Ruth Atidah Mitalo

Name: Dr. Ruth Atidah Mitalo

Registrar Administration & Human Resource

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Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
2014-2019PhD in Business Administration (Human Resource Management) – UoN
2011-2012MBA (Human Resource Management) – UoN
2008-2010Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)- KEMU
2005-2007Diploma in Personnel Management (KNEC) – Technical University of Kenya
2009-2011Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS, K) – ICPSK

Field of Specialization

Human Resource Management

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, IHRM
  • Member, ICPS (K)

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2020-Kibabii UniversityDVC (AFD)Registrar Administration & Human Resource
2015-2019Multimedia UniversityDVC/AF&PHuman Resource Manager
  • Planning, organizing, coordinating and administering all human resource and administration activities in the University;
  • Coordinating development, review and implementation of human resource and administration policies, rules and regulations;
  • Overseeing development of human resource plans and strategies;
  • Developing and institutionalizing performance appraisal process;
  • Advising on career development and review of Career Progression Guidelines;
  • Interpreting labour laws and other statutes that impact on human resource in the organization;
  • Coordinating industrial relations and staff welfare;
  • Reviewing of terms and conditions of service;
  • Ensuring proper utilization of human resources in the organization and advising on proper deployment;
  • Ensuring compliance with all the statutory and regulatory requirements relating to Human Resource and Administration; and Managing and developing staff.
2012-2015Multimedia UniversityVice ChancellorAssistant Registrar Council Secretariat
  • Formulation and implementation of University Policies
  • Preparation of departmental budgets and estimates
  • Advice on matters related to conduct of meetings.
  • Attending all meetings of the University’s Council, Management and also of many other key Council and Management Committees.
  • Preparing notices, agenda, Minutes and disseminating the actions arising from Council meetings.
    Line manager for the Secretariat team
2011-2012Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and TechnologyRegistrar AdministrationSenior Administrative Assistant (Human Resource Department)
  • Compiling information relating to recruitment, appointment and transfers;
  • Maintaining human resources records by recording new hires, transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications, merit increases; tracking vacation, sick leave.
  • Preparing human resource reports;
  • Implementing human resource decisions within existing rules, regulations and procedure
  • Updating human resource database;
  • Complying with Human Resource statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Coordination of day to day operations of office.
2002-2011Technical University of KenyaVice ChancellorSecretary
  • Coordinating work flow in the office
  • Preparing correspondence and reports for signature.
  • Preparing agenda and notices for meetings and ensuring discrete handling of information.
  • Arranging travel through internal and external agents and preparation of travel expense reports.
  • Proper records management (both electronic and manual).
  • Maintaining office administration processes and information systems

Professional Research Interest

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Management
  • Organizational Behaviour


YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
2017ConsultantAudit of various companies on Governance issuesICPSK Governance AuditKshs.150,000

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Joint Moderating Effect of Perceived Equity and Supervisor Support on the Relationship between Employee Compensation and Employee Performance in Kenyan Chartered Public Universities. European Journal of Business and Management (IISTE). ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 222-2839 (Online), Vol.10, No. 36, 2018. Ruth Mitalo, Florence Muindi, Peter K’Obonyo and G.P. Pokhariyal.
  2. Employee Compensation and Performance in Kenyan Chartered Public Universities: International Journal of Current Aspects in Human Resource Management (IJCAHRM) Vol. 1, Issue II, 2018, pp 149-159, ISSN 2616-6976. Ruth Mitalo, Florence Muindi, Peter K’Obonyo and G.P. Pokhariyal.
  3. Employee Compensation, Supervisor Support and Performance in Kenyan Chartered Public Universities: International Journal of Current Aspects in Human Resource Management (IJCAHRM) Vol. 1, Issue III, 2018, pp 194-203, ISSN 2616-6976. Ruth Mitalo, Florence Muindi, Peter K’Obonyo and G.P. Pokhariyal.