Support Services Officer Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Jobs – Makerere University (MUK)

Services Officer
Organization: Makerere
University (MUK)
Program Name:
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
Makerere University
is the oldest and premier University in Uganda which strives to becoming the
leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.
About Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program:
Makerere University
entered into a partnership with Mastercard Foundation to support 1000
academically talented but economically disadvantaged youth in Africa to access
quality undergraduate education from 2014 to 2024. Mastercard Foundation
Scholars Program at Makerere University is now in its fifth year of
implementation with a total of 550 Scholars so far recruited on the Program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the Program in the provision of career and academic support
    to Scholars;
  • The incumbent will also initiate procurement process and coordinate
    the utilization of health insurance scheme for Scholars;
  • Coordinate housing scheme for the Scholars;
  • Coordinate selection of Scholars for leadership and career
    development opportunities;
  • Facilitate visa/student pass applications processes for
    international Scholars and other Scholars traveling abroad for leadership
    and career development opportunities and engagements;
  • Coordinate Mak MCFSP Alumni engagement;
  • Work closely with the Psychosocial and Welfare Officer to cultivate
    give back ethos in Scholars;
  • Prepare activity and quarterly reports;
  • Complete all other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The suitable candidate must be a Uganda female who holds a university
    Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognized
  • Relevant professional experience of a minimum of three years’ in the
    provision of welfare, career mentorship and academic support services to
    students preferably in a university setting
  • Previous experience in counselling and psycho social support for
    youths will be an added advantage.
  • A good understanding of policies and regulation of the university
    and the Scholars Program, as relates to welfare and protection of
  • Excellent working capabilities with MS Office;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal relation skills, honesty, and
    commitment to excellence;
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;
  • High regard toward preserving confidentiality of work-related
    information and data;
  • Self-motivation, work;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and
    respectful team player;
  • Goal/result-orientation and team
How to Apply:
The Directorate of
Human Resources, Makerere University seeks to recruit a female person of high
integrity and professionalism to fill a full-time position of Support Services
Officer under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Interested persons
with suitable qualifications should submit their applications, Curriculum Vitae
and academic documents (three copies/sets), giving full details of applicants’
education, qualifications, work experience, present salary and recommendations
from at least two referees.
Applications should
be hand delivered to Planning and Development Department, Lincoln Flats Block
C,. Applications will be addressed to:
The Director,
Human Resource
Makerere University
P.O Box 7062, Kampala
Deadline: 31st August 2018
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