Senior Planning and Resource Mobilization Officer Job Careers -Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Organization: Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy
Executive Secretary

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 Senior Planning and Resource Mobilization
Officer will coordinate IUCEA’s planning activity, preparation and
administration of the budget, preparation of proposals for fundraising and
negotiating with the development partners to ensure adequate and sustainable
financial resources are mobilized to implement IUCEA’s projects and programs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate process of preparing Strategic/Master Plans and ensuring
    its effective implementation and review
  • Work closely with Division/Unit/Section heads, and other
    professional staff of IUCEA in the development of budget and capital
    improvement plan
  • Administer and manage all aspects of the budget functions including
    examining the budget estimates or proposals for accuracy, precision, and
    completeness during the budgeting process, ensuring conformity with
    financial procedures, policies and organizational objectives during the
    process of implementation, carrying out the mid-year review of IUCEA
    budget every January and advice on the possibility of budget flexibility
    when need arises
  • Develop annual financial resource mobilization plans and targets
  • Initiate, plan, coordinate and facilitate the development and
    implementation of resource mobilization strategies and activities of IUCEA
    and ensure adequate and sustainable financial resources to the institution
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of policies for proper
    management of donor funds
  • Facilitate and coordinate the development of IUCEA funding proposals
    with relevant Divisions/units/ sections and technical staff
  • Coordinate the development of work plans for donor funded projects
    and programs to ensure proper management of mobilized funds
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the execution of projects/programs
    of IUCEA
  • Monitor funds sources, agency expenditures and allotments while
    ensuring compliance with legislative intent, accounting regulations and
    audit compliance principles
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned by the Deputy
    Executive Secretary (PFA)from time to time

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Strategic Plan, Capital Investment Plan, Budget
    procedure/guidelines, and Work plans
  • Timely Midyear review of IUCEA budget
  • Minutes of status of the budget with budget implementation committee
  • Resource Mobilization strategies, policies and procedures developed
    and updated regularly
  • Funding proposals and work plans for mobilized resources
  • Funds mobilized in right quantities
  • Progress reports for donor funded projects prepared regularly and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Economics or MBA with
    specialization in Strategic Planning and Management, Finance or Business
    Management from a recognized institution
  • Certificate or diploma in strategic planning, monitoring and
    evaluation or its equivalent will be an added advantage
  • At least eight (8) years, 3 years must be at senior similar position
    in either public service, a large private or international organization.
  • Working experience with bilateral and multilateral development
    partners is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate capacity for resource mobilization in his previous
  • Must be able to provide team leadership in resource mobilization,
    manage diversity, conflict and change, have proposal writing, project
    cycle management, conceptual, Analytical, communication and lobbying
    skills, public relations, planning, negotiation, networking, judgment,
    fundraising, budgeting, decision making, report writing and presentation skills.
  • S/He must be computer literate, knowledge of potential donors and
    understanding of procedure for accessing resources from international
    organizations and financial institutions.
  • S/he must be fluent in English.
  • Age: Below 55

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
  • Addresses of three referees, one of
    which should be the current immediate supervisor
  • Proof of nationality such as National ID
    or Biodata page of the passport.

Applications should
be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ………..Title of Position….” in hard copy
(by hand or courier) addressed to:

The Executive
Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe
Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 25th March 2019

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