Makerere University Academic & Career Support Officer Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University Academic & Career Support Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Academic & Career Support Officer

Type: Full Time , Industry: Education & Training , Category: Administrative & Office

Jobs at:

Makerere University

Deadline of this Job:
23rd December 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa


Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

The Directorate of Human Resources, Makerere University seeks to recruit persons of high integrity and professionalism to fill three full-time positions under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

Position: Academic & Career Support Officer

Immediate Supervisor: Program Manager

Tenure of Appointment: 2 Years Contract .

Job Description

  • Coordinate with the Support services and Welfare Officer to Organise orientation program for new Scholars & General Assemblies
  • Coordinate with College-based Co-ordinators on academic internship, Research and field attachment/field trips for the MCF Scholars
  • Oversee the Mentorship Programme
  • Co-ordinate the Skills Development Programmes and the selection of Scholars leadership and career development opportunities
  • Ensure timely & appropriate procurement of the required goods and services
  • Produce activity and quarterly reports
  • Any other duties assigned by the Program Manager

    Job Skills: Not Specified

    Essential Academic Qualifications and Experience Education:

  • A Masters University Degree (by research) from a recognized University and a Bachelor Honors degree in Education, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Human Resource Management, Psychology,
    Counselling and Guidance or any similar field. An advanced certificate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in a related field including Skills Development, Mentorship or Career Guidance
  • Experience in designing, implementing and managing i academic scholarship/Mentorship programmes Working experience with at least one Youth Programme


  • A good understanding of policies and regulations of a University with specific regards to academics
  • Ability to engage with the Youth and Excellent Customer care service skills
  • Ability to work in a team and with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and deliver within tight timelines
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of work-related information and data
  • Relevant Computer Skills vii. Excellent Written and Verbal Communications
  • Self-Motivation, Result-oriented and Team Player
  • Languages: Excellent written and spoken command of English

    Job Education Requirements: Masters University Degree

    Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

    Job application procedure

    Interested persons with suitable qualifications should submit their applications, Curriculum Vitae and academic documents (three copies/ sets), giving full details of applicants' education, qualifications, work experience, present salary and recommendations from at least two referees

    Applications should be hand delivered to Planning and Development Department, Lincoln Flats Block C, Room C 1 not later than 23 December 2019

    Applications will be addressed to:

    The Director
    Human Resource Directorate
    Makerere University
    P.O Box 7062, Kampala

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