Higher Education Officer (Standards Recognition and Equation Of Qualifications) Employment Opportunity – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

 

Job Title:    Higher Education Officer
(Standards Recognition and Equation Of Qualifications)

Organisation: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Higher Education Officer, SRE

 

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 SRE Department;

·       
Assists
in planning and scheduling of meetings within the SRE Department;

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

·       
Supports
and implements the Higher Education Qualifications Framework;

·       
Assists
in the development and review of all institutional standards including minimum
standards for licensing and accreditation of institutions, minimum entry
requirements and minimum standards for all courses of study;

·       
Assists
the SHEO on matters of Standards, Recognition and Equation of Qualifications;

·       
Assists
the SHEO in the preparation and update of a Database of all Recognized and
Equated Qualifications;

·       
Provides
career guidance to prospective students on admission criteria and other course
of study requirements;

·       
Assists
in coordinating awareness workshops to inform and guide institutions on
emerging issues regarding SRE of qualifications e.g. fraud detection and
forgery in academic qualifications;

·       
Assists
in the dissemination of reports within the Unit for the attention of the DQAA;

·       
Engages
in benchmarking activities in order to underscore best practices and appreciate
various education systems and the different international certification
processes;

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

·       
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:

·       
Holds a
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;

·       
A PhD 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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