Education Careers – Dean of Students at Kyambogo University

Job Title:       Dean of Students
Organization: Kyambogo University
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Vice Chancellor
About US:
Kyambogo
University is the second largest Public University in Uganda. Since its
formation in 2003, the University has established itself as one of the leading
Universities in Uganda offering a number of academic programmes in line with
vocational education, teacher training, hands-on engineering, special needs
training, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, entrepreneurship and
management that meet the Market remands and development needs of the Country.
The Strategic Focus Areas of the University include: Teaching Learning;
Research, Innovation and Knowledge Generation; Physical Infrastructure,
Facilities and ICT Development; Institutional Development and Strategic
Marketing.
Job Summary: The Dean of Students will ensure the provision of
effective and efficient administrative services for the welfare and discipline
of students in accordance with the law, University rules and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of preparing annual work plans and
    financial budgets for the Office of the Dean of Students, halls of
    residence, sports and games, entertainment and directing their
    implementation.
  • Directing the supervision and control of the
    halls of residence and all matters related to the accommodation of both
    resident and non-resident students.
  • Overseeing the provision of catering,
    counselling and guidance services and coordinating student leadership and
    career development events.
  • Directing matters related to the operations
    of the Students Guild, coordinating, accrediting and guiding the
    activities of other student associations in line with policies and
    regulations of the University.
  • Guiding the Vice Chancellor and other
    University Managers on matters relating to student welfare and discipline.
  • The incumbent will be overseeing the
    organisation and management of student sports, games and recreational
    activities in line with the university budgets.
  • Provide support in the provision of Secretariat
    services to Committees managing student’s affairs.
  • Managing and assessing the performance of
    staff in the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Mentoring, coaching and counselling staff of
    the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Working closely with the various religious
    leaders in support of student’s spiritual well-being.
  • Working closely with University Managers for
    the delivery of welfare services to students including health and
    sanitation.
  • In charge of accrediting and advising on
    student accommodation outside the University campus and liaising between
    hostel owners and students for provision of acceptable services.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Annual work plans and financial budgets for
    the Office of the Dean of Students, halls of residence, sports and games,
    health facilities, entertainment prepared and implemented.
  • Halls of residence and all matters related to
    the accommodation of both resident and non-resident students managed.
  • Catering, counselling and guidance services
    provided and student leadership and career development events coordinated.
  • Students Guild operations managed and the
    activities of other student associations guided.
  • Advice to the Vice Chancellor and other
    University Managers on matters relating to student welfare and discipline
    tendered.
  • Student sports, games and recreational
    activities managed.
  • Secretariat services to Committees managing
    student’s affairs provided.
  • Staff managed and assessed.
  • Staff mentored, coached and counselled.
  • Religious leaders involved with students
    supported.
  • Student welfare services provided.
  • Student accommodation outside the University
    campus documented and service providers lobbied for acceptable services.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    degree in either Education Planning and Management, Human Resource
    Management, Counselling and Psychology, Psychology and Sociology from a
    recognized university.
  • The Dean of Students should possess a
    Bachelor’s degree in either Education, Arts (Social Sciences), Psychology,
    Social Work and Social Administration from a recognised institution.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in
    Institutions of Higher learning preferably in students’ welfare, five (5)
    of which should have been at senior management level.
  • High level of integrity with excellent
    communication, leadership and people skills.
  • Proven ability to understand student
    behavioural patterns, group dynamics and inspire disciplined behaviour.
  • The applicant should have emotional
    intelligence and the ability to critically analyze divergent student
    issues, problems, act proactively and concretise or establish appropriate
    solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams and
    transfer skills and knowledge to others through formal training and
    technical support.
  • Broad knowledge about University procedures
    and regulations relating to student affairs.
  • Broad working knowledge of the process and
    practice of arbitration, mediation and facilitating negotiation.
  • Proven ability to develop and establish
    extensive medium and long-term objectives, goals, strategies and a course
    of action to accomplish requirements of the University relating to
    student’s affairs.
  • Computer literate, with good working
    knowledge of standard office documentation software and conversant with
    the application of social media networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to sustain change and
    positively balance the combination of human resources, financial
    resources, and technology and change processes to realise the University’s
    strategic objectives.
  • Proven ability to plan, analyse and manage
    finances.
  • Age: Between 40-55 Years
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send six (6) copies of
their applications together with the following:
  • A Detailed and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of academic and professional
    qualifications.
  • Names and addresses of three referees who
    should be advised to send reference letters direct to the Director Human
    Resources under confidential cover.
  • Certified copies of the academic transcripts
    and certificates.
  • Copies of the birth certificate or copies of
    relevant pages of the passport or National ID indicating the applicant’s
    date of birth.
The
complete and sealed application should be addressed to:
The
Director Human Resources,
Kyambogo
University,
Second
Floor, Administration Block,
P.O.
Box 1, Kyambogo, Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 12th February 2016 by 5:00 pm

For
more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com
or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *