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)
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.
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.
TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Or E-Mail: email@example.com (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
Follow the link below for the signed copy of the advert
Scholars & Alumni of Mastercard Foundation light up Achukudu Community, Napak District
By Bernard Buteera
On Saturday 2nd December 2023, all roads led to Achukudu Community Primary School in Napak District, Karamoja sub-region, as the Scholars and Alumni of Mastercard Foundation at Makerere University commemorated their Scholars’ Annual Day of Community Service (Giveback). The 2023 Scholars Annual Day of Community Service was held at Achukudu Community Primary School, Napak District in the Karamoja sub-region. Established in 2013, Achukudu Community School serves two ethnic communities—The Iteso and Karamojong.
With a total population of 1,907 pupils only three government-paid teachers, and nine community-paid teachers, the School faces a plethora of challenges. Key among the challenges is the lack of Classrooms, decent Ventilated Pit Latrines, and Desks. Therefore when the Scholars identified the School as one that deserved to be given a gift of a classroom block, it was a befitting choice!
The Scholars with support from the alumni, the Program Team, Members of the Steering Committee, and partners of the Scholars Program at Makerere University intervened by constructing a two-classroom block, which was supervised by one of the alumni who is an Engineer. Alongside the classroom block, the Scholars also provided 40 desks, helping the school meet UNEB Center eligibility criteria.
While presiding over the event, the area member of Parliament, Hon. John Bosco Ngoya, thanked the Scholars and alumni community at Makerere University for supporting the young pupils of Achukudu Primary School and the entire community by gifting them with a two-classroom block.
“Thank you Scholars and alumni of Mastercard Foundation at Makerere University for the Christmas gift of a classroom block to the young people and the entire community of Achukudu. This classroom block will go a long way in improving the learning environment of the young children of Achukudu primary school.” Hon. Ngoya pointed out.
Hon. Ngoya called upon other people to emulate the Scholars and alumni of the Mastercard Foundation in embracing the spirit of giving back to the vulnerable people in the community. On his part, he donated One Million Five hundred shillings (1,500,000/=) to help the School purchase more desks, and he had earlier contributed One million shillings (1,000,000/=) towards the construction of the classroom block.
The District Education Officer (DEO) for Napak District, Ms. Joyce Nakoya, praised the Scholars Community for embracing and practicing the spirit of giving back to other people at an early age.
“Thank you Scholars and alumni of the Mastercard Foundation at Makerere for embracing the spirit of giving back to other people at such an early age. If all people gave back to the less privileged in our communities, we would have a better world for everyone.” Ms. Nakoya pointed out.
Ms. Nakoya further pointed out every child deserves to study in a decent environment, therefore it was a befitting cause for the Scholars to construct a classroom block for the young pupils of Achukudu community primary school, who were studying in open grass thatched classrooms.
The Program Manager of, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, Ms. Jolly Okumu who led the team of Scholars, alumni, and staff to Karamoja thanked the community of Achukudu for supporting the Scholars to deliver the class block by contributing to the construction sand.
“We come here today to join with you as a community driven by a shared commitment to education, empowerment, and ethos of giving back. Today is a historic occasion as we celebrate the completion and commissioning of the classroom block, which is a remarkable testament to the transformative power of education and our unwavering spirit of community service.” Ms. Jolly remarked.
The President of the Scholars Association, Mr. Godfrey Okello, thanked all the Scholars and alumni, and all stakeholders who contributed to the construction of the classroom block, which was a dream that became a reality.
“I would like to thank my colleagues and people of goodwill who supported us to realize our dream of constructing this classroom for our young brothers and sisters of Achukudu Primary School. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our fellow young people in Uganda and Africa as a whole.” Mr. Okello remarked.
The Headteacher of the School, Mr. Eryebu Raymond, who was visibly very excited was full of praises for Scholars and alumni of the Mastercard Foundation, for what he termed as an iconic classroom block they had gifted to his School.
“This day is very special to us, we will not see this day again. We are delighted to receive the Scholars and alumni of Mastercard Foundation from Makerere University, thank you for considering supporting our School” Mr. Eryebu excitedly remarked.
The Headteacher revealed that one of the major challenges the school was facing was an acute shortage of classrooms for his 1,097 pupils. He was therefore grateful to Mastercard Foundation Scholars for choosing to construct a two-class block for the School.
“This donation of a classroom block and Desks is a testament to your commitment to education and empowering the lives of the vulnerable people in the community. This classroom block and desks will go a long way in improving the quality of teaching and learning at our school.” Mr. Eryebu further remarked.
The 2023 Scholars Annual Day of Community Service (Giveback) was punctuated with a lot of joy, pomp, and fanfare, as the pupils and the entire community of Achukudu danced and ululated at the commissioning of the classroom block. The construction of the classroom block and purchase of desks for Achukudu Community Primary School was made possible by generous contributions by the Scholars, alumni, the Program Team, and members of the Steering Committee.
Among the Partners who made financial contributions towards the class block construction included; DFCU Bank, Post Bank, URA, Katumba Estates, Footsteps Furniture Ltd, and Sion Travels Ltd.
The Scholars and Alumni Day of Community Service (Give back) is an annual event, where Scholars and alumni of the Mastercard Foundation go out into the community to give back by providing solutions to challenges that a particular community is facing. Over the years Scholars have given back to the communities in numerous ways that range from offering professional services and erecting major projects like classroom blocks.
Bernard Buteera is the Communications and Public Relations Officer of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University.
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
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