Deputy Vice – Chancellor, Finance and Administration Job at Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title: Deputy Vice – Chancellor, Finance and

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)

Reports to:  Vice Chancellor

About UCU:

Uganda Christian University (UCU), a private institution founded in
1997 by the Province of the Church of Uganda is dedicated through teaching,
scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and social
involvement to the preparation of students for thoughtful, productive lives of
Christian faith and service in their respective professions and places.

Job Summary: UCU is seeking
to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and committed candidate to fill the
position of Deputy Vice – Chancellor, Finance and Administration. This is a
senior position within the University’s Management structure and the job holder
is the Chief Finance and Administration Officer of the University. The
successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation
of sound financial and administrative policies that ensure financial and
administrative strength needed by the University to realize its mission and

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, coordination
    and direction in the directorates within the division.
  • Coordinate preparation of financial
    statements, budgets, reports and auditing of University income and
    expenditure for presentation to management and boards for approval.
  • Liaise with Financial Institutions such as
    banks, relevant government offices, suppliers, creditors, student, staff
    and faculty/department on various management and technical issues.
  • Develop and implement all fiscal,
    administrative policies and appropriate procedures to ensure common
    understanding in the performance of duties and responsibilities and align
    them to the University’s strategic plan.  The job holder must
    constantly monitor the operations direction in line with the strategic
    plan of the University
  • Ensure each department has easy access to
    policies and procedures to ensure continued service delivery.
  • Secretary to the Council and its Boards;
  • Serve as accounting officer and be
    responsible for the management and administration of University finances
    and human resources;
  • Provide and maintain an effective
    budgetary planning and auditable process for ensuring strict compliance
    with all approved budgets each financial year;
  • Propose for enactment and coordinate
    robust Human Resources policies, procedures and systems that attract and
    retain qualified and experienced personnel;
  • Ensure that the University delivers high
    quality services to all its stakeholders;
  • Ensure the development, deployment and
    support of an information technology strategy throughout the University
    for management, students, academic and administrative needs;
  • Custodian of the University Seal, policies
    and documents;
  • Design and co-ordinate procurement
    policies, and procedures that would ensure the University receives quality
    services from suppliers and gets value for its money;
  • Keep and maintain  inventory of all
    University assets;
  • Keep and maintain all types of University
  • Any other duties as may be prescribed by
    the Vice Chancellor in the advancement of the University.

Qualifications, Skills and

  • Must be a person of strong faith and
    integrity, a committed Christian and member of the Church of Uganda or of
    the Anglican Communion Churches in fellowship with the Church of Uganda;
  • Should preferably have at least twelve
    (12) years progressive experience in finance and management positions at a
    senior level;
  • Should have a good Masters’ degree from a
    recognized institute of higher learning. A PhD or higher professional
    qualifications such as ACCA/CPA/MBA majoring in Finance Management, etc
    will be an added advantage;
  • Strong team leadership skills and
    demonstrable knowledge of strategic planning;
  • Competency in Accounting & Financial
    Management in a large organization;
  • Excellent verbal / written communication
  • Strong organizational and negotiating
  • Knowledge of national laws and policies in
  • Competency in MS Office Applications and
    accounting Software;
  • Demonstrable capability for supervision
    and monitoring of subordinated directorates/departments dispersed across
    the University;
  • Should be at least 40 years of age.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this job opportunity, Please Send an
application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated
Curriculum Vitae and three references.

Copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts

 Applications must be addressed to:

The Secretary
Search Committee for position of Deputy Vice Chancellor 
Uganda Christian University
Po Box 4, Mukono, Uganda

Deadline: Wednesday, 15th May 2013
at 5:00p.m.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be


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