Higher Education Officer (Institutional Licencing and Accreditation) Jobs – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

 

Job Title:    Higher Education Officer
(Institutional Licencing and Accreditation)

Organisation: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Higher Education Officer, ILA

 

About US:

National Council for
Higher Education (NCHE) was established as the regulator of higher education to
implement the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of Parliament
(UOTIA, 2001). By the provisions of the Act, NCHE is mandated to guide the
establishment of institutions of higher learning as well as ensure delivery of
quality and relevant education to all qualified persons.

 

NCHE has strived to
achieve its mandate to ensure that relevant and sustainable quality higher
education is provided at all Higher Educational Institutions in Uganda. Through
strategic intervention areas NCHE is strategically positioned as it pursues its
mandate through mandatory functions.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assists
in the preparation of budgets and work plans for the ILA Unit;

·       
Assists
in planning and scheduling of meetings with in the ILA Unit;

·       
Engages
in inspections, verifications and Administrative follow-up visits to
institutions and shares findings within the Department;

·       
Ensures
the proper functioning of Accreditation and Licensing repository, maintenance
and updating of ILA files in the Unit;

·       
Assists
in the selection of Peer Assessors for the review and assessment of programmes
including professional associations and regulatory bodies where relevant;

·       
Assists
in coordinating awareness workshops to inform and guide institutions on
emerging issues regarding ILA of institutions;

·       
Assists
in the preparation of reports on all matters of ILA to Higher Authorities
(Council, Committees and Management);

·       
Organizes
benchmarking activities in order to promote lesson learning and good practice;

·       
Assists
in dissemination of reports within the Department;

·       
Engages
in research and publications in reputable journals and internationally
recognized conference proceedings on ILA;

·       
Carries
out any other duties that may be assigned from time to-time by the immediate
Supervisor.

 

Expected Outputs  

·       
Work
activity plans and budgets;

·       
Publications
in relevant periodicals;

·       
Unit
evaluation reports showing targets achieved;

·       
Number
and type of workshops/conferences successfully organized;

·       
Number
of standards developed/revised;

·       
Number
and type of collaborative initiatives conducted;

·       
Number
and type of procedures and guidelines in place and functional

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a
recognized institution;

·       
A PhD
degree is an added advantage;

·       
Teaching
experience in a University or Tertiary Institution is an added advantage;

·       
Demonstrated
knowledge of quality standards and regulations in higher education;

·       
Must be
ICT literate;

·       
Must
have good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should electronically submit as one
attachment the following:

·       
Application
letter;

·       
Updated
Curriculum Vitae; including names and contacts of three credible referees;

·       
Academic
qualifications/credentials;

·       
Valid
National Identity Card/Driving Permit/Passport; and;

·       
Any
other relevant documents to support the application.

 

The application
should be addressed to the Executive Director of National Council for Higher
Education and sent via email on recruit@unche.or.ug

 

NB: The subject of
the email should clearly state the name of applicant and the position applied
for.

 

Deadline: Friday, 11th December 2020 by 4:00pm

 

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