Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Principal Innovations and Outreach Officer in Uganda

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Principal Innovations and Outreach Officer in Uganda


  • The job holder will provide leadership in the coordination of innovations and outreach for higher education institutions.

  • S/He will coordinate activities to enhance innovations undertaken in higher education institutions in the region.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promoting the development of viable research, innovations and outreach programmes to address socio-economic needs in the East African Community.

  • Facilitating development of joint research, innovation and outreach projects among higher education and research institutions in the region.

  • Facilitating linkages between higher education institutions and the business community through development of collaborative research and innovation programmes and projects.

  • Facilitating organisation of regional conferences, workshops, and seminars to disseminate research results to stakeholders.

  • Facilitating exchange of information between researchers and the general society related to research, innovation and outreach activities: identification, execution and monitoring and evaluation.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Research management information system and outreach activities available and periodically updated,

  • Number of research projects/programmes developed and funded,

  • Number of intra- and inter-institutional research networks established ,

  • Number of regional seminars, conferences, and workshop organised,

    Minimum Job Requirements

    Academic Qualifications

  • Have a Masters’ degree in Science, Mathematics, ICT, Engineering or related fields from a recognized institution.

  • A PhD is an added advantage.

    Work Experience

  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in teaching and/or research at the rank of Lecturer or equivalent in a recognized higher
    education or research institution, 3 years at Senior Management level.

    Key Competencies

  • Must have sound knowledge of research, innovation and outreach services delivery by higher education or research institution

  • Have sound experience in research proposal and report writing

  • Be conversant with academic programs in higher education and the multiple challenges and global pressures facing them

  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Have sound computer knowledge and skills

    How to Apply

  • The deadline for submission of applications to the IUCEA Secretariat is 6th April, 2020.

    Application letters should be accompanied with the following:

  • Certified copies of the applicant’s degree awards

  • Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

  • Addresses of three referees, one of which should be of the current immediate supervisor.

  • Applications marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF …….


  • Applications shall be sent to the following address:

    The Executive Secretary
    Inter-University Council for East Africa
    P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel +256 414 256 251/2

  • E-mail recruit@iucea.org


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