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Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training Job at Makerere University - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training

Jobs at:
Makerere University

Deadline of this Job:
4th August 2017, 5.00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Makerere University is Uganda's oldest and premier University. in order to ensure the achievement of her vision of being the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa, the University seeks to have at the helm a solid Management team comprising highly qualified and skilled persons who subscribe to the University‘s core values, which are allegiance to the institution, integrity, customer responsiveness, professionalism, and openness to diversity. Makerere University, therefore, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for senior positions detailed below. Applications should be accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts (3 copies each set), giving full details of applicants’ academic qualifications, work experience, present salary and names of three Referees plus their postal addresses. Applicants should make sure that the three Referees have forwarded references concerning their applications before the closing date.
Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training
The Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
The Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training is responsible for co-graduate training in the University. He/She is responsible for setting the University Research Agenda as well as overseeing its execution as part of the strategic vision for the University.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the admission, registration, progression and graduation oi post graduate students.
  • ldentify sources of and solicit for funds to support research and Graduate Training.
  • Coordinate research activities of the University and manage the research output (both electronic and print) in liaison with relevant University Units to increase its visibility and dissemination.
  • Strengthen links with other Universities and Research institutions/Organizations on graduate research activities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of institutional research.
  • Coordinate the preparation of periodic reports to the University and its stake holders.
  • Promote and periodically review the University research agenda to reflect the priorities of the University and the Community.
  • Produce an annual update on completed and on-going research and publications in the University.
  • Provide courses and organize workshops, seminars, symposia and provide support to conferences on research activities.
  • Institute Staff development programs to support research activities.
  • Responsible for the annual budget of the Directorate: develop, implement and regularly review the financial strategy for the Directorate.
  • Develop and nurture a culture of excellence in research at the Directorate and the University at large.
  • Manage and develop the digital Academic Record for research, students and related staff.
  • Develop and maintain authors/researchers’ intellectual property rights, copyrights, rights management and other legal issues especially as they apply to primary research in various forms in liaison with the University Library as mandated by the Legal Deposit Act
  • A PhD Holder at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in any academic field.
    Other Essential Requirements:
  • High degree of integrity to safeguard the intellectual property of researchers/graduate students and research funds
  • Proven experience in research, publication, teaching and supervision at graduate level
  • High degree of collaboration and effective promotion of graduate training and research
  • Competent in the use of information technologies to support teaching, learning, research and digitization of research output
  • Proven experience in grant writing and administration Proficient in short and long term research planning, policy development and assessment
  • Proven experience in leadership in higher Education/Research Organizations
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very good tactical and strategic planning skills
Applicants should have a minimum of ten (10) years working experience, five (5) of which must be at Senior Managerial Level in a University / Research Organization.
Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment shall be for a period of five (5) years with effect from the date of assumption of duty.
Age Limit:
Applicants should not be more than 55 years of age at the time of submission of the application.
The position of Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training is at the Makerere University M3 salary scale.
Job application procedure
Applications should be delivered to the Directorate of Human Resources, Employment Division Office, Room 409, Top Floor, Main Building, Makerere University Main Campus, and addressed to: The Secretary,
Appointments Board,
Makerere University,
P.O. Box 7062,
The Closing Date for submission of applications is 4th August 2017, 5.00pm local time.