, and communications field, and we would love to extend these open opportunities to your students and Alumni.

For more information, click on the flyer, the website, and the link.


Invitation to the French Student Fair in Nairobi – October 16, 2021 – 9am-6pm

Do you want to further your studies in France?

The French Embassy in Kenya in partnership with the UoN Office of Career Services invites you to a Student Fair on 16th October, 2021 at the Alliance Française from 9am – 6.00pm.

French universities, business schools and engineering schools are coming to Kenya to meet Kenyan students. In observing the Covid protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health, students are requested to book appointments with French universities to monitor the flow of people.

Date: October 16, 2021

Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: Alliance Française

Registration Linkhttps://live.eventtia.com/en/choosefrancetour/Registration

All University of Nairobi students interested in this French Student Fair are invited to register and attend.

For any inquiries, Email Flora OGER <floraogerkenya@gmail.com> or engage Campus France Kenya on social media <Facebook: Campus France KE and Instagram: Campus France Kenya>

Research Week 2021

The office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Enterprise) is pleased to inform the University community, partners and stakeholders that the University of Nairobi Research Week 2021 themed Rethinking Research, Innovation & Technology for sustainable development” is scheduled as follows:

  1. Faculty of Health Sciences – 27thto 29th October 2021

      University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences and Kenyatta National Hospital

      Title: 5th International Conference on Health (ICH 2021)

      Theme: Healthcare and Innovation in the Pandemic Era

  1. Faculty of Education – 22ndto 26th November 2021

       University of Nairobi, Kenya, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State, Nigeria and Kibabii University, Kenya

      Title:  4th Annual Forensic Victimology and Victim Support Conference Kenya 2021

     Theme:  Emerging Role of Victimology and Victim Assistance Services in Changing Times


  1. Faculty of Science and Technology – 22ndto 26th November 2021

       Title:    Science Output for Addressing Grand Societal Challenges for Transformational  Impact

       Theme:  Rethinking Research, Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development


  1. Faculty of Business and Management Science – 22ndto 26th November 2021

           Title: 6th DBA-AMR international conference

            Theme: Rethinking research, innovation and technology for business sustainability and growth

  1. Faculty of Social Sciences – 22ndto 26th November 2021

          A peer refereed Journal of the African Women’s Studies Centre (AWSC)

         Title:  Volume 6 (special) issue No 1 of Pathways to African Feminism and Development

         Theme:  Women Economic Empowerment: Theories and Practice.

Conference registration and call for abstracts is ongoing. Visit  https://researchweek2021.uonbi.ac.ke/ for more information.