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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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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025



A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.


d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           


  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year



To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25



Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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