Kyambogo University Senior Counsellor Jobs in Uganda

Kyambogo University Senior Counsellor Jobs in Uganda

Purpose of the Job

  • To coordinate the provision of counseling and guidance services to the students and members of staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To coordinate the planning and development of appropriate programs, strategies and activities for counselling and guidance at the University.

  • To counsel and guide staff and students to resolve their problems of any nature.

  • To provide competent advice to students on their careers.

  • To compile and maintain a record of useful information on guidance and counseling services and make it available to the clients.

  • To support the Dean of Students, the Medical Officer, the Wardens and other University department organs in the day-to-day care of staff and students as the cases may require.

  • To coordinate the development and dissemination of guidelines on counseling and guidance services.

  • To organize and conduct counselling and guidance training programs and mentorship

  • To refer clients to other specialized service entities found appropriate.

  • To perform other duties assigned by the Dean of Students

    Key Outputs

  • Programs, strategies and actuals planned and implemented

  • Staff and students assisted in resolving their problems.

  • Career advice given to students.

  • Useful information on guidance and counseling compiled and maintained.

  • Information gathered from other career guidance and counseling organizations/departments.

  • Seminars on guidance and counseling organized for staff and students.

    Person Specification


  • Should have a minimum of Master’s Degree in the field of Guidance and Counseling or its equivalent from a recognized awarding University / Institution.

  • Should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling or its equivalent from a recognized awarding University / Institution.


  • Should have good interpersonal relations.

  • Should have skills in handling students’ problems and welfare.

  • Should be mature person with positive attitude towards people.

  • Should possess high supervision
    and coordination skills.

    Working Experience

  • Should have at least six (6) years’ working experience, three (3) of which must have been at level of Counsellor in University administration or higher Institution preferably in students’ welfare.

    Age limit;

  • Should be below the age of 55 years at the time of application.

    How to Apply

    Interested persons who meet the minimum requirements should submit their applications together with the following:

  • A detailed and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts, certificates, professional qualifications and appointment letters.

  • Names and addresses of three referees.

  • Copies of National Identity Card, birth certificate or copies of relevant pages of the passport indicating the applicant’s date of birth.

  • Sealed application should be sent to the address below not later than 17th July 2020, 5:00pm East African Time.

    Director Human Resources
    Kyambogo University
    Second Floor, Administration Block (Records Office)
    P.O. Box 1,
    Kyambogo, Kampala

  • Tel +256 414 286 452


  • Only short listed candidates shall be contacted for interviews

  • Applicants who shall not hear from Kyambogo University upon completion of the selection exercise should consider themselves as unsuccessful.
    Kyambogo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    NB: In case of teaching positions, applicants who had applied under the open advertisement which was posted on the website in December 2019 need not reapply.

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