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Position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)

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Makerere University is currently governed by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (as amended) of the Republic of Uganda. The University, with the main campus located on Makerere Hill, has another Campus in Jinja Town and several affiliated institutions. Its enrolment currently stands at over 35,000 students in 245 Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes in the sciences and humanities disciplines.

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.

POSITION: SECOND DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION)

Role:

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.

Duties and Responsibilities
He/She shall be responsible for:
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.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

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;

Attributes:
(a) High level of maturity;
(b) Experience of strategic leadership and management in a reputable university or equivalent in government or reputable organization;
(c) Evidence of management in a large reputable organization and mobilization of funds;
(d) Membership to reputable professional associations and clubs;
(e) Must have people skills;
(f) Global outlook in Higher Education policy and environment;
(g) Must have excellent interpersonal skills and competencies;
(h) Demonstrate evidence of negotiation skills:
(i) Excellent communication skills and public relations:
(j) Demonstrate evidence of team leadership;
(k) Demonstrate evidence of ability to handle students community:
(I) Ability to comprehend and implement the strategic plan of the University;
(m) Good financial track record;
(n) Evidence of capacity to mobilize resources;
(o) Evidence of resource mobilization in the last five years;
(p) Evidence of involvement in leadership of investment projects; and

(q) Evidence of experience in planning and budgeting.

REMUNERATION:
An attractive remuneration package that is in accordance with University terms of service.

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:
Five-year contract.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
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 reports directly to the Academic Registrar, Makerere University under Confidential Cover by 1.00 p.m. Friday 17th July 2020. 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 certificate 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 Friday 17th July, 2020 1.00 p.m. East African Time.

The envelopes should be clearly marked "APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION" on the top right corner.
Applications sent by electronic media (e-mail) to search@acadreg.mak.ac.ug will also be accepted by Friday 17th July, 2020 1.00 p.m., provided the application has been duly
signed and scanned. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing time will not be considered.

All applications should be addressed to:
The Academic Registrar
Makerere University,

P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Or E-Mail: search@acadreg.mak.ac.ug (used for this job Applications Only)
Or hand-delivered: At the 6th Floor Room 602, Senate Building, Makerere University.
For inquiries: Contact Landline Telephone number: + 256-414-534343/530231-2 (during working hours only).

Alfred Masikye Namoah
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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Prof. Nawangwe urges Makerere University community to support the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative

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By Bernard Buteera

Makerere University has launched a two million dollar E-learning Project, dubbed The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative.  

The launch was held on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at Makerere University, Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility Auditorium. It attracted over 200 participants, who included members of University Management, College Principals, School Deans, Academic and Administrative staff, students and the general university community.

While addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), congratulated Makerere University for winning such a huge grant, which will go a long way in transforming the eLearning infrastructure at Makerere University.

“I am happy to be joining you in launching a project that is at the heart of National Council for Higher Education. Online learning is at the heart of the Council, not only because of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the world is now a digital world.” Prof. Okwakol remarked.

Prof. Okwakol thanked Mastercard Foundation and other development partners who have continued to support initiatives that help transform higher institutions of learning in Uganda.

“I sincerely thank the Mastercard Foundation and other partners who have continued to support higher education in Uganda, especially in the area of research and online learning. Globally, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, greatly disrupted education systems forcing learners and some schools to shift to virtual learning to curb the spread of the pandemic.” Prof. Okwakol pointed out.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe urged the university community, especially the academic staff to take advantage of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning initiative to develop e-content across all Colleges of the University, to enhance capacity for eLearning at Makerere University.

[L -R] Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative and Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

”I appeal to the Colleges to embrace this project and have as many courses adopt this pedagogy development system, even though students will continue with face-to face and phyisical learning, they should be allowed the option of online learning. The platforms that are going to be built, will give our students an opportunity to interact with international students, scholars, teachers and with each other.” Prof. Nawangwe applealed.

