Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer Employment Opportunity – Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Organization: Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Innovation and Outreach Officer
About US:
The Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African
Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources
and research in the region.  IUCEA is charged with a number of
responsibilities among them being to coordinate academic and research
activities jointly undertaken by Partner states and member university institutions.  The
main objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among universities in
East Africa, and with universities outside the region; (ii) provide a forum for
discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education
in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable
education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s global
competitiveness in higher education.
Job Summary:  The Senior Higher Education Research Coordination
Officer will provide support in management of research information system for
higher education and research institutions in the Community, and a higher
education research repository. S/He will participate in the development and
coordination of higher education research projects/programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Promoting research in higher education and establishing and
    maintaining a repository and research management information system
  • Documenting higher education capacity in the Community to guide
    sharing of resources among higher education institutions in the region
  • Promoting research in human capacity needs and emerging issues in
    the Community for enhancing sustainable socio-economic development and
    regional integration
  • Advising higher education institutions with respect to promotion of
    equity and the development of regional human resources in the Community
  • Providing information to higher education institutions in the region
    on developments in higher education and research in other parts of the
  • Work closely with other EAC institutions involved in research
    including EASTECO, EAHRC, LVBC and LVFO.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Higher education information system developed and periodically
  • Repository of higher education research established and
  • Resource capacity of higher education institutions documented
  • Number and quality of research projects/programmes and publications
    on higher education in the region

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree from a recognized
    institution in areas of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • A PhD will be an added advantage
  • Five years’ experience in teaching/ lecturing at least at the rank
    of Senior Lecturer or equivalent in a recognized higher education or
    research institution, 3 years in Management of Research
  • Must have sound knowledge of research management
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology management
  • Previous experience in research proposal and report writing and
    project evaluation
  • Be conversant with academic programs in higher education
    institutions and the multiple challenges and global pressures facing them
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer knowledge and skills
  • Age: Below 55
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their following application
letters should be accompanied with the following:
  • Certified copies of the applicants
    degree awards
  • Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum
  • Addresses of three referees, one of
    which should be the current immediate supervisor
  • Proof of nationality such as National ID
    or Biodata page of the passport.
Applications should
be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ………..Title of Position….” in hard copy
(by hand or courier) addressed to:
The Executive
Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe
Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 25th March 2019
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