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Higher Education Officer (Research and Innovation) Job Careers – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

 

Job Title:    Higher Education Officer
(Research and Innovation)

Organisation: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Higher Education Officer, Research and Innovation

 

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 planning and management of research studies and general research policy;

·       
Assists
in the development and review of the NCHE research and planning related
policies and programmes;

·       
Manages
and updates the NCHE Research Database and Agenda;

·       
Assists
in the management and training of Research Assistants/Field Officers etc, to
implement   research projects;

·       
Assists
in designing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and instruments   for data collection;

·       
Assists
in reviewing of the appropriate software for statistical analysis;

·       
Assists
in the data collection and analysis;

·       
Assists
in carrying out research activities and publishes results in reputable journals
and internationally recognized conference proceedings;

·       
Assists
in the organization of awareness workshops to inform Higher Education
institutions on issues regarding statistical data like enrolment ratio etc;

·       
Assists
in the preparation of disseminative reports (annual reports etc) for the
attention of the Director ICT, Research and Innovation;

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

 

Expected Outputs  

·       
Work
activity plans;

·       
Research
related activities

·       
Acquisition
of research grants;

·       
Institutional
surveys and general Research Reports

·       
Unit
evaluation reports showing targets achieved;

·       
Documented
developmental strategies;

·       
Publications
in respective periodicals.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Masters’ degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Monitoring
and Evaluation, or related field from a recognized university;

·       
Must
have proven research management credentials as lecturer (or above) at a
university for at least 2 years or must have been a higher education officer in
a government department for 2 years;

·       
Must be
ICT literate;

·       
Knowledge   and experience of research methods and
research projects management;

·       
Knowledge
and experience in using statistical analysis software and Database management
systems is essential;

·       
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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