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Thursday 10 April 2014

Manager, Training and Quality Assurance - Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

Job Title: Manager, Training and Quality Assurance
Organisation: Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) was established in 2004 with vision to create a vibrant agricultural sector linked to African universities, which can produce high- performing graduates and high-quality research which is responsive to the demands of Africa’s farmers for innovations; and able to generate sustainable livelihoods and national economic development.

RUFORUM has established partnerships and operates with a consortium of 32 universities in eighteen countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa to achieve its mission. The countries include Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa and Namibia.

Job Summary: The Manager Training & Quality Assurance is to support the design and management of RUFORUM training and education offered by RUFORUM.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish standards for service delivered by RUFORUM to its stakeholders.
Guarantee execution of corrective actions for improvement of services.
Supervise technical staff Identify training needs of universities in line with RUFORUM mission and strategic objectives
Design and manage RUFORUM training and education strategy Design, implement and follow-up of training plans with member universities and partner institutions
Identify opportunities and threats to the existing training initiatives including Curriculum reform and development Design and manage a quality assurance system for RUFORUM Track and maintain a database of training beneficiaries

The ideal candidate should preferably hold a PhD required in relevant field of science, such as agriculture, biological or social sciences and/or environmental/natural resource sciences.

Skills and Experience:
At least seven years’ teaching experience at university level, with excellent peer-reviewed publication record
Extensive knowledge and understanding of training needs and changing market demand for university graduates in the region
Excellent track record of facilitating professional development of university staff and other actors
Excellent computer skills
Willingness and ability for frequent and sustained travel.
Knowledge of other language (s), particularly French and Portuguese, is an advantage

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three professional referees and the applicant’s telephone contact should be sent electronically on-line in pdf form to:
Dama Consultants Limited 10th Floor Uganda House P.O. Box 3967 Kampala Uganda
Tel: +256-414-235 944; +256-70-4843380 Email: damaconsultantsltd@gmail.com

Deadline: 2nd June 2014.