Inter University Council for East Africa Senior Planning and Resource Mobilization Officer Jobs in Uganda

Inter University Council for East Africa Senior Planning and Resource Mobilization 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 Education 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 Planning and Resource Mobilization Officer (P2) from qualified individuals from any of the EAC Partner States.

Job title:

  • Senior Planning and Resource Mobilization Officer
  • Planning, Finance and Administration (PFA)
  • Planning and Resource Mobilization
    Grade: P2
    Job Reports to:
  • Deputy Executive Secretary

    Job Purpose:

    The job holder will coordinate IUCEA’s planning activity, preparation and administration of the budget, preparation of proposals for fundraising and negotiating with the development partners to ensure adequate and sustainable financial resources are mobilized to implement IUCEA’s projects and programs.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate process of preparing Strategic/Master Plans and ensuring its effective implementation and review
  • Work closely with Division/Unit/Section heads, and other professional staff of IUCEA in the development of budget and capital improvement plan
  • Administer and manage all aspects of the budget functions including examining the budget estimates or proposals for accuracy, precision, and completeness during the budgeting process, ensuring conformity with financial procedures, policies and organizational objectives during the process of implementation, carrying out the mid-year review of IUCEA budget every January and advice on the possibility of budget flexibility when need arises
  • Develop annual financial resource mobilization plans and targets
  • Initiate, plan, coordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategies and activities of IUCEA and ensure adequate and sustainable financial resources to the institution
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of policies for proper management of donor funds
  • Facilitate and coordinate the development of IUCEA funding proposals with relevant Divisions/units/ sections and technical staff
  • Coordinate the development of work plans for donor funded projects and programs to ensure proper management of mobilized funds
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the execution of projects/programs of IUCEA
  • Monitor funds sources, agency expenditures and allotments while ensuring compliance with legislative intent, accounting regulations and audit compliance principles
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary (PFA)from time to time

    Key Performance Indicators
  • Strategic Plan, Capital Investment Plan, Budget procedure/guidelines, and Work plans
  • Timely Midyear review of IUCEA budget
  • Minutes of status of the budget with budget implementation committee
  • Resource Mobilization strategies, policies and procedures developed and updated regularly
  • Funding proposals and work plans for mobilized resources
  • Funds mobilized in right quantities
  • Progress reports for donor funded projects prepared regularly and timely

    Minimum Job Requirements


  • At least a Masters degree in Economics or MBA with specialization in Strategic Planning and Management, Finance or Business Management from a recognized institution

    Professional Qualifications
  • Certificate or diploma in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation or its equivalent will be an added advantage

    Work Experience
  • Minimum eight (8) years, 3 years must be at senior similar position in either public service, a large private or international organization.
  • Working experience with bilateral and multilateral development partners is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate capacity for resource mobilization in his previous experience.

    Key Competencies
  • Must be able to provide team leadership in resource mobilization, manage diversity, conflict and change, have proposal writing, project cycle management, conceptual, Analytical, communication and lobbying skills, public relations, planning, negotiation, networking, judgment, fundraising, budgeting, decision making, report writing and presentation skills.
  • S/He must be computer literate, knowledge of potential donors and understanding of procedure for accessing resources from international organizations and financial institutions.
  • S/he must be fluent in English.

    Tenure and Remuneration
  • The successful applicant for the post shall serve for a term of 5 years, 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 will be contacted.
  • The successful candidate shall be notified of his/her appointment by the 1st July, 2019.
  • The deadline for submission of applications to the IUCEA Secretariat is 25th March 2019.
  • Applications letters should be sent in electronic or hard copies by registered mail and 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 Planning and Resource Mobilization 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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