1.0 Background Information
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.
In order to fulfill its current mandate and to meet all its objectives and planned activities, IUCEA now wishes to recruit staff at the Secretariat for the posts; -
Applications are invited from qualified individuals from the EAC Partner States. Candidates from the Republics of South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi are especially encouraged to apply since the recruitment will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.
2.0 Description of the Positions
vi) Senior Exchange Programs Officer
Unit: Staff Exchange, Links and Students Programs
Job Report to: Chief Principal Exchange Programs, Links and Partnership
Job Supervises: None
Job purpose: The job holder will be responsible for staff and student exchange programmes, and management of intra-and inter-institutional links, regionally and internationally.
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Developing and managing staff and student exchange programme policies and guidelines
ii. Developing and coordinating regional and international links
iii. Operationalizing an endowment fund for supporting student exchange programmes
iv. Monitoring and evaluating programmes and making suggestions on improvement strategies
Key Performance Indicators
• Number of staff and students participating in exchange programmes
• Endowment fund operational
• Number of intra-/inter-institutional links established
• Monitoring and evaluation reports
Minimum Job Requirements
(a) Academic Qualifications
Have at least a Master’s degree from a recognized institution
(b) Work Experience
Have at least eight years’ experience in teaching and research at recognized higher education institution or in managing staff and students exchange programmes, 3 year at Senior Management level
(c) Key Competences
• Must Have sound knowledge in projects and programmes development and coordination, and development and coordination of inter- and intra-university cooperation
• Must have experience in staff exchange in higher education institutions
• Have sound knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation
• Have clear understanding of the basic mission of higher education institutions
• Be conversant with academic programs in higher education and the multiple challenges and global pressures facing them
• Have good interpersonal, communication and soft skills
• Have sound computer knowledge and skills
3.0 Tenure and Remuneration
As per the EAC Staff Rules and Regulations, the successful applicant for this post shall serve for a five year term renewable once. A comprehensive remuneration package commensurate with the EAC Professional Job Grades and Diplomatic status shall be offered to the suitable candidate. Additional details on these packages may be obtained from the undersigned.
4.0 Age Limit
Applicants should not be more than 55 years as the EAC retirement age is 60 years.
The successful candidate shall be notified of his/her appointment by the 2nd week of April to give him/her enough time to also give notice to his/her employer.
6.0 Submission of Applications
The deadline for submission of application forms to the IUCEA Secretariat is 1st February, 2021. Application forms should be downloaded and filled online accompanied with the following:
(i) Certified copies of the applicant’s degree awards
(ii) Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
(iii) Addresses of three referees, one of which should be of the current immediate supervisor.
(iv) Any other relevant supporting documents
Applications marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF …….
Complete the online form on this link https://forms.gle/Jd3gkQw1mrm3Kuf9A / https://bit.ly/3aAnZ4X and submit application documents electronically to the following address:
The Executive Secretary
Inter-University Council for East Africa
P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 256 251/2
1- All candidates who applied for the re-advertised positions earlier are encouraged to re-apply.
2- IUCEA will not accept hand delivered applications. Applicants must complete application forms as indicated above.