Chief Research and Innovation Coordination Officer Job Placement – Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Organization: Inter
University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive
Secretary – HEPPR
About US:
The Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic
institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating
the development of human resources and research in the region.  IUCEA is charged with a number of
responsibilities among them being to coordinate academic and research
activities jointly undertaken by Partner states and member university
institutions.  The main objectives of
IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among universities in East Africa, and
with universities outside the region; (ii) provide a forum for discussion on a
wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East
Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable
education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s global
competitiveness in higher education.
Job Summary: The Chief
Research and Innovation Coordination Officer will provide strategic leadership
in the process of developing research policy, planning, developing and
coordinating research projects/programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Tasked with promoting and enhancing research and
innovation coordination
·        
In charge of coordinating the establishment and
management of a higher education research repository and information system
·        
Tasked with strengthening research support to
higher education institutions and promoting strategic university/industry
collaboration
·        
Actively promoting and strengthening
collaborative research linkages regionally and internationally
·        
Collaborating in the development and
implementation of regional research and innovation and related policies and
agenda with other EAC Institutions
·        
Any other duty as may be assigned by Management
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Number
of research projects/programmes developed, funded and implemented by IUCEA
·        
Number
of functional research agreements/MoUs
·        
University/industry
collaboration framework in place and operationalized
·        
Number
of research centres of excellence benchmarked
·        
Number
of intra and inter-university research programmes established
·        
Higher
education research repository and information system in place and regularly
updated
·        
Number
of higher education research projects carried out and results there from
published
·        
Number
of innovation research programmes/projects developed and funded
·        
Number
of collaborative research projects between academia and private sector in place



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant must hold a PhD from a recognized
institution
·        
Ten or more years  of experience in teaching
and research at least at the rank of Senior Lecturer, Senior Researcher or
equivalent in a recognized higher education or research institution, five years
at senior management level
·        
Must
be familiar with research funding opportunities existing regionally and
internationally
·        
Extensive knowledge of research in higher education
·        
Possess
sound knowledge of proposal and report writing and evaluation
·        
Be
conversant with academic programs in EAC higher education institutions
and the multiple challenges and global pressures facing them
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills
·        
Good
computer skills
·        
Demonstrate
capacity for innovation
·        
Age: Below 50 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their following
application letters should be accompanied with the following:
·        
Certified copies of the applicants degree awards
·        
Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
·        
Addresses of three referees, one of which should
be the current immediate supervisor
·        
Proof of Nationality/copy of passport bio data
page
Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ………..Title
of Position….” in hard copy (by hand or courier) addressed to:
The Executive Secretary,
Inter-University Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe Road
Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 15th December 2017
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