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Position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)



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.



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.


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.

Should have a minimum senior managerial experience of at least 5 years in a reputable academic/financial/ corporate/private institution;

(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.

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

Five-year contract.

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 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: (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

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links



Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.


  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3.
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3.

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