African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) is a regional international institution whose main mandate is poverty reduction through human resource capacity development. The Institute is jointly funded by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Japan through JICA. The Head Office of AICAD is in Nairobi, Kenya.
AICAD has country offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda AICAD hereby invites applications from qualified nationals of Uganda who are competent, proactive and self-driven professionals to work in AICAD Country Office in Uganda, located at Makerere University in Kampala to immediately fill the position of ASSISTANT COUNTRY DIRECTOR.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
Answerable to the Country Director, the Assistant Country Director will be responsible for supervising staff in the Country Office; assist the Country Director in Country Office Administration; planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of research projects, training and information networking; coordinating the work of all researchers in the country, right from proposal selection, the receipt of funding, monitoring, evaluation and final report presentation; assist in coordinating the processing of data for AICAD research training, extension and information networking; preparing detailed periodic reports on AICAD country research programmes; responding to and acting upon queries from AICAD Secretariat; undertaking various types of duties related to AICAD mandate at the Country level; assisting the Country Director on activities related to AICAD Public Relations at the Country level; undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director.
Qualifications and Experience:
Should have a Masters Degree in one of the following areas: Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Humanities and Social Science; At least 5 years of teaching/research or administrative experience at a University or equivalent institution, research institution/government, private or international organization; at least 5 years experience in Programme Management in the development sector; experience in training and extension is an added advantage; must be computer literate; must be fluent in English; applicants must be between 35 and 45 years of age
How to apply
The position carries an attractive remuneration and will be on a three-year contract renewable on mutual agreement. Candidates who are interested and meet the above-mentioned requirements should send their applications along with copies of certificates and testimonials, a daytime telephone contact, email, names and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned not later than 15lh August 2011. Applications through e-mail are also acceptable.
The Executive Director
African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)
P. O. Box 46179, GPO 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
[AICAD is an equal opportunity employer]
NB Only short listed candidates will be contacted.