Principal Innovations and Outreach Officer Job Placement – Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Job
Title:            
 Principal
Innovations and Outreach Officer

Organization:  Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:   Chief
Principal Research and Innovation Coordinator

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 EAC Higher Education 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 Principal Innovations and Outreach Officer
will provide leadership in the coordination of innovations and outreach for
higher education institutions. S/He will coordinate activities to enhance innovations
undertaken in higher education institutions in the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Promoting
the development of viable research, innovations and outreach programmes to
address socio-economic needs in the East African Community.

·       
Facilitating
development of joint research, innovation and outreach projects among higher
education and research institutions in the region.

·       
Facilitating
linkages between higher education institutions and the business community
through development of collaborative research and innovation programmes and
projects.

·       
Facilitating
organisation of regional conferences, workshops, and seminars to disseminate
research results to stakeholders.

·       
Facilitating
exchange of information between researchers and the general society related to
research, innovation and outreach activities: identification, execution and
monitoring and evaluation.

Key Performance Indicators

·       
Research
management information system and outreach activities available and
periodically updated,

·       
Number
of research projects/programmes developed and funded,

·       
Number
of intra- and inter-institutional research networks established ,

·       
Number
of regional seminars, conferences, and workshop organised,

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Masters’ degree in Science, Mathematics, ICT, Engineering
or related fields from a recognized institution. A PhD is an added advantage.

·       
A
minimum of five years’ experience in teaching and/or research at the rank of
Lecturer or equivalent in a recognized higher education or research
institution, 3 years at Senior Management level.

·       
Extensive
knowledge of research, innovation and outreach services delivery by higher
education or research institution

·       
Have
sound experience in research proposal and report writing

·       
Be conversant
with academic programs in higher education and the multiple challenges and
global pressures facing them

·       
Have
good interpersonal and communication skills

·       
Have
sound computer knowledge and skills

·       
Age: Below 55 years

How to Apply:

Application letters
should be accompanied with the following:

·       
Certified
copies of the applicant’s degree awards

·       
Up to
date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

·       
Addresses
of three referees, one of which should be of the current immediate supervisor.

Applications marked
“APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF …….

Applications shall
be sent to the following address:

The Executive
Secretary

Inter-University
Council for East Africa

P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda

E-mail:
recruit@iucea.org

Deadline: 6th April, 2020

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