Sunday, 10 April 2022

New Job Opportunity at Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) - Deputy Executive Secretary

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Sunday, 10 April 2022
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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), 2022
1.0 Preamble

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.

In order to fulfil its current mandate and to position the Council to meet all its objectives and planned activities, IUCEA now wishes to recruit a Deputy Executive Secretary to take over from the current one whose contract will end on 30th October 2022.

2.0 Institutional Background
IUCEA is an EAC institution whose mission is to promote strategic and sustainable development of higher education systems and research for supporting East Africa’s socio-economic development and regional integration. Its vision is to become an EAC strategic institution responsible for promoting, developing and coordinating human resources development and research. The headquarters of IUCEA are in Kampala, Uganda. IUCEA operates under an Act enacted by the East African Legislative Assembly in 2009.

3.0 Position of Deputy Executive Secretary
The position of Deputy Executive Secretary of IUCEA is due to fall vacant on 1st November 2022. The position is occupied on rotational basis among EAC Partner States. This is the time for the United Republic of Tanzania to provide a Deputy Executive Secretary. Therefore, applications for the position of Deputy Executive Secretary of IUCEA are invited from nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania who meet the requirements as indicated below.

4.0 Functions
The Deputy Executive Secretary is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Inter-University Council for East Africa.

5.0 Key Duties and Responsibilities
(a) Provide effective deputization for the Executive Secretary;
(b) Ensure effective and professional coordination of Inter-Universities meetings as will be held from time to time;
(c) Ensure timely preparations and successful implementation of IUCEA’s Annual Work Plans in all areas;
(d) Provide leadership in the preparation of quality proposals for funding by relevant organizations;
(e) Ensure effective initiation of linkages and partnerships with local and international institutions and organizations;
(f) Provide effective leadership to professional and technical staff;
(g) Ensure timely preparation and presentation of quality reports/proceedings for projects/programmes and meetings;
(h) Ensure that Minutes of IUCEA’s meetings are professional and timely prepared;
(i) Coordinate the administration process of performance contracts for all staff;
(j) Support the implementation of quality assurance systems in member Universities;
(k) Supervise the implementation of 5-year Rolling Strategic Plans and annual operational work plans by all staff;
(l) Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Secretary.
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6.0 Experience and Professional Qualifications
(a) Should hold a PhD from a recognized University;
(b) Should have 10 years’ experience working in an academic and/or research institution;
(c) Should have a Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leadership and management position such as Dean/Director, Principal, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor or equivalent positions;
(d) Should demonstrate competence in research and publications;
(e) Should have experience in managing Human Resources matters;
(f) Should have experience in managing financial resources including donor funds;
(g) Should have a functional and practical working knowledge of ICT and its applications;
(h) Should have the capacity to initiate networks and lead teams of workers in a complex and sensitive multi-cultural/sectoral environment;
(i) Should be able to work on multiple projects and programmes;
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7.0 Tenure and Salary
As per the IUCEA Act 2009, the successful applicant for this post will serve on contract for a period of three (3) years renewable once for a further final term of 3 years upon satisfactory performance.

A comprehensive remuneration package commensurate with the Professional and Diplomatic status of the post will be offered to the suitable candidate. Additional details on these may be obtained from the undersigned.

8.0 Age Limit
Applicants should not be more than 55 years as the EAC retirement age is 60 years.

9.0 Submission of Applications

The deadline for submission of application forms to the IUCEA Secretariat is 30th April, 2022. Application forms should be filled online 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.
  • Any other relevant supporting documents
Complete the online form on this link and submit application documents electronically to the following address marked as “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY”:
The Executive Secretary
Inter-University Council for East Africa
P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 256 251/2

IUCEA will not accept hand delivered applications. Applicants must complete application forms as indicated above.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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