Gender and Equity Officer (Institutional Licencing and Accreditation) NGO Jobs – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

 

Job Title:    Gender and Equity Officer
(Institutional Licencing and Accreditation)

Organisation: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Higher Education Officer, ILA

 

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 Unit and the main contact person for all matters pertaining to
gender and equity;

·        
Manages
budgets and work plans for the Gender and Equity Unit;

·        
Manages,
plans and schedules meetings with in the Gender and Equity Unit;

·        
Advises
the DQAA on matters per¬taining to ILA;

·        
Responsible
for gender and equity mainstreaming at NCHE and in Higher Education
Institutions;

·        
Ensure
that gender equity principles are incorporated into all policies and activities
at NCHE and in Higher Education Institution.

·        
Implement
and follow up on gender-related activities and provide support to Counterpart
staff, partners and grantees on mainstreaming gender in their programs and
activities, including design and implementation of trainings on gender-related
topics;

·        
Provide
support, training and technical assistance to the HEIs on gender and related
topics.

 

Expected Outputs 

·        
Work
activity plans and budgets;

·        
Publications
in relevant periodicals;

·        
Department
evaluation reports showing targets achieved;

·        
Number
and type of workshops/conferences successfully organized;

·        
Number
of standards developed/revised;

·        
Number
and type of collaborative initiatives conducted;

·        
Number
and type of procedures and guidelines in place and functional

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a
recognized institution;

·        
A PhD is
an added advantage;

·        
Teaching
experience in a University or Tertiary Institution is an added advantage;

·        
Demonstrated
knowledge of quality standards and regulations in higher education;

·        
Must be
ICT literate;

·        
Must
have good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

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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