Inter University Council for East Africa Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer Jobs in Uganda

Inter University Council for East Africa Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer Jobs in Uganda

Background Information

The Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources and research in the EAC Higher Learning Institutions.

The main objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among universities in East Africa, and with universities outside the region; (ii) provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s global competitiveness in higher education.

In order to fulfill its current mandate and to meet all its objectives, IUCEA now wishes to recruit a qualified person for the position of Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer (P2) on a Temporary Basis from qualified individuals from any of the EAC Partner States

Job Title:

  • Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer
  • Higher Education and Research Support Systems
  • Higher Education and Research Support Systems (HERSS)
  • Research and Innovation Coordination
    Grade: P2

    Job Reports to:
  • Principal Innovation and Outreach Officer
    Job Purpose:

    The job holder will provide support in management of research information system for higher education and research institutions in the Community, and a higher education research repository.

    S/He will participate in the development and coordination of higher education research projects/programmes,

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promoting research in higher education and establishing and maintaining a repository and research management information system
  • Documenting higher education capacity in the Community to guide sharing of resources among higher education institutions in the region
  • Promoting research in human capacity needs and emerging issues in the Community for enhancing sustainable socio-economic development and regional integration
  • Advising higher education institutions with respect to promotion of equity and the evelopment of regional human resources in the Community
  • Providing information to higher education institutions in the region on developments in higher education and research in other parts of the world
  • Work closely with other EAC institutions involved in research including EASTECO, EAHRC, LVBC and LVFO.

    Key Performance Indicators
  • Higher education information system developed and periodically updated
  • Repository of higher education research established and operationalized
  • Resource capacity of higher education institutions documented
  • Number and quality of research projects/programmes and publications
    on higher education in the region

    Minimum Job Requirements

    Academic Qualifications

  • Have Master’s degree from a recognized institution in areas of Science.
  • Technology and Innovation
  • A PhD will be an added advantage

    Work Experience
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in teaching/ lecturing at least at the rank of Senior Lecturer or equivalent in a recognized higher education or research institution, 3 years in Management of Research

    Key Competencies
  • Must have sound knowledge of research management
  • Have sound knowledge of information technology management
  • Have sound experience in research proposal and report writing and project evaluation
  • Be conversant with academic programs in higher education institutions and the multiple challenges and global pressures facing them
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have sound computer knowledge and skills

    Tenure and Remuneration
  • This is a temporary position.
  • The successful applicant for the post shall be appointed for 12 months, renewable once upon satisfactory performance.
  • A comprehensive remuneration package commensurate with the EAC P2 and immunities and privileges shall be offered to the suitable candidate.
  • Additional details on these packages may be obtained from the undersigned.

    Age Limit:
  • Not more than 55 years.

    How to Apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
  • The successful candidate shall be notified of his/her appointment by the last week of June 2018
  • The deadline for submission of applications to the IUCEA Secretariat is 25th March, 2019
  • Application letters should be accompanied with the following:
  • Certified copies of the applicants degree awards
  • Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Addresses of three referees, one of which should be of the current immediate supervisor
  • Proof of Nationality/copy of passport bio data page
  • Applications marked “Application for the Post of Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer addressed to:
  • The Executive Secretary
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa
  • Plot M833, Kigobe Road
  • Kampala, Kyambogo
  • P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
  • Tel: +256 414 256 251/2
  • Fax: +256 414 342 007
  • E-mail:

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