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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Principal Job at Uganda Christian University - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Jobs at:
Uganda Christian University 

Deadline of this Job:
5pm Friday, 21 September 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 03 September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
Job Title: Principal UCU Mbale University College
Administratively Reports to; Vice Chancellor
The Principal's Cabinet: College Secretary, College Registrar, Dean of Students, and Head of Research

General Description of Job Responsibility:
To provide overall leadership and technical guidance (spiritual, academic, and administrative) in the management and operations of the UCU Mbale University College. The Principal is the Chief Academic, administrative and Financial Executive Officer of the College with immediate oversight for the College Secretary, the Academic Registrar, and for all Heads of Department. The Principal is appointed by the Chancellor of the University and reports to the College Governing Council immediately but his/her reports go through the Vice Chancellor to the University Council.

Person Specification/Profile

The Principal must be a person exhibiting following personal character:
  • A committed and practicing Christian believer who wholeheartedly (exanimo) affirms the University Instruments of Identity and whose manner of life is attested to as exemplary.
  • A member of the Church of Uganda (Anglican) or of a jurisdiction of the Anglican Communion in communion with the Church of Uganda.
  • If married, the "husband of one wife” (or wife of one husband), and upholding an exemplary standard of Christian marriage.
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate the management team.
  • At least a Master's Degree from a recognized institution of higher learning with at least five years teaching in a higher education institution. A PHD will be an added advantage.
  • Should demonstrate working knowledge of management and control of a higher education institution gained from at least 5 years’ experience, three of which as a Head of Department.
  • Should have the ability to effectively coach and develop subordinates, and a passion to mentor young people.
  • Familiar with the universities and other Tertiary institutions Act, 2001 (UOTIA and the amended versions and the National Council for higher education (NCHE) requirements
  • Excellent analytical abilities and an eye for detail combined with a desire for continuous improvement. .
  • Demonstrate high standards of integrity, ethics, objective judgments and independence.
  • Age 45- 60 years

Specific Job Description:
  • Upholding the Christian Identity of the University: The Principal shall be responsible, under the authority of the Vice Chancellor and the Bishops of the Church of Uganda (Eastern Region), to uphold the Christian identity of the University. He/She shall: promulgate, apply and enforce the instruments of Identity by regular circulation, by seeking assent or acknowledgement annually from staff members and affirmation of respect of the same from students.
  • Planning The Principal shall work with the Vice Chancellor to ensure that the College remains in excellent standing as a Constituent College of UCU observing the UOTIA and complying with National Council for Higher Education lawful provisions, and shall ensure that the College is current with the University's Strategic Plan with respect to facilities, human resources, academic and other programs to fulfill the administrative and academic quality.
  • Budgeting: Coordinates the annual business planning, budgeting and development of the College.
  • Staffing The Principal shall work with the Vice Chancellor to maintain adequate staffing: academic, administrative, support staff and group workers and ensure that proper evaluation and staff discipline, morale and welfare are preserved.
  • Community Life: Responsible for the worship of the College Community and especially for the overall welfare of UCU-Mbale Campus students.
  • Quality Assurance: Oversees the quality, content, organization and administration of Instructional programs at the College.
  • Chief Accounting Officer : serves as chief Accounting officer for the college and is therefore responsible for the management and administration of the College estate, finances and financial resources and all Academic affairs; and shall manage the Budget and account for budgetary provisions.
  • College Records: Responsible for ensuring proper up-to-date records (e.g. Human Resource, Financial, Estate) of all aspects of the College operations. Inter-Campus Communication:
  • Responsible for ensuring smooth flow of information between the College and the UCU Main Campus, and outside the College to other organizations.
  • Policies and Statutes: Responsible for implementation of all University Policies and Statutes as set by the University Council and the University Management.
  • Public Relations: Shall be the chief public relations spokesperson for the College, projecting a positive image with the public to promote understanding and to protect the image of the College.
  • Revenue Resourcing: Responsible for engaging in such activities as will increase the revenue/income for the College.
Accountability and Evaluation:
The College Governance Council (CGC) shall evaluate the Principal annually and submit a Report to the Vice Chancellor.
Job application procedure
The Search Committee invites qualified applicants to make hard copy and! or electronic submissions (Letter of application; comprehensive curriculum vitae; a personal statement about the call the applicant feels and vision they have for this job; contacts of three credible and competent referees, and copies of your academic and professional development documentation) to: The Secretary, Search Committee for the Position of Principal, Mbale University College, Uganda Christian University P. 0. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda E-mail: Closing Date Applications shall be received on or before 5pm Friday, 21 September 2018