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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)   |   Kampala, Uganda   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Deputy Executive Secretary

  • Post-graduate education
  • General management, leadership
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify competent individuals to fill the above post

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae (in pdf form), copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant’s Skype Address; daytime telephone contact should be sent online to our E-mail with the subject Appointment in RUFORUM followed by the Job title


  1. Lead the implementation of RUFORUM three flagship programmes (TAGDev, RANCH and CREATE) in line with the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy, to ensure their performance relative to the agreed strategic objectives, performance targets and timelines and devising strategies to address deviations
  2. Lead the identification and design of new strategic program/project initiatives in consultation with the Program Manager for Training and Community Engagement and Research and Innovation and mobilize funding for the initiatives
  3. Lead the review of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 programmes that relate to agricultural capacity enhancement, community empowerment, research and innovations
  4. Network, nurture and strengthen relationships with policy, civil society and private sector actors working in the field of higher agricultural education, science, technology and extension services in Africa and at the global level
  5. Oversee the execution of planned programmes that ensure cooperation among Consortium Universities, quality research, training, innovation, learning, and engagement at all levels
  6. Support the Executive Secretary and RUFORUM Program Managers to strengthen synergies across programmes, alignment to the overall RUFORUM Vision 2030, mission and strategic objectives and accountability to RUFORUM stakeholders
  7. Support the Executive Secretary by providing periodic reports on aspects of RUFORUM Vision 2030 programme/ project initiatives

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kampala
Area of work: General management, leadership
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Business strategy; Project implementation; Research planning; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 100-500 people

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 85 African universities operating within 35 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The organisation evolved from its predecessor, the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training. In July, 2014, RUFORUM signed a cooperation agreement with the African Union to support the implementation of the new African Union for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, 2024 (STISA 2024).

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