NCHE Job Vacancies – Higher Education Officer – Licensing and Accreditation (University)

Job Title: Higher
Education Officer – Licensing and Accreditation (University)

Organization: The
National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Higher Education Officer, Licensing and Accreditation
About NCHE:
The National Council for Higher
Education (NCHE) was established under “The Universities and Other
Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001” for regulating and guiding the establishment
and management of institutions of higher learning, regulating the quality of
higher education, equating of qualifications and for advising government on
higher education issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Receives
    and scrutinizes academic programmes to ensure that they comply with the
    requirements of NCHE’s accreditation;
  • Technically
    supports the Head, University Unit to organize programme assessment;
  • Manages
    all academic programme inventory both electronically and through hard
    copies;
  • Supports
    in the day-to-day activities of licensing and accreditation of
    Universities
  • Technically
    supports in conducting research and publications in reputable Journals and
    Internationally recognized conference proceedings and other relevant
    Policy Bodies
  • Assists
    in organizing awareness workshops to inform universities on the emerging
    issues regarding licensing and accreditation procedures ;
  • Technically
    supports the preparation of disseminative reports (visitations,
    inspections etc) for the attention of the Head, University Unit;
  • Performs
    any other duties that may be assigned from time-to-time by the Head,
    University Unit. 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Fully
    managed programme inventory
  • Work
    activity plans;
  • Evaluation
    reports showing targets achieved;
  • Periodic
    Programme reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should preferably hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant
    discipline from a recognized University;
  • The
    incumbent must have taught in a Tertiary Institution for at least two
    years at the level of a Tutor and above or must have been a Higher
    Education Official in a Government Department or Regulatory Body for two
    years;
  • Comprehensive
    working knowledge of Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development and
    Assessment is essential;
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages,
    specifically EXCEL, Database Management and MYSQL is essential;
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Working
    knowledge of Project Management is desirable
  • Working
    knowledge of International Standard organizations (ISO) is desirable.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send seven sealed copies of: an application letter; an
up-to-date and detailed CV including names and contacts of three credible
referees; copies of academic qualifications; and any other relevant documents.
Applications should be submitted during office hours (9.00am – 5.00pm) to: The
Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education, Plot 34 Cavers
Crescent, P.O. Box 76, Kyambogo Uganda, East Africa.
Deadline: 9th February 2015
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