Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer Employment Opportunity – Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

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Organization: Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Principal Innovation and Outreach Officer

About US:

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.

Job Summary:  The Senior Higher Education Research Coordination Officer will provide support in management of research information system for higher education and research institutions in the Community, and a higher education research repository. S/He will participate in the development and coordination of higher education research projects/programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Promoting research in higher education and establishing and maintaining a repository and research management information system
  • Documenting higher education capacity in the Community to guide sharing of resources among higher education institutions in the region
  • Promoting research in human capacity needs and emerging issues in the Community for enhancing sustainable socio-economic development and regional integration
  • Advising higher education institutions with respect to promotion of equity and the development of regional human resources in the Community
  • Providing information to higher education institutions in the region on developments in higher education and research in other parts of the world
  • Work closely with other EAC institutions involved in research including EASTECO, EAHRC, LVBC and LVFO.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Higher education information system developed and periodically updated
  • Repository of higher education research established and operationalized
  • Resource capacity of higher education institutions documented
  • Number and quality of research projects/programmes and publications on higher education in the region

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree from a recognized institution in areas of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • A PhD will be an added advantage
  • Five years’ experience in teaching/ lecturing at least at the rank of Senior Lecturer or equivalent in a recognized higher education or research institution, 3 years in Management of Research
  • Must have sound knowledge of research management
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology management
  • Previous experience in research proposal and report writing and project evaluation
  • Be conversant with academic programs in higher education institutions and the multiple challenges and global pressures facing them
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer knowledge and skills
  • Age: Below 55 years

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their following application letters should be accompanied with the following:

  • Certified copies of the applicants degree awards
  • Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Addresses of three referees, one of which should be the current immediate supervisor
  • Proof of nationality such as National ID or Biodata page of the passport.

Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ………..Title of Position….” in hard copy (by hand or courier) addressed to:

The Executive Secretary, 

Inter-University Council for East Africa

Plot M833, Kigobe Road

Kampala, Kyambogo

P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 25th March 2019

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