Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Job at National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Organization: The National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive
About NCHE:
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) was established under
“The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001” for
regulating and guiding the establishment and management of institutions of
higher learning, regulating the quality of higher education, equating of
qualifications and for advising government on higher education issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Is in charge of the QA/ACC Department;
  • Plans and directs all activities within QA/ACC
  • Prepares budgets for the QA/ACC
    Department; 5. Advises the Executive and Deputy Executive Director on all
    matters of QA/ACC within NCHE;
  • Reviews and sets standards for
    Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions in consultation with
    Executive and Deputy Executive Director;
  • Devises strategies on how to promote
    national interest in courses of study and professional qualifications
    among the different types of institutions of higher learning;
  • Develops any such innovative ideas to
    enhance the performance and quality of all matters of QA/ACC functions
    within NCHE;
  • Reviews and investigates complaints
    relating to higher education institutions and devises appropriate course
    of action;
  • Develops and constantly updates acceptable
    quality indicators for institutions of higher education in Uganda;
  • Promotes research activities and
    publications within the QA/ACC Department;
  • Carries out any other duties that may be
    assigned from time to time by his/her supervisors.
Expected Outputs:
  • Departmental budget reports:
  • Work activity plans:
  • Departmental evaluation reports showing
    targets achieved;
  • Documented developmental strategies
  • Documented policies and procedures of
  • Effectively implemented quality testing
    mechanisms to ensure Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions meet the
    minimum standards;
  • Publications in respective periodicals.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • Holds a PhD in a relevant discipline from
    a recognized University;
  • Must have taught in a university for at
    least 5 years at the level of a Senior Lecturer and above;
  • Have a minimum of 2 publications in peer -reviewed
    journal articles;
  • Experience as a Dean is an added
  • Must be ICT literate;
  • Good communication and interpersonal
  • Knowledge of Project Management is
  • Knowledge of International Standards
    Organizations (ISO) is desirable.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send seven sealed copies of:
an application letter; in up to date and detailed CV including names and
contacts of three credible referees; copies of academic qualifications; and any
other relevant documents. Applications should be submitted during office hours
(9.00am – 5.00pm) to: The Director, Human Resource and Administration, National
Council for Higher Education Plot 34, Cavers Crescent P.O. Box 76, Kyambogo
Uganda, East Africa.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted within 30 days after the expiry If the application
submission deadline.
Deadline: Monday, 21st October
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