The Vice Chancellor, further called upon all other development partners to emulate Mastercard Foundation in supporting Makerere University and other universities on the entire African continent in strengthening digital literacy, so that Africa is not left behind.

”In 2018 I attended a conference on E-learning in Beijing China, where a critical question was asked; Will Africa be left behind again? This was in reference to many advancements that were taking place in the western world, in which Africa had been left behind.” The Vice Chancellor reminded the audience.

Prof. Nawangwe further emphaised the importance of e-learning as one of the critical modes of teaching and learning in the 21st first century.   

”Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot over emphasise the importance we attach to e-learning the 21st Century, that is why we took a decision to elevate the Department of Open and Distance Learning into an Institute of Open and Distance E-learning with an intention of having e-learning extended to other Colleges of the university.” Prof. Nawangwe pointed out.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the E-learning Initiative, Prof. Umar Kakumba, rallied the University community to support the implementation of the project in the University.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program E-learning initiative could not have come in at a better time than post COVID19 era. A pandemic, which exposed our systems and methods of teaching and learning. You all recall, when were hit by the pandemic, with lockdowns and closures of institutions of learning, we all went into a panicky mode on how were going to cope with online learning. I therefore call upon every member of the university to give this project the support it deserves.

Prof. Kakumba reminded the audience the importance and relevancy of online learning at Makerere University and other universities in Uganda.

“The online method of learning is best suited for everyone. This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared. Office goers and stay home mothers can take up online educational courses too, at the time that suits them. Depending on their availability and comfort, many people choose to learn at weekends or evenings.” Prof. Kakumba remarked.

Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Coordinator of the Mastercard Foundation E-learning Initiative, informed the audience the importance of the project and the expected outcomes for the University.

One of the Champions of e-learning trained by Arizona State University, Prof. Paul Birevu Muyinda receiving a certificate from Chief Guest.

“The Mastercard Foundation e- Learning Initiative is a Project funded by Mastercard Foundation aimed at addressing the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic that constrained access and continuity of teaching, learning, research and community engagement activities at Makerere University” Prof. Muyinda pointed out.

Prof. Muyinda further thanked the team that he worked with in putting up the proposal in a very short time that yielded such an important grant for the University.

“I thank the team that spent sleepless nights putting together the proposal that resulted into this project. I must report that Makerere University is privileged to be having the most highly qualified persons in online instruction design and online pedagogy at the IODeL and beyond. It is now up to Makerere University in particular and the Country in general to make use of these persons to transform the terrain of online, blended distance and e-learning education.” Prof. Muyinda remarked.

Prof. Justine Namaalwa, the Program Coordinator for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, informed the audience, that the E-learning initiative was one of the many partnerships between Mastercard Foundation and Makerere University geared at supporting the young people to succeed on the African continent.

Members of University Management, staff and students present.

“The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program continues to recognize that in order to enable young people across Africa to succeed, there is need to; Address systemic barriers in Higher education, Strengthen the capacity of Institutions that serve the Young People, and Support innovative solutions across critical sectors.” Prof. Namaalwa remarked.

The colourful launch ended with a panel discussion in which panelists digested the importance and opportunities for open distance and eLearning in higher institutions of learning.

Bernard Buteera is the Communications Officer of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.

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Supplementary Admissions to Bachelor of Laws Under Private Sponsorship 2022/23

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, informs applicants wishing to be admitted to Bachelor of Laws Private for 2022/2023 Academic year but failed to submit their application online to submit their applications from Friday 23rd to Friday 30th September, 2022 at a non-refundable fee of 50,000/= (Fifty thousand shillings only).

The applicants MUST have passed the Pre-entry Examinations for Bachelor of Laws.

Diploma/Degree holders should submit certified copies of their academic transcript to Room
315 Level 3, Senate Building.

Applicants who have already been admitted need not apply.

For any additional information, contact Undergraduate Admissions Offices 301/303 for A’Level Applicants and Office 315 for Diploma/Degree holders.

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH
AG. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
Date: 22nd September, 2022

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