Student Counsellor

Kirinyaga University

KyU is located approximately 115 Km North East of Nairobi on Sagana - Embu - Highway. It is the successor to Kirinyaga Technical Institute which was conceived by the people of Kirinyaga way back in 1971 when the former head of state His Excellency the President, Hon. 

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Student Counsellor

Institution: Kirinyaga University

Location: Kirinyaga

Job Type: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group counselling services at the University.
  • Coordinate activities of the Peer Counselors’ in the University.
  • Organize student orientation exercises to familiarize them with various services at the University.
  • Participate in organizing sensitization and motivational fora for students in relevant psycho-educative topics as need arises in consultation with Senior Counsellor.
  • Refer students who require further assistance for management by relevant specialists
  • Keep accurate records of counselling sessions with the students.
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned by the immediate Supervisor


  • Bachelors’ degree in Counselling Psychology, Psychology (Counselling), Education Psychology (Guidance and Counselling) or any equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. A Masters’ degree in relevant field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Membership of a counselling professional body recognized by Counsellors and Psychologists Board.
  • Valid practicing license issued by Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Board.
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years’ work experience as a professional counsellor in an education institution.

Terms and conditions of service

  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package.
  • Employment will be on Permanent and Pensionable terms except for Tutorial Fellows.
  • Those with degrees from foreign universities should attach certificates of equation and recognition of qualifications from Kenya National Qualifications Authority.
  • Applicants must meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010

Method of Application

Applicants must submit five (5) copies of applications giving details of the educational and professional qualifications, age, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address. Enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and areas of specialization, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and a copy of most recent letter of appointment.

Interested applicants should send the applications to the undersigned, quoting the reference number for the job applied for so as to be received on or before 9th August, 2021.



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