Former KTN News anchor and Dau La Elimu show host, Frank Otieno, has secured a leadership position at The Management University Of Africa.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the veteran journalist confirmed his appointment as the university's Liason Officer Collaboration and Partnerships.
Otieno, a former teacher, successfully passed two interviews and is expected to report to work on Tuesday, October 17.
''I am delighted to join this vibrant staff at MUA, and I look forward to working with the team for the university to realize its goals,'' Otieno, a seasoned journalist and education stakeholder, told Kenyans.co.ke.
The University's Vice Chancellor Professor Washington Okeyo welcomed Frank Otieno praising him as an excellent addition to the institution.
''With a distinguished career spanning over 15 years in the media industry, Mr. Otieno brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the university, making him a valuable asset in enhancing our visibility both locally and internationally,'' stated the VC.
''Additionally, Mr. Otieno will be a key point of contact for our international students, addressing their queries and ensuring they have a seamless and enriching experience during their time at the Management University of Africa,'' added Prof. Okeyo in a statement sent to Kenyans.co.ke.
The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a private University in Kenya with its main campus in Kisaju, Kajiado County, and a campus in South C, Nairobi.
It provides management and transformative leadership solutions worldwide. For the Liason Officer Collaboration and Partnerships role, MUA searched for a dynamic, self-driven, and result-oriented professional, a bill Otieno fits as per his years of experience and career history.
One of his key responsibilities is to provide a framework for maintaining good standards and procedures in the sourcing and maintenance of partnerships and collaborations.
He was also tasked with identifying, evaluating, and developing collaborative opportunities with external stakeholders, both locally and internationally, in terms of research collaborations, joint projects, student exchange programs, internships, funding opportunities, and other initiatives.
Other tasks are preparing, coordinating, and implementing partnership and collaboration agreements like Memorandums of Collaborations and establishing and maintaining partnerships with other institutions, organizations, and industry partners.
Otieno will also facilitate the exchange of knowledge, resources, and expertise through joint research projects, exchange programmes, academic programs, and conferences.
The veteran journalist worked at the Standard Group for over 15 years before quitting in February this year and went back to teaching at Daystar University.
At Daystar University's School of Communication, the anchor worked in the Department of Language and Performing Arts.
Meanwhile, during his stint at Standard Group, Frank Otieno hosted the popular education show titled Dau La Elimu, besides serving as a Manager - Newspaper Education.
He also previously served as Editor Kiswahili desk, and senior reporter and Bureau Chief in Kisumu County
Otieno graduated from Moi University in 2006 and then worked as a teacher in several schools prior to his illustrious media career that spanned over two decades.