Director Planning Job Vacancy – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:      Director Planning
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Vice
Chancellor (Development & External Relations)
About UCU:
Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological
College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College
trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The
local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The
Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the
College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s,
the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the
higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well.
Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Director,
Planning will provide oversight over drafting and reviews of the “Strategic
Plan” of the University, including establishing and monitoring the priorities
for teaching, research, and service in the University. Planning should prepare
detailed multiple year plans (e.g. 3 and 6 year plans) for the physical,
financial, human resource, and other requirements needed. Then, Planning should
develop and monitor annual business plans including collecting and reviewing
division and departmental goals and budgets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement an integrated strategic plan
that incorporates University programmes and services, financial plans, human
resource plans, and physical plant requirements;
Develop and recommend annual, 3, and 6 year plans
that coincide with the Strategic Plan;
Carry out periodic (mid-term) reviews of the
Strategic Plan;
Assure continuous coordination, goal-setting and
implementation of the Strategic Plan across all the University Departments;
Review and recommend annual department budgets;
Work closely with the Department of Finance to
assure that financial plans are carried out, including monitoring key financial
and performance ratios;
Liaise with all Departments and Human Resources to
formulate Human Resource requirements and comment on proposals for new staff;
Liaise with the Physical Planning Manager to assure
that the physical plant is well planned for, and meets the needs of the
Carry out periodic Institutional Research activities
to benchmark and assure that Uganda Christian University stays competitive;
Report to Cabinet and Council on strategic
leadership issues;
Perform any other official duties that may be
assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The Director Planning should possess a Masters in
Management or (Business or Public) Administration or related fields from a
recognised institution of Higher learning;
A minimum of five or more years’ experience at
senior level position performing similar roles as a planner or strategist;
Past exposure and experience of having worked in an
institution of Higher learning would be an added advantage;
Demonstrate high standards of integrity, ethics,
attention to detail, objective judgments and independence;
Good computer literacy skills with proficiency in
the use Microsoft Office packages such Excel, PowerPoint, Word and the
Excellent teamwork and organisation skills and team
Mature, demonstrated Christian Commitment;
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly
demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three
references.( Academic, Leadership and Pastoral). Please remember to attach two
(2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and send
The Manager
Human Resource & Administration
Christian University,
P.O. Box 4,
Mukono. Uganda
Deadline: 20th November, 2015

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