Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunity – Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)

Job Title:      Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: Research
and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Research and
Education Network for Uganda (RENU). RENU is a not-for-profit organisation that
encourages ICT-enabled collaboration among Ugandan researchers and the higher
education community by linking them to their peers and partners, nationally
within Uganda, regionally within Africa and internationally to the global
Research and Education (R&E) communities.
Job Summary:  The Chief Executive Officer will be reporting
to the Chairman of the RENU Board of Directors in the normal execution of
his/her duties, and will be responsible for driving towards the RENU vision,
and leading RENU in all aspects of its institutional function and development.
The Chief Executive Officer will be in charge of all aspects of RENU’s
management, including implementation of the strategic and operational plans of

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Masters’ degree in a field linked to ICT
    for Development, or Electrical; Telecommunications and Computer
    Engineering, or Computer Science, or Statistics and Mathematics, with
    strong and broad understanding of |CT’s ability to facilitate research,
    the development of science, technology and innovation. A PhD in the above
    fields is an added advantage.
  • At least ten years of experience in higher education institutional
    development at strategic management r level. Senior management or
    leadership will be an added advantage.
  • Possession of demonstrable experience, qualifications and competences
    in other important areas such as research, advanced ICT professional
  • Demonstrable ability to innovate, develop and implement new NREN
    business products, especially products that are ICT-enabled to support
    collaborative working and learning environments.
  • Excellent leadership skills including a sense of stewardship, the
    ability to build and lead teams, excellent communication skills to a level
    required in high-level fora, and good appreciation of the effective use of
    modern ICT-enabled communication tools.
  • Prior exposure and possessing an understanding of the workings of
    NRENs for supporting collaborative teaching, learning and research is
  • Experience in writing proposals for funding and capacity building is
    an advantage.
How to Apply:
Please send your
application to; . The application should be accompanied by
a complete up-to—date CV and copies of academic documents and contactable references.
The cover letter should be addressed to;
The Chairman, Board
of Directors,
Research and
Education Network for Uganda (RENU)
Deadline: Friday, 15th March, 2019 by 5:00
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