Kabale University Deputy Vice Chancellors Jobs in Uganda Jobs in Uganda

Kabale University Deputy Vice Chancellors Jobs in Uganda Jobs in Uganda


  • Kabale University (KAB) is one of the Public Universities of Uganda.

  • KAB enjoys the unique status of being the first University of its kind in Uganda, to metamorphose from private to public.

  • It was established by the Parliament of Uganda through Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 36 of 16th July 2015, in accordance with The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act (2001) (as amended).

  • Prior to this, KAB was a not-for-profit Private University, created and owned by the people of the Kigezi Region of South-Western Uganda.

  • The University admitted its 42 pioneer students in 2002, and presently has an enrolment of 3000 students; coming from all parts of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC Congo, and Sudan. KAB was granted Charter Certificate No. UI.CH.008 on 29th September 2014.

  • The main Campus is located on Kikungiri Hill in Kabale Municipality, about 2km off Kabale–Katuna-Kigali (Rwanda) Highway.

  • The University currently offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Computing Library & Information Science, Faculty of Engineering, Technology, Applied Design

  • The University now seeks applications for the positions of Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic Affairs and Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Finance & Administration


    NOTE

  • Those who applies earlier needed not to apply

    Purpose of the job

  • To provide leadership and coordination of teaching, research and publications matters including policy and standards.

    key Duties & Responsibilities

  • In line with the relevant laws and the University Strategic Plan, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs shall be the First Deputy Vice-Chancellor and shall:

  • Assist the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his or her functions and in that regard be responsible for the Academic Affairs of the University.

  • In the absence of the Vice-Chancellor perform the functions of Vice-Chancellor.

  • Initiate, obtain approval of and promote policies, plans and programs that enhance the academic and professional excellence of the University.

  • Oversee the development, implementation and review of the policy framework for monitoring the quality, standards and management of the University’s academic programs.

  • Establish systems for the planning, development and review of undergraduate, postgraduate, research programs and any other academic programs of the University.

  • Oversee the selection and admission of students.

  • Initiate and coordinate the development and review of curricula for academic programs offered at the University.

  • Monitor compliance in setting and marking all examinations in accordance with the established regulations.

  • Establish systems for students’ timely completion of academic programmes.

  • Promote partnerships and networking for academic growth and development in the University.

  • Perform such other functions that may be delegated to him or her by the Vice-Chancellor or assigned by the University Council.

    Key Outputs

  • Comprehensive and sound academic policies, plans and programs developed and implemented.
    Framework for monitoring quality, standards and management of academic programs developed and implemented.

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate, research programs and other academic programs of the University planned, developed, implemented, reviewed and continuously improved.

  • Establishment of partnerships and networks for academic growth and development in the University.

    Person Specifications

    Academic Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Competencies

  • Should have a PhD from a recognized University/Institution

  • Should have at least ten (10) years of proven experience in teaching, research, leadership and administration

  • Be at least at the rank of Associate Professor at the time of application.

  • Should demonstrate academic leadership through publication and research output.

  • Have an understanding of the relevant legal framework for management of higher education in Uganda.

  • Should have good leadership, communication, negotiation and people skills.

  • Be aged at least 40 years at the time of application.

    Purpose of the job

  • To ensure efficient and sound financial management, planning, prudent investment and administration of the University.

    key Duties and responsibilities

  • In line with the relevant laws and the University Strategic Plan, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance & Administration shall be the Second Deputy Vice-Chancellor and shall:

  • Assist the Vice-Chancellor in the performance of his or her functions and in that regard shall oversee the Finances and Administration of the University.

  • Be responsible for the planning
    and development of the University.

  • Oversee the preparation and implementation of the University’s recurrent and development budgets.

  • Oversee development, roll out and review of the University’s Strategic Plan, investment portfolios and operational plans.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of policy framework for the use and management of the University’s fiscal and human resources and other assets in accordance with approved regulations.

  • Oversee the preparation of budgets, including research budgets, for all Faculties, Schools, and Institutes, Colleges or other academic bodies.

  • Monitor income, banking and expenditure of all income-generating Units for compliance with the University’s approved policy, plans, budgets and regulations.

  • Oversee the production of performance reports on finance and administration by all academic and administrative Units of the University.

  • Monitor the development and implementation of staff development programs.

  • Establish systems for the mobilization and utilization of resources for various activities of the University.

  • Contribute to the promotion of partnerships and networking for the growth and development of the University.

    Key outputs

  • Timely preparation, implementation and reporting on the University’s budgets.

  • Viable strategic and operational plans and investment portfolios developed and implemented.

  • Budgets for all Faculties, Schools, and Institutes, Colleges or other academic bodies developed.

  • Systems for resource mobilization established.

  • Annual reports produced.

  • Policy framework for proper management of the University’s fiscal and human resources and other assets developed and implemented.

  • Compliance of all University Units with legal and financial policies.

  • Reporting on financial performance by all University Units done.

  • Development and implementation of staff development programs monitored.

  • Staff performance monitored and appraised.
    Acquisition, utilization and disposal of assets and management of the Assets Register monitored.

    Person Specifications

    Academic Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Competencies

  • Must have a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from a reputable institution.

  • Possession of a PhD in the relevant field
    OR any of the following professional qualifications (e.g. ACCA, CPA or ICSA) will be an added advantage.

  • Should have at least ten (10) years of proven experience in management, leadership and administration, at least 4 of which should have been at a senior managerial level from a reputable Organization

  • Should have good knowledge and skills of financial management and resource mobilization.

  • Should have knowledge and experience in strategic planning and budgeting, policymaking and implementation in higher education.

  • Have an understanding of the relevant policy and legal framework for financial management for higher education in Uganda.

  • Should have good communication, negotiation and people skills.

  • Be aged at least 40 years at the time of application.

    Mode of Application

  • Electronic (email) OR hardcopy applications shall be accepted.

    Candidates should send:

  • Hardcopy: by courier, a sealed application pack containing six copies of the following:
    Signed application letter.

  • A detailed up-to-date CV including working contact details.

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates, national identity card or bio-data page of their passport.

  • Names and contact details of three referees who should be advised to send confidential references directly to the Search Committee address below.

  • The references should cover the following areas; the candidate’s academic credentials, experience, leadership, managerial and administrative skills and personal integrity.
    The envelope should be clearly marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF DVC AA OR DVC FA”.

  • Electronic applications should have all the above documents attached and emailed to the address below with the respective subject.

  • The DEADLINE for receiving applications is 5:00 p.m on Monday 3rd February 2020 (East African Time).

    Secretary to the Search Committee,
    Kabale University, Kikungiri Campus,
    Plot 364 Kikungiri Hill,
    Kabale Municipality.
    Email: dvcsearch@kab.ac.ug

  • Shortlisted applicants SHALL be contacted in person.

  • Kabale University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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