Director Quality Assurance & Accreditation Employment Opportunity – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

 

Job Title:    Director Quality Assurance
& Accreditation (DQAA)

Organisation: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Executive
Director

 

About US:

National Council for
Higher Education (NCHE) was established as the regulator of higher education to
implement the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of Parliament
(UOTIA, 2001). By the provisions of the Act, NCHE is mandated to guide the
establishment of institutions of higher learning as well as ensure delivery of
quality and relevant education to all qualified persons.

 

NCHE has strived to
achieve its mandate to ensure that relevant and sustainable quality higher
education is provided at all Higher Educational Institutions in Uganda. Through
strategic intervention areas NCHE is strategically positioned as it pursues its
mandate through mandatory functions.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Is the
head of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) Directorate;

·       
Plans
and directs all activities within the QAA Directorate;

·       
Advises
the Executive and Deputy Executive Director on all matters of QAA within NCHE;

·       
Oversees
the preparation of work plans and budgets for the QAA Directorate;

·       
Reports
on all matters of Quality Assurance and Accreditation within NCHE;

·       
Is
responsible for setting NCHE standards for Higher Education Institutions in
consultation with Executive and Deputy Executive Director;

·       
Is
responsible for all applications for the establishment and accreditation of
public and private institutions of higher education;

·       
Is
responsible for the processes of the accreditation of programmes of study in
accordance with the requisite minimum standards;

·       
Is
responsible for processing of applications for the equivalence of all types of
academic and professional qualifications of degrees, diplomas and certificates
obtained elsewhere with those awarded by Uganda Institutions of higher
education for recognition in Uganda;

·       
Is
responsible for the development of strategies on how to promote national
interest in courses of study and professional qualifications among the
different types of institutions of higher learning;

·       
Is
responsible for the development of innovative ideas to enhance the performance
and quality of all matters of QAA functions within NCHE;

·       
Is
responsible for the handling of complaints relating to higher education
institutions;

·       
Is
responsible for the development of quality indicators for institutions of
higher education in Uganda;

·       
Is
responsible for the promotion of research activities and publications within
the QAA Directorate;

·       
Carries
out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the immediate
Supervisor.

 

Expected Outputs  

·       
Directorate
work activity plans and budgets;

·       
Directorate
evaluation reports showing targets achieved;

·       
Documented
policies and procedures of quality assurance and accreditation;

·       
Effectively
implemented quality testing mechanisms to ensure Higher Education Institutions
meet the minimum standards;

·       
Publications
in relevant periodicals.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Holds a
PhD in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;

·       
Must
have served at a Senior level in the capacity of Senior Lecturer in a
University or Tertiary Institution or NCHE or in a similar regulatory body or
Government Department for at least 5 years;

·       
Must
have a minimum of 2 publications in peer –reviewed journal articles;

·       
Experience
as a Dean is an added advantage;

·       
Must be
ICT literate;

·       
Must
have good communication and interpersonal skills;

·       
Knowledge
of Project Management is desirable;

·       
Knowledge
of International Standards Organizations (ISO) is desirable;

·       
Knowledge
of quality standards and regulations in higher education is essential.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should electronically submit as one
attachment the following:

·       
Application
letter;

·       
Updated
Curriculum Vitae; including names and contacts of three credible referees;

·       
Academic
qualifications/credentials;

·       
Valid
National Identity Card/Driving Permit/Passport; and;

·       
Any
other relevant documents to support the application.

 

The application
should be addressed to the Executive Director of National Council for Higher
Education and sent via email on recruit@unche.or.ug

 

NB: The subject of
the email should clearly state the name of applicant and the position applied
for.

 

Deadline: Friday, 11th December 2020 by 4:00pm

 

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