Senior Quality Assurance and Standards Officer

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Job Summary

The job holder will be responsible in developing, organizing and coordinating capacity building programmes related to Quality Assurance and Standards.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

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

v) Senior Quality Assurance and Standards Officer

Unit: Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework
Grade: P2
Job Reports to: Chief Principal Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework
Job Supervises: None

Job Purpose: The job holder will be responsible in developing, organizing and coordinating capacity building programmes related to Quality Assurance and Standards.

Duties and Responsibilities
The jobholder will coordinate:

i. Development of regional operational policies, principles, guidelines/or standards on Quality Assurance.
ii. Development of training modules related the East African Quality Assurance system
iii. Regional training in quality assurance, curriculum development and transformative trends in higher education pedagogy.
iv. Dialogue forums on quality assurance
v. A liaison person between IUCEA and the East African Quality Assurance Network for Higher Education (EAQAN)
vi. Coordinate activities of the EAQAN at IUCEA
vii. Keep abreast with current trends and development of Quality Assurance and share the experiences with members of EAQAN.

Key Performance Indicators
• Number of policies, principles, guidelines/standards developed and operationalised
• Number of training modules developed, published and operationalised
• Number of training workshops held based on the developed modules
• Number of quality assurance dialogue forums held and outcome thereof
• Number of global currents trends in Quality Assurance shared with EAQAN and other stakeholders.

Minimum Job Requirements
a) Academic and Professional 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 in a recognised higher education institution or in the area of quality assurance in higher education in a recognised higher education institution. Or Have at least eight years’ experience in management of Quality assurance in a National Commission/Council for Higher Education, 3 of which must be a senior level or equivalent.
c) Key Competencies
• Must have sound knowledge of quality assurance in higher education
• Have sound knowledge of academic programmes development and evaluation, and in quality assurance in higher education
• Have good interpersonal, communication, and report writing 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.

5.0 Notification
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
E-mail: recruit@iucea.org

NOTE :
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.

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