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
iii) Senior Qualifications Framework Officer-(Re advertised)
Unit: Quality Assurance and Qualification Framework
Job Reports to: Chief- Principal Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework
Job Supervises: None
Job Purpose: The job holder will provide support in maintenance and operationalisation of the East African Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Documenting and rationalizing higher education qualifications in the region.
ii. Developing and maintaining on-line qualifications and accreditation registers.
iii. Organising and coordinating dialogue forums on qualifications frameworks.
iv. Organising regional capacity building workshops on qualifications framework and policies therein.
v. Any other duty as may assigned by the management.
Key Performance Indicators
• Functional register of qualifications and accreditation of programs and institutions in place
• Number of dialogue forums in qualifications frameworks held and outcome thereof
• Number of capacity building on qualifications framework and policies therein.
Minimum Job Requirements
(a) Academic and Professional Qualifications Have a Masters’ degree from a recognised institution.
(b) Work Experience Have at least five years working experience in higher education institutions or in a higher education quality assurance, accreditation, and/or qualifications framework agency.
(c) Key Competencies
• Must have sound knowledge of higher education management including quality assurance, accreditation systems, and operationalisation of a qualifications framework
• Have clear understanding of the basic mission of higher education institutions
• Have good interpersonal and communication 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.