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Deputy Vice Chancellor-(Finance & Administration)

Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Makerere University is seeking applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to take up the position of the Second Deputy Vice-Chancellor. As a member of the University Executive, reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Second Deputy Vice-Chancellor is expected, through influence and example, to help develop, lead and promote the University’s Strategic Vision and to position Makerere University for the challenges of the next decade. This is a senior leadership position in one of the reputable institutions of higher learning in Africa with responsibility for overseeing academic strategy, planning and resourcing
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance and Administration), will report to and assist the Vice -Chancellor in the performance of his or her functions and in that regard shall oversee the finances and administration of the University and be responsible for the Planning and Development of the University
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letters together with the following:
(1) A statement of motivation;
(2) Detailed and updated curriculum vitae signed and dated by the candidate;
(3) A written statement of interest not exceeding 1000 words about the candidate’s vision for a competitive University in the 21st Century;
(4) Names and addresses of three (3) referees who should forward their letters directly to the Academic Registrar, Makerere University under Confidential Cover by 1.00 p.m. Monday 25th January, 2021. Referees should attest the candidate’s high academic credentials, managerial and financial capacity and integrity;
(5) Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates; and
(6) Certified copies of the applicant’s birth certificates or relevant pages of their Passports or national Identity card. Sealed applications should be forwarded under confidential cover and reach the Office of the Academic Registrar not later than Monday 25th January, 2021 1.00 p.m. East African Standard Time. The envelopes should be clearly marked “APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION” on the top right corner. Applications can also be sent by electronic media (e-mail) to [email protected]by Monday 25th January, 2021 1.00 p.m. East African Standard Time, provided the application has been duly signed and scanned. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing time will not be considered


a) Effective leadership and management of University;
b) Effective mobilization and management of funds of the University;
c) Proper planning, budgeting and development of the University;
d) Implementation of investment policies and programmes of the University;
e) Overseeing Human Resource Management functions;
f) Responsible for security matters and University Estate;
g) Procurement matters; and h) Perform other functions as may be delegated to him / her by the Vice-Chancellor or assigned by the University Council.
Qualifications: He/She should:
a) Hold a PhD or other academic Doctorate;
b) Be at least at the level of Associate Professor in an institution whose academic ranking is comparable with Makerere University or the applicant should be at a position two levels below the policy making organ;
c) Be at least of the Age range of 40 to 65 years at the time of application;
d) Be a Ugandan Citizen. Experience: Should have a minimum senior managerial experience of at least 5 years in a reputable academic/financial/ corporate/ private institution;

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